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1. [oletrucks] Camaro rearends (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2001 19:14:45 -0700
Hi...thanks for posting my old email again, Wayne! The 82-newer Camaros are wider than the older ones, so you should stick with the 70-81 models. The 75-79 Nova uses the same rear as these older Cama
/html/oletrucks/2001-04/msg00090.html (7,002 bytes)

2. [oletrucks] rearends for 454, trannys, gear ratios (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 21:30:17 -0700
An oletruck with a 454...what more could you want? The 10 bolt car rearends are probably adequate, IF you get the right one (8.5" ring gear) AND you make sure it's in good condition. The axles wear o
/html/oletrucks/2001-04/msg00130.html (9,400 bytes)

3. Re: [oletrucks] rear end questions, F*rd 9" (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 16:40:07 -0700
See below for specific answers...this info is what I've learned from working in a junkyard, building hot rods, repairing cars, reading, etc over the past 20 years or so. The mid 70s Ford trucks gene
/html/oletrucks/2001-04/msg00161.html (11,409 bytes)

4. [oletrucks] 216 or 235 (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 18:04:15 -0700
Justin-- Others will probably have more detailed info, but there were some funny things going on in the early 50s. The early 50s Powerglide equipped cars had the 235 engine, although it was built li
/html/oletrucks/2001-04/msg00163.html (8,720 bytes)

5. Re: [oletrucks] axle parts, modern numbers (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2001 07:27:08 -0700
Good info...but I though everyone had this catalog in their shop, like I do... maybe I ought to scan the important pages and put them on the web? I suppose it's copyrighted though. Jim F 59s in AZ o
/html/oletrucks/2001-04/msg00180.html (7,355 bytes)

6. [oletrucks] Mast Jacket bearing and horn wire (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2001 17:18:21 -0700
Jim H-- The horn wire would be soldered to the brass part of the bearing assembly. The outside of the bearing assembly is insulated, so it will not contact the mast jacket (English translation: outer
/html/oletrucks/2001-04/msg00193.html (8,723 bytes)

7. [oletrucks] ralley racing (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 07:19:56 -0700
Was that racing truck a turquoise color? lowered down real far, with a rollbar poking thru the back of the cab? Jim F 59s in AZ oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 195
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00012.html (6,837 bytes)

8. [oletrucks] Solid axle disk brakes 1 ton (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 07:25:02 -0700
I'd suggest you measure the width of an old truck first, and see what width would be feeling is that the newer trucks are going to be quite a bit wider, especially the P series with the
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00013.html (7,182 bytes)

9. [oletrucks] 235 engine core (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 12:08:17 -0700
Hi...I'm about 500 miles from the west coast. I gave a friend the 235 that was in one of my 59s back several years ago, I think it's still sitting in his yard... Jim F 59s in Sierra Vista, AZ oletruc
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00024.html (6,542 bytes)

10. Re: [oletrucks] Need help on 58 Suburban I.D. tag (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 20:29:51 -0700
I have a 59 cab that someone gave me...under the other 8 layers of paint, it's painted Olive Drab (US Army color), and it has C 59 5 stamped on the vin tag, in addition to the normal number. Maybe i
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00057.html (7,711 bytes)

11. [oletrucks] Seats/gas tank (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 20:44:28 -0700
On the subject of seats, think carefully about what seats you buy. For awhile, I had a 72 Caddy fleetwood leather power bench seat in my 59, and it was not very comfortable, because the seat back was
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00058.html (6,792 bytes)

12. Re: [oletrucks] Am I going mad? (Also IFS for Bill) (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 18:36:41 -0700
Stu-- You might want to put the Jag suspension in so the wheels "look right" in the fenders. I tested the wheel position on my 57 Suburban subframe project, by putting the front of the body on the f
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00069.html (8,105 bytes)

13. [oletrucks] TF rewiring--suggestions (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 14:16:02 -0700
I used a Painless kit in my 55 Chevy Belair. I have installed a Chevy Duty stock type kit in someone else's 58 pickup. The Painless non-GM column kit does require you to add the appropriate connecto
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00082.html (9,614 bytes)

14. Re: [oletrucks] 1957 rear end (I think I'm supposed to say (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 09:01:25 -0700
Hi...I think the swap you are thinking of uses the 55 FIRST series rearend, into an older AD truck (47-54). This would give it an open driveline, and be a bolt in swap. Converting your 40 to open dr
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00126.html (8,459 bytes)

15. [oletrucks] late 6 lug wheels on oletrucks (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 21:33:43 -0700
I haven't tried it...but I know someone in town who's putting late model (1999) aluminum wheels on an early 70s Chevy 4x4. The bolt pattern seems to be the same, but the studs/nuts are different (the
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00159.html (7,204 bytes)

16. [oletrucks] Replying to posts if you get the Digest (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 19:19:19 -0700
Hi...if you get the oletrucks list in Digest form, you need to be careful when you post! If you "reply" to the digest message, it will include the WHOLE digest! which makes the next digest twice as l
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00175.html (6,884 bytes)

17. [oletrucks] Maintenance schedule (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 19:30:41 -0700
Hi...keeping up with maintenance is a good idea! We should all try to stick to a schedule like that. With modern ethylene glycol antifreeze, you don't need to change it or flush it but once every two
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00176.html (7,962 bytes)

18. [oletrucks] Late model 6 lug wheels (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 23:35:26 -0700
The 99-01 trucks are completely different than the 88-98 trucks. I think the bolt pattern on the new one is similar to the older ones, but the offset may be different, and the lug nut size is differ
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00180.html (7,156 bytes)

19. [oletrucks] Late 6 lug wheel info (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 15:43:44 -0700
I had a wheel off of my wife's 99 Silverado truck (2 wheel drive half ton), because it had a flat yesterday! The bolt pattern is the same as the ole trucks use. The offset is about 1.25" negative (w
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00194.html (6,925 bytes)

20. [oletrucks] Rotating radials (score: 1)
Author: J Forbes <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 19:53:08 -0700
In the 70s, American tire makers did not know how to make radials that would stay together, so you had to keep them going one direction only. Since then, they've figured it out (except the folks in
/html/oletrucks/2001-03/msg00208.html (6,574 bytes)

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