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  1. Sorry, but they both went to the scrap yard; dang it, no place to store any longer !
  2. Aluminum Powerglide transmissions (2) 1962-1973 - $600 (Germantown) hide this posti you may call me, and lv message if not there: 9 zero 1 7 five 3 one 1 three zero $ 250 for the standard, non Air-cooled Powerglide, and $ 350 for the Air-Cooled Powerglide, or best offer I have two Aluminum Powerglide transmissions (one is "air-cooled" style); each, I suspect, will need to be rebuilt, although I was told one is good, as-is, including torque convertor. I recommend each transmission to be rebuilt to insure full reliability. I know a transmission rebuilder who can rebuild them for you at his home, near Macon Road in Memphis, TN. I'll get some photos soon and post on here. ---------------------------------------------------------------history on Powerglides------------------------------------------------- The 1950, 1951, and 1952 Powerglide transmissions did not automatically shift between low and high (direct drive) which made for very sluggish take-offs and many drivers started in "Low" and shifted to "Drive" at about 30-40 mph (48-64 km/h), which was hard on the transmission. The 1953 and later units when in "Drive" started in low and automatically up shifted to high at a speed determined by the throttle opening. By the mid-1950s, more than half of all new Chevrolets were sold with Powerglide. In 1962, GM started building Air-Cooled Powerglides in aluminium, primarily for use in the new model Chevy II, which required a lightweight transmission for its compact body, and discontinued the cast iron Powerglides in 1963. A heavy duty version of Aluminium Powerglide was offered for passenger cars equipped with the 409 cubic inch V8 engine, and Chevrolet light trucks using a 1.76:1 reduction planetary gear set, instead of the usual 1.82:1. With a 3.31 axle, Car and Driver magazine noted a full-throttle up shift speed of 76 mph (122 km/h) to direct with the 409-4bbl 340 hp (250 kW) engine in a contemporary road test. Most of the V8/Powerglide transmissions came with the 1.76 gear set. One notable exception was the export version of the transmission, which offered only the 1.82 ratio and was used by Holden in Australia behind their Australian built 6-cylinder and V8 engines. Holden vehicles fitted with Chevrolet V8 engines used the 1.76 ratio gear-set. The Powerglide continued to serve as Chevrolet's main automatic transmission through the 1960s, when a new three-speed automatic transmission called Turbo-Hydramatic 400 (1965 introduction) began to be phased in. They were introduced in Buicks and Cadillacs the previous year. Usually, Powerglides were coupled behind the small block V8s and the third-generation inline six-cylinder engine and inline four-cylinder engines. By the late 1960s, demand for two-speed automatic transmissions was dwindling as buyers were demanding three-speed units (Ford, Chrysler and American Motors had already switched entirely to three-speed automatics by this time). In 1969, the three-speed Turbo Hydramatic 350 (THM350) was introduced as a light-duty companion to the Turbo-Hydramatic 400, and made available on virtually all Chevrolet cars and trucks with six-cylinder or small and medium-sized V8 engines, as well as intermediate sized cars of other GM divisions.[2] The Powerglide lingered on as a low-cost automatic transmission option primarily for the six-cylinder Chevrolet Nova and four-cylinder Chevrolet Vega until it was phased out after the 1973 model year, replaced by the Turbo Hydramatic 250. They were also used in the DJ-5 'Dispatcher' Jeeps sold for light commercial use, and best known for their service with the US Postal Service. Its simple and robust design has led drag racing enthusiasts to work with it, giving the Powerglide an effective service life of nearly five decades past its intended obsolescence. Types: There were two primary types or versions of the Powerglide: the Powerglide transmission introduced in 1950 had a cast iron case and is known as the "Cast Iron Powerglide", used until 1963, when it was revamped as "Aluminium Powerglide" where its case and several of its other parts were made of aluminium. Early models were air cooled, and later 60's versions used a fluid cooler in the radiator. The Aluminium Powerglide, and Tempestorque was used from 1962 until it was replaced with the Turbo-Hydramatic series of transmission in 1973. The Aluminium Powerglide is still used today as a racing transmission of choice by many racers mainly for the fact that it only shifts once, and for its extreme durability. It is also possible to purchase all the parts needed to build an Aluminium Powerglide from scratch from most racing parts vendors.
