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jerrybev
Posted 2018-07-09 1:40 PM (#566350)
Subject: 1956 plymouth tranny issue


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I have a 1958 318" engine and transmission in my 56 plymouth. When I move up to highway speed, it seems as though something is slightly holding the car back, after the transmission shifts twice. Transmission does not go into a kick down/passing gear. Should it?
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Jerry Whitfield
winston salem NC



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Powerflite
Posted 2018-07-09 2:24 PM (#566354 - in reply to #566350)
Subject: RE: 1956 plymouth tranny issue



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If it shifts twice, it must be a torqueflite, not a powerflite, correct? Is the kickdown linkage for the transmission installed and adjusted properly? Yes, it should downshift if you floor it going 40mph in 3rd gear.
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jerrybev
Posted 2018-07-10 7:24 PM (#566435 - in reply to #566350)
Subject: Re: 1956 plymouth tranny issue


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thank you for reply. I tested the car today and floored the gas pedal at 40 mph and I did not feel a downshift. Yes it is a torque flite. Is the kickdown linkage for the trans. installed and adjusted properly? This I dont know. I need to give my mechanic the instructions for adjusting the linkage properly. I see you have a 58 dodge, adjustment techniques should be the same in your factory service manual. Can you photo or someway get the info off those pages and email to me at jerrybev1@yahoo.com?
Or, if this info is available on this website, could you explain to me how to search for it? I don't know how.
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Jerry Whitfield
winston salem N.Carolina
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matte
Posted 2018-07-11 7:09 PM (#566484 - in reply to #566435)
Subject: Re: 1956 plymouth tranny issue



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jerrybev - 2018-07-10 7:24 PM

hi
thank you for reply. I tested the car today and floored the gas pedal at 40 mph and I did not feel a downshift. Yes it is a torque flite. Is the kickdown linkage for the trans. installed and adjusted properly? This I dont know. I need to give my mechanic the instructions for adjusting the linkage properly. I see you have a 58 dodge, adjustment techniques should be the same in your factory service manual. Can you photo or someway get the info off those pages and email to me at jerrybev1@yahoo.com?
Or, if this info is available on this website, could you explain to me how to search for it? I don't know how.
thank you
Jerry Whitfield
winston salem N.Carolina


Jerry if no one has sent you the link via email, here is a link for manuals and your year is there-

http://www.mymopar.com/index.php?pid=109



Edited by matte 2018-07-11 7:11 PM
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57chizler
Posted 2018-07-12 12:52 PM (#566513 - in reply to #566435)
Subject: Re: 1956 plymouth tranny issue



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jerrybev - 2018-07-10 4:24 PM
I need to give my mechanic the instructions for adjusting the linkage properly. I see you have a 58 dodge, adjustment techniques should be the same in your factory service manual.


The fact that you have a '58 engine/trans in a '56 car might make the linkage adjustment non-standard. Basically, what you want is the transmission lever full forward with the carburetor at warm idle and the lever full back at WOT.
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