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#1468924 Fri Sep 30 2022 05:22 AM
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2258019 Offline OP
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Hello all!

I need the help of Stovebolt experts. I have recently inherited my father's hotrod, a 1934 Chevrolet Coupe. It is entirely composed of farm finds, bits from this car, parts from that truck etc. He build it in the late 1950s and raced it actively until the mid/late 60s. It was his first car, the car my parents were married in, and the family's only car until 1975.

I have been trying to take over the maintenance of the vehicle...my father was not one for upkeep or leaving behind records. Everything on the car leaks, and from every possible spot. I'd like to patch it up, but I am struggling greatly to identify what it is made of so that I can buy the appropriate seals etc.

I believe the rear axle is from a Chevrolet truck somewhere between the late 40's and mid 50's. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find marks on the axle, or how to tell them apart. I'm hoping you folks, being the experts, may be able to steer me in the right direction.

Any help, suggestions, information etc that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. My father always referred to his car as "Stovebolt" and nobody ever understood why. I've been hitting car shows and parking lot meets hunting men with white beards and showing them photos all summer in the hopes someone could identify it, but I haven't had any success until today when I found a photo online that led me to this forum.

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'Bolter
Very nice condition, don’t mess with it!

Ed


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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon and HiPo Forum
Ok, since everyone else is ignoring the elephant in the room. 2258019, this is a TRUCK site. Posting photos of a car is just plain wrong. I’m out!


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) “Emily”
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'Bolter
But does it have the inline six stovebolt engine? Maybe not judging by the dual exhaust.

If it has the Chevy inline six and other truck running gear, surely we can help him out.

Last edited by Otto Skorzeny; Fri Sep 30 2022 01:29 PM.

1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom)
1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy)
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon and HiPo Forum
Otto, I didn’t say we can’t help! Just said car photos on a truck site is wrong. Post all the photos you want of the engine. Post all the photos you want of the differential. Just don’t disrespect the stated mission of the site by posting photos of a car! My opinion and I’m entitled to express it.


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) “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!
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'Bolter
The axle is obviously wider than the stock axle. One can tell that by the way the rear tires stick out from under the fender in the picture of the car. Ten bolts hold the cover on with a fill plug slightly below center. Torque tube. Brake drums have "fins" around the outer circumference like some Huck brake equipped trucks I've seen. Could be a GM H-033 axle as used on many old 1/2 ton trucks.

2258019: Degrease the outside of the center section (see below) of the rear axle and look for casting numbers (6-8 digits) and dates (like E 7 0 or H 24 9).
Measure rear tread width (center of left rear tire to center of right rear tire).

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'Bolter
I don't have a big problem with the car being in the line-up. He is a new guy and is wanting help with a stovebolt running gear.

If he gets passed moderation, we can encourage him to put stories about the rod in the Greasy Spoon.

Glad to see the other posters are able to help him out. Will be interesting to see if he even comes back. headscratch


Peggy M
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'Bolter
Hypoid diff started in 1940 and the way it mounts too the springs make it look like a 1940 ish rear end.


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Originally Posted by Peggy M
I don't have a big problem with the car being in the line-up. He is a new guy and is wanting help with a stovebolt running gear.
If he gets passed moderation, we can encourage him to put stories about the rod in the Greasy Spoon.
Glad to see the other posters are able to help him out. Will be interesting to see if he even comes back. headscratch

Oh, it'll take more than that to scare me off.

I appreciate this is a truck forum. I have no intention of "muddying the waters" with a car...but when the drive train IN the car is most likely from the aforementioned truck, I think it stands to reason that this is the place to ask the questions, no? I don't think that posting photos of the car (one clearly showing the license plate "STVEBLT") to add continuity and imagery to the story and bring everyone up to speed with the situation is unreasonable. We all have a common interest here.

I will attempt to clear off the area on the snout of the differential to gather more information. Thank you VERY MUCH for the tip!

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'Bolter
Welcome to the Stovebolt! wave

I agree with Bill, clean the bolt flange area of the pumpkin to find the casting numbers and post them here.

What engine and trans are in front of that rear? It's hard to believe the ball type u-joint can handle racing!

Mike B smile

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