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started my 465/205 swap last nite.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by colbystephens, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    well, i'm happy last nite was the last time i'll have to be swimming thru auto tranny fluid to work on my rig. :D dropped my 700/208 combo last nite. discovered the wonders of removing the tranny hump and using a cherry picker too. if you have the opportunity to use a cherry picker for that purpose, i'd definitely highly recommend it. it is SO much easier than using 4 floor jacks. :doah:anyway, i'll post up a pic later and maybe i'll just update this thread a bit as i do the swap next week. ;)
     
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    You'll love a 465 with a diesel:D
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    that's what i hear. :D
     
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    nice! im deadlocked in my swap right now lol.

    good luck mang
     
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    Of all the projects (both failed and successful) done with my rig, the 465 swap has been by far the best...Good luck!
     
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    I'm scraping the th350 in my 72 in favor of a 465-205 behind my 6.2:D
     
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    the cherry picker works great.
     
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    Im swappin in a 465/205 soon too. no cherry picker, no jacks and stands. me and my 2 big buddies are gonna pick it up and set on the cross member cause there'll be no body cause its getting swapped at the same time too. Ill get pics up when we do it. good luck on yours.
     
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    Glad to hear you're doing the swap. That sounds like much better talk than getting your auto worked on...
     
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    Me and leper had the perfect contraption for this!!

    Take a large ratchet strap, pull the tranny tunnel, hook 1 end on 1 rocker and the other end on the other rocker running it under the tranny. Use the ratchet to hold weight like a pully.Pull all bolts and everything, 1 person pull back the tranny off the converter, while another person hold the strap through the "pully". The person holding the strap slowly let it down, it will start to tilt, perfect way to drain it out the dipstick hole. Have the person under the vehicle start working the tranny so it will sit flat. And youll have it out without breakin a sweat!
     
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    ok, now i got a problem. the shift pedal is from a mid 80's truck (85ish?) (tRustyk5's truck) and it seems the pedal set up is different from mine (83). rene's truck had a big collar type deal which a big long bolt went thru which held the brake and clutch pedals up, mine does not have this collar - which is funny since my buddy's 84 automatic k5 had a similar set up to rene's. how can this issue be remedied, in other words, how do i hang this clutch pedal? i need this taken care of ASAP!! :) thanks!
     
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    Sorry man, all I know is that the under the dash bracketry from an early model (pre 1973) is differnet from a late model (post 1973), however I have never looked at anything as new as mid 80's...
     
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    sweet. I think you may have just made my next 2 days easier. thanks:bow:
     
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    i will look at my old mans burb were doing a manual swap he pulled the pedals out of his 82 k5 and put them in a 78 burb he didnt say anything hmm
     
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    It's an '81 Colby...

    Rene
     
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    I don't know which one you have, so here's both mechanical and hydraulic. If you need, I can take some pictures. This is from a 90 R/V which should be the same as 80-87 C/K.

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    Dude, it's such a mess under my dash, it's unreal. Anyway, here is probably the best pic of the clutch pedal (firewall towards the top of the pic) that I'll get without taking stuff apart.

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    That is a hydro clutch, Colby is trying to install my old mechanical clutch pedal and linkage.

    Rene
     
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    I have one of those and its a total piece of crap.... but Iv probably removed and installed ten trannys and transfer cases with it and it is at least 27,496 times better than nothing... or trying to balance the trans on a floor jack.
     

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