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Old 11-09-2006, 01:35 AM   #1
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Default TRANSMISSION, B&M Hydro stick installation instructions

Well i got my hands on some, what i think is some rare paper and hard ware. So i thought i would share since i see very little Hydro info posted here. Since i am just learning this stuff so please be forgiving as i am just as courious as you on this dinosaur hand grenade proof tire boiling cast iron / legendary transmission ummmm....stuff. Im gonna try and post all the pic's i can of my "education" on these bad boys. I know many of you guys could care less about these "boatanchors" but i find them just totally badd ass. ...So here is the installation instructions from 1963 that you got when you bought a B&M Hydrostick .......Dig it man......
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: B&M Hydro stick installation instructions

Oh and here is some hardware if anybody cares. This is what i believe to be B&M's first two products. A hydro shifter (Verd early and kinda crude) and the first gear lockout tube which i believe is what their first patent was awarded for...... Anybody got any more info on B&M's hydro gooodies???
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:25 AM   #3
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Default Re: B&M Hydro stick installation instructions

so what all has to be done to the tranny?anything or?
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:37 AM   #4
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... Anybody got any more info on B&M's hydro gooodies???

no b&m stuff......i do have a catalog from the midwest's hydro king.....hydro-motive....good enough for george.....they must have been good...lot of info in there......brandon
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:38 AM   #5
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Default Re: B&M Hydro stick installation instructions

Randy im not sure what you mean? Are you talking about beefing one up for abuse of just installing one????.................Oh and brandon that hydro-motive cat. is pretty cool. I wish i could be looking through it right now. if ya wanna sell it or trade let me know. Yea Hydro-motive was pretty famous back in the day . I think they were the top name out on the east side. B&M Hydro-stick was the one to have in the west. cool stuff
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:57 AM   #6
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a buddy of mine in high school , his dad has a hydro stick ....back in 88 we went to their old house in covington , and loaded up a bunch of old speed equipt. a complete hydro-stick with big convertor and gate shifter...a 6-71 with bug catcher, chrome straight axle that was supposed to have went in his 57 vette...and a bunch of other cool parts.....i called the guy up when i was building my anglia a couple years ago in 03.....yep ...still got the stuff.....nope ....ain't for sale....totally sucked ....because i really wanted one for my gasser anglia.....oh well .......might be time to give him another call......haha brandon
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:17 PM   #7
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those are junk, send it to me i will melt it and make a shift knob.. hahaha...

damn man, NICE!
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:42 PM   #8
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I just heard that a guy I know down here just picked up a Hydro stick out of an olds powered 37 or so Chev coupe fresh import, guy is keeping the engine but for some lame reason got rid of the trans..... and not to me !!!
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:54 PM   #9
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Cool stuff....I would love to see pics of other shifters since for the most part these are the only aftermarket pieces for these other than adapters. Anybody?.......... I will post pics of the mods that make these things tick When i get into the two im gonna build with this old guy that built "many many many" of these for old gassers. Mine are both 55 cadillac flat pans that we are starting with. But others work well too really any Dual range is good 1953-55 but select ones will take BIG power better than others. STAY TUNED....
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:59 PM   #10
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James;tell your dad i am ready to assist in any way possible when you guys get started on hydros.
i have the books and the tools,someone needs to bring a camera.
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:00 PM   #11
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This is what they will be for. My clone of my dads old gasser that we are building togeather. This pic is the REAL one that was destroyed in the 60's
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:06 PM   #12
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Yorgatron ,Pop and i have been getting all the stuff organized boy am i glad he never throws anything away we have 8 milk crates of just internals . we counted 20 dual range valve bodies alone......I will keep ya posted...I need some cad slip yokes? got any....james
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:12 PM   #13
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all i have is Olds and Pontiac yokes.
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:56 PM   #14
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Well i got my hands on some, what i think is some rare paper and hard ware. So i thought i would share since i see very little Hydro info posted here. Since i am just learning this stuff so please be forgiving as i am just as courious as you on this dinosaur hand grenade proof tire boiling cast iron / legendary transmission ummmm....stuff. Im gonna try and post all the pic's i can of my "education" on these bad boys. I know many of you guys could care less about these "boatanchors" but i find them just totally badd ass. ...So here is the installation instructions from 1963 that you got when you bought a B&M Hydrostick .......Dig it man......
Am going to watch this thread with interest, as I still have some of the Slant Pans left over. Have had a 54 Olds Slant pan in my S.Co.T. blown 331 53 Cad ElDrado eng in my 40 Ford coupe since 75. Still have trouble with the throttle pressure linkage adjustment for the correct 2-3 shift. Cant get the old GM type A for it so use Ford type F. Still have a NOS B&M dual range flat pan for Chev, with linkage. Have a factory GM Pont hydro book and misc stuff. Good luck on your venture!! Later, Dave
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:26 PM   #15
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Yorgatron ,Pop and i have been getting all the stuff organized boy am i glad he never throws anything away we have 8 milk crates of just internals . we counted 20 dual range valve bodies alone......I will keep ya posted...I need some cad slip yokes? got any....james
Where the hell did you find those pieces!?! That early B&M shit is cast out of "unubtanium". Nice find!
I got a bunch of cad yokes, what spline count do you need?

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Old 11-09-2006, 06:20 PM   #16
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torr - I need one or two slip yokes for cad 16 spline the tail housings i am running are 55 cad. If ya got one that would be killer and while we are at it i also need a 54 cadillac bellhousing for hydro it must be 54 . Got any ???? Thanks and yea ive never seen the B&M pieces i have anywhere before. the shifter is i suspect kinda scarce.
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:29 PM   #17
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Hey daveydeuce the fluid level page of the b&m instructions talk about your 2-3 shift try printing the picture i took. kinda tough to read i know but its the back page . Its pretty greasy but we are all used to reading things this way arent we ? HAHAHaaaa
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:59 PM   #18
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Hey daveydeuce the fluid level page of the b&m instructions talk about your 2-3 shift try printing the picture i took. kinda tough to read i know but its the back page . Its pretty greasy but we are all used to reading things this way arent we ? HAHAHaaaa
Will do, Thanx, the more info we get, the better we are!!!

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Old 11-09-2006, 07:12 PM   #19
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A hydro shifter (Very early and kinda crude)
crude, yet so beautiful,
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:34 PM   #20
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love them hydros! real gasser shit!
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