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  1. Linsdonkey
    Joined: Apr 20, 2020
    Posts: 2


    Hi all I’m in the UK,
    Well last October I fulfilled a childhood dream by buying my first American Classic Car.
    The car is a 1962 Mercury Monterey, everything checked out when I viewed the car but you know how it is those rose tinted glasses , the sound of the V8 the whole look of the car
    And cash burning a hole in my pocket!! I had looked at other cars but this was the best I had seen , so the drive home was cool and exciting , then the little niggles started, no brake lights!! No washer bottle!! Then the slipping Mercury O Matic Transmission. So I have had it looked at and it seems despite the bands being adjusted it loses pressure when moved from Park to Drive hence the slipping... Problem is getting it fixed!! It’s been stuck at the
    Garage for 2 months while we try and source a solution...can I buy a recon box in the states ?? Is there an option to change to a C4 box?? Where do I get the adaptor plate-if there is one?? Right now my American car adventure is in the dirt and I don’t know where to go for advice. Any help guys would be grateful..Regards Lin
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  2. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,105


    Welcome to the HAMB....this would get a lot more mileage if you would repost it on the main page...regards
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  3. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,403

    captain scarlet
    from Detroit

    Welcome from a Limey in Detroit

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  4. ol-nobull
    Joined: Oct 16, 2013
    Posts: 1,510


    Hi. Thought I would add that if there was a street named Wits End likely all of us would be neighbors. Similar to the saying "You're driving me crazy". Well on my part it would not take a half dollars worth of gas to get me there. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. Jimmie
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  5. Linsdonkey
    Joined: Apr 20, 2020
    Posts: 2


    Thanks for your input guys, the garage has dropped the Transmission and it seems the 2nd drive clutches are gone, the bands are Ok , so they have ordered a rebuild kit as you guys advised and I should get her back in early May. Don't know about the states at the moment , but here all of the main shows have been cancelled up to August So far.
    My local club are waiting on the lifting of the lock down to see what sort of get togethers
    We will be able to have in the near future. It seems likely that bars and Restaurants will be the last to open due to social distancing so our usual meets at a local bar will be later in the year . At least we might be able to meet at a parking lot then go for a cruise.
    Take care guys and stay safe
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