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1953 hydra matic


does  anyone know of any shops in Saskatoon area that still work on 50s hydra magic?

 



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I did it myself with the manual and found it to be a reasonable task. Do you know what is wrong? Do you have the parts?

 

I never found a shop that wanted to take the time on this old stuff. I pulled the motor and tranny together and then split them. Cleaning was the hardest part! Set the transmission up on the bench without special tools using some patience, the book, and luck...

 

Found the idle speed to be a big factor in getting the transmission to work correctly. Got about 97% of the leaks fixed...



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i did a 58 olds hydromatic torque convertor(splits apart on the olds, on the pontiac i'm not sure) and seal once....i didn't like how the seal fit...seemed alittle loose
they matched it up at a tranny shop...but i discovered the leak i had was a big "O"ring at the outer edge it was dried
right up...any hydraulic shop can make you a new 1 -try and save your old 1 for a sample...i would recommend an oem front seal....anyhow that cured my leaks...the olds had a goofy clip you had to take out to split the motor and tranny...the convertor comes out in 2 pieces...i recommend a repair manual for your car (usually any big swap meet has them-Bothwell-Ancaster)it will walk you through the whole job....... Bob



-- Edited by beaucarlo on Monday 11th of September 2017 11:11:17 AM

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Thanks guys, I have been told the manual is a must! Not really sure if anything is wrong, pulled transmission along with seized motor, just hesitant to put it all back without at least checking it out!( got the car this way). Thanks for the responses!

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