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  1. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JFranklin</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I would also drive it and refill at 1/2 empty. I would add a bit of top oil, Marval Mystry Oil, or such also. </div></div> That's pretty much what I do with my 26 Chevy. the longest I have let it set unstarted was 9 months while I searched for and replaced the rear. It ran fine once I got it back on the road. I have a 56 Buick that runs quite well, I just rarely use it. I let it set 9 months once too. It took a few minutes to pick the gas up but once there was fuel in the carb it ran great.
  2. I'm about 60 miles south east of Jackson, Ms. The next nearest city would be Brookhaven, about 35 miles. I went tp Home Depot in Brookhaven but they didn't have what I wanted in stock so I bought one on line from Home Depot.
  3. Recently my son and I started to do the body work on my 26. There is a need for some repair welding on the upper qrtr panels and inside edge of the fenders. I called a local welder who said he is not equipped to do light (wire) welding. The car has been disabled, to put it mildly, and cannot be driven anyplace. To move it would require putting it on a trailer that I do not own. The odds of getting someone here who can do it are not good but I still have to look into that. My thought now is to buy an inexpensive welder, get some scrap metal, and learn how to do it myself. Since I know nothing about welding but otherwise am good with my hands what do y'all think? Thanks in advance. Bill
  4. I tried the same thing with the Baptist preachers that used to come to my house. It didn't work. I have decided that in the future should anymore come I will immediately get naked, sit next to them and put my hand on their knee.
  5. I politely tell them I'm not interested and that I am otherwise busy and they need to move on. Failing that I am a little more direct and blunt. Failing that, I am rude and threatening. It has rarely reached that point though.
  6. How big of a generator would I need to power a few things in the house after a hurricane comes through? I don't need anything big enough to power the entire house. I'm thinking freezer, frig, tv (assuming the tv stations are working), a few lamps, what not like that.
  7. Although I have a 56 Buick I don't know anything about the gas pedal starter thing. Mine is missing and has instead a starter button on the dash. Take the generator to a shop and have it looked at and repaired. They only come with a certai n am't of smoke in them and when it's gone they won't work anymore. However, the generator has nothing to do with the car not turning over. Neither would the voltage regulator. It too may have leaked smoke though. There was a reason your generator smoked and it may be because it was being over worked. If you're getting power to the starter why would you think the switch is bad? Have you checked the selonoid? If it's bad the starter will not engage. That would be the first thing I would check, right after I found out why the generator was smoking.
  8. Trust me on this, they won't hurt my feelings. I get to do something with my car the owners of trailer queens don't. I get to drive mine when I want and where I want. I thoroughly enjoy that. Not that there's anything wrong with a trailer queen. I very much appreciate and respect the time, effort, and money bringing a car back to that condition. Someone, who shall remain nameless, once told me that no matter what I did to my car it would NEVER be good enough to even go on a VCCA sanctioned tour. (Someone else PM'd me and told me to ignore him and that my car, even as seen above, would be plenty good enough) Rest assured, I drive it several times a week, weather permitting. I hope someday soon to take it for a trip of several hundred miles one way. I just haven't figured out which way yet. I also have a dream, a fantasy if you will, to take it on a cross country trip. Billy Possum already does that with his 29 Chevy. I figure between this forum and several others, plus some old army buddies, I have friends all over the US and Canada. The trip should be anything but boring. If that ain't a tour, I don't know what is. My son has some body work and paint experience. Not much but a lot more than I do. I have been trying to pin him down to get him to do my frankenchevy for a long time. As luck, for me anyhow, would have it he is down on his luck right now and needs a car. No car, no job. And daddys utters dried up long ago. Not an hour ago we were talking on the phone and we talked about painting my car and doing the body work. He said as long as he has free time at the moment he would jump on it. I told him if he did I would sping for an inexpensive car or give him my 56 Buick which he would really like to have. It seems as if we may finally do it. He'll get a car, I'll get mine painted, and the two of us will have shared memories. If this is going to happen, I'll know within two weeks. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I personally think Frankenchevy looks great. </div></div> Thank you, very much. I like it too. If you knew the difference between a 26 and 27 Chevy roadster you would see a major difference right off. It's in the shape of the quarter panel. Something I need that will slow down body work may be another trunk lid. The one on it is home made. It looks fair but could be better. Fabricating another one has been discussed. It has been suggested to have one made out of fiberglass. I don't have the skill for that and having one made may be time consuming and expensive. Another friend suggested going to a junkyard and cutting the top out of a PU truck. The metal would be right and would readily take paint. The trick would be shaping the curve. The trunk lid does have a wood frame so that may help hold it but it would still have to be shaped. Another item would be trunk hinges. I have spent several years looking for 27-8 trunk hinges to no avail. Right now I would accept anything that even remotely looked like they came from that era. Maybe hinges from something later, such as 29 through 33. I really hope my son can help me with this. That would be a memory that we both could share and cherish for many years to come.
