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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TexasBlazerBoy, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. TexasBlazerBoy

    TexasBlazerBoy 1/2 ton status

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    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=94696

    This will be a temporary set up until I can get a trailer.

    Also I will be flat towing my 77(350,TH350,203,10/12/35") about 50 miles.

    What is the best way as far as the transmission.

    Trans in P/tcase in N?

    Trans in N/tacse in N?
     
  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Everything should be in neutral
     
  3. TexasBlazerBoy

    TexasBlazerBoy 1/2 ton status

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    Thank you
     
  4. longbedder

    longbedder 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    For 50 miles you might not damage it too bad, but it is not good for automatic transmissions to be left hooked up while flat towing. You have internal parts spinning, but no pump turning to circulate fluid.

    It will take you 10 minutes to disconnect your driveshafts at each pinion (I say both because you've got a 203 case - if you've done a part-time conversion just onlock the hubs). Tape your u-joint caps on and usebailing wire to hold the driveshaft up against the frame.

    Unlock the steering on the vehicle being towed.

    Don't try and back it up.
     
  5. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Couldn't you just put the t-case in neutral, as long as oiling happens based on output shaft rotation?

    I'll come right out and say that I have no idea about the 203 oiling methods, but if it doesn't need the input shaft rotating to move fluid to rotating parts, it would be perfectly fine to flat tow in neutral as long, far, and fast as you like.
     
  6. muddybuddy

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    yep protechk5 and i towed a 1ton k5 with toyota t100 with 3.4L from upstate new york, through manhattan in traffic through tunnels and all to VA while it was snowing. the thing worked flawlessly.

    pic = 1000 words. we never had a problem

    towed.jpg
     
  7. dremu

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    Towed a K5 with no motor with a towbar, pulled it with a 3/4 ton Burb. Bit scary, but doable.

    As others have said, disconnect the rear shaft and unlock the front hubs. Anything else is just risky -- go over a bump and your tranny hops into park? BAAAD news.

    -- A
     

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