Loman's White 65 project

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Ran into a little snafu last week. This car had sat outside for 10 years after I bought it and probably longer from previous owner. We got it running and drove it around barn before it was parked at my grandmas. Then I bought a house with shed in 2004. We brought the car home and it has been inside ever since. A couple of times several years since the last time I would start it and put it in gear just to lube things up. Before i started working on it again, we were trying to push it and was having one heck of a time. So I took trans down to buddies and we were going to go through it and check it out and freshen things up. Well we couldn't get the input shaft out and it was rusty inside it. Seems there was moisture in it. So started digging through transmission pile and pulled out another C4. The 2nd trans needs the shifting arm swapped out since it had been cut to put a B&M floor shifter on it. I also have to swap the tail shaft because the screw that holds the speedo is broke off. I tried to get it out but couldn't.
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Last night I got the 289 painted and started painting some of the accesory parts for the motor.
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The auto trans that mystical object.
That is one of the things I know nothing about.
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loman wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:04 am
Last night I got the 289 painted and started painting some of the accesory parts for the motor.
Good color for the block :P I like it.

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I got tailshaft and bellhousing changed. Shifting arms been swapped and new seals installed. I should have looked before but I didn't. The flexplate is all chewed up so guess I need to get new one. But I have a problem, my flexplate is 160 teeth. I Counted several times and 160 is correct. I never heard of that and all I see for it is a 157 or 164 plate. Anyone else run into this issue?

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After some beer and googling yesterday, what i have figured out is the 160 flexplate was probably either from a 260 or early 289. In my case, it is the early 289. I also read that some people have installed a 157 in place of the 160. I borrowed a 157 tooth flexplate from a buddy and bolted it on and installed my spare bellhousing onto the motor and set on floor. Primed the motor, installed the starter, grabbed a spare solenoid and battery and hot wired everything. The starter engaged and turned the motor over several times so that is what i am going to try. Hopefully today i will have everything back in the car if time permits.

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Here are some pictures of the transmission from the other week.

Turns out this past weekend after talking to the crew chief, he found a 157 tooth flexplate at his house. So i removed my buddy's flexplate and installed the one crew chief found. We bolted the motor to the trans and set everything back in the car with new motor mounts. Nice to have motor back in the car. NOw it is time to start buttoning things back up. I'm looking forward to getting all the loose parts around the shop back on the car. We want to change some things on 390 car, and i don't want to have parts from 2 cars scattered about the shop.
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