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    SASCO found six NOS first gear start valve bodies for Flight-O-Matics. Drop the pan, bolt it in and go. First dibs to the Internet users at $350.

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    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk

  • #2
    You didn't think this important to mention to me why?

    nate

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    • #3
      These are for all the second-gear start (in "D") Flight-O-Matics (not Power-Shift models) and they give a first gear start in "D" with no other modifications.

      I bought one of these for my 64-259 and am very pleased. Here are a couple of notes:

      1. When you get the valve body, make sure you open it up and verify that the shift valves are free (not stuck) and move easily. This will save you the grief of having to take it back out if it doesn't shift. These are new, but as was explained to me (by SASCO), they've been on the shelf for a long time.

      2. My car has the 3.07 rear axle and the part throttle shift points (both up and down) were too high (about 20mph for the 1-2 and 25mph for the 2-3, both up and down). While I could live with the high upshifts, the high downshifts were too lurching and abrupt and, I'm sure, not good for the transmission. If you have a V8 car with the 3:31 or higher numerical gears, you might be happy as a clam. In my case, I bought a different governor (the one for the V8 taxi models) and it lowered the part throttle shift points by 5mph or so. This was more to my liking.

      3. Make sure your throttle pressure linkage to the transmission is correctly set. This is very important to assure proper part throttle upshifts and still retain a delayed full throttle upshift (and forced downshift).

      If I could afford another one, I'd buy it for the 64 convertable I'd like to own someday (in a future lifetime).

      Good luck,

      MarkC

      MarkC, 64 Y8
      Working in Spokane, WA

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      • #4
        N8, I didn't tell you directly since you'd just get depressed about lack of funds.

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        63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
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        • #5
          actually I have a little $ now (very little) but by the time I'll be able to order anything I bet these will be gone :/

          nate

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          • #6
            Just an update to my earlier post:

            If you get one of these valve bodies, have a 3:07 rear axle and want to lower the part throttle shift points slightly (about 5mph), the governor you need is part number 1545848. (The application is HD or taxi/police use in the manual, at least for the 61V-64V.) You'll also need a gasket for the access cover, but you can make one easily.

            If anyone wants my tips/experiences in changing one of these, I can add to this thread.

            FYI, I queried up the part number on SASCO's web site and they show this governor in stock at $65.30.

            Good luck.

            MarkC

            MarkC, 64 Y8
            Working in Spokane, WA

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            • #7
              I'll order on for "stock", I can always ebay it if you don't use it.

              Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
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