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Re: Transmission Removal
The notch will become evident when you get under there.
One of the best tricks I learned during my clutch install was a nifty free transmission hoist.
First remove the shifter, boot, and all applicable mounting bolts to tranny.
Next, take any plain tow strap and lay it over the top metal support bar that runs from the targa to the windshield. Open the pass door and shut the short end of the tow strap in the door so it wont slip. Then take the long end of the strap and run it down through the shifter opening and under the tranny where it sits on the mount. Next run the strap up from the shifter hole over the drivers side support bar and back down to the base of the door. When finished the straps should look like a big M with the V part of the M going into the tranny hole. You can then pull on the stap raising the tranny up taking all the weight off so you can slide it in and out easily. Pull the strap, raise the tranny, and slam the strap in the door to secure it from sliding.