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Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1377519 Fri Sep 18 2020 03:13 PM
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Master Gabster
When I was in high school back before dirt, I had a 1948 Plymouth with a Flathead 6 cylinder. I drove it a football game and after the game the battery was dead. We were parked next to the local national guard parking lot and I was able to borrow one of their 24 amp battery's. I hooked it up to that little Flathead and zippo; it must have turned over at 3,000 RPM'S.


Jim

Modern ‘science’: the wonder of a
pre-determined mind…

The ‘baseline belief’ of astronomy:
“Any day now, we’ll pick up a tiny,
coded signal from outer space. Then
we’ll know for certain that there is
intelligence out there, because coded
information does not arise by chance”

The ‘baseline belief’ of biology:
The precisely coded genetic information in
every cell would fill many books…
but we know for certain that no intelligence
could have created life.”


Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1378003 Tue Sep 22 2020 02:09 AM
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Shop Shark
Quick update...……. Took the battery to the store where I bought it 3 years ago and they put it on the charger overnight. Sunday they called to say that the battery took a full charge alright, but when they put a load on it the charge dropped significantly very quickly. In other words, it wouldn't hold the charge and was no good. The employee told me they really didn't expect them to last more than about 3 years. I purchased a new Duracell 6V and installed it. Fired right up. Amp meter shows charging, so hopefully I'm good to go again.


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1378850 Tue Sep 29 2020 12:58 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,201
Boltergeist
Drove the 37 pickup to a show/corral/swap meet Saturday. First tIme I've been to a show or cruise-in for 4 years. Enjoyed the meeting some of my old buddies and renewing some friendships. The 37 still holds up well and took one of the top 20 trophies out of about 50 vehicles that were entered. It was a good day.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1379212 Fri Oct 02 2020 02:03 AM
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Posts: 1,451
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Shop Shark
See Alvin, ya ought to get out more often and show your vehicles!!


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1379583 Mon Oct 05 2020 02:54 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,003
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Drove the ‘62 C-10 into town to meet up with the Sunday morning breakfast club. Never fail to get a few friendly waves or honks.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1379719 Tue Oct 06 2020 05:36 AM
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Shop Shark
Been having a great time driving my 49 3600. I learned yesterday when I ran the casting numbers that somebody has stuffed an older non-synchro transmission in there, so I went from thinking the synchros were trashed and in need of a rebuild - to really learning how to double clutch and having a great time with it.

Unfortunately it has an undeniable rod knock and I'll be addressing that in the spring, but in the meantime I'm running 20W50 and taking it easy. Guaranteeing that crank and rod are toast, I know. Still fun driving it, I can't stand just leaving it there in the driveway. Always lots of thumbs up and smiles.

Today I brought it down to the Rod & Gun club meeting after work:

Attached Files
20201005 49 3600 at TRGC.jpg (78.6 KB, 110 downloads)

1949 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton - Still Solid.
Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1379727 Tue Oct 06 2020 12:22 PM
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Posts: 6,845
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Master Gabster
Driving my 54 is something I do a regular basis, 2 or 3 times a week. I don't know if I would do that if I lived in a big city even though it is pretty much a modern truck under the original body. PS, cruise A/C T5 trans, and so forth. It is nice to hear the reaction people have and the questions they ask.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1379728 Tue Oct 06 2020 12:29 PM
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Posts: 6,845
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Master Gabster
It would seem like if the generator or alternator was working it would continue to run.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1379740 Tue Oct 06 2020 01:44 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,003
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Please honor Cletis’ memory by staying on subject. This thread is not for questions and answers. Thanks


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Stovebolt driving report
Cletis #1379741 Tue Oct 06 2020 02:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,388
2
Shop Shark
In honor of Cletus, he and June always made the KC Reunion.
They showed up one year with a dead battery. Him and I went out to trouble shoot it and we did the running engine and unhook the battery trick.
The engine died so it was the alternator. I went inside the hotel to tell the wife what was going on and when I went back out, the alternator was laying next to the truck. So I grabbed it up and went and got a new one,Cletus thought someone had stole it. Laid the new one where the old one was and went inside. Came back out a little latter and he had the new one installed. And the truck running with a unhooked battery cable.

Hope this counts as a driving report?
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"
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'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
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