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Daughter was helping... found a mystery part. Help!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kelseydum, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. kelseydum
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    I was cleaning up after getting everything back together and found this part laying in a towel that I had my old transmission filter and pan sitting in. My 5 year old daughter was "helping" me and was messing with stuff from time to time. I thought I kept a good eye on her but found this part. The only thing I removed from my tranny was the governor, filter and pan. I inspected the governor right before I put it in so I don't think it came from that.

    Any ideas? It's a TH400 transmission. I was working on some other front suspension parts too but I don't recognize this piece.

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  2. FoMoCoPower
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    Looks like a sleeve for a rubber bushing.
     
  3. THE_DUDE
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    So does it shift??????
     
  4. Skeezix
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    Alignment dowell from bell housing
     
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  5. bigd4xman
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    Does look like a bushing sleeve for a shock or something. She's just trying to collect some parts for her future build.:D
     
  6. Larry T
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    If your running a deep pan, there is a spacer that goes over the bolt that holds the filter off the bottom of the pan. Kinda looks like that could be one.
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  7. skullhat
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    looks like an alignment dowel to me as well, but i couldnt tell ya where it goes



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  8. bigd4xman
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    :rolleyes: I believe we have the WINNER
     
  9. Natedrag
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    The center bolt that holds the filter, some have a sleeve like that between the filter and valve body. I think the deeper pans do, I can't remember.
     
  10. kelseydum
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    Cool, that makes sense (goes with the filter bolt).

    The filter seemed to go on snug... Do I need to put this sleeve back in? Will it mess anything up without it?
     
  11. onlychevrolets
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    that would be solid and not that long
     
  12. Always wondered what a k'nipling pin looked like!
    Bill.
     
  13. sloppy_J
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    and tapered on the ends
     
  14. kelseydum
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    Well, I'm guessing the logical thing would be the sleeve for the filter bolt. I hadn't put fluid in it yet so I'm gonna drop the pan back down and put it in for peace of mind.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  15. highboy_04
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    actually you're wrong. they can be hollow
     
  16. fergusonic
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    a ring for a long fingered 5 year old?
     
  17. 51 Leadsled
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    It looks like away to spend more time in the garage with dad!
     
  18. uc4me
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    that'd be my guess
     
  19. squirrel
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    It's for the filter. Deep pan (truck) transmissions use it. Goes between filter and valve body.

    If he was working on some late model little engine, it might be a bellhousing alignment dowel, but the dowels on all the TH400 equipped engines were solid. Because the bolts are above and below the dowels, not in them.
     
  20. Deuces
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    Ditto on that last post. ^^^
     
  21. kelseydum
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    Thanks guys, I got the spacer back on. It went to the filter bolt. I'm glad I noticed it when I was cleaning up though. My first thought was... Oh God did she crawl under there and pull something out!

    I got it fixed now... Thanks all for the info. Now I know what an alignment dowel looks like too.
     
  22. onlychevrolets
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    Actually your wrong..... a transmission lineup dowl is not hollow , unless your a tuner guy.
     
  23. 46stude
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    :D

    That was a good 'un.
     
  24. kelseydum
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    edit. Wrong thread
     
  25. duste01
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    looks like a guitar slide
     
  26. jc555247
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    It's not a piece from inside a king pin set is it? Are there groves inside it and is it copper color inside?
     

  27. If it was, then we have a hell of a coincidence. According to post #22, he successfully reinstalled it in the transmission.
     
  28. I've seen hollow alignment pins, but not on anything that takes a TH400. I haven't seen everything though. It's been a few years since I had a 400, but I remeber that part on the filter.
     
  29. Glad you found where it goes.

    I was really thinking that part looked like the inlet tube for a Kanooter Valve. I had one on a Huppmobile. Of course my car had the Quadraphonic system on it, so I`m not sure that the Kanooter Valve inlet tube would be the same . . . :confused:
     

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