Bhigdog

Hydramatic repair

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I need to talk to a Hydramatic shop. There was/is a guy a bit South of harrisburg, PA. Does anyone know if he's still doing work and if so his contact  info...........Bob

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I don't know anything about him but if he is not available I have a guy in the Boston area, Steve Peluso at Peluso Precision Automotive at 508-478-8900, an expert in 1950s and 1960s hydramatics, Todd C 

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Thanks Todd. Someone here gave me a lead to the shop near Reading, PA a number of years back. I'm hoping he's still in business. I need help..........Bob

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I was (sort of) helping a guy in the "Technical" Forum with a 1952 Cadillac with Dual Range H/M and there is an old mechanic in there advising who seems experienced, if this is from your 1955 Olds you might take a look at the thread

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Hi, Bob.

 

Living in the Reading area I have a few sources to contact tomorrow to see if they may know anything.  I will get back to you.

 

Peter J.

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Thanks Peter & Todd. My 55 Olds trans is sick.......Bob

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Poci, you aren’t talking about Willie are you? The guy that said your transmission was crap? He won’t help with advise. 

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You and Bob have the 1946-55 transmission that he likes, I figured Bob can look in on your post and see if there is anything in there.  I am the black sheep with the 1957 junk according to him, Todd C  

 

PS--how is it going with yours?

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All he told me was that I have to rebuild it. Standard answer when people don’t know what the solution to the problem is. I took the control valve body back off and soaked it in a degreaser then put it back together. The pistons seem to move much easier. I haven’t gotten it back into the car yet. I’ve hit that point where I’m running out of solutions so I’m delaying trying another for fear that it won’t work. But I feel confident that this will help. I’ll get it back in within the next day or two. 

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9 hours ago, Medd448 said:

All he told me was that I have to rebuild it. Standard answer when people don’t know what the solution to the problem is.

 

That is exactly right, they will always say rebuild (or replace). 

 

And that can be true of course but in my experience there have too often been times when the answer was in there with a little diagnosis first, good luck, Todd C

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Not to take from Bob’s thread but I put the control panel back in and it shifts to second. But I can’t get it to shift to third of fourth. 

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Well you are now 25% better than before.  The manual says this problem could be sticking valves which you already worked on, or the next most likely is a leak in the front servo or a plugged oil passage.  Good luck, Todd C

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