Caddieman53

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  1. Yes, Pete did a wonderful job on the article. He just sent me a copy of the Bugle and was amazed at how complete the information was and how good all the photos looked. I really appeciate having my car in the story and seeing the other Dynaflow cars too. Again, great job! Paul 53 Cadillac
  2. Hey guys. I always follow the Buick forums because I own a 53 Cadillac coupe that has the Buick Twin Turbine Dynaflow transmission in it. These were installed in all late 53 Cadillacs and Oldsmobiels as a result of the the Hydramatic plant fire in August of 53. Anyhow, the question was asked as to why they would use brake fluid in the hydro-electric systems. The reason was that the viscosity of brake fluid changes very little with temperature, so in cold weather, window operation would be just about the same as in warm weather. I run ATF in mine and there is a world of difference in the window operation in the winter months. Sloooow! GM recommended that the brake fluid in the hydro-electric systems be replaced every year because of the water absorbtion characteristics of brake fluid. Moisture will lead to corrosion and corrosion will lead to leaks eventually. Brake fluid would eventually leak inside the doors, rotting them out over time. Nowadays we use jack oil or ATF. No corrosion problems. Sluggish in the winter, but I don't think a lot of us drive our classics much anyhow in the dead of winter in the colder climates. (I'm in the northeast)
  3. Bump to top. None of you Buick guys can use these?
  4. This came out of an old 1959 Rodding and Re- Styling magazine I found. I wonder if it really worked?
  5. Nice cars! Here's my 53 Cadillac Coupe.
  6. Gentlemen, I have a pair of NOS Buick dor - gard's for 51-53 model 48, 48D, 45R, 46C. They are in the original Buick packaging including the clips and instructions. I was searching for some for my 53 Cadillac Coupe to no avail and bought these in hopes they would fit. (they didn't). They are useless to me and would like them to go to somebody that can use them. I'm not out to make a killing on these. I don't even remember what I paid for them. Any reasonable offer plus shipping. Shipping won't be much. They are very light. For those with a Buick Master Parts Book, it's Group # 8.132 and Part # 981452
  7. Gentlemen, I have a pair of NOS Buick dor - gard's for 51-53 model 48, 48D, 45R, 46C. They are in the original Buick packaging including the clips and instructions. I was searching for some for my 53 Cadillac Coupe to no avail and bought these in hopes they would fit. (they didn't). They are useless to me and would like them to go to somebody that can use them. I'm not out to make a killing on these. I don't even remember what I paid for them. Any reasonable offer plus shipping. Shipping won't be much. They are very light. For those with a Buick Master Parts Book, it's Group # 8.132 and Part # 981452
  8. I have a 53 Cadillac with the Dynaflow (cadillac called it twin turbine) and will definetely be going there for rebuild parts when the time comes. He's right here in Massachusetts too!
  9. That's correct, but only the Buick Special retained the straight 8 and the 6 volt system for 1953. In 54, all Buicks were 12 volt. For 53, Cadillac, Buick (except for the special) and Oldsmobile went to 12 volts. Chevy and Pontiac stayed at 6 volt. By 1955, GM went to 12 volts for all.
  10. Another vote for Rhode Island! I purchased headlight and parking/foglight bucket harnesses for my 53 Cadillac. Top quality with great instructions. Very cordial and helpful on the phone.
  11. Jim, Steele Rubber has sheets of masticated rubber thats perfect for splash shields. Paul <TABLE border=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD width=160></TD><TD>Masticated sheet. 3/32" thick rubber sheet containing random milled cotton cord reinforcement for front end splash aprons, etc. This product is 4 foot high, and will only be sold in 4 (four) foot multiples (4' x 1', 4' x 2', 4' x 3', etc...). Used on most models. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
  12. Something odd here. The car in the photo is a 51. Or at least a 51 front clip. Note the egg crate design under the headlights. The 52 had a winged emblem. :confused:
  13. I continue to be amazed after every post. I agree, it has to be, no, it MUST be the alien thing!! Incredible work Roger!