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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.
  15. Dave7

    Identify This Car

    Thanks Guys. Hupmobiles were fairly popular in South Africa in the 20's and early 30's. Your help was appreciated.
  16. These photographs were taken in South Africa in about 1933. Can anybody identify the car? Why does everyone drape over the cars in these old photographs and in so doing, obscure the car's details?
  17. If the thread was 2 1/4" diameter and 16 TPI it would fit a Chev 490. If it is 2 3/8" diameter and 16 TPI it would fit a Chev 1924-1928. Don't know if it helps
  18. I did a Google search on Rolls-Canhardly and yes, plenty of jokes on rolls down the hill and hardly makes it up the next. It appears to have been a British subsiduary of Ford, which would explain the use of Ford Model T parts on the car. Any one with another photo of one?
  19. I think the wheels are the clue. All the Model T Fords that I have seen seem to have wooden spoked wheels. I will take the suggestion of the Leyland derivative and see what pictures there are out there.
  20. I woder if someone can identify this car? The photo was taken in England in about 1926. The wheels do seem out of proportion.
  21. Dave7

    Transmission ID

    That belongs to a 27 or 28 Chev 4-cylinder.
  22. Dave7

    Complete Mystery.

    Those look like suspension coil spring compressors.
  23. It is definately a 1928 Chev. The 1927 and 1929 are different. Dave
  24. How about this use for an engine block. Must have an understanding wife.