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Re: Stovebolt driving report [Re: Cletis] #1124943 Sat Sep 19 2015 02:56 AM
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I agree. Alvin. It has been just too hot to get the Suburban out, so the A/C equipped '56 has been getting the use.

But this evening was cooler and we took the Suburban to The Steak Shed in Graford. Some of the best steaks in the state and they are in a little unincorporated town and they don't advertise. Only open from 6-9 Friday and Saturday and they pack 'em in.

Sorry I got off topic but I can't get that steak off my mind. Back to the ride. It was great. Down a 2 lane state hwy for 17 miles and back. Beautiful scenery and the truck purred like she's supposed to do.


"It's just a phase. He'll grow out of it." Mama, 1964

1956 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
1953 Chevy 6100 "The Yard dog"
1954 GMC Suburban Now with a new proud owner.
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Re: Stovebolt driving report [Re: Cletis] #1124990 Sat Sep 19 2015 01:53 PM
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Took the Burb out for a Chocolate Shake in the heat of the afternoon while momma was at work. A/C felt good and the 45 minute cruise was what I needed to unwind from a busy morning.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Stovebolt driving report [Re: Cletis] #1125067 Sun Sep 20 2015 12:47 AM
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Took a side trip from my normal Sat morning cruise to attend a pancake breakfast to support my SIL's HS girls softball team. It was a nice 20 mile or so back road detour and the with 216 running so much better in the cooler thicker morning air it made the cruise that much more enjoyable.
At 40 mph it was hitting on all it's cylinders grin
Dave

Re: Stovebolt driving report [Re: Cletis] #1125077 Sun Sep 20 2015 01:51 AM
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I had left the panel sitting outside the shop last night so this morning the little short lady wanted to go with me to Chic-fil-A for my morning biscuit.....HOP IN I SAID. Ended up driving to Gaffney and back to work on the coupe which was about a 60 mile trip. Absolutely a beautiful day for a drive.


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Re: Stovebolt driving report [Re: Cletis] #1126476 Sun Sep 27 2015 03:02 AM
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I drove the Suburban to Weatherford today for our club's annual show. We had a real good turnout.


"It's just a phase. He'll grow out of it." Mama, 1964

1956 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
1953 Chevy 6100 "The Yard dog"
1954 GMC Suburban Now with a new proud owner.
My TRUCKS website
Re: Stovebolt driving report [Re: Cletis] #1128055 Mon Oct 05 2015 06:50 PM
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Rain postponed my usual Sat morning cruise but a beautiful Sun afternoon lured both me and the 49 out from our peaceful Sun afternoon napperhouse's grin

While fueling up, a fellow pulled in to the pump beside me in a 49 Dodge Meadowbrook in original condition and we shared a nice convo that folks driving vintage auto's would happily engage in.

An unusual feature of the 49 Dodge Meadowbrook is that it utilizes a fluid coupler as well as a normal clutch in between the flathead powerplant and 3 speed tranny. Altho the coupler is similar in operation to a torque converter it isn't one. He said he can shift into gear at idle at a stop, any gear, release the clutch and the engine won't stall. Said 1st gear is really too low so he usually starts out in 2nd and rarely downshifts from 3rd to 2nd when cornering. A really neat feature. It also sported a 6v pos ground electric system and a lot of chrome trim on both the interior and exterior. It was a big heavy looking car.

We were both checking out each others rides and he offered to trade as he always wanted a Stovebolt pickup. After some thought I turned him down. I've nothing against an old classic Mopar but figured I'd have a time trying to get my nearly finished 235 bolted in it grin

A great day indeed
Dave

Re: Stovebolt driving report [Re: Cletis] #1128084 Mon Oct 05 2015 11:19 PM
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That transmission was called the "Gyro-Matic". My first car, 1950 Dodge, had it. I couldn't tear it up and believe me i tried.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Stovebolt driving report [Re: Cletis] #1128102 Tue Oct 06 2015 01:01 AM
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I think they also called them "fluid drive".


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Re: Stovebolt driving report [Re: Cletis] #1129036 Mon Oct 12 2015 12:34 AM
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Another rainy Sat morning kept the 49 garaged but it cleared up by the early evening twilight. It was a cool evening so I decided to open up the hot water valve and close the vents then set out for an evening cruise under the lights.
The engine ran around 5 degrees cooler and the 6v electrics lit my way up good. High beams let me see far out enough to maintain my regular 45 mph speed and a portable radio setting on the open glovebox door let hear hear the victorious postgame programming of my favorite college football team. A great evening cruise grin
Dave

Re: Stovebolt driving report [Re: Cletis] #1129111 Mon Oct 12 2015 02:24 PM
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Sunday morning breakfast cruise for the Mrs and I. Got to figure out how to adjust the Frenched headlights. Way too close for my taste.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

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