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1949 Cadillac question

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:57 am
by gn69z28
I have a customer with a 1949 Cadillac 62 series. Needs the transmission rebuilt. Anyone know who to send it to that may have experience with this type of transmission. Transmission is out. Car was sitting for around 10 to 20 years and he doesn't want to trust it. Thanks for any info.

Re: 1949 Cadillac question

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:20 am
by autogear
Where are you located?

Re: 1949 Cadillac question

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:39 pm
by gn69z28
Customer is located in Essex county Virginia, about 40 miles east or Richmond Virginia.

Re: 1949 Cadillac question

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:46 pm
by PackardV8
Back in that era, the Cad could have had a 3-speed manual transmission. Are we to assume this is a Hydramatic needing rebuilt?

Re: 1949 Cadillac question

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:10 pm
by gn69z28
All I remember is it had a big drum that bolted to the flywheel with lots of 5/16 bolts and had oil in it. Inside the drum looking thing was what looked like a torque converter. It was cast iron and had a dipstick. I think it's called a hydramatic.

Re: 1949 Cadillac question

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:36 am
by autogear
Jack is correct. There were a dozen or so Series 62 Cad's built with stickshifts in '49 I believe. What you're describing is a Hydramatic.
I'm an Upstate NY'er and have known about FEN Enterprises (outside of NYC) for probably 20yrs. They changed their name, but the phone number and web address look to be the same. Contact them and see who they recommend. http://www.fenenterprises.com/

Re: 1949 Cadillac question

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:50 am
by gn69z28
Ok thank you.