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  • 63larkcustom
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    There was a loud clank/bang that came from the middle of the hump. rear wheels locked up and engine shut down. I could not crank the engine or roll the car. I disconnected the flexplate bolts and the engine turns freely. I cannot push the car forwards or backwards and there is tranny fluid coming from the side of the case. I think its safe to say the tranny is toast. I'm not totally surprised after all the warnings I heard about this transmission coupled with the fact that when the machine shop reworked the engine, they said barnacles were hanging off the crank shaft. The car was sitting in oceanside CA for a few years. So, I guess a new tranny is in order (probably rear end too). I bid on the 64 on ebay to snatch its interior and a few other parts to finish Lucy. Its a 3 speed o/d. I may change Lucy over to manual tranny. If the commander has solid enough floors, I may pull Lucy's engine and see if I can make it run a while. I have all the brake stuff that needs to be installed on Lucy and its the same as the commander.

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  • mbstude
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    Geez, that stinks.

    However, SASCO still has those aluminum cased 6 cylinder Flight-O-Matics NOS.

    Matthew Burnette
    '59 Scotsman
    '63 Daytona
    Hazlehurst, GA

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  • mbstude
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    Geez, that stinks.

    However, SASCO still has those aluminum cased 6 cylinder Flight-O-Matics NOS.

    Matthew Burnette
    '59 Scotsman
    '63 Daytona
    Hazlehurst, GA

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  • mapman
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    Sorry to hear that. [xx(]Is it possibly the flex plate? What are the symptoms? Does the engine seeem to freewheel? Is the transmission locked? There are some great trouble shooters on here.
    Rob

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  • mapman
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    Sorry to hear that. [xx(]Is it possibly the flex plate? What are the symptoms? Does the engine seeem to freewheel? Is the transmission locked? There are some great trouble shooters on here.
    Rob

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  • Mark57
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    quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom

    Bad News Gang, The transmission seized yesterday. I put it in reverse, heard some weird grinding noises, then a loud clank and she stopped dead in her tracks.....
    D'OH!![B)][xx(]

    <h5>Mark
    '57 Transtar
    3E-6/7-122
    </h5>

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  • Mark57
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    quote:Originally posted by 63larkcustom

    Bad News Gang, The transmission seized yesterday. I put it in reverse, heard some weird grinding noises, then a loud clank and she stopped dead in her tracks.....
    D'OH!![B)][xx(]

    <h5>Mark
    '57 Transtar
    3E-6/7-122
    </h5>

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  • Anne F. Goodman
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    Oh No very sorry to hear that.

    Mabel 1949 Champion
    1957 Silverhawk
    1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
    Gus 1958 Transtar
    1955 President State
    Fresno,Ca

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  • Anne F. Goodman
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    Oh No very sorry to hear that.

    Mabel 1949 Champion
    1957 Silverhawk
    1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
    Gus 1958 Transtar
    1955 President State
    Fresno,Ca

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  • 63larkcustom
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    Bad News Gang, The transmission seized yesterday. I put it in reverse, heard some weird grinding noises, then a loud clank and she stopped dead in her tracks.....

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  • 63larkcustom
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    Bad News Gang, The transmission seized yesterday. I put it in reverse, heard some weird grinding noises, then a loud clank and she stopped dead in her tracks.....

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  • 1950Champ
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    Congratulations!


    Spence Gaskin

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  • 1950Champ
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    Congratulations!


    Spence Gaskin

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Great news! Great news!!![^]

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Great news! Great news!!![^]

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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