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Old 02-06-2015, 02:58 AM   #1
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My little big project...

I think the war board says it all except both outer CV boots. I get to my shop at 4:30-5 AM then work on car until about 7 before paying customers take over.










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Old 02-06-2015, 03:05 AM   #3
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What a greasy mess. It was caked on everywhere. Both CV boots went over time, plus a oil filter housing leak, then the shift lever leak. The clunk in the left rear finally did it. Clutch was shot. CV fell apart.

Machine a new bearing next week, trans back together, IMS, reinstall it all.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:26 AM   #4
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WOW Tim!
That's a big project. I think you need to invest in a lift.
Great pic, especially of the tranny innards! don't see that very often

Don't forget to lock the cams at TDC before you start the IMS replacement

How hard was it to drop the tranny on jack stands?
I'm gonna need to do my clutch soon and am thinking of DIY

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Old 02-06-2015, 07:22 AM   #5
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WOW.... That is an amazing DIY undertaking. I am stoked when I do a brake job. I am working up the nerve to do the water pump ... then I see this post. Nice job.
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Old 02-06-2015, 03:00 PM   #6
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WOW Tim!
That's a big project. I think you need to invest in a lift.
Great pic, especially of the tranny innards! don't see that very often

Don't forget to lock the cams at TDC before you start the IMS replacement

How hard was it to drop the tranny on jack stands?
I'm gonna need to do my clutch soon and am thinking of DIY

Best of luck to ya
Dropped the trans in two, four-hour sessions. I took time to examine everything and pulled both axels. Most don't need to split the case or pull axels. Get a friend to help drop the trans. Everything else really is a simple DIY job. Very easy to access every bolt. I tend to take for granted the big space, benches, a welding shop, and great tools I bought with an estate I bought. Actually kind of fun and easy to work on.
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looks like an ambitious endeavor... but it's just not finished until the curb feelers are installed
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What a greasy mess. It was caked on everywhere. Both CV boots went over time, plus a oil filter housing leak, then the shift lever leak. The clunk in the left rear finally did it. Clutch was shot. CV fell apart.

Machine a new bearing next week, trans back together, IMS, reinstall it all.
How did you fix shift lever leak?
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Old 02-06-2015, 06:01 PM   #9
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How did you fix shift lever leak?
Factory calls out for a new gear box case. $900.

My Indy guy says mill out old bearing / bushing, press in new bushing, add new seal, done. The gearbox case pops right off.

A roller bearing would be a permanent fix. The shift lever arm is held in by one clip and the arm's shaft is not worn at all.
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Factory calls out for a new gear box case. $900.

My Indy guy says mill out old bearing / bushing, press in new bushing, add new seal, done. The gearbox case pops right off.

A roller bearing would be a permanent fix. The shift lever arm is held in by one clip and the arm's shaft is not worn at all.
so I guess the indy guy is fixing yours? I read a post a while back with an indy doing something similar for 600? I will bring this post to my indy and see if he is game . Thanks for the help!
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so I guess the indy guy is fixing yours? I read a post a while back with an indy doing something similar for 600? I will bring this post to my indy and see if he is game . Thanks for the help!
Correct. They have a machinist. Says easy job, actually. More like $350. Getting IMS for $750 with trans removed. I'm doing everything else.

The seal on the outside is needed too. The bushing takes up wobble and movement.
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