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    Anyone try the new transmission installation from 1G?

    Remove Suspension-



    Remove cross bar-



    Remove Tranny-



    Wahhhlaaaaa-



    Jim and Chris were badass and they both need beer.....
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    is the bar rewelded or is it made to bolt back on with fabricated brackets as this would be usefull for gearbox rebuilds that dont go to plan !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by c18ere View Post
    is the bar rewelded or is it made to bolt back on with fabricated brackets as this would be usefull for gearbox rebuilds that dont go to plan !!!
    1g welds them back on, we've fabricated a bolt on bracket.
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    Nice work, Hoover. Sure beats pulling the engine out to get to the trans. How many hours of labor do you figure it saves over the engine removal method? I would guess enough to pay for several other mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caccobra View Post
    Nice work, Hoover. Sure beats pulling the engine out to get to the trans. How many hours of labor do you figure it saves over the engine removal method? I would guess enough to pay for several other mods.

    Thanks Craig!!!!
    But credit goes to Jimbo and Chris.

    1g says it's about half of the time it takes to pull the entire motor. However, we fabricated a removeable side bar which took about a day. 1g welds the bar back in, but we figure that for most people that track their Nobles they know what can possibly happen to their transmissions. Now that we know what we're doing and have two more to do next week, I'll have a better indication of time.

    Note: The chassis material is fairly thin, we had to reinforce each point where the removeable cross bar bolts on.
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    I think it's nuts to cut the frame to save some labor. I can't belief a dealer is doing this to save some time and $$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoover View Post
    Yes, A DEALER is doing this based on what we were asked to do from the OWNER after they spoke to 1G. Did you read above? " Anyone try the new transmission installation from 1G?" 1G does refer people to you don't they? I know I do.

    I have my own opinions and articulate what they are, but in the end, we are only a hired shop.

    For the record, whether good or bad, 1G has done about 6 of these.
    Hoover,
    So, what's your opinion of the final results? Is strength maintained? Is is stronger with the bolt-on option or the re-weld? In the case of a car still under warrarnty, will 1g also stand behind it if either option is chosen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDaKine View Post
    Hoover,
    So, what's your opinion of the final results? Is strength maintained? Is is stronger with the bolt-on option or the re-weld? In the case of a car still under warrarnty, will 1g also stand behind it if either option is chosen?
    I spoke to Mike E. shortly after one of my customers informed me about this installation method.

    1G welds the bar back in. They have yet to repeat this method on the same vehicle.

    As far as structural integrity, the chassis did not move nor shift when the bar was removed.

    My guess is that since they've done it, they will also stand behind one of their dealers.

    Including myself, there are three other very experience/certified welders in house.

    I will PM you about a bolt-on bar.
    Last edited by Hoover; 09-23-2007 at 08:12 AM.
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    As long as opinions are being offered, I'll put in my 2 cents. I firmly believe that Noble should have designed a reinforced replaceable (bolt-in) frame piece in the chassis so that the transmission could be removed without removing the engine. This is precisely what Hoover and his team have done. I find it hard to believe that, if done properly, any of the chassis integrity is compromised. I guess time will tell, but it's nice to see 1G and TurboHoses thinking outside of the boxed-in transmission.

    P.S. It isn't just about transmission breakage. I know I sure don't want to have to have the engine pulled just to change the clutch either.
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    From my conversation with 1G a few months back, this will be integrated into the Rossion. What will be interesting is their final design and the bolt-on points.
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