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1960 vs 1962 dynaflow differences


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I just purchased a '60 Electra Flattop. The car had been sitting many years and the previous owner bought it non-running as well. Got the motor to fire up and idle.

The car rolls even though the gear selector is in park. When I attempted to put it in neutral with the car running. The transmission made all kinds of "bad" noises. Tried drive, same thing. I ran across another dynaflow out of a '62 LeSabre for sale that is supposed to be in good order. I know the '62 was an open driveline as opposed to the '60 torque tube design.

Are the rear sections of the transmissions interchangeable?

Are there any other differences that would cause problems with a swap out?

 

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What's a bad noise?

 

There is a u-joint inside the torque tube housing just ahead of the third member. That could do some clanking if it broke.

 

They will whine and whirl but I never considered those to be bad noises.

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  • 6 months later...

Definitely sounds like something is broken. I was thinking maybe the parking prawl broke off in the transmission and is banging around in there??

 

Haven't had a chance to pull the tailshaft off yet to inspect.

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