View Full Version : can you do this??

10-22-2007, 06:31 PM
hey just curious...when taken out the motor is it possible to leave the transmission mounted in the boat and just disconnect it from the block??

10-22-2007, 06:45 PM
You could do that if you found a way to prop up or support the transmission ( I am referring to a Direct Drive)

10-22-2007, 06:47 PM
yes, I know we left the tranny in when we took our motor out! PM BuzzSr he's the mechanic of the house!!

If you'd rather email him, PM me, and I'll give you his email!!

10-22-2007, 08:04 PM
Josh, PM sent

10-22-2007, 08:04 PM
As far as proping the trany up, wouldn't it stay in position if you didn't disconnect the mounts??

10-23-2007, 02:39 PM
Why not take out the tranny too. 4 bolts and it's loose. Pull the motor & tranny together. Too simple.

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10-23-2007, 02:51 PM
it'd be tricky, easiest to remove rear trans mount bolts, attach the engine to a hoist, and remove the front engine mounts, lift the whole thing out and remove the trans on the bench.

10-23-2007, 06:23 PM
i figured that be the easiest way, i was just worried about alignment issues on the reinstall

10-23-2007, 08:14 PM
If you take the tranny with the motor, there's virtually no issue with realignment.

10-23-2007, 11:33 PM
We left the trans in the boat when we pulled my motor. This was because we were having clearance issues with the hoist & wanted to be as light as possible.

All we did, was slip some 2x4's under the trans (or, was it the engine?). Now that I think about it, I don't remember what we pulled first, the trans, or the block. But, we did pull them seperate, so YES, it can be done. Just block up the other part when you do & you'll be fine.

Of course, it would have been easier to pull them as 1, then split on the bench if we had the proper gear.