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A while back I found a good deal on a no rust, 462 engine and C6 tranny rebuilt, top not working but used to, 67 Lincoln Continental convertible for my father. We got the top working without too much trouble (what a system on that car!).

http://www.mindspring.com/~dmazur/images/65coupe/side2.jpg

He drove it to his home in Wisconsin from Atlanta with no problems. Drove it a couple more times and parked it for the winter. This spring he took it out for the first time post snow with no problems.

The second drive, however, didn't go so well. As he backed it out of the garage, he noticed a pretty good trail of fluid that he determined to be tranny fluid.

I have asked him to check where the fluid is coming from (the front or rear) but he hasn't found the time yet. I am heading up there for a family reunion next week and will take a better look.

Any guesses to what I may find? I am not too familiar with C6s. It was supposedly recently rebuilt. I am guessing maybe:
1. fill tube
2. loose cover (not that lucky, I'm sure)
3. some sort of front or rear seal
4. modulator?
5. torque converter?

All are just guesses. If somebody can give me a list of possibles, I can research them this week before I head up there.

thanks,
 
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[*] Defective seal at the bottom of the fill (dipstick) tube.
[*] Oil pan gasket.
[*] Modulator valve-Broken diaphram or cracked threads.
[*] Gear select lever seal in left side of case.
[*] Rear extension housing seal.
[*] Bad gasket ext. housing to main case.
[*] Front pump seal... /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

BTW... Nice Stinkin' Lincoln /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
 

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Could be:
Bad converter check
Loose, cracked or otherwise damaged cooler lines
Any number of gaskets or seals(I discount this because of trail as opposed to puddle)
Converter drain plugs (unlikely)
Converter seal (if leaking, should have left puddle)
Vacuum modulator (usually leaks into vacuum hose if failed)...could be loose (unlikely)
Pressure port check plugs (two or three, can't remember)

Someone's going to have to put that behemoth up in the air can crawl underneath...*G*
 

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Thanks for the reply.

I agree it is quite the car. After getting that car for my father and helping him check it over for the 1,000 mile trip, I have gotten a nice appreciation for these big lincolns. The 4V 462 sounds very nice even with stock dual exhaust system. And you can get into a nice classic convertible for half the cost of a simlilar condition mustang convertible. Not quite as sporty, but very high on the cool factor list IMHO.
I will be giving the tranny the once over on Sunday.
 

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Thank for the help Pat,

We'll get that big thing in air. Between myself and my 3 brothers and my father, we average about 6'6" and 220lbs. I figure if everybody grabs a corner, one person can crawl under and check it out.
Heading up to Chippewa Falls, WI for a family reunion.
Chippewa Falls has a strange Hollywood connection:

In Fargo, there is a shot of the actors standing by a large road sign that points out an exit sign for Chippewa Falls.

In Titanic, when Leonardo is trying to talk Kate into not jumping off the front of the ship, he tells a tale of his childhood that was very entertaining to me as I watched it with my wife. He said he was born near a lake in a small town in WI. (I told my wife "Hey, me too") Then he says the town is Chippewa Falls and the lake was Lake Wissota. (Well, that's where I was born, too!)
Only problem with the tale is that Lake Wissota is man made and wasn't around until 7-8 years after the Titanic sank. Woops. The town got a lot of enjoyment out of that...

I will post what I find.

BTW, I haven't torn my 4100 apart and cleaned it out yet to try and figure out my idle mixture quandrum (left idle screw not doing much), It is running nicely, and I am driving it quite a bit, getting to know it a little better.
 

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Ah, so you're of the Chippewa Falls Mazurs? *G* Couldn't resist...Titanic nut...

Now, who did I steal and corupt that line from? Hint: Well known soap opera actor who played tycoon in Titanic.

Oh, BTW, it was the back of the ship.."I, uh, was looking at the propellers and slipped"...huge Kate Winslet fan here...

Enjoy the family reunion! Ya, ya, you betcha!

hehehe
 

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Now perchance might it be this fellow?
http://www.mindspring.com/~dmazur/images/65coupe/braeden.jpg

Fore / Aft - Here I am pointing out inconsistencies while delivering them as well!

Looing forward to wis-CON-sin (the correct pronuciation)
 

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Ah, yes, that would be Eric Braeden in the role of John Jacob Astor IV...

You can learn a bit about the real Astor family here

Must've been weird, to be the ship's wealthiest passenger...kinda like when Bill Gates goes to Mickey D's...hehehe

Thanks for the correct pronunciation of your home state.....it must be the "cheese" ...*G*
 
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