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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Jeannette Pa. near pittsburgh
Re: need a trans jack
Just an idea if you do not have a lift. I got a piece of round steel that fit the base of my floor jack. Cut it the correct length, To fit the jack base. Then welded a piece of 1/4 or 3/8" plate to the piece of steel.
Next. Drilled some 3/8" holes in the four corners, Then find some pieces of 3/8" all thread about 8" long. Double nut them in the flat plate. My plate is about 10" X 10".
Stick a nut on top each piece of the all thread, Drop some cheap dog chain ( just big enough to fit over the 3/8" all thread)on front top of the nuts, Same with the rear. I made mine so it has a little " SAG " in the middle to cradle my M-22. With the M-22 in the cradle, I adjusted the nuts on the all thread, To get it at the correct angle or close, So it will slide in the B. Housing.
My tranny jack aint the best, But I can turn it left or right, Adjust the tranny angle, Up or Down. This is not a tool that I use often, But DAM,,,,, It sure is nice when you do need it and I made it from STUFF I found in the garage.
Set the tranny on the jack, get it in the proper or close position, Wheel it under the car, Jack it up, With the handle under the car with you ( I pulled the front part of the jack handle so it is short and easy to use under the car.)
Also if you have the tranny in just past the T-Out bearing and its time for lunch, NO BIG deal. Walk away, The tranny will be in the same place after lunch, OR when you come back Tomorrow.
P.S. I bought a tool that you can REMOVE & INSTALL the rear insert bearing that the slip yoke rides on my 22 or any tranny with the same splines. ( T-400,Etc.) With the tranny in the car and the shaft & seal out, It takes about three min. to R & R the bearing. If Ya need the tool just Holler !
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