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Technical Transmission, Lasalle transmission gets Olds tailshaft

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paul, May 28, 2007.

  1. Paul
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    lasalle transmission 001.jpg 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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    lasalle transmission 003.jpg remove the bottom cover and tail housing
     
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    lasalle transmission 005.jpg

    lasalle transmission 006.jpg push the countershaft out the front and lift the cluster gear out
     
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    lasalle transmission 008.jpg set it gentley on a clean surface trying not to disturb the bearings
     
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    lasalle transmission 009.jpg 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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    lasalle transmission 010.jpg remove the syncronizer unit
     
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    lasalle transmission 014.jpg remove the snap ring and rear bearing from the mainshaft
     
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    lasalle transmission 015.jpg 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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    lasalle transmission 016.jpg pull the mainshaft out through the back
     
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    lasalle transmission 017.jpg visually inspect all parts as they come out and the inside of the case
     
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    lasalle transmission 022.jpg rear shift button and the low reverse gear go back in
     
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    lasalle transmission 020.jpg slide the Olds tailshaft in
     
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    lasalle transmission 023.jpg second gear goes back on the shaft being carefull with the roller bearings
    followed by the bearing retaining washer
     
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    lasalle transmission 025.jpg the snapring goes on
     
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    lasalle transmission 026.jpg push it the rest of the way with a screw driver making sure it's seated propperly
     
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    lasalle transmission 027.jpg the syncronizer unit appears ok
    but I have a better one
    so it will go in
     
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    lasalle transmission 028.jpg syncro goes on shaft
     
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    lasalle transmission 029.jpg I'm also swapping the input shaft for one that looks a little better
    so it gets cleaned
     
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    lasalle transmission 030.jpg grease the bearing surface liberally
     
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    lasalle transmission 031.jpg clean and inspect the roller bearings
     
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    lasalle transmission 033.jpg bearings held in place by the grease
     
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    lasalle transmission 034.jpg followed by the washer
     
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    lasalle transmission 035.jpg and held in place with the wire snapring

    lasalle transmission 036.jpg
     
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    brass button goes in the front shift arm and on the syncronizer plate,
    and the input shaft goes in


    lasalle transmission 037.jpg

    lasalle transmission 042.jpg
     
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    lasalle transmission 039.jpg I'm replacing the front bearing with a sealed bearing so I don't soak my clutch with gear oil
     
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    bearing goes on the shaft,
    followed by snapring

    lasalle transmission 043.jpg

    lasalle transmission 044.jpg

    lasalle transmission 045.jpg
     
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    check roller bearings front and rear in cluster gear

    lasalle transmission 047.jpg

    lasalle transmission 046.jpg
     
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    countershaft goes back in through the front with hole to the back and up

    lasalle transmission 050.jpg
     
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    shaft goes in just enough to carry the forward thrust washer
    align the tang on the washer with the notch in the case and put the washer on the shaft

    lasalle transmission 051.jpg
     
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    grease roller bearings install retaining washer front and rear of cluster

    lasalle transmission 052.jpg
     
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