Also, not transmission fluid!
The proper method is to fill with gear oil through the upper plug on the side until it starts to overflow out. That's full.On the subject of trans fluid... what is the recommended fluid to refill the transmission case with? Is it just GL5gear oil? I am located in Florida with regards to temperature/ climate. I just tried to dipstick the transmission case with a paper towel, and it is looking pretty dry in there...
In “THIS” thread, I delt with two problems. 1, popping out of gear and 2, getting stuck in neutral. The pics & vids may help you see what happens in there. The pics show the whole top plate removed but if you remove just the shift cane you can see and align the shift gates into neutral and then re-insert the shift cane. That should fix your stuck problem. Note that when rotating the cup to remove, not all years turn in the same direction to remove. You can try both ways but it’s nice to know which way your year goes as they can be sticky if it hasn’t been out in a while.
The proper method is to fill with gear oil through the upper plug on the side until it starts to overflow out. That's full.
Hopefully you read my post above about Webers and fuel pressure. Holley makes a low cost fuel pressure regulator with an extra port for aGoing to remove the cane and fill the trans today now that I have GL-4 fluid. Hopefully this un-freezes my transmission.
However, I also want to figure what is causing my severe overrevs on startup. I've fired up the engine a couple times now since fitting the new pump, and it revs like the gas pedal is just mashed to the floor. Is it possible the new fuel pump is working "too" well (i.e. sending fuel at a pressure too high for the carb)? I could see fuel dripping quickly out of the carb once I turned off the engine. Also, I am uploading this video of the carb. While manually pulling the cable throttle I am noticing that the flaps are not opening and closing when the cable is pulled/released. Is this normal? it doesn't seem normal. . I don't know if theses two issues (1. fuel pump too strong, 2. flaps not closing) are related or if they are separate. Any ideas where to start? I'd like to pull the carb off the engine, but I don't know how to disconnect the choke line.
Those are the choke butterflys. The cable operates the plate at the bottom of the carb on the passenger side (primary throttle). If you can see fuel, either it is the incorrect pump, or the needle valve needs to be looked at to see if it is operating correctly. The electrical source operates the choke butterflys, and it is supposed to be completely closed when cold and after you depress the accelerator just once.
I recommend the video available on the PierceManifolds.com website. They have rebuild kits, too. (Edited version)