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41 1.5 ton engine removal
#1271054 Tue Jul 03 2018 12:11 PM
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Unfortunately its time for an overhaul on my stock 216. Before I struggle, I'm trying to figure out if I can pull the engine without the trans, or do I have to pull it as one unit? There's a lot of grime to clean off, so I can't tell if all the bolts are accessible or not, but I thought I remembered hearing that it had to come as a unit. Thanks for the help!

Re: 41 1.5 ton engine removal
Hotrod_A #1271056 Tue Jul 03 2018 12:24 PM
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The whole front clip is easily removed with the removal of a few bolts which makes engine removal much easier. On my '47.1 series GMC there were a few bolts that were difficult to reassemble by myself, which I replaced with studs for ease of one person reassembly.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: 41 1.5 ton engine removal
Hotrod_A #1271058 Tue Jul 03 2018 12:41 PM
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Thanks for the response, but it didn't actually answer my question... Can the engine be removed without removing the transmission? Or, I suppose, can the trans be removed without removing the engine? To clarify, I know myself and there is work to be done on my fenders and grill, if I remove them there is a 99% chance that I'll have to fix them before I remount them. I just want the truck back on the road, I was really hoping to avoid opening pandoras box.

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Re: 41 1.5 ton engine removal
Hotrod_A #1271099 Tue Jul 03 2018 07:37 PM
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I was able to pull my 46 2-ton engine with the transmission and without pulling anything but the hood, radiator core and shifter. I would caution against pulling any more sheet metal than necessary. You will probably break a few bolts and that can be a pain to deal with. Getting one of these is a life saver for pulling engines.

https://mossmotors.com/tilt-lift-engine-hoist

I have had one for years and won't pull an engine without one. You can stand it up from end to end.


Randy Domeck
Indianapolis Fabrications
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Indianapolis, In. 46254
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Re: 41 1.5 ton engine removal
Hotrod_A #1271168 Wed Jul 04 2018 10:20 AM
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I had to separate the engine and trans before the engine could be removed. My truck is a Low Cab Forward and the front floor support would not allow the combination to come out in one pull.


1957 Chevrolet 5700 LCF 283 SM420 single speed rear, 1955 IH 300U T/A, 1978 Corvette 350 auto
Re: 41 1.5 ton engine removal
RDomeck #1271170 Wed Jul 04 2018 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by RDomeck
I was able to pull my 46 2-ton engine with the transmission and without pulling anything but the hood, radiator core and shifter. I would caution against pulling any more sheet metal than necessary. You will probably break a few bolts and that can be a pain to deal with. Getting one of these is a life saver for pulling engines.

https://mossmotors.com/tilt-lift-engine-hoist

I have had one for years and won't pull an engine without one. You can stand it up from end to end.


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