Reproduction Parts for 1916-1964 Chevrolet Passenger Cars & 1918-1987 Chevrolet & GMC Trucks

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Re: AC Spark Plugs "KK" & "K11" Fits What ?? 35Mike 03/30/23 01:32 AM
K11 is the original equipment plug for my 1936 Chevy and perhaps for the '35 as well. I would like to have it if you are getting rid of it. Too bad it missed the ride-a-long with the heater cover.

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General Discussions Jump to new posts
Re: What tires for 17x4 wire wheels? Rusty 37 Master 03/30/23 12:40 AM
You will be lucky to find any modern 17" tire that will work on a 4" wide rim. We really pushed the limit when we put a set of 195/75R16 tires on 16x4 truck rims for a '49 3100. They have quite a sidewall bulge and a slight crown in the tread. The shop that did it was surprised that it worked at all. They were thinking that the tire beads be would be at such a large angle that they would not seat.

The really tricky part is finding a narrow enough tire with an acceptable diameter. You can search tires by size at the Tire Rack or Discount Tire web sites.
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1950 Convertible Top Operation Schematic MattD 03/29/23 11:47 PM
Did GM publish a schematic diagram for the convertible top hydraulic system?
Also, was a service bulletin published concerning the top operations and adjustments?
I do have the service manual that has a section on the top adjustments.

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1929-1932 Jump to new posts
Re: 1932 clutch bearing springs m006840 03/29/23 10:50 PM
Call Steve Kassis at the Filling Station and let him know about the issue.
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PARTS - Wanted Jump to new posts
Re: Transmission Bushing Kit 39 Chevy Master 85 Chev Nut 03/29/23 10:26 PM
There is no such thing as a kit.
The only (rubber ?) bushings listed in the parts book for a 1939 also fit later models and are part number 3652244 and have an id of 3/8 inch an 9/16" od.
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1933-1936 Jump to new posts
Re: 1936 Standard vs Master Bill Barker 03/29/23 09:11 PM

Wow..... Thank you so much. As usual you explained everything in plain English so that I could understand it!! luv2
I appreciate it.

That must be why they named that freeway after you many years ago when I was Chatmaster. wave
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1912-1928 Jump to new posts
Re: Tires and Tools Rustoholic 03/29/23 07:08 PM
There is a great article (with photos) from a past G&D magazine that describes how to change the tires. A scanned copy of the article is in the list of Technical Articles in the Members area of the main website (

Gaining access to this list of technical articles is one of many reasons for joining the club. ;-)

Basically, after separating the rim from the wheel, unlatch it and using the pry bars, pull one side up over the other. Then, pull the rim out of the tire in a cork screw fashion.

Make sure you have tire flaps when you go to put the tire and inner tube back onto the rim.

Coat the inside of the tire, the outside of the flap, and the inner tube with talcum powder. This allows the inner tube to slide around and not bind during assembly.

Do the reverse cork screw process to put the tire, flap, and inner tube back onto the rim. Then, using the tire irons (or spoons as they are sometimes called), pry the rim back into place.

It's best to use a spreader tool (like the one pictured below) to spread the rim far enough to be able to close the latch. Be careful not to spread the rim too far because it could get bent.

Cheers, Dean
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PARTS - Wanted Jump to new posts
Re: Hardware Kit Keith Knox 03/29/23 06:38 PM
Thanks guys. I will check to see what I am missing. Wow it has been a couple of years since I ordered them. My 48 has been setting that long. Got to get it done this spring.
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Mechanical - Engine, Trans, etc Jump to new posts
Re: Stovebolt 216 leaking water from fuel pump Rusty 37 Master 03/29/23 05:13 PM
Great progress. Keep going!
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Mechanical - Engine, Trans, etc Jump to new posts
Re: Oil Drain Plug Leak Dave39MD 03/29/23 04:42 PM
To Steve's point my wife's car uses a captured o ring in an aluminum washer. I have started using them when ever I get a leaker and the leaks stop.

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1912-1928 Jump to new posts
Re: Looking for distributor with vacuum advance Stovblt 03/29/23 04:27 PM
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PARTS - For Sale Jump to new posts
1936 WM transmission chevy b 03/29/23 03:36 PM
Here is what I believe is the rare WM transmission and is the 1936 model . I have NO top for it but it does turn and shift gears . I see no broken teeth . Looks Ok inside.
$175 + ship. Or you can come pick it up .
You can Email me if if you want to or a PM
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Mechanical - Engine, Trans, etc Jump to new posts
Re: 39 chevy shifter linkage Chev Nut 03/29/23 02:14 PM
If it were mine I would use a soft grease.
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Mechanical - Engine, Trans, etc Jump to new posts
Re: 1927 chevy truck ignition key pgbaresel 03/29/23 02:01 PM
I wanted to follow up on Jarvis. I was finally able to contact him by a letter. He has had a lot going on and is ready to rock and roll. He has many parts and reference books. I am sending him my unit for repair.
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1949-1954 Jump to new posts
Re: Noise reduction piddler 03/29/23 12:01 PM
I used the sheets of aluminum insulation from Lowes. I know it is not made for noise but I have read that it should help. I put it everywhere except the roof. I put it in the doors, floor, and even behind the original firewall insulation. The hood also has what looks like undercoating. The car is still noisy. l haven't ridden in another '51 so I don't have anything to compare.

I figured that the quietness of the newer cars might just have me spoiled.

BTW the engine is a 261 with powerglide.
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Mechanical - Engine, Trans, etc Jump to new posts
Re: 1937 Chevy Master 1 1/2 ton Torque Tube Lou 03/29/23 07:40 AM
. The U-joint is bolted to the trans and slip joint to intermediate tube. You needn't undo anything as the yoke also slips out. On rare occasions the slip joint needs the coaxing of a crowbar. Separating the U-joint to access the trans without pulling the engine evokes many cuss words. .
. I don't have any Ward body 37 Chevy buses but you might like to look at some others. <> .
The 37 Chevy with Flxible Clipper body has 3 torque tubes to get 78 HP to the 4.75 rear end. <> .
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