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studelover
02-22-2007, 06:04 PM
I had the automatic trans rebuilt in my 1961 studebaker, what is the normal cost for a rebuild anybody know? In a total rebuild is the front pump replaced as well?

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dave smith
02-22-2007, 09:12 PM
a lot of variables here who did r&r ? what shape were hard parts in? did they do it for flat price or labor & mat.

52 Ragtop
02-22-2007, 10:14 PM
I had one rebuilt from one of Ted Harbits "students" <G> I took it out, and took it to him, with a rebuilt torque converter and a new drum, it was $550 Which I thought was reasonible. Besides, Ted warrantys it too! BOSEG! Right Ted? <G>

Jim Turner

58HT
02-22-2007, 11:02 PM
Had the Flight-o-Matic from my '58 President rebuilt a few months ago. It was a flat $1200 for the tranny and 300 more for a new torque convertor...that's in "everything's too expensive" California.

showbizkid
02-23-2007, 04:34 PM
Also from $outhern ˘alifornia, my trans shop (just today) called to tell me my FOM is done. $1219 actual cost, but it was pretty much destroyed and needed lots of hard parts - pumps, discs, bushings, valve body, etc.


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John Kirchhoff
02-23-2007, 04:50 PM
Hmmm $1200, kinda makes those 3-speed overdrives look pretty good to me.

Chicken Hawk
02-23-2007, 09:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by 52 Ragtop

I had one rebuilt from one of Ted Harbits "students" <G> I took it out, and took it to him, with a rebuilt torque converter and a new drum, it was $550 Which I thought was reasonible. Besides, Ted warrantys it too! BOSEG! Right Ted? <G>

Jim Turner


Right Jim but I only warrant it for one year or 15,000 mile whichever comes first and I think it's been over a year now. Gotta check my records.

Ted

52 Ragtop
02-23-2007, 10:58 PM
Ted,
Nope it's only been a "few" months! <G> Glad that your "owning up" to the warranty!! <G>

Jim

curt
02-24-2007, 01:54 PM
I had my RANGER pick up rebuilt last year, just shy of $1,400.00. About everything was worn out of spec, convertor was still OK, other wise it was in bad shape. This included labor to pull and replace the traney. Has worked fine since rebuild.

rockinhawk
02-25-2007, 09:40 AM
Had one rebuilt by a shade tree Mechanic 2 years ago. He used ford parts and charged $150.00... NT


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