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I am closing on a new house in a week or so. This sale of my present house happened a little faster than I anticipated and the date has "snuck" up on me. I don't have time to do a few things to my car - I am in the middle of rewiring it.
I will probably have to tow my '66 coupe (auto trans) to my new place - it is almost 5 miles away - almost 6 miles if I avoid some steep hills.
I was thinking of just renting a tow dolly that fits under the front wheels and pulling it over with my truck. Can I put the transmission in neutral and let it roll, or do I need to drop the drive shaft to prevent damage to the transmission?

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Beri Fraley
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Personally, I'd pull the shaft and wire it up out of the way...that way you don't have to figure out how to plug the tranny...

It's not very far but that rear bushing (as well as the tailshaft internal bushings) won't be getting any pressure or much splash lube during the trip...

Got AAA Plus?? *G*

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if you want to seal that tail shaft autozone or advance auto parts sells a tail shaft plug kit for about 5 bucks just slips in and will not leak i have used mine for several engine and tranny removals.
 

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I had my car towed home (more then once) on a flatbed. 5 miles would probably be less then 40 bucks.
You probably have enough to worry about with packing and getting your other stuff moved. Think of the time you will save! Call the Tow guy!

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i definately agree with flatbed. lets just say PEACE OF MIND. Its secure and inexpensive and worth it. No regrets

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for $75 you get a membership for 1 year with AAA, add $20 for wife. They will tow you 4 times within that year for free up to 5 miles. If its farther they usually are okay give or take a mile. I always tip the driver $20 for beer money. That way he will be cool with you and everyone is happy. Ask for a flatbed towtruck, not the lifting ones. I've done it twice already. And, after one year when you renew AAA gives you up to 100 miles each tow free for 4 times that year.
 
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