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#1148900 Sun Feb 07 2016 10:12 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 22
New Guy
Purchased a 1957 Chevy 3100 1/2 ton that had been sitting for about 30 yrs in a barn few months ago. Not the original 235, but has a 235 with a 59 block and 58 head....close enough lol. Everything else seems to be original as far as I can tell. Got it to fire up before I started tearing the engine down. I've been relying on this site for months now since I'm new to this and have had many questions answered by searching the forum. Getting closer to hopefully hear it turn over again soon, then gotta make it stop since the brake pedal is stuck. It's gonna be a long process I can tell, but having fun. Just wanted to say thanx.

1957 Chevy 3100 1/2 ton with 58-59 235 car engine.
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 16,144
Anthony, you are not the only one that would be lost without Stovebolt. I've received more help than one can imagine and I have made some very good friends here. Do not hesitate to jump right in with questions in the forums. I like "varied" comments and discussions as it helps me to arrive at the right decision for my situation.
There are quite a few bolters "down in Fl" so watch for them. You may be closer to some than you think. Also watch as there may be some "gatherings" or GabFest as we like to call them, down your way. Keep an eye on the Southern Bolter Forum and on the events forum.

....did I say Welcome to the Stovebolt! See ya around the garage.

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welcome to the site! driving them, working on them, and talking about them and sharing info are all a lot of fun! Sometimes it is hard to tell which is the most fun!


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Joined: Apr 2015
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New Guy
Thanx for the info. Got it to fire up today! Lots of late nights finally paid off...old fuel pump is leaking tho so adding that to the list of things to learn how to replace now but great day overall.

1957 Chevy 3100 1/2 ton with 58-59 235 car engine.
Joined: Mar 2007
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Welcome Anthony, good to hear that she's running. Yes, it is a long process but you'll get there eventually. Good luck.

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