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Help Removing 460 block

Post  SILKK on March 7th 2012, 12:21 am

Im tryign to remove a 1969 460 block only ,with the transmission still in car, out of a 1972 torino. Already disconnected everything expet the bolts attaching the transmission to the block. This may be a stupid question but if i remove all the required bolts from the block, would i need something to prevent the transmission falling to the ground or will the transmission not fall at all?

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Re: Help Removing 460 block

Post  cool40 on March 7th 2012, 12:29 am

it will fall.
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Re: Help Removing 460 block

Post  dfree383 on March 7th 2012, 12:30 am

You need to block the trans up or tie it up somehow.

Or you can take it out with the engine if you put the bell housing bolds back in ( Remove everything attached to the trans) just remember to drain all the fluid, it will make a big mess.
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Post  SILKK on March 7th 2012, 12:46 am

thanks guys lol i would of laughed a little watching fall and fell like an idiot at the same time . tieing it does seems like the best option since i will need to move the car after pulling the motor. any ideas how?

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Re: Help Removing 460 block

Post  cool40 on March 7th 2012, 12:50 am

tie it up to the spring tower brackets or the holes they bolt to on the firewall.
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Post  LivermoreDave on March 7th 2012, 10:53 pm

Use a floor jack with a protective flat of sorts. This will aid in the removal also, raising the engine and trans together so they will "un-couple" safely and without damage to the trans.

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Re: Help Removing 460 block

Post  cool40 on March 7th 2012, 11:04 pm

cool40 wrote:tie it up to the spring tower brackets or the holes they bolt to on the firewall.
you said 72 torino Embarassed my bad,it aint got spring towers.
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Re: Help Removing 460 block

Post  torkair on March 8th 2012, 7:00 pm

Spend the extra $30 on a leveler and pull the engine and tranny at the same time, this will make for a much easier reinstall later on as matching up the converter studs AND the locating dowels on the back of the block at the same time is a total pain (I've done it 5 times between both my 72 Torinos and the various rancheros). Also be exceedingly careful about where your speedometer and gearshift cables are setting as it only takes an instant to turn a good useable piece into total garbage.
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