Announcement

Collapse

Get more Tips, Specs and Technical Data!

Did you know... this Forum is a service of the Studebaker Drivers Club? For more technical tips, specifications, history and tech data, visit the Tech Tips page at the SDC Homepage: www.studebakerdriversclub.com/tips.asp
See more
See less

Convertible Trans Removal

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Convertible Trans Removal

    Does anyone either know if it is possible or have any experience removing a 3 speed overdrive trans from a '60 Lark convertible without pulling the engine (259 V8)? It looks like the X member makes it darn near impossible to remove the trans from below the car.

    Thanks!

    Rob

  • #2
    I have to believe that the trans will slide back enough to drop the front. Even the automatics in a Avanti will drop that way.

    JDP/Maryland

    64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
    63 GT R2
    63 Lark 2 door
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Lark HT-60Hawk
    59 3E truck
    58 Starlight
    52 & 53 Starliner
    51 Commander

    JDP Maryland

    Comment


    • #3
      I have removed the transmission from my '60 Lark without engine removal. It is not your combination. It is a Lark VI with a T 96 and overdrive. It was not easy. I had to remove the solenoid and governor prior to removal. Obviously the "X" frame is the problem. I had to fabricate higher transmission jack saddles, again because of the "X". It is a pain, but better than engine removal.

      Perry
      '23 Special Six,
      '50 Business Champ,
      '50 Starlight Champ,
      '60 Lark droptop,
      '63 GT
      Perry
      \'50 Business Champ,
      \'50 Starlight Champ,
      \'60 Lark Convertible,
      \'63 GT R1,
      \'67 Triumph TR4A

      Comment


      • #4
        Thanks guys. It may be some hassle, but it would sure beat having to pull the whole front end apart!!

        Rob

        Comment


        • #5
          I just did a trans swap in my 62 ragtop, it was easier to pull the whole doghouse (about 16 bolts) and pull the enginf trans as an assy. It was out on Saturday, and back in Sunday. Would have had it running Sunday, but, I got the wrong P/S hoses. and had to wait on them.

          Jim
          "We can't all be Heroes, Some us just need to stand on the curb and clap as they go by" Will Rogers

          We will provide the curb for you to stand on and clap!


          Indy Honor Flight www.IndyHonorFlight.org

          As of Veterans Day 2017, IHF has flown 2,450 WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Veterans to Washington DC at NO charge! to see
          their Memorials!

          Comment

          Working...
          X