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Old 09-19-2015, 05:58 PM   #3361
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Terry,
Glad that the flatbed is gone already, you might be able to rent a trans jack at your local autozone store that will work.
Gordon,
that has to be an awesome site in Yuma with the balloons going right over head.
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:09 PM   #3362
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Frank, the flatbed wasn't on Craigs List one day , Love it when You buy something and use the parts from it to buy the parts to fix it. So I paid 1700.00 for the truck, sold the bed for 900.00, the trany will cost 500.00, that leaves extra for all the little things I'll need, (like filters, oil ect.) Eleanor just got back said it was the best balloon launches ever she has pics where you see nothing but balloons everywhere, really neat. I like flying but you will never catch me in one of them, (at least not without a parachute ).
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:48 AM   #3363
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Excellent Terry!

That flatbed went quickly. I like the math.

The balloons look great. Years ago before we moved south, when we raced off-road we used to ice race at the lake George winter carnival. We did very well there, came home numerous years with top honors.

Would like to get back there.

Will a standard transmission Jack go high enough for that job?

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Terry,
I love it when a plan comes together and that the numbers are in your favor like that.
Next step, pulling the box to start planning the floor.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:32 AM   #3365
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good news good news,,,,,now on with the build....
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:45 PM   #3366
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Good Afternoon, wow the days just are flying by, dislike this time of year too much to do . Lloyd, we ice raced all over and never got to lake George, we started out doing road type courses and switched to drag racing, drilling and putting sharpened bolts in our tires, it was like hooking up on asphalt, we used our sand dragster and raced on summit lake and a few others some it was hard to stop before we ran outta ice . I don't think a standard jack will go that high, would love to have a lift that would pick it up, (the truck)I'll have to devise a way . Frank, yup that will come in my "spare" time, first have to figure out what to do with the stuff stored in it . Bap, I know I know . Had to transport an suv today not far, good thing, had a tire on the trailer that kept going down and I had to keep blowing it up, guess its time for some new ones .
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Terry, do you have a motorcycle jack. I used mine to pull the transmission out of my brothers 77 Bronco 4x4. The Allison is a little heavier but it might work if you can get it high enough.
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George, I do have a bike jack, mine is an older heavy steel hummm, that might work, or be adaptable, Thanks for the idea !!
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I was going to mention a motorcycle jack. I doubt that it will lift high enough to place the transmission but I have been wrong before.

Motorcycle jacks can be very handy. I will have to tell the story of cutting the jack and king studs off when I was widening an opening in the wall between the living and dining rooms. Generally takes lots of hand motions and gesturing to tell it properly. Long story short the ceiling dropped a couple inches and I used the motorcycle lift and a 2X4 to lift the ceiling back up so I could put the longer beam in place. Really fortunate in that I did not even crack the stipple.

Just thinking if one could use some cribbing to lift the jack with the transmission on it you might get it high enough to fit the transmission. My jack will raise the bike about 15" so it could be close.
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Good Morning, Gordon, I haven't looked yet but I'm thinking I can adapt the bike jack and my trany jack top, (the part that will attach to the trany) that way the wheels will be on the concrete and will roll, need to look it over. Have a great day all.
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Gseason,
Good call on the motorcycle jack, never thought of it.
Terry,
I'm sure that if you look at it, you will come up with a good way to change it.
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Anticipated date of transmission arrival? How long do you anticipate the switch to take?
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Hi Gordon, As soon as I call, the wrecking yard will get it ready and I can pick it up, the next day. Rounding up all my help will be the hard part . but I would think no more than two or three days, one to remove and replace than a couple to do all the hooking up ect. This is something I have done in one full day in the shop, alas those days are over . I just can't push like that anymore. Frank, we will come up with something not sure what yet. This morning had to go pick up a load of pellets for the stove, now to unload, put them inside, and get another load tomorrow, gotta get the heat source ready.
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Sounds like you have a plan, the trany jack top to the MC jack sounds feasible. Anything else major that needs done mechanically?
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