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Username Post: 1950 chevy skyline deluxe signal lights        (Topic#367476)
BUchevy 
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01-17-22 02:19 PM - Post#2834722    

First time posting on this site. Was wondering if anyone can tell me if my 1950 chevy has a signal flasher. Parking lights and brake lights work but not the signal lights
Thanks



 


High5 
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01-18-22 06:55 PM - Post#2834812    
    In response to BUchevy

I believe turn signals were an option in 1950. Look for a housing with lever mounted to the left side of the steering column.

1951 Chevrolet Sport Coupe 235 4 barrel 4spd
1954 Chevrolet 2dr Sedan Highboy 350 V8 set back 20% tilt front end '57 Olds rear 7" lift to front susp.
1955 Chevrolet 2dr Hardtop Highboy Olds tripower engine 4spd
1970 Corvette Stingray convertible


 
bobt 
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01-19-22 03:48 AM - Post#2834831    
    In response to BUchevy

Yes. If it has turn signals it will have a flasher. look under your drivers side dash. Also see if your brake lights work. The brake light bulbs have to work before the signals will work. bobt



Edited by bobt on 01-19-22 03:51 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
rrausch 
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01-19-22 07:54 AM - Post#2834844    
    In response to bobt

Welcome BUchevy. Post some pictures of your car, if you are able. And tell us more about how and why you got it.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
BUchevy 
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01-19-22 06:03 PM - Post#2834888    
    In response to bobt

thanks for your help. You are correct the flasher is located to the left of the steering wheel.



 
RAM_51 
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01-19-22 06:59 PM - Post#2834890    
    In response to BUchevy

The switch is to the left side of the column / steering wheel. The flasher on the other hand is usually somewhere under the dash...just follow the wires.

1951 Fleetline Preservation
'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)


 
belairbob50 
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01-19-22 07:27 PM - Post#2834891    
    In response to RAM_51

In case you need it, I have attached the wiring diagram for the turn signals that I used on my 1950.

http://i.ibb.co/wwvTr6b/055.jpg



 
bobt 
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01-20-22 03:26 AM - Post#2834901    
    In response to belairbob50

ALL bulbs front and rear have to be good for the turn signal to work. If you have a burnt out bulb, the flasher will not work. Do you have a six or twelve volt system? bobt



 
BUchevy 
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01-20-22 12:23 PM - Post#2834940    
    In response to RAM_51

Found it ... thanks Great electrical drawing for the flasher and fuse..



 
BUchevy 
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01-22-22 12:36 PM - Post#2835042    
    In response to bobt

I'm tackling the heater that doesn't work. Do you happen to know the amps for the fuse on the heater controls. The blower motor doesn't work so not sure if the fuse on the control is the issue. Any thoughts?
Thanks
Sal



 
RAM_51 
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01-22-22 05:41 PM - Post#2835059    
    In response to BUchevy

  • BUchevy Said:
Do you happen to know the amps for the fuse on the heater controls.


If you're still running a 6v system it would be a 14 AMP fuse; according to the owner's manual.


1951 Fleetline Preservation
'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)


 
BUchevy 
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01-23-22 05:20 PM - Post#2835120    
    In response to RAM_51

Yes still running 6 volt system. The only fuse I see in on the heater controls. I assume that is the one you are referring to. I checked it and it's not burnt. Do you know if there is an inline fuse on directly on the wire to the heater blower?

Thanks



 
RAM_51 
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01-23-22 08:52 PM - Post#2835132    
    In response to BUchevy

  • BUchevy Said:
The only fuse I see in on the heater controls.


That would have been the only one originally. I can't say what someone else may have done over the years though. If you have the Air Flow Heater, there should be a bakelite connector more near the motor. You can hot wire to that temporarily and see if the motor works that way. I'm assuming it has a good ground.


1951 Fleetline Preservation
'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)


 
BUchevy 
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01-24-22 05:09 PM - Post#2835177    
    In response to RAM_51

Thanks ... will give it a try.



 
BUchevy 
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02-02-22 05:55 PM - Post#2835619    
    In response to BUchevy

I have one more question unrelated to the signal lights. Does anyone happen to know where a small black spiral spring about 1/4 " wide and about 1 1/2" wide spiral goes. I found it on the ground under the front diver side door. Can't figure out where it could have fallen from.
Thanks



 
alltak 
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02-02-22 09:55 PM - Post#2835624    
    In response to BUchevy

can you post a picture?



