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by Kevhen1996
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cruise O'Matic Problems
Replies: 39
Views: 4009

Re: Cruise O'Matic Problems

The thing is I'm not having any issue with acceleration or slipping that I'm noticing. It will get up and move just fine, it just cant seem to shift up by itself. I'm thinking its an internal pressure issue because it engages in all modes but wont move through the gears. Luckily the local shop has a...
by Kevhen1996
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cruise O'Matic Problems
Replies: 39
Views: 4009

Re: Cruise O'Matic Problems

I tried loosening the kickdown rod adjustment to the end of the rod and took it for a spin. Still no automatic shift. I do not have the bracket Jim is talking about. The car came with a bolt run through where the rubber stop would be on the throttle linkage that butts up against the block as a "repl...
by Kevhen1996
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cruise O'Matic Problems
Replies: 39
Views: 4009

Re: Cruise O'Matic Problems

RedBird, I thought it was kickdown too. I have the rod to the accelerator linkage adjusted according to the manual (1.25 inches from contact if I remember correctly). The arm on the transmission also appears to be in the right spot (pointing upward, not to the ground). The car didnt have the acceler...
by Kevhen1996
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cruise O'Matic Problems
Replies: 39
Views: 4009

Re: Cruise O'Matic Problems

Karl, Thanks for the reply. I made sure the throttle linkage was correct. It appears to be the same as the diagram. I dont have a problem with throttle response. It will still get up and go, I just can't get past 2nd gear. And yes I do have the 1961 shop manual. It was a real life saver with the eng...
by Kevhen1996
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cruise O'Matic Problems
Replies: 39
Views: 4009

Re: Cruise O'Matic Problems

Hi all, I am new to the forum as well as the Vintage Tbird lifestyle. I have always had a love for the old "bullet birds", so at 22 I decided to get myself one. In the year that I've had it I did a full engine and fuel system rebuild and have been peicing together all the little missing peices. Afte...