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644 trans red dot

#1 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:30 am

Does anyone know the meaning of this red dot on a 644 trans? My theory is that it was a warning for the machinist not to drill that hole for a standard trans; that's where the breather goes for a Spyder. Other guesses?
Photo too large; I'm too old to figure it out. The red dot completely covers the circular area on the left side of the trans. Jon?
I think I (Barbara) figured it out; here goes.
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Re: 644 trans red dot

#2 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:29 pm

Jon Bunin corrected me; it's a 644 housing. Thanks, Jon.
Can't seem to correct the heading.
Thanks, Wes. Corrected.
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Re: 644 trans red dot

#3 Post by Wes Bender » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:08 pm

Vic, you should be able to edit your initial post, including the title. I just tested it on one of my old posts. Clicked the edit button and then edited the title.

By edit: I just changed the title on this post.

I don't think it's an issue. You changed the body of the post OK and future searches should find it OK.
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Re: 644 trans red dot

#4 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:18 pm

Well; that didn't work.

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Re: 716 trans red dot

#5 Post by Eric Wills » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:50 pm

Vic,

I am sure you have seen the red "54" paint remains on the side of speedster 519 transmissions from early-mid 56. Is this a later 56 or 57/58 644 BBAB trans? The factory had an easily spotted difference for those early transmissions for installers, so possibly this was the continuation? Sorry but just my best guess, other than someone painted it after it left the factory.

P.S. Glad you are able to post pictures now.
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Re: 716 trans red dot

#6 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:01 pm

Glad you are able to post pictures now.
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Re: 716 trans red dot

#7 Post by Jim Liberty » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:05 pm

Are you guys saying I need to paint a Red circle on my '56 EUROPEAN trans. to make it correct. How about my January '54 coupe. ……………………..Jim.
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Re: 716 trans red dot

#8 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:47 pm

Your 54 coupe has a split case trans. If your 56 European is early 56, then it's still a 519 case.

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Re: 716 trans red dot

#9 Post by Jim Liberty » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:14 pm

Thanks Vic, the '56 Euro is a Dec., 1955 car. ………………….Jim.
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Re: 716 trans red dot

#10 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:24 pm

Jim Liberty wrote:Thanks Vic, the '56 Euro is a Dec., 1955 car. ………………….Jim.
519; look underneath.

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Re: 716 trans red dot

#11 Post by Jim Liberty » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:30 pm

Yes Vic, a 519 dual mount. ……………..Jim.
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