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Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 05-21-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By stoveboltgeek
Hmm...so, this is a 327, 360 HP fuelie engine. ...

Hmm...so, this is a 327, 360 HP fuelie engine.

Looking to boost the performance of your '57, John? This should do the job... :)
Forum: Jokes and anything funny, photo's etc. 05-16-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By stoveboltgeek
Attaching the wire to the spark plug would have...

Attaching the wire to the spark plug would have the same net effect.

The spark plug wires of the era typically used a bare-metal connector that went under the spark plug's threaded terminal nut,...
Forum: Jokes and anything funny, photo's etc. 05-15-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By stoveboltgeek
vintage garage prank

Motor Magazine cover, April 1935.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 05-02-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By stoveboltgeek
There are two wires - one for the dial light, and...

There are two wires - one for the dial light, and one to power the radio. Be sure you have power at both of them.

It's also possible the on/off switch in the volume control has failed. It's next...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 05-01-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By stoveboltgeek
My wife and I have seen a number of plays....

My wife and I have seen a number of plays. Usually, they're the Broadway plays that they take on the road, so we can see them locally.

We've only been to a show on Broadway once. We saw a remake...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-29-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By stoveboltgeek
No. There are two distinct '57 pushbutton...

No.

There are two distinct '57 pushbutton radios. One has a separate power supply under the dash like the '55-56 and the '57 Wonderbar. The other one does not - it's self contained.

None of the...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-25-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By stoveboltgeek
Do you mean a rope seal or a one piece seal? ...

Do you mean a rope seal or a one piece seal?

I need to get busy and rebuild a '55 235, but I'm not going to have the block cut to take the one piece seal. I'd rather deal with a bit of an oil leak...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-23-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,598
Posted By stoveboltgeek
The listing suggests the only build ever done on...

The listing suggests the only build ever done on this car was done by Holden.

John and I are both "a bit skeptical" about the claims made in the listing. That being said - I liked what I saw...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-19-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,598
Posted By stoveboltgeek
The latest story I heard was it was stored in a...

The latest story I heard was it was stored in a barn in eastern North Carolina. The owner didn't want to be identified for obvious reasons, at least until he could get the car properly restored.
...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-18-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,598
Posted By stoveboltgeek
No - it's the standard brown interior #511. See...

No - it's the standard brown interior #511. See my photo of the cowl tag at https://www.trifive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91538&page=3
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-18-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,598
Posted By stoveboltgeek
I've heard that some of these cars were repainted...

I've heard that some of these cars were repainted in a different color by the dealer if they were having trouble selling the one they had in inventory.

After all - the dealers were in business to...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-18-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,598
Posted By stoveboltgeek
As I said in my earlier post (and threads), I...

As I said in my earlier post (and threads), I have seen one in person. Not only that, I crawled all over it with a fine-toothed comb, as I was actually tempted to buy it.

The good news about the...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-17-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,598
Posted By stoveboltgeek
https://www.trifive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91...

https://www.trifive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91538

https://www.trifive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92157

As I noted in these earlier threads, 689 isn't documented in any of the standard...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-15-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By stoveboltgeek
This may sound like two silly questions, but...

This may sound like two silly questions, but they're not.

When you say the temperature gauge says it's overheating, are you talking about the factory-installed temperature gauge, or an...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 04-12-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By stoveboltgeek
winter turns to spring

Years ago, a coworker told me about a plumber friend of his who was from a northern state (one bordering Canada). He finally reached the point where he'd had enough of the winters there. He decided...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 04-11-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By stoveboltgeek
Good to hear, Les. I believe you'll finish...

Good to hear, Les.

I believe you'll finish all your project cars too - if you work diligently each day on them and live to 120. :sign0020:

As far as how to approach things, take a lesson from...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 04-10-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By stoveboltgeek
Thanks, Angelo. This is quite helpful in...

Thanks, Angelo. This is quite helpful in understanding the context.

Here in the US, our insurance covers damage to the other person's car (or property) and the medical costs. Optionally, you can...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 04-09-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By stoveboltgeek
Angelo, would break down that $816 into its...

Angelo, would break down that $816 into its various pieces - actual registration cost, vehicle inspection, annual property tax, etc.? I'm sure this thread will get political, so before it does (and...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-03-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By stoveboltgeek
Oh well - another bright idea of mine down the...

Oh well - another bright idea of mine down the drain. At least I didn't spend any money before finding out the '56 bearing caps won't work in a '55 block.

I see Rockauto has both Sealed Power and...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-03-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By stoveboltgeek
Now that you mention it, the '55 solid lifters do...

Now that you mention it, the '55 solid lifters do look like those antique metal milk cans dairy farmers used to carry milk to market. I guess they work okay (at least in ordinary street applications)...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-03-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By stoveboltgeek
Dragsix, please chime in if I'm incorrect on any...

Dragsix, please chime in if I'm incorrect on any of these items.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/chevrolet,1955,bel+air,3.8l+235cid+l6,1326394,engine,camshaft,5260

I've got a stock grind...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 03-29-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By stoveboltgeek
Life's been really busy lately - not much time...

Life's been really busy lately - not much time for tri-five...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 03-29-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By stoveboltgeek
A 210 is the mid-range model of tri-five Chevys....

A 210 is the mid-range model of tri-five Chevys. The designation was used in earlier years as well. Their VIN starts with B or VB (while a Bel Air is C or VC).

A B210 is a tiny cheapo economy car...
Forum: TriFive related Ebay auctions and Craigs List, Links to other sale sites 03-28-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By stoveboltgeek
I think you should buy it. Then you could host...

I think you should buy it. Then you could host the "Tri Five Down Under" car club meetings. :)
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 03-28-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By stoveboltgeek
It's good to hear your wife and grandson had a...

It's good to hear your wife and grandson had a good time at the show. When your wife has a positive image in her head, it makes things a lot better.

More than once, I've heard someone at a car...
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