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Re: [oletrucks] on subject and off subject--engines and coke

To: MarkNoakes@aol.com
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] on subject and off subject--engines and coke
From: Rick Warren <stovebolt@classictruckshop.com>
Date: 12 Mar 2001 18:01:02 -0800
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 
> helps!

> Rick Warren
> '55 1st 3100
> White Heath, IL.
> http://www.expage.com/oldbluu

> 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
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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