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Yes, drop the pan, clean the filter (then), leave old fluid in torque convertor, then reinstall everything. Add one can of Sea Foam conditioner, then top off with Type "F" fluid if this trans is beleived to have never been overhauled.

Try putting a few miles on her, then report back to us.

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Thanks for all your help. What threw me is the fluid was so clean and no unordinary order. I'm not going up to car for a couple wks but I think I will get pan gasket drop pan and go from there. I will post my results. Thanks again Tommy"
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Just remember, you have the LARGE case 430cid style cruise-o-matic....

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Hi 430, when I went up last time I re-measured the tranny. I measured 10-7/8 I thought that was the mx cruiso, that's the gasket I was going to order. If not please let me know. Thanks Tommy"
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10 7/8" is the "HX" code cruise-o-matic for a 1959-60 430cid T-bird.

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Hi 430, I didn't realize that was the hx according to what ray had posted the lg cruiso was 11.6". Now i'm really confused. I guess i'm going to have to do more research, and take a better look @ the pan. I think the pan had a bump on drivers side in rear. I'll check when I go up. Thanks Tommy"
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Let me see if I can correct this for you, Tommy. Here are the pix I posted back on Page 4. The HX LARGE case tranny with a 11.6 measurement is for the 1961-1965 Tbirds. The HX LARGE case tranny with a 10 7/8" measurement is for the 1958-1960 Squarebirds. The MX Medium case has a measurement of 10 7/32".. It is my understanding, (correct me if I am wrong) that the OEM '58-'60 Squarebirds with the 352CI engine had the HX Medium 10 7/32" in place. The OEM HX Large 10 7/8" case was used on the 430MEL engine. Over the years, people have swapped engines and trannys for many reasons. Hopefully, this helps.
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Let me see if I can correct this for you, Tommy. Here are the pix I posted back on Page 4. The HX LARGE case tranny with a 11.6 measurement is for the 1961-1965 Tbirds. The HX LARGE case tranny with a 10 7/8" measurement is for the 1958-1960 Squarebirds. The MX Medium case has a measurement of 10 7/32".. It is my understanding, (correct me if I am wrong) that the OEM '58-'60 Squarebirds with the 352CI engine had the HX Medium 10 7/32" in place. The OEM HX Large 10 7/8" case was used on the 430MEL engine. Over the years, people have swapped engines and trannys for many reasons. Hopefully, this helps.
Hi Ray, I guess I have tranny that was used with the 430 mel engine 1959-1960 maybe that's why it has a cast bellhousing. Thanks for info Ray
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