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    53 3 speed rebuild parts

    Oh, Oh, and yes, I do have a manual!
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    53 3 speed rebuild parts

    Hi Ben, I did not see your reply! Good for you man! I sent mine down the road to a local shop. He found a few more issues and I am working on gathering up all the parts for him. The one thing I cannot find is any replacement parts for the torque ball. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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    53 3 speed rebuild parts

    Thanks Ben, Did you do the rebuild yourself, or send it out? Or did you just replace the drum? I thought I was going to be able to get it back on the road for spring. The car and engine are under lock down at the school. I had the custodian put the transmission outside so I could stop by and...
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    52 head in a 53

    The assembly is on hold right now. We are under stay at home...like most of the country. I was able to pick up the transmission and bring it home. It looks like another project. I can't believe this car actually ran and drove...
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    53 3 speed rebuild parts

    Can anyone lead me to a parts source for rebuilding a 1953 3 speed manual? I pulled the cover and the front gear cup drum (if I am using the correct term) is floating. the retaining clip is missing and I found remnants in the case. I have not torn down the transmission.
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    52 head in a 53

    I am putting the engine back together and I am trying to get the paint colors close to correct. All the tin, valve cover etc are currently black. Is that correct? It does not appear as though they were ever repainted. The timing chain cover has no paint and very little rust. Were they plated? Or...
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    52 head in a 53

    I am picking up the short block from the machine shop tomorrow night. I will post some pics, and some more after we finish putting everything back together. I probably won't get to drive it until spring. Snow will be flying soon.
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    6 volt or 12

    Thanks Todd, I am on the fence on what to do. I have been cross referencing the Buick wiring diagram with the specs from the new harness. about 40-50% are one size smaller on the new harness. I wasn't sure if the existing wire was larger because of the load on it, or it was sized because the...
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    52 head in a 53

    Thanks Bob!
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    Blower motor replacement

    Update...I opened up the old motor to see if I could find the problem. everything looked fine, brushes etc. Spun the armature a few times; spun freely. Put the motor back together and retested. It works fine. I'm not sure what I did, but I guess the problem is solved...I hope :)
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    Blower motor replacement

    I am trying to find a replacement fan motor for a 53 Special. The Delco part # is 5047666. I have not had any luck finding one searching online.
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    6 volt or 12

    And this is the car...lic plate RSTBKT
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    52 head in a 53

    I didn't ask about the rod, but I will if I remember. :) They used 30 over pistons and had to sleeve one cylinder. I got all the parts from Cars for the one stop shop convenience. The end gap on the rings were too tight, they had to file fit them. "they came out mint" They were suppose to wrap...
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    6 volt or 12

    Finally back on my project...I purchased a generic wiring harness from Kwikwire. Before I ordered it...a little over a year ago, I inquired to make sure it would work in a 6V application. I was told yes and have had that reconfirmed recently. I have been reading through the instructions and...
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    6 volt or 12

    I pulled the engine yesterday and decided I am going to clean things up while it's out. I am going to install a new wiring harness and I am looking for opinions on keeping the 6 volt system or upgrading to 12. The purist in me says keep the 6, but the practical side thinks I may be better off...
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    52 head in a 53

    I have a rebuilt 52 head and was wondering if I can use it in my 53. The shop manual says they are not interchangeable. ?????
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    Cylinder head swap

    I picked up a rebuilt head for a 263 straight eight. The seller said it was for 51 thru 53. I pulled out my manual when the head was delivered ( my bad, it was a little too late) which said the 52 and the 53 are not interchangeable. The new head is a 52 (I think) Does anyone know if this swap...
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