T-350 Direct Drum - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 08:44 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Victorville CA
Posts: 38
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
T-350 Direct Drum

My th350 rebuild has been going smoothly but I have couple of questions.First is I'm having a problem fitting the direct drum piston.I'm confident I have the seals on the piston correctly,both the inner and outer lip seals facing down and he lip seal on the drum facing facing up I'm assuming this is the correct way.The problem is I can't get the piston seated in the drum,I've chased both seals around but it just won't seat.Any tips on how I can solve this problem.Thanks

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 08:57 PM
ride00007's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 14
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I just did my first rebuild last week. It fought me a little too and I can't help but think it was due to that center seal facing upwards.
What I did was just lube it up really good with ATF and trans lube and rotated it back and forth as I used a seal tool. I found that a .008-.010" feeler gage almost worked better than the tool. Just be careful not to nick the seal. But try rotating back and forth... or hold the tool in one spot and rotate the piston. It'll go... then remember to do the air checking before you final assemble. Remember it's low pressure... like 25-30lbs.
I got my car up and on the road on sunday. I was really excited to try out the trans and everything seems to be okay with it. Had to fix a minor coolant leak and now I'm waiting for a day over 35 degrees to do some more tranny testing.
Good luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 09:14 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Victorville CA
Posts: 38
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
TH350 Direct Drum

That was a fast response,Thanks.
Yeah it seemed to me too that it's the center seal in the drum that's what was hanging me up.I tried using a feeler gauge but I'll give a try again tomorrow.Thanks again.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Transmission - Rearend posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TH350 - 36 Element Direct Drum Conversion ride00007 Transmission - Rearend 8 12-14-2010 06:25 PM
Direct Drum frickenbored Transmission - Rearend 24 03-30-2010 04:03 AM
power glide direct drum question silvertoy Transmission - Rearend 2 01-12-2009 11:24 PM
TH350 direct drum band wobbles in goo tubbedz Transmission - Rearend 2 07-30-2008 03:31 PM
Torrington Bearing between Direct and forward drum? 6426yy Transmission - Rearend 2 05-05-2008 02:28 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.