Re: [FWDLK] 1960 Adventurer Questions
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Re: [FWDLK] 1960 Adventurer Questions



It is there so you can turn the TQ to get at the TQ drain plug. You turn the TQ with a pry bar like tool.. 

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 12:50 AM, Dave Homstad <dhomstad@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Cars in our period typically had a cover that allowed access to a drain bolt on the torque converter, for fluid changes. This is in addition to a drain plug in the transmission oil pan, or just removing the pan.

Dave Homstad
56 Dodge D500

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From: "Ken Ward"
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Sent: 10-Mar-2018 15:29:18 +0000
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] 1960 Adventurer Questions

Not sure why they are built that way, but my 61 Newport is the same way.  See photo.













On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 10:38 PM, Daniel Davids <ddavids@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I’ve turned my attention to a 1960 DeSoto Adventurer we've had in storage for 20+ years.
It’s a 383 car with Carter 2bbl BBD. We drained out what was left of the bad gas in the tank, installed a new set of points, new fuel filter, and replaced the leaky fuel line between carb and pump. (I love my Imperial brand tubing bender!) We borrowed a battery from another car in the stable and she started right up. They usually do. No smoke. Next up is brakes.

When it was on the lift it was interesting to see that it has an aluminum bell housing mated to an iron Torqueflite, with drum parking brake on the tailshaft. Mopar engineering evolution on display. At the bottom of the bell housing is a rectanglular hole about 1.5” wide x 2” long. There is a sheet metal shield below the opening. What in the heck is this hole for? Is this factory or did someone cut this opening? Why is it there?

Dan in Seattle (It’s been a long cold winter.)

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