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  1. pontiac1953

    Decode 1956 Olds Cowl Tag

    oldsmobile had factory trunk air conditioning starting with the 1953 model year, oldsmobile switched to up front in dash factory air conditioning in 1955, so your 1956 may have a dealer's field option that still used the trunk type a/c for easier installation. i have seen 1956 pontiacs with the trunk type installed, pontiac was in 1954, the very first automobile to offer up front in dash factory a/c, the first ten factory a/c 1954 pontiacs were built in december of 1953, nash started to copy somewhat the pontiac set up in may of 1954. pictured is my 1953 pontiac chieftain custom catalina coupe that i transplanted the 1954 pontiac a/c into. 2nd picture shows the a/c control and center outlet up above the heater/defroster controls. charles l. coker 1953 pontiac tech advisor tech advisor coordinator pontiac oakland club int'l
  2. pontiac1953

    engine temperature and performance

    you would be better off finding the pontiac radiator that is 2 1/2 inches thick, that's a 25% improvement in cooling.
  3. pontiac1953

    engine temperature and performance

    too much coolant will get spit out, you need room in the upper tank for expansion of coolant has it heats up. is your radiator 2 inches thick or 2 1/2 inches thick ?, big problem is getting air flow through the radiator at low speeds, that original four blade fan doesn't get the job done, i suggest a five blade fan from a pontiac with factory a/c or mount a electric pusher fan in front of the radiator. or other GM make of the 1950s that had factory a/c. p.s. you can use a 13 lbs cap if needed. charles l. coker 1953 pontiac tech advisor tech advisor coordinator pontiac oakland club int'l.
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    1940 Deluxe coupe: engine ID and swap questions

    cylinder head reads made june 18, 1946
  5. pontiac1953

    Who did ‘57 Better? Ford or Chevy?

    my vote goes to the 1957 oldsmobile golden rocket 88 holiday coupe.
  6. pontiac1953

    1941 straight eight crankshaft needed

    you need a 1937 to 1942 straight eight crankshaft.
  7. pontiac1953

    1940 Deluxe coupe: engine ID and swap questions

    can you locate a casting date on the engine block or cylinder head ?
  8. pontiac1953

    1940 Deluxe coupe: engine ID and swap questions

    hi, from 1940 to 1947 the transmission case is the same, changes for 1948 to 1954
  9. i would think $50.00 is a good price.
  10. pontiac1953

    New 1960 Pontiac wheels?

    check with the stockton wheel company in stockton, california.
  11. last year for 16" wheels for pontiac was 1948, your hubcap looks to be 1946.
  12. pontiac1953

    Got an old photo of you as a kid next to a car?

    this is me at the age of 18, replacing the rear leaf springs on my 1953 pontiac chieftain custom catalina, that i bought the year before, 1973, the car is still with me 45 years later. the car was my second high school car, but the first car i paid for with my own money. charles l. coker 1953 pontiac tech advisor tech advisor coordinator pontiac oakland club int'l.
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    1954 Hudson Hornet

    hello, the 1954 dual range hydra-matic is sold to hudson by general motors, but the name borg warner has nothing whatsoever to do with the detroit gear division of general motors, which is where the hydra-matic transmissions were made. charles l. coker 1953 pontiac technical advisor technical advisor coordinator pontiac oakland club international
  14. pontiac1953

    Painting the waterfall hood trim

    does this work for stainless steel too ?, the ones pictured should be stainless steel.
  15. pontiac1953

    1953 Pontiac Chieftain 4 Door

    hi jp75, glad to see you're making progress, in regards to your question about starter paint color, most if not all delco remy parts such as starter, generator, distributor, voltage regulator will be glossy black, not pontiac dark bluish green engine color.