BearsFan315

1929 Chevrolet International - 4 Door Sedan Project

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oh yeah just in case... the springs on the shafts near the center support work great !!

 

if i push or pull the shaft to the left or right, they easily pull the shaft back to the center point set. they did NOT do that before. so that is another huge plus.

 

i THINK i have the cross shafts ready to go...  i THINK and HOPE

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well last night went out and adjusted all the brakes, linkages, etc... for the brakes. 

check em once check em twice, make sure i had all my pins in and secured

did a courtesy check, spun some wheels by hand stepped on brake, and they stopped.

 

main point is the pedal gracefully returns to its natural upright position ;) (yes it put the tray back in the upright position as well)

then i realized that i did NOT connect the brake return springs !!  ugh, that was a quick minute fix, and now the pedal quickly returns home. 

 

content for now, i know once i get it road bound i will need to drive, adjust, drive adjust once all the new shoes break in and settle, also at that point the will probably be more assertive in stopping and stopping NOW :) 

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tonight i will shoot for getting the exhaust back in the car. and then i should be back where i was months ago ;)  ready to build some head lamps !!

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spent a hour or so reinstalling and securing the exhaust system, down pipe, muffler, and tailpipe. ensured it was all in correctly and seated. did some black paint touch up underneath after doing the brake and exhaust install, few scratches, nicks, etc. 

 

NOW i think i am back to where i was a few months ago BEFORE taking on the brakes and such. next venture will be to build and assemble the headlamps and bar. then get ready to install them on the car.  that will get me almost there :)

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alright, time to get back to work, enjoyed the week off and on vacation with the family... but need to get the 1929 completed, or at least really close and running !!

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started to tinker with the headlamp assemblies tonight, opened up the reflectors i got back from Bill @ Uvira, shiny shiny shiny

 

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soldered a ground from socket to socket to ensure i have a good solid ground to each socket & light

 

slipped on the retaining clips over each socket to prep for install

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lined up each socket and the pins pushed them through and then spun them gently and slowly to lock the pins into the recesses inside. and then made sure the clips were locked in under the other pins on the sockets.

 

looks good and should stay in place

 

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next step i put the main socket into the bucket and bent the clip back in place to hold it. i also sanded the outside of the socket as well as the inside of the socket holder on the bucket to ensure a good solid ground.

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close up of tab sticking straight out on left

 

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tab bent over holding in socket connector

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finally slid in the reflector assembly and ensured all wires were free and clear of obstructions, and then locked in the reflector via twisting it to lock in tabs.

 

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the next step will to build the front assembly and put it on the lower bucket assembly, after i install the bulbs.

i have a stock set of 1000 bulbs which are 21cp - 21cp

ordered a 2 sets of LED replacement bulbs (each a different type/style of LED) for the 1000 bulbs, gonna see how they look and work BEFORE i install on the car. 

as for building the top, plan to proceed as follows:

lay the chrome trim ring on the bench, install the glass lens, raise glass face down (outwards) using the metal tab to align
...should the tab be bent over the lens to hold in place or does it also hold the gasket, and go into the bucket assy ?? or just stick straight up ??
install the gasket on top of the glass lens
...does gasket sit on top of the tab, or go inside the tab
place the trim ring on the gasket, flat lip down towards glass
...or does it go flat lip away from glass 

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question does this tab:

1- get bent over like it is to hold the lens in, or what does it hold in if bent over

2- should this tab be straight up and down

3- how should this tab be 

 

does this tab mate or insert to anything else (the bucket/reflector assembly)

 

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Jerry, my Olds has a similar tab that fits in a slot in the top of the bucket but I’m not sure if that’s the way yours are. 

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9 hours ago, chistech said:

Jerry, my Olds has a similar tab that fits in a slot in the top of the bucket but I’m not sure if that’s the way yours are. 

yeah seems logical that it would go in the slot/groove formed by the reflector and the bucket.

 

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i lay then lens in the trim ring, drop in the gasket, then does not seem like the Headlamp Clamp Ring fits in there, like either the gasket is too thick and not allowing it to go or the trim is not tall enough, but looks the same as factory.

 

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trim ring face down

 

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lens in face down (prism to the inside, raised ring/lip to outside, text legible from front)

 

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close up of glass in trim ring, looking through slot

 

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gasket installed

 

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close up of glass & gasket in trim ring, looking through slot

 

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does the retaining ring go lip down like this

 

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or does retaining ring go lip up like this

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seems the gap is NOT correct and the trim ring should go up against the lip on the buckets...

 

tinkered with the gasket and flipped the retaining ring... if i flip the retaining ring that seems to solve the problem. the gasket seems a little thick for the New Trim Rings and NOS Glass combo. 

 

going to pick up some gasket material today 1/16", 3/32", and 1/8" and play with making custom gaskets this weekend for the headlamps. current material is 1/8" thick

 

goal for the weekend... figure this thing out and get them ready for the bulbs when they come in, still hoping that the supplier gets them in and ships them today so that i have them next week !!  hoping

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Jerry, I’ve always found the gaskets sold for the headlight lenses are either too thick (Chevy) or not thick enough (Olds). It seems no one has those darn things right. They tell you they’re for this year and make but they never seem right. I’ve even used the round rubber for setting screens in windows and doors for the headlight buckets. You can get that in different diameter and it ends up sealing very well.

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for what it's worth, my '29 Ply gasket was paper, approximately 1/16" thick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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