 
BUchevy 
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02-03-22 10:10 AM - Post#2835639    
    In response to alltak

https://ibb.co/wpGDrzv



 
alltak 
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02-03-22 10:13 AM - Post#2835642    
    In response to BUchevy

Looks like the exhaust manifold heat riser spring..



 
BUchevy 
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02-03-22 11:57 AM - Post#2835646    
    In response to alltak

It sure looks like it. Thanks for all your help. Now I have to figure out how to put it back. Thanks again !



 
RAM_51 
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02-03-22 12:31 PM - Post#2835648    
    In response to BUchevy

  • BUchevy Said:
Now I have to figure out how to put it back.


Image taken directly from the Shop Manual...which incidentally is available for sale from the usual suppliers, Chevsofthe40s, National Chevy Assoc., Filling Station etc.

Attachment: Manifold_Heat_Valve__Cold_Position_.jpeg (506.02 KB) 23 View(s)




1951 Fleetline Preservation
'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)


 
BUchevy 
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02-03-22 05:39 PM - Post#2835654    
    In response to RAM_51

Ram-51 Thanks the picture is very helpful. I now can see where it goes. I appreciate all the help! Will get one and see if I can install it.

Thanks again ...



 
BUchevy 
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02-24-22 09:43 AM - Post#2836883    
    In response to BUchevy

my heater valve is leaking. Does anyone know if you tighten the screw in the back will it solve the problem. I know you can send it out to be rebuilt but fairly expensive to do so. I appreciate any help on this...
Thanks

https://ibb.co/bv38f92



 
RAM_51 
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02-24-22 10:30 AM - Post#2836889    
    In response to BUchevy

The RANCO rubber valve is the part that deteriorates and causes the valve to leak. The rubber valve is available through NAPA at about $10. I have rebuilt two of these valves for my own vehicles and is doable by the "Do It Yourselfer. It just depends on your degree of mechanical ability. I wish it were a matter of tightening a screw...unfortunately it is usually the rubber valve that has gone bad. In the meantime you can jumper the valve out of the system.

Attachment: RANCO_Heater_Valve_Instructions_Pg.1.jpeg (1.78 MB) 14 View(s)




Attachment: RANCO_Heater_Valve_Instructions_Pg.2.jpeg (1.76 MB) 9 View(s)




Attachment: RANCO_Heater_Valve.jpg (1.41 MB) 10 View(s)




1951 Fleetline Preservation
'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)


 
BUchevy 
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02-24-22 05:55 PM - Post#2836938    
    In response to RAM_51

Ram,

Thank you for your detailed input. As always you have been a huge help. I really appreciate it.

Attached is a photo of my chevy. Owned it for the past 47 years. It's been sitting in the garage for the past 21 years. Just stated to get it running again. Completely original.

Thanks again for all your help.

https://ibb.co/q0q0YFy

Thanks



 
RAM_51 
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02-24-22 07:04 PM - Post#2836943    
    In response to BUchevy

To post this photo, I right clicked on the photo itself and I get a drop down menu. I click on "copy image address". I then paste the copied address in between this: [image]address pasted here[/image]. This is the result:




Nice looking car!

1951 Fleetline Preservation
'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)


 
BUchevy 
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02-27-22 02:55 PM - Post#2837087    
    In response to RAM_51

Thanks for the info on fixing heater valve. Will give it a try and see how it goes. I'm not sure if the heater blower works. It doesn't go on using the heater switch. Anyway of checking if it actually works without using the switch ? I only see one wire that goes into the heater switch. I diconnected it and was wondering if there is a way to test the blower.
Thanks

https://ibb.co/Yf1cQrZ



 
RAM_51 
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02-27-22 03:23 PM - Post#2837089    
    In response to BUchevy

Hook it directly to a 6 volt battery. The wire coming out of the motor should be attached to the + positive terminal and a jump wire would go from the motors case or mounting plate to the - negative terminal.

1951 Fleetline Preservation
'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)


 
BUchevy 
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02-28-22 10:35 AM - Post#2837145    
    In response to RAM_51

Ram, thanks. the heater motor works. Will focus on the switch.



 
RAM_51 
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02-28-22 11:39 AM - Post#2837150    
    In response to BUchevy

  • BUchevy Said:
Will focus on the switch.


It should be a "fused" switch.


1951 Fleetline Preservation
'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)


 
BUchevy 
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03-01-22 03:26 PM - Post#2837241    
    In response to RAM_51

Ram .. I'm a little confused as to which wire go where on the control and junction box. do you happen to know ?
Thanks

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https://ibb.co/TwyBwRP





 


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