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Re: 1959 GMC 860
Bill Marlow #1117861 Fri Aug 07 2015 06:42 PM
Joined: May 2005
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Some progress on Billy's heater valve.

The old one was rusted through as well as being stuck and badly deteriorated seals. After lots of searching could not locate a good replacement.

This is as close as could be found, and the original shown disassembled.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/NhQLfz-fFo6fjmwuhptD6tMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

The plan is to take the new one apart and modify it to look and work like the old one with both hose barbs pointing straight out. Also reuse the square mounting plate from the original.

First I disassembled the new one and cut off the barb from the side port. Then made a die to clamp around the valve and allow me to form the tube end into a birdsmouth or saddle same as the original was.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/lJGYe6OlMX80B0A2cdTgBNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

Then using a body hammer with a radius I formed the tube (only partly done in this picture).
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/9gzXZTmKkqF8i41o5gMQN9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

Finished by laying a piece of 3/4" rod in and whacking that with a mallet.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/MPwYvxSjVZmOouRD4sCc4dMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

Then made a new nipple from a piece of bar stock. Not shown but I also cut off the other one (it was 5/8") and made a new 3/4" nipple for it as well.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/mSh9aoi91tdSoSUyBNz0fdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

Finally silver soldered it all together and cleaned off the flux.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/cbeqxe9W_DSdX--qJVFlLdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

Next I drilled and tapped the new valve spool for the handle retaining screw (new one only had pressed on handle).
Still to do is reassemble the valve and figure out where to file the flat on the valve stem for the handle so it operates properly.

Grigg



1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
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Re: 1959 GMC 860
Bill Marlow #1117890 Fri Aug 07 2015 08:53 PM
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Beautiful work, Grigg!


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Re: 1959 GMC 860
Bill Marlow #1117997 Sat Aug 08 2015 12:32 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,235
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Camp Commandant
Unbelievable Grigg, I think I might still have to get an aftermarket generic valve for the truck because that beautiful work is too nice to hide on the truck. I'm thinking under glass on the mantle!
I can't thank you enough for all the help on this project. The valve cover repair which was truly art in itself, the custom nipples for the radiator hoses, and even the repair on the air cleaner plate. Plus all the advice and guidance. I am sure I would not be this far along without you.
I guess I am a little behind in updating this thread (I'm sure you had to dig way back to find it) so I will try and get to that this weekend.
Thanks again.
Billy


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: 1959 GMC 860
Bill Marlow #1117998 Sat Aug 08 2015 12:42 PM
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Camp Commandant
Darn, how could I forget the door handle. Again, I really hated to put that on the truck and felt like it should have been proudly displayed.
Again, thank you!


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: 1959 GMC 860
Bill Marlow #1118028 Sat Aug 08 2015 05:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,142
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Shop Shark
When I see the work of Grigg and others I am in awe of the skill and patience they exhibit. Just went thru the pictures. WOW.

Last edited by kb3csw; Sat Aug 08 2015 05:35 PM.
Re: 1959 GMC 860
Bill Marlow #1118176 Sun Aug 09 2015 09:29 PM
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Posts: 1,189
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Shop Shark
DITTO!! Great work,Grigg!


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Re: 1959 GMC 860
Bill Marlow #1125242 Mon Sep 21 2015 01:17 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 23
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New Guy
Hello everyone!
FYI I recently viewed a 1960 CBS television documentary hosted by Edward R. Murrow and concerning transient labor and their strife. Titled: Summer of Shame. To me very interesting to date the article in time. This as a side bar for the Stovebolt reader I noticed the trucks that were filmed. Att. my Captain Bill Marlow and our other 860 aficionados, check out the black 860 hauling produce, highway style. Hope you see it, hope you like it. Take care, Charley.


Fruit/vegetable grower in Oceana County, Mi.
Re: 1959 GMC 860
Bill Marlow #1125364 Mon Sep 21 2015 05:45 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,235
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Camp Commandant
Wow, I would like to see that.....for that matter, any 860 that will move under its own power! because mine aint a whole lot closer..
Thanks SBC


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: 1959 GMC 860
Bill Marlow #1125572 Tue Sep 22 2015 03:39 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,235
Likes: 1
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Camp Commandant
Found it, Harvest of Shame. Not to ignore the importance of the video subject but the cool 860 is seen at 14:391sh!


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: 1959 GMC 860
Bill Marlow #1125574 Tue Sep 22 2015 03:56 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 9,145
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This link will start with the 860.
https://youtu.be/yJTVF_dya7E?t=14m35s


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