Les Tornga

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  1. Larry, thanks for all the tips. We were able to remove engine with very few problems. I removed steering gear and although it wasn't necessary to spread the frame, we used a pry bar with a just a bit of power and motor mounts cleared the frame. We pulled it until mounts were at widest spot on frame. all of your advice helped a lot and after I remove transmission, we may move rear end back for replacing trans. I don,t know how to move this or do a thread but will keep trying. Again, thanks Les
  2. Thanks again. I went and looked again (both eyes open) and understand about moving rear axle back. I was not seeing the big picture. Not sure if I will do it that way or after the engine is removed. Steering gear and other stuff all removed from engine so those obstacles are out of the way to remove engine. Thanks again. Les
  3. Larry, Thanks for input. Because of type of driveshaft type, transmission removal seems complicated. Do you think if engine is moved forward a couple of inches that it will be easier to then remove transmission and then finish removing engine. I am not to sure about my ability to move rear axle back. Thanks, Les
  4. Thanks for the tip. The transmission does need to be removed to be cleaned. That will be my next step and looks to be fairly easy. Les
  5. Thanks to all who responded. Very helpful. I an waiting for a little warmer weather to pull engine and will keep checking back for more tips and will update on progress. This car is a Buick 2 door. I do not know the model but it has a small door behind passenger door, for golf clubs if my info is correct.
  6. Thanks to all who responded. Very helpful. I an waiting for a little warmer weather to pull engine and will keep checking back for more tips and will update on progress.
  7. I am getting ready to pull engine. Looking for advice. It appears that there are two bolts into front cross over member and in the rear the clutch/flywheel cover is attached to the frame on either side. I am planning on pulling steering column up and maybe moving or removing steering gear box. The transmission looks like it can be supported and left in place. [ will a pilot shaft be necessary when reconnecting ?] Any advice or shortcuts will be appreciated. Thanks, Les
  8. Hi, my name is Les. I just joined BCA and am beginning work on my 1926 Buick Standard 6. I am planning on pulling engine to clean and check over. I have copies of a couple of manuals. Been reading thru some of the posts on things to do to free up engine and where to buy gaskets. I will be checking in on forums often and looking for suggestions. I live just outside of Muskegon, Mi.