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Fred Ootjers

Missing part of Chevrolet Superior 1928?

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Hi!

 

We are the lucky owners of a Chevrolet Superior, bought in december 2015. The car is in a fine condition, but it had been left in a shed for about ten years by the previous owner.

The motor is not yet running; some parts are missing.

We cannot get one part quite clear. Attached you'll find a picture. A bit of a puzzle: what part is actually missing? Can someone tell us what part is supposed to be there?

 

To make the picture a bit more clear. It's a Chevrolet Superior 1928, engine number CPXL654.

 

Regards,

 

Fred Ootjers and Miriam Nooi

The Netherlands

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It looks to me like you have a Ford carb.  On the ford there would be a rod going up to the dashboard.  When you rotated the knob you changed the mixture when you pulled the knob you choked the engine.  This is just a passing observation as I am a Pontiac fan but have seen some Chevrolets and fords.

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Tinindian is correct. It has the wrong carburetor. It should have a Carter RAKX-0 that looks like this.

 

Nice truck!

 

Cheers!

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Also, I just noticed the carb flange on your intake manifold has been cut and rotated 90 degrees to accommodate that Zenith carburetor so you will need an intake manifold as well.

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Thank you both! This is great. I'll translate it for our technician, who only speaks Dutch and show him the pictures.  He'll know what to do.

Thanks again!

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Hi!

We finally found the number of the chassis of the Chevrolet Superior.

It's 12937739.

Is there any way to find out some things about the Chevrolet by this number? A register or something… We would like to know exactly when she was build, where she was assembled, that kind of things.
Any suggestions?

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Hi Fred,

Is this really a 1928 Superior?  It looks to me to be a '27 Capitol or '28 National.  Has it got two or four wheel brakes?

 

Regards

Al

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Hi Frad,

With 4 wheel brakes, it's likely to be a Series LP National but maybe a mix of various years.  I cannot see anything that is from a Superior though.

 

Regards

Al

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The Superiors were from 1923 - 1926. Then in 1927 came Capitol and in 1928, National. 4-wheel brakes would put the chassis at 1928 since that was the first year for 4-wheel brakes. The radiator shell resembles a Capitol but the trucks were typically a year behind in styling so that could be National. The headlamps appear to be from a 6-cylinder and resemble 1931.

 

Cheers

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Hi Fred,

The radiator cowling is '28 (27 Capitol style) and should be steel on your truck.  Everything I see says '28  and as mentioned earlier, I cannot see one thing in your photos that is earlier.  I think you can be certain about what it is, even if you don't find the serial number.    

 

The wheelbase should be 124" but your truck looks a little longer to me.  That may be just how it appears but if it is longer, it has most likely been extended.

 

Regards

Al

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Looking at the exhaust manifold it has a single port head The '28 National came with a twin port exhaust head and yes the head lights look to be ,29 or later

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You are correct Ron, I missed that detail but the head is quite interchangeable with a later engine.   

 

Al

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The good news: the engine of the 'ol lady is humming and running!

On October 6th she's going for the inspection institute and when she finally gets her official papers, she'll be on the road again. :-)

 

As far as we know now the model is from 1930. That explains the huge headlamps.

 

The attached picture sows the original Chevrolet Superior, once belonged by the grandfather of the previous owner -Johnny Jonker- of the Chevy truck wich is now ours.

His grandfather started a transport company in 1927 and this was his first truck.

Grandpa Jonker bought a custom four wheeler, 1.5 ton.

But he asked the local dealer to make it a six wheeler, so the truck could carry a 3 ton weight.
He than had the heaviest truck in the wide wide neighbourhood!
 
The original Superior has been demolished ages ago but the grandson bought the 'new' truck in 1986.
Take a good look and you see two ornaments at both sides of the front window.
Does anyone know the meaning of these ornaments?
 
:-)
Fred

 

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