On Sun, 11 March 2001, MarkNoakes@aol.com wrote:
> Mark, you may want to try Hemmings motor news. They
> have a section devoted to old vending machines and
> other types of automobile memorbilia. Hope this
> Rick Warren
> '55 1st 3100
> White Heath, IL.
> My brother Brian brought a "shipment" of parts on Saturday, and I sent a
> bunch of stuff back with him too (a drafting table and an 89 Dodge that looks
> great but I never could sell so I just gave it to him. . .it was my wife's
> cast-off when she got her Jeep).
> Essentially, I got my old busted 283, my new 350, and my antique Coke machine
> (every restoration shop has to have one, right?).
> Brian painted my 350 with the PPG gray that is supposed to be the correct
> color for the truck engines. It actually looks much darker than what I
> would've thought, but I like it ok. It's almost a green tinted gray. When
> Brian saw it, he decided to buy a can of supposed correct from a resto
> vendor. . .it's definitely lighter and is almost a blue tinted gray. He was
> doing his engine for his 57 Cameo side by side with my Sub engine. Even
> thought he valve cover lettering was painted on the truck engines, Brian
> plans to paint his black. Since my engine is much darker, I'll paint my
> valve cover letters white/beige. I'll get started on putting everything
> together engine, bellhousing, flywheel, clutch, transmission, etc.
> I plan to keep the 283 and try to fix the beating the block took when the
> engine went years ago. . .(those of you on this list since prehistoric times
> may remember the incident). . .it is the original engine for that truck.
> Question--Where can I find parts for old (40's/50's era) Coke machines? I
> need decals, misc mechanical parts, trim pieces, and some of the refrig
> parts. I had two catalogs that had most of that stuff but loaned them to
> Brian and he can't find them (he has a coke machine in his shop as well). A
> web search on several engines didn't show up anything I was looking for. I'm
> looking for parts; not a resto service. I prefer to do it myself.
> Mark Noakes
> Knoxville, TN
> 58/56 Chevy Suburban
> 59 GMC Suburban
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