I saw this truck at a local event this weekend. The owner said it was a 1929 1/2 ton that had last been registered in 1956. It was bone stock, he said it had the 216 and 3 speed yet. The hood wasn't open so no engine pictures.
Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!! Q:"What yah runnin" A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)
59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
From my stove bolt history notes: 1929 was the year General Motors introduced their new inline 194 cubic-inch (50 hp) ‘Over Head Valve’ six-cylinder in the Chevrolet and GMC trucks. The new six cost only ten dollars more than the 1928 four cylinder. GM marketed their new engines as giving Chevy owners “a six for the price of a four”. The new engine used an ‘Over Head Valve’ (OHV) layout, conceived by inventor and founder of Buick Motors, David Dunbar Buick, but patented in 1928 by Arthur Chevrolet. The 216 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine was introduced in 1937.
I don't think Arthur Chevrolet could have patented the OHV engine in 1928. It had already been in use by, many manufacturers, for almost 20 years by then. Arthur Chevrolet never had any connection to Chevrolet Motor Company or General Motors.
The truck in the photos, above, is a 1933. The grille shell is a painted version of the 1932 passenger grille, which was plated. If someone can enlarge the Id plate enough, you will find the letters CB as part of the number.