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Stupid transmission

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 59bug, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. 59bug
    Joined: Jan 11, 2010
    Posts: 41

    from missouri

    I'm trying to put together my 1950 chevy deluxe and the trany wont go into the pilot bearing. It's driving me crazy. Last time I took it apart, last weekend it went smoothly. Now I've been fighting it for about 2 hours. Any tips?
  2. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,020

    from Quincy, IL

    The most likely reason it won't go is the disc has moved a little and the disc spline section is not perfectly concentric with the pilot bearing. If you can get your head in position to look you might be able too see it and correct by eyeball........but, if you have a clutch alignment tool it will be easier and more certain.

  3. Master of None
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,279

    Master of None

    Or you may try filing the input shaft snout a little bit. It may be a little mushroomed. My 4sp. trans in my o/t Trans Am did the same thing once. It had just enough of a burr that it wouldn't slide in.
  4. HitIt
    Joined: Sep 23, 2009
    Posts: 25


    It can be a b**ch. usually the splines of the clutch disc and input shaft are just not aligned. Put the tranny in gear and turn the output shaft while you jam it in place.

    Yeah, I said tranny, shaft and jam it in there all in one sentice.

  5. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,719

    junk yard kid

    sometimes you can pull the clutch lever a bit to get the clutch loose so it moves a lil bit to align. or the nuetral thing
  6. oldpaint
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 357


    I think you left out lube!:rolleyes:
  7. badlefihand
    Joined: Apr 20, 2007
    Posts: 318


    You need to bump the clutch when it gets to about a 1/2" to go. .Should not take much,just a bit. Clutch plate will move in line.Way I do it.

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