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Mechanical - Engine, Trans, etc
02/21/18 09:30 AM
The blocks have different numbers cast in them, the late block (which is the 1 I am rebuilding) has date code D 11 9 but due to its position I have not found date cast on the early block. They both look to be the same in the distributor area. I will get the camera going friday and try posting then. I am not looking for a factory rebuild but dont want it to big hassle either.
Tony
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1929-1932
02/21/18 09:11 AM
TKS JD,
Much appreciated.
Was hoping it came from a later model.
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1929-1932
02/21/18 09:10 AM
TKS JD,
Much appreciated
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General Discussions
02/21/18 09:10 AM
I remember Ted's sequence of pics doing your car, I am not surprised you are happy with it.
Tony
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1916-1922 - Model 490 Only
02/21/18 05:25 AM
Howdy,

The only year that had the two exhaust ports was 1928, the last year of the 4 cylinder engines. And yes, it will bolt onto the top of your block. The new head gaskets that various vendors sell fit from 1916-1928.

I suspect the push rods will be a different length than what you have now, so that will need to be addressed.

The only thing I can think of regarding the water not flowing during idle is a problem with the baffle plate in the water pump. FYI, I recently rebuilt the water pump for a '28 engine. Here is the description and pictures of that rebuild: Rebuilding Lurch's water pump

BTW, I had a water leak in the head of my other truck, Justin (1928 AB Canopy Express). The head had a small crack near the thermostat housing at the front of the head. I opened the crack up some with a dremel and filled it with JB Weld. That slowed the leak tremendously, but didn't stop it. So, I added some Bars Leak to the radiator fluid and that stopped the leak.

Hope this helps. Dean
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General Discussions
02/21/18 12:09 AM
Wow that State Trooper was very professional. It is hard to imagine it did not end up with night stick lumps.

Dave
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PARTS - For Sale
02/20/18 11:51 PM
SOLD ! To a lucky buyer.
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PARTS - For Sale
02/20/18 11:11 PM
Chevy parts for sale. These are parts left over from the restoration of my 1936 Chevy pickup in the early 1970s. This is the cream of the crop because when I completed the restoration I took most of the left over parts to a swap meet and unloaded them. This stuff has been in dry storage for over 40 years. All prices are negotiable and I’m glad to provide more detailed information and photos. This stuff all predates cheesy repops from China.
4 ea. NOS front spring eye threaded bushings. $5 ea.SOLD
4 ea. NOS front spring eye bronze lined steel bushings. $5 ea. SOLD
1 ea. NOS appearing Trico vacuum wiper motor with speed control, # 404-G on the part. $45 SOLD
3 ea. used Trico vacuum windshield wiper pull/push knobs. $5 ea.
1 ea. NOS GM ring gear and pinion 1935-36 car and commercial and 1937-39 commercial, 4.11 ratio, GM PN 602476. $60 SOLD
1 ea. NOS differential pinion gear nut. $5
1 set of 12 NOS rocker arm bronze bushings. $15 for set of 12. SOLD
4 ea. 1932-36 NOS flywheel nuts GM PN 837004. $10 for set of 4.
1 ea. NORS clamp on “peep” mirror. $10.
3 ea. NOS packages of 4 water pump shaft packing rings. $5 per package of 4.
1 ea. used AC gas filter casting and glass bowl. I have found modern filter elements that fit these. Filter casting and bowl $5.
1 ea. rechromed grille shell center bar bow tie ornament. $20. SOLD
1 ea. used near perfect original bumper face bar elongate bolt $10. SOLD
2 ea. used pickup hood side bow tie emblems. $10. ea. SOLD
1 ea. set of 6 NOS Fitzgerald 71249 push rod cover seals, replaces GM 837264 $6 for set of 6
1 ea. 1934-36 Chevy NOS GM rocker arm shaft support PN 837251. $5.
1 ea. 1930s era AC 100 MPH speedometer, used, 4” bezel diameter, curved glass, number and needle paint excellent condition, actually works ! but should probably be serviced after 40+ years storage $50. SOLD
1 ea. NOS 1936-39 generator commutator cover band. $5 SOLD
1 ea. used 1934-40 horn button metal cup $3.
Misc. NOS windshield wiper blade pairs. $5 per blade.
2 ea. 1936-50 brake drums, standard size, USA made original parts. Listed as fitting some models front and rear, some models rear only, some models front only. $25 ea.
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1933-1936
02/20/18 10:57 PM
If they don't line-up at 40 go a little tighter. They didn't even have a torque spec in 1934.It dosen't matter which side odd number of shims are but Chevrolet suggested the camshaft side and was more of a way to remember what side had what.

