1966 Chevy Truck no fluid

Tiny
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Transmission problem
1966 Chevy Truck V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

I went to get an oil change today and they point out to me that I have no Tranny fluid and that my newly 3,000 mile rebuilt engine is leaking at the front and rear seal. My engine is a 350 bored.30 with flat top pistons, comp cam, hooker headers, I just recently had some suspesion work done and the guy locked my shifter up (b&m) and ran it in low gear on test drive at high rpm all of a sudden I had to add coolant and then trans fluid low and oil leaking what could be my problem if other than test drive error? Engine never has leaked oil or anything confused and mad, need advice.
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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 9:56 PM

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Tiny
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I think you're getting conned. If there were no tranny fluid in it, you wouldn't have made it very far. It could be that some seals are leaking but I would clean them up, and recheck.

If there is a coolant leak it should be easy to find. Have a full service shop take a look at it with you and show you.
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 AT 2:23 PM
Tiny
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Scotty, Thanks for the reply, well I see what you are saying I didn't fall for anything I took my truck down to the guy who built my engine and he didn't mention the tranny but did say the oil pan and the timing cover were leaking so I had him replace them. Firestone over revved my engine and hung the tranny up two times but it was valvoline oil change shop that pointed the possible problems out. The over rev came about when a guy who was working on my truck did not know how to change the gears which is simple P_RN_D21 B&M mega shifter he ran it in low gear on the test drive and now I have the #7 Cyl blowin oil out tail pipe also, my mechanic is hoping that with a few more miles it will work itself out but I don't know, I can hope because with this happening my warranty is not going to cover it.
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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I love B&M shifters, I had them in all my racecars with powerglides, especially the rachet shifters.

Does the #7 plug get oil fouled?

If there is a ring issue with that piston, it's not going to fix itself.
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 AT 7:40 PM
Tiny
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Yes I have oil on the #7 plug and as I was taking it to the shop my wife noticed a little blue smoke when I started off from a stop, my mechanic wants to see if it will seat but like you said I have my doubts, I am in the Army and I don't have money to keep throwing away.
I am looking for a second opinion so I can have something to go back with because I am not an engine builder and was attempting to give him the benefit of doubt. I have about 2700 miles on the rebuild over a 1 year period no hard driving the truck has not been over 60 mph just how much time does it take to break one in?
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 AT 9:15 PM
Tiny
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Well you have confirmed we have an oil burner. Does the engine shop know about the over rev?

We have to convince them to start over. It may be possible to repair that cylinder if it isn't scored too much. If it's been taken over.30 then it's junk.
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 AT 9:22 PM
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Yes he knows about the over rev, I am an honest person and couldn't lie about it even to save money, he has been a good mechanic for me since I have been stationed here in KY and I treat him the same. I will talk with him about it tomorrow because I will be leaving and going back to Al in a few weeks and don't want to take the problems with me.
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 AT 9:28 PM
Tiny
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Good man. Quite frankly, a good solid rebuild should be able to take some abuse without premature failure. But it is an engine, and they can be unpredictable at times.

Thank you for your service to our great country.

Scotty
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 AT 9:41 PM
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Thank you for taking the time out of your day to help me with this, I have a lot of time and money in this truck and can't stand seeing her down. I am sure Lou will take care of the truck and things will work out, again thank you Scotty, have a great night.
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 AT 10:05 PM

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