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Old 06-04-2010, 04:40 AM
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Hi,

I own a '60 Hardtop with a 352 c.i. and a cruise-o-matic

I'm having a heck of time trying to figure out just what this part is and what function does it serve?

It's a tube which mounts on a bracket (which uses the same mounting holes as the "swing set") at the rear of the intake manifold. It has a "Schrader" type valve. The other end of the looks like it is supposed to be attached to the driver's side of the tranny, but isn't connected to anything. I can't find a good pic of this, and none of my parts and shop manuals show it clearly.

Help, please!


Thanks!
Warren F.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:50 AM
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Hey Warren,
I asked the same question sometime back. If it looks like a valve stem for a bike tire, it is something to check the transmission fluid pressure! Don't bother it!!! That's what I was told!
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:40 AM
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It is (was) a test port for the trans. It was used during assembly.

Do a search here as this was discussed before and tech info was posted (I believe).
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:10 PM
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Hi,

I've searched the forums and found a few references, but nothing definitive or specific. In what manual or "shop tips" is this tube/test port shown or written about?

Does anyone have pics to where this tube connects?

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Warren F. (The *other* Warren....)
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:51 PM
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I have a copy of this pub-

http://www.squarebirds.org/1958service.htm

While this particular issue does not show it, a copy I have does.

I will try to scan it.
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Hi Kultulz,

If you can scan in what you have, I would love to have the complete copy if that article is not to long. I gather it is a different article than the '58 Service Manual #4. I would like to add it to the Technical Library. BTW, another version of the 1958 Service Manual #4 is up on Fortune City and might be a more readable copy. I would recommend that anyone with a Squarebird print off that little booklet because what applies there for the 1958 also includes, to most extent, the 1959 and 1960 Squarebirds. Some or a lot of the information there is not in the Squarebirds shop manual. Here is the link.

http://squarebirds.fortunecity.com/T...958service.htm
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:24 AM
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I was wondering what that valve is for too, it seems so accessable that I thought it might be important to do something to it. I also have an old tranny in the trunk that has one on it. I will take a pic of it tomorrow and try to send it to Ray so he can pass it on to you guys. BTW, Ray, did you get the pic's I tryed to send of the wheels and the tranny?---Doug H
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Hi Doug, no I did not get the pix! Can you send them again? They must have fallen through the cracks!
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If you can scan in what you have, I would love to have the complete copy if that article is not to long. I gather it is a different article than the '58 Service Manual #4. I would like to add it to the Technical Library.
I am thinking they have different publication dates.

I will find it and scan the page.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:10 AM
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It seems I'm not the only one trying to figure out what this tube is actually for, and where it connects to the tranny.

Thanks to those who have replied so far. It doesn't appear I'm much closer to having an answer, except for KULTULZ's reply that the tube "is (was) a test port for the trans".

Even some detail pics of where it connects to the trans would be helpful. On my trans, I can see a plug in the trans on the driver's side - Hmmm, just maybe?

The tube on the trans end is just hangin' in the breeze.

Thanks!
Warren F. (the OTHER Warren... )
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