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Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-10-2006, 4:27 PM Reply   
Can you pull the motor and leave the trans in on a direct drive? I see a bell housing and the trans bolts to it. what connects it to the fly wheel? Can I pull the trans loose from the bell housing and pull the motor and bell housing assembly?
Old    John Reddig (reddig82)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-10-2006, 4:30 PM Reply   
Can't help with advice. But wanted you to know that you have one sweet rig posted there on your profile. Maybe one day?
Old    Darrel F (95sn)      Join Date: Sep 2005       10-10-2006, 4:39 PM Reply   
Yes, i believe its eaiser to pull both then separate when its out.
Old    jack43            10-10-2006, 5:25 PM Reply   
Darrel's right, went through it this summer. Nothing to it.
You'd have alot more on your hands trying to pull the motor by itself.
Pull the rear center floorboard and you'll realize it's a no brainer.
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       10-10-2006, 8:16 PM Reply   
yep, pull em together.
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-10-2006, 8:42 PM Reply   
Thanks for the help. I was not sure what would be easier.
Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       10-10-2006, 8:52 PM Reply   
it would be pretty hard to pull the tranny seperately there are a couple of difficult bolts to get to. overall the process is really easy and im not a mechanically inclined guy.
Old    Rod McInnis (rodmcinnis)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-11-2006, 11:41 AM Reply   
On a previous boat (direct drive) I have removed the transmission and left the engine in the boat. A couple of the bolts were a challenge but it wasn't too bad.

If the object is to get the engine out then I would say pull them together. You need some sort of hoist or crane to lift the engine anyway so hoisting another 100 lbs is no issue. It would be a lot easier to get the transmission off the bell housing while it was still hanging from the hoist than going through the hassel of turning a bolt 1/32nd of a turn at a time....
Old    John Wade (boatguy)      Join Date: Mar 2006       10-18-2006, 9:04 AM Reply   
You need to pull them as one unit. The shaft alignment is set at .003 to try and re attach the unit in the boat is unheard of. You will never achieve this otherwise.
Old    Byrd (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       10-18-2006, 9:35 AM Reply   
IMO, While the trans is out, it a good time to check the seal. I'm sure you were planning to, but just wanted to mention it...
Old    jack43            10-18-2006, 10:30 AM Reply   
John's 100%

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