  3. ZIP 38138; Memphis, TN; 1949, 1950 and 1951 Ford floor-shifted transmission. Location Memphis, TN 38138 (it is located in Batesville, MS, but I can bring it to Memphis if you are interested; I can attach to a pallet and ship via Fastenal to your location. It shifts fine, but needs to be pressure washed and painted and do an inspection to make sure it is within factory specs. It may be just fine, AS-IS. A newly-built one will cost you about $ 2,000.oo (US dollars). Asking $ 1,000 or please make an offer. Thanks for L@@KING =^..^=
  4. Report reply John Henry 3 I was contacted by a gentleman concerning rebuilding this radiator; he wrote me the following and apparently he does quality work with radiators, quoting him: My name is John Henry Yingling sir and I would definitely be able to get that radiator of yours looking great and working great! I do rebuilds everyday from agriculture to hot rods and forklifts. At least once a week I work on a radiator from 1928-1970's, rebuild or recore. I am in Tri cities Washington and I'll see if I can send some pictures of some recent ones I've done. The first one is going into a show car, Chevy of some sort but the customer wanted me to leave the top tank brass, which I had to make sure the tank was tinned up as minimal as possible and solder had to be perfect. I'm pretty meticulous as it is though. The radiator came without a top tank so I had to fabricate one for him, brazed the outlet and soldered the fill neck. I could send more pictures or videos of the process if you'd like. Everything is completely hand done, no machines whatsoever. Hope to hear from you John Henry Yingling Quote
  5. I have taken a photo of the BRASS TAG; it should be posted below. John ..... 9 zero 1 7 five 3 one 1 three 0 Please make an offer; shipping from 38138, Memphis, TN; I suggest FedEx GROUND
  6. I was able to upload the phots on this attempt. Thanks for looking. John ..... 9 zero 1 7 five 3 one 1 three 0
  7. The name on the photo files indicates "54" (accidentally, in error), but the BRASS TAG is 56 L, no doubt, and it is unmolested, all original too.
  8. I have a Corvette OEM radiator with copper tag with Date Code 56L and 3133689; originally a New 1956 CORVETTE RADIATOR It is useable, but if you intend to refurnish as original, then you'd have something a good radiator shop could restore as NEW-LOOKING, or SHOW QUALITY, I believe. I have photos saved on my computer as 1) 54 Corvette radiator front.JPG, and 2) 54 Corvette radiator .JPG I had a problem uploading but if you will telephone me I'll be happy to send/email photos. Please make offer. John ..... 9 zero 1 7 five 3 one 1 three zero Shipping from 38138, Memphis, TN. I prefer FedEx ground THANKS
  9. 1953-54 Hudson JET HORN RING VERY GOOD Condition, including rear hardware $30 obo + FedEx shpg from 38138, Memphis, TN I also have a 2nd 1953-54 Hudson JET HORN RING with no rear hardware that needs re-chroming $15 obo + FedEx shpg from 38138 Memphis, TN THANKS 9 zero 1 7 five 3 one 1 3 zero JW
  10. 1954 Hudson Wasp/Hornet center stainless steel (SS) GRILL pc; slight damage; repairable and polish (like new) Driver side, SS pc $35 obo + FedEx shpg from 38138, Memphis, TN 9 zero 1 7 five 3 one 1 3 zero JW
  11. This is a complete set of HEADLINER BOWS for Hudson JET; $ 25 + FedEx shpg from 38138 Memphis, TN 9 zero 1 7 five 3 one 1 3 zero Thanks JW
  12. 1954 Hudson Wasp/Hornet accelerator pedal original, excellent condition, $ 25 + FedEx shpg from Memphis, TN 38138 Thanks 9 zero 1 7 five 3 one 1 3 zero
  13. One (1) 1954 Hudson radio FOR SALE; $150 obo + FedEx shpg from 38138 (Memphis, TN) 9 zero 1 7 five 3 one 1 3 zero Thanks for looking; I have other Hudson parts that I am selling, part of an estate.
  14. Two (2) 1954 Hudson Hornet hubcaps FOR SALE; $100 obo + FedEx shpg from 38138 (Memphis, TN) 9 zero 1 7 five 3 one 1 3 zero Thanks for looking; I have other Hudson parts that I am selling, part of an estate.
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