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 Post subject: weld or replace?
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:13 pm 
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this is the trans in my truck. ive already got another case. would you swap cases are weld it?

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SWAP THE CASE!  Welding will warp it and throw the transmission center line off the crank CL.  

Got a friend that had this happen a couple of times.  He installed an .093 steel mid plate and it hasn't broken another one since!

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Wack it off and put an Ultra Bell on it. Problem solved forever.


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your chassis is twisting and you need to look at what's going on there... You have a solid mount for the trans??? You may need a mid mount...

If you don't fix the problem it's going to happin again...

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I agree with scott Ultra bell only way to go.....  And the mid plate  \:D/  \:D/

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krazy55ken wrote:
I agree with scott Ultra bell only way to go.....  And the mid plate  \:D/  \:D/


i agree with you there Ken but first i would clean that workbench  =;

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Hell Rod, my work benches all look like that also?   O:)  #-o

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Workbench?? That's what I refer to as a big flat toolbox =; .

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Ken0069 wrote:
Hell Rod, my work benches all look like that also?   O:)  #-o


hey Ken, for you thats OK as you are an Old Age Pensioner  =;  & have pit bitch to do all of your work anyway so what would you need a bench for apart from somewere to leave all the empties

on another note the trans cooler lines look a little squashed up were the enter the case & look as though they could do with a little re-work

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im thinking it started from the old drive shaft being to long. maybe put a stress crack in it. then when i put the shorter shaft in it and took it for a spin it done that? thats the only thing i can think of off the top of my head. hey rod i messed the tranny lines up pulling it all out


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thanks for the info guys.


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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:29 am 
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And don't use a solid trans mount either, Poly or rubber or you will be doing this again real soon!!!!

That's a wall or shelf keeper for sure. =;

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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:46 am 
 
Ya i would replace it also if you are running stock motor mounts or even steel ones with out a motor plate or mid plate you sure want to run a rubber trans mount there is enough flex there that it will crack those trans case's every time .


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Those stock bellhousings are like potato chips. You could do everything right and still break one.

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I ran a motor plate, mid plate, and a solid mount for 9 years and never broke one. The key is having a chassis that doesn't twist.


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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:31 pm 
 
Ya Scott that's the problem if it twist it will break i broke one and at the time it had a neoprene mount on it i changed it to rubber and never broke another one.

Now the nova has a motor plate and mid plate and the trans is mounted solid to the cross member and i have not had a problem with it although we did had some cage to it when we put the round tube back half under it .


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