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The Electrical Bay
Jump to new posts Re: stock back up light switch options? by Brad Allen @ Fri Aug 28 2015 01:47 PM

Jorb, It mounts up in the rear corner and shines down into the interior. I am out of the country now but when I get home I will scan and post the instructions.
Driveline
Jump to new posts Re: Leaking Torque Tube at the Rear End by tclederman @ Fri Aug 28 2015 01:47 PM

yes
Driveline
Jump to new posts Re: Leaking Torque Tube at the Rear End by littlebuddie @ Fri Aug 28 2015 01:45 PM

Glad I found this post! Curiosity made me go look at the breather on my axle and all that's there is a plug. What the heck? I've been running this truck for many, many years and did not have wisdom regarding a breather. Should I replace the plug wi
The Engine Shop
Jump to new posts Re: 261 running rough at 8000+ rpm? by tclederman @ Fri Aug 28 2015 01:41 PM

General Truck Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Grills by tclederman @ Fri Aug 28 2015 01:39 PM

52 - I think you are correct for a 1952
The Engine Shop
Jump to new posts Re: 261 running rough at 8000+ rpm? by wolffcub @ Fri Aug 28 2015 01:39 PM

I still cant believe the 8000 rpm.
The Engine Shop
Jump to new posts What Is Supposed To Be Here? by littlebuddie @ Fri Aug 28 2015 01:39 PM

I've had this truck nearly 50 years so I don't remember why I put this piece of chain attached to the throttle return spring when I was a teenager. Obviously because the spring doesn't go the whole distance but what is supposed to be there? http://s
The Electrical Bay
Jump to new posts Re: stock back up light switch options? by tclederman @ Fri Aug 28 2015 01:35 PM

47-55 panel-body rear side lamp 2-stud base B-31 photo 1 and B-31 photo 2
General Truck Talk
Jump to new posts Re: VIN by Larry T @ Fri Aug 28 2015 01:15 PM

The VIN given is HBA640315. Now that I have checked this as an engine code I find the "H" would indicate a 1950 truck. The Title gives the year as a 1952. The truck is 1000 miles away from me and I am relying on pictures to make my decisio
The Electrical Bay
Jump to new posts Re: stock back up light switch options? by tclederman @ Fri Aug 28 2015 01:12 PM

The B-31 is not as long as the panel-body rear side lamps. And, the B-31 has a different, flat, clear-glass lens. B-31 has a different base style/shape/size.
The Engine Shop
Jump to new posts Re: Removing breather tube by 5ptstar @ Fri Aug 28 2015 01:02 PM

Some gentle (yeah, right) hammering and tapping with a small(ha!) hammer and some whispered (NOT) words of encouragement. Seriously, thanks to you guys for all the help and advice on this and other requests for info !!!
Driveline
Jump to new posts Re: Which is the front, and the rear face of the clutch disc by BDammers47 @ Fri Aug 28 2015 12:57 PM

I'm not sure what model you're working on, but there are a number of old Chevrolet service manuals here. A typical clutch for use with a 216 (1947 in this case) is shown here. Guessing that you might be working on a mid-30's (from your handle),
General Truck Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Grills by 52 6400 @ Fri Aug 28 2015 12:57 PM

I have a 52 2 ton and some other smaller trucks, I do know the fenders and hoods are bigger. I have started working on getting the front clip back on and have noticed the splash pans that go in front of the radiator are the same width but are longer
The Electrical Bay
Jump to new posts Re: stock back up light switch options? by jorb @ Fri Aug 28 2015 12:56 PM

Originally Posted By Brad AllenThe light in the JC article is a Guide B-31, they were used on almost every GM division at one time or another. There were also versions for Harley-Davidson and Indian products. You will find a variety of lenses, housin
The Electrical Bay
Jump to new posts Re: stock back up light switch options? by Smiles @ Fri Aug 28 2015 12:55 PM

I believe I remember the floor type switch on my dads 1963 Chevy p/u was like the one shown for the floor shifter, but I think you could put a lever type switch on the column mounted shifter at the reverse linkage to get back up lites. Pat
The Engine Shop
Jump to new posts Re: 216 front mount bolt holes oversized by DADS50 @ Fri Aug 28 2015 12:49 PM

Do you have a pic of the oversize holes in the front mount?
General Truck Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Grills by Tango @ Fri Aug 28 2015 12:37 PM

I've always been told the only difference on the whole front clips of 1/2 to 2 ton was the fenders (except for COE's). Anybody else?
The Electrical Bay
Jump to new posts Re: stock back up light switch options? by Brad Allen @ Fri Aug 28 2015 12:33 PM

The light in the JC article is a Guide B-31, they were used on almost every GM division at one time or another. There were also versions for Harley-Davidson and Indian products. You will find a variety of lenses, housing mounts and chrome or painted
General Truck Talk
Jump to new posts 1939 steel bed plate og option or ?? by wirewizards @ Fri Aug 28 2015 12:23 PM

I have a 39 jc truck and was wondering if the steel plate welded to the bed is a factory option.I saw in the technical 39 40 page here on this site that says stellar platform.is,this what they are talking about or ???
'60-'66 Trucks
Jump to new posts Re: 66 K20 - Looking to buy by 63burban @ Fri Aug 28 2015 12:20 PM

I have a 1966 4x4 project I would sell. I also have a complete running driving 1986 4x4 donor for the complete drive train. 359/4 speed, 8 lug axles with 3:42 gears. The 66 currently is a 4x4 cab and chassis with original axles, 350, 4 speed, cab is
The Engine Shop
Jump to new posts Re: Clifford intake heat? by dtwbcs @ Fri Aug 28 2015 12:19 PM

Ok , mine haven't arrived yet so I didn't know
Driveline
Jump to new posts Re: Which is the front, and the rear face of the clutch disc by EdPruss @ Fri Aug 28 2015 12:17 PM

Usually the disc will not go on properly if the wrong way, springs hit flywheel; If pilot brg. looks the same, either way, if a radius on the inside, that should go out for ease in installing clutch shaft.
Big Bolts
Jump to new posts Re: Cab Swap Compatibility Question by EdPruss @ Fri Aug 28 2015 12:11 PM

I think the radiator will be in front of the core support on the GMC, so, make sure to get all the 'tin' pieces. You will also have a few more inches fan to radiator clearance-room to install a GMC engine.
Truck Parts Wanted
Jump to new posts Re: Radio delete bolts for AD by MNSmith @ Fri Aug 28 2015 12:03 PM

That should be a low torque environment. The friction of your fingers on the head should be enough to get a snug nut.
Driveline
Jump to new posts Which is the front, and the rear face of the clutch disc by 35truck @ Fri Aug 28 2015 11:37 AM

Removed the pressure plate and clutch and not realize the clutch face differs on each side. Which is the front, and which is the back? Also, is there a front and back of the trans pilot bearing in the flywheel?
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