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Unknown Transmission bracket
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Dave Cz
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I’m attempting to reinstall my engine/transmission assembly back into the car (55 400) and I’ve been gathering up the parts removed some 7 years ago. Not everything was well documented. I successfully located the gear selector bracket that attaches to the transmission and the two associated ½ x 20 x ½ inch bolts. But in the bag with the two bolts was another mystery bracket shown below.
No part number markings but with mountings holes that appear to the match up with the gear selector bracket.
Question: Any one recognize this bracket and what is its function. The two mounting bolts are short, but I can barely mount the two brackets together onto the transmission. Is this correct?
Once again for any assistance.

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Posted on: 2021/9/30 10:26
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Re: Unknown Transmission bracket
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The odd bracket is to support the exhaust pipe. I have seldom seen one on a 55. Later cars had a support bracket that bolted on with the bell housing bolts and was thus about 5" further forward. Your bolts should be long enough to engage at least 6 threads into the trans case.

Posted on: 2021/9/30 11:19
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Re: Unknown Transmission bracket
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Dave Cz
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Thank you Sir: That was it.
The smaller holes align exactly with a muffler clamp, and comparing with the other car, aligns with a joint in the exhaust pipe.
I was unable to observe that at first because the darn exhaust pipe was in the way.

Posted on: 2021/9/30 12:34
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