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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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    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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    remove the bottom cover and tail housing
     

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    push the countershaft out the front and lift the cluster gear out
     

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    set it gentley on a clean surface trying not to disturb the bearings
     

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    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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    remove the syncronizer unit
     

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    remove the snap ring and rear bearing from the mainshaft
     

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    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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    pull the mainshaft out through the back
     

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    visually inspect all parts as they come out and the inside of the case
     

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    rear shift button and the low reverse gear go back in
     

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    slide the Olds tailshaft in
     

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    second gear goes back on the shaft being carefull with the roller bearings
    followed by the bearing retaining washer
     

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    the snapring goes on
     

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    push it the rest of the way with a screw driver making sure it's seated propperly
     

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    the syncronizer unit appears ok
    but I have a better one
    so it will go in
     

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    syncro goes on shaft
     

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    I'm also swapping the input shaft for one that looks a little better
    so it gets cleaned
     

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    grease the bearing surface liberally
     

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    clean and inspect the roller bearings
     

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    bearings held in place by the grease
     

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    followed by the washer
     

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    and held in place with the wire snapring
     

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    brass button goes in the front shift arm and on the syncronizer plate,
    and the input shaft goes in
     

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    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
     

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    check roller bearings front and rear in cluster gear
     

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    countershaft goes back in through the front with hole to the back and up
     

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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
     

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    grease roller bearings install retaining washer front and rear of cluster
     

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