Flatee

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  1. Hopefully I don't get popped for linking to another forum, but I came across this free legal scan of the "You're the Dynaflow Doctor" training manual. I'd upload the PDF here, but the file type isn't allowed.
  2. Flatee

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    Transmission found. Thanks for the help.
  3. Flatee

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    Engines found. Thanks for the assistance.
  4. Excellent response, Joe. Thanks. This is exactly what I was hoping for. I registered on Ames and have already found a treasure trove of information; I'll be up to 4 a.m. reading threads! Already got a lot of my questions answered, so I think this weekend I'll pull the trigger and buy the 389. Joe, Are you on Ames? What's your user ID?
  5. I'm in search of solid places to find accurate, detailed information (parts interchangeability, rebuilding, performance tips, etc.) on the Pontiac 389. A search of this forum didn't gain me many hits. Specifically, I have the opportunity to buy a complete 1959 389. I've been able to piece together a decent understanding from multiple websites (reverse-flow cooling, bellhousing options, etc.), but I haven't found a website or forum dedicated to the 389 or at least with a large population of members discussing the 389. Any resources are appreciated.
  6. Flatee

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    I have a couple project cars that need engines. I'm looking for a complete/nearly complete 322 and a 1957 - 1961 364 or 401 engine for rebuilding somewhere in Colorado or Wyoming. Please message me if you have one. Thanks.
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    I'm looking for a 1955 - 1965 GM Saginaw 3-speed manual transmission for rebuilding. I prefer one without overdrive. It will have a cast iron case and look similar to the photo. The main case will have part number 3743368, the side cover 3741357 or 3731911, and the tail housing 3741456 or 3787067.
  8. I have a couple project cars that need engines. I'm looking for a complete/nearly complete 322 and a 1957 - 1961 364 or 401 engine for rebuilding somewhere in Colorado or Wyoming. Please message me if you have one. Thanks.
  9. Thanks for the input and for the parts suppliers.
  10. I dug out the Dynaflow from the parts shed, pulled the torsion ball, and miced the yoke ID. For posterity: 1.2185" diameter x 28 spline. The propeller shaft diameter will obviously be slightly smaller for clearance, but I don't have a propeller shaft to mic (hence my original question).
  11. Does anyone know the diameter and spline count of a 1956 Dynaflow yoke? Put differently, what is the diameter and spline count of the front of the driveshaft? Also, did this diameter and spline count change throughout the years of Dynaflow production?
  12. Thanks for the contact. I'll give him a call if others over in the Buick section don't get to it first.
  13. That's what dial indicators, micrometers, feeler gauges, thrust bearing/washer shims, and different thickness thrust bearings/washers are for. If one is only supposed to use NOS parts, I guess the vast majority of transmission and engine rebuilders and manufacturer-published repair manuals have been doing it incorrectly since before 1908. Many different, valid roads to lead to the same place.
  14. Mainly so I don't have $5,000 in a rebuild. An ebay search shows most people have hard parts priced as if they were made of gold. A quick search finds a clutch drum for $160, input shaft $71, servo piston $45, etc. If the transmission has wear or has been botched up by previous rebuilds, buying parts will add up quickly. I can get Dynaflow cores locally for free or under $50 when they come up (I'm picking one up tomorrow for $20). Nothing wrong with reusing good used hard parts such as input shafts, drums, etc. If you know where I can get cheap hard parts, I'm all ears.