BearsFan315

1929 Chevrolet International - 4 Door Sedan Project

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yeah was wondering if the mold was not hot enough or cooling to fast !? 

hopefully they get that figured out and take care of, or if it is the actual mold make a new one :)

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due to inclement weather and not being home a lot lately due to work I am shifting gears to keep things moving on my 1929 Restoration.

Looking at Data Plates/Tags:
looks like all of them were hand stamped with the numbers/ info

1-ID Data Plate: DP-29
Original one: gone when I got the car
--Where is it located in/on the car ?!?
--CAR NUMBER is the Engine Serial Number ?? 
--How is it secured to Car ??


2-Generator Tag:   RW-29
Original one: has lost color and beat up
--MODEL is 943J
--SERIAL NUMBER to Match existing


3-Starter Generator Tag:   RW-29
Original one: has lost color and beat up
--MODEL is 714L
--SERIAL NUMBER to Match existing


4-Distributor Tag:   RW-30
Original one: has lost color and beat up
--MODEL is 833G
--SERIAL NUMBER to Match existing

any and all help/pictures would be appreciated. I plan to order the Plates/ Tags from TFS this weekend.

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Starter-Generator Tag RW-29.PNG

Distributor Tag RW-30.PNG

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think i found the location of the original PLATE !!! Right Sill Assembly, at the seam of the front cross seal and the removable floor board. Found 2 nails in the Sill, then 2 holes where nails used to be ?!?
Serial Number/Data Plate Nails 01
Serial Number/Data Plate Nails Close Up

 

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passenger sill 

 

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close up of sill where existing nails can be seen in red circles

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not sure of the manufacture plant/facility car was in Central Indiana as far back as I can trace History for it. 

 

Info/Pictures I have:

Engine:Pict01
Casting Date: E__1__9
Cast No: 835501
Bowtie: 12
Serial No:653xxx

 

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Transmission:Pict01 Pict02  Pict03
Casting Date: 
Cast No: 59031  
Letter under Casting: B
Serial No:AV387xx

 

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Rear End Housing:Pict01 Pict02  
Casting Date: 
Cast No: 352287
Serial No:1476xxx

 

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Anything more please let me know, and appreciate the help with this.

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a little ecstatic at the moment, was scamming through an envelope PO gave me with some pictures and in there was:
1-Driver License of Owner from 1940
...cool paper license with name, age, race, eyes, on the front, then on the back, a reminder to use proper hand signals when driving with graphic of each :)
2-Fisher Body Tag
...goes on the passenger side front corner
3-Serial Number Plate
...rough looking but think i can make out the info !!

Serial Number Plate
Serial Number Plate - Car Number

 

Looks to be 9 AC 42xxx

 

which would put it Norwood, OH Facility ?!? and a 1929 Chevrolet ;)

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original data plate found in envelope

 

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close up showing factory model and serial number

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Location of those nails look about right to me Jerry. Check the spacing against the data plate. Great that you found the original plate also. Went back through some things on my Olds and Chevy a while back while cleaning up the garage and found some of those same exact treasures.

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Also talked with a gentleman that had an ad in the VCCA magazine, and ordered a NEW Fisher Body Tag, have to say WOW !!

 

He did a great job and from the time i sent the info and check till i received the tag back was less than 2 weeks !!

 

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Original Fisher Body Tag

 

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NEW Fisher Body Tag

 

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Contact Info w/ my new Tag

Link: DataTags Website

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I am ordering NEW hub caps and they look like this:

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should I go with the Unpolished or polished versions... the above is unpolished, if i go polished the finish will look like this, but imprint will be like above 

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For what it's worth, I like the polished.  Great work you're doing.   frank

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Forgot to post pictures of the finished bracket installed

 

Looks great, and fit was great, line is now secured and will not rattle/vibrate

 

I made a batch of them fro the strips i bought to make mine, so have a few spares If anyone is interested. Granted they would NOT be exact replicas. BUT based on pictures I personally think they will look CORRECT and Serve their purpose WELL !! May need to be adjusted and tuned when you get it to fit correctly !!

 

PM Me if interested, figure just pay for material and shipping, I Will bend and drill them, they will be bare metal and require painting and fitting. Either Aluminum or Steel.

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oil line bracket installed and secured

 

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close up of oil line bracket

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working on my bumpers i have the one that came with my car it is not straight, and then i recently picked up a nice one from Hershey

wondering what was the correct Medallion style or was than more than one used ??

 

Chrome is what was on there, other is what was on Hershey bumper
note one has pointed tips, other has more rounded tips
Small Medallion
Small Medalllion Tips
Small Medallion Rear

 

Large medallion is similar

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what is the best practice/ method to remove old tags from starter, generator, distributor 

i bought the new Tag Rivet Set 

just wondering best way to remove old tags, rivets, and install new ones

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On 10/24/2018 at 9:16 PM, BearsFan315 said:

what is the best practice/ method to remove old tags from starter, generator, distributor 

i bought the new Tag Rivet Set 

just wondering best way to remove old tags, rivets, and install new ones

I use a small set of vise grip and try to grip the head while twisting CC to remove it. If not, a junk wood chisel works by tapping it under the tag right up underneath the head of the drive rivet then pry it up.

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OK, Made me a wood template, and now to get a press and start working it into shape...

 

been around the block to many shops and places, no one wants to work on it :(

 

will be a learning curve and experience for me

 

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1 x 15 x 72 pine shelving from local Lowe's

 

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cut to match paper template for front bumper bracket

 

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well bought a new tool this past week
HF 20 Ton Shop Press


unpacked and put it all together in a day. Bought the Bolt together version :)

 

YES I put it on Casters, Rated to support more that the weight of the press !! makes it easier to maneuver it around to work with it, since i have a small garage and the car is in the garage.

 

I decided to design and 3d print me a custom handle for the Release Valve vs fighting with the jack handle.  man does it make a difference and a hole lot easier to work !!

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press boxes as unloaded

 

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general parts laid out ready for assembly

 

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solid steel cut plates NOT CAST

 

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nice heavy duty hard rubber casters

rolls nicely on my rough floor and fully supports press

 

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custom designed and 3d printed handle for my hydraulic jack, made life so MUCH easier when using the press

great alternative to using the jack handle every time. this allows faster mode controlled release of jack.

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Started learning HOW to use the press and what it does based on where you PRESS.

got one side pretty close to what i am working on against my template 

an hour or so of work and learning :)

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left side all shaped to template, notice the CL mark to mark center line of template to match to hole in bracket.

 

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right side in desperate  need of shaping

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another hour or two last night on the press
getting the front bracket closer to net shape

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bracket fits nicely in the template, equal on both sides

 

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bracket fits nicely over and evenly spaced

 

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side profile view of the reshaped bracket ready for test fitment

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also messed around with the starting crank, since it had a bend in it two directions...

a few before and a few after

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starter as provided to me with car, notice bend

 

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better view showing bend

 

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after negotiation with the shop press, nice and straight

 

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another view

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Nice job Jerry. Now that you have the press, it didn’t take you long to find another job for it. Hey, I need like 6 of those knobs, can you make any more and how much. They would be great on my rotisserie and my press also.

 

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i'll shoot you an email Ted about the knobs

i am getting ready to print a batch of them for the guys over on the Garage journal forum so i can get you in that run as well.

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