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Username Post: 2ndtime50guy --- 2 door 1950 Styleline Deluxe        (Topic#309930)
2ndtime50guy 
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03-30-14 04:10 PM - Post#2440458    

Great news! I just got a call from the owner's grandson. He was paid to tow my 1st time '50 Chevy out of the pasture today and parked it up next to the house. He said "come and get it, she's ready!" Perfect timing too! I'm on Spring Break from the school I teach and I'll have all week to shoot before pics and videos, clean out the nests, and begin the next chapter. I'm thanking the Lord that she's finally coming home after 16 years away!

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03-30-14 04:34 PM - Post#2440466    
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Congratulations!! I think everyone's just as excited as you are!

Tommy

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03-30-14 04:34 PM - Post#2440467    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

That's great news. I have been hoping to see this update. Congrats.

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2005 3500 Silverado Duramax DRW
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03-30-14 04:52 PM - Post#2440475    
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I know your excited 50guy, and I understand completely! Congratulations and glad you didn't give up. Glad you gave The Lord credit too!

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03-30-14 05:23 PM - Post#2440490    
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Thanks guys! Here are a few pics I just drove by and took real quick before sunset.

Not in her old spot!:



Up on the lane!:


Final sunset at this address?:




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03-30-14 05:38 PM - Post#2440493    
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Thanks 50sChevys. I finally started praying about it and asked for patience. I had just resigned myself to the fact that I may not be able to pick it up until this summer and that I just needed to grow up and deal with it. It's been hard putting it out of my mind. So, we went to church this morning for the first time in several weeks, I put some stainless moldings back on the 2nd time 50, and started getting cleaned up when I got the phone call. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw the name on the caller ID!

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03-30-14 05:45 PM - Post#2440494    
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Way to go Tim
"good things come to those who wait"

Bill

Bill Wilson 50 styleline deluxe 2 door sold,- 51 styleline Deluxe 2 door ,'56 235 with dual carter webers on an Offenhauser intake, Fenton headers, 56 chevy rear end and 700R4 transmission.


 
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03-30-14 06:38 PM - Post#2440514    
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Boy, I thought you would have to wait until June.

Great news. Now, let's see how the wallet holds up with 2 Chevys wanting attention from you.

Bob G.

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03-30-14 06:58 PM - Post#2440525    
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Great mews Tim!!!!!! I am going to have to come over and see it!!!!

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2ndtime50guy 
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03-30-14 06:59 PM - Post#2440526    
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I'm gonna have to go slow from here on out or my wife will make me "go by the way of the dinosaurs"...extinct. Right now we're going through all our towing options as there is a three day rain coming Wednesday and my free tow isn't available until then. I may fork over $75 for a wrecker to go get it tomorrow. It's only a 14 mile tow.

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03-30-14 07:04 PM - Post#2440528    
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Have you checked renting a trailer from U-Haul?


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03-30-14 07:42 PM - Post#2440545    
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Yeah, I just checked. They don't have a car trailer available in my Zip code. Two years ago I had found a towing company that could do it for $75. I'm sure I can find them or another for a good price.

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03-30-14 07:51 PM - Post#2440548    
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Congratulations!! Awesome to see that you will have it back. I'd have the tow truck pick it up tomorrow and take No chances of not getting it home.
Jim McCall


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2ndtime50guy 
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03-30-14 08:04 PM - Post#2440553    
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Thanks Jim! I thought for a brief second about taking up an offer of a free two-wheeled trailer tow, but decided against that. There might not be any lube in the axel and the rear bearings probably haven't been greased in 20 years. I don't want to burn anything up doing that!

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4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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03-30-14 08:19 PM - Post#2440559    
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33 Ford 3-window
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51 Belair
55 Belair
55 Belair
57 Buick
68 Camaro SS427
69 Camaro Z/11
71 Camaro Z/28


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03-30-14 08:59 PM - Post#2440573    
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Let's hear a big Woo Hoo!

I've been keeping my fingers crossed that you actually got it after all you have been through. I feel like I want to send the old guy a thank you card just to let him know we all appreciate saving the old iron, especially to someone with a history with the car. If you find some parts you need let me know as I might have them in the parts bin!

