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  • #76
    Congratulations!


    Spence Gaskin

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    • #77
      Congratulations!


      Spence Gaskin

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      • #78
        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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        • #79
          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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          • #80
            Oh No very sorry to hear that.

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

            Mabel 1949 Champion
            Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
            Gus 1958 Transtar
            The Prez 1955 President State
            Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
            Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
            Fresno,Ca

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            • #81
              Oh No very sorry to hear that.

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

              Mabel 1949 Champion
              Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
              Gus 1958 Transtar
              The Prez 1955 President State
              Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
              Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
              Fresno,Ca

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              • #82
                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>

                Mark Hayden
                '66 Commander
                Zone Coordinator
                Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                • #83
                  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>

                  Mark Hayden
                  '66 Commander
                  Zone Coordinator
                  Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                  • #84
                    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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                    • #85
                      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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                      • #86
                        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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                        • #87
                          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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                          • #88
                            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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                            • #89
                              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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                              • #90
                                Well since you have the 3 speed OD stuff on hand now, with everything you would need to do the swap, I'd say swap the auto for the manual. It will be a lot "peppier" that than automatic, and will save gas mileage as well.

                                Matthew Burnette
                                '59 Scotsman
                                '63 Daytona
                                Hazlehurst, GA

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