Reply To: 1949 Transmission Removal
Virgil & Sue Klein
Let me begin by saying that I have no personal knowledge of transmission removal on an X frame ’49 Merc. I did speak to someone who is experienced with ’40 Ford (also X frame) transmission removal. You do not need to remove the engine to remove the trans. When you take the transmission rear mount from the cross member you will find that the transmission can be jacked up and the trans mount (cross member) can be removed. The mount must come out the top so lift one side up and rotate to clear the output shaft. You can then lower the engine/trans assembly down so the transmission can clear the X frame. Be sure to support the back of the engine in this process. Good luck.