Brutus Gets a Transmission Upgrade
All of the fluids in Brutus were a mystery. Not knowing what was in the differentials, transmission and transfer case, they were all drained. The differentials were then filled back up with the proper gear oil and then a major problem arose. The fluid in the transmission pan was so dark and thick it could have easily passed off as molasses. When we first put the transmission in, it was also an unknown whether or not it was any good. After seeing the fluid it was decided the transmission needed to come back out and be replaced with a known transmission. Luckily we had a freshly built, heavy-duty transmission that would handle the power without a hiccup. This gave us a chance to clean up the transmission tunnel on the body, which came out like new. Since we did not want to put an old stock torque converter in the new transmission, we called and ordered a new 10” 2800 stall lock up torque converter, which will work perfectly for future plans with the truck. The transmission pan and flywheel/torque converter cover were powdercoated medium texture black, giving them a much cleaner look without being too much. The stock transmission lines were all hacked up with a transmission cooler up front. These were replaced with our Stainless Steel Transmission Lines, which are available in our store, allowing us to clean up what had been previously thrown together. The transmission got some fresh fluid as well as the transfer case and we moved on.
Check back next week to see what is happening in the engine bay!