Please let us know how many shims you removed.
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VEHICLES - For Sale
02/20/18 09:00 PM
I am the second owner of this 33 year old 9 passenger wagon. It was bought new by my mother in law's neighbor. I have owned the car 5 years and used it as a second car at my home in Florida. This car was certified HPOF Original at the 2017 AACA Meet in Ocala Florida, where the car is currently located. This car was the last full size Chevrolet of that era to have used the Chevrolet 305 V-8 while the sedan were already using the Oldsmobile 305. Car is equipped with cruise control, AM/FM radio, power steering and brakes, power windows and locks, but oddly no power seat. I replaced the water pump, tie rods and center link, brakes, original alternator was rebuilt, new exhaust, new A/C compressor and A/C lines system was retrofitted to 134. The only thing this car could use is maybe a set of shocks. It is in very nice used car there are a few bruises on the right side from exiting and entering the garage. Someone touched up some of the wood grain with paint that was damaged and did a pretty good job of it, however I have a roll of the correct color and pattern wood grain di-noc material that goes with the car. I also located a set of NOS floor mats that add to the car and make a nice touch.The original factory grey primer is still on the bottom of the floorboards. This is a rust free car! from Long Island New York, was in a heated garage it's entire existence and never was taken out in the snow. I have the original owners manual, shop manual and sales literature, I also have an NOS rear bumper filler panel that is broken, This car will be listed for sale in the classifieds of the next issue of our great magazine Antique Automobile a nice clean car, fly in and drive it home! $8200 PM me if interested

(PLEASE NOTE I WILL BE OUT OF TOWN FOR A FEW DAYS THIS WEEK AND WILL BE AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER I WILL CONTACT YOU ONCE I GET ON LINE AGAIN)
Photos are posted on the AACA Forums to see photos please go to the link below (sorry, but it is easier to post photos on that site)
http://forums.aaca.org/topic/305840-1985-chevy-caprice-estate-wagon-fs/

Thanks for looking
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Trucks and Vans
02/20/18 08:54 PM
I would say that the truck is equipped with wider wheels on both ends. The fronts look appropriate for the 700 tires you mentioned in an earlier post. The rears are wider yet to accommodate the larger 900.

Mike
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General Discussions
02/20/18 08:42 PM
My buddy bought a tire through eBay, in Pottsville PA. I need someone who can pick it up and drop it at the nearest Fastenal store.

Thanks.

Mike
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1955-1957
02/20/18 07:05 PM
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1933-1936
02/20/18 04:53 PM
"If he could find it he could get it relined he has lost it somewhere he had it at one time. Ron"

Good morning Ron.

I have the clutch disc your uncle is seeking. Do I know you or him from the 1936 Chevy owners forum? If you're interested in this clutch disc, it and a lot of other Chevy parts of that era area available, left from my '36 pickup restoration in the early 1970s.

If his '36 is going to be a driver, not a trailer queen, I've figured out how to put 3.55 gears and a tandem master cylinder in a '36 and would be glad to share that information with him.

Ray W raywaldbaum@gmail.com
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Body - Sheet Metal, Paint & Wood
02/20/18 03:02 PM
Wow! Is the driver's side the same? Why didn't they notice the problem. I couldn't sleep at night knowing I had a fit like that. I have had to make a part 5 times before I got it right. That is even with an original part that I thought was okay for a pattern. Missed a 6 degree offset a few times! You have to guess at some of the wood pieced and then fit it all together, put on the sheet metal and then adjust or remake. Sheet metal damage has to be taken into account. Also making sure both sides are the mirror image of the other. Takes a while but results are very satisfying.
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PARTS - Wanted
02/20/18 02:46 PM
Looking for the cap covers for the top of the spare tire side mount brackets for a 34 Master. Any other side mount parts would also be appreciated.
Chuck
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1946-1948
02/20/18 01:12 PM
Hi Rich,

In 2014 you posted the same question 47 Front Shocks. Exactly what has been rebuilt in your suspension system and by whom? A lot can be wrong with a suspension system, but driving through a pot hole is not going to be handled by a 70 year old suspension system as well as it is in our modern cars. Here are a list of some of the possible problems which you can find more info on by doing a SEARCH of our old posts:

READ YOUR MANUAL AND UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP OF ALL THE COMPONENTS OF YOUR SUSPENSION AND STEERING SYSTEM

1) Are your shocks, front and back, in perfect condition - don't leak don't bounce

2) Are your tires in perfect condition - rims not bent, tires in balance

3) How much play is there in your king pins and bearings

4) What is the condition of the other components of your suspension system - go through the Chevs of the 40's Parts Catalog for front suspension rebuilds, rear suspension rebuilds, and steering box rebuilds Suspension and Steering Parts


In dealing with any steering issue all of the above must be in excellent condition, [b]including the front end professionally aligned, and then the following should be followed:[/b]

1) New pitman arm bushing if not in excellent condition

2) Steering box full of fluid although if parts are worn this is not going to improve any steering problem

3) Remove the steering box and rebuild it. DO NOT ADJUST YOUR BOX IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE CONDITION OF ITS PARTS. Basic parts are available from the catalog. The worm gear and the shaft with roller are not normally available so find a company that rebuilds steering boxes, and have yours rebuilt. USED parts could be found on Craigslist or ebay. I do have some pictures of damaged parts which I can post. It is typical for steering boxes to leak, once there is no fluid in the box then excessive wear and damage will occur. A well maintained steering box should not require the replacement of the worm gear or the shaft with roller.

Best practice is at each oil change check the fluid levels all your shocks and your steering box.

Good luck, Mike

P.S. Are you missing the lower A Arm bumpers or upper crossmember bumpers?
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Electrical - 6 volt
02/20/18 12:28 PM
FWIW I use the #1129 for the brake light. It's 21cp. It's a larger bulb so I have to slightly bend the bracket to make it fit. I don't know if there's enough room in the '35 housing to do that.
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