Big Jake

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  1. This forum is very helpful. The Stovebolt Forums - Forums powered by UBB.threads™
  2. It was a great day, got the cab on the frame with teh help of good friends, good weather, good food,
  3. Hi Guys, Been awhile since I last posted, But we finally got the cab completed and we brought her home today. The Painter had a bit of really bad luck & good luck, back about 10 months or so he was involved in a really serious accident, broke his left wrist, 3 ribs and other bruises, BUT while he was being MRI'd they spootted serious heart blockage and pout in some stints. SO my painting had to wait until his wrist and therapy was fixed and finished. The paint on the truck will follow the factory two-tone pattern. The colors are Olympic White and Canyon Blue (mid-year) . We paint the inner fenders next, so I can mount the cab and then start on the doors next week. A little slower than exxpected, but well worth the wait.
  4. This is listed on ebay and for the life of me I cannot find out any information on it. In speaking with the seller he stated the instruction explains to tie it into the Vacume line as well as the fuel line. "According to the directions the unit will connect to the fuel line,the vaccume line. And 30w motor oil is used as well. Confused? me too. I've never seen a unit like this,and as i said before the strato-freeze unit comes with complete instructions. 1950S 1960S RARE" NOS" AUTOMOTIVE REFRIGERATION UNIT!!!: eBay Motors (item 320580452939 end time Aug-30-10 18:20:06 PDT) Anybody have info on this? Thanks Jake
  5. In the battle to restore my truckk back to true OEM condition, I'm also trying to collect as many options as possible, I have many RPO and ADO that I've collected. Recently, I been on a safety option kick and have collection to options that are shown in the factory options brouchure. It took me a while to find these. One is a reflector and flag kit produced by the Anthes Safety company. THis kit does not look like it was EVER used, how it has survived all these years is beyond me. These pictures shows the flag in use. The next safety option, I'm unsure of the history on. It is called anthes eletro-flair and from what I was told, it was designed to replace the more dangerous chemical magesium flairs carried by vehicles. But I can't seem to verify that piece of information. These work via battery and I'm in the process of restoring the case and internal working, so I can use them on Cruise nights. If you have any information on these please frop me a note. Also I'd like to invite all members to post the many different pieces of safety equipment that they have for there cars and truck, so we can all learn from the exchange of information. Jake Groby Lacombe, LA.
  6. On another forum, there is a section on verified facts surrounding our 60-66 GMC trucks. The information below on the Hood Ornaments is posted to help other members try and sort out misnomers and incorrect information. First let me say these two style ornamnets have got to be in the top 2-3% rarest one ever produced, there are incredibly hard to find in usable condition, If you have one you are holding real money in your hand. There are 2 ornaments that are similar the 55-59 Jet with a sharp and pointed nose and the 1960-61 blunted nose version. The second set of pictures show the more rare 1960-1961 GMC ornament. These were producted to go woth the new GMC V-6 model engine. The first picture is the 55-59 "Pointed Nose" Jet. Notice the verticle pod intakes. This next picture shows the 1960-61 "Snub Nost" Jet, notice the horizontal pod intakes. This was purchased off eBay for $380.00 and still needed plating. The ornament was ONLY producted for 2 yrs. to fit the 1960-61 hood. This next picture is the repaired and plated Ornament.
