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Username Post: GM Historical Site        (Topic#121939)
David Hayward 
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David Hayward
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01-19-06 11:32 AM - Post#856963    

Chevytalk's GM Historical site is here:

HISTORICAL SITE

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David Hayward 
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Re: GM Historical Site
01-23-06 09:23 AM - Post#856964    
    In response to David Hayward

Thanks are due to Hemmings for hosting the site for several years now. I am always after updates and corrections, and as you can see from the 1932-8 pages this has happened over the years.

For 1915-51 Canadian Chevrolet information not on the site, plus Canadian GMC, and Pontiacs, contact me direct. I have a huge database with very few gaps.

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David Hayward 
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Re: GM Historical Site
01-24-06 08:36 AM - Post#856965    
    In response to David Hayward

Please use:

http://clubs.hemmings.com/chevytalk/

BUT if any links do not work:
a) I will be sorting them, but all have to be duplicated from a sub-folder on site and
b) some have gone astray over the years, and will have to be removed!

Don't use
http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/chevytalk/GMhistory

please as you won't get the Hemmings banner and they very generously pay for the site!

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David Hayward 
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Re: GM Historical Site
04-27-06 11:34 PM - Post#856966    
    In response to David Hayward

Links mended and information updated!

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David Hayward 
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05-29-07 01:16 PM - Post#1174895    
    In response to David Hayward

We should be moving the site soon to a dedicated CT Historical Site.

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chevy.37 
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10-31-07 09:05 PM - Post#1285917    
    In response to David Hayward

I noticed you said you have info on early chevs.
I was wondering if can help me out.
I have a 1942 chevy 1/2 ton pickup.
Model-2131401435
eng-C3770169
Body-1284
Trim-359
Paint-230
Is there any way you can tell a build date or when it was built. Also you if could tell me what all the other numbers mean.
Thanks for your time
Jerry



 
David Hayward 
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11-01-07 01:01 AM - Post#1285975    
    In response to chevy.37

Wow, that's a rarity! Another '42 to add to my database! Is there any evidence of military markings under the paint, say?

1942 engines ran # 3761522 - 3815004, and "C" indicates light Commercial, 1/2 to 3/4 -ton. The numbers break down 1 - 1942 Model; 1314 = 1/2 ton Pick-up delivery, 115 inch wheelbase; engine number as explained; 1284th pick-up body built in Oshwa, Ontario, Trim is the number for the style which seems to be the standard one for pick-ups that year, Chevy or GMC, and paint is the Canadian code: 230, 233 and 234 are known on pick-ups.

1942 production started September 1941, and civvy ended January 15th 1942, with military continuing on. If the engine is original, the casting date code on the block wil tell you when Windsor Transmission Plant built the engine: all castings were by The McKinnon Industries Ltd in St Catherins, Ontario then they had to be railed or roaded to Windsor, then again to Oshawa, so allow two to three weeks at least for final assembly from the casting date?

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chevy.37 
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11-01-07 10:51 AM - Post#1286264    
    In response to David Hayward

Thanks for the info on my truck.
The truck doesn't have the original motor or drive train it. The color on the truck is a light green color and I don't know if is original or not. It is not running at the present time and Iam just starting to do tear down of it. I just finished building a shop so I can work on it.
Thanks again



 
David Hayward 
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11-01-07 11:52 AM - Post#1286296    
    In response to chevy.37

I suspected somehow it was a light green.

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