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Username Post: 2ndtime50guy --- 2 door 1950 Styleline Deluxe        (Topic#309930)
2ndtime50guy 
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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!

Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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Bob_Hayden 
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04-04-14 01:01 PM - Post#2441925    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

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.

Bob Hayden's 54 Chevy, 350 Engine with TH400 Tranny and 94 4X4 Blazer Rear End with 3:23 gears.(FINISHED PICS) </a> My 54 Albums

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Bob_Hayden 
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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!!!


Bob Hayden's 54 Chevy, 350 Engine with TH400 Tranny and 94 4X4 Blazer Rear End with 3:23 gears.(FINISHED PICS) </a> My 54 Albums

2014 Silverado Double cab (BLUE)


 
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04-04-14 01:14 PM - Post#2441928    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

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

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.


 
2ndtime50guy 
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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!

Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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50sChevys 
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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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Dean50 
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04-04-14 01:58 PM - Post#2441936    
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How exciting for you! Great!

Dean50



 
RAM_51 
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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.

Bill Gommel

49 chevy Styleline (Sold), 51 Styleline 2 dr Special, 235 (from a 61 truck) bored .060 over, Dual Carter/Webers, Fenton Headers, T5- 5 speed with a 56 rear end.


 
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04-04-14 06:06 PM - Post#2441992    
    In response to usmile4

Outstanding job.You must have some exhaust or it wouldn't run if it was completely plugged.

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dsacton 
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04-04-14 06:32 PM - Post#2441999    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

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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2ndtime50guy 
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04-04-14 06:49 PM - Post#2442004    
    In response to dsacton

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.

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

>> My Build Thread <<


 
RAM_51 
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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...

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)


 
2ndtime50guy 
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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!

Two 1950s:
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4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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dsacton 
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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!

Scott Acton
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Fitzback 
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04-04-14 07:55 PM - Post#2442021    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

great!!

seem to run not too bad at all!!!

Fitz.

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

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rrausch 
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04-04-14 09:28 PM - Post#2442032    
    In response to Fitzback

Congrats to you, 1st. Timer, and the videographer! Great job all around.

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2ndtime50guy 
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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!


Two 1950s:
2 Door Styleline Deluxe
4 Door Styleline Deluxe
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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 04-05-14 07:29 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Bob_Hayden 
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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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2ndtime50guy 
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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.

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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04-06-14 12:39 AM - Post#2442340    
    In response to 2ndtime50guy

  • 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?

Ray

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


 
2ndtime50guy 
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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!

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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04-06-14 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

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


 
bobg1951chevy 
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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!

Bob G.

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

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2ndtime50guy 
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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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4 Door Styleline Deluxe
Read my Profile for a Happy Ending!

>> My Build Thread <<


 
2ndtime50guy 
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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!


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

>> My Build Thread <<


 
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04-06-14 06:21 PM - Post#2442532    
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  • 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.


 
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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.

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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



 
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