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  1. This would be a radiator shell from a truck, they were steel. The cars had polished aluminum which wasn't as durable.
  2. The photo was taken in Durban, South Africa. The registration number starts with ND (Natal, Durban). The fancy dressed rickshaw boys are traditional on the Durban foreshore.
  3. Just under the casting number in the first picture is the date C 30 8. The gearbox was cast on the 30th March 1928. The engine produced about 35 HP so the gearbox is designed for that. Spares are available. Casting numbers for early Chevy's are: TRANSMISSION CASE, [TABLE] <tbody>[TR] [TD]Year [/TD] [TD]Model [/TD] [TD]Casting No [/TD] [TD]Part No [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16-21 [/TD] [TD] [/TD] [TD]14181 [/TD] [TD] [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]25 [/TD] [TD] [/TD] [TD]590204 [/TD] [TD] [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]26 [/TD] [TD] [/TD] [TD]590219 [/TD] [TD] [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]28 [/TD] [TD] [/TD] [TD]590321(F 13 8) 590328 590279 (I 8) [/TD] [TD]353300 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]29,30 [/TD] [TD] [/TD] [TD]590391 [/TD] [TD] [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]31 [/TD] [TD] [/TD] [TD]590452 [/TD] [TD] [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]32 [/TD] [TD] [/TD] [TD]590532 [/TD] [TD] [/TD] [/TR] </tbody>[/TABLE]
  4. This would be a 1928 3 speed unit. It should have a casting date on it in the form of F 13 28, which would be 13th of the 6th month (A=Jan, B=Feb) 1928.
  5. The one on the right could well be Chevy. I can't see the casting number clearly, but the Chevy numbers are as follows: 1928 - 590321, 590328, 590279. 1929/30 -590391. 1931 - 590452. It should have a casting date along the line of A 12 3.
  6. They are for the 1928 National. I stand corrected, but I think they are unique to 1928.
  7. It looks like a pre 1929 Chevy. Without checking dimensions though I would not say which one. My 1928 Chev tourer is very similiar.
  8. #4 looks like the caps on my 1928 AB national
  9. John, the 27 Chev's mains are flood fed from a reservoir and the big ends have a dip tray. Oil pressure is low at the best of times - 3-5psi at idle and 15-20psi at cruising. You would get splash if the dip trays were full. The oil pump is driven off the bottom of the distributor and it feeds an oil distributor which is is external to the engine. I would take the distributor out and drive the oil pump with an electric drill. Loosen the pipe that goes to the oil filter and see if there is any flow. Send me a PM and I will send you a diagram.
  10. As a child my late Grandfather, who lived in England, bragged to me that he had only received one speeding fine in his life. You guessed it, it was for driving without a person in front with a red flag.
  11. This is a standard feature on all the 1928 Chevs, cars and trucks. I have recently rebuilt a '28 Chev, and it was quite a mission getting the whole radiator assembly together.
  12. That looks like the front radiator plate off a 1928 Chevrolet. It is sandwiched between the aluminium cowl and the radiator.http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/8281/1928chevculturalmuseum2.jpg
  13. They look very much like the ones on the 1928 Chev 4 cylinder engine. Previous years did not have covers and '29 was a 6 cylinder
  14. Taking all the emotion out...... The leading shoe is the one where the frictional force tends to push it onto the drum where the trailing shoe is lifted off the drum by the frictional force. The leading shoe does more work and has a bigger surface area. These shoes are correct for a wheel which is turning anti-clockwise as you look at the picture.