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by RICKYMOPAR
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61

Warmer today but windy, some mock up work and air testing of clutches and servos. Difficulty removing rear oil seal, installed new easily. Mock up installation of emergency brake parts.

Rear oil seal and brake mock up.jpg
Rear oil seal at Auto Zone or others.jpg
valve body test fitting .jpg
by RICKYMOPAR
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61

replacing 1 2 shift governor valve. jpg Completing valve body modification, New pressure regulator spring, 1-2 shift governor valve can be down shifted at high speed, I do not recommend this on push button transmissions it's too easy to have a surprise, if you select the wrong button. Cut down 3/16...
by RICKYMOPAR
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61

Celebrated New Years Eve and Day in Sheridan Wyoming and southern Montana. Arrived back yesterday evening, driving through a horrible wind storm for hundreds of miles on the return trip. This morning I went to John Quinn's to see what was happening and we went to check on vehicle storage and to rep...
by RICKYMOPAR
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61

Paper towels do not leave behind large loose fibers. Large fibers say like shop rags, that can get stuck in the valves/spools stopping their action until removed. Isopropyl, Ethanol and methanol co-solvents work great for flushing and cleaning, but are very flammable. I do use these in a well venti...
by RICKYMOPAR
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61

Cold and windy still, sunny though. Starting on valve body cleaning, repair and modification. Found some water damage and will require attention. Note the reverse lock out safety check, exclusive to push button or cable shifted transmissions, and the dual pump check valves, for front and rear pumps...
by RICKYMOPAR
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61

Refurbished forward drum, new clutches rubber seals, clearances checked, installed new thrust bearing between input and output shafts with bronze, replacing fiber board original that was still serviceable just old. my preference of band apply lever ratios are 3.8 to 4.2 on this type build. rebuildi...
by RICKYMOPAR
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61

A busy morning, chiropractor, physical therapy, pick up medication at Walgreens, 'not mine'. Finally at lunch time I was able to continue on this project. Missing E-brake parts located and delivered, the cleaning continues, broke into rebuild kit and no out put seal, found two at advance auto, also...
by RICKYMOPAR
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61

Finally a warm enough day to continue on the project, fun project. Just making sure everything is going to work, so far everything is great..
by RICKYMOPAR
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61

Continuing E brake repair and cleaning, found pieces to be missing, like adjuster wheel and pivot shaft and bad E brake shoes. Lots of cleaning to finish. More pictures below. 1 required puller to pull E brake drum.jpg 1 Oil digested brake shoes.jpg 1 Dirty and missing parts.jpg 1 54 part number on...
by RICKYMOPAR
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61

Sunny today but not warm. Decided I'd better continue this endeavor and not find my human remains on the couch. I found a huge mess of brown shoe polish coating everything and about 1/8 inch deep in transmission pan, and clogged filter screen. Disassembled everything including band servos. Scrapped...
by RICKYMOPAR
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: How To
Topic: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61

Converting A-466 to A-727 push button 62 to 65. I performed this conversion many years ago, and are revisiting it now, helping a friend of ours resurrect a non-moving forward look convertible. after pricing front pumps and torque convertors as well as rebuild kits, We decided to up grade to a still...
by RICKYMOPAR
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Coker Magnum wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Coker Magnum wheels

Yes, they will fit, these are new wheels, not rebuilt old ones. The original road / magnum wheels had a frosted dull chrome star. They do look out of place on some vehicles. Rick
by RICKYMOPAR
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: radiator hose replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: radiator hose replacement

It's better to use new clamps with a new hose, gasket maker or sealant is acceptable and required often. Make sure the weep hole on water pump is not weeping. Pressure test your system and check. Keep up the good work. Rick
by RICKYMOPAR
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Can only go in reverse, stuck brake cable?
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Can only go in reverse, stuck brake cable?

The front brakes are directional as they energize going forward. try backing the shoes off a little bit and see if the problem improves. if not, you will be pulling the drums, for inspection and clean up. let us know what you find. Rick
by RICKYMOPAR
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Cannot get tranny out of neutral
Replies: 25
Views: 4525

Re: Cannot get tranny out of neutral

Good Job! The 59 A 466 transmissions have two different valve bodys, the better is the one like the 60 or one piece, like you have. I personally would not have had any problem reusing the shift cable again. That being a' Known good part' is definitely a better choice. Good luck in the future, be su...