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Username Post: JUNKMAN'S 1950 STYLELINE DELUXE BUILD        (Topic#341962)
Tony 
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01-17-17 06:00 AM - Post#2671761    

Post created for Junkman1967

I picked up a 50 Styleline Deluxe a few weeks ago from the wife of the fellow who had started the project as a street/rat rod. HE installed a MustangII IFS, Ford rear end out back with new springs, a 350 Small block with a T-10 4 speed. I'm slowly going over the car and figuring out where he left off, as he passed away before completing the project. So far I have bought a replacement gas tank, aluminum radiator, HEI ignition, fuel lines, and some back up gauges while I get the others working. The car is in pretty good shape with minimal rust. The front floorboards were replaced, but the rest of the car is solid. I will be getting it finished up and on the road so I can drive it and take the previous owners widow for a ride in it, as she has a sentimental attachment to it. I will try and document my progress and post pictures when I can. I love old Chevys and I'm looking forward to learning and helping out as much as I can.



Picking her up.



She sits a little low I might have to put some bigger springs in it or get rid of the drop spindles. I'd like 2 more inches of ride height.


As she sat when I first saw her

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Tony 
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01-17-17 06:05 AM - Post#2671763    
    In response to Tony

Got her home in the garage safe and sound.



Drive train: 350 with 491 Heads, GM 350HP/327 Intake and Holley 750 DP and T-10



Interior: Dirty and a little worn but usable. Nothing seat covers can't fix for now.





Original Plate






 
Junkman1967 
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01-17-17 09:46 AM - Post#2671808    
    In response to Tony

New Radiator versus old. Should cool better and save a few pounds. I had to trim the bottom of the support for it to fit properly, but other than that it was an easy swap.









 
Junkman1967 
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01-17-17 09:53 AM - Post#2671811    
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Shiny new gas tank. For the money its not worth messing with old rusted junk, plus its more capacity.



One wire alternator.



New high torque starter.



Stainless fenderwell headers





 
Bel Air kiwi 
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01-17-17 03:35 PM - Post#2671879    
    In response to Junkman1967

Hi Junkman, Re radiators, Alloy doesn't cool any better than the old copper brass radiators. Their coefficent of thermal conductivity is very similar.
Its just that alloy ones are lighter and cheaper because of the raw materials. Be very choosy about the brand as there is one Chinese made one that is a one year special. I think it appears here branded as a Fenix or something, but just rubbish.
Also I suggest you loose the flexi-lite metal fan as they are known to blow apart with age.(Metal fatigue.) There are plastic ones and OE ones that don't do that.
A shroud will buy you a lot of extra low speed cooling as it increases the fan efficiency about 10% for the most basic ones. A 63-4 impala drum one is simple and easy to mount and they are being repro-ed.
You may find something that works at a breakers yard but its also simple to make a fiberglass custom one.
What you tend to find with V8 conversions is the fan sits low on the radiator so its not in the optimum spot. The shroud wlll help with that if you find or make a tapered one.
What I like about the very basic Chevy one is it only aims to deal with the fan losses so doesn't cover the whole radiator which is a minus at speed. Also it looks easy to rework the sides to mount it where it needs to go relative to the fan.

Those headers will keep your feet nice and warm in winter, If you get issues, then you can wrap them where they pass under the floor.

If you haven't got the tank in have a think about putting a sealer product in it before its used.
Modern gass with alcohol added absorbs atmospheric moisture and is mildly corrosive so tanks corrode quicker.
I know POR15 make something but there will be other brands.


Cheers Kiwi

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48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


Edited by Bel Air kiwi on 01-17-17 03:59 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Junkman1967 
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01-18-17 07:26 AM - Post#2671988    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

I have removed the fan already and will be going with an electric one.

Thanks for the info on the gas tank. I installed it last night, but I could easily remove it to coat it. I will look into it for sure.

As far as the headers go, I will be insulating the floor and wrapping as you suggested. I'm in Arizona so I am used to melting



Edited by Junkman1967 on 01-18-17 07:28 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Junkman1967 
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01-18-17 07:47 AM - Post#2671993    
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Got the tank and new straps installed. I will be dropping it down to wire the sender as soon as I get the fuel lines plumbed in.







 
Habitual 
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01-22-17 02:07 PM - Post#2672862    
    In response to Junkman1967

Where did you get your tank from?



 
Junkman1967 
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01-23-17 08:27 AM - Post#2673031    
    In response to Habitual

I got it off Amazon. $230 shipped free. Just do a search for 1950 Chevy gas tank



 
Keith_Knox 
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01-23-17 09:48 PM - Post#2673204    
    In response to Habitual

Might try Tanks Inc

http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=produ...

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Junkman1967 
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01-24-17 07:42 PM - Post#2673356    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Mine is from Tanks Inc with the sending unit. Same tank



 
Junkman1967 
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01-30-17 08:32 AM - Post#2674316    
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Got the fuel lines plumbed from the tank to carb, and the fuel pump installed and wires run.



Received my wire harness from American Autowire and began the install. I am very happy with the quality and completeness of the kit. Although I won't be using a lot of it right now, its nice to have the capabilities to expand later.







I also messed with the ride height. The PO installed these lowering blocks. I am going to remove them and start from zero. I may add a portion of the block back in depending on how it looks. The front needs to come up about 2 inches or so as well. I may ditch the drop spindles (not sure how to tell if they actually are dropped) or add a height adjustment of some sort. I found poly spring seat spacers I may try to see if they will work or build my own. I can't see spending $200 on spring adjusters that I am going to set once and never touch.





 
Bel Air kiwi 
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02-02-17 05:25 PM - Post#2674915    
    In response to Junkman1967

Hi Junkman, Good idea to loose a lot of those spacer blocks, that's a very unstable way to set ride height and if you want to drive further than the parking lot, not very practical.

You fender-well headers will nicely solve the starter motor BBQ issue many have, and probably steering clearances as well.

Are you going to run them with caps so you can un-plug them and actually make use of them. There are switchable kits that you can operate from inside, but our Fedarales' have banned them here. It would be nice to have a nice burbbly cruiser then uncap them for a lair up occasionally.


Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 
Junkman1967 
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02-03-17 11:16 AM - Post#2674997    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

I have never been a fan of lowered cars. I am going to go with a height that looks good and is stable. I may have to scrap the drop spindles and raise the front a few inches to make it the way I like it. I will ditch the blocks and go from there.

As far as the headers and exhaust go, I am going to use a 30 inch SS chambered muffler and a turn out in front of the rear wheel. I am looking into dumps as well. I will post when I get closer to designing and installing it all. Thanks for the input.



 
Cannowg 
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11-15-17 11:00 AM - Post#2714494    
    In response to Tony

Any chance you have an interior shot for the shifter and bench seat?



 
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