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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    That is a quirk that StudeRich noted...
    A lot of Stude's had the trans pan and fill tube changed through the years to the later tube style to make it easier to check the trans fluid.
    Why... I remember my very first oil change on my Dad's Hawk, where I drained the engine oil...and the trans oil...
    There were two drain plugs, that's why)...
    The engine ran fine, but the Hawk quit moving before he went a block away.
    The lessons we learn, and the patience we learn that our parents/elders had....after the fact.
    Jeff



    Originally posted by arthurc1946 View Post
    Hi, I have a 61 with setup in floor pass. side. Have with under hood stick.

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  • arthurc1946
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    Trans.fill/dipstick

    Hi, I have a 61 with setup in floor pass. side. Have with under hood stick.

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  • StudeRich
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    OK, I am to be corrected, I did forget that Hawks did not get the underhood Fill Pipe until 1962, so that explains Studebakeroforegon's experience.

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  • Studebakercenteroforegon
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    The 1961 Models were the first year that you could check and fill the Automatic Trans. from under the hood.

    All 1950 to 1960's fill through the floor tunnel.
    My mother bought a new Riviera Blue '61 Hawk and it had the access hole inside...

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  • bezhawk
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    Avantis have a hole cover too, but it's for the rear band adjustment.

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    My '61 has the trans tunnel patch fill panel....
    Jeff


    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    The 1961 Models were the first year that you could check and fill the Automatic Trans. from under the hood.

    All 1950 to 1960's fill through the floor tunnel.

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  • 52hawk
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    Not that it matters,but I really think the '61 Hawk still had the dip stick under the floor. The under hood trans dip stick was added later-'62 or '63?
    I think the '61 Lark had the under hood dipstick. And,the Hawks never did get the suspended pedals,which Larks got in '61.!

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  • pbrown
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    That explains it - my 59 Hawk has a 64 engine/tranny in it!
    Last edited by pbrown; 10-09-2013, 04:00 PM.

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  • StudeRich
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    The 1961 Models were the first year that you could check and fill the Automatic Trans. from under the hood.

    All 1950 to 1960's fill through the floor tunnel.

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    On certain Hawk models with a Borg Warner A/T, there was a trans fluid cap w/integral dipstick under that cover on the RHS of the trans hump.
    Later Hawks had a dipstick tube that could be reached from under the hood.

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  • What am I supposed to inspect through the inspection hole?

    I had the carpet out of my Hawk to put in heat insulation and on the right side of the transmission hump I found an inspection hole with a cover.

    The Body Parts Catalog says "part #2138-9: COVER, floor pan oil inspection hole"

    I can see oil on my floor even without opening the cover!

    Seriously though , what exactly am I supposed to see through this inspection hole?

    Phillip
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