removing 283 v8 with hydramatic

Discussion in '1955-1959' started by trucktony, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. trucktony

    trucktony Member

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    Hello
    At last I could buy my dream truck
    It's a 1958 chevrolet Cameo
    has a Hydramatic automatic 4 speed
    I want to rebuild the engine and transmission

    Can somebody here tell me whats the best way to take the engine out?
    because of the flywheel gasket on the torus I would think it's best to take it out (and in) with the trans on the engine
    It will give some space issues
    So I would love to get some tips on how to remove (and assemble) the whole package from the truck
    (better to hear it here then getting in all sorts of problems)

    Thanks for your tips
    Tony
     
  2. Bill Hanlon

    Bill Hanlon Member

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    You are right that it would be easier dealing with the torus cover to flywheel gasket out in the open, BUT (big but) that Hydra-Matic is a heavy beast on the end of a long lever and would take a lot of work getting the engine and tranny out in one piece with the radiator support and grill in place.
     

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