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Old 06-19-2017, 07:50 PM   #71
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Will you be ready to change mine when you are done with yours? ;)
OOOOOOoooooh me toooooo!!!!
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:03 PM   #72
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I sometimes have to use that method for letting my come-along out. If it has a fair load on it then it just takes too much force to pop both pawls out of the way so the cogwheel can spin freely. It works well to release the one pawl on the handle so the handle can be repositioned, then engage that pawl and push the handle just a bit to relieve pressure on and release the fixed-position pawl. Let the handle down a bit, let the load rest on the fixed-position pawl, and repeat.

Definitely more fiddly with a ratchet strap because the parts are smaller, but it's doable. For some reason it never would have occurred to me to use a screwdriver to operate the fixed-position pawl. That's a good tip. On my ratchet straps that pawl is just a steel plate so I reach around the outside of the ratchet body and squeeze the plate between thumb and a finger to grip and slide it back.
This makes some sense however I can see an easy way to losing or damaging a finger when a 450 lb transmission is on the business end.. nonetheless I played around with it a bit with a tool box into a bicycle hook in my garage ceiling. Takes some finesse but I easily see how it's done now and it's awesome! As I never knew you could release them this way
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:05 PM   #73
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OOOOOOoooooh me toooooo!!!!
Ha! I'm up for supervising and coming up with ideas for parts and doing the electronics but alas my little body not got the muscles to move trannies around .. gotta rally the troops and brute and let's swap away!!
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:12 PM   #74
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Ha! I'm up for supervising and coming up with ideas for parts and doing the electronics but alas my little body not got the muscles to move trannies around .. gotta rally the troops and brute and let's swap away!!
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:16 PM   #75
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Wonder if you could get your hands on a 1545, those appear to be as direct a swap as possible and gives you lockup
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:18 PM   #76
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I got the shortened driveshaft back from the shop today.. eager to put it on but each time I went to head over to the bus it rained.. grrr!
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:22 PM   #77
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Very nice job!! I can't wait to see you get it done. The shear size of the bus stuff can get very intimidating. You tackled that like I did my third member. The first time I had mine out, it was very nerve racking. But a good concrete surface, jacks, and rachet straps made it doable. Good Job
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:37 PM   #78
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I mightr be hitting you up for info on the 3rd member.. I noticed my pinion seal is seeping a bit... the bearing still feels nice N tight.. havent figured out if I can take it apart, change the seal and put it back together without complete disassembly or not...

I know on my old hotrod stuff it had a crush sleeve.. once you loosened up the pinion nut you were supposed to put a new sleeve in which required removing the carrier and setting it all up again..

are the busses similar? or is pre-load set differently and the seal just pressed in behind the yoke?
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:11 PM   #79
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All I did was swap third members. I do know what you are saying, but not sure on these. Hopefully, I will be meeting up with someone who knows this week to help me turn up my fuel pump. I've read all about that online, but want someone who really knows to help me do it. I'll try and ask him about the pinion seal too.
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:11 AM   #80
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This makes some sense however I can see an easy way to losing or damaging a finger when a 450 lb transmission is on the business end.. nonetheless I played around with it a bit with a tool box into a bicycle hook in my garage ceiling. Takes some finesse but I easily see how it's done now and it's awesome! As I never knew you could release them this way
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Not to pick on you but how did you get this old and do hot rods (mechanical stuffs) and not already know this? Glad to be of service tho.

The more weight and tension on the gears the better. Harder to overcome to get the gear "free" but also less likely to have a "run away" as well. Your 450 lb tranny would have been fine.
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