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  1. Transmission and DriveLine Questions
    So I finally got my 56 running well enough to try some power braking to try and smoke the tires. What I discovered was my car is Putting down TWO two marks on the street, and from all the great info on TriFive.com has lead me to believe it is a stock 1956 Chevy rear end with 3:73 gears. I'm...
  2. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I am a new member and I have a 57 two-ten with the standard A.M. radio with the knobs I can get the backlight to come on but no sound the car has sat for most of its life only having 39k miles please help
  3. Transmission and DriveLine Questions
    I recently replaced my stock Powerglide with a TH350 in my 57. It has the stock 3.36 gears and 205/75/14 Coker wide whites. Stock speedometer. Was wondering which speedometer plastic gears to use. Right now it's reading way too high, it came out of a 1980 Camaro and looks like either grey or...
  4. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Hello again. Anyone have a source for the 3711082 SPACER in the drawing below? I already searched the internet a lot but no success. Any help is much appreciated. http://www.trifive.com/garage/55%20Chevy%20Assembly%20Manual/7-3.gif
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Transmission and DriveLine Questions
    I have a factory style 283 powerpack engine with the high compression heads and four barrel carburetor. I had the engine rebuilt and roller cammed (for the fun of it) recently, and I have the cast iron powerglide behind it. I have a factory rear end too. I recently heard of a kits, specifically...
  8. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    not for any practical application i suppose, but im really curious as to what the specs were for the factory radiator that came with, say, a 57? were they 2 row or 4 row, what size were the tubes?
  9. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I was reading on the GM heritage site the other day about 57s, and in the official engineering report they posted that for the powerpack 283, it produced a gross torque of 300 ft-lbs (which means its at the crankshaft from what I understand) and 270 ft-lbs "net" at 2800 rpm (which is at the...
  10. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I got my '57 5 months ago and have been working on fixin' it and also to keep it stock. What should my door handles look like. I have had conflicting statements from people in my local club with Resto-mod 57's and what I see online...
  11. Trifive Steering/Power & Manual/Rack & Pinion- 605
    I am contemplating installing n OEM power steering kit for a 57. Everything besides the pump and bracket is original. Will this harm the value of my car? I want factory style because of the ease of installation.
  12. Headers and Exhaust System
    the 3 threads on the bottom of my original manifold are stripped and rusted. they also leak and are very loud. i bought new manifolds to replace them. the new ones do not have the alternator mount so i already changed the mount for that. my dad is really convinced new manifolds will hurt the...
  13. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Hey guys, so I've looked through pages and pages for information on towing but I wanted to see what info you might be able to help me with on my particular setup. I have a 57 Bel Air 4dr (post), other than the dual exhaust it has a recently rebuilt 283 and rebuilt cast iron powerglide that are...
  14. Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    Any experience out there with these? I'm far enough along to begin considering new tires on my '56 restoration project, and I want the stock ww look, with modern safety and convenience. They're available from both Coker and Diamond (I think), but at $250 apiece, I'm hoping someone has already...
  15. Trifive Steering/Power & Manual/Rack & Pinion- 605
    I need an education on stock steering for a 57 2-dr. currently my build has standard steering (non power). but i have a stock power assist rack(?) complete with the original pump that bolts to the alternator. I would like some sort of power steering in my final product. I am going in with...
  16. Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    Im looking for a driver,stock 55 or 57 150-210 2dr Something to beat around in till Ive got my frame off finished, Worn interior ok,faded paint ok,gasser style ok,drum brakes ok missing engine and trans ok need at least a 10-15 footer in roller form just no 82 monte carlo tilt column,high back...
  17. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I am trying to put my car back to somewhat stock and was wondering if Napa or Advance auto parts offers a replacement for the stock throttle cable... If they do, whats the part number on it. Thanks, Dustin :bowtier:
  18. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    In the spirit of asking many questions of people who have been there and done that I am looking for opinions and advice on restoring my car to as stock as possible. The car is 2 dr post, mostly all there, a good driver right now but a restoration is imminent. I have a few problems, the main...
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