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1929 Chevrolet International - 4 Door Sedan Project

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Adjusted Idle Screw & Mixture Screw. only able to get it down to around 600-650 rpm, anything lower it starts to sputter no matter what i adjust.

 

 

 

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

after adjusting and getting it some what happy, decided to back it out of the garage for the first time in over 4 years !!

 

 

 

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Took it for a quick trip around the block, a little rusty driving it but enjoyed every second of it !!

 

 

 

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👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 Way to go Jerry, congratulations. She sounds great.

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Jerry, what an accomplishment. Wonderful,  great Chevy., I love the sound of the engine, and the ride. Good for you, Congratulations. Thanks, John

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On 9/8/2019 at 9:58 PM, Laughing Coyote said:

It feels great when you actually get to drive it again after all the work and time you put into them.  

yes was a thrill to drive it, plan to do some test and tune, and drive it more !!

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On 9/9/2019 at 11:58 AM, weathered1 said:

Jerry,

Engine sounds great, must be quite a thrill to actually drive it after all you have done. George.

thanks , a thrill indeed

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well did a little tweaking last night, working on the tuning. 

trying to find the sweet spot where everythign is content and happy

 

also adjusted the valves again

 

Got a call from Chipper, and he has fixed my Electrolock and it is on its way back home. seems the cylinder (pot metal) had seized up a tad, he got it free and cleaned it up. should be here thursday or friday, so maybe this weekend will get it installed and tested.

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took the car out for another spin today, here is the car idling now. sounds a lot quieter and smoother.

 

the drive today was about 3-5 miles around the neighborhood, got a lot of looks and waves, and thumbs up :)

 

 

 

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after running around for 15 minutes or so, when i pulled back into driveway the temp gauge was right side of alcohol boils. at the line

then when i shut it off, it puked out the overflow. shot a video of it bubbling up the gano, while driving no bubbles at all, only when i cut it off. 

 

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I am looking for a gas gauge for my 1929 Chevrolet international ac  the gas tank has 2 openings for gas to fill the tank one of the holes should hold a gas gauge can any one help me locate one. thank you 

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If you haven’t joined the VCCA, I would suggest that as there are many there on the forums that will help you out. Not sure if you’re planning on going to Hershey but there’s a good chance someone there would have one also. The guys on the VCCA helped me immensely and their knowledge is beyond most on any other forum.

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Jerry, are you saying it was overheating by just driving it around? If it did, that filter could be blocked enough already. It should run right about straight up and down on the gauge in normal driving.

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7 hours ago, robert lut said:

I am looking for a gas gauge for my 1929 Chevrolet international ac  the gas tank has 2 openings for gas to fill the tank one of the holes should hold a gas gauge can any one help me locate one. thank you 

VCCA is the CHevrolet place, guys are helpful and can point you in the right direction, also these guys sell used and some NOS parts, i have gotten a lot of parts from Gary

 

*Gary Wallace in Missouri
.....Website:Early Chevrolet Parts
.....Phone:(314) 293-1991
*Lonny Ekstrand in Texas
.....Website:Stanleys Parts
.....Phone:(817) 478-7265

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6 hours ago, chistech said:

Jerry, are you saying it was overheating by just driving it around? If it did, that filter could be blocked enough already. It should run right about straight up and down on the gauge in normal driving.

ran fine while driving it, but then sitting it does not like. no gurgling or bubbles while driving, just when i shut it off, not sure if you read the post by Chip in the VCCA. I need to drop my coolant level and break it in, has only a few hours on it an very few miles.

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Okay, makes more sense now. My new motor would do the same but isnow much better with 1200 miles on it. My Olds will also heat up when idling slow but it too is a new motor with no miles on it. They temp gauge always goes up when you shut the car down also. I have a thermostat in my car because I have a heater and my car runs a constant temp no matter how cool outside might be. No stat on the Olds but it has cabin adjustable shutters at the front of the radiator to restrict incoming air flow to help raise the temp in cold weather. Summer the shutters are left fully open.

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on Saturday our local chapter of the AACA met up at Doumar's (click on link to learn more, all the locals KNOW Doumar's) i decided i would venture out and drive the 1929 over for a sandwich and fries. several other members ventured out as well driving their antiques. would have to say was a little rough ride, but as expected for the 1929. attached some pictures of the other cars there, pictures were taken by fellow club member and camera man Bob S. The trip was only about 7 miles, mainly back roads, and included a trip through the local tunnel to cross the river. cruised mainly around 30-35.

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well too kit out for a small trip to the local drive in with local AACA club, about 6-7 miles from the house most all back roads, kept it around 25-35. car ran nice, smooth around around those speeds. temp stayed in the alc boils range, never above, even sitting at stop lights. when i got there and parked, (no hood still) i noticed a small amount steam/ smoke coming out around push rod cover and more so out of the oil fill tube. not a lot but a small trail easily seen. group ate, chatted, had ice cream then i headed back home. car was nice and cool when i left to go back. same trip home, parked in driveway and same trail of steam/smoke when i looked at engine. also noticed that the coolant level was down, i could see it in the Gano filter. when i left i had it about 1/2 above the top of the core in the radiator, once back home and cooled off about 4 inches lower. never puked or dumped when i parked at diner, or back home. so assume it is blowing it or burning it. 

 

going to:
1-drain oil and see if coolant is in oil pan
2-do a compression check on each cylinder no plugs 1-6 see if any drastic difference

 

just a note block was redone before i acquired it, i have done the rocker arm assemblies set shims on mains & Rods on bottom end, as well as all new tappets and push rods from C&P

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General Question ?!?

 

is it possible that there is still air trapped in the engine/ head after fill up and the 15 minutes of running id did originally ?? just thinking

 

still plan to check oil and compression

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I guess you could have had an air pocket.  

 

This was interesting:  https://www.fillingstation.com/articles/cooling.htm

 

I was taught to drill a hole in any sort of in-block/in-head thermostat so as to allow some circulation during warm up and to prevent air pockets. 

 

And, of course you could have a head or gasket issue. 

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well did a second road test on saturday. topped off coolant with some distilled water then drove the car around the back of the neighborhood, was a 25-30 mph drive about 3 miles or so a dozen or so stop and gos. car did well and only got up to the line after normal. 

 

took a few turn overs to get started, but fired up and ran nicely. 

 

back home in driveway, car did not loose any coolant, did NOT see any air in the gano filter while driving.

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decided to do a little longer run and drive on sunday.

 

car did not want to start, then i retarded the spark (pulling cable on dash) car fired right up, and if i pushed it back in the car would stumble and stall. going to have to check the timing and see if it moved or what.

 

drove the car about a mile around neighborhood then ventured out on the one of the side roads, speed limit 35mph. drove this down for about 3-5 miles at a steady 35 mph, car ran fine and temp stayed right above the mid mark of alcohol boils. turned around in a parking lot and started to head back. about a mile back noticed steam coming from radiator, and coolant around the top nozzle/hose and temp was had just past the mark after alcohol boils. we pulled on a side street and coolant started to gurgle and car puked some. sat there for a while let it cool down, actually had a few people in neighbor hood come out and ask about car and if we were ok and needed anything. very nice of them.

 

after car cooled fired right back up and drove back home staying around 25 mph. parked it and let it cool off.

 

could not see where the coolant was coming from up top, maybe loose clamp, or something. parked it in the garage and will have to sit for a few days as i am busy with the local meet here this week and work.

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