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Old 06-11-2014, 05:40 AM
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I would like to see a picture of your trans dip stick. Mine is from an all original untouched car and it definitely doesn't have any rubber plug or clips. I've had dozens of Thunderbirds and I've never seen one like you describe.

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The transmission stick referred to John, is similar to Daves, but without the expander, ie. rubber bung and inverted metal cup, looking at the picture that Dave has uploaded, showing these parts, it would appear his stick is missing the retaining clip to hold things in place, it is just possible to see the nick just above rubber bung where the retaining clip should be.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:56 PM
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Here are some pictures of my trans dipstick. This is from an original '59. As you can see there's no rubber plug at all.

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Thanks for that John, but you are talking 1950's, with the advent of the 1960's a whole lot of things changed, probably with the inclusion of T Bird dip sticks,.
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The dipstick design changed in 1961 with part number C1AA-7A020. The pictures that Dave posted look like the 1961 dipstick with the rubber plug. Most of the squarebirds I've owned have had the same one that I posted pictures of which is part number B5A-7A020. It's possible some 60's came with the 1961 part or it was replaced at a later date. The majority of cars I've come across have had the dipstick replaced at some point so it's hard to tell what it originally came with.

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I checked both of my 1960 352's and the dipsticks were the same as John has posted. I went to the shelf and found another, but there was also one as originally pictured with the rubber seal and washers. Both designs were 23" from stop at the top to the bottom. Also significant was that the Full and Low marks are all 1 1/2" apart, not close as shown on the dipstick in question.
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If the 61 and subs dipstick is different, did the 61 cruiseomatic have different capacity specs?
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