63 F85 Hydramatic problem

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    oldster44
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    Hi Guys, great site, can’t believe I haven’t found it before!
    I am the proud owner of a 63 F-85 convertable with the hydramatic. I love this car, it gets lots of looks wherever I go, drives great, but I am having a problem with first gear in my hydramatic. The symptom is that it slips if you give it too much gas from a standing start, just like you are pushing the clutch in and slipping it, as if it was a manual. If you feather it from a start you can get going, and as soon as it shifts into second it’s fine, no slipping. No slipping in third either.
    I know these transmissions are a different animal, expensive, and harder to work on. I can’t afford to rebuild this transmission right now, but I do not want to park it for the season either:( Anybody know if the first gear of this transmission can be repaired or perhaps adjusted?
    Any Hydramatic guru’s out there??? Anybody know one???
    Thanks guys!

    #11838
    oaklyss
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    First try to shorten your TV rod. If that doesn’t work, drop the pan and adjust the band. The adjuster is located under the filter. Get a manual, it tells how to do these things.

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