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Re: 1959 Apache 31 "Ernest"
TUTS 59 #1390126 Mon Dec 28 2020 02:16 PM
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You may as well get all you wants and desires installed now that you got clear access. You’ve only waited 30 years so whats a few more months!


Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: 1959 Apache 31 "Ernest"
TUTS 59 #1391009 Sun Jan 03 2021 01:30 AM
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Crusty Old Sarge
In a effort to keep the momentum going while figuring out the motor mounts and headers I decided to mount the brake booster. I had decided a while back to use a Hydroboost as my cam was to tall to provide a decent amount of vacuum. I found a universal mount that allowed me to move the position around enough to use the original clutch pedal.

While mounting the booster bracket and pedal assembly I found that I had to remove the rivets that held the clutch bushing in place, the booster mounted at this point and needed to bolted on. The factory rivets are no joke, these things are 60 plus years old and as solid today as when installed. Having the mount fabbed up I made a plate to attach the Hydroboost to the universal mount. The Hydrobooster came from a 96' Chevy 3/4 ton van, the factory plate positioned the booster at a downward angle, using it wasn't a option as it wouldn't allow clearance for my transmission crossmember.

I mounted everything up loosely to check the fit, no issues with clearances. Once it's painted I will need to mock up the lines to the power steering pump and start work on the brake lines. I think this is going to add the stopping power I want and allow me to have a hydraulic clutch to boot. thumbs_up

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Brake Booster Mount
Brake Booster Mount.jpg (175.51 KB, 87 downloads)
Brake Booster Mount 2
Brake Booster Mount 2.jpg (204.55 KB, 85 downloads)
Bake Booster Mount 3
Brake Booster Mounted 1.jpg (205.33 KB, 87 downloads)
Brake booster Mounted
Brake Booster Mounted 2.jpg (140.89 KB, 84 downloads)
Brake Booster Mounted 2

Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
59' Apache 31, 327 V8, Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: 1959 Apache 31 "Ernest"
TUTS 59 #1391028 Sun Jan 03 2021 05:16 AM
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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hey Craig, looking good!

Looks like a pro did it!

That is cool that the stock floor opening fits to access the reservoir.

Keep up the good work.
Steve


1946 Chev 1/2 ton - 6V/+ground/Bias-ply original - shake/Rattle and Roll!
1940 Chev 1/2 ton Franken/Restomod
Re: 1959 Apache 31 "Ernest"
TUTS 59 #1391688 Thu Jan 07 2021 11:47 PM
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Crusty Old Sarge
Well new headers are on the way, Hedman Headers 55-66 Chevy Truck these should fit the bill !! I went with the uncoated as I still want paint them white for that "Old School" look. grin https://www.jegs.com/i/Hedman/500/6...1pTkFZNVTxRtdQen6MGfOPQHw6RoCCyoQAvD_BwE

Last edited by TUTS 59; Thu Jan 07 2021 11:50 PM.

Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
59' Apache 31, 327 V8, Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: 1959 Apache 31 "Ernest"
TUTS 59 #1392107 Sun Jan 10 2021 08:54 PM
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Crusty Old Sarge
Before Thanksgiving I ordered some parts for my Muncie, they had been on backorder and finally came in this week. On first inspection the trans seemed to be fit, I had planned to only replace the seals and tail shaft bushing, all that changed. I opened the the tail shaft and found the reverse gear and idler where chewed up. The way the teeth looked someone had been doing some of that Beau and Luke stuff. Teeth on the idler gear were chunked off and the reverse gear showed the same. So more parts got ordered, those came in in just 2 days (go Figure).

I pulled the case apart and started disassembly and getting it into the solvent tank for a good cleaning. Once it's all cleaned up I'll reassemble it with the new gears, bushings and seals.

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Muncie Tear Down
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Reverse Idler Gear
Reverse Gear.jpg (147.95 KB, 39 downloads)
Reverse Gear
Last edited by TUTS 59; Thu Jan 14 2021 07:18 PM.

Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
59' Apache 31, 327 V8, Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: 1959 Apache 31 "Ernest"
TUTS 59 #1392579 Wed Jan 13 2021 11:26 PM
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Crusty Old Sarge
The Fed Ex guy has been busy here this week. I received the gear set for my Muncie and the new headers. I'll tackle the trans this weekend. I took an hour this afternoon and fit the headers to check for clearance problems, these look like they'll work and not require to many turn in the exhaust to mount up. I'll need to bead blast off the paint they were shipped with and apply some high temp ceramic paint, white of course. I 'll need to add heat shields to the plug wires and work on some wire looms. Love it when a plan comes together grin

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Driverside 1.jpg (255.34 KB, 31 downloads)
Drivers Side 1
Driverside 2.jpg (230.95 KB, 32 downloads)
Driver Side 2
Passenger side 1.jpg (221.46 KB, 32 downloads)
Passenger Side 1
Passenger Side 2.jpg (223.49 KB, 31 downloads)
Passenger Side 2

Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
59' Apache 31, 327 V8, Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: 1959 Apache 31 "Ernest"
TUTS 59 #1392605 Thu Jan 14 2021 02:09 AM
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They look great, even in black!


Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
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