Hey Boys and Girls, Happy Saturday morning. Perfect day to get involved in a weekend project. Couple weeks ago had to fix a trans leak for one of my good customers. so Thought would do a little tech piece for those of you whom may want to do the same. The patient is a 1960 Olds Super 88 Hydro, so this will not apply to the later model "Slim Jim" Let me start with the fact that, the fluid was not super burnt and with some prior throttle linkage adjustments, it shifted fine. This is very important and will get back to that later I verified that it was the front seal leaking by removing the lower inspection plate, cleaning off the front of the trans and running it, on jack. I recommend draining the fluid and removing pan first. If there are big piles of clutch or metal particles, may need complete open heart surgery. Also highly recommend draining the convertor. When the lower flywheel cover is removed, you will see a drain plug. All this will make the job less messy. So naturally clean the pan and replace the filter. The factory manual shows a slick tool that supports the engine, from down below. Was going to fab one up, but my pals at Paragon Customs, had this bar on their shelf, so rigged up a few HD ratchet straps down around the oil pan to secure the engine. IMPORTANT/SAFETY FIRST!! Please secure engine and double check before unbolting cross member. Engine WILL drop down and could kill you. I happen to have a nice HD floor model trans jack, but a good floor jack will work. May want to fab up a larger diameter plate to halp support this beast. Another ratchet strap around the trans is not a bad idea to also help secure it from slipping sliding. This bitch is heavy, so do not attempt without proper tools or a good friend, like NADS to help you. Alright, this article is more about the seal job, most of you know how to yank a trans, but please use common sense and be careful!! Now for the ugly part. With any transmission, cleanliness is next to Godliness! Damn, this lump was grungy. 50+ years of W.V. road grime.coal dust and grease. Block off all the opening so as not to get ANY water inside. Worth noting...a 50 year oil leak sure does help preserve the floor boards. Owner recently pull up all the carpet and they where very solid. Very unusual for a West Virginia car. Like my hometown of Cleveland, them suckers POUR the salt on the roads in the winter. OK, back to business.