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I have a 1948 Dodge someone converted the Fluid drive unit to a manual. It was not a nice job and I need to convert it back. I would like to buy a Fluid drive unit or find someone good at working on them who can convert it back to the proper Fluid Drive coupling. Any suggestions? Thanks
The Oklahoma storms are heading this way so Kit ( wife ) and I decided to go get some food and bring it home. Of course, we had to take The 'Riv. She's been leaking transmission fluid some since I got her and I hadn't filled her back up, yet. So, when we got home and I lost my transmission, I was scared I toasted it. I had pulled into the garage, which has about 12" of wiggle room front to back, put her in park, turned her off, and took my foot off the brake and she started rolling backwards. Not good. I started her up and even though the stick was at "P", she started moving backwards - she had dropped into reverse. I fiddled with the stick, which was sliding back and forth easily, not stopping in any gears, and she ended up in park for good. I couldn't get any other gear. So, tornadoes are heading this way along with the rest that comes with tornado weather, and my 'Riv is sticking halfway out of the garage and in Park and can't be pushed in or rolled out. The tranny fluid was low, but not too awfully bad. At this point, any of you guys would already know what it was, but I'm new to this stuff so I didn't know what to look at/for. Luckily, the guy across the street knows everything about cars, old or new. I explain what's going on, he grabs a light and we jack and block her up. While he's sliding under there, he says "Let's see what's wrong with your linkage." Turns out, one of the cotter-type pins is gone, just as he suspected. I don't have any of those pins so we rigged it up enough to get it in the garage and I'm a much happier camper. He showed me what pin to get by pulling the other one off and now I have a $2.99 problem to deal with and not a busted transmission. Amen for car guys. I'll probably never be one, so I just have to hope I have enough beer and computer knowledge to trade. Whew. -BEPNewt Time to hunker down, sirens will be going off in the next 20 minutes. Hope you guys in OKCity made it through OK.