I'm a first timer here looking for advice.
I owned a 68 Chevy in the 1970's and got bit by the van bug again in my senior years. I have a 64 Chevy that needs a complete overhaul, in and out, top to bottom.
I figure the first thing to do is the drivetrain. It has a 250 from a 73-79 Chev/Olds/Pontiac. I don't know about the transmission because I can't find any listings for the numbers I have.
Anyway, in all the drivetrains I remember working on, I've never seen this rear trans mount... the way it's held from above, by a donut sandwiched inside the frame. I found a discussion from June 2015 and ya'll discussed making a crossmember for transmissions without this donut. My question is how does the trans pull out with that thing in there?
I hope I don't have to drop the drivetrain and slide it out from under. The van is not raised that high. I was hoping to disconnect the trans from the bell housing then pull the motor up and through the side doors and drag the trans out from under. Sure would be easier since the motor sits on the mounts.
Should maybe the drivetrain drop, then pull the trans, then pull the motor up through the side doors?
I know you folks have all the experience.
I believe at the end of this the tail shaft will be replaced and a cross member added, to make it easier for next time... in case there is a next time.
Any advice will be helpful and appreciated!