Transmission Removal Debate

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Arnold Hite, May 16, 2001.

  1. Arnold Hite
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    Arnold Hite Guest

    Since my engine is in good shape I opted to pull the transmission out
    through the back seat. Actually lifting the bugger out wasn't too bad since
    I had two strong teenagers to help. The toughest part was loosening the 4
    mounting bolts. That's quite a stretch from the front seat, reaching back
    into the engine compartment and trying to put some torque to a crescent
    wrench.
    But there is another matter to consider. Once a project like this
    starts, there is always another piece to pull off, then another, and
    another... Now I'm wondering about the clutch. It was slipping a little
    the last time I tried to drive Amphi up the trailer ramp. Perhaps only the
    clutch cable needed adjustment, or perhaps the clutch needs replacing. I
    don't know. I can see the clutch clearly after removing the transmission.
    But, to actually remove it would be tough since the engine is still in the
    car, and the clutch has a cover on it with 10,000 bolts holding it in place.
    In hindsight it would probably have been better to pull the engine and
    transmission together.
    In a slightly different matter, how does the rubber transmission mount
    work? On one of mine the rubber assembly slides right out of its housing.
    What is suppose to hold it down? The other one appears glued in. Could
    that be right?

    Arnold Hite

    p.s. You can really see into the bilge with the transmission out. Yuck.
     
  2. Michael Echemann
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    Arnold:
    The ones which is slipping needs to be replaced. It's come loose from it's
    metal housing. I'd replace both while your at it.
    Mike

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Arnold Hite <ahite@Charleston.Net>
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    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Transmission Removal Debate
    > In a slightly different matter, how does the rubber transmission mount
    > work? On one of mine the rubber assembly slides right out of its housing.
    > What is suppose to hold it down? The other one appears glued in. Could
    > that be right?
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    > Arnold Hite
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    > p.s. You can really see into the bilge with the transmission out. Yuck.
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  3. tommyintpa@aol.com
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    --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., Arnold Hite <ahite@C...> wrote:
    > > In a slightly different matter, how does the rubber
    transmission mount work? On one of mine the rubber assembly slides
    right out of its housing.What is suppose to hold it down? The other
    one appears glued in.
    >
    > Arnold Hite
    >
    > p.s. You can really see into the bilge with the transmission out.
    Yuck.


    Time to call Mr G. To replace that bad moumt. A lot of time the load
    pulls up on the mount, just tears them apart. Those wild guys in
    Europe reinforce them to make them last longer. Tommy in Tampa red 67
    white 64
    Sorry about your Bilge
     
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