Bill Gommel

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03-30-14 09:14 PM - Post#2440574    
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Congratulations!!

It may have been a while, but normally good things come to those who wait. Look forward to seeing more pictures once you get her home.

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1954 Chevrolet 2dr Sedan Highboy 350 V8 set back 20% tilt front end '57 Olds rear 7" lift to front susp.
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03-31-14 05:19 AM - Post#2440606    
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go get it. go get it now! you'll never regret spending the money for a tow. Plus, you'll have all week to start on the car.

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03-31-14 05:38 AM - Post#2440617    
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Yep! I'm hitting the bank in about 25 minutes and heading out. I found a reputable tow company this morning that will charge $75 or $80.

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03-31-14 05:56 AM - Post#2440623    
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Congrats! We can all sense your excitement! And everyone likes a happy ending.

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03-31-14 06:25 AM - Post#2440628    
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Good news.
-Pat



 
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03-31-14 07:22 AM - Post#2440637    
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Great news!! Glad that there will be another "SURVIVOR" in our Chevy world.



 
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03-31-14 11:42 AM - Post#2440706    
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Fantastic! I'm looking forward to your updates as time goes on. Perhaps you could start a build thread on it, too.

I'll pop the top on a cold one to celebrate this for you!

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03-31-14 05:21 PM - Post#2440780    
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Big sigh of relief. She's home. Long day. I'm beat. Here's what I accomplished:

1. Bought the car, $1600.
2. Pics and video--I'll do a build thread!
3. Stripped interior except front seat and headliner.
4. Front seat still held down by one rusted bolt; soaking over night in penetrating oil.
5. Front seat floors and trunk pan are SHOT.
6. Driver side rocker, door bottom, rear quarter SHOT.
7. Passenger rocker shot.
8. ALL glass is BEAUTIFUL. Car only has 44,000 original miles. 2nd timer has 96,000!
9. 3 tires hold air, spare in trunk is still BRAND NEW! Making the switch tomorrow.
10. Tomorrow we pull front seat, wiring, headliner.
11. Wore gloves and respirator mask for about 6 hours! More later. Thank you guys for all the wonderful support through this trying time. Seller was actually pleasant today! Best part: he never transferred the title over to himself, so all I have to do is apply for a lost title and pay no sales tax! It's as if I paid him to store it for 16 years!



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4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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03-31-14 05:36 PM - Post#2440786    
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Actually, its more like he paid you $400 for the pleasure of storing it for you if you consider he gave you $2000 back in 1998.

Congrats on getting her back. You are one of the lucky ones.

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1954 235 with Isky Cam, Shaved Head
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03-31-14 05:43 PM - Post#2440789    
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Ah, quite true if you look at the original sale price! I wish he hadn't put it out to pasture. It's gonna be a labor of love to say the least.

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4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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03-31-14 06:50 PM - Post#2440807    
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Looks happy.

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1957 Chevy 3100 project
1973 Camaro type LT
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2005 3500 Silverado Duramax DRW
2015 Corvette Z06 DSOM w/kalahari brown
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03-31-14 08:47 PM - Post#2440846    
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Glad to see it at its rightfull home.

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03-31-14 08:56 PM - Post#2440850    
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So cool you got your first car back. Many are not so lucky.



 
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04-01-14 03:52 AM - Post#2440886    
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Glad to see the car. I have been following your post. Can not wait to see you build post.



 
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04-01-14 04:28 AM - Post#2440891    
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Cool story!

Fitz.

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04-01-14 05:45 AM - Post#2440916    
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  • bigbowtielover Said:
So cool you got your first car back. Many are not so lucky.


I made a limited attempt to find my 38 2 door but was not succesful, it left town and so I began to look for another one. Off and on I had interest in old cars, 4 wheel driving, dirt bikes, and back to the old car. Found the 52 and glad I did. no way I could go back to the time place influence of owning that 38.

