1953 Pontiac ~ Technical Facts And Figures

CAR SERIAL NUMBERS
                       The car serial number is attached to the left front door pillar post.
                       The engine serial number is stamped on a machined pad at the top left-
                       hand front corner of the cylinder block and is the same as the car serial
                       number.

STYLE PAINT AND TRIM NUMBER
                       The style, paint and trim  numbers are are stamped on the 
                       plate attached to the right front side of the dash.

CAR DATA
                       Wheelbase ~ 122"
                       Overall Length  
                       Passenger Car ~ 202.7"
                       Station Wagon ~ 205.3"
                       Sedan Delivery ~ 202.6"

GAS TANK CAPACITY
                       Passenger Car ~ 20 gal
                       Station Wagon/Sedan Delievery ~ 16 gal

ENGINE AND COOLING
                       Eight Cylinder Inline L-head, Cast Iron Block,  
                       BHP 118@3600 RPM Syncromesh
                       BHP 122@3600 RPM Hydro-Matic
                       Five Main Bearings
                       Solid Valve Lifters
                       Carbs ~ Carter WCD 719S or 719SA (Syncromesh) 
                                     Carter WCD 720S or 720SA Two Barrel (Hydra-Matic)
                     6 Cyl 8 Cyl

Bore
Stroke
Piston Displacement
Tappet Clearance Hot/Running
Spark Plug Gap
Breaker Point Gap
Crankcase Refill
Cooling System Capacity
with underseat heater

3 3/8"
4 "
239.2 Cu.in
.011-.013"
.025"
.022"
5 qts
18 1/4 qts
20 qts 
3 9/16"
3 3/4"
268.4 cu.in
.011-.013"
.025"
.016"
5 qts
18 3/4 qts
20 1/2 qts

COMPRESSION RATIO  
                       Hydra Matic equipped cars have standard Comp. ratio of  
Syncro Mesh eight cylinder cars have standard Comp ratio of
Syncro Mesh six cylinder cars have standard Comp ratio of
Both 6 & 8 cylinder cars can have optional Comp ratio of 
7.7:1
6.8:1
7.0:1
7.7:1

TYRES ~ TIRES 

              

Tire Size  

  

Start
Pressure

City
Pressure 

Highway
Pressure

 

7.10-15 

7.60-15


Station Wagon
& Sedan Delivery
7.10-15 (6 ply)

Front
Rear
Front
Rear


Front
Rear

24 lbs
24 lbs
22 lbs
20 lbs


28 lbs
30 lbs

27 lbs
27 lbs
25 lbs
23 lbs


31 lbs
33 lbs

29lbs
29 lbs
27 lbs
25 lbs


33 lbs
35 lbs

                         Start Pressure after car has been standing for three hours
                         City Pressure after driving car 3 miles or more, below 40 mph
                         Highway Pressure after driving car 3 miles or more, above 40 mph

 

 

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