Posted by humanpotatohybrid On 2022/12/29 22:38:16
Apparently there's a good chance some seal will fail from being dry after so long on the trans if you just fire it right up. I would drop it same time you're working on the engine and do a rebuild kit. Others I'm sure can give more precise advice.https://www.kanter.com/p-35861-ultramatic-rebuilding-kit-1951-1954-transmission.html
Watch Ross's videos on trans disassembly here, should be pretty similar to yourshttps://www.youtube.com/@speedwellgarage8588
What's nice is you have a convertible and they hold value pretty well, spending a few grand on parts to get it going good is a no brainer. On the HT/sedans there is more of a monetary concern.
As I hear those engines are quite nice to work on, even after 40 years I think you'll be able to get it going again if you're careful about things as I'm sure you will be.
As others have said, pics/updates are greatly appreciated!
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