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04-01-14 07:01 AM - Post#2440934    
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Great news there. Man what a load off I bet. Now comes the fun part!
-Pat



 
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04-01-14 02:26 PM - Post#2441029    
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Congrats on finding and getting your old car home again!
I hope like others, that you will post pics of the homecoming and how things progress afterwards.
Tim in NC

Tim in NC
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67 Mustang
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04-01-14 04:27 PM - Post#2441067    
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There has NEVER been a car I did't regret selling; one, I actually did own twice, a 1956 Chevrolet, Model 150, Bus coupe that turned into my first purpose built drag car with a BBC-Powerglide-Camaro 12 bolt. The guy that has it now was trying to sell it on E-Bay for 56K! But, it is far more the car now than when I had it 43 years ago. So, I think I know how you feel/felt, how you wanted your car back, and have finally succeeded in getting it back. Kudos to you for sticking with it. A lot of guys probably would have just given up on it. I'm a Chevrolet guy, to the core, in fact, I bleed Chevrolet orange. But, my first new car was a 1970 Dodge Dart, Swinger 340. Thing is, I have my eye on one for sale locally, for 3 times what I paid for new ($3410.50). I'm just not sure if I'm ready to start sleeping in the garage/shop, if you know what I mean. Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
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04-01-14 07:31 PM - Post#2441133    
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My goal this week is for the 1st timer to not look like I'm starting a junk yard. Here she is prior to sale:



And here she is today:



A good wash and wax brought back the two tone!!


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4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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2ndtime50guy 
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04-01-14 09:17 PM - Post#2441156    
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Tomorrow's goals:

1. Remove all old wiring and voltage regulator.
2. Soak engine/valves/lifters with MMO.
3. Buy a ballast resistor. (condenser if needed)
4. Install old coil, points, plugs, plug wires, and Rochester B leftover from the 2nd timer.
5. Remove muffler (in case of mouse nests!)
6. Install a temporary remote starter lead.
7. Remove valve cover and inspect.
8. Check for short on distributor side (thanks Bob Hayden!)
9. Borrow 2ndtimer's battery.
10. Disconnect fuel line to fuel pump.
11. Prime carb.
10. Give her a crank and see what happens!

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4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 04-01-14 09:18 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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04-01-14 09:46 PM - Post#2441159    
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Ballast resistor for ......... ?

Bob G.

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04-01-14 11:11 PM - Post#2441171    
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  • bobg1951chevy Said:
Ballast resistor for ......... ?



I assume for a 12v conversion?



 
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04-02-14 04:18 AM - Post#2441190    
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Looks like a different car already and ready to roll! Good job!

Tommy

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04-02-14 04:42 AM - Post#2441200    
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  • Rustedgold Said:
  • bobg1951chevy Said:
Ballast resistor for ......... ?



I assume for a 12v conversion?



Yeah, so I can use a 12 volt battery to start it. I'll do the full conversion and harness later as I'm able with the budget.


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4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 04-02-14 04:43 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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04-02-14 05:55 AM - Post#2441216    
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  • 2ndtime50guy Said:
  • Rustedgold Said:
  • bobg1951chevy Said:
Ballast resistor for ......... ?



I assume for a 12v conversion?



Yeah, so I can use a 12 volt battery to start it. I'll do the full conversion and harness later as I'm able with the budget.



You can jump start 6V with 12V Just make sure all the accessories and lights are turned off and do not step on the brake pedal or you will take out the tail light bulbs. You probably need to replace bettery cables any way so just pruchase some o2 gage cables and use the 6V to start it with.

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04-02-14 07:44 AM - Post#2441252    
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Exciting! Take video if you can.



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04-02-14 08:00 AM - Post#2441256    
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ok, understand now.

Bob G.

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04-02-14 09:56 AM - Post#2441288    
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I really like the look with the exterior sun visor (ESV). Is that an original?

