I am pulling out my engine trany together from my 64 Fltwd Limo and would like to know, if the propellershaft is a slideout fit into the rear of trany. Pls. advise, if you know for sure. Thanx in advance.
It is a slide out fit. I would think that the drive shaft would need to come out first, so the tranny can drop down right away. But, there are several ways to skin a cat.
If pulling the engine & transmission together you can leave the driveshaft in place and simply pull the engine/trans forward and up and away from driveshaft; however, for the install the driveshaft will need to be out anyway so might as well remove 1st. Removal is very easy: disconnect at rear (U bolts and nuts on 75 series), remove two bolts under center member bearing bracket, and slide rearward, making sure you have a pan to catch any fluid out the rear seal. Usually isn't much but still will want to catch in a pan.
Thanx Jason Edge , I am not planning at this time to install this engine, - perhaps an electric motor in place. However the trany will go back after an overhaul - hopefully. Hoping to pull them out tomorrow and will keep you guys updated. Cheers.
Thanx Russ Austin too