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Username Post: 53 power glide rebuild...        (Topic#358120)
KoraB 
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Posts: 63

Age: 63
Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah
Reg: 06-21-19
09-20-19 02:15 AM - Post#2775937    

AKCHEVY, I personally have rebuilt hundreds of autos, and standard transmissions in my many years as a lover of all things mechanical especially cars. it sounds like its just time to rebuild the cast iron trans you have. Sounds like the forward clutch pack is going south. there are rebuilds on line for that trans. the major problem you have is living in Cally everything is expensive.. there is a thread in chevy talk about that same problem California... and the PG . Some swear by autos and others prefer standards. It is a personal choice, to each their own. If you love your purchase bite the bullet and have a shop with a mechanic who KNOWS about the cast iron PG. Key is KNOWS and has had experience with them. Remove and replace is 500. bucks or more for any trans anywhere. The rest is extra to have the guarantee two and three times the cost to cover their screw up three times if they don't know what they are doing. People with tools and wrenches are everywhere, its knowledge and integrity that make a good shop and mechanic. I worked in a trans shop is how I know. My son races diesels and we have a 3000 horse truck that eats autos in one or two runs so I think I, can speak to the worth of an auto. The real problem you have to me is California. To redo my 53s interior was 1/2 the purchase cost of my car, good luck, LOVE YOUR CAR, Shes a keeper Clark.

MB in SLC, UT.


Edited by KoraB on 09-20-19 02:17 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


AKChevy 
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Loc: Los Angeles
Reg: 09-16-19
09-23-19 09:08 PM - Post#2776311    
    In response to KoraB

Hey! Just noticed this post. And thank you for the input! Having the car checked out by an experienced transmission shop tomorrow, hoping he finds something I missed without having to rebuild



 
KoraB 
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Posts: 63

Age: 63
Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah
Reg: 06-21-19
09-24-19 05:33 AM - Post#2776318    
    In response to AKChevy

AK Chevy, Thank you. I did not mean to criticize anyone or any post. My comments are to encourage and offer help always. I speak from my experience and knowledge.. I have built many to hundreds of autos and standard trans in my time. I've worked in trans shops, some good and some not. Price for outside repairs if I have anyone else do the work is gauged with, Safety for my family and me first, peace of mind, then price. Auto transmissions are really simple and very logical in their make up. They must be done right and in the right order and parts. The littlest detail missed can be a big deal. I have found in my many years as a car owner, that its easier to have an expert get dirty, fight the cleaning, chase parts, while I'm at work making the money to pay for the peace of mind and fun of using well- built parts and assemblies. Do the things you can, let those that REALLY know do their thing. The real work is finding the best for what your having done because it's for You and You are what matters as well as that fine old girl you purchased. Love your old chevy,
they are truly something to behold.. My 53 is a time machine that truly makes me very HAPPY and feel young again.

MB in SLC, UT.


 


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