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The Electrical Bay Jump to new posts
alternator pulley Tommy Mon Sep 23 2019 10:33 AM
I have a 1959 261 engine and need to replace the pulley on my alternator with a wider one to match the crank and water pump pulley. Seems to be 5/8 inch wide . Any ideas as to were I might find one of these?

Thanks for any ideas.
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General Truck Talk Jump to new posts
Re: Sharing what I'm up to this last day of summer. Bill Marlow Mon Sep 23 2019 10:30 AM
That's awesome. Thanks for sharing your story!
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Driveline Jump to new posts
Re: Tire and Wheel Help tclederman Mon Sep 23 2019 09:50 AM
GMC small trucks sometimes had two-piece wheels in 47-55st years that Chevrolet had one piece wheels. I do not know what years - by 1954, they might have been 1 piece wheels.
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Interiors Jump to new posts
Re: Seat upholstery 1951 tclederman Mon Sep 23 2019 09:46 AM
Kevin,

Here are a few threads with discussion on upholstery kits/parts and the "barrel" clips (also follow links in those threads).

Note carefully the need for one more layer of material (that Jim Carter omits).

https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/1232638/seat-disassembly.html
https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/1229050/54-3100-bench-seat-clips.html

The "barrel" clips are a royal pain to remove, and to install.
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The Engine Shop Jump to new posts
Re: Swap out a good 216 for a used 261? WE b OLD Mon Sep 23 2019 09:07 AM
A side story of course. After I had just gotten my original engine back from a complete overhaul my mechanic said, you know I think I have a 261 in the back room. But I am glad I can say it has the original engine and it has been fine for 36 years.
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The Electrical Bay Jump to new posts
Re: NOS Delco Regulator '54 3600 Mon Sep 23 2019 05:15 AM
vette1968 ,

I sent you a pdf.file by email .

G.
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Big Bolts Jump to new posts
Re: 1966 GMC 960 ebrake lining? Mike B Mon Sep 23 2019 04:46 AM
Measure your drum diameter and width, I believe the SM-420's from the 50's had 8 x 2-1/2" Drums...is that what you have?

Have you searched for companies like this one in Canada? They can re-line it for you...

http://www.midwestbrake.com/riveted_bolted_brake_bands.php

Mike B smile
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Big Bolts Jump to new posts
Re: 1966 GMC 960 from grain truck to tire truck. Mike B Mon Sep 23 2019 04:31 AM
If you're going to have employees driving your truck you may want to keep the governor to prevent over revving the engine when shifting up from the lower gears.

Mike B smile
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The DITY Gallery Jump to new posts
Re: 1958 GMC Rich'sToys Mon Sep 23 2019 03:13 AM
Good looking old truck!
Welcome!
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Driveline Jump to new posts
Re: Best way to remove spring shackle steel bushing Rocket man Mon Sep 23 2019 02:32 AM
Thanks for the attachment...looks like it will work. Hopefully, I've been making too much work out of this...will let you know. I live in Knoxville, Sprint Car Capital of the World!
We're Hawkeye fans...in Iowa City for the Rutgers game.
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The Old Dominion Stovebolt Society (MD, VA, WV & DC) Jump to new posts
Re: winchester truck show hardshell Mon Sep 23 2019 02:22 AM
PA outlaws should certainly come down and hang out with VA outlaws! I have always enjoyed time spent with the ODSS crowd !
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'60-'66 Trucks Jump to new posts
Re: 1961 Chevy Apache oil filter tclederman Mon Sep 23 2019 02:14 AM
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Welcome Centre Jump to new posts
Re: new member 50 3100 1954 MI Mon Sep 23 2019 02:04 AM
Great to see another Michigander join in the fun. Welcome!
--Tom
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General Truck Talk Jump to new posts
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today???? 1954 MI Mon Sep 23 2019 01:59 AM
Removed the Fresh Air Heater Box to restore it. Going to clean up, and repaint the box. Replace the leaking heater core, and replace the blower motor while I have it all apart..
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Driveline Jump to new posts
Re: Break line / disc break upgrade questions: Terrance57 Mon Sep 23 2019 01:55 AM
Perfect - Thanks again, Gord!
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Truck Parts Wanted Jump to new posts
Re: WTB: '47-'53 Steering Wheel bluedot38 Mon Sep 23 2019 01:34 AM
I may have the one in the left side, round button... let me check. Mike
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Paint and Body Shop Jump to new posts
Re: Bumper Guards - same as car type? tclederman Mon Sep 23 2019 01:23 AM
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Project Journals Jump to new posts
Re: 5.3 powered stock appearing 1949 GMC 150 Barnfind49 Mon Sep 23 2019 01:20 AM
Took it to the “fly in” air/car show today. It was a hit. Never even opened the hood hehehe. The purists were in love thumbs_up

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The Engine Shop Jump to new posts
Re: Oil Bath Air Filter Stove Mon Sep 23 2019 12:36 AM
Originally Posted by tclederman
What weight/grade transmission fluid?


Just regular red stuff that's used in newer automobiles.

My great uncle used to add transmission fluid to the gas tank, because he thought it cleaned the carb & engine. So it seemed to me that it would work in the oil bath. From now on maybe I'll add regular motor oil instead.
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Panels 'N Burbs Jump to new posts
Re: AD Panel Floor Mat miraclepieco Mon Sep 23 2019 12:33 AM
Thanks gentlemen, I found a NIB unit at a discount price that a fellow bought and decided not to use.
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Driveline Jump to new posts
Re: 1954 3/4 ton 8 lug front drum brake backing plate removal Phak1 Mon Sep 23 2019 12:18 AM
Soak the fastener in PB blaster or some other penetrant for a few days. That should help dissolve the rust. If that doesn’t work try heating the nut.

In addition to the nut there are spacers between the backing plate and the steering yoke that also get rusted on the bolt. I needed to heat those spacers to get them off too.
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Truck Parts Wanted Jump to new posts
160 inch wheelbase frame wanted GasHog Sun Sep 22 2019 10:02 PM
I am looking for a 2 ton frame with about a 160 inch wheelbase for a 48 to 53 GMC.
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General Truck Talk Jump to new posts
Re: This 1946 Pickup Will PO The Purists Rusty Rod Sun Sep 22 2019 09:59 PM
What inn tarnation. it is an intersting concept tho. what's under the hood?
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Big Bolts Jump to new posts
Re: Looking for some hoist info BigBlockMan Sun Sep 22 2019 09:54 PM
Agreed on the guess bit. That is why I'm looking for specs. I like to have, at the very least, an educated guess.

Simplest would of course be to run a manual with PTO, auto is just a convenience, the "HTO", shall we call it, is just an interesting proposition. It would of course require more research on what HP motor would be needed, flow of the PS pump or other pump, etc. More theory crafting.
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The Engine Shop Jump to new posts
Re: rusty water in radiator Volfandt Sun Sep 22 2019 08:32 PM
You need to drain the block too. On the drivers side back near the bell housing you'll see the petcock or where the petcock should be (if someone removed it and plugged it).
If when you open the petcock and it just dribbles out, remove the petcock and it should gush out. IF not, probe into the block with a metal coat hanger and probe around as deep as it'll go until it does gush out. It should carry the debris out with it.

The water jacket around cyl's 5 & 6 being lowest tend to collect the most crud. Sometimes enough to where the coolant can't encircle the cyl's enough to carry heat away.

I'd recommend draining from the block 1st so theres enough fluid capacity to help clear the crud.

Good luck
Dave
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