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Midwest Bolters Association Jump to new posts
Re: A "Mini-Meet" for Lunch in Ottawa KS ascwrangler1 Wed Sep 27 2023 01:07 AM
Let's not forget the flurry of parts exchange and the T-shirt delivery as well.
A banner day no doubt.
Was wonderful breaking bread with you again and thanks!
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Driveline Jump to new posts
Re: Hydrovac booster--when is it worn out? Otto Skorzeny Wed Sep 27 2023 01:00 AM
When it stops working.

Do your brakes work? Do they feel like they're power assisted? If so it's working.
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General Truck Talk Jump to new posts
Re: Tire Sizes - 1941 Chevy Panel peete17 Wed Sep 27 2023 12:39 AM
Thanks for all the help!
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The Electrical Bay Jump to new posts
Re: Troubleshooting generator and rough idle TForceApprentice Wed Sep 27 2023 12:37 AM
Dan, are you a wizard? Clogged filter, runs like new. Well almost. Generator is now only outputting 9-10v, but I'll put the battery on charge and deal with that when I feel like it. There's a local guy who rebuilds them pretty cheap, or maybe I'll take a swing at it myself. Thanks again everyone!
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Driveline Jump to new posts
Re: Make or buy brake lines for 1964 C60 Truck Gdads51 Wed Sep 27 2023 12:20 AM

Just a note that you can post an ad for specific brake parts you decide you need in the Truck Parts Wanted forum in the Swap Meet area of our site.


PS - Better to ask here or in the Big Bolts forum for help identifying the parts that you need before putting up an ad! wink
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The Engine Shop Jump to new posts
Re: Having trouble with 261 identification Gdads51 Wed Sep 27 2023 12:14 AM

Can you post pictures of the "serial number" (next to the distributor). Don't think I have ever seen a factory stamped serial number that included "XX".

The head casting# 3836850 and block casting# 3769925 both do indicate a 261. More can be told if you can post the "casting date" codes for the block (above/behind starter) and head (under valve cover just inside are where the "casting#" is found.

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Driveline Jump to new posts
Re: What happened to Reman Incorporated? Otto Skorzeny Wed Sep 27 2023 12:12 AM
This is the number I found on several sites for them but it answers "The Parts Authority" which appears to be some sort of parts database

Retail store hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:30pm EST
Saturday , 9:00am - 1:00pm EST

By phone:

By Email:
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Other Online Sources Jump to new posts
Re: 1942 chevy 1 Ton (not mine) Auburn, NE FB Marketplace Waveski Wed Sep 27 2023 12:01 AM
For general reference, titles can be had.
I saw a guy at a major swap meet a few years back who actually dealt in them. He told me he bought groups of titles from scrap yards and resold them. There was quite a line outside his booth.
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Other Online Sources Jump to new posts
Re: 46 half ton in Idaho Waveski Tue Sep 26 2023 11:58 PM
Unfortunate that the front fenders are in primer.
Gone is the patina option.
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Interiors Jump to new posts
Re: 60/40 split bench Guitplayer Tue Sep 26 2023 11:57 PM
I`ve been 3 routes with seats with these trucks. TMI , Vintage Nova buckets and these.
I like these the most and only have $110 in them.
I can adjust them where I cannot reach the pedals or too close.
I am thinking mid 90`s
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Driveline Jump to new posts
Re: T5 fun breezy Tue Sep 26 2023 11:50 PM
I'm loving it. 3.08 gear would be better but having a synchronized transmission is really a great improvement. Got the shifter made today. What a crap feast that was. Got it done but it would be nice if you could buy some decent dies these days. Irwin sucks. Snap no better. I think I could have chewed better threads.
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Driveline Jump to new posts
Re: 46 1/2 ton front suspension klhansen Tue Sep 26 2023 11:43 PM
Moving your post to driveline, where it'll be more on topic.

I'm sure someone will chime in on suggestions. I might recommend checking for wear on the steering arm balls for wear. They will flatten out and get loose.
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The Engine Shop Jump to new posts
Re: Zenith Carburetor issue carbking Tue Sep 26 2023 11:37 PM
It has the symptoms of a vacuum leak.

Not sure what accessories on a stovebolt could leak vacuum, but prior to disassembly of the carb, try snugging the carburetor mounting bolts, and all of the carburetor body screws.

Does this engine have a distributor vacuum advance?

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Paint and Body Shop Jump to new posts
Re: Fender Welting Southerntruck Tue Sep 26 2023 11:22 PM
Originally Posted by Achipmunk
.....and use the rubber welting for a Volkswagen. Its good and last forever.
I agree with Achipmunk, I took this advice and mine is 5 yrs old and looks brand new. I don’t know why they don’t make it longer so the bolts can somewhat help hold it in place until they are tightened.
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Midwest Bolters Association Jump to new posts
Re: 'Stovebolt-worthy' places to eat ascwrangler1 Tue Sep 26 2023 11:06 PM
Thanks for Lunch Dan!
Enjoyed the catching up and Smoked Creations certainly didn't disappoint.
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The Engine Shop Jump to new posts
Re: Chevy 250, what to use on gaskets? Phak1 Tue Sep 26 2023 10:34 PM
I use Permatex #2 on anything with oil. I only use it on one side to hold it in place, so it can easily be removed later. On the valve cover, I adhere it to the block which helps retain the oil when the cover is off setting valves. On all the other covers, I adhere it to the cover, letting them set awhile before installing to allow the gasket time to stick.

