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  1. What was your biggest screw up working on the cars

    not duel, two men shooting each other are having a duel, and not a hydro. correctly it was and is a dual range hydra-matic transmission.
  2. 53 Pontiac Hydra-Matic

    excellent source of parts, information, and rebuilding service, gene berck transmission salinas, calif. 831-320-2726 website is restorationhydramatics.com
  3. 53 Pontiac Hydra-Matic

    hello, the parking lever may have a worn out torsional spring, allowing the pawl to come in contact with the internal reverse gear. charles l. coker 1953 pontiac tech advisor tech advisor coordinator pontiac oakland club int'l.
  4. original engine colour

    john hess, very nice job on your straight eight pontiac engine.
  5. Fan shroud covers?

  6. 1953-1960 Pontiac Parts

    looking for 1953 or 1954 pontiac power steering set up
  7. 1955 - 1958 Power Train

    i can give you the 59 389 distributor and other parts that i swapping, so it will be complete, the 59 hydramatic will need a 57-58 bell housing for your car., the $750 price is good for me.
  8. Front Engine Mount condition

    your mount looks fine, go ahead and use washers to shim the mount, making it easier the change or remove the belt. charles l. coker 1953 pontiac tech advisor tech advisor coordinator pontiac oakland club int'l.
  9. Need help with hubcap ID

    first hubcap is 1955, second hubcap is 1952, third hubcap is 1950, last hubcap is 1954 charles l. coker 1953 pontiac tech advisor tech advisor coordinator pontiac oakland club int'l.
  10. WANTING TO BUY 1953 pontiac Cheiftain parts

    hi patrick, after collecting 1953-1954 pontiac parts for the last 44 years, i have some extra spare parts now, lol, you'll have to make a list of needs or wants, and i can see what i have or don't have. charles l.coker 1953 pontiac tech advisor tech advisor coordinator pontiac oakland club int'l. charlessdv8@yahoo.com
  11. help to identify housing

    yes it's the engine's oil pump, geared to be driven by the camshaft, and the pump drives the distributor
  12. 1954 pontiac vs 1954 nash

    the list i have of surviving 1954 pontiac factory air conditioning equipped pontiacs has reach the total of 24, 2 are transplanted into 1953 pontiacs, 22 are 1954 pontiacs. charles l. coker 1953 pontiac tech advisor tech advisor coordinator pontiac oakland club int'l.
  13. 1954 pontiac vs 1954 nash

    hi, i am trying to discover if accepted history is correct or incorrect. on the subject of modern, up front, in dash, factory air conditioning. several books and web sites have stated that the 1954 nash was first to offer the in dash factory air conditioning, in other automotive history books, the 1954 pontiac is listed as having the industry's first in dash air conditioning, i have contacted members of the nash car club, one member, who owns a 1954 air conditioned nash says he doesn't know if the option came out early or late in the 1954 model year. another member was asking "what does it matter today, what happened 55 years ago", i replied, "that it was important to see that history was told correctly". i am charles leonard coker, 1953 pontiac tech advisor for the pontiac oakland club international, and have been for 25 years now, i have also been in the past, club historian for a period of 8 years. i have owned my 1953 pontiac chieftain custom catalina for 36 years, i have studied pontiac history, especially the years of 1953 - 1954, for the last 36 years as well. i have had conversations with the GM harrison division back in 1996, and they reported to me, when then first 10 1954 pontiac factory air conditioning systems were delivered to pontiac in december of 1953, and before the end of the 1954 pontiac model year, another 6,314 systems were built and delivered. so i hope someone in this part of the aaca can shed some light as to when nash's system was introduced. i have seen both the nash, and the pontiac system. i can say that they both used the same type compressor, the nash installation has been reported to me as having been done in poor quality of workmanship, and the nash weather eye put the evaporator between the heater core and the passenger compartment, so that in cold weather, the nash heater had to warm up the evaporator core as well. not so in the 1954 pontiac installation, as the pontiac evaporator assembly was at the rear of the right inner fender, and the pontiac heater core was under the front seat. in my 1953 custom catalina, i am installing the 1954 pontiac ac system. thank you for reading this, and i hope someone has facts as to tell when nash introduced the ac system, charles coker.
  14. 1955 - 1958 Power Train

    Are you installing a V8 and transmission into a 1954 and older or 1955 and newer pontiac?, my 55 287 and trans has 60,000 original miles on it, motor is 90% complete, I am keeping the distributor and valley cover/road draft tube, trans is complete less the filler tube/dipstick and control levers. $500.00 for both.
  15. 1955 - 1958 Power Train

    you can use a 1959 pontiac 389, last year for the reverse flow cooling, have a 55 to 58 flywheel machined to clear the 389's crankshaft counterweight, if you're going to have the early style power steering pump, changed the timing cover to a 55 to 58 timing cover. i am doing this myself as i'm putting a 59-389 mated to a 55 pontiac slant pan dual range hydra-matic trans to install into my 1953 pontiac chieftain custom catalina. i have a 55-287 four barrel engine with it's original hydra-matic trans, in good used condition for sale in southwest missouri.
  16. What is this sensor?

    that's a bolt type block heater, you plug in a 110 volt power cord.
  17. What is "Low Mileage"?

    average mileage for annual driving when these old cars were new was no more than 10,000 miles per year. i remember being so car happy when my dad bought me a 1962 impala in 1972, i drove it 10,000 miles in the first six months that i had it. when i bought my 1953 pontiac chieftain custom catalina in 1973 from it's original owners, it had 113,000 miles on the odometer, about 5,600 miles per year then. charles l. coker 1953 pontiac tech advisor tech advisor coordinator pontiac oakland club int'l.
  18. same parts are found on a 1954 star chief.
  19. 1958 Olds mobile Transportable Face Plate Bezel

    what you're looking for is on ebay along with other parts of it.
  20. Bore 249 to 268

    you won't be able to bore oversize 0.125 needed to reach the 268's standard bore of 3.375. you would have to install 8 new cylinder sleeves to have 3.375 bore. i seriously doubt that sonic testing your 249's cylinder walls will show enough thickness to handle a 0.125 increase in the bore. charles l. coker 1953 pontiac tech advisor tech advisor coordinator poci.
  21. 1953 pontiac

    contact pontiacparts.net, my friend had 50 sets made new earlier this year and california pontiac restoration bought most of them. charles l. coker 1953 pontiac tech advisor tech advisor coordinator poci charlessdv8@yahoo.com
  22. Splash guard for 53 please Pontiac l8

    hi, i have the piece you're searching for, it's nos and waiting to be installed on my 1953 chieftain custom catalina work in progress, when i return from the west coast in about 7-8 days i can take a picture for you. i know the identical part was used in 1954 also. charles l. coker 1953 pontiac technical advisor technical advisor coordinator pontiac oakland club int'l.
  23. Pontiac Engine paint

    drain hose, that would be my thought.
  24. Pontiac Engine paint

    yes dan, hirsch has the correct pontiac flathead engine paint color.
  25. How old was your car when you bought it?

    i bought my 1953 pontiac chieftain custom catalina in june of 1973, i was 17, the car was 20 years old, i still have the car today, 44 years later. these pictures i took in july of 1973 with my kodak X-15 camera. charles l. coker 1953 pontiac technical advisor technical advisor coordinator pontiac oakland club int'l