orion in a box deux

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by madoc1, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. madoc1


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    May 28, 2005
    finally pulled the t/c today. it was a bummer. not only tight on the shaft but close everywhere.

    three short ones---

    #1 i know this has been discussed ad infinitum, but seems there
    are only opinions. i HAVE looked. seal between trans and t/c , open side to the trans or the t/c/? (it fell out b/4 we could see)

    #2 per texican and others, the rear motor mounts, exhaust bracket, etc. were removed. jack under the oil pan, b/s! don't need it . the valve cover hits the firewall. really tight. how else to do this? afraid that when install happens ther will not be enough
    room. any good solutions? thought about taking off the valve cover, but seems sort of nuts.

    #3 poser i believe it was said you could cut off the head a head bolt for guides for the t/c. anyone know the correct length? like i said, there aint much room to to install.

    thx jim : :) :) :beer: :beer:
  2. treerootCO

    treerootCO Where are my keys?! SILVER Star

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    Jun 2, 2004
    Wheat Ridge CO
    Open side/spring side toward the transmission

    SM465 1" adapter....pulled the rear motor mounts and let the valve cover hit the firewall. Worked fine for me.

    Woody's adapter uses studs. Other than lifting the 100lb Orion, it slipped right on. You could convert yours to studs if you felt like it.
  3. honk


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    Nov 14, 2004
    I'd go back and drop the transmission. It's just four bolts and a little hassle and it makes assembling the T/C to the trans. MUCH easier. Then use a cherrypicker to lift the whole thing back up through the hole in the floorboards. Doing it this way would seem to be even better if I were installing an Orion with it's extra weight.
    I use a set of cutoff bolts to guide the t/c onto the trans. They're just two extra stock bolts that I cut the heads off of, but I use them on the floor.
    2nd - The seal goes spring side forward - toward the trans. Closed flat side to the T/C.
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