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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / 4-speed conversion Question
« on: April 03, 2011, 04:08:19 PM »
Wow. I think this thread opened my eyes. Thanks to all for a splash of reality. I mentioned the Chevelle conversion to show some mechanical familiarity with the process. Thanks, CBarge, for the high compliment. I just thought shifting that Fury would bring the fum factor up a notch.

Thanks for showing me the light, guys!

Uncle Hulka

Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / 4-speed conversion Question
« on: April 01, 2011, 07:53:52 AM »
I am just wondering how difficult it would be to find all the parts necessary to convert my '68 Sport Fury Conv. to a 4-speed. It's an original 440HP/727 TF car, so I'm guessing I would need an A833 trans and everything else (pedals, brackets, bellhousing, etc.). I just converted my Chevelle to a 4-speed and I'm thinking how cool it would be if I could do the same to my Sport Fury.

Thanks and if anyone here has done this, please let me know if this dream is too complicated to be realistic (not to mention cost effective).

All The Best,
Uncle Hulka

Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / Torqueflite throttle linkage adjustment question
« on: August 26, 2010, 02:36:13 PM »

Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / Torqueflite throttle linkage adjustment question
« on: August 26, 2010, 07:44:42 AM »
This is what I was kind of dreading, but deep down felt was probable.

OK, now two final questions;

1) Can this rebuild be don with the trans in the car or does it have to be pulled?

2) Does anyone here recommend a specific rebuild/shift kit and the best place to get it? I'm thinking TransGo was a name I've heard,but I could be mistaken.

Thanks for confirming what I suspected, but dared not say aloud.

Oh well, part of the joy of owning an old car. On the bright side, I can't wait to see how she runs with a rebuilt transmission with a moderate shift kit!!! Woo Hoo!

All my thanks,
Uncle Hulka

Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / Torqueflite throttle linkage adjustment question
« on: August 24, 2010, 02:12:59 AM »
And this adjustment could be the cause of runaway rpm at the shift point?

Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / Torqueflite throttle linkage adjustment question
« on: August 23, 2010, 02:31:51 PM »
That's right, Dana44. To be honest, when it tries to shift under heavy acceleration, I lift after a second or two to avoid burning anything up so I can't say for sure it wouldn't shift by itself under those conditions.

I'm pretty sure I've got it adjusted properly. It seems to shift at the proper point (speed) under little to light acceleration.

Why is it behaving like this? could it be clutches and steels? I guess I want to hear that it's an external adjustment and I don't have to rebuild her.


Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / Torqueflite throttle linkage adjustment question
« on: August 22, 2010, 12:03:26 PM »
Pretty sure I followed this procedure, BUT I might have elongated the vertical rod TOO much! I'll investigate and let you know. Thanks, CBARGE!!!

Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / Torqueflite throttle linkage adjustment question
« on: August 22, 2010, 11:23:28 AM »
Hey CBarge! Thanks for the input, but your reply kind of bums me out (do
 they still say that?) I really thought I was onto something.


I'm out of ideas (and cash)!

Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / Torqueflite throttle linkage adjustment question
« on: August 22, 2010, 10:30:39 AM »

With reference to my 68 Sport Fury, I have been thinking about my transmission problem (rpm runaway at 1-2 & 2-3 shifts) and have a question.

I have adjusted the throttle linkage as outlined in the 1968 Factory Service Manual...BUT my transmission was built in 1971. I learned here that in 1971, they introduced a part throttle kickdown feature to the torqueflite. Now I am wondering if this change in transmission design required a different linkage adjustment procedure than the one for the previous design.

As I started to consider this possibility, I am reminded that when I first performed the adjustment procedure outlined in the '68 FSM, the vertical rod connecting the bellcrank to the transmission has been bent pretty substantially. At the time I couldn't understand how that rod got bent, since it is well protected by the engine and firewall.

With these bends, I was unable to follow the adjustment procedure because the rod wasn't long enough. So I straitened the rod the best I could. I was then able to follow the procedure because the rod was now straighter and therefore, longer. Hooray for me.

In retrospect, what a fool I was! At this point in time, I hadn't driven the car yet. I was just going through the the entire car, changing all the fluids and filters and making sure everything was honky dory. The linkage adjustment check was just another step in this process.

In my defense, at this time I didn't know the trans was a '71 vintage, but since I didn't understand the importance of this linkage and how critical in the operation of the transmission, I just went ahead and 'fixed' the linkage without even knowing if it needed fixing at all!!!!!

If anyone here knows the linkage adjustment procedure for a '71 TF, could you please share it with me. I don't know if I might be onto something, or if I'm on a wild goose chase.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!

Uncle Hulka2010-08-22 15:32:23

OK, now that I'm 99.9% sure that mine is a TRW, I have to know, what is the purpose of the metal 'coupling' in the middle of the hose?

POLARACO2010-04-01 22:58:52

Here is a pic I took today. What's the verdict?
 BTW, what do the .94 & 1.06 numbers measurements of?   

Thanks Mosey! I still can't quite tell what I've got. My eyes aren't as good as they once were and I cant read the tiny print. Is there a way to tell by looking at the pump?

I guess the title says it all. I am in the process of trying to find a replacement high pressure power steering hose for my '68 Sport Fury. evidently they discontinued the hose used for Hi Perf engines (it's a larger diameter hose than standard).  Polaraco put me in touch with a man who can help me (thanks again Polaraco) but he needs to know what make pump I have (F-M, Saginaw, TRW, etc.).

How can I identify my pump?

Thanks for any help!

Uncle Hulka

PS - So close to cruising season it hurts.

Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / Uncle Hulka asks "Will This Fit?"
« on: September 16, 2009, 02:20:37 PM »

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