Xander Wildeisen

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The wheel and the radiator look pretty good ! If the running gear is intact and restorable that doesn't sound like a bad deal. I think I would have uncovered a little more before posting the ad, but this way it's more of a treasure hunt.

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$0.00 would be a good deal IMHO. Unlikely anything there of "parts" value more than $200.00, so by the time someone unearths it and hauls it home and dismantles it, I'd be surprised if there is any potential to get your money back. If someone wants to make an old truck, there are lots of much better rolling chassis out there for circa $1000-$1500.

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Take the stock tank and leave the rest.

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Does it have a title?

No mention.

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In 1978 I bought a 1928 Chevrolet Tudor 2 door thing and tried to restore it. It had a honey comb rad. The engine  was badly designed, combustion chamber in the block. Parts  for the engine are difficult to find. Too much wood in construction of body.  (Fisher)  The truck is not much better. I would not want one for free.  

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At least it’s not advertised as a “barn find”, more of a barnyard find!

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If it posted on the Forum the question would be how much is this worth, I want to be sure I get every nickel, I am not going to give it away.

 

I just can't figure out why they waited until daylight to take the pictures.

 

As long as people are posting pictures like that I can justify the time I take to present an item I have for sale in an intelligent manner.

 

Boise, Id, huh? Mr. Potato Head's old truck?

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I agree, why the heck wouldn't he pull out all the parts and then list them. At this point you are purchasing a radiator and a wheel. How long has that radiator and motor been out in the weather filling with water and freezing? The entire back half of the frame could be rotted off. 

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The wheel wedges would be easy to rescue, might get $3.00 each.

2 hours ago, trini said:

The engine  was badly designed, combustion chamber in the block.

??? I have never seen the combustion chamber in the block except for engines without a removable head. Am I missing something on the 171 CI chev engine?

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Would that be a turret top?

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Well he did say it is a project.... the fact it still has spokes is encouraging, and a radiator cap...from the tree grown into the bumper my guess is it hasn't moved in quite a while

 

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7 hours ago, JACK M said:

Does it have a title?

No mention.

 

:)And he didn't say if it ran or not. I won't buy any car that I can't drive home.

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If I remember the Chevrolet was developed by Luis Chevrolet who was a race car driver developed  overhead engine around  19 13. The underside of the head on the 1928  is totally flat except for the valves which sits over the pistons The pistons come up about an inch below the head. That is the combustion chamber. The 27 has no tappet cover. The 28 has a half baked sort of cover and leaks oil all over. These engines were called "stove bolts" because the oil pan screws were rounded slot head . The 29 was a little better because the stove bolt 6 was introduced.  Rod brakes. The crank shaft on the 4 cylinder weighed about 15 pounds. Pathetic looking thing.

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Seems like some low compression Pontiac V8s had dished pistons, would that count ?

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Damn, now I have learned two things in the same day, almost a record for me this century.  Thanks trini and padgett.

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I think Xander should buy it and make a cool speedster with it. I'm sure he can dream up something vintage with a hint of modern touches. ;)

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The frame is good for making go carts. Forget about hot rods, It is not nice to say this but some people think because the object is old it is worth plenty. Before you decide to buy come to this forum and ask questions. There is no such a thing as a stupid question.

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Interesting way to keep an item they value at $2400.

 

I wonder where they will keep the money from the sale.

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14 hours ago, trini said:

...The 27 has no tappet cover...

 

I think some of the earlier Chevrolets had no tappet/valve cover but by 1927 they had the cover.

 

Photo is a 1927 Chevrolet engine. Note also the single exhaust port. Most 1927 Chevrolets by now have had the head or even the entire engine exchanged for a 1928 which had two exhaust ports and better power. I understand some late 1927's came from the factory with the dual port head. 

 

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23 hours ago, JACK M said:

Does it have a title?

No mention.

 

I'm guessing it's beneath the pile, … probably below Hoffa's body in the lower layers of crust.

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