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I posed this question in Drivetrain & Performance but know one replied...When I install my engine into my 66 nova...will I have to remove the tranny support bracket...Or will the engine, bellhousing and tranny slid right in..????Thanks
 

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I left mine out for the install...then jacked up the back of the transmission and installed the crossmember *after* it was down on the engine mounts.
 

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If you are talking about the transmission crossmember? Yes. I would remove it.
 

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If you are talking about the transmission crossmember? Yes. I would remove it.
There's not a ton of trans tunnel to trans clearance with an automatic trans, there may be more with a manual, but you'll have much less fighting to do if you follow the advice above.

Trying to move the transmission and engine as a unit and manage 3 sets of mounting axis' isn't worth the effort that not unbolting the crossmember would "save".

Removing & reinstalling it is SUPER easy after the engine is in place. :yes:
 

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Thanks for your help.....No more needs to be said......Thanks again
 

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I slide it right in over the

crossmember and support the tailshaft on a floor jack. Also I remove the grill and radiator support for added ease of install. There are many ways to install a motor/trans and I kinda dislike getting under a car to slip the crossmember in while all the engine and trans weight is hovering! IMO
 

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If you don't want to take the rad support out, make sure you get a load leveler for the engine hoist so you can angle the engine down to get the transmission in, then level it out as you lower it:



 
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