Source: Chevrolet Technical Service Bulletin
Number: DR - 157
Date: October 7, 1953
Subject: New Spoke Flywheel and Converter Attachment to Flywheel - Late 1953 Powerglide Models
TO: ALL CHEVROLET DEALERS
A new Spoke Flywheel is now being used on Powerglide Engines to reduce engine noise and vibration. The flywheel to Powerglide Converter attachment has been redesigned using three 3/8" bolts in place of six 5/16" bolts.
Changes entered the transmission and engine plants approximately 9-15-53 and will be assembled in cars 100% about 10-1-53.
When a new converter with three 3/8" attaching bolts is being assembled to an early type flywheel, alternate holes in the flywheel should be enlarged.
When a new flywheel is assembled to an old converter six 5/16" bolts should be used.
Service flywheels will have three 5/16" and three 3/8" holes in alternate locations.
|Description||1st Type||2nd Type||Quantity|
|Primary Pump with Housing & Cover||3835936||3708436||1|
|Anchor Nut 5/16 - 24||3702309||-||6|
|Anchor Nut 3/8 - 24||-||3703277||3|
|Hex Bolt W/Lockwasher 5/16 - 24||3702682||-||6|
|Hex Bolt W/Lockwasher 3/8 - 24||-||3708352||3|
Article ID: 791
Created: August 3, 2014
Last Updated: August 3, 2014
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