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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1377380 Thu Sep 17 2020 03:16 AM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 30
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Wrench Fetcher
Been a while since I posted....My '52, "Sam" has been undergoing a rear end swap among other things, since the end of May. Initial plan was to swap the rear end out for an open drive, replace the wore out SM420 with an open drive good SM420, and drive it. Probably a weekend and a $300 job. Well, THAT didn't work out like planned. LOL
So far, we are at - new rear end (3.08 gearing), new custom made driveshaft, literally like new SM420, new clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing, new brake hoses, new ring gear, new shocks, new fuel filter, fuel pump, fuel line,and I currently am having the starter rebuilt. I now see what people mean when they say projects snowball...It went from- "We need this" to " We might as well do this". Thank God my pocket book says stop- I'll have to drive it some before it gets blown all apart.
When I carried the starter in to the local Old Guy rebuilder, about 80 years old, he looked at it, and asked me who I'd gotten the truck it was on from. I told him, and he smiled. "Yup. See that mark? That paint color? I rebuilt this for Mr Sam around 30 years ago." If he can remember a particular starter and owner from thirty years ago, I know it's in good hands . When he rebuilt that starter, it was about the time Mr Sam had decided to "restore" a couple of his old trucks and sprayed them with tractor enamel.
Hopefully, he will have it done by this weekend and I will finally be able to drive Sam with his upgrades. We've went top quality on parts, so I'm hoping for good results.

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1377401 Thu Sep 17 2020 10:55 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,450
ace skiver
Nice story, five-oh

Post the old u-joint and u-joint housing and u-joint rear support/cross-bar assembly in the Swap Meet (if you have not yet posted them).


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- 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: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1377478 Fri Sep 18 2020 02:01 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,390
2
Shop Shark
Fired up the 57 GMC 250 today after a 2+ year sleep. The 327 ran and sounded good.
It may even have a mild cam in it. Also, I didn't have to put any air in the tires
Going to load it up in the next few days and take it to the ATHS Tri-State show in Virginia next week.
Even being retired, I still need a vacation.

I also received the first of the Stovebolt 25th Anniversary decals today.
We'll start taking orders in about two weeks.

Don

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Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1377507 Fri Sep 18 2020 01:48 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 1,029
G
Shop Shark
Hey just a heads up. Looking closely at the decal on the window, and an awesome decal it is, but the window looks like its about to pop out. Eeeee.

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1377528 Fri Sep 18 2020 04:48 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,390
2
Shop Shark
Good eye Glen, I did not notice that.
I just went out and checked it, and it must be the original rubber.
Several more places have dried and missing pieces of rubber but, the glass is solid in the frame though.

Decals do look good. We'll start a thread in about 2 weeks to take orders.
Hope to talk to John next weekend on how to handle it.

Thanks for the heads up!
Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1377699 Sun Sep 20 2020 12:17 AM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 1,029
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Shop Shark
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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1377754 Sun Sep 20 2020 02:17 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 216
H
Shop Shark
I was asked to drive home some newly weds from their wedding in my 50 3100. They offered to pay me but I totally refused to be paid for this. I have known the young lady for a long time and got to know her new husband in the past year. They had a nice wedding yesterday at a pristine farm about 15 miles west of Richmond,Va. It was a nice enjoyable day and evening. I turned on the heater valve and we had a nice ride home at about 11 pm last night. They were very excited to cruise in the old truck for about 20 miles to home! Being a Designated Driver sometimes with a cool old truck is always fun. It was also a great prop for wedding pictures !

Jim


http://s1107.photobucket.com/albums/h397/justjayne21/

50 Chevy 3100
77 International Scout ll
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1377857 Mon Sep 21 2020 04:22 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,784
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Worked on patching the passenger side door lower interior. Used a patch panel from Jim Carter. Nice fit. I'd recommend it if you need to patch your doors.

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Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1377869 Mon Sep 21 2020 12:38 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 428
G
Shop Shark
Worked on getting the exhaust run... Rebuilt 292 should be ready to fire this week with a partial exhaust installed! Super stoked!

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1377883 Mon Sep 21 2020 02:23 PM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 624
D
Shop Shark
Got the cowl vent installed. Grandson proved to be invaluable in helping me! It was fun, but not real fun.....gotter done!

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Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
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