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  1. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    57 Chevy BelAir Does anyone have the torque values for the rear end assembly. I found all the tech numbers for the gear mesh setup and bearing preload but nothing for third member bolts, axle bearing retainers or brake anchor pin nut. I haven't looked for the front spindle hardware values yet...
  2. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    My 57 Belair has always had silver (Inca, I guess) wheels. I am getting them powder coated next week and just wanted to make sure the spare is the same. I have read different threads in the past that the spare was silver with black on reverse side and also threads where they say the spare was...
  3. Wanted/WTB/Trade/Free Stuff. Cars & Car Parts Only
    I was in touch with a nice guy that had 3x 283 motors in a barn that he was selling a few years back and lost his contact information. I am still looking for him or someone who has a motor for sale in the ottawa, ontario area,
  4. Project Update Section, Post Project Updates Here
    Had the car for just over a year and now ready to start restoration with new Art Morison all wheel suspension and LS 3 engine among many other additions and replacements. Car was in a shed for 48 years with all but 20 without an engine. Anyone interested in a good running small block 305 V-8...
  5. Super Stock/Pro Street & Modified Disc. 55-56-57
    I have somewhat of a survivor, 57 Bel Air 4 dr hardtop, though at some point someone replaced 2x4 carburetors for a 4bbl Rochester carburetor, and no heater or AC. Other than that, it even comes with original front and rear speakers with some factory/dealership add-ons options. If I went the...
  6. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Complete noob. 57 Chevy Bel Air Sport Sedan stalls on right turns after stop. Thinking it's the carburetor. Anyone have pictures of what a 2-4 bbl Carburetor looks like? Currently have one Rochester 4JET, can't find any other ID, so far. Also, any additional information/advice would be...
  7. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    *283 Engine Bogs Down when put in gear Please help! Have an original 57 283 engine with a Rochester 2 bl carbonator. The engine idles and runs fine but bogs down and loses almost all power when put in gear. Also it is blowing blue smoke out of the tail pipe and backfires. Engine has less...
  8. Trifive Steering/Power & Manual/Rack & Pinion- 605
    I currently have stock manual steering in my 1957 Chevrolet Belair and I want to keep the original look and feel with a stock power steering setup. Is there a kit I can get or is it more economical to buy everything part by part? I can get a power steering generator (with extended rear...
  9. Transmission and DriveLine Questions
    Hi guys, A little back story: as much as I love everything stock and correct on Miss Pearl my Dusk Pearl 57 Chevy 2dr HT, I had the original cast iron Powerglide rebuilt 5 years ago, just week after restoration getting the car on the road and inspected it slipped and apparently blew up inside...
  10. Links to Other Sites
    Below are links to spotters guides PHOTOS I put together to help me identify all types of '55. '56, & '57 Chevy Models. '55 http://www.texasclassicchevyexperience.com/2016/11/1955-chevy-spotters-guide-photos.html '56...
  11. Transmission and DriveLine Questions
    Dear members, Can anyone tell me the correct gear oil that my 1957 Chevy rear axle case requires? Is 75-90W the correct weight?
  12. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I'm sure this is somewhere but I cant find it under any key words pertaining to "Rear door window installation 57 chevy 4 dr sedan. I'm installing Power Windows in a 57 4 dr sedan I'm building. I got the windows out a little over a year ago and now I can't figure out to get the new ones in. I...
  13. Hi Performance
    Hello: I'm looking for ideas for a cold air intake system and its routing for a 57 Chevy, and this is the best I've seen yet over the last 4 or 5 years from a car show in Escondido, California. Passing on the (fuzzy) photo and info as I saw it. The system used Spectre components. The air is...
  14. Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    Hey guys anyone else have a shot on having a driveside quarter molding for a 57 Chevy 150? it is 82 1/2 long. Rusty
  15. Project Update Section, Post Project Updates Here
    Going to bring this car back to life. We picked up the car a few weeks ago and just started on it this week, we currently have the car mostly tore down and ready to begin it's restoration. We are going to strip down some of the panels to make a evaluation of what direction to take the car but...
  16. New Member Introductions
    So, I joined this group because I've always wanted a 1957 Chevy Bel-air Convertible in Larkspur blue... Why? Because that was my Barbie car as a kid... among other obvious reasons... Well, I'm getting married in a year and although I don't have the means to buy this car just yet, I'd love to...
  17. Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here.
    Hi, everybody. Just a heads-up that on May 6, HarperCollins will publish AUTO BIOGRAPHY, the history of a '57 Chevy 210 Townsman that I traced back through all thirteen of its owners to the day it rolled out of the Baltimore assembly plant. It's pretty much the story of modern America told...
  18. Project Update Section, Post Project Updates Here
    just an update on the new chassis
  19. 57 Chevy El Camino

    Check out this 57 we are building a radiator for.
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