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Username Post: Help Spring location        (Topic#280844)
itsa56 
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05-08-12 04:34 PM - Post#2223901    

Hi everybody, I need a little help. I replaced the master cylinder on my 53 and now I don't remember where the spring goes. There were two springs involved and one goes to the clutch. I think I have that one on correctly. It attaches to a wire that comes from the frame and the other end attaches to the arm that goes to the clutch arm.
There is a hole in the brake arm for a spring but I can't seem to remember where the other end goes. Any help with a pic or directions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

 
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alltak 
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05-08-12 05:38 PM - Post#2223935    
    In response to itsa56

This might help. I have cleaned it up a little since then.



Alltak


 
itsa56 
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05-08-12 06:51 PM - Post#2223970    
    In response to alltak

Thanks a bunch for the picture. I had everything correct except for the brake spring. Now I know where it goes. I knew I could depend on someone helping me out here. Thanks again.

 
itsa56 
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05-08-12 06:53 PM - Post#2223972    
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I just looked at the picture again and realized that I forgot to put the rubber bumper back on the clutch lever. I hate having to take things apart again!!!!!!

 
chum58 
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05-08-12 06:58 PM - Post#2223976    
    In response to itsa56

Here is a pic of my 54 donor car.
53 Chev Belair HT
62 261
54 pg/diff
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dsacton 
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05-09-12 09:26 PM - Post#2224368    
    In response to chum58

I took some pictures last time I messed with the U-joints, on my 54. It's an automatic:

http://www.my54chevy.com/page46/page48/page48.html

Scott A.
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1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
http://www.my54chevy.com


 
jaydogg1 
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05-10-12 12:45 PM - Post#2224508    
    In response to dsacton

I love the pictures you took because they are some of the views i didnt take on my teardown of my 53 conv. It has already helped me out
Thanks

 
FortyNineCoupe 
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05-11-12 04:44 AM - Post#2224740    
    In response to alltak

  • alltak Said:
This might help. I have cleaned it up a little since then.



Alltak



Is this the correct position for the clutch pedal return spring? The spring on my '49 Coupe broke last Saturday and I was replacing it yesterday when I noticed that the loop on the rod is all the way at the end of the adjustment rod. We put the spring more in the middle instead of at the end. I also think that since I was using a generic spring, we put the spring part on the other end where it connects to the wire on the frame. Does it make a difference and does the spring end just wrap around the rod?
Thanks.
Mike
'49 Styleline DeLuxe Sport Coupe


 
70fierro 
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05-11-12 08:07 AM - Post#2224798    
    In response to FortyNineCoupe

Mine is that way and i have been told its on the wrong "notch" as well. I dont know if i could move it further in, i am at the end of the adjustment on the threaded rod. Cesar

I probably have other issues, needing a new clutch for starters.


 
dsacton 
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05-11-12 01:01 PM - Post#2224881    
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Glad I could help!
Scott Acton
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alltak 
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05-11-12 07:29 PM - Post#2224992    
    In response to dsacton

I am not sure, it worked fine the way it was so I assume so. I checked the manual, but there was not a clear picture

Alltak


 
one4dad 
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05-11-12 07:48 PM - Post#2225003    
    In response to 70fierro

Interesting, mine is near the end of the adjustment nut also, but I have a new clutch. I have the right amount of free play in the pedal according to the Manual--I keep wondering what my issue might be!!!
Bill
Bill Wilson - 51 styleline Deluxe 2 door three speed , fentons and offy 2 carb manifold - is now a 235 Also a 1950 Chevy 2 door styleline deluxe, great patina , no running gear and finally a 2009 GMC Crew Cab


 
itsa56 
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05-12-12 05:57 AM - Post#2225086    
    In response to one4dad

My 53 was bone stock and had never been fooled with. The clutch rod was on the second notch and the spring was on the outside just like the picture from alltak shows. In fact it was worn half way through from wear over the years. I took it out and welded it back up so it will last many more years.

 
FortyNineCoupe 
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05-13-12 05:30 AM - Post#2225363    
    In response to 70fierro

  • 70fierro Said:
Mine is that way and i have been told its on the wrong "notch" as well. I dont know if i could move it further in, i am at the end of the adjustment on the threaded rod. Cesar

I probably have other issues, needing a new clutch for starters.




I'm not so sure either one of us has ours "wrong" after seeing this in my "Ready Reference" Time Saver

Mike
'49 Styleline DeLuxe Sport Coupe


 
Phill 
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05-13-12 12:51 PM - Post#2225491    
    In response to FortyNineCoupe

Where can I get my hands on Ready Reference Time Savers?? Thanks Phill

 
bobg1951chevy 
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05-13-12 07:17 PM - Post#2225619    
    In response to Phill

Welcome Phill, see you came over for a visit !
Bob G.

1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe 2 dr sedan. 1955 235 engine. 3 speed trans. Cast Fenton Headers with Smithy mufflers.

www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/215790 56...








