I recently got a so-called ban find opportunity and I jumped on it. 1953 Chevy 3100 PU. The gentlemen who owned it passed away and his daughters were willing to sell. It was parked inside a garage in 1982 and not driven since. It's completely original, so original that it's a time capsule. No modifications, still has the 216 babbit pounder, 4 speed and torque tube. Split rims, old nylon tires that are permanently flattened, and absolutely no rust or body damage. I cleaned gas tank, rebuilt carb, new fuel pump and ignition and got it started, and found why it was parked. Rod knock, Damn. It's been so many years that I have worked on one of these. Can I pull engine and leave trans in truck? Do I have to remove sheet metal to get engine out if I can't? I can see the cast iron adapter and bell housing, I just can't remember if I can separate the adapter from the transmission. I don't want to waste time trying to separate engine from bellhousing if it's impossible.