1957-1960 Torque Ball Leak Repair Video

Discussion in 'Classic Buicks' started by Smartin, Jan 10, 2022.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    One of my least favorite jobs to do on one of these cars...so I figured I would record myself fumbling through for the world to see. Hopefully, it helps someone out.

  2. wildcat4

    wildcat4 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Adam
    You have just saved me a gob of time doing my dad’s limited!
    Awesome video

    keep keeping your mistakes in.
    Makes it VERY real
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  3. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

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  4. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    Just did my sons 51 Chevy couple of weeks ago
  5. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks Erik!

    Joe, when did Chevy use this type of setup? And is it similar enough to apply?
  6. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    I believe until 1955
    Same type of set up basically
    Here are some pictures of it. IMG_20211211_154327696_HDR.jpg IMG_20211211_154334996.jpg
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  7. Prairie Piston

    Prairie Piston Well-Known Member

    I’m subscribed and enjoy the videos. Learn a lot from Adam! Real world. Keep it going
  8. telriv

    telriv Founders Club Member

    Although Chevs are similar they are easier to do than a Buick. AND, Chevs did not have a panhard rod or torque bars like Buick had so they wallow around more. Last for Chev torque tube was '54. Start of open drive was '55.
    Buick used the torque tube set-up for ride & handling purposes over open drive & it was a built in traction bar set-up also.
    I've done things a little bit diff. than Adam although the results were basically the same.
    I remember when I was going to a tech school back in the 60's I had to do a clutch in my '55 Special. The teacher wouldn't let me use the drive on lift as he thought I would be using the lift more than 1 day so I had to do it in the steam cleaning room. After I got it jacked up high enough & on jack stands & he came to inspect it to make sure it was safe & sturdy. I went about taking it apart. An hour later I asked him if he could road test it. He didn't believe I was done in an hour until I showed him the used/worn parts.
    After that he talked about it for weeks & to this day he still don't believe I was able to do it so quickly. I had LOTS of experience pulling that 5 bolt top cover trans. with the "Glass" gears repairing it that he didn't know about.

    Tom T.
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