Mike
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04-02-14 11:38 AM - Post#2441314    
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Thanks guys! All my plans are on hold now; it's storming out. I did manage to clean and gap the plugs and clean up the distributor and points. Everything looks fairly new. The 6 volt battery is nearly 20 years old, so I was going to avoid it all together. I plan to do LOTS of testing before I try to fire it. I may hack saw off the muffler too. I'm sure it has mouse nests in it. Over half of the seat springs had nests in them, so I'm not taking any chances. Is it possible that mice could get past the muffler and nest in or near the manifold? Is that a dumb question? I just want to be thorough before I waste my time draining batteries. I also plan to disconnect fuel line from pump on tank side and blow out the lines on the carb side, replace inline fuel filter, and put on my old rebuilt Rochester B from the 2nd timer. It's won't run great, but it should start it. I also have all my old plug wires. They aren't great, but they do carry spark. It's kind of nice not having to spend so much money this time! And not having to run to the internet every five minutes! You guys have taught me sooooo much! Thanks!

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4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 04-02-14 11:41 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
RAM_51 
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04-02-14 01:51 PM - Post#2441347    
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Wanted to say congratulations on getting "your" car home!

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04-02-14 02:15 PM - Post#2441356    
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That is so cool to have your old car back. Wishing you the best of luck with it.

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04-02-14 03:09 PM - Post#2441375    
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  • FortyNineCoupe Said:
I really like the look with the exterior sun visor (ESV). Is that an original?



Sorry, I forgot to reply to you earlier! We found the visor in the backseat of another Chevy for sale alongside the road in Michigan in about 1987. We were up there visiting family, spotted the other car and the owner sold it to us for $35. I think it's the original style, but I don't know if they came from GM or outside sources. I think my dad had to make some of the hardware at work to mount it. It fits perfectly, that's all I know.

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04-02-14 05:33 PM - Post#2441421    
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That's OK. The reason I asked is because it looks like the same one as I have which is an original accessory. Mine goes on with clips (nothing needs drilled) and it comes up a bit in the center whereas some other types do not. Here's a shot of mine.



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04-02-14 05:54 PM - Post#2441433    
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That looks a lot like mine. I like your car!

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04-02-14 05:56 PM - Post#2441434    
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Thanks Ram! (and everyone else!)

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04-02-14 10:48 PM - Post#2441527    
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Before you crank the engine, remove the valve cover and give the valve end of each rocker arm a hard whack with a rubber hammer. This should reduce the chance of bent pushrods in case you have any stuck valves.

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04-03-14 03:51 AM - Post#2441541    
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Good advice (as always). I bent a pushrod turning mine by hand because of a stuck valve. Great car, good luck.

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04-03-14 06:15 AM - Post#2441583    
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Good to see it worked out for you!

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04-03-14 06:23 AM - Post#2441587    
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That visor is the original USA Chevrolet accessory visor. A lot of dealers and customers would install the Pontiac one piece visor because it looked better. (Their opinion, of course) Up here in Canada we had the Pontiac visor as the only option available for both Chevrolets and Pontiacs. Another option you need to pick up is the traffic light view finder. Helps you see the lights that are blocked by the visor when you stop...

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04-03-14 04:31 PM - Post#2441706    
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Hi Guys! Sorry for the delay. Our internet went down last night and we just now got back on a few minutes ago. I soaked everything in MMO, tapped each one, and then turned the engine by hand keeping a checklist of the motions. All 12 moved down and up freely! Today I rebuilt the carb since it rained most of the day. This afternoon, I got it reinstalled along with a new inline fuel filter. Tomorrow I just need to remove the muffler (it has to be full of nests like the rest of the car--found another one under the battery box today!) and I also want to ditch the gas tank (it was BAD when we sold it to him and it's the same one) Don't ask me how I know it's the same tank, I just do...oh ok, I'll tell you. My dad took it to work to braze a pin hole leak back in about 1991 or 1992. Even though he has a welding degree from a technical school, he only flushed the tank with water first. The result...POOF. It expanded. He wasn't hurt, but he may have had to change his drawers. To get it back under the car, I had to jump on it a few times to flatten it back out. So there you have it...it's a family heirloom. Anyway before I do anything, I'll run voltage tests on the coil, the condenser, and the points. Then I'll check each plug wire for continuity and LASTLY, set out the fire extinguisher, grab my neighbor who helped me start 2nd timer, a video camera, and unhook the fuel line from the pump to the back and plug the hole with a rubber stopper. Oh and I need to go buy (or make) a remote start switch. I really don't like the thought of jumping a screw driver across posts as some do. Just not comfortable with that!

