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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    Looks like my transmission is dying on my 59 truck. TH400. Might need a place to store the truck or something if I can't fix it. I'm on my way to Illinois for drag week.

    EDIT: I renamed this thread. Used to be something about looking for help in Alamagordo NM.

    Anyways...I'm headed to Drag Week with my friend Dan. Started out in my 59 Chevy pickup, hauling my open trailer with my Chevy II on it. Got to Alamagordo NM and the transmission in the truck downshifted, and wanted to only work in 2nd. pulled over, looked at a few things that control the shifting, didn't find anything there...but the fluid was not too good looking. Drove towards Tularoosa just a little ways and it gave out completely. Called a towing company to get the truck and trailer and store them till I get back. Meantime, we are heading to Cordova IL in the Chevy II.
     
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  2. flatford39
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    I take it that means you are going to drop the truck and trailer and continue on with the race car to Illinois??? You sir are a Giant if that is the case.

    I am in Chicago so I can't help you right now.
     
  3. squirrel
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    That is currently the best looking plan. The truck will not move right now.
     
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  4. els
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    Jim, You are in NEW MEXICO. I am in Payson if you need to get it here, I have a place for your truck. Sorry bud. I wish you were closer.
     
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  5. 1964countrysedan
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    Bump

    Put the truck on the trailer. The car will pull it!

    Good luck
     
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  6. squirrel
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    [​IMG]


    Hitting the road in the race car.
     
  7. mcmopar
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    Good luck, Jim.
     
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  8. 1964countrysedan
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  9. porkshop
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    Sorry for the bad Luck.....But there is no stopping a man on a mission!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  10. Deuced Up!
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    Jim I am in MO...Just west of Springfield on I-44. If you get in the area and need anything do not hesitate to call. 417-777-1875

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  11. WTF really
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    Damn I hate to hear this good luck. I'm in southern Tennessee so can't help.
     
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  12. RMONTY
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    Why didn't you stuff the transmission full of sawdust? I heard rumors that it works! :confused:

    Carry on.....you got this.....you always do!
     
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  13. els
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    Be safe.
     
  14. Mr48chev
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    Take care. That will give the writers that cover the even something to write about.
     
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  15. j-jock
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    Sorry to learn that the tranny crapped the bed. I hope that you can enjoy the rest of your trip.
    Bob
     
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  16. flamedabone
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    Sorry your tow rig let you down, but driving the race car halfway across the country is pretty bad ass.

    Good luck and be careful. -Abone.
     
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  17. Mr48chev
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    I'd bet that Jim finds a replacement trans somewhere along the line, hauls it back to where the truck is, stuffs it in and loads up and heads home. Or finds some with a shop where he can rebuild it and head home.
     
  18. saltflats
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    Or some nice guy will fix it while hes gone.
    Go get em Jim!!!!
     
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  19. metalman
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    Curious why you would be in Alamagordo. that seems out of the way going to anywhere!
    If you were near Albuquerque I might could help. Of course I'm in Dallas at the moment but if there is anything I can do holler.
     
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  20. Good luck Jim!
     
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  21. blowby
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    Shoulda used the Corvair. :)

    Good luck man. Thought those TH400s lasted forever.
     
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  22. r2c1
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  23. squirrel
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    No, we left a while ago. Thanks...

    up in Tucumcari for the night.
     
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  24. r2c1
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    Sorry, I got on here to late. I live 17 miles from Alamo. Good luck.

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  25. Stogy
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    Tough luck with a silver lining...;)...You are alright...the rest will iron itself out. Have fun stay safe...nose up.
     
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  26. Bandit Billy
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    I seriously need pictures of the Nova on the road. C'mon Squirrel, you know the rules. :cool:
     
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  27. Not the first road trip for Jims race car by any means. Hoping the rest of your trip is trouble free!


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  28. squirrel
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    Didn't get any pictures on the road, but got one at a gas stop. Well try to do better tomorrow.
     
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  29. Good luck, Jim............Keeping the "Road Dog" spirit alive.:)
     
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  30. ididntdoit1960
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    doesnt the race car have a th400? surprised you didnt swap trannys for the haul and then swap em back at the track, complete drag week, and do it again for the trip home.......LOL.......
     
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