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How high does my car need to be jacked up to get a turbo 350 out from underneath?Any good advice or hints is appreciated.thanks bm
 

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If you put the cars on ramps i think it would clear it. I had it on ramps two days ago when i was putting a new gasket on my transmission pan and it looked like it could make it.
 

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If you put the cars on ramps i think it would clear it. I had it on ramps two days ago when i was putting a new gasket on my transmission pan and it looked like it could make it.
Pretty sure thats not gonna be high enough...its got a big bell housing that needs to clear.Im thinking the ramps and some blocks
 

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So if I read this right you need room for you because I know the T350 drops out fer sure on ramps ......:D

let be honest you need more room for you huh?.....:devil:

take a breath and suck it in get that thing out of there!!!:D
 

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it could be done with a high enough jack and stands. But i Strongly suggest you use a lift to do it.
 

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I'll never do another tranny swap on my back, I'd rather pull the motor and trans together. For me it is easier that way.
 

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Ryan remember his nickname is LANDFILL!! there is a landfill obstruction!!:devil::poke::poke::poke::poke::poke::pics:
 

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you can do it with jack stands no problem:yes: I've done it like that a bunch of times. you usually have to lift the tranny off of the jack and set it on the floor to slide it out (slide it on cardboard so you don't scratch the pan) :yes: same thing with the new one, slide it under the car then lift it a little and roll the jack under it. Don't forget to fill the torque converter before you put it in!!! and make sure the converter pops in all the way into the trans or you will never get it to bolt up to the motor. when installing the converter just Push, Wiggle and spin:D
 

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Ryan remember his nickname is LANDFILL!! there is a landfill obstruction!!:devil::poke::poke::poke::poke::poke::pics:
You are misinformed...knickname is slim:rolleyes:
ps my ramps are 12" high...just doesn't seem high enough for the bell houseing(not me)
 

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Rodney,trent,bradley,john, all the guys still call you Landfill and you mentioned that in the BBQ thread as well......:rolleyes:

kidding aside get you A S S under that car and remove it ......BTW remove your dist cap so you dont crack it in two when you pull the trans and the motor lays back on the firewall at dist level.JM:D
 

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It doesn't have to be all that high, Bruce. The bottom of the bellhousing is cut away at an angle, so as you lift the tail shaft, the top of the bellhousing actually lowers quite a bit. I've pulled them just by raising the front end. It's still best to have the whole car off the ground, but not entirely necessary.
 

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you can do it with jack stands no problem:yes: I've done it like that a bunch of times. you usually have to lift the tranny off of the jack and set it on the floor to slide it out (slide it on cardboard so you don't scratch the pan) :yes: same thing with the new one, slide it under the car then lift it a little and roll the jack under it. Don't forget to fill the torque converter before you put it in!!! and make sure the converter pops in all the way into the trans or you will never get it to bolt up to the motor. when installing the converter just Push, Wiggle and spin:D
I think I see your answer here Bruce... Get NOVABRO to do it! :poke:
 

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Jackstands will do it Bruce

Once the tranny is down, with both of us and onto some cardboard, it slide right out. Like I told you as well as Joe, the biggest worry is pulling the distributor so as the engine lays back it doesnt crush. I usually put a 1" block of wood behind one of the heads to keep it from laying all the way into the firewall
 

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Just did mine a few weeks ago...3 hrs and it was down and back up with the new stall in it. We only lifted the front up in the air....and not that high either :no: Done this atleast 10 times on various cars.....2 times on my car
 
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