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    P24 Timing

    I double and triple checked the timing marks before I put the cover on. But its possible I checked it incorrectly. I lined them up according to the manual. I think that if I was off a tooth I would have a lot more issues than not being able to get to 0 degree TDC. I wasn't able to get out tot the garage last night to check everything. I'll try and get out there tonight.

    P24 Timing

    Its possible that I could have moved the cam without the chain being on when I was replacing them. But I didn't remove the oil pump so I would think that everything should be timing properly (or close enough) if if dropped the distributor back in and it was pointing at No. 1. I do have a vacuum gauge. I have been going back and forth double checking vacuum and timing with the light. However, I haven't been able to get the vacuum into the green zone (17-22 in of vacuum with my gauge). My issue is that I cannot put the motor to 0 degree TDC even if I wanted to. I'm trying to get it to baseline so that I can tune it in from there. I will look into the additional adjustment on the distributor.

    P24 Timing

    When I did my static timing setup everything was correct (or at least I thought it was, i will double check). Also I know that 6 degrees advance is actually not too bad for timing, I just find it odd that I cant get to TDC if I wanted to.

    P24 Timing

    Hi Everyone. So I just got done putting the motor and trans back in the car after having to out to clean the cooling passages real good and re-seal the motor. After getting it back in I cant seem to get the timing back to where is was. Right now it is at 6 degrees BTDC with the distributor maxed out and vacuum advance disconnected. Rotating the distributor the opposite direction only advances the timing that much further. While I had the motor out i found that the timing chains where very loose and ended up replacing them with a set from Bernbaum. My understanding is that the timing chains can only go on one way and I double and triple checks my marks before putting the cover back on. So I am not sure why I cant get the timing back in. Not sure if this is relevant but I do have 12V Pertronix setup on the car. Thanks in advance for the help. Ryan

    Hydrive Clutch Fork Pivot Spring?

    The parts catalog showed up today. Now I just need to locate the parts. In case anybody needs this for the future here are the part numbers. Pivot Spring 863 905 Pivot Washer 1325 103

    Hydrive Clutch Fork Pivot Spring?

    I guess so because my fork setup does not look like Dons. I have a parts catalog on the way actually. Should be here today.

    Hydrive Clutch Fork Pivot Spring?

    Don, Unfortunately, this is not the spring I’m looking for. That’s is the spring for the fork to the throw out bearing. I’m looking for the spring that holds the fork to the transmission. It attaches to the fork pivot.

    Hydrive Clutch Fork Pivot Spring?

    Anybody have any info? Still searching.
  9. Hey everyone. Looking for some help here. So I have recently pulled the engine and trans to freshen everything up. Upon goin to put everything back together i think I have misplaced a spring for the clutch fork. If I remember correctly there was a brake drum shoe type of spring that held the clutch fork to the pivot (circled in the pic below). Am I remembering this correctly? I also don’t see this spring in the diagram in the book. If anyone can share a photo of what im looking for and where I can possibly get one that would be great. Plan B is to go the auto parts store and search through drum brake kits to see what will work. Thanks for the help!
  10. RATMAN

    53 HyDrive Gaskets

    I already have a HyDrive service manual so that should help a lot. I just was't sure how to locate the factory P/N seals from the manual. All this info is great though! Thanks again!
  11. RATMAN

    53 HyDrive Gaskets

    Thanks for the info! That helps a lot. I'm not sure of the shaft seal is leaking or not. Its very possible. This car was sitting in a barn for almost 30 years before I got it running again a couple years ago. I guess we will find out when I pull it apart. I don't plan on doing that for another month or so though.
  12. RATMAN

    53 HyDrive Gaskets

    Hello Everyone, So I have a 53 Cranbrook with a Hydrive. Just about every freeze plug, the rear main seal, and/or the engine to trans o-rings are is leaking. So its time for the motor to come out and get resealed. My question is, does anyone know anything about resealing a Hydrive trans? Are the gaskets the same as a fluid drive? If not, any idea where I can Hydrive gasket set? I check with Bernbaum but they don't have a Hydrive gasket set. Any info is appreciated. Thanks! Ryan

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