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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 9:57 pm 
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Whats the easy way to remove a th350 transmission from a 1980 luv with a chevy 350/th350? I dont see me like removing the whole engine and tranny out. I think my torque converter is bad. No whinning noises but for some reason there is not enought power to the wheels. Th350 works fine oil level good. A friend told me that sometimes the tranny filter gets clogged and that can cause no power to the transmission.

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:22 pm 
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Depends on the install. I have a removal crossmember so I can pull the trans out with the engine still in. Usually without a removable crossmember it's easiest to pull as a unit.

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:33 pm 
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I modded my cross member on my street LUV when I did the swap, and I just pulled and reinstalled the 4L80e in it. If yours isn't modded, I suggest doing it while everything is out...

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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 12:17 am 
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How do you modify the crossmember? Bolts?

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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 12:22 am 
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I cut the center of it out, leaving the torsion bars in place. Plated the ends, then made a cross member that bolts in out of some 2 x 1 x 1/4 channel...

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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 8:16 am 
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mytmouz wrote:
I cut the center of it out, leaving the torsion bars in place. Plated the ends, then made a cross member that bolts in out of some 2 x 1 x 1/4 channel...

I dont have the torsion bars anymore my truck is on 1qa coilovers. Ill get the truck on the lift to.see where to.cut. do you have a pic by chance?

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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 3:41 pm 
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Crappy pic in my build thread... Around midway of this page...

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:26 pm 
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Remove the trans mount from the trans , un bolt transmission , slide trans back , drop bell housing down , pull the converter , install new converter , raise transmission , bolt up trans , reinstall rear mount . Done it many times with fixed crossmember .


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:13 am 
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You should be able to pull transmission itself. Must be the short tail TH350.
Remove starter, distributor, trans mount and adapter. Loosen from engine mounts. You may need to remove radiator.
Unbolt transmission, converter from engine. Slide it back, remove converter, then nose trans down an out.
Like we use to do the Stingray Corvettes.
It is easier to just pull the engine and trans together, change trans and put it back in. About the same amount of time.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:48 am 
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I know this thread is old and dead but buy any chance do you have pics of your qa1 coilover set up. Have a 76 and need help!!! Thanks in advance


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