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Re: [T3] AT rebuild

On Thu, 2005-01-06 at 19:38, Jim Adney wrote:

> Wow! That's cheap! Then I realized that it was just too cheap, so I scrolled 
> down a few messages and found the correction.  ;-)
> Yes, $850 is certainly a chunk of change. If you get a different TC, I'd make 
> sure that you end up with the late style. I have a good one here if that helps.
> I'm not sure if replacing the TC is necessary, but I don't know much about ATs 
> and how the ATF moves around in them. If rebuilding them cleans out any debris 
> and if debris is likely to accumulate in there, then it's probably necessary.
> If your '69 has the early style AT with the separate side covers, I'd suggest 
> trying to find a good used later one, up thru '71.
> Russ? What do you think?

I would go for the rebuilt converter. The Converter is actually a large
centrifuge. Any junk that goes into it is thrown to the outside and
lodges there. When they rebuild them, they cut the weld for the 2 halves
and open it up. They then clean everything out, and replace any worn
bushings. They then weld the whole thing back together and test it. A
friend of mine does these for a living. You would be surprised at the
crap he cleans out of them.
Either differential will work fine, if they don't leak. You will find
that the labor for an automatic overhaul goes up drastically, if they
have rebuild the differental too.

Russ Wolfe
'71 FB AT
'66 FB MT
'64 T34 (not running)
'65 T1 (not running)

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