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AD Chevy Trucks

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Brad Allen has an awesome collection of Chevrolet factory pictures that he has set up from film strips.

This one is on AD Chevy trucks (1947-1955).

Lots of work on Brad's part ... pure enjoyment for you.

09 January 2012
# 2935

  More pictures of my old truck

1951 Chevy 6100 Dump Truck




Owned by
Mike "51 Ashton" Reese
Kempton, Pennsylvania





From Mike :

Here is my 1951 Chevy 6100, "Murphy." I am Irish and my truck is Irish. However, its name comes from Murphy's Law. I had to tow this truck home quite a few times after I got it. I live up on the mountain and it would do fine getting up there. Coming down was a whole different story. After I named the truck "Murphy," I haven't had to pull it any more!

The picture to the right is the from the 2008 St. Patty's Day parade. We took third place in it's category.

Here is the truck when I first got it back in 2007. In 2006, I had a mishap with the fire truck. I told the guy who built the fire truck engine that I really needed a dump truck. He said, "I've got one just for you. The box goes up and down. It runs. The gauges work." Well, the box would go up and down and not stop. It would run as long as your poured gas into it. One of the gauges worked.

I got the truck so I wouldn't have to shovel coal and stone, as I have been doing most of my life. Now that the truck is pulling it's load, my "new shovel" is still in the box!

I was at a point of starting to assemble the 59-235 for the old truck. Along the way, I had an issue with the engine shop supplying hydraulic lifters instead of the solids like I wanted. I was told that the solid lifters wouldn't work with the cam that was supplied with the hydraulic lifters and the cam had to be changed.

So with some words between me and the engine shop, they did swap out the cam and supplied me with solid lifters at no additional cost. When I got home from picking up the block with the correct cam and solid lifters Friday night before a big snow storm, I saw that the lifters were the old style milk cans and would not work. I needed the new style with the oil groove machined in them.

I found some good help in the Engine forum, and some other research in the Stovebolt forum achieves and got all this resolved.

Here's another great picture from the St. Patty's Day parade. Yes, those are potatoes in the back (the Editor, who was impressed with my "rock" collection, can tell you that story!). That year, we took third place in the parade.

Mike Reese
"51 Ashton"
Bolter # 6394


Mike has a nice collection of Big Bolts: a 1951 GMC / Luverne 500 and a 1951 GMC Heavy Rescue; a 1940 GMC AC252 1-Ton Flatbed. In 2012, we finally added his 1951 Chevy 6100 Dump Truck. ~ Editor


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