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#4 of 9 Re: fire in GM plant in 50's [omarman]
Jun 14, 2008 (4:32 am)
Google search for: The Great Hydra-Matic Fire
Yeah, that was the one I seemed to remember. Well, not personally since I wasn't born yet and my mother was only 4 years old! But I remember it being mentioned in one of my automotive history books
#5 of 9 Hydramatic Plant Fire
Jun 14, 2008 (4:00 pm)
It just about destroyed the entire factory.
As a result, some Powerglides ended up in some Pontiacs and some Cadillacs had dynaflows installed. I can't remember what they put in Oldsmobiles.
I heard this when I was in high school from a guy who had witnessed the fire. I guess it was pretty bad.
#7 of 9 Re: LINK AND PICS [otto8]
Jun 14, 2008 (7:54 pm)
Now I know, Oldsmobile installed some Dynaflows. They must have really had to scramble to keep things going.
Aug 13, 2008 (5:55 am)
Assuming there's even one remaining, how would the value of a Dynaflow equipped '50s Olds compare with one with Hydramatic?
#9 of 9 Re: Dynaflow Olds [hpmctorque]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 13, 2008 (8:59 am)
I'd imagine the Hydra would be worth more as it is so much better for driving around. The Dynaflow just eats HP.