Transmission Removal

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Ed Price

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I recall there being a thread last year about the best way to lower the rear
wheel to allow the axle to slip out of the transaxle carrier enough to allow the
transmission to be pulled from the Amphi. I looked at the file archives, but it
still seems to be unsettled as to which is the best way to do this job.

The Amphi manual says to remove the Oscillating Arm off of the Axle Shaft, using
a special puller tool. But some posters have worried about the strength
Oscillating Arm Hexagon Bolt, and even damaging the clamping end of the
Oscillating Arm.

An alternate method was proposed; to not loosen the Oscillating Arm / Axle
joint, but rather to remove the six bolts from the axle housing, allowing the
entire housing to move outward.

The alternate method sounds like more work, but damaging the oscillating arm is
certainly something to be avoided. To those who have been there and done that,
what's your opinion?

Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy


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Michael Echemann

Guest
Ed:
Simply remove your wheel, disconnect your brake line where it meets with the
metal line, remove the bottom shock bolt and the five or seven nuts which
hold the entire oscillating arm on. Don't remove the arm from the solid
rear axle by removing the pinch bolt unless you have this tool otherwise you
will end up taking the rear solid axle out anyway. You'll have to remove
it to loosen the nuts in back in order to reattach the arm plus end up
having to adjust the tension correctly. Also release your brake cables from
underneath the drivers seat so when you pull out the axles/assembly your
line will also come with it. At that point you can remove the trans
however one suggestion would be to put a wedge under the bellhousing/engine
so it doesn't drop thus making it harder to mate the trans back to it.

It's just barely a one man job to get the trans back in by yourself. If
your going to pull the engine anyway at some point then wait and reintall
them both together as one assembly later on. Once you figure all this out
and do it once all of these jobs are very easy. I'd suggest putting the
oscillating arm on your bench and handling the bearings, seals and shafts
prior to putting them back.

Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Price" <edprice@cox.net>
To: "Amphicar List" <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2003 4:35 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Transmission Removal


> I recall there being a thread last year about the best way to lower the
rear wheel to allow the axle to slip out of the transaxle carrier enough to
allow the transmission to be pulled from the Amphi. I looked at the file
archives, but it still seems to be unsettled as to which is the best way to
do this job.
>
> The Amphi manual says to remove the Oscillating Arm off of the Axle Shaft,
using a special puller tool. But some posters have worried about the
strength Oscillating Arm Hexagon Bolt, and even damaging the clamping end of
the Oscillating Arm.
>
> An alternate method was proposed; to not loosen the Oscillating Arm / Axle
joint, but rather to remove the six bolts from the axle housing, allowing
the entire housing to move outward.
>
> The alternate method sounds like more work, but damaging the oscillating
arm is certainly something to be avoided. To those who have been there and
done that, what's your opinion?
>
> Ed
> El Cajon
> 67 Rust Guppy
>
>
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>
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casabala1@aol.com

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FROM CANADIAN 67
GREAT TIPS
ANYONE COMPILING THEM INTO A MANUAL .
WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RED 67
 
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Ed Price

Guest
----- Original Message -----
From: casabala1@aol.com
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2003 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Transmission Removal



FROM CANADIAN 67
GREAT TIPS
ANYONE COMPILING THEM INTO A MANUAL .
WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RED 67


And I thought I was the only compulsive organizer here. <g>

Um yes, for the past 18 months, I have been organizing all comments worth
keeping into little tutorials. Nothing special or fancy, just Notepad text
files. So far, I have about 125 topic files, and about 275 pictures of various
Amphi parts. The files are only about 2 MB, but the pictures are over 20 MB.
Maybe by Fall, I'll put them up to my web site.

Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy


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nelson625@aol.com

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Way to go Ed. I save almost every Post that I think might be useful to me in
the future IF I had such a problem, but you're really going a big step
further. Vic "Splash" Nelson


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DougFromBaltimore

New Member
Way to go Ed. I save almost every Post that I think might be useful to me in
the future IF I had such a problem, but you're really going a big step
further. Vic "Splash" Nelson


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
----- Original Message -----
From: casabala1@aol.com
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2003 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Transmission Removal



FROM CANADIAN 67
GREAT TIPS
ANYONE COMPILING THEM INTO A MANUAL .
WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RED 67


And I thought I was the only compulsive organizer here. <g>

Um yes, for the past 18 months, I have been organizing all comments worth
keeping into little tutorials. Nothing special or fancy, just Notepad text
files. So far, I have about 125 topic files, and about 275 pictures of various
Amphi parts. The files are only about 2 MB, but the pictures are over 20 MB.
Maybe by Fall, I'll put them up to my web site.

Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy

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Hi, Ed. Did you post your files? It sounds like this would be very helpful! I would love to get a copy. Thanks, Doug
 
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