Old Engine Pulled

I finally got around to pulling the old engine and transmission out. It really wasn’t so bad. As I’m doing all the work myself, I just take my time and make sure I do everything safely! The forklift I rented was right behind where I’m doing the work, so the cost was very reasonable. No drop off and pick up cost! Yea!

Closer, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

Out! Whew, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

Will strip off some parts to install on the new one.

New and Old, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

Allison 740 bolted up to new engine.

Allison bolted to DD, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

More work that was finished today. Flexplate was bolted up to transmission. Starter and rear mounts removed, cleaned and installed. Front ones removed but will have to wait until just before I install it. I removed the valve covers from the old engine, they will get cleaned and installed on the new one. I prefer them as they are cast aluminum not pressed.

Flex Plate Bolted to Transmission and Starter from Old Engine, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

Now that the engine and old Spicer are out of the way, I can clean and inspect the engine rails, remove any unnecessary pieces and paint everything. It should look pretty good when I’m finished. At least I will be able to detect any leaks much easier! HA

I did the pictures a little different today. Just click on the photo and you will be taken to my Photobucket album titled Engine Tranny Swap. Not sure if I like it or not.

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Filed under 8V71N, Allison HT 740, Bus, Bus Conversion, Detroit Diesel, Silver Eagle

2 responses to “Old Engine Pulled

  1. You will love the new tranny, no more shifting, sit up there, drink your coffee and watch the world roll by. Tent is gonna get cold, see where a big winter storm in heading your way.

    We changed our bus name, it is no longer “Daddy’s Hobby” we are now calling it the Driveway Queen, ’cause it never goes anywhere.

    Looks good Paul. Tell speck we said hello.

    DS/YS

  2. Great Job Paul, Sorry I do not live close, would loved to had helped out on your engine change. Difficult but very rewarding to do alone when complete. Gota admit, I am getting a little tired but have not given up yet. Keep the infor coming when you get the chance, be real careful there. Again, great job.
    Garylee

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