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  1. Open the torque tube, mark the bushings with a punch or a file so you can match them back on reassemble, split the yoke, lower torque tube, pull engine and transmission.
  2. The Filling Station should be able to help with a new core. Although they deal primarily with Chevrolets I have been told they can help others with cores. I bought mine from them about 4 years ago. Be prepared to shake the cobwebs from your wallet.
  3. I have a 56 Super, 2 door sedan, that needs the original seats, front and rear. They don't have to be perfect or even close. I live in south Mississippi. If any one knows of any please send me a PM with contact info or I can send mine. Thanks. Bill
  4. On my 26 Chevy I loosened the bolt on the axle a few turns, put a coter key back in it and drove it around the block a few times. The drums came right off by hand. They had easily not been removed in 20 years and possibly 30 at the time.
  5. I'd be interest too in a rear wheel and rim to fit a 26 Chevy car. 21 x 2 1/4.
  6. It's called being neighborly. Sometimes we call it being friendly.
  7. For your added enjoyment we will now discuss the definition of "restored" as applied to antiq.... uumm clas.... umm old cars.
  8. The good thing about both goats and sheep is that in the later part of the year when their services are no longer required for yard work you can invite them in for dinner.
  9. The one on the left appears to be from a late 30's or early 40's Chevy
  10. It does not look like the one on my 26 Chevy roadster. However, mine may be from a 27.
  11. I was going to get a few goats to keep my yard trimmed but I'm told they're a PITA to keep. They have to be fenced in and even then you hope and pray they don't escape. I was also told if there's something to climb on they'll climb it, including the stairs into your house. If one were to come in my house I could handle that with a baseball bat but if one were to climb my 26 Chevy I'd have a, as the British say, a bloody mess to clean up. Sheep might not be a bad idea to use as a yard service.
  12. The grass is kept neat by a herd of goats. They just sit and watch you as you walk by.
  13. Mercman, are you aware that I sent you a PM?
  14. Gary Wallace has some. Early Chevrolet Parts
  15. I didn't ask. While he did say he would sell parts off the other cars I presumed he wanted to sell the Buick as is. I can ask, no harm there.
  16. I think the prices are about right too. No doubt the man will barter some. There are a few cars in there I would like to see restored. If that Pontiac hadn't been in such rough condition (the floor is completely gone) I would have been tempted to get it myself. as it is, I have enough to do with my 26.
  17. I’d been hearing rumors about a junkyard that is about 15 miles from my house. Those rumors being that there were more than a few antique cars there. I finally decided to check it out and sure enough there are cars from about 1940 through the mid 60’s. Only one runs, a Buick, ca. 1950. I asked the owner for a ball park price on his cars and except for the Buick he said it would be between $6-800. He is also willing to sell parts off of these cars. I took about 60 pictures. It was a very bright, sunny day and I had a difficult time seeing the cars through the viewers. My apologies for not being able to take better pictures. Being on dial up I cannot possibly post these pics so I’ll enclose links instead. If anyone is interested in any of these cars contact me via PM and I’ll give you the owners phone number as well as my own. Be advised that due to a death in the family I will be out of town for a few days and may be slow to respond. I will get back to you upon my return. Bill PS For whatever reasons these links have to be copied and pasted into your address bar. I've never had that problem before and don't understand why I would now. Again, my apologies. The first 4 pictures are of the running Buick. He told me you have to pour gas in the carb. If memory serves me correctly he said he would let it go for about $1,000 but please don’t quote me on that. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00003.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00005.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00006.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00006.jpg The rest are random pics. Some are of early 60’s Studebakers. There are also Chevys from the early 50’s and some Fords from the early to mid 50’s. Y’all will just have to look to see what all is there. I know there is a ranchero and a 55 Pontiac (very rough) that came from the factory with a standard transmission. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00011.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00012.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00013.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00014.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00015.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00016.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00017.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00018.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00019.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00020.jpg Ranchero http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00021.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00022.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00023.jpg 57 Chevy, sold http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00024.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00025.jpg This Edsel, I’m told, had been completely restored when a tree fell on it. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00026.jpg Studebakers, ca. 1950 http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00027.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00028.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00029.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00030.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00031.jpg Chevy’s, ca. 1950 http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00032.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00033.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00034.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00035.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00036.jpg Studebaker, ca. 1940-41. I really would like to see this one saved. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00037.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00038.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00039.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00040.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00058.jpg Ranchero http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00041.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00042.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00043.jpg Misc. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00044.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00045.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00046.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00047.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00048.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00049.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00050.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00051.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00052.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00053.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00054.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00055.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00056.jpg http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/rbl2/junkyard%20cars/DSC00057.jpg
  18. Recently I went to a junkyard about 15 miles from me. It has a bunch of cars from the early 50's through the mid 60's and one 1940-41 Studebaker. Naturally I took a bunch of pictures. The cars are priced reasonably too. I uploaded the pictures to my photobucket album and put them in a sub album. I can post individual links to the pictures or I can, hopefully, post a single link to that sub album. What I don't want to do is allow anyone access to the other albums. Does anyone know how to do this? I tried going to the sub album in question and clicked on options and put in a guest password but that also allowed access to the other albums. Your help would be greatly appreciated. TIA Bill
  19. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Chris Coon</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The electric fuel pump in line on a seperate toggle switch works very well, just don't leave it on to long or it will overflow the vaccum tank. The pump causes no restriction in the line when turned off. </div></div> That's exactly what I've been told
  20. The Filling Station has honeycomb cores. They sell for Chevys but if you give them the deminsions of yours they can get one for you. I bought one from them about 4 years ago and it looks good and fits good. I have not had a problem with it. If there is a problem it's me having a heart attack everytime someone touches it. They ain't cheap. Give them a call and see what all they say.
  21. Some years back some antique Chevy owners took their pre 30's up Pikes Peak. These were 4 cylinder cars equipped with vacuum tanks. The story they tell is that the only problem they ran into was not having sufficient vacuum to keep the tank filled so once every few miles they would have to let off the gas pedal, allowing an increase in vacuum, for just a second or two, and they would continue on their way. Just like vacuum wipers with the throttle wide open or going up hill a vacuum tank will quit drawing fuel while under load. I know of one man who has an electric fuel pump in addition to his vacuum tank. On those rare occassions his vacuum tank runs out of fuel going up hill he has a toggle switch to turn on the electric fuel pump for a few seconds filling the vacuum tank. I have yet to have problems with mine but then I have never been on any "real" hills with it. Give me time.
  22. I have Hagerty. I am very pleased with what it costs. I have yet to have to file a claim, fortunately, but did call them for wrecker service one time when I couldn't get a wrecker. They had one within 30 minutes of my call.
  23. Parts for your car are readily available from NAPA. Your clutch may have oil on it. I used to "burn" them by holding the brake, raising the rpm some, and letting out on the clutch just until it grabs. I would hold it like that for a few seconds. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. 1940 Chevys are very easy to work on. This forum is an excellent place to get advice as would be the VCCA forum here
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