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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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First time through? Two days. Jacking, blocking, cutting exhaust pipes, cleaning, replacing the seals, applying Bandaids.

By all means replace the selector and throttle seals. Consider also putting new O-rings on the band adjusters. These parts are now outside their normal service life by a factor of six.

If your front seal has a major leak please check your reactor clutch. If it is stuck it generates enough heat to kill a seal rather quickly. With your convertor on the bench, grab the inner splined shaft and spin it in both directions. One way should be noticeably easier. If both directions feel the same, the clutch has locked up and must be dealt with.

Posted on: 8/5 20:04
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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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Thanks for the input guys, here is a list of seals I plan to get. Let me know if I am missing anything.

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Ross wrote: cutting exhaust


Is there any way around this? I didn't see anything in the manual about touching the exhaust?


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By all means replace the selector and throttle seals. Consider also putting new O-rings on the band adjusters.


I found all of the seals other than the o- rings for the band adjusters. Is there a part # for these?

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Posted on: 8/7 20:00
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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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The front exhaust pipes need to
Come off.

Trans gaskets set has all the gaskets.

And 0 rings.

And your that far into it.. Bell housing bushing.

Tail shaft bushing.

And why not just rebuild it.

Posted on: 8/7 22:59
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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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Or you can take yours to pack and seal. National city.

And they can match it up. Minimum 15 bucks.

Posted on: 8/7 23:11
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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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Usually the right pipe can stay. The left front pipe has to be removed or a section cut out to get the bell housing to pass. Off the top of my head the band adjuster o-rings are 9/16 OD and .06 cross section. You can just match them up at the hardware store.

Posted on: 8/8 7:01
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