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04-03-14 09:16 PM - Post#2441803    
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Sure wish I could be there to see you start it! What fun!



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04-04-14 12:04 AM - Post#2441814    
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Sounds like you are making great progress. Be sure to wear your respirator when you are dealing with those mouse nests. I caught hantavirus that way 15 years ago...its no fun.

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04-04-14 12:40 PM - Post#2441921    
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It's been a great week; getting the car back on Monday after 16 years apart! Then, getting it started today, EXACTLY 16 years and ONE DAY after selling it. I did the shop manual tune up routine all the way up to the point where you have to "start the car"...and thought, well, here goes nothing! I did run two compression tests this morning, dry and wet. Bad news is:

Dry: Wet:
#1=70 #1=110
#2=80 #2=105
#3=70 #3=95
#4=110 #4=90 (How is this possible?)
#5=75 #5=110
#6=120 #6=120

All the previous owner's plugs, plug wires, coil, cap, rotor, and condenser are in great shape. They gave me better spark than the 2nd timer did for a few months. I did manage to push some mouse nest out the flywheel inspection window. I was not able to get the muffler off, but we do have some exhaust showing. I'm going to try again tomorrow to get that off. I sheared off all four clamp bolts and slugged it with a sledge until the head came off the hammer, but no dice. And no it doesn't look welded together. I need to hit it with PB Blaster and try to twist it tomorrow using a pry bar. The carb is actually doing ok as warped as it is. I did a double gasket and compensated the float settings 1/32nd" for the extra gasket. There is a mystery hole drilled in the top of the carb near the accelerator pump well. Is that stock or did a lead plug fall out? I put a piece of clear tape over it for now to keep the dust out. It looked like the Sahara Desert in the float bowl when I opened it this week. There was actually a spider nest inside it too! Weird... Also, heat riser spring is gone, so I have that flapper wedged open with a screw driver. The first start was with no choke at all--we forgot to choke it that time! The heat spacer under carb is my tried and true home made oak spacer I made last year for the pace car gig. Anyway, just wanted to get caught up with you guys. I still would like to do a build thread so I don't have to keep re-posting. Here are my youtube links:

1st Start!!

2nd Start!!

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04-04-14 12:42 PM - Post#2441923    
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My 11 year old son was the videographer! Great job kiddo!

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04-04-14 01:01 PM - Post#2441925    
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Sounds pretty darn good!!!!! Wouldn't worry to much about those compression tests at this time. After it has been ran a little check them again and they will be more like what you REALLY have. Also see if it is smoking out the tail pipe.

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04-04-14 01:04 PM - Post#2441927    
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Oh and a Sawz all will work wonders on getting that muffler off!!!


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04-04-14 01:14 PM - Post#2441928    
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Tim, great job and give your son a hug for doing a great job also. It's always a thrill to hear them run and your engine sounded good....Bill

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04-04-14 01:33 PM - Post#2441929    
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Thanks Bob and Bill! I don't have a sawzall, but I do have a 40 year old Craftsman Saber Saw my Dad gave me. Maybe if I put a nice steel cutting blade on that it will work. I do have the receipt for the muffler out of the glove box. Midas did it, so maybe it's stamped together? It's rusty enough now that I should be able to cut through it with a decent blade. The kid has been VERY patient with me this week. It helped that he had a few friends spend the night the last two days. It kept him active and allowed me to do some stuff too!

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04-04-14 01:46 PM - Post#2441934    
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Congrats and know your excited! Enjoyed the video and so glad you got your 1st timer back home. Best of luck with everything.

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04-04-14 01:58 PM - Post#2441936    
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How exciting for you! Great!

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04-04-14 02:32 PM - Post#2441945    
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  • 2ndtime50guy Said:
There is a mystery hole drilled in the top of the carb near the accelerator pump well. Is that stock or did a lead plug fall out?



