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Re: Towing a 1951 Ultramatic
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The transmission seems to otherwise operate properly. I'm not sure that the converter is locking up. When I release the gas at 35+ MPH the transmission is surely slowing the car through its coupling to the engine. It may just be through the fluid coupling in the converter. I don't know how to test the lock-up.

Posted on: 8/1 17:39:39
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Re: Towing a 1951 Ultramatic
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After running the engine at fast idle in neutral for 1 minute then stopping it to check the level, my transmission had a stream of fluid escaping from what I think is a leak drain hole in the lower bell housing cover. I believe the converter pump shaft seal is the problem. I guess there could be leaks from the converter drain plugs also. I have someone lined-up to rebuild it but that's still weeks off. I am going to pick-up a spare transmission on Sunday and take it apart to see how it works. I will probably try to rebuild it.

Posted on: 8/1 17:12:25
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Towing a 1951 Ultramatic
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Can I tow my 1951 Ultramatic? Will the rear pump keep it from burning-up? I guess the front pump only turns with the motor if in neutral?

Posted on: 8/1 16:16:00
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1951 Ultramatic Transmission Fluid - Recommendations for Type
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What type transmission fluid should I be using? I started significant driving about a week ago. Approximately 125 miles driven in 5 days driving. Its spewing fluid, over 2 gallons put in over that time. I have a re-builder lined-up but that's 2 - 3 weeks out. I've been using DEX/MERC. Don't remember where I got that from.

Posted on: 7/23 17:31:19
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ISO Ultramatic for 1951
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ISO either a rebuilt Ultramatic, an Ultramatic to rebuild and someone who will do it or just an Ultramic I can learn to rebuild. 1951

Posted on: 7/15 21:21:32
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Re: Pressurized Brake Bleeder for 1951 200
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I adjusted the star to .015 and the upper adjustment, what I called the cam, to .010.

Posted on: 7/12 5:51:06
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Re: Pressurized Brake Bleeder for 1951 200
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I started the procedure I described and found that the right front brake let the pedal go past the floor. I took off the drum and inspected everything. It was OK but the star adjustment was bottomed-out. I put the drum back on and saw that the drum/shoe clearance was about 3/16". I adjusted the star and cam to spec. The pedal goes about 40% of the way down and is hard as a rock.

I need to hook-up the rear brakes and adjust the hand brake. I should be driving by tomorrow or NLT Saturday.

Posted on: 7/11 16:31:39
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Re: Pressurized Brake Bleeder for 1951 200
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I shouldn't have thrown out the old MC including the cap.

Posted on: 7/11 16:14:26
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Re: Pressurized Brake Bleeder for 1951 200
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I haven't been able to get the brakes to harden-up correctly. I installed a new master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake lines and brake hoses. It seems to harden up but its right at the floor. I've had my son call-out when to open/close when he's pumping. I'm about to disconnect all brake lines, plug them with inverted flare plugs and see how the master acts alone. I'll then add back individual wheels and test the master with that wheel only, 4 times.

Posted on: 7/11 7:48:01
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Re: Pressurized Brake Bleeder for 1951 200
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If there is a check valve, how does the pressure release when the pedal is released?

Posted on: 7/10 19:25:13
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