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02-27-2013 05:59 PM
minipower I agree with rick... I am not sure or not, if it matters if there is ATF in it or not.. Not sure if having no ATF in it during storage will dry out the seals and give you internal leaks or not... For me, just to be safe I would make sure the ATF does not drain out during storage....
02-23-2013 08:17 AM
Originally Posted by rick 427 View Post
Roger,pull the converter and wrap it seperately...that'll stop the fluid from coming out of the cooler line ports.
Will do. Thanks again.
02-22-2013 10:29 PM
rick 427 Roger,pull the converter and wrap it seperately...that'll stop the fluid from coming out of the cooler line ports.
02-22-2013 10:26 PM
roger1 Thanks!
The drum liner is a great idea. It does seem to continue to drip from the cooling line ports onto my shop floor.
02-22-2013 10:12 PM
rick 427 Very nice!!...My advice is that you do nothing to it for now.I'd leave the fluid and the converter in it,put it in a plastic drum liner to keep your floor oil free, and stow it away in a dry corner somewhere.Then when you're ready to install it,flip the converter into a bucket to drain it,change the front and rear seals,throw a filter and pan gasket on it ,dress it up,and away you go...Thats gonna be a really nice conversion when it's done.Good luck with it.
02-22-2013 09:57 PM
roger1 Pictures always make things more interesting.

Pictures of the car right before the engine was removed:

A few days later here's the engine/transmission in the back of my El Camino:

Here's the pickup it's going into: (This project is for my wife. My car is a '55 Bel Air.)

She won't drive it the way it is now. It's got a 235 6 cyl and a 3 speed on the column that pops of of second sometimes. But, it's the manual steering that is the real problem for her. Of course she wants A/C and a new paint job too.
02-22-2013 04:21 PM
700R4 Question

I just picked up a 305 TPI engine and 700R4 transmission out of a 1991 Z28 with 63K miles on it.

I got to hear the engine run in the car before I bought it. The car was a creampuff but the guy picked up an LS1 he wanted to put in the car.

I'm going to put this combination in my '57 Chevy pickup. But, it is probably going to be at least a year before it's in and running.
It's now been about 2 months since I got it and the only thing I've done so far is separate the transmission (1FZM model) from the engine and set it on the floor of my shop.

I will assume the fluid has never been changed in it but I don't know that's the case.

So, my question is what I should do to the transmission now in preparation for storage for at least a year?

Btw, I found it on craigslist and it was exactly what I was looking for to put in the pickup. I think I got a steal on it too. Paid $1000 for the combo including all the accessories and ECU.

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