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About wbonebrake

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  1. I have a 1958 Chevy Del Ray, and I pulled the old 235 L6 out of it because it was locked up, and replaced it with a rebuilt 1969 Chevy 307 out of a '69 El Camino. I am having a hard time understanding how to put the clutch linkage back together. I have to change the bell housing on the transmission. I should also note that I am using the original 3 speed manual transmission that was in the car. The question I have, is will the original clutch linkage work in this application? Any help would be appreciated!
  2. You know, I haven't checked that yet. To do this I would turn the key on and check the neg lead on the coil, correct? When it comes to electrical, I am horrible! Lol
  3. Hello! I am fairly new to the whole 6V ignition system, but assuming that it works on the same theory as a 12V ignition system. Here's the situation: I have a 1949 Chrysler Windsor with the original 251 Flathead 6. The motor was seized, so I disassembled it, rebuilt it, got it to turn over freely, etc. Well, I cannot seem to get any spark to get it to fire up. I have replaced the coil, points, condenser, etc, all to no avail. Any ideas where I may be going wrong? Thanks in advance!
  4. Cool. I appreciate the insight guys. The car had sat for about 5 or 6 years before I bought it. The reason I had to rebuild it is because after sitting for so long, the rings had gummed up and seized the engine. I'll check the points and see if the is the problem. Unfortunately, automotive electrical issues always seem to confuse me! Thanks again guys. I'll re-post tomorrow when I get a chance to check it out.
  5. :)Hello! I have posted some threads in the past about my 49 Chrysler, and I am happy to say that I have successfully been able to tear down and re-build the original 251 Flathead straight 6. Unfortunately, however, now that everything is reassembled, I am not getting any spark to the plugs. I pulled the distrubutor cap and checked the points while turning them over, and I am not seeing spark there. I installed a new ignition coil, still nothing. I also ran all new leads to the coil and distributor according to the original shop manual. Any ideas?:confused: Thanks everybody in advance!
  6. Thanks for the advice Frank! I actually just got it opened a few hours ago before I read this using the same method you talked about. It turns out that the cable didn't break, but the little keeper nut deal came off. I found that, put it back on, and it works just fine again! Thanks for the good wishes by the way! Have a good one!
  7. OK, so here is the situation. The engine on my 49 Windsor is seized up from not running for years, but was running when it was parked 5-6 years ago(from what the seller told me.) I ordered new rod beaings, piston rings, etc to refurbish the original engine. Well, now I went out to open the hood and start working on the old car, and the cable broke for the hood latch!!! Does anyone have an idea as to how I can get this thing open!? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
  8. I have a 1958 Chevy Delray that originally came with a 235 straight 6. The old motor was shot when I got the car, pretty much rusted solid. I have a 1969 Chevy 307 V8 that runs great, but now that I am trying to bolt the trans up to the engine, everything seems to line up, but I cannot get the transmission to push up to the engine far enough to bolt it together. I put a new pilot bushing in the crank since the engine was originally set up for an automatic, and did not have one installed. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
  9. Sounds good! I think I'll have to try that this weekend! I want to keep it original, but the rebuild kits I have found were around $1500. If I can get it to turn over the way it is however, I should be able to get it to run. I've also been thinking about doing a partial rebuild, with just rods, rod bearings, pistons, and rings, and a good hone job on the cylinders.
  10. Hello! I have a 1949 Chrysler Windsor with the original flathead 6 and fluid drive transmission. Unfortunately, the engine is toasted, and even with the head off, I cannot get it to turn over. I was wondering if anybody knew of a way to mount up a later model v8 to the original transmission. Even some ideas as to what to do in order to get the original engine turned over would be appreciated! Thanks a lot!
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