From my understanding, that was a GM fix but the reason for it eludes me right now.


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04-04-14 02:55 PM - Post#2441953    
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Great news! #4 cylinder may have a sticking valve which would account for the lower pressure on the wet test. Also always a possibility that the compression tester slipped a little.

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04-04-14 05:04 PM - Post#2441976    
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Hey aren't Midas mufflers guaranteed for life? Take it to them.

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04-04-14 06:06 PM - Post#2441992    
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Outstanding job.You must have some exhaust or it wouldn't run if it was completely plugged.

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04-04-14 06:32 PM - Post#2441999    
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It warms my heart to hear this started up after so long. Thank you so much for letting us all participate in this occasion.



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04-04-14 06:49 PM - Post#2442004    
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Thank you guys for all letting me share so much! Wow, that would be funny if I could get another muffler from Midas since I still have the receipt! 2Blu, that would be great news! I hope I don't have to tear the whole engine apart too soon. Were you guys saying they usually need rebuilt around 50,000 miles? It's at 44,000 right now. If I could hold off a few years that would be great! I'd be fine with doing a head rebuild though, now that I've been through that.

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04-04-14 07:15 PM - Post#2442012    
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  • 2ndtime50guy Said:
There is a mystery hole drilled in the top of the carb near the accelerator pump well. Is that stock or did a lead plug fall out?



Here is the page of the Rochester Model B booklet that covers the hole that I think you found in your carb:



And here is the link to the entire booket:

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/booklets/50mt...

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04-04-14 07:18 PM - Post#2442014    
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Ah, thanks Sir! I thought I had seen something somewhere, but didn't even notice it until I was done reassembling it. Sure seems like that will let in a lot of road dirt!

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04-04-14 07:54 PM - Post#2442019    
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I got a Midas muffler for my daily driver, about 15 years ago. I replaced it twice, "free" (actually, about 50 bucks. I'm not sure why I had to pay that.) On the 3rd time, they refused. It turns out that "Lifetime" doesn't mean YOUR lifetime, it means the expected lifetime of the product!

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04-04-14 07:55 PM - Post#2442021    
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great!!

seem to run not too bad at all!!!

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04-04-14 09:28 PM - Post#2442032    
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Congrats to you, 1st. Timer, and the videographer! Great job all around.

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04-05-14 07:27 PM - Post#2442290    
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Thanks guys. I am going to just keep adding to this thread in the hopes that Tony can migrate it over to the Build Forum and this can be my build post.

Today was highly productive. I got up early and put in about 4 hours so I could spend the rest of the day with my son before Spring Break ends. Here's what I did:

1. Pulled fuel tank--will be thrown away.
2. Pulled all wheels and drums to remove all brakes and cylinders. All four wheels were locked up and the car was impossible to move around the driveway by hand. I fear that the cylinders may be so pitted inside that they can't be re-used. All pistons are fused and two cylinders had crystalized on the ends. We'll see how they clean up. Can they be sleeved?
3. Pulled heater core, heat ductwork, and vent duct work. All packed with mouse nests. One half of the heater core case is beyond repair. I haven't taken it apart to inspect the core yet. Fresh air duct work on driver side is in trash--beyond saving and "full of mouse disease" to boot. I'm doing a better job of throwing stuff away on this car if it's not fixable. I kept nearly everything for reference last time and my basement is a mess of broken crap that needs to be pitched or recycled.
4. Bleached steering wheel, and inner fenders due to mouse evidence.
5. Finally freed the rusty clutch head bolts to the dash access panel on the firewall, began cutting out old wiring.
6. I still dread removing the headliner. It has nests above it! I plan to do that when I have two whole days to go slow at it. I'll make a small incision, "liposuction" with a vacuum, make another incision, lyposuck, etc. There is no way I'm pulling that thing down while it's still bulging with nests. My pics from today are not really interesting or worth sharing. Thanks for reading!


