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Phils Radios;

REPLACEMENT RADIOS, ACCESSORIES, RADIO REPAIRS & CONVERSIONS FOR PRE 1983 VEHICLES.

ESTABLISHED AUSSIE BUSINESS.

I HAVE BEEN IN THE CAR RADIO SERVICE INDUSTRY SINCE 1969.

I AM THE FIRST IN AUSTRALIA TO OFFER FULLY ASSEMBLED REPLACEMENT RADIOS & SPEAKER KITS FOR OUR AUSSIE CLASSICS

 

GMH SpringRing Battery Cables, 348 409 Chev Parts.

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PRICES & STOCK AVAILABILTY

Difficulty obtaining 'USA series' replacement radio stock, stock price rises, shipping price rises & shipping delays force me to raise my prices. The price-list is now on the front page.

 

 

 

53 Desoto Firedome

For Sale $49,200.

1953 Desoto Station Wagon; 1 of 1100 V8 Wagons made.

 276 Hemi V8, Semi-Automatic 4 speed, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Clock, Radio, Tinted Glass, Heater-demister.

  When found, unbelievably original and untouched, last driven in the USA in 1969, and imported in 1997. The paint needed a good clean to remove the barn dust, the interior is fantastic and came up well after a good clean, a few sections of the seat upholstery need restitching where it has given-way. The motor had to come out for a standard rebuild; new rings, bearings, water pump. The ignition points & coil were replaced with a solid state PerTronix system, & the generator rebuilt. So a tidy up of the engine bay was undertaken while the motor was out, and inner guards repainted the original Grey. New torque converter seals fitted.  New brake master cylinder, booster, linings, hoses and wheel cylinders.  New radiator core, battery and tyres of course. 6 Volt positive earth has been retained. The radio has been ‘converted’ with AM/FM, HiPower with Bluetooth, and a new HiPower dash speaker has been fitted in the original spot. The converted radio looks completely original from the outside, and every control functions as it did originally, except for the Electro-Mechanical Station Preset Pushbuttons.

This MoPaR Drives fantastic!!                       

SPECS;     

  1953 Desoto Firedome Series S16  
  Station Wagon  
  Standard Specifications  
      

 

Original Base Price $3,125.00  
No. Produced 1,100  
Body    
Body Maker Desoto  
No. Doors 4  
Passengers 6  
Model Number    
Weight    
Dimension    
Wheelbase 125.5 inches  
Length 213.375 inches  
Width 77.25 inches  
Height 62.5 inches  
Front Tread 56 5/16 inches  
Rear Tread 59 5/8 inches  
Engine    
Type V8 Hemi, overhead valve  
Displacement 276.1 cu. in.  
Cylinders 8  
Bore & Stroke 3 5/8 & 3 11/32 inches  
Compression Ratio-Std 7.10 to 1  
Compression Ratio-Opt Not applicable  
Brake Horsepower [email protected]  
Rated Horsepower 42.05  
Torque [email protected]  
Main Bearings 5  
Valve Lifters Hydraulic  
Block Material    
Engine Numbers Starting S16-1001  
Engine No. Location On top front of block near water outlet.  
Lubrication Pressure to all bearings excluding wrist pin  
Carburetor    
Type Dual downdraft  
Make Carter  
Transmission    
Type Helical  
Drive Rear wheel drive  
No. Of Gears 4  
Gear Ratios    
1st 3.57 to 1  
2nd 2.04 to 1  
3rd 1.75  
4th 1 to 1  
5th Not applicable  
Reverse 3.48 to 1  
Clutch Type Single plate dry disc  
Clutch Size 10 inches  
Axle Type Semifloating  
Differential Hypoid  
Differential Ratio 3.73 to 1  
Suspension    
Front Independent coil springs  
Rear Longitudinal leaf spring  
Steering Gear Worm & roller  
Brakes    
Service 4 wheel hydraulic drum  
Front Size 12 inches  
Rear Size 12 inches  
Emergency On the transmission  
Size    
Other Systems Specifications    
Exhaust System Single  
Ignition System Distributor and coil  
Battery 6 volt storage battery  
Cooling System Centrifugal water pump  
Radiator Fin and tube  
Fuel Type Regular  
Mileage    
Wheels, Rims & Tires    
Wheel Type    
Wheel Mfr    
Wheel Size    
Tire Type    
Tire Size 7.6 x 15  
Spare Location Trunk  
Capacities    
Fuel 17 Gallons  
Oil 5 Quarts  
Transmission 2.75 Pints  
Cooling System 22 Quarts  
Rear Differential 3.5 Pints  
Front Differential Not applicable  
Transfer Case Not applicable  
Classic Rating Not Rated  
VIN/ID    
VIN/Serial no. 55050001 to 55127622  
VIN Description    
VIN Location On left front door hinge post. Add’l serial nos. 64008001 to 64015691  
       
Additional Information    
       
             
References  
Restorer’s Guide Chrysler Corp 1987 Detroit Public Library (Nat’l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
5201 Woodward
Detroit MI 48202
(313) 833-1456
www.detroit.lib.mi.us/nahc/index.htm
1953 De Soto Data Book Detroit Public Library (Nat’l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
Serial No. Book for US Cars 1900-1975 G. Brigham  
   
   
   
   

 

Exterior Colors  
Paint Type Enamel  
Colors All colors may not be available in all models.  
  Two Tone Colors Available  
  Midnight Blue  
  Andante Green  
  Glen Green  
  Royal Maroon  
  Arizona Beige  
  Ceramic Yellow  
  Morocco Brown Metallic  
  French Blue  
  Sovereign Maroon Metallic  
  Marine Green Metallic  
  Midnight Blue Metallic  
  Spring Green  
  Mist Gray  
  Harbor Blue Metallic  
  Forest Green Metallic  
  Slate Green Metallic  
Standard/Optional Equipment  
  Tip-Toe Shift automatic transmission Opt

                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                              

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