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First Truck- 51 5 window #1310622 Mon May 13 2019 07:44 PM
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Bdron Offline OP
New Guy
Hey all. Just got a 1951 Chevy 3100 5 window. 3 on the tree. Seems all original. Runs, drives, stops and everything works! Has some awesome patina. My plans are to keep it the way it is and just drive it. With that, I need to run through everything and make sure it’s mechanically all there. I wanna do a full service and tune up. Can anyone point me in a direction to find the specs for these trucks? Oil type and capacity, adjusting carb, adjusting clutch, transmission and rear end oil type/ capacity. Any help or tips are appreciate! I attached a few pics. Thank you!

Re: First Truck- 51 5 window [Re: Bdron] #1310647 Tue May 14 2019 01:25 AM
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Ecratrods Offline
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Hello Bdron
Welcome to the club. You can find out all the info plus on just this forum. You can also get the factory assembly book etc.. Love these trucks congratulations on your new purchase you will have to post pics for the members. What part of Connecticut are you? Im in Rhode Island. .

Re: First Truck- 51 5 window [Re: Bdron] #1310651 Tue May 14 2019 02:06 AM
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Justhorsenround Online
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! Check out our Tech Tips for all the information you asked about. Lots of good reading. You can also use the search function in the bar just above your post. shake


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


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Re: First Truck- 51 5 window [Re: Bdron] #1310663 Tue May 14 2019 04:36 AM
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Rusty Rod Offline
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Welcome to the 'bolt. There are usually lube charts and other useful information on ebay.


Another quality post.


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Re: First Truck- 51 5 window [Re: Bdron] #1310673 Tue May 14 2019 10:29 AM
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tclederman Online
Boltergeist
As posted above, spend some time looking at the Tech Tips.

There are general topics on “getting started” and on types and sources of documentation.

A Shop Manual is available on-line:
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/shop/1948_51truck/index.htm

A Owner/Operator Manual should also be available on-line (same source as the Shop Manual).


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: First Truck- 51 5 window [Re: Bdron] #1311467 Wed May 22 2019 02:18 AM
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Nhluvstruck Offline
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Welcome Bdron, fellow new Englander.
I've got the same truck, check out my build links.
Get the shop manual, but it's also on the Chevy.oldcarmanual project.com.


NHluvstruck...
1951 3100 5-window
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Re: First Truck- 51 5 window [Re: Bdron] #1311598 Thu May 23 2019 06:22 AM
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miraclepieco Offline
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Originally Posted by Bdron
Hey all. Just got a 1951 Chevy 3100 5 window. 3 on the tree. Seems all original. Runs, drives, stops and everything works! Has some awesome patina. My plans are to keep it the way it is and just drive it. With that, I need to run through everything and make sure it’s mechanically all there. I wanna do a full service and tune up. Can anyone point me in a direction to find the specs for these trucks? Oil type and capacity, adjusting carb, adjusting clutch, transmission and rear end oil type/ capacity. Any help or tips are appreciate! I attached a few pics. Thank you!


Oh sure, service and tune up, that's how it always starts nono Next thing you know you'll have it in pieces on the floor and you'll wonder where your oldest's college fund went.


1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: First Truck- 51 5 window [Re: Bdron] #1311860 Sat May 25 2019 01:32 AM
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sstock Offline
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Welcome Aboard


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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