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I know there is a GM transmission in the 62. does anyone know a national chain that would rebuild a transmission or how much it should cose? thank you..greg
the trans was fine...untill I had the carb rebuilt...the power increased 10 fold....its almost like there is too powerfull.....the car starts to move and then it slips...as if it was low on fluid...the fluid is fine....and like I said...it just started slipping with the new found horse power...gregHere is info I have posted previously on poor shifting in the Cloud Hydramatic:
"Almost every Hydramatic that I have had in the shop for shifting problems no matter what Pre 1965 Rolls-Royce or Bentley it was in was a result of worn or incorrectly adjusted linkages. The throttle valve linkage is very sensitive to adjustment, half a turn on the threaded linkage will change the shifting points and operation. Before you take it into a shop, and if you are mechanically inclined and can read and understand the workshop manual, get under it and check the linkage according to the manual. Pay particular attention to any slop in the linkages, especially the throttle valve. Last year I had a Bentley S in the shop that a transmission shop had rebuilt the trans twice, and it still didn't work right. I replaced the throttle linkage and made new bushings, adjusted it properly, and it worked perfectly afterwards. I doubt the trans needed to be rebuilt at all, it was simply a matter of sloppy linkage. I'm not saying yours isn't toast, things like running it out of oil will wreck it, but the Hydramatic in my experience is a very robust transmission. Have you checked the oil level? That would be the first thing I would do. If you do take it into a trans shop, try and find one with an old guy working there who would be familiar with them."
What symptoms are you experiencing with the transmission Greg?