  9. To do that I would need bumpers. "Where's the bumpers?" "What bumpers?" "The bumpers on your car." "What bumpers on my car?" "Isn't it supposed to have bumpers?" "No." "Why not?" "Why should it?" "In case you run into someone." "The only thing I would be worried about in that case would be the $1000 + radiator with the irreplaceable radiator shell around it that you're leaning on." "By the way, what year F*** is it?" he asks while looking at the bowtie with Chevrolet written in it. "When are you going to paint it?" "When are you going to give me the money?" I am tempted to write on the spare tire.... "It's not a F***"
  10. I have often wondered about this same thing. My Frankenchevy has a 27 shell sitting on top of a 27 frame. It has 26 fenders and a 26 radiator shell, easily replaced. Had I known what I know now when I bought the car I would have replaced the fenders and shell with those of a 27. However, that would leave me with a title that says 26. Therein lies a problem. I really don't care as I don't intend to have the car judged. It's kind of the principle of the thing to me. What irritates me are those few perfectionists that will critisize my car because it doesn't meet their standards. Sometimes, due to the inconsistencies in my car, I feel left out of certain club activities. Still under construction but driven often, which is what I would prefer to having a pristene car in a garage.....
  11. <---- Not a F***. Not restored. Doesn't smoke. Starts right up. Drives well. Needs painting. Contributions gratefully accepted.
  12. Try the Filling Station They sell honey comb cores for old Chevys. Kinda pricey, about $975 before shipping. I'm willing to bet if you give them the deminsions of your core they can get one for you. I bought one for my 26 several years ago and it's very good, although I waited a long time to get it. If that's too pricey for you put in a modern core for about $2-300.
  13. Try Gary Wallace He specializes in Chevy 4's.
  14. That's exactly what I call mine, oldcar. Well, except for yesterday when I checked the level of gear oil in the transmission and discovered moisture/water in it.
  15. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: keiser31</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I believe that it would be on the passenger side of the front seat. Between the seat and door area. </div></div> That would be correct. Unfortunately, over the years many have been lost. It's my understanding that years ago some states used the engine number as the ID number on the title. This can cause problems once the engine has been swapped.
  16. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: keiser31</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: rickomo1</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: PWN</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Hells bells, anything that is not at least 50 year old is just a 'used car'. </div></div> i see we are all just used car salesmen?</div></div> Only if we decide to SELL them. </div></div> We don't sell cars. We buy them.
  17. Yes, but only for a second or two. If you're not getting fuel to the pump I'd think the line is clogged. Blow it out as Keiser31 suggested.
  18. I always thought if it wasn't older than me it wasn't old at all. 50 just won't cut it.
  19. I don't have any experience with mixing diesel fuel with gasoline as regards vapor locking. However, about 40 years ago I worked a job somewhere in the New Jersey/Delaware area. One cold morning on the way to work I could tell the gas in my car was frozen. To be more accurate, there was water in my fuel tank that was freezing. A truck driver told me to mix one gallon of diesel fuel in my gas the next time I filled the tank. He said the diesel fuel would mix with the water and get it out of the fuel system. I had not at that time heard of mixing alcohol with gas to get the same effect. So the next time I filled up I also put in a gallon of diesel fuel. The gas never again froze and neither did the car, a 1946 Plymouth, experience any running or starting problems. It did not smoke. The gas tank held 16 gallons. I can't promise anyone that they would get the same results. All I know is it worked for me and the engine ran fine w/o smoking.
  20. Some people refer to my 26 Chevy roadster as a F*** truck
  21. My 26 Chevy sat for 20 years that I know of. I cleaned out the entire fuel system, replaced the iginition parts, oiled the cylinders, changed the oil, spun it over by hand every day for a few days. Then when I felt comfortable I put juice to it and fired it up and took it for a ride of a few hundred yards. Those old cars are definitely amazing. Glad to hear of your luck.
  22. Channel locks work great on mine. I can just about remove them by hand. Try wrapping a soft rag aoundf them and using channel locks or an adjustable wrench.
  23. If the cable is only as big as your pinky I think you found the problem. Modern cables just aren't heavy enough. Like someone else said, it should be as big as your thumb. Yes, a welkding shop could make another cable for you. Occasionally my 26 will give me trouble. The starter and generator are as new. So one day I started at the battery and cleaned each connection. When I got to the foot starter I even replaced it. Turned out to be where the cable from the foot starter where it connects to the starter. Now when it does it I simply loosen that nut and twist it back and forth a few times and then retighten it. I'm good to go for another month or two. Keep in mind I drive this car often.
  24. It looks like a 27 to me also. What do you have that you'd be willing to sell?
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