BUILD THREAD 81 Buick/Olds Turbo Wagon Update 6/4/19

liquidh8

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liquidh8

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Finally fixed the rear drain plug leak, I had to is one of those rubber/ metal gaskets.



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liquidh8

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Took the 4th clutch piston down to 1.630" to fit another friction.


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Longroof79

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Lookin' good , Jim.
What brand of bushing drivers did you use? I notice some sets do not have all the needed sizes. What do you recommend? I really can't go for a big buck set...like a Kent- Moore set.
I also have a new Teflon bushing for my pump. I already drilled out the drainback holes and pressed out the stator support to replace with the new hardened stator support.
I'm also going to retain the 7-vane rotor and vanes which are like brand new.
 
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liquidh8

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Jack, in work I have 4 different kitsch on bushing drivers. I have used something from each so far. So, I think it's hard to pinpoint one kit .

I finished up the overrun assembly. Working on the center support now.

I mistakenly opened up the plastic thrust bearing oil feed hole on the cap plug of the stator support to .065" instead of .045". So, I had to pull it out and peen the hole closed to fix it.

So far all the parts look pretty damn good, no blueing or overr heating.

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Longroof79

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Thanks Jim,
Yeah, you're right. different kits have various odd sizes of drivers. Worse comes to worse, I may just end up going to a transmission shop and have them drive out the old bushings and press in the new ones. Also, who did you get your overhaul kit from? I was thinking of possibly just going with CK.
 
liquidh8

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Jack, I have been using bushing dri ers, sockets, etc. At work we have most everything. I dont have all the bushing drivers at home.

I got my kit from CK. I did have an issue with the center support shaft iron rings, the replacements. I broke them trying to lock them back together. Ughh, the originals were in good shape, and mic'ed close to the new ones, so I will re-use them. They also went on easier. Maybe they were a different iron?

Anyway, I only needed 2 since I'm dual feeding the direct.

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Longroof79

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Jim,
I know sockets can be an alternative to driving bushings in and out. What I like about drivers is that they have a step in them to keep them positioned from slipping.
I had to get a replacement center support. Some nimrod took a chunk out of the original one. When I tried to take the iron rings off to transfer them onto the replacement, I also broke the locking tabs on all three. I did end up getting three replacements. I have heard of guys using solid Teflon rings. I'm sure they can be a bear to get on compared to split or scarf cut rings.
The iron rings are brittle.

I need Teflon rings for the turbine shaft. I'd also would like to replace those with solid rings. They do take a little finagling to get on.
Thanks for your suggestion.
 
liquidh8

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Jack, that stinks! At least I'm not the only one who broke them. I was going to use teflon, but the most I read they weren't necessary, and wore the drum faster. I dont know one way or the other.

I am doing a little hear and there as I have time, I hope to get it done through next week.

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