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Old 05-28-2007, 07:27 AM   #1
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Default Transmission, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

here I have a 1950 Cadillac Lasalle transmission with the long tailshaft that will get a short shaft and housing from a 1950 Oldsmobile.

here are the main ingredients
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

remove the bottom cover and tail housing
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:31 AM   #3
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

push the countershaft out the front and lift the cluster gear out
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:32 AM   #4
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

set it gentley on a clean surface trying not to disturb the bearings
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:34 AM   #5
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

remove the snap ring that holds the front bearing on the input shaft, remove the bearing,
and lift the input shaft out through the bottom
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:36 AM   #6
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

remove the syncronizer unit
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:37 AM   #7
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

remove the snap ring and rear bearing from the mainshaft
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:40 AM   #8
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

move the mainshaft forward to access the snapring at the front of the shaft that keeps the second gear in place
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:41 AM   #9
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

pull the mainshaft out through the back
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:46 AM   #10
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

visually inspect all parts as they come out and the inside of the case
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:49 AM   #11
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

rear shift button and the low reverse gear go back in
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:50 AM   #12
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

slide the Olds tailshaft in
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:54 AM   #13
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

second gear goes back on the shaft being carefull with the roller bearings
followed by the bearing retaining washer
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:57 AM   #14
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

the snapring goes on
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:58 AM   #15
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

push it the rest of the way with a screw driver making sure it's seated propperly
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:00 AM   #16
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

the syncronizer unit appears ok
but I have a better one
so it will go in
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:02 AM   #17
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

syncro goes on shaft
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:04 AM   #18
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

I'm also swapping the input shaft for one that looks a little better
so it gets cleaned
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:05 AM   #19
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

grease the bearing surface liberally
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:06 AM   #20
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Default Re: TECH, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

clean and inspect the roller bearings
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