1963 Skylark Transmisson problems

Discussion in 'The "Juice Box"' started by Rick Jones, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones New Member

    Forgive me for my lack of knowledge of old Buick’s, I’m new to the site and hoping someone could help. I obtained a 63 Grand Sport Skylark from someone that owed me money. Was a near complete restoration. Has a 401 and the dual path transmission which I was told was rebuilt during the restoration. Got the car running, whenever I put the car in drive or reverse it will stall. It acts like a manual transmission that was started in gear. I’ve only found limited information on these transmissions but from my understanding of them the torque converter can go into a lock up, I’m wondering if it’s stuck locked up. Also wondering if there is some sort of adjustment that could cause this. My guess is something was put together incorrectly but I wanted to get an opinion before I remove it and have it torn down.
  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Guest

    The Gran Sport option was first introduced late in the 65 model year. Your thread is posted in the section for software issues associated with the Board. We moved it to an appropriate section.
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  3. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
  4. woody1640

    woody1640 Well-Known Member

    Has a 401 motor, WOW! Someone must have had fun stuffing that baby in there.


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