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  1. Transmission: Doofus where can this pressure gauge be...

    Doofus where can this pressure gauge be purchased? Is it specific for the task at hand? Chet
  2. Transmission: 3 speed automatic transmission shift '58 and later

    Mrs K Corbin... Check PM. Chet
  3. Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic Transmission Shift '58 and Later

    The transmission starts off in second gear but I do not feel it shift for higher speeds. My understanding is there is a coordination between the throttle control rod at the carb and the transmission...
  4. Transmission: S WOW!! I followed your take on how to find Park...

    S WOW!! I followed your take on how to find Park and it worked. I do have P after all. I am not sure the transmission starting off in 2nd is shifting to the next higher speed which I understand is...
  5. Transmission: I hope someone can answer Mrs K Corbin's comment...

    I hope someone can answer Mrs K Corbin's comment favorably. I sure hate having to pull the tranny and tear it apart...an expensive undertaking to say the least. In reading the comments I gather it is...
  6. Transmission: No Park on 3 Speed Automatic Transmission '58 and Later

    I have the wheels off the ground and have disconnected the linkage at the transmission. With me and and the car is super safe mode, I am able to get N, 2, 1 and R but can't get P (park). At one point...
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    Transmission: I went back into the archives and in 2008 someone...

    I went back into the archives and in 2008 someone also had my problem; comment was his would not shift because at the top beneath the steering wheel was too loose/sloppy. I have completely cleaned...
  8. Transmission: Yes. The various indicator positions are...

    Yes. The various indicator positions are different on '63 - '64 than on my transmission. Thanks for the clarification. Chet
  9. Transmission: 1962 Hawk Automatic Transmission Floor Shift

    Has anyone had experience using '63-'64 power floor shift on an earlier model Hawk? The transmission is a Flight-O-Matic used from '58-'64. I'm told it will not work; if so why not? Thanks, Chet
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    Transmission: DieselJim you are correct as the threads at the...

    DieselJim you are correct as the threads at the top are shot. The shaft threads are great but the "retainer" at the top was a pot metal type and worn out. Please let me know if you have parts....
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    Transmission: The lever does not move up or down as if to put...

    The lever does not move up or down as if to put in reverse or low. It only moves 2nd to high; you can't pull it up so to go to low.
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    Transmission: 1952 2R5 Truck Column Shift

    I'm unable to maneuver the shift lever except 2nd and high. I disconnected the transmission linkage and the problem persists; cannot find low or reverse using the lever. I think is has to do with the...
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    Thank you very much!! Chet

    Thank you very much!! Chet
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    1964 Lark Transmission Identification

    I have a 259 engine with an automatic transmission and I would like to know what the transmission might be. I think it is a Borg Warner cast iron but not sure. Someone painted over the name plate. I...
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    As for rattles, all the window rollers and other...

    As for rattles, all the window rollers and other parts associated have been replaced. Another help came when I bought new tires and rid myself of the other "new" tires. The car still rattles to beat...
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    Fuel System: Well I can say both the gauge and sender are new...

    Well I can say both the gauge and sender are new and work on the bench however the gauge tops out when installed on the car. Gremlins??
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    Engine: I now know why the engine had no oil pressure;...

    I now know why the engine had no oil pressure; whoever rebuilt it did not know what they were doing!! I pulled the rod bearing farther most from the pump and the bearing looked terrible only abt 1/3...
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    Ignition: Glad my thoughts worked for you. Some folks can...

    Glad my thoughts worked for you. Some folks can drop them right in and I marvel at their dexterity; I had to think of a solution for me because I have fought the same problem you had. Works every...
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    Engine: I have not pulled the crank shaft/pistons yet....

    I have not pulled the crank shaft/pistons yet. I'm going to pull the rear main and check clearance then pull front rod bearing and see what I find. My thought is the pump or possibly cam bearings. Is...
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    Steering: I have a power system that I rebuilt but have...

    I have a power system that I rebuilt but have been reluctant to put it on. Oil leaks are my concern and I'm not sure it is a beneficial system except when maneuvering at almost no speed. My steering...
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    Engine: 1962 Hawk 289 Engine

    When I purchased the Hawk I was told the 289 engine had abt 6K miles on a rebuild. The problem was when engine was cold it had 40 lbs oil pressure but when warmed up it had only 10 lbs and did not...
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    Ignition: I have had the difficulty also and finally come...

    I have had the difficulty also and finally come to realized the engine is on a slight incline therefore to drop it straight in does not work. I found that by raising the back of the car such the...
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    Fuel System: Interesting thread. My gauge and sending unit...

    Interesting thread. My gauge and sending unit work great on the bench but in the car the gauge reads full. Can't figure why. I replaced the sending wire thinking it had a quirk...no luck. Both the...
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    Electrical: Gord, I checked that sending unit thoroughly and...

    Gord, I checked that sending unit thoroughly and it is not grounded. I actually removed it from the system and strung a new wire from sender to gauge still the problem exists. Goblins!!
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    Electrical: Well I took it out again and tried it on the...

    Well I took it out again and tried it on the bench and it works perfectly. I can more the sending unit float and it responds according to the position it is in ie, half tank, 3/4 tank, etc. There are...
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