Colonel Mustard - 1975 IH Travelall 150

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  1. MrKenmore

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    No RTV for the gasket. Let's see how it goes.

    Jeff J.-
    Campell hooked me up with the strip gaskets. Runners are already installed.
     
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    Well the new pan gasket is in! Didn't fill up yet because I noticed the fluid supply line from the radiator was leaking. Took it apart and could see both sides of the flare were cross threaded. I have the new fitting to go on the transmission which is 1/8" male NPT by 5/16" flare. I may get to use my fancy flare tool again!! I also did a helicoil repair on one of the threads. It was totally stripped.

    Working underneath is a real pain. Everything takes twice as long. I may just button up this and then go to my FIL's shop where I can use a lift. I imagine the neutral safety switch sensor is leaking too!
     
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    I really lucked out. Turns out the flare nut was fine. It had some brass from the fitting in the threads. This was preventing me from threading on a spare flare fitting I had. I removed this piece of brass and more with a dental pick.
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    Here is the fitting on the transmission. Turns out it is the supply line to the cooler. I had trouble following the lines!
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    It was really bad. I am wondering if this was the real source of my visible leaks below as this connects in the front drivers side corner above the pan.

    All pan bolts torqued to 10 foot pounds. That's per my aftermarket pan instructions. We will monitor closely to see if this needs to be increased or maybe just another round of 10 foot pounds tightening after a week or two.
     
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    Took the Colonel out for a spin today. Ran a few errands. All seemed to be good. No red stuff dripping from the fan so I'm pretty excited. I do think I may need to do some adjustment to the kickdown cable as I am not quite able to get the proper 3rd gear to 2nd gear downshift when going up a hill with the gas pedal to the floor. 195 degree Robert Shaw thermostat is also working out nicely. Stays steady at 195 per my mechanical temp gauge.

    Thanks for the pic Jeff. That looks like it may be the ticket. I have no connection for the vent line on my filler neck. I'm slowly collecting all the parts for a proper charcoal canister system.
     
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    You gonna take the Colonel to Fort Wayne?
     
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    That's the plan. But, it's the Terra that was built there so I'm torn on what to do!!!!
     
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    Good to hear the gasket is working!

    Now imagine being as low as mine is.... I can't get the jack under it without airing it all the way up

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    x2 on the other half. If not, why choose, share the drive in the Travelall.....It was built to tow.....:yes:
     
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    I'll give it another look this week to confirm it's working good with no leaks. My back is killing me from crawling under the Travelall!!! I am so used to the Terra. Even with no lift and 29 inch tires, I can scoot under there no problem. Not so with the Colonel!!! I can't even pass the frame rail trying to slide under.
     
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    Well the transmission fluid is still leaking. What a bummer. I may try tightening things up. Service manual says to torque to 150 inch pounds. I did 120 inch pounds which is what the aftermarket pan installation guide had listed. This is dry, no RTV for the record. The leaking is occurring only at the front. Am I missing some other point of failure / leak?
     
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    I'm actually thinking the fill tube needs to be examined closely for leaking fluid!!! Seems like it could be a culprit. As I side note, RTV is a no no in automatic transmissions from what I am reading. Michael Mayben has some awesome write ups over on IHPA forum. Sharp guy!
     
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    You might think this sounds strange,but dust some flour over the area that is leaking and above the area,it will show a trace to where the leak is coming from.Yes its a mess to clean up after.I would not tighten the pan anymore yet,the dipstick is an o-ring,check that area well.
     
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    No leak appears to be occurring at the fill tube / dipstick. However, I have a steady stream originating from the shifter linkage. Looks like I'll be pealing back the carpet and removing the tunnel cover! I am also trying to fix the slop in the shifter linkage. More on that later.
     
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    Parts are in for the 727 shifter shaft seal!

    Timken 8609 and MOPAR 02466548
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    Neutral safety switch and new wiring connector lead (mine is showing copper). MOPAR doesn't make the NSS anymore.
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    I also got the fill tube / dipstick tube MOPAR O-ring 06030608
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    I'm hoping to take care of this Saturday. I'll be removing the seat, carpet and tunnel access cover. I probably won't do the O rings for the fill tube / dipstick tube as it's not leaking there now. But I wanted to at least have them. Just an FYI, my FIL has an auto body shop so getting Big 3 parts is super easy! I just phone it in and he gets in within a day delivered to his shop. Very convenient!
     
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    on the NSS compare new to old at the center pin,there are 2 different lengths that I have seen.I had to file one down so it would work properly
     
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    Front carpet is out.
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    Not sure I enough shop towels!
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