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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 04-05-14 07:29 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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04-05-14 07:32 PM - Post#2442292    
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I would like to see the bulging with nests headliner!!! LOL

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04-05-14 07:50 PM - Post#2442299    
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Oh, and I made some disappointing discoveries. Both points where the cowl meets the frame are more than 50% rusted away and today I saw something I thought I'd never see on one of these cars. Behind the front driver side wheel I found a spot where rust has eaten a small whole in the chassis. I think that can be fixed by welding in a 1/4 steel patch. It's only about the size of a nickel and it's in the center of the beam, away from the edges. I am still very encouraged about the condition of this car, considering how long it sat in the weather. I would feel even better if I pulled the front seat tomorrow and didn't find a nest in EVERY spring, lol.

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04-06-14 12:39 AM - Post#2442340    
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  • 2ndtime50guy Said:
All four wheels were locked up and the car was impossible to move around the driveway by hand.


How did you manage to tow the car home if the wheels were locked up?

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04-06-14 07:02 AM - Post#2442378    
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Well, maybe locked up isn't the right word. More like brakes "dragging so hard that one medium size guy and one pretty darn husky fella--my neighbor--couldn't barely push the car in the driveway". The three times it rolled up to that point were: pulled by a tractor, wenched by a rollback truck, towed 15 feet forward in my driveway by the second timer and some tow cable. Sorry for the confusion!

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04-06-14 11:35 AM - Post#2442431    
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Got it now. Thank you for clarifying.

Are you going to stay with the stock Huck brakes or replace them with Bendix?

Ray

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04-06-14 01:53 PM - Post#2442462    
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The mouse stuff you are finding can be a real hazard to your health, ask Angie Weaver.

I hope you are wearing an appropriate mask or masks ..... for you and your son.

Be careful out there!

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04-06-14 02:47 PM - Post#2442475    
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  • raycow Said:
Got it now. Thank you for clarifying.

Are you going to stay with the stock Huck brakes or replace them with Bendix?

Ray



I'm not sure. How difficult is the switch? I think I read that the Bendix are better. Is that the case?


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04-06-14 02:56 PM - Post#2442477    
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  • bobg1951chevy Said:
The mouse stuff you are finding can be a real hazard to your health, ask Angie Weaver.

I hope you are wearing an appropriate mask or masks ..... for you and your son.

Be careful out there!



Definitely yes on that Bob! My son is actually not helping me with the car. He just video'd the engine start from a few feet away. I've been in a mask most of the time. I'm happy to announce that I got the headliner, front seat, windlaces, dash wiring, switches, wiper motor, and heater blower out today! I had the mask on for about 6 hours today. All the bad stuff is disposed of.

Best part today: I found my spare car key from college under the seat and it was on a key ring from an antique store that my "then fiancée" and I stopped at every time we went to visit her folks. And now she's been my wife for 18 years. It's the small things in life!


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2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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raycow 
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Loc: San Francisco, CA
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04-06-14 06:21 PM - Post#2442532    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

  • 2ndtime50guy Said:
How difficult is the switch? I think I read that the Bendix are better. Is that the case?


The Bendix brakes offer greatly improved stopping power. Replacement parts for them are easier to find and are a fraction of the price of the Huck parts.

Swapping is very easy. The front backing plates are a straight bolt-on. The rears need minor work on the holes where they bolt to the axle housing.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
AngieWeaver 
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04-06-14 08:43 PM - Post#2442565    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

I am so happy for you. Thats great. Yeah, mice are deadly. I'm even scared of the little suckers now. Ugh.

You have had very productive week. Great job. Let us know what happens at midas....that would be so cool. I also really enjoyed the key story.

1951 Business Coupe
1957 Chevy 3100 project
1973 Camaro type LT
2003 GMC 2500 8.1L4X4
2005 3500 Silverado Duramax DRW
2015 Corvette Z06 DSOM w/kalahari brown
Mopars and a few parts cars
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DanD1950 
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Loc: London Ont. Canada
Reg: 10-16-11
04-07-14 03:53 AM - Post#2442595    
    In response to AngieWeaver

If the Midas invoice is not in your name; then warrantee is now void.
Warranted for as long as you own the vehicle.
You may get away with pretending to be the PO; but that is a form of fraud, so be careful.

