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by 1948F1
Tue Sep 26, 2023 8:42 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: Manual to automatic transmission swap
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Manual to automatic transmission swap

Thanks Lou. I seem to have a vague memory of that technique from years ago used when changing a worn bushing. I will be in the shop tomorrow morning giving it a try. You have given me hope! I'm only 68 and still learning as I go! Ed
by 1948F1
Tue Sep 26, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: Manual to automatic transmission swap
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Manual to automatic transmission swap

I didn't know it was removable! There's hope! Any tips on how that can be done? Thanks so much! Ed
by 1948F1
Tue Sep 26, 2023 6:31 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: Manual to automatic transmission swap
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Manual to automatic transmission swap

OK folks, I've hit a big snag in my plans to change engines in my 63 Comet. The original 170 is smoking from everywhere, and slinging oil from the rear main seal. So, I got a good running 200 from a friend to swap in. Simple right? HA! My car is an automatic, and the donor engine is from a manual ca...
by 1948F1
Thu Aug 10, 2023 10:30 am
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: Transmission Fluid
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Transmission Fluid

OK folks, I'm getting close to daily driver status on my 63 4 door. 170 with a Merc-o-Matic. Ordered a Trans pan gasket, after finding out the filter is cleaned and re-used. So we come to fluid. My research indicates in 63 they used M2C-33D fluid which was whale oil based. This seems to be called ty...
by 1948F1
Wed Aug 09, 2023 11:07 am
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: Transmission filter
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Transmission filter

Thanks everyone, I ordered a pan gasket. My old Motors Repair Manual did state to remove and clean the filter. That mystery solved. Now, What fluid to use?! I've been checking on line and get mixed results. Seems in 63 they used a whale oil base M2C-33D. This seems to translate to type A. Later in t...
by 1948F1
Tue Aug 08, 2023 2:57 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: Transmission filter
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Transmission filter

Made to clean and reuse...interesting. I don't remember that feature. I will certainly drop the pan and investigate. That may be why nobody seems to have one. I've tried Rock Auto, Parts Geek, Melvin's, MAC's, Carpenter, Falcon Enterprises, and a couple others. I found the correct gasket at Melvin's...
by 1948F1
Sat Aug 05, 2023 11:35 am
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: Transmission filter
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Transmission filter

I bought a 63 Mercury Comet with a 170 and auto trans. I'm unable to locate the transmission filter/gasket set for this car? What gives? Does anyone know of a source? Thanks!
by 1948F1
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Comet Forum Events
Topic: The 2022 Comet Gathering is on!
Replies: 42
Views: 7434

Re: The 2022 Comet Gathering is on!

OK, I guess I'm too new at this to be in the loop. I had no idea there was a Comet Gathering. I'm not far, in Georgia, and will make an effort to be at the next one. How do I get info? Thanks!
Ed text to: 678-294-8157
by 1948F1
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from AK
Replies: 14
Views: 1763

Re: Hello from AK

Bullet holes add character.
by 1948F1
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from AK
Replies: 14
Views: 1763

Re: Hello from AK

Bullet holes add character.
by 1948F1
Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: Finding Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: Finding Parts

Thanks to everyone! I appreciate the advise, and the warnings! Ed
by 1948F1
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 63 Parking light
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: 63 Parking light

Is the 60-63 parking light all the same, except for lense color? I compared internet photos and it sure looks like it. George thinks he has one, but he wasn't sure it would fit, since mine is a 63, and he has a 62. Thanks again.
by 1948F1
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 63 Parking light
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: 63 Parking light

Thanks!
by 1948F1
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

Re: New Member

By toasted I meant: Done, ruined. It is corroded, the contacts wont push in to allow the bulb to turn into it's locking grooves. I have been cleaning it and spraying PB Blaster in it to try and get enough corrosion dissolved to allow the contacts to push in. Now that I know it is a unit, and the soc...
by 1948F1
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 63 Parking light
Replies: 4
Views: 791

63 Parking light

I'm trying to find a passenger side front park/signal light assembly, or the socket and wiring if it is removable. Ed