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Old 08-14-2019, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Pulling/Installing Redblock+Auto trans at the same time

Just a quick question. Every time Iíve pulled either the engine or trans, Iíve done so separately (never needed to pull or install both at the same time for any reason).

Now, Iím working with a Regina automatic equipped 745 and recently pulled the aw70 with the engine still in place. Then I realized Iíll be pulling the engine anyway in order to reseal it and get it ready for boost.

Question is, if i have both units out can I assemble them fully and drop both in the car at the same time? Iím just worried that the unit will be too long or I wonít be able to get enough height. The radiator will be removed and now that I think about it, the front core support is suuuupper easy to remove on 7/9 cars, so if i removed that i could almost go straight in.

Basically just trying to save myself the headache of installing both units separately.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:58 AM   #2
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You have a bit more wiggle room in a 740 (AFAIK, I've never pulled an engine on one).

But I've pulled the engine/trans out as one piece multiple times on a 240, where the firewall is close in behind the cylinder head. With the radiator support in place, just the radiator pulled (and when it still had A/C, the condenser still in place).

It really helps to have a leveler bar on the engine hoist, as the angle needs to change quite a bit. And I'm not entirely sure if the car needs to be lifted up or not - I do that anyhow because my hoist has a 'wide stance' and the arms need to go under the front tires. So it's up on jack stands for clearance, can't recall if that's really needed to help the trans tail end clear or not.

The 16V motor had less clearance, I'd never tried pulling it in one piece because I didn't think it would work. But when I pulled it out to make way for the LS swap, I tried it together (16V + T5 trans) and it was fine.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:47 AM   #3
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It really helps to have a leveler bar on the engine hoist
Shouldn't be a problem with the right equipment.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:21 PM   #4
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On a 740 it works great since you can pull the radiator core support. On a 240 it's welded in.

A good load leveler will help. The cheap ones bind. They help, don't work well, but it's a step above a seatbelt.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:31 PM   #5
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Have the car up on stands high enough that you can get under it to install the trans crossmember and mount after dropping the engine and trans in.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:40 PM   #6
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At the shop, a support dolly goes under the drivetrain and then the car gets lifted off the engine/trans.

A tip, always lower the boom before moving an engine on a cherry picker. We had one fall over and drop a $12k engine and crack the oil pan once.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:17 PM   #7
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Yup, get the car high and enlist a helping hand. Easy enough with them assembled together.
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Yup, get the car high and enlist a helping hand. Easy enough with them assembled together.
Do I for sure need to remove the core support and condenser? This car has been wrecked before and is kinda tweaked together so Iíd rather not remove them if I donít need to, but will of course if I need to.
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I pulled radiator and condenser (and intercooler) and it went in fine. That opened a nice clear pathway.
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