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  1. having thoughts about the choice of rear end assemblies, i've decided to hold off on getting the 9.3 rear end for now, will see how the 53's rear end holds up under normal driving habits when the car gets back on the road.
  2. i have owned this 1953 pontiac chieftain custom catalina since may or june of 1973, i was 17 years old then, paid $150.00 of my own money, this was my second car in my high school years, dad had bought me my first car, a 1962 chevy impala sport sedan (four door hardtop) 235 chevy 6 and powerglide trans, it lasted 6 months and 10,000 miles when the headgasket failed. dad sold it before i had the money saved to repair it. anyway, back to the custom catalina. i got the 1950's oldsmobile wheels back from being sandblasted and powdercoated, and i had the front brake drums done also, but in glossy black. the wheel's color matched the laurel green color of the catalina's roof. the wire wheel hubcaps i'm using are 1953 olds optional wire wheel hubcaps that i modified the centers so that i could install the 1953 pontiac rear fender indian chief emblems to match those on the catalina's rear fenders. my car is going through some major changes, but i like to make it appear that these changes looks like the factory did it. charles coker, 1953 pontiac tech advisor.
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    a new long type 2E six volt battery usually has 850 cold cranking amps, if i understand you, you have new #2 gauge battery cables, that's a good size for moving six volts from point A to point B
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    Oil pressure line removal

    no surprises, disconnect it and when you're ready, reconnect it. the water temp capillary tube and bulb you'll want to take extra care with.
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    1953 Pontiac Chieftain 4 Door

    did you coat the first part of the threads of the thirty bolts with non silicone sealant ?, hope you didn't run a tap through the thirty threads of the flywheel, the tap will wipe out the interference threads and cause the bolts to come loose later. also non silicone sealant would be needed for the flywheel to crankshaft bolts.
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    1955 Buick Special power steering.

    try calling turner's auto wrecking in fresno, calif. 559-237-0918
  7. with the displacement, torque, and horsepower going upwards due to changing from the 1955 200 horse 287 installed 20+ years ago to the 300+ horse 1959 389 engine, i figure i better follow GM's lead when they changed the olds/pontiac rear end in 1957 to the bullet proof 9.3, the 9.3 that i'm getting is from a 1957 olds 88 sedan, and for only $200.00 removed from the donor car. i'll have to find the speedometer driven gear for the 9.3's 3.42 ratio, my previous plan was to swap out the 53's original ten spline 3.08 rear end for another ten spline from a 54 star chief with the 3.23 ratio, i have driven gears for the 3.08 and 3.23.
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    1953 Convertible project

    Here my reservoir going in my 1953 Pontiac chieftain custom Catalina
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    Old car for sale

    no car in the 1920s had automatic transmission, and rolls royce didn't have an automatic transmission option until 1952, when they started using GM's dual range hydra-matic drive transmission, and they didn't stop using that transmission until 1967, when GM made them switch to the turbo hydramatic 400 transmission.
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    1953 Pontiac Chieftain 4 Door

    Did you need a 53 54 power steering harmonic balancer, I have one.
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    Sway Bar Bushing Orientation

    hi ortonville bob, i need to know if you're interested in buying the correct 268 power steering harmonic balancer, thank you.
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    Pontiac flathead engine date of manufacture

    I have a rebuilt water pump, still new in the box, $70.00 plus shipping
  13. need driver's door portion of the sweeping side spear trim on a 1956 buick roadmaster riviera two door hardtop.
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    Autronic Eye

    i know, it was a typo error that i corrected, lol.
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    Autronic Eye

    i have a 1953 pontiac chieftain custom catalina that was six volt, i'm converting it to twelve volts, among other options and accessories, i added a autronic eye set up from a 1954 olds (12 volts) is your 1952 cadillac still six volts ?
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    1950 Buick Special data tag

    yes $235.00, when my 53 chieftain was being prepped for painting, someone removed my original trim data plate off the top of the firewall and lost it, so i need to have trimtags make me a duplicate.
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    1950 Buick Special data tag

    you can have your trim data plate reproduced at trimtags.com
  18. hi roger, which model is this one in the picture ?, certainly not the lincoln mark ll.
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    Sway Bar Bushing Orientation

    hi bob, i have found the correct straight eight harmonic balancer for power steering 1953 & 1954 pontiacs, let me know if you want to buy it. charles.
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    Wanted 49 Pontiac Fastback

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    Wanted 49 Pontiac Fastback

    1949 pontiac streamliner, runs great, original straight eight, manual three speed trans, visor, spotlight, fender skirts, fog lights, no-roll brake option, older restoration in very good condition, $14,000.00 or best offer, dan agnew, 720-878-3508 in colorado. this ad is in the poci smoke signal magazine currently.
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    A dynaflow interchange question

    the man you need to be talking to is Gene Berck, owner of transmissions by gene, salinas, calif. 831-320-2726, he also has a great website, restorationhydramatic.com charles l. coker 1953 pontiac tech advisor tech advisor coordinator pontiac oakland club international
  23. one NORS brand new tire, blackwall bias ply tire, brand name is star, used to be in business in ohio, $75.00 plus shipping, no overseas addresses.
  24. Received a nice early Christmas present from a fellow poci member and 1953 Pontiac owner, a restored 53-54 Pontiac gas tank as a gift.
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    1946 Tucker Sedan

    tuckers were not 1946, they were 1948s, i had the honor of judging one years ago at a concourse de elegance car show in fresno, calif.