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What tools are needed, and what do I have to do, to take out the drivetrain on my 69 mach 1? I am a total newbie to restoring and doing mechanical work on cars, so that is why I am asking.As some of you already know, I am going to pick up my Mach 1 this weekend, and we have to take the drivetrain out and use a tow dolly(we would be using a trailer but.....never mind.....loooong story) The guy said there are just 4 bolts at each end of the drivetrain, and you just take them out, and that's it....is this right? Thanks.
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There are four 1/2 nuts on the rear of the drive shaft. Remove the nuts, the U bolts and pull the drive shaft out. That is it, a simple task.

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Be careful towing with a dolly. I've always used a trailer except for the last time when one wasn't available in time. The dolly pushed me several times in a turn (slow turn), jack knifing my truck, dolly, and car. Also I could not back up at all, it was like having two trailers in tandem behind my truck plus the dolly pivots at the front wheels of the car. I was towing with the same Toyota 4Runner which pulled my '66 conv from Ohio to Texas on a trailer with no trouble. If you insist on using a dolly, be very careful, make sure everything is secure, take your time, and brake and turn VERY cautiously.

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Jason, you just needed a little more weight to hold that mustang down!!!! LOL I towed a 67 coupe on a dolley and had no trouble at all But I towed with an F250 4x4 with a diesel. 7,000 lbs. empty!!! they are tricky to pull and backup though because they turn at the back of the truck and at the front wheels. John

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I agree, extra weight in my tow vehicle would have helped. But it was one of the shortest trips I've made towing with this vehicle and also the most troublesome. I'll will definately use trailers for now on, if for nothing other than piece of mind.

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