Author Topic: 1960 mystery part - identified Trans dip tube  (Read 647 times)

Offline oregonjam

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1960 mystery part - identified Trans dip tube
« on: March 30, 2019, 12:22:17 PM »
Hello,

Does anyone know what this is that is bolted into the rear of the passenger side head? Should it be there? What is it for?

I didn’t see it in the assembly manual but could have missed it.


Thanks,
John
« Last Edit: March 30, 2019, 02:14:37 PM by oregonjam »
Cheers,
John Miller

1960 Series 62 Coupe
1968 Camaro SS
1968 C10 SWB Pickup
1976 Bronco Sport

Offline Michael Petti

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Re: 1960 mystery part
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 01:40:24 PM »
The picture does not show a lot of area, but your transmission dip stick appears much lower than the one on my 60 390 which I know is original. The part may be the bracket or part of it that held the original transmission dip stick tube in place. My car is in storage for another few weeks so I am going from memory.

Offline oregonjam

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Re: 1960 mystery part
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 01:59:40 PM »
Sorry, here is a better photo with more of the engine.

Cheers,
John
Cheers,
John Miller

1960 Series 62 Coupe
1968 Camaro SS
1968 C10 SWB Pickup
1976 Bronco Sport

Offline Michael Petti

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Re: 1960 mystery part
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 02:05:35 PM »
I think that it is part of the bracket that held the original transmission dip stick in place. Again, I can not see mine right now, but that is what I think it is.

Offline oregonjam

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Re: 1960 mystery part - identified Trans dip tube
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2019, 02:18:59 PM »
I think you are correct. The welds did not leave a mark on the tube so I can not locate it back where it belongs.

Attached is a pic of the tube and mounting arm. If anyone has any photos they can share to help locate the direction it should face I can spot weld it back on after the engine is reinstalled so I get the correct position.

Thank you so much Brian.

Cheers,
John
Cheers,
John Miller

1960 Series 62 Coupe
1968 Camaro SS
1968 C10 SWB Pickup
1976 Bronco Sport

Offline oregonjam

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  • Name: John Miller
Re: 1960 mystery part - identified Trans dip tube
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2019, 08:51:03 AM »
Hello,

Does anyone have an image of a 1960 trans tube they can share? I need to know what direction the mounting tab should be facing.

Installed or not would be fine.

Thanks for your help,
John
Cheers,
John Miller

1960 Series 62 Coupe
1968 Camaro SS
1968 C10 SWB Pickup
1976 Bronco Sport

Offline fishnjim

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Re: 1960 mystery part - identified Trans dip tube
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2019, 09:53:28 AM »
If you have a parts list, there's a picture in there that shows the dipstick position on the motor, but my copy stops at '59 (should be the same).  You might find a pix on the GM archives specifications.   Mounting position changed after '58. 
I'd think that once the trans is mounted and stick is inserted, the bracket position will become obvious.   It appears to me someone, apparently, did not unbolt/remove the stick before separating the trans from the block.   There's just a rubber grommet holding the stick tube assy into the trans casing.

Offline Daryl Chesterman

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Re: 1960 mystery part - identified Trans dip tube
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2019, 02:01:51 PM »
Hi John,

In the video below, you can go to 5:40 of the video, and it shows the mounting of the dipstick tube for your 1960 Hydra-Matic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aihokR64W1s

Daryl Chesterman

Offline oregonjam

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  • Name: John Miller
Re: 1960 mystery part - identified Trans dip tube
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2019, 12:53:18 PM »
oh great thank you both. Apologies as I forgot to select notify. I am about to re-install the engine and will watch the video and try fitting the trans tube to mark the location to spot weld.

Cheers,
John
Cheers,
John Miller

1960 Series 62 Coupe
1968 Camaro SS
1968 C10 SWB Pickup
1976 Bronco Sport

 

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