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The term Stovebolt
#369105 Fri Feb 01 2008 03:20 PM
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glasman Offline OP
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Hey, I'm going to stick me neck out so try to be a little kind.
I've heard the word for years, asked around town, been wondering long enough.
Why the nickname Stovebolt,what does it come from,or refer to ?

For those that might be laughing at the question. Without looking it up give me the answer to this one, cause I know it.

It had a stovebolt in it and covered with glass.
The first year,How many,What color,The name,and where was it produced.


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Re: The term Stovebolt
glasman #369108 Fri Feb 01 2008 03:26 PM
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No, I don't think anyone is laughing. We have pieces of this answer in various formats and one of these days, we'll actually get around to making an FAQ. Because it does come up often.

I like what Wikipidia has to say. Especially since we were intially the only reference they had!! (That was a cool surprise).

Peg


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Re: The term Stovebolt
Peggy M #369125 Fri Feb 01 2008 04:02 PM
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There is a distinct possibility that the wikipedia has promulgated what seems to be a misstatement of a sentence in the highlighted portion of the well-known old book about the "Cast-Iron Wonder", the "Stove Bolt Six" engine.

There were no slotted head-bolts on the first generation stovebolt engines. However, the sheet-metal covers attached to the engine (valve cover and side covers, and a few other parts) were attached with 1/4"x20 slotted-head bolts, that were/are commonly called stove bolts. They were not head bolts (they were not the bolts that held the head to the block).

Here is a little historical article about the Stove Bolt Six (it also misstates the existence of slotted head-bolts but it is otherwise an interesting write-up).

Tim


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Re: The term Stovebolt
tclederman #369149 Fri Feb 01 2008 04:34 PM
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Tim,

Keep that in mind!! You can help me with the FAQ!! I know we have a lot of snippets of info around. As I come across them, I could send them your way (hint, hint ohwell )

Then we always have to explain what OUR term Stovebolt means. But it will make for a good FAQ.

Peg


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Re: The term Stovebolt
tclederman #369168 Fri Feb 01 2008 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by tclederman
...There were no slotted head-bolts ...
Tim


Tim,
You are absolutely correct in that there were never slotted "head-bolts" on these trucks. However, the way I have always read the phrase "1/4"-20 slotted head bolts" is that "slotted head" is the adjectival phrase that describes "bolts" not that "slotted" describes "head bolts". If I had been writing that book, I probably would have hyphenated slotted and head so that the phrase would read "1/4"-20, slotted-head bolts".


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Re: The term Stovebolt
Peggy M #369173 Fri Feb 01 2008 05:12 PM
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glasman Offline OP
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Thanks Peggy,
The link to Wikipidia got me to the history on Chevy. Back when Durant hired race car driver Louis Chevrolet which brought on the Chevrolet car and then the beginning of the first Stovebolt 6 back in 1928.
It was a great history lesson and fun to read. Thanks

Dan


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Re: The term Stovebolt
glasman #369191 Fri Feb 01 2008 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by glasman
...the beginning of the first Stovebolt 6 back in 1928.


The 6 cylinder was not in a production car untill 29.
I have a 28, and like all production 1928's I know of, it has a 4 cylinder.

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Re: The term Stovebolt
Grigg #369197 Fri Feb 01 2008 05:58 PM
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Grigg,
Your right, I was just refering to 28 as the year that it began and did not mean to imply when it hit production in a car.
Thanks buddy, its good to know when it fist showed up in production.


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Re: The term Stovebolt
glasman #369206 Fri Feb 01 2008 06:11 PM
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I figured you understood, but the wording could be misleading to others.. that's all
Grigg

Re: The term Stovebolt
Grigg #369268 Fri Feb 01 2008 08:24 PM
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While working on something else, I came across this old image I've had (for the FAQ). Thought you would enjoy it.

If I recall correctly (not my strong suit), I think Bill LePage (red58) sent this to me a good long while ago ... when we were trying to do an FAQ back then, too.

Peg


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