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RE: [oletrucks] Rare Transmission

To: "'Deve Krehbiel'" <dkrehbiel@kscable.com>,
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Rare Transmission
From: "Hanlon, Bill" <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 13:10:38 -0500
My Hydra-Matic parts catalog shows Hydra-Matics available for 
Chevy trucks from 54-59.  Many of the internal parts are common 
with other Hydra-Matics.  The catalog says that 3 rebuild kits 
cover all models.  Parts shouldn't be too bad to find.  Besides 
General Motors (Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Chevy & GMC trucks) 
AMC, Lincoln, Rolls-Royce, Hudson, Willys and the U.S. Army used 
this transmission.  The Army used two in a medium tank during WWII.
One behind each Caddy flathead V8s!

-----Original Message-----
From: Deve Krehbiel [mailto:dkrehbiel@kscable.com]
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 8:50 PM
To: OleTrucks
Subject: [oletrucks] Rare Transmission

I hear that in 1954 a person could order a 1/2 Ton (3100) with an optional
automatic transmission. In fact, I know a local owner of one. Its very rare
to see an authentic automatic tranny in an AD pickup. If this is true, I
HAVE one of these transmissions. Someone put an automatic trans in my latest
1950 with the torque tube setup, so I know its the same one that was
optional in 1954 (since the torque tube didnt go away until 55 1st series).

So the question is, does anyone have a need for a broken automatic trans
like this? Where would a person take it to get it fixed properly? I am sure
parts are almost non-existent. I am no auto tranny man, so I would have to
rely on someone who is to fix it. I am sure its worth something but I don't
know what its worth. Any ideas? I am taking it out and putting in a 3spd
standard with overdrive.

Deve Krehbiel
Hesston, Kansas
1950 3100 * 1949 3600 * 1948 4400

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