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Hydramatic Transmission Manual for the 1949-1950 Lincoln

Hydramatic transmissions (built by General Motors) were used for years in Lincoln cars. This rare factory service manual covers the Hydramatics used in the classic '49 and '50 Lincoln cars.

Contributed by Mike Schmitt.


Operating Instructions

Fluid Service, Manual Linkage

Throttle Linkage

Band Adjustments (External)

Valve Control Assembly - Disassembly

Front and Rear Servos

Reverse Anchor, Bracket Assembly & Shims Remove, Install


Trouble Diagnosis






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