  7. I forgot we had a GMC truck forum and put this in another forum by mistake. Recently I got the OEM factory drivers side Spot light installed and it came out just perfect. This is a "GM S-6" light producded by Unity in 1960, all works well, but I will be replacing the on/off wiring switch, because of some fraid wiring. What makes this so great is the condition, never been restored. It has the factory GM badge on top and the correct black handle. Although you can still find the lights on ebay and at swap meets, the problem is trying to find the super rare mounting brackets. The outside is the most important becasue of the special shape, where it form fits the window lip and curves of the body. The inside bracket is rare also but most folks can make a flat bracket for the panel (no compound curves to deal with) This is the photo album on the install process, but I've pasted a few pics for all. OEM Spotlight Install pictures from trucks photos on webshots
  8. Recently I got the OEM factory drivers side Spot light installed and it came out just perfect. This is a "GM S-6" light producded by Unity in 1960, all works well, but I will be replacing the on/off wiring switch, because of some fraid wiring. What makes this so great is the condition, never been restored. It has the factory GM badge on top and the correct black handle. Although you can still find the lights on ebay and at swap meets, the problem is trying to find the super rare mounting brackets. The outside is the most important becasue of the special shape, where it form fits the window lip and curves of the body. The inside bracket is rare also but most folks can make a flat bracket for the panel (no compound curves to deal with) This is the photo album on the install process, but I've pasted a few pics for all. OEM Spotlight Install pictures from trucks photos on webshots The truck has been primed and wet sanded, just waiting on the painter get get it in the booth. It's seems I've got more time than money?
  9. Does anybody have any information on this neat little device? From what I've been told it's called a Barton rear window stop light, I don't yet know it function, any ideas. Thanks
  10. Found a neat site to see some old pictures of car haulers. I esp. like the Art Deco one, so much prettier than the one we have today, which look like tinket toys. off topic, neet pics - AllisChalmers Forum
  11. MY pick is the 60-63 GMC and Chevy I like the curved glass and I'm parchall to the big V-6 as you can see. The next one I will probaly buy is a 58-59 GMC because she just looks Tough!
  12. Rusty, If you look at the differance the engnes are not even close, Notice the location of the plugs the long shank block the CI. I think Lancia wished they could come up with an engine that could put that much torque out. Any ideas on the original question?
  13. I was able to get these through eBay, I though them pretty neat for period pieces for a display (emergency lights for a break-down). I'm going to figure out a battery system and use them on cruise nights. The have others on eBay pretty often. I wish I could find some OEM flag kits. Anybody have any history on these? Thanks Jake
  14. I have 2 extra sets of valve covers, one set I painted the GMC red like the engine, and one I'm going to have chromed, just as soon as I can get the hood Ornament back from the shop.
  15. I'm going to make a longer video some time this week, the wife had the big camera. I'll post a link.
  16. Hi All, I though I'd drop in a note to let you fine folks know what's been happening with the 1960 GMC with the 305 V-6. This weekend we got her timed in and started for the first time. She running with copen headers, no exhaust (that comes next week) . It's been a long 9 months building her from scratch and restoring the truck from the Flood. But she is completly finished (engine wise) All I have left to do is drop on the body (about another 4-6 months) pop in a gas tank and let her rip! Not a long video (only 15 seconds, all my small camera could take) I'll make a better one next week. Jake "Smiling from Ear to Ear" Groby Lacombe, LA.
  17. Thanks Everybody! I probaly would leave it empty just using it for the looks. I founs a company that re-pops them called http://www.classicaire.com/index.htm Not too expensive $370 or so for the simple ram style. I look on the web for a used one.
  18. I'm looking to buy one but don't know the correct name in order to do a ebay search. Can someone let me know what they were called? They were round and forced air through them into the cae and hund on the window. Thanks Jake
  19. Hi Folks, I'm trying to fing a GMC or GM tissue holder for my 1960 GMC truck. Does any make a re-pop holder that mounts under the glove box? Jake
  20. Ok I'll write up a story. I keep a journal as it is, so it won't be to hard to cut and paste. Jake
  21. I got hooked when I saw what some people call the "Ugly" hood for the 1960 GMC Truck. Just kinda looked weird. But oh What an Engine.
  22. Hi Marty, No because, I live north of the lake now I figured that I would join the Slidell chapter, and Coastal Cruisers. As you can see I'm still in love with the V-6. BTW I just found out about Tom yesterday, Geez thats rough. I'm realy sorry, from what Elevyln told me they have not a clue as to whats had gone wrong with Tom. Call me for chat 504-881-0265 Jake
  23. Here is the specs on the V-12, I'd love to have one of these babies!!!