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    what not to do when removing a straight 8

    I need a little help I pulled my straight 8 with the back wheels on the ground and what a surprise I got the tongue tube shot up to the floor board like a gun shot do you think it will be ok or should I pull it apart befpre I take my first ride any help will be great thank you


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    get a shop manual

    Jerry-
    The first order of business is in the title to this response.
    With your Buick, you should have had the rear wheels off of the ground, and then pulled back the rear end (using a come-along or some such device) until the torque tube was clear of the transmission.
    If you want to ever take a ride, you will need to use this procedure to reassemble the drive train. Did you damage things when the torque tube hit the floor boards? Probably not, but look it over carefully for any appearant damage before reassembling.
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    There is a '52 Chassis Manual in the Reference section, most of the procedure would be similar:
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    thanks for the help and advise

    thank you for the info like most things in my life first try it. than read the directions? thanks to you guys for the fast reply and the helpful info.

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