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Subject: [oletrucks] Manual to automatic--It works!!!
From: Banjomike@aol.com
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 01:25:34 EDT
Hi evrybody--

For those of you who have not been following along in this adventure, several 
months ago I  made the decision to switch my old original manual transmission 
for a T400.  This weekend, finally did all the detail things like adding the 
transmission cooler and running hoses to the transmission (next 
project--replace cooler hoses with 3/8" brake lines), got a drive shaft, 
although I had to have one made because I couldn't find one long enough in 
any of our junk yards, charged the battery, connected the starter and took it 
for a spin---first out of the garage about 2 feet and then back into the 
garage.  Everything seemed to work--no leaks or explosions, so I checked 
everything, tightened all bolts, grabbed my cell phone and took a drive on 
the freeway.  Absolutely no problems---seems to shift smoothly and run great. 
 Have to say though, that it is pretty spooky without the clutch pedal.  All 
of a sudden, I feel the need of power disk brakes.  

Thanks for all the help and suggestions.  If anybody is interested in the 
original transmission (excellent shape), ping me off the list.  It will be 
very reasonable.  I have pictures of the process I will post on my web site 
this week in case anybody is interested in what not to do.
Mike Gleeson
'55 2nd longbed
See <A HREF="http:/home.earthlink.net/~mikegleeson/index.html">My Truck</A>
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