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Re: My First Truck 1953 Chevy 3600 UK Rolling Restoration [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1305328 Sat Mar 30 2019 09:35 PM
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I've had the differential apart on a '54 Chevy Station Wagon, and unless there's bronze in the roller cages, there isn't any yellow metal in them. It was a long time ago, though.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Re: My First Truck 1953 Chevy 3600 UK Rolling Restoration [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1305589 Mon Apr 01 2019 07:46 PM
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The first run out. Things could have gone a lot better LOL. I think it’s a fuelling problem but need to investigate this further. Could be the tank is full of rust blocking fuel lines.

https://youtu.be/uPJvTjDKDIM

Re: My First Truck 1953 Chevy 3600 UK Rolling Restoration [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1306536 Tue Apr 09 2019 06:08 PM
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Well Hello again everyone. I’m going a bit of piste today with two videos showing the recommissioning of an old Lucas Ahooga horn and installing it in the Chevy. It may not be original equipment but it’s still fun.

Thanks for watching Regards Chris

https://youtu.be/vKBww9DCo7k

https://youtu.be/1HD821nvFPQ

Re: My First Truck 1953 Chevy 3600 UK Rolling Restoration [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1308427 Wed Apr 24 2019 09:38 PM
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Well hello again everyone. I’m replacing the water pump and radiator on th truck. This is part one of the work removing the pump and radiator and testing the thermostat.

Regards Chris

https://youtu.be/un6UB4MwssA

Re: My First Truck 1953 Chevy 3600 UK Rolling Restoration [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1309978 Tue May 07 2019 08:43 PM
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This is part 2 of the pump and radiator replacement video

Thanks for watching

https://youtu.be/3C5heo_YK7M


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Re: My First Truck 1953 Chevy 3600 UK Rolling Restoration [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1313027 Mon Jun 03 2019 08:23 PM
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This time I’m going off topic slightly to investigate a fault with the Petronix ignition system. This video is about looking at the spark gap and how it effects the primary currents. Later I will be updating the system to the Petronix 2.

Watch part one here:

https://youtu.be/Y-Hwx5RJPLc

Re: My First Truck 1953 Chevy 3600 UK Rolling Restoration [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1315273 Sat Jun 22 2019 06:04 PM
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Final part looking at the 235 / 216 ignition. Just skip to the last 30 seconds to see me making an arse of myself

https://youtu.be/CO2Cz9Ti2U0

Re: My First Truck 1953 Chevy 3600 UK Rolling Restoration [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1316034 Sat Jun 29 2019 08:10 PM
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Installing the Petronix II in the Chevy 3600 Truck.

I cannot say i am very impressed so far. I had to cut the rotor arm down as it was hitting the top of the igniter. Not sure yet if the new igniter has fixed the problem with the overheating coil. I have installed a new coil as the Petronix soil was shorted out internally.

Thumbs down to Petronix II

https://youtu.be/DvLZdTNQk2I

Please leave your comment and let mw know what you think or if you are running the petronix unit.

Chris

Re: My First Truck 1953 Chevy 3600 UK Rolling Restoration [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1316971 Mon Jul 08 2019 11:19 AM
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OK went out for my first drive today where the truck ran quite well and didnt breakdown. I am taking that as a win! nanner

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Re: My First Truck 1953 Chevy 3600 UK Rolling Restoration [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1316974 Mon Jul 08 2019 12:11 PM
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Well done Chris. One victory at a time. I have had pertronix before and had one failure a couple hundred miles from home with a car full of family on a Sunday about 25 years ago. From that day on, I always carry a spare set of points and condensor as well as some small distributor screws in the glove box with a match book, regardless of whether is it pertronix or standard points that you are using. The match book can either be used for gapping the points or setting light to the vehicle depending of what kind of mood you might be in.
Truck looks great.
Steve

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1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
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