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52 Ragtop
05-13-2007, 11:05 PM
OK, CRS syndrone applies here! I just installed the rebuilt flit-o-matic in my 62 ragtop, shifts way to early, about 17 mph. I'm thinking lengthen the adjustment to get a later shift, right?

Jim

Rerun
05-14-2007, 05:07 AM
IIRC, the shop manual calls out a procedure that involves setting of the throttle linkage, and then the transmission linkage. The transmission adjustment uses a pressure gauge to set the proper linkage length.

Jim Bradley
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
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53k
05-14-2007, 08:56 AM
quote:Originally posted by Rerun

IIRC, the shop manual calls out a procedure that involves setting of the throttle linkage, and then the transmission linkage. The transmission adjustment uses a pressure gauge to set the proper linkage length.
Jim Bradley

While Jim is absolutely correct, I doubt if many of us have the transmission pressure gauge (at least I don't). I have gotten away with getting the shift point set to my satisfaction by adjusting the throttle linkage rod. I just can't remember which way to turn it right off hand.


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Dwain G.
05-14-2007, 11:52 AM
Shortening the rod will pull on the lever and increase line pressure.

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StudeRich
05-14-2007, 03:13 PM
Paul, if you are referring to the Carb. to bellcrank linkage rod, that is NOT how you adjust the Trans. press. it adjusts the pedal height, and will affect the throttle press. That's why they tell you to set it at 17/64" clearance to the bellcrank stop screw FIRST, to get 50-80 PSI at idle (550 RPM)in Drive then adjust the rod at the Trans. to 80-85 PSI in Drive with both service and parking brakes locked and wheels chocked. IF PRESS. IS LOW, SHORTEN THE ROD, IF HIGH LENGTHEN IT.


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I have gotten away with getting the shift point set to my satisfaction by adjusting the throttle linkage rod. I just can't remember which way to turn it right off hand.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

52 Ragtop
05-14-2007, 07:48 PM
OK, I know what the shop manual states, but, if I shorten the rod, with that increase the shift point? IE: shift later?

Jim

GTtim
05-14-2007, 08:10 PM
I'm pretty sure that shortening the rod raises the pressure which delays the shift point. Try it and see, a little adjusting will make a significant change. I wouldn't shorten it more than a 1/4 inch for starters.

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

52 Ragtop
05-15-2007, 10:22 PM
GTTim you are right! Shorten the adjustment delays the shift. I've gone just a bit too far, so tomorrow (after the exhaust cools down) I'll back it off a little and h=get her to shift at about 22-23 mph form 2nd to 3rd.

Jim

53k
05-16-2007, 09:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Paul, if you are referring to the Carb. to bellcrank linkage rod, that is NOT how you adjust the Trans. press. it adjusts the pedal height, and will affect the throttle press. That's why they tell you to set it at 17/64" clearance to the bellcrank stop screw FIRST, to get 50-80 PSI at idle (550 RPM)in Drive then adjust the rod at the Trans. to 80-85 PSI in Drive with both service and parking brakes locked and wheels chocked. IF PRESS. IS LOW, SHORTEN THE ROD, IF HIGH LENGTHEN IT.

Thanks- poor choice of words on my part. I meant the rod that runs to the transmission. What I should have said, was to try a small change in the adjustment until the shift points are better- cumbersome, but a way to do it if you don't have the right tools.


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'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine