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    1963 Studebaker 289 Flight-O-Matic transmission cooling...

    Plain Jane 289 have cooling lines in 1963?

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    no lines. cheers jimmijim
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    There is a Large Opening in the Right Side of the Converter Housing that MUST have the Two Baffles attached for Proper AIR Cooling.

    H.D. Flight-O-Matics as used in Trucks, Zip Vans, Police, Taxi, Jet Thrust Avanti Engines, and also Power Shift Transmissions all DO have Oil Line provisions in the Trans., Cooling Lines, and an Oil Cooler in the Radiator bottom Tank.
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    Thanks all. I will in all probability be looking for a HD Flight-O-Matic with the short tail stock.

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    The "Best" short tail H.D. is the Truck unit.
    You do have to convert from a Throttle Pressure ROD to a Vacuum Hose and Modulator Valve though, they have LOW Gear Start.
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