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Hello from a '57 panel owner!
#1341532 Sat Jan 11 2020 03:44 AM
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I found you guys when searching for a downloadable copy of an assy manual for my truck. Thank you so much for having it on your site!!

I look forward to reading in this section of your site!!


1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1341537 Sat Jan 11 2020 04:25 AM
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Posts: 4,990
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Welcome to the garage Panel Man!!
In this garage there are no stupid questions.
So ask away.

Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Sat Jan 11 2020 04:25 AM.

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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1341538 Sat Jan 11 2020 04:34 AM
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- 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 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1341560 Sat Jan 11 2020 01:59 PM
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Welcome to the “Bolt”. The expertise you will find on this site is astounding and all you have to do is ask!


Phil

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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1341573 Sat Jan 11 2020 03:47 PM
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Welcome to the 'bolt. Please introduce yourself in the welcome forum as well.


Another quality post.


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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1343117 Tue Jan 21 2020 03:57 PM
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Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1374396 Sat Aug 22 2020 01:02 PM
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I could swear I posted pics here already, but here are some. This is around when I first got it:

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Last edited by pan3lman; Sat Aug 22 2020 01:02 PM.

1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1374399 Sat Aug 22 2020 01:06 PM
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Removal of water-filled engine in 2017:

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1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1374494 Sun Aug 23 2020 12:34 AM
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Huuuuuuge progress today!!!!

1. The engine has been running, but I didn't have time to throw the timing light on it until today. I had blindly turned the distributor when I got it running at the beginning of the month, bc it sounded a little off, but really needed to check it with a light.

Today I threw the light on it, and thankfully, it was only at 8 deg BTDC (I thought it was much worse). I adjusted the timing to 4 deg BTDC and she sounds great now. I let it run for about 15 minutes, and it didnt get any hotter than 210.

2. Since I put the new valve covers and gaskets on, I'm not seeing anymore oil leakage from the heads.

3. I had a very minor oil drip by the timing cover when I first ran the engine, which really bothered me bc the pan gasket is a brand new blue rubber 1 piece. I tightened the 2 bolts at the front of the pan, and no more leak. Whew!!

4. I test fit my driver's seat and started prepping it for install. It's a power seat, and I need it moved back on the tracks in order to get it set up. After reading about it online, I learned how to hook it to a battery and move it. So far I only have the tilt option working, but I'm just so happy to see it working!

5. My Lokar gas pedal arrived today, so once I get the seat adjusted, I can test fit the pedal and install it.

Great day!!!

Last edited by pan3lman; Sun Aug 23 2020 12:35 AM.

1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
Re: Hello from a '57 panel owner!
pan3lman #1374545 Sun Aug 23 2020 12:56 PM
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Here is the test fit of my driver's seat yesterday, and its power connector:

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1957 Chevy Panel Truck, powered by SBC 350 from 1977 Camaro
Author, Bring CHANGE Into Your Life (a truly easy investment tool)
https://www.amazon.com/Bring-CHANGE-Into-truly-investment/dp/1077276869
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