The Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
More great reading ...

Check this out!

Refueling the Past

Our very own
“46 Texaco”

has a #1 ranked (on Amazon) book on Automotive History!

See link below for image.


Find all the details here.

Stovebolt Site Search
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!

Who's Online Now
1 members (tomctomc), 105 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Hello from Chatham Ontario
#1403310 Sat Mar 27 2021 07:07 PM
Joined: Mar 2021
Posts: 25
James S Offline OP
Thank you so much for the awesome amount of information on your site. I have recently (last saturday) purchase the following:
1952 Canadian GMC 9430 Pickup Long box (with a Robin hydraulic dump)
Vehicle serial number 2943415032
6 cylinder in-line possibly 216 cubic inch (3.5L)
Engine code XC600988 eng block casting numberGM 3835814 (216 CID)
Cyl head casting number 3835499 (made for 235 CID)
Carburetor Rochester 1 barrel no numbers so far

Transmission casting number GM 591907
Differential Casting number 8699535

Body# 1286
Trim # 394
Paint # 236
Battery 6 volt
Generator Wilson Elec Winnipeg #1100018 6V A.E.

4 Spd standard transmission
Robin 2-ram hydraulic dump box (factory installed)

tires 7.50-17 6 ply original (LT 265/75R16 presently on the truck)

More information than you probably wanted, my plan is to get is safetied and plated then use it as is. I will be using to haul my blacksmithing stuff to the local museum when I do my metal working demonstrations there. I will also use it for scouting and generally as a truck. If I go in parades, I loaded up a bunch scouts, cubs and beavers in the box, haul a parade float behind. Kind of like the "follow me boys" movie.

I am looking for the safety specifications for brake lining thickness, does anyone know what they are? I am also looking for the rear emergency brake cables, they would be the Chev 3800 equivalent, I have not been able to find any so far.

Any help would be appreciated
James Stonehouse

Attached Files
Left side.JPG (34.74 KB, 129 downloads)
Front view.JPG (36.61 KB, 130 downloads)
left side of engine.JPG (44.58 KB, 129 downloads)
Right side of engine.JPG (35.77 KB, 131 downloads)
rear view.JPG (38.47 KB, 128 downloads)
Re: Hello from Chatham Ontario
James S #1403350 Sun Mar 28 2021 01:07 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,173
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Welcome to the 'bolt. That is almost the perfect "welcome forum" post! Lots of info and pictures.
Please put your parts requests in the Swap Meet area, as that is the only place to buy, sell or swap parts.

Another quality post.

Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: Hello from Chatham Ontario
James S #1403644 Mon Mar 29 2021 03:06 PM
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 324
Welcome aboard from a fellow Canadian bolter in Whitby .
I too have a one ton , a 62 c30 panel which I wonder around in a fair bit .
Next time I head out your way I'll look you up and compare notes .


good planning is no substitute for dumb luck
Re: Hello from Chatham Ontario
James S #1403657 Mon Mar 29 2021 04:24 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,894
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake
Please check out all the various forums and read the guidelines for site usage posted at the top of General Truck Talk under the post by Cletis titled “Why posts are........”.

'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) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”

"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!
USAF 1965-1969 Weather Observation Tech (I got paid to look at the clouds)

Re: Hello from Chatham Ontario
James S #1403706 Mon Mar 29 2021 10:47 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 9,107
Those are beautiful photos of a great truck. You have the motor that was made from 1950 to 52. I have the same one in my 1951 1 Ton. There are some places that can make new parking brake cables if you have the hardware. You might want to give Bill at Bills Truck a call.

1951 GMC 1 Ton Flatbed -- It is finally on the road and what a great time I have driving it!
1951 1 Ton Completed

My Chevy Master 4 Door is on the Road!
Re: Hello from Chatham Ontario
James S #1403720 Mon Mar 29 2021 11:51 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 1,968
AD Addict
Welcome to the “Bolt”! Great looking truck and I love your plans, old time blacksmith with and old time truck!


1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: Hello from Chatham Ontario
James S #1403730 Tue Mar 30 2021 12:41 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,913
Fox Offline
A teacher, but always an apprentice.
What a solid looking truck. Nice!

In the Stovebolt Gallery []
More pictures here []

1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: Hello from Chatham Ontario
James S #1403734 Tue Mar 30 2021 01:40 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,940
Leo Offline
Welcome to the site. I agree with getting any parts you may need from Bill Peeters at Bill's Truck Shop near Oshawa. Good luck and enjoy the journey.

Re: Hello from Chatham Ontario
James S #1404247 Thu Apr 01 2021 05:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,475
Welcome to the Stovebolt and congrats on your purchase. Trucks have a way of "paying their way" while cars are an abcess on a man's pocket book!!!
See you around the garage forums.

1937 Chevy Pickup []

1952 Chevy Panel []
52 Chevy Panel []

Pictures in my Photobucket []

1950 Chevy Coupe

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: Hello from Chatham Ontario
James S #1404260 Thu Apr 01 2021 06:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,022
i know where Chatham Ont. is, I was born there.

1955.2 3100 Truck

The older I get the more dangerous I am!!!!!
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Achipmunk, Rusty Rod 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4