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  1. The car is for sale again as my winter project 1926 (not 1922) chevy truck needed a parts car to finish so I'm short on room again ...This year we are offereing the 30 chevy sports roadster at $25,000...very nice car
  2. tblack

    1930 Chevrolet

    It is hard to believe that prices on and interest in old cars are so soft...I was unable to mount any serious interest in my 1930 Chev roadster...best bet is just to drive it and enjoy it when you least expect it someone will seek you out to buy it
  3. Original for these early years trucks was just a commercial chassis from the factory and the body was added as needed for your application. The bodies were custom from local wood guys using available iron hardware or in some cases by coach builders . The Model T had a few after market bodies available and I imagine Chevrolet did as well. Modified mine (rustic) so I could fit in it through the drivers door past the steering wheel. OK for my purposes. My granddaughter learned to drive standard shift on this last week end and drove into town to get the Xmas tree. Maybe there is hope that the next generation will take a liking to these old relics.
  4. Yes saved the wood doors much of the body and pick up flooring is original...the new doors can come off for a more open C cab version but my wife wanted the doors to feel safer.
  5. Modified the cab a little...not sure if I could of driven it home but runs nice here around town....looking forward to next years winter project!!!
  6. I was going to fly out and drive it home. I see from your location you were only 20 miles away. If I like them I buy them not in it for the profit only the fun.
  7. truck is my new winter project...and yes it is a 1925 or 1926 but titled as a 1922.
  8. 1922 to 1924 4 cylinder buick missing the surround sheetmetal on the engine....the cowl looks to maybe be 1924...so probably 1924 drive train
  9. Plastigage and run with it....worst case you re-visit it later if you find yourself running the car hard. On my first 16 d35..I had to babbitt as the main bearing babbit was cracked
  10. Justin and I were close to a deal but shipping costs across the country are too much to have value when you are done. Note a plug for the car it was built by Harold Johansen...do a little research on his name and you find he had a long distinguished career in his type of racing. Engine is probably really well done. Thanks
  11. Should be a fun ride...great style with the 2 door model...century supposedly 100 mph car but a little scary at 90mph. Mine is now somewhere over near Russia in one of the former "stan" countries. Good luck and have fun
  12. JBuick.....I had the same model nice car I sold it few years back. On one of my spare engines the water pump shaft had been cut and a new piece added....they retained all the complicated parts of the shaft assossiated with the gear and bushing and simply replaced the straight 3/4 shaft through the pump. the new shaft and old shaft were coupled with a keyed coupler. Note on the 1921...they were cutting corners that year and it is required to oil the sleeve bearing coming out of the water pump gear every 500 miles. I went about 700 miles and the shaft tied right up. I eventually remedied the situation using a bearing sleeve from a 1923 pump. It had a slinger ring in it that promoted proper lubrication. Have fun with your car, keep it at or under 45. It will go faster but why push the old girl
  13. Justin...sent you a PM for your consideration
  14. Justin... thanks for your response seeing the other side of the engine explains that a fair bit of plumbing was done the external oil filter is a nice touch. Interesting the overhead felt was oiled...your friend Jim is he available to talk to? I'll send you a PM and perhaps he or we can talk.
  15. Let's phase the question differently....what does the updated system have that the stock 27 did not. I know on the first chevy 6 cylinders you can buy a better pump. The 6 had pressurized mains over head oiling but the rest of the system still splash .
  16. interesting car...how do you achieve an updated pressurized oiling system on a 4 cylinder chevy?
  17. Well the other cars I was looking at to replace the chevy in the keeper category fell through so at this point I'm pulling the car off the market. I will though be open to buying a project car for the coming winter Thanks
  18. Glad those plugs worked for you they worked for me as well .......I sold the car!!! so until its picked up I can only go out in the garage and look at it. I have a couple of leads on possible next projects, just to keep buy.
  19. It would be a long search to find one better than this one.
  20. I bought this car totally restored a couple of years ago. It is a beauty...far too nice for me. I have my eye on another car but this one would have to go in order to buy that. Keep the economy going. PS my pouch pictured in the car stays with me. $26500
  21. It snowed on Monday...just flurries though.
  22. Gerry missed you at breakfast last thursday I drove the 17 Buick up to Edinburg to give you a ride. Cold ride on a 40F morning!!! I sold it yesterday so there is still a market. I can attest that Gerry uses this car as a daily driver when not wintering in Carolina. Gerry's original intention was to pop a 454 in it but the 320 ran so strong there was no need to do that. "Hot Rodder" found respect for the big straight 8 Hope to see you next week at breakfast
  23. SOLD to the young man from Cazenovia NY....nice to see interest exists in the younger generation. Now I got the time and room for next winters project.
  24. sold to the young man from Cazenovia NY. Real happy the car is going to the younger generation. Nice talking on the phone to the other interested parties. Now I'll have to find a project for next winter!!