FITTING TRANNY INTO FRAME

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ZIPPO

FITTING TRANNY INTO FRAME

#1

Post by ZIPPO » Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:16 am

I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO FIT BUT DONT SEEM TO HAVE HAD THIS MUCH TROUBLE BEFORE.FITTING A OLDER TRANNY INTO A 48 FRAME WITH STOCK OIL TANK.DOES NOT SEEM TO WANT TO GO UNDER THE OIL TANK PLATE.HAVE FOUND PLATES CUT OUT WHERE ITS HITTING BUT DONT THINK I SHOULD HAVE TO.i THINK OIL TANKS 36-64 ARE ALL SAME HIEGHT BUT MAY BE WRONG.I'M USING A LATER TRANNY PLATE .kNOW IT BECAUSE i HAD TO DRILL THE EXTRA HOLE IN IT.ARE THE OLDER ONES THINNER?TRYING TO GO IN FROM LEFT SIDE WILL TAKE ANY ADVISE BUT I'M READY TO CUT OUT THE OIL TANK MOUNT PLATE.



1950Bobber

Clearance

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Post by 1950Bobber » Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:14 am

I measure a 1/2" clearance from the tranny top to the lowest lip of the oil tank plate from either left or right side. Should have clearance...something's not right there.

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Post by rodklop » Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:48 am

Zippo
You didn't say if you had the trans mounted to the mounting plate and then slide it in from the left. That is the sequence. If the mount plate is bolted in to the frame first, the trans won't go in under the oil tank.
Hope this helps.........Rod

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Post by panz4ever » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:11 am

Did you remember to put the spacers under the front of the oil tank where it mounts to the downpost used for the seat post.

ZIPPO

FITTING TRANNT INTO FRAME

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Post by ZIPPO » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:19 am

Yes the tranny is bolted to the plate.the oil tank is as high as it can go.cant remember if I put spacers or just a couple washers under front of oil tank mounts will check tommorrow.yea this makes no sense to me either.May just have to take wheel,fender and oil tank out to put in tranny but that makes no sense.

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Post by doc308 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:44 pm

Loosen the oil tank mounting bolts so that you have play with the tank .

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#7

Post by Robert Luland » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:50 am

Insert from primary side?

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fitting tranny into frame

#8

Post by zippo » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:46 am

Thanks for allthe help and the graet information.Seems like I was looking at the bottm of a beer can instead of the tranny.I drilled the extra hole in the plate on wrong side and bolted it own upside down felt so stpid that I was not going to say what I did but just to say it works great going in from the left side when the tranny plate is bolted on the right way.Now if I can just remember what I did with the kicker.thanks

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Post by 1950 Bobber » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:20 pm

zippo wrote:Thanks for allthe help and the graet information.Seems like I was looking at the bottm of a beer can instead of the tranny.I drilled the extra hole in the plate on wrong side and bolted it own upside down felt so stpid that I was not going to say what I did but just to say it works great going in from the left side when the tranny plate is bolted on the right way.Now if I can just remember what I did with the kicker.thanks
Like none of us have ever done something....well, let's say....novice! :oops:

Fact is, you're OK and the beer is gone 8)

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