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Old 09-18-2019, 08:25 AM   #1
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How hard is it to put a transmission back together to the bellhousing with the throw out bearing and replace the clutch disk? Then put it back in the car and then the rear end all for someone eho has never done it before.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:41 AM   #2
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As someone who was in your shoes a couple months ago the short answer is not that hard.



I didn't touch the clutch since it's basically new but I did do everything else. I reinstalled mine by myself and heaved it in through the passenger door. Everything slid together without much fighting and then I realized I forgot the throwout bearing... the second time was much harder. Guess I only had enough steam for one run through.


To get the rear end back in place I used a jack under the banjo and a jack under the radius rod to torque tube attachment point. A couple times adjusting the jacks and shuffling things around and everything went right together.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:30 AM   #3
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I am having trouble getting the throwout bearing off of the hub. It almost seems like it is one piece. Could you use a multidisk throwout on a single disk trans?
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Use a ratchet strap around the trans hooked around the dash to cradle the assembly.


a couple of 3/8 -18 bolts with heads cut off screwed in engine side will acts like down pins. about 2.5 to 3" long on bolts.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:09 AM   #5
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I am having trouble getting the throwout bearing off of the hub. It almost seems like it is one piece. Could you use a multidisk throwout on a single disk trans?
In answer to your question about the Bearing being the same: NO that whole system is/was different, including the gear box..
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I am having trouble getting the throwout bearing off of the hub. It almost seems like it is one piece. Could you use a multidisk throwout on a single disk trans?

Shouldn't be on the hub that tight. Support the bearing in a vice and a few taps on the hub with a drift should free it right up.
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Shouldn't be on the hub that tight. Support the bearing in a vice and a few taps on the hub with a drift should free it right up.
Post a picture of what you are working on..
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:06 PM   #8
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Here are some pictures.
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Looks like it's been there for a while but it should come off.
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Looks like it's been there for a while but it should come off.
If you cant Press it off ?? Get another collar for the new Brg.
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Got it off finally. It is an older one for sure. One step closer to getting it back in the car. Will keep you guys updated.
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Update: i tried to put the new bearing on the hub and it went on with absolutely no resistance, which I am going to take a wild guess here and say that means I need a new hub?
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The only point of contention might be the long bearing Vs the short bearing. Asides from that it's pretty straight forward. Not rocket science! There is a video on youtube and the guy shows you exactly how to do it. He has a clever mounting method. He drills a tight hole in a piece of 2X and works a (I think) a 3/4 nipple into the wood. Then using the open drain plug ,then he screws the trans case down it. It's stable and a nice assy. rig and very simple to make. Good luck with it!
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the only point of contention might be the long bearing vs the short bearing. Asides from that it's pretty straight forward. Not rocket science! There is a video on youtube and the guy shows you exactly how to do it. He has a clever mounting method. He drills a tight hole in a piece of 2x and works a (i think) a 3/4 nipple into the wood. Then using the open drain plug ,then he screws the trans case down it. It's stable and a nice assy. Rig and very simple to make. Good luck with it!
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The aboove quoted post is a platform holder for the tranny so it's easier to work on.
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Update: i tried to put the new bearing on the hub and it went on with absolutely no resistance, which I am going to take a wild guess here and say that means I need a new hub?
Lock-Tite makes a product to remedy that.
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Lock-Tite makes a product to remedy that.
I have heard not to do that because of the heat and because of the load on the bearing. Is it safe to do?
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Also lets be clear and make sure I am putting the bearing on right, so which way is the right way?
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The face of the bearing that contacts the pressure plate faces out, so you press against that face to get it on the hub. I have used Loctite 609 retaining compound on a couple loose generator bearings with good success. It takes a LOT of heat to break it down. I wouldn't worry about that.


Just FYI, Bert's has good originals for a good price.

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Old 09-20-2019, 04:00 PM   #20
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Update: i tried to put the new bearing on the hub and it went on with absolutely no resistance, which I am going to take a wild guess here and say that means I need a new hub?
Something is wrong. Should be a light press fit. Merits further investigation. Hub or bearing would seem to be out of spec.
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