 
FortyNineCoupe 
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05-15-12 08:20 AM - Post#2226145    
    In response to Phill

  • Phill Said:
Where can I get my hands on Ready Reference Time Savers?? Thanks Phill



Maybe you can find one on e-bay Phill. From the mid seventies until probably 2002 or so all I had was a 1955 Motors Repair Manual and the Ready Reference and the knowledge of some great old timers for help.
Here's what the cover looks like:

Mike
'49 Styleline DeLuxe Sport Coupe


 
khardy 
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05-15-12 04:15 PM - Post#2226269    
    In response to FortyNineCoupe

  • FortyNineCoupe Said:
  • Phill Said:
Where can I get my hands on Ready Reference Time Savers?? Thanks Phill



Maybe you can find one on e-bay Phill. From the mid seventies until probably 2002 or so all I had was a 1955 Motors Repair Manual and the Ready Reference and the knowledge of some great old timers for help.
Here's what the cover looks like:





Wish I had a copy of this for the web....
Keith

My 1951 Chevy
Old Online Chevy Manuals


 
1nice52 
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05-15-12 04:23 PM - Post#2226272    
    In response to khardy

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00470D4DY /ref=ol...
RON

"52" Styleline Deluxe (In the family since new)
"53" Bel Air (Bucket list in progress)


 
FortyNineCoupe 
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05-15-12 05:06 PM - Post#2226283    
    In response to khardy

  • khardy Said:
  • FortyNineCoupe Said:
  • Phill Said:
Where can I get my hands on Ready Reference Time Savers?? Thanks Phill



Maybe you can find one on e-bay Phill. From the mid seventies until probably 2002 or so all I had was a 1955 Motors Repair Manual and the Ready Reference and the knowledge of some great old timers for help.
Here's what the cover looks like:





Wish I had a copy of this for the web....



Maybe I can take this apart and scan it Keith when I get some time. I can't give you a time frame right now but I wouldn't mind contributing this. What format would you like it in?
Mike
'49 Styleline DeLuxe Sport Coupe


 
khardy 
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05-15-12 05:29 PM - Post#2226292    
    In response to FortyNineCoupe

Hi Mike,

If you could scan this manual in .pdf preferably using color mode, that would be awesome!

Cheers!
Keith
Keith

My 1951 Chevy
Old Online Chevy Manuals


 
Keith_Knox 
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05-15-12 09:09 PM - Post#2226377    
    In response to FortyNineCoupe

How many pages is it?
1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966
1996 Chevy Monte Carlo
2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 
FortyNineCoupe 
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05-16-12 04:19 AM - Post#2226417    
    In response to Keith_Knox

  • Keith_Knox Said:
How many pages is it?


Looks like 273 8 1/2" x 11" pages
Mike
'49 Styleline DeLuxe Sport Coupe


 
khardy 
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05-16-12 10:36 AM - Post#2226544    
    In response to FortyNineCoupe

I am presently enroute from Haiti to Alabama. Have one borrowed manual I am trying to finish so I can mail back to the owner, but would like to get or make a copy of the "Ready Reference" you have so everyone can see it. My email is khardy3830@yahoo.com

If you are interested in me scanning the manual, give me a shout.

Cheers!
Keith
Keith

My 1951 Chevy
Old Online Chevy Manuals


 
Keith_Knox 
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05-16-12 09:45 PM - Post#2226726    
    In response to FortyNineCoupe

WOW, thats a bunch.
What years does it cover, or is it more in general.
1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966
1996 Chevy Monte Carlo
2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 
bobg1951chevy 
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05-16-12 10:41 PM - Post#2226740    
    In response to khardy

  • khardy Said:
I am presently enroute from Haiti to Alabama. Have one borrowed manual I am trying to finish so I can mail back to the owner, but would like to get or make a copy of the "Ready Reference" you have so everyone can see it. My email is khardy3830@yahoo.com

If you are interested in me scanning the manual, give me a shout.

Cheers!
Keith




It would be so interesting to hear your stories as you see the world.
Bob G.

1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe 2 dr sedan. 1955 235 engine. 3 speed trans. Cast Fenton Headers with Smithy mufflers.

www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/215790 56...








 
FortyNineCoupe 
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05-17-12 06:14 AM - Post#2226784    
    In response to khardy

  • khardy Said:
I am presently enroute from Haiti to Alabama. Have one borrowed manual I am trying to finish so I can mail back to the owner, but would like to get or make a copy of the "Ready Reference" you have so everyone can see it. My email is khardy3830@yahoo.com

If you are interested in me scanning the manual, give me a shout.

Cheers!
Keith





OK Keith if you don't mind doing it, I'll send it over. I'll be e-mailing you shortly.
Thanks,
Mike
'49 Styleline DeLuxe Sport Coupe


 
FortyNineCoupe 
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05-17-12 06:19 AM - Post#2226787    
    In response to Keith_Knox

  • Keith_Knox Said:
WOW, thats a bunch.
What years does it cover, or is it more in general.




The latest model year looks like 1952 but it has info and illustrations going back to at least 1946.
Here's some links to scans of the back cover and the first page of the index and last page showing the accessory fog lamps.

Back cover



Index




Last page










Mike
'49 Styleline DeLuxe Sport Coupe


Edited by FortyNineCoupe on 05-17-12 06:21 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Keith_Knox 
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05-17-12 09:14 AM - Post#2226817    
    In response to FortyNineCoupe

Thanks, that will be good on khardy's site.
1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966
1996 Chevy Monte Carlo
2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 
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