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Re: New member / owner Rusty 37 Master 10/03/22 04:51 PM
Gene & Tiny,

Thanks for keeping me straight on the water pump evolution in the 1937 - 1938 engines. I knew there was an evolution but could not remember the timing.

I found the November 1937 Service Bulletin. It includes the new features on the 1938 models. It clearly states that the 1938 pump is still the oiler type water pump but it is 1/2" longer than the '37. My assessment is that the engineers were trying to improve pump bearing life by putting more distance between the bearings.

That change was obviously not successful. So the sealed bearing pump was introduced during the 1938 production year. As Gene noted it became the service replacement pump for both lengths the oiler type pumps. As I learned the hard way, you need to change the fan when you use the sealed bearing pump on a 1937 engine with the original shorter oiler type pump.
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Re: 1931 Parts nhinchas 10/03/22 04:27 PM
we will look into that and thanks for the info.
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Re: 1937 truck interior upholstery 37Blue 10/03/22 02:51 PM
The kits might need fine tuning by a shop. The kit for my ‘46 needed alterations because the seat springs and padding differed in size. My guess is that is a common problem?
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PARTS - For Sale Jump to new posts
NOS door clamp on mirror , in box roysboystoys 10/03/22 12:34 PM

State: Ohio
Price: $25
210A Atlas mirror, unused
See photos
$25 plus $10 shipping
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Body - Sheet Metal, Paint & Wood Jump to new posts
Re: 1937 chrome Chev Nut 10/03/22 01:45 AM
The point always goes to the front.
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Re: 1953 210 trans pg cast iron Chev Nut 10/03/22 12:30 AM
That was the way the original GM Hydramatic was and it had no Park position. The 1940 Oldsmobile was the first arto have a fully automatic transmission with no clutch pedal and first to have a shift qudrant. That is what GM thought was best at that time.

Chevrolet promoted that it was easier to rock the car back and forth when stuck in snow with low next to reverse.

That posiition changed when Ford and Studebaker went to the Borg Warner automatic transmission with Park above neutral in 1951.

In 1957 Chevroet had Power Glide Reverse a the bottom and Turbogdlide at the top.
In 1958 bothj were a the top

Same for Buicks auto. transissions.
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Re: 1928 AB National Starter Steelin_Time 10/02/22 10:06 PM
If you turn the engine backwards the starter will usually disengage.
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PARTS - Wanted Jump to new posts
good Gas Tank For Sale $100 oldie62 10/02/22 07:09 PM
I need a 1949-50 chevy gas tank. Thanks, oldie62-Greg
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Rumble seat step Bertus 10/02/22 06:58 PM
Getting ready to install the foot step onto right rear fender on '32 5 window coup. Got new fenders and didn't keep the old one for pattern duh! Can anyone tell me the exact location and if any reinforcement or bracing is required? Thanks
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Re: 1932 engine overhaul Bertus 10/02/22 06:46 PM
Had the same problem with my '32 head. "hairline" cracks around valve seats. Engine was completely rebuilt and water drained to oil pan just sitting. Fortunately the shop stood behind their work. Found a local gentleman with a ton of old Chevy parts and he had a new unused head (really) which is on the car now and it runs perfect. The cracks on yours appear bigger than what I had and mine leaked.
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1954 Rochester B Carb styleline51 10/02/22 02:45 PM
Looking for a rebuildable Rochester B carb for a 1954 or later truck with manual choke. Price under $100 preferred. No damaged junk or missing parts.
Please include shipping price.

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1937-1941 Jump to new posts
Re: 1937 voltage regulator/generator? What do I have please help Chev Nut 10/02/22 01:47 PM
Payment by personal check s prefered.......will send PM
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Re: 30 painting chart for pinstripes ThreeWindow 10/02/22 01:05 PM
I did the same thing. Tried hand striping, then discovered the stencil.
Piece of cake. Finesse Pinstriping.
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Re: Cracked Head question 46 Cabriolet TonyU 10/02/22 12:48 PM
Might! How much? My email is if you want to send me more info
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1912-1928 Jump to new posts
Re: 1928 roadster windshield pillar beachbum 10/02/22 06:41 AM
Contact Gary Wallace at to see if he has one. They also do come up at swap meets occasionally. Figure out which side you need (drivers or passenger side) and put an add in the "parts wanted" section of this forum. There is a difference between '27, and '28. The '27 is slightly curved inward just above the base whereas the '28 is straight.

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Re: 1928 distributor replacement parts beachbum 10/02/22 06:20 AM
I do not know about an entire distributor, but you should be able to put a Pertronix set up into your distributor. I have seen a u-tube segment where the owner used modern components to modify an original dist. to electronic. I have a '28 4 cylinder that has an Autolite distributor with a vacuum advance mounted in it. The engine was rebuilt by a PO and I have not started it.

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PARTS - For Sale Jump to new posts
Re: 1940 Chevrolet - 50 year collection mario1234 10/02/22 03:45 AM
Hello I sent you a email and a message here about the parts you have for sale my email is
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Re: 29 torque tube BearsFan315 10/02/22 01:59 AM
55 runs ??

i have never taken my car over 45 and even at 45 was not comfortable
modern traffic and crazy drivers. all city streets
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General Discussions Jump to new posts
Re: Exhaust Sound Dean50 10/01/22 11:49 PM
That is what was on my 1950 216 when I got it. Split manifold with the stock muffler and pipe and the second pipe with a glasspack. It sounded great!
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1946-1948 Jump to new posts
Re: '48 Fleetmaster sports sedan color identification ruscar 10/01/22 02:47 PM
You are welcome!
Good luck and looking forward to seeing your results.
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Re: 1930 Chevy Sport Roadster Primo 10/01/22 10:50 AM
Originally Posted by tonyw
If the replacement cap is machined to a different place than the original the crank may not turn, .001 will make a big difference.

I hear ya. I'll spend some time shimming and measuring and trying to ensure clearances. If this is an excessive in futility and I'm out $100 bucks and a couple of hours that's ok. The car isn't drivable now and if it's not after I throw this cap on I'm not really losing much. If it gets me on the road for even a hundred miles that's cool also. I don't plan on this being a long term fix if it works, just something to have a little fun before I start tearing things apart.
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Re: 1953 210 drum brakes rjsautopro 10/01/22 12:59 AM
thanks chev nut ill have to find a shop repair manual
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1933-1936 Jump to new posts
Re: What Lube for NOS Speedo cable ??? WildernessTruck 09/30/22 10:34 PM
Thanks for the feedback.... I think I will use corn head grease... it has worked very well for me lubing steering boxes and enclosed ball knuckles on 4x4 front axels... It has a medium consistency... not as thick as wheel bearing grease and softer and flows better in colder weather... thicker than 120 W rear end oil..... Great advice about only doing the bottom 2/3 or 3/4 of the cable.....
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Chevrolet Speedsters Jump to new posts
Re: 490 speedster update 35Mike 09/30/22 09:29 PM
I like it!! Are those headers from Hedman or Dougs?

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Upholstery - Interiors & Glass Jump to new posts
Re: 39 Horseshoe clips 35Mike 09/30/22 09:26 PM
I assume you are talking about the clips that keep the door handles and window cranks in place. Your local auto parts store might carry a universal door handle tool that is very inexpensive. It might be worth a try too get the tool locally and try it, rather than the hassle of mail order and possibly having to return it.
Good luck.

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