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1953 Buick New Specifications

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V8 ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS SERIES 70 1. TIGHTENING SPECIFICATIONS 1953 Buick V8 Engine Tightening Specifications 2. GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS 1953 Buick V8 Engine Specifications 1953 Buick V8 Engine Specification 3. DIMENSIONS, FITS AND ADJUSTMENTS NOTE: Applies to new parts only. "T " means tight. "L" means Loose. 1953 Buick V8 [...]

2014 2014/03

1953 Buick Removal of Power Steering Unit

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The following procedure is recommended for the 1953 Buick Removal of Power Steering Unit from cars equipped with the V-8 engine. NOTE: Protect the left fender with a suitable cover. Remove battery cables from the battery. Remove the battery and battery heat deflector. Remove selector control rod from arm on shift safety switch. Remove the [...]

2014 2014/03

1953 Buick Miscellaneous Information

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STRAIGHT-EIGHT ENGINE CYLINDER HEAD 1953 Buick F-263 Engine Combustion Chamber The cylinder head used with the "F-263" Straight­ Eight engine has been redesigned to improve power and economy. Increased compression ratios have been made possible, without adversely affecting detonation characteristics, by changing combustion chamber and piston head shapes to compress the fuel charge [...]

2014 2014/03

1953 Buick Dynaflow Linkage Adjustments

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When a Dynaflow transmission does not operate properly it is advisable to first check the (manual control) 1953 Buick Dynaflow linkage adjustment. Before making any checks or adjustments on manual control linkage make certain that transmission is thoroughly warmed up and that oil is at proper level. Park car on ramp or steep grade with [...]

2014 2014/03

1953 Buick Twin Turbine Dynaflow Transmission

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The 1953 Buick Twin Turbine Dynaflow transmission has a completely new 4-element torque converter. The new converter has two turbines interconnected through a simple planetary gear set in place of the single turbine previously used. Compared with previous models, the Twin Turbine converter has one pump in place of a primary and a secondary pump, [...]

2014 2014/03

1953 Buick Fireball V-8 Engine

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The large bore and short stroke with use of short connecting rods, combined with the V-type cylinder arrangement, permits a very compact 1953 Buick fireball engine design of minimum height, width, length and weight. The new 1953 Buick fireball engine is 13.6 inches shorter and weighs 213 pounds less than the 1952 Series 70 8-in-line [...]

2014 2014/02

1955 Buick Electrical Systems Maintenance

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10-1 ACCELERATOR VACUUM SWITCH Description and Operation A Carter accelerator vacuum switch is built into the throttle body on Stromberg and Carter carburetors for 1955. The description and operation remain the same as described in the 1954 Shop Manual. Checking Vacuum Switch Timing on Car (Carter and Stromberg) When the carburetor is installed on engine [...]

2014 2014/02

1955 Buick Brake Maintenance

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The Description, Operation, and Service Procedures for the Standard Hydraulic Brakes remain unchanged from 1954, however the Power Brake Cylinder is completely new for 1955. The New Power Brake Cylinder assembly is an air-suspended unit which means that atmospheric pressure is present on both sides of the Power Cylinder Piston when the brakes are in [...]

2014 2014/02

1955 Buick Steering Gear and Linkage Maintenance

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8-1 DESCRIPTION OF CHANGES The steering gear assemblies for both power and manual gears are basically the same as 1954 except that the steering shaft has been shortened approximately one inch for the new steering wheel, the mast jacket has been redesigned for the new transmission controls, and the lower jacket has been redesigned to [...]

2014 2014/02

1955 Buick Chassis Suspension Maintenance

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7-1 SPECIFICATIONS 1955 Buick Chassis Suspension Specifications Tire Inflation Pressures . .. Inflate to the Following Tire Temperatures: 24 lbs. Starting Pressure-After car has been standing for 3 hours or driven less than one mile. 26 lbs. City Pressure-After car has been driven 3 miles or more BELOW 40 MPH. 28 lbs. Highway [...]

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