On the water pump, I use a very thin coat of silicone on both sides.

I’m sure there are others that have there method, but mine works for me.
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The Engine Shop Jump to new posts
Re: Which service manual--1964 C60? EricSarratt Tue Sep 26 2023 10:29 PM
Originally Posted by Gdads51

Before I try and add a bit of hopefully useful info to what Otto posted above, WELCOME to Stovebolt! wave

Thany you. It is good to have found the forum.

Originally Posted by Gdads51
Unfortunately nobody seems to have taken the time and scanned/uploaded the 1963 Truck Shop Manual or the 1964 Truck Shop Manual Supplement. Yes, as noted you need both to have the necessary resource books to work on your 1964 truck.

That is not to surprising. The 63' manual is huge.

Originally Posted by Gdads51
There are a couple other resource publications that were available from GM. Take a look at this Stovebolt Tech Tip that describes those manuals applicable to your 1964 Truck.

Lastly (for now anyhow), here are two additional "free" resource documents (save the links so you can go back again and again) that you can go visit and find a lot of useful info on your truck:

1964 Chevrolet Truck Data []

1964 Chevrolet Truck Engineering Features []

You will need to sift thorugh the stuff to find your "C60" info, but it's there for the finding.

Once again, Welcome to Stovebolt! shake


Thank you for the downloads.

I'll keep yall posted on my progress. Brakes are first.
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Project Journals Jump to new posts
Re: 1954 Chevy 3100 Gdads51 Tue Sep 26 2023 10:15 PM

Just a note that I agree 100% with Kevin!

Both guide pins need to be in the top bellhousing holes only.

That pin threaded into the transmission lower mount location is way too long to allow for full forward setting of the transmission AND still be able to extract it (must pull out from the front).

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Driveline Jump to new posts
Re: Vacuum line recommendations for Power Brake Booster Phak1 Tue Sep 26 2023 10:07 PM
I understand the theory about the gas trap. What doesn’t make sense to me is the booster has a check valve which holds vacuum in the booster until the vacuum drops below minimum then open to increase the vacuum in the booster. If the valve is shut closed, how would gas fumes reach the booster.

What makes any sense to me, is it’s there as a failsafe if the check valve fails.

Originally Posted by 78buckshot
The vacuum line starts at the intake manifold and goes up to a combination inverted trap and check valve, it then heads down the firewall and along the frame to the booster.

By invert loop, do you mean like an inverted ‘U’?
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Paint and Body Shop Jump to new posts
Re: 36 rear window Gdads51 Tue Sep 26 2023 09:43 PM

Check out this link to the Steele Rubber offered 1936 GMC rear window gasket [].

If you go through the pics in the link, there is a diagram showing the holes formed into the gasket and the center-on-center spacing measurements.

No idea who produced your existing gasket, but maybe worth the investment to get a new one from Steele and make your life a bit easier with the install. From what most folks have said, Steele is the provider of choice and their products are most often the easiest and most correct to use.

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The Engine Shop Jump to new posts
Re: Rust Removal on Engine Covers Rabaut Tue Sep 26 2023 08:49 PM
Yes.... phosphoric Acid..... 😞😞😞😞

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The Engine Shop Jump to new posts
Re: 1957 235 Guitplayer Tue Sep 26 2023 08:31 PM
No coolant leaks or oil leaks. Nice and cool. Carb from Jon G works great!
Just the knocking noise.
I feel like I`ll be riding those lifters with a
socket wrench soon.
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The Engine Shop Jump to new posts
Re: Carter YF2100S question Jon G Tue Sep 26 2023 08:17 PM
There is a 1957 2100s document I got about 7 years ago...can't find it right now. It was an update to the 1953 document and I can't offhand remember but I suspect it may show any revision. Will keep looking. In the meantime, here is an image of the upper springs I removed from one to help me remember...2 springs. Carbking will know.
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Paint and Body Shop Jump to new posts
How much paint do I need to buy? klhansen Tue Sep 26 2023 06:47 PM
This Article [] from Eastwood has some good info on how much paint you'll need for your project.

When I bought paint for my project, I just made a WAG and ordered a gallon and a quart. I still have about a pint left, so it was a good guess. You can get coverage info from the data sheet on the paint you plan on buying.
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The Old Dominion Stovebolt Society (MD, VA, WV & DC) Jump to new posts
Re: Winchester 2023 = HOT WASH SWEET Tue Sep 26 2023 05:23 PM
I had a great time even in the rain. That's what Winchester does. It rains. We have been spoiled the last few years with pleasant weather so I consider this past weekend a reminder. Great time seeing everyone, and I wished those who couldn't come would have been able.

I had a soggy ride home, rained the entire way. I also learned that I have managed to wear the tires out on the GreenMachine. I guess 40,000 miles is pretty good for the Blackwall Smoothies..

Looking forward to the next event!
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