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1957 Buick Frame and Sheet Metal Maintenance

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12-1 FRAME Frames for 1957 have been entirely redesigned. Lowering of the overall car height has been accomplished through newly designed side rails and cross-members. The new design incorporates added strength where required for the new body. The front cross-member has been revised to accommodate the new ball-joint type of front suspension and new front [...]

2014 2014/02

1957 Buick Radio, Heater, Air Conditioner, Windshield Wiper and Washer

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The radios for 1957 have been redesigned for clearer and better reception, greater stability of operation and improved appearance. The heater, defroster and air conditioner have been redesigned for 1957 to provide improved performance, easier servicing and more uniform temperature control.   11-1 RADIO General Description Clearer and better reception for 1957 has been obtained [...]

2014 2014/02

1957 Buick Electrical Systems & Battery Maintenance

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SECTION 10-B BATTERY 10-7 BATTERY A new Delco-Remy battery, model 562, is used in all 1957 series. It is a 6 cell, 11 plates per cell battery with a 70 ampere-hour rating. This new battery, when used in conjunction with the improved 1957 cranking motor, increases cranking time from 85 to 120 seconds (at -10° [...]

2014 2014/02

1957 Buick Brakes Maintenance

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SECTION 9-A MANUAL BRAKES 9-1 GENERAL INFORMATION Location Both manual and power brake pedals are suspended from a new bracket located under the instrument panel. The master cylinder location has been moved from the toe-board and placed at the left ventilation air duct cover assembly. The residual check valve is built into both manual and [...]

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1957 Buick Steering Gear and Linkage Maintenance

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SECTION 8-A MANUAL STEERING GEAR 8-1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION The operation and construction of the 1957 manual steering gear is essentially the same as in 1956 with the exception that the pitman shaft is shorter, and the flexible coupling used on the 1956 power steering gear is also used on the manual steering gear. See Figure [...]

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1957 Buick Chassis Suspension Specifications & Maintenance

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7-1 SPECIFICATIONS 1957 Buick Chassis Specifications   7-2 FRONT END SUSPENSION Two entirely new features have been incorporated into Buick's front suspension system for 1957: anti-dive geometry and ball-joint type pivots. To reduce roll, the front stabilizer bar has been increased in diameter from .687" to .750". See Figure 7-1. 1957 Buick [...]

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1957 Buick Rear Axle Specifications & Maintenance

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6-1 REAR AXLE SPECIFICATIONS AND DESCRIPTION General Specifications The general specifications remain the same as in 1956 except that the torque specifications for torque tube to torque ball bolts have been changed from 30-35 ft. lbs. to 45-55 ft. lbs. and there is a change in gear ratios. The following gear ratios are standard; optional [...]

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1957 Buick Dynaflow Transmission Maintenance

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5- 1 1957 BUICK DYNAFLOW TRANSMISSION MAINTENANCE The 1957 Twin Turbine Dynaflow transmission will be available as optional equipment for the Series 40 only. The following changes have been made in this transmission. Due to the lowering of the over-all car height, the transmission oil pan is shallower to provide greater road clearance. It has [...]

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1957 Buick Clutch, Synchromesh Transmission and U-Joint Maintenance

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4-1 CLUTCH ASSEMBLY A new type centrifugal weighted clutch pres­ sure plate is used in 1957. The outer ends of the release Ievers are weighted so that at higher engine speeds where slipping is liable to occur, centrifugal force causes more pressure to be applied on the pressure plate. The faster the clutch revolves, the [...]

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1957 Buick Engine, Fuel and Exhaust Systems Maintenance

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3-1 FUEL TANK A new fuel tank is used in all 1957 series, having its filler neck located at the center of the rear bumper. The new fuel tank incorporates a replaceable type fuel strainer located at the bottom of the tank, at the outlet. See Figure 3-1. 1957 Buick Fuel Tank To [...]

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