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1953 chieftain 3 speed transmission


hello

looking for the seals / gaskets for the 3 speed transmission in m sons car, it leaks out from the bottom of the cowl, the rear main seal was done and is tight. the transmission mechanic could not find the seal needed, i located a transmission in pickering from a great pontiac  collector, purchased it, but it was not the same as the one on the car. the purchased unit has the following ID #s 591747 and 3686862 GM which should be the correct 19491954 transmission. the mounts are different and the housing is stockier shorter, the one on the car appears to be longer and slimmer casing. i cannot get the ID markings as it is still in storage, does anyone have any idea what alternative  transmission could be on my car? 



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try fatsco transmission in NJ. they had the kit for my 52 hydramatic.



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thank you i will, m specific problem is knowing which transmission is in the car, the seals, gaskets i can get, i am dealing with Brent of tourist transmissions states side. although i will call fatsco, i have a friend in jersey that can pick it up and ship or hand deliver .



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okay finally able to get the numbers off the transmission, but still do not know who makes it? i am looking to purchase the gaskets and the two seals. it is for the 53 chieftain deluxe 6 cylinder 3 speed.
markings are as follows
GM5
1336378-4
5-22
1312397-5
5-28
any information as to the manufacturer / make of transmission is appreciated.
cheers,
amedeo


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Sounds like you should be looking up Al Lambert of Gasket City, somewhere near Hamilton. See ads in Old Autos.

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www.ChevsoftheForties.com (1-(800) 999-2438) has a complete gasket set that fits '37-'54 3-speeds. Includes torque tube ball seal kit if you have the closed driveline. Part #3764394 Price $19 US.

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i did he, (lambert)

could not decipher the transmission the car has.

 



-- Edited by amedeo on Sunday 4th of June 2017 05:25:23 PM

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all is good, i found "tourist transmission" out of salt lake city. good older gentleman Brent was super helpful, apparently he is the guru encyclopedia of transmissions for north america. the complete gasket and all seals kit is on its way!


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try www.classictransmissionsolutions.com they has a complete kit for my 54 powerglide

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