You have seen them, a Hydra-Matic Drive, Fluid Coupling Hydramatic or Dual-Range Hydra-Matic transmission sitting in the mud, or disassembled with parts everywhere, or leaking everywhere, or maybe not driven for years, or when you pull the pan off, things don’t look so good. But you want to keep that classic car or truck "original" – right? Some say “pull it out and stick a 350 Turbo Hydramatic in.” We believe in originality and bringing that car or truck back to functional status as it was in the era it was produced. Maybe you believe this too?
We specialize in early Hydra-Matic overhaul / repair. If it’s a non-functioning unit or basket case, please contact us to determine repair-ability.
Our service includes pre-commitment review of your transmission repair needs and decision if moving forward makes sense, upon receipt a complete inventory of parts (if basket case), disassembly, thermal cleaning/inspection , case painting, check all bushings, gears, thrust surfaces, complete reseal, replace friction components, inspect bands, inspect friction drums, replace damaged components, reassembly, adjust endplay, adjust bands, and fluid coupling evaluation.
Turbo Hydramatic pricing - see "General Rebuild Pricing" page.
NOTE: Estimates listed below are general guidelines. Upon an initial email or phone conversation, we will send you a written estimate based on your transmission condition.
Torus coupling; 2-band / 2 clutch early Hydramatic base rebuild labor is $1,250; plus master rebuild kit, needed hard parts, added labor for bushing replacement, case repairs or excessive rust/corrosion/de-varnish correction, etc. Generally your transmission can be rebuilt for around $2,250 parts and labor (less extras and shipping) depending on condition of transmission. We will work with you to make an accurate estimate determination, and help you locate good used parts when needed -- email for more details.
Controlled Two Coupler Hydramatic (Jetaway, Srato-Flight, Hydramatic Controlled Coupling, Flashaway, etc.) base rebuild labor is $1,250; plus master rebuild kit, needed hard parts, added labor for bushing replacement, case repairs or excessive rust/corrosion/de-varnish correction, etc. Generally your transmission can be rebuilt for around $2,250 (less extras, shipping), depending on condition of transmission. We will work with you to make an accurate estimate determination, and help you locate good used parts when needed -- contact us for more details.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - EMAIL US FOR OPTIONS! We can help locate a suitable transmission in the USA, arrange shipping to our shop, rebuild the unit, build a shipping crate, and help with shipping to your location. We also offer install support services for your repair shop if questions arise.
A word about keeping your early Hydramatic instead of swapping the original transmission for a newer style powertrain. We encourage maintaining originality whenever possible. We believe it adds value, preserves history, and allows the owner to drive a vehicle of the era as it was. We believe that any investment to maintain originality will return more than the repair investment over the cost of upgrading the powertrain to a newer version. Contact us, we are always happy to discuss your project. Also, be sure to check out our diagnosis help page. Also, as an owner, you should be aware of the early Hydra-Matic drive characteristics. Reference this link, and go to the "Design" section. These transmissions are unique when compared to subsequent Hydra-Matics.
LINK TO HYDRA-MATIC DRIVE CHARACTERISTICS - Scroll To "Design"
NOTE: We do not remove and replace transmissions from your vehicle chassis. We leave that to you. Complete transmission removal, reinstallation and refill instructions are provided in navigation above.
Do you want to keep your classic car or truck “original”? Then contact us – we will take great care of your Hydramatic, Turbo Hydramatic or manual transmission and restore it to original performance. To ask a question or get more details use the Contact Us page.
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