Dan.

50 Styleline Deluxe, 2 Door Sedan, Was a 216cu", Three Speed Manual. She now has a 4.8Lt V8 LR4 injected engine, 4L60E 4 speed automatic, 10 bolt diff 342 gear with an Eaton C80 Locker



 
2blu52 
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04-07-14 05:31 AM - Post#2442606    
    In response to Bob_Hayden

  • Bob_Hayden Said:
I would like to see the bulging with nests headliner!!! LOL


I don't know about where the car is located but having one in Montana loaded with mice nests is a chance for exposure to the Hanta Virus. Not good stuff.

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 
2ndtime50guy 
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04-07-14 01:41 PM - Post#2442716    
    In response to 2blu52

I just want to reassure everyone that I am wearing a heavy duty respirator mask with filters (not the cheap paper disposable thing) and am following all the proper safety precautions including, spraying the 1:10 bleach solution, wearing eye protection, gloves, and throwing away my work clothes when I'm done--they're getting pretty funky anyway! Also, I don't plan on going to Midas for any freebies. I wouldn't feel comfortable doing that. Thanks for always looking out for me guys.

Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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bobg1951chevy 
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Loc: Hendersonville, N.C.
Reg: 02-18-08
04-07-14 03:08 PM - Post#2442741    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

"I just want to reassure everyone that I am wearing a heavy duty respirator mask with filters (not the cheap paper disposable thing) and am following all the proper safety precautions including, spraying the 1:10 bleach solution, wearing eye protection, gloves, and throwing away my work clothes when I'm done--they're getting pretty funky anyway!"

Heck, I remember dressing that way when I dated a certain girl in college.

Before anyone says it .... yes, there were colleges back then.

Bob G.

1951 Styleline Deluxe 2 dr sedan. 1955 235" 3 speed std.

1969 Corvair 500 Coupe 28,000 miles.










 
2ndtime50guy 
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04-07-14 03:15 PM - Post#2442743    
    In response to bobg1951chevy

How many years are you celebrating this year?

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4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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bobg1951chevy 
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04-07-14 03:24 PM - Post#2442747    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

  • 2ndtime50guy Said:
How many years are you celebrating this year?




Years of what?


Bob G.

1951 Styleline Deluxe 2 dr sedan. 1955 235" 3 speed std.

1969 Corvair 500 Coupe 28,000 miles.










 
2ndtime50guy 
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04-07-14 04:02 PM - Post#2442759    
    In response to bobg1951chevy

Marriage, I assumed you married your college sweetheart.

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4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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bobg1951chevy 
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04-07-14 04:06 PM - Post#2442761    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

  • 2ndtime50guy Said:
Marriage, I assumed you married your college sweetheart.



No ..... the one in college was "no ones sweetheart".


Bob G.

1951 Styleline Deluxe 2 dr sedan. 1955 235" 3 speed std.

1969 Corvair 500 Coupe 28,000 miles.










 
2ndtime50guy 
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04-07-14 04:37 PM - Post#2442768    
    In response to bobg1951chevy

Ah, I guess I missed the joke you were making. Now I get it!

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4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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bobg1951chevy 
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Loc: Hendersonville, N.C.
Reg: 02-18-08
04-07-14 04:44 PM - Post#2442770    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

  • 2ndtime50guy Said:
Ah, I guess I missed the joke you were making. Now I get it!



Ah, OK. Guess the joke wasn't funny .. but I do remember that girl.


Bob G.

1951 Styleline Deluxe 2 dr sedan. 1955 235" 3 speed std.

1969 Corvair 500 Coupe 28,000 miles.










 
2ndtime50guy 
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04-07-14 05:00 PM - Post#2442774    
    In response to bobg1951chevy

I was seeing it from the other angle, that she was the gal who ended up marrying you, despite all the time you spent with cars or something to that effect. Last summer when I was flushing rust out of the water jacket and cleaning out the oil pan, I had a face only a wife could love! I'll see if I can did up that pic. It's funny!

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2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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