I have a 440 with a 727 and i am pulling them both to be rebuilt and needed help, i would just like a simple steps and procedures (im in school for automotive repair) so it doesnt have to be dummy proof, i already have the a/c, radiator and everything but the front core support (which is next) off, i just need to know on the transmission side what to remove and if i should unbolt the motor mounts before or after unattaching everything from the trans.
If you have removed the hood it is not neccessary to remove the core support to remove the engine and transmission.
Even without separating them?
Yes, even without separating them. I have done it many times. Don't cut out the core support, you'll have to weld it back in.
I plan on striping the entire car down and fully restoring it for my grandpa that left it to me. So rewelding it won't be an issue. And I'm on limited time to remove the motor and tranny and if it makes it easier I'd rather just do that
Okay, you and the Sawsall have at it. But.......if you don't have time to remove an engine without cutting the car up........where are you going to find the time to put it all back together correctly to honor your Grandpa?
I usually scrap vehicles I take engines out of, and wouldn't even dream about cutting a core support. The transmission is held in by 2 bolts, unhook the linkage, cooler lines, remove the driveshaft and it will come with the engine. If everything else is unhooked, hook the lifting leveller up, unbolt the motor mounts and slowly work it out of there. Sometimes transmission crossmembers are annoying so I support the transmission with a jack and remove it, once you start lifting you can let it down. Most the time I deal with trucks but if I can pull it off it shouldn't be to bad. Definitely don't cut the core support.