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romanusantiqus
06-25-2010, 10:54 PM
Do the transmissions of '56 Golden Hawks regurgitate transmission fluid onto the engine, causing it to smoke while the fluid burns off?

bezhawk
06-25-2010, 11:08 PM
In a word, Yes. It happens when they get a little wear and the converter drains back into the pan. When you start it, it overflows the dipstick tube.
I believe there is an "anti-puke" kit available from Brent Hagen in Oregon.
He regularly advertises in the 56J website.
www.1956goldenhawk.com

Jim B PEI
06-26-2010, 07:20 AM
Yes, Brent Hagen, and from personal experience of Brent's kit (I bought it as a thank you gift for a good friend with a balky 56J) it works a charm.