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Ultramatic questions?????
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Hi Guys and girls. I'm pulling down my ultramatic in my 56 Clipper. Firstly, in the pic below, i'm thinking this is my hi range clutch assembly but someone has welded it and i'm not quite sure why? Also when I went to bolt up my transmission (bellhousing to motor), it doesn't seem to matter how hard I try I cant get it all the way home. comes up about a half inch short and I cant get it flush to bolt it up. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated...

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Posted on: 4/7 1:35
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Re: Ultramatic questions?????
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Yes that is the high range clutch assembly and that welding is how it was made from the two pieces that comprise it. Access to the clutch discs within are on the rear side of that housing by pulling the assembly out of the case and removing the big snap ring that retains the rear cover.

Your problem with the unit not pulling up to the engine is that the torque convertor is not fully engaged in the transmission. There are three sets of splines that must engaged. It takes a goodly amount of spinning and pushing to get them all lined up and the problem compounds if any of the splines have gotten burrs on them from handling. When the the convertor is all the way in, its bolt flange is about flush with edge of the bell housing.

Posted on: 4/7 3:42
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Re: Ultramatic questions?????
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Thanks Ross for the clarity. Will let you know how I go 😊

Posted on: 4/7 5:10
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