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Username Post: 2ndtime50guy --- 2 door 1950 Styleline Deluxe        (Topic#309930)
Fitzback 
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04-01-14 04:28 AM - Post#2440891    
    In response to rayb2

Cool story!

Fitz.

La vie est belle! 1953 Pontiac Pathfinder deLuxe 2 doors sedan + Victory Vision tour

Fitz



 
2blu52 
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04-01-14 05:45 AM - Post#2440916    
    In response to bigbowtielover

  • 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.

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

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 
pat59 
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04-01-14 07:01 AM - Post#2440934    
    In response to 2blu52

Great news there. Man what a load off I bet. Now comes the fun part!
-Pat



 
67Spirit 
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04-01-14 02:26 PM - Post#2441029    
    In response to kensluys

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
49 Styleline Deluxe, w/'54 235 I-6 3sp man
67 Mustang
84 Fiat Spider 2000
96 Chevrolet Caprice Classic (DD)
00 Chev Z-71
04 Sport Trac
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56sedandelivery 
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04-01-14 04:27 PM - Post#2441067    
    In response to 67Spirit

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.




 
2ndtime50guy 
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04-01-14 07:31 PM - Post#2441133    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

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!!


Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
Read my Profile for a Happy Ending!

>> My Build Thread <<


 
2ndtime50guy 
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04-01-14 09:17 PM - Post#2441156    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

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!

Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
Read my Profile for a Happy Ending!

>> My Build Thread <<


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

 
bobg1951chevy 
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04-01-14 09:46 PM - Post#2441159    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

Ballast resistor for ......... ?

Bob G.

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

1969 Corvair 500 Coupe 28,000 miles.










 
Rustedgold 
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04-01-14 11:11 PM - Post#2441171    
    In response to bobg1951chevy

  • bobg1951chevy Said:
Ballast resistor for ......... ?



I assume for a 12v conversion?



 
tommy49 
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04-02-14 04:18 AM - Post#2441190    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

Looks like a different car already and ready to roll! Good job!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.


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2ndtime50guy 
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04-02-14 04:42 AM - Post#2441200    
    In response to Rustedgold

  • 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.


Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
Read my Profile for a Happy Ending!

>> My Build Thread <<


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

 
2blu52 
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04-02-14 05:55 AM - Post#2441216    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

  • 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.

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

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 
dsacton 
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04-02-14 07:44 AM - Post#2441252    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

Exciting! Take video if you can.



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


 
bobg1951chevy 
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04-02-14 08:00 AM - Post#2441256    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

ok, understand now.

Bob G.

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

1969 Corvair 500 Coupe 28,000 miles.










 
FortyNineCoupe 
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04-02-14 09:56 AM - Post#2441288    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

I really like the look with the exterior sun visor (ESV). Is that an original?

Mike
'49 Styleline DeLuxe Sport Coupe


 
2ndtime50guy 
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04-02-14 11:38 AM - Post#2441314    
    In response to FortyNineCoupe

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!

Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
Read my Profile for a Happy Ending!

>> My Build Thread <<


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    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

Wanted to say congratulations on getting "your" car home!

1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
Dean50 
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04-02-14 02:15 PM - Post#2441356    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

That is so cool to have your old car back. Wishing you the best of luck with it.

Dean50



 
2ndtime50guy 
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04-02-14 03:09 PM - Post#2441375    
    In response to FortyNineCoupe

  • 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.

Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
Read my Profile for a Happy Ending!

>> My Build Thread <<


 
FortyNineCoupe 
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04-02-14 05:33 PM - Post#2441421    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

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.



Mike
'49 Styleline DeLuxe Sport Coupe


 
2ndtime50guy 
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04-02-14 05:54 PM - Post#2441433    
    In response to FortyNineCoupe

That looks a lot like mine. I like your car!

Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
Read my Profile for a Happy Ending!

>> My Build Thread <<


 
2ndtime50guy 
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04-02-14 05:56 PM - Post#2441434    
    In response to RAM_51

Thanks Ram! (and everyone else!)

Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
Read my Profile for a Happy Ending!

>> My Build Thread <<


 
raycow 
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04-02-14 10:48 PM - Post#2441527    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

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.

Ray

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


 
new2me52 
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04-03-14 03:51 AM - Post#2441541    
    In response to raycow

Good advice (as always). I bent a pushrod turning mine by hand because of a stuck valve. Great car, good luck.

Terry Martin
1952 styleline deluxe 4 door
1967 chevelle
1999 tahoe
my '52


 
brewsterg6 
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04-03-14 06:15 AM - Post#2441583    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

Good to see it worked out for you!

1951 2dr Sedan... In the family since new!
1950 Convertible


 
brewsterg6 
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04-03-14 06:23 AM - Post#2441587    
    In response to new2me52

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...

1951 2dr Sedan... In the family since new!
1950 Convertible


Edited by brewsterg6 on 04-03-14 06:25 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2ndtime50guy 
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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!

Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
Read my Profile for a Happy Ending!

>> My Build Thread <<


 
dsacton 
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04-03-14 09:16 PM - Post#2441803    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

Sure wish I could be there to see you start it! What fun!



Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
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04-04-14 12:04 AM - Post#2441814    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

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.

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
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2ndtime50guy 
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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!!

Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
Read my Profile for a Happy Ending!

>> My Build Thread <<


 
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