1929 Chevrolet International - 4 Door Sedan Project by BearsFan315

By diyauto
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6-28-2013

1929 Chevrolet International - 4 Door Sedan Project 


Compliments of BearsFan315 @ aaca.org


6-28-2013

Well I am on my Official Second Antique Project, this being a 1929 Chevrolet International, 4 Door Sedan. Picked it up from a gentleman Out in Indiana. Partially restored, mainly the interior, roof, and a few cosmetics left to be done...

Beautiful car, mainly origianl parts n pieces, Engine has been recently rebuilt/ overhauled (will tear into it and check out everything) Paint looks great, frame great shape, as well as most of the reast of the car.

It has not earned a name yet, hopefully in tiame it will get a name Have the kids working on that as well, a good name for the car.

Here are some photos from the seller: 1929: Resto DVD

Very Nice Looking car, just needs some TLC and finishing up.

Hope to get it all finished up and driving then it can be the sunday driver for a trip to a local eatery or park, peaceful sunday drives.


Ok here are some pictures of the pieces unloaded, unpacked, and getting sorted out:

1929: Structural

1929: Chassis


7-24-2013

OK, in Doing a Simple Engine Tune-UP & Setting the timing on the 1929... [based on the Rough Running and such from this Video:




Here is my Current Plan of Action:

Based on my homework & reading the forums

Oil Pan Gasket

-- Drain Oil & Inspect for Metal particles/ Other Contaminants

-- Check Lower Half of Engine

---- Rods, Bearings, Dippers, Oil Lines, Oil Pump

-- Clean Pan Gasket Surface (Pan & Engine)

-- Inspect & Check Dipper Clearance (What Should This Be ? & Best Way to Check this)

-- Install New Oil Pan Gasket Set 

-- Fill with oil [10w-30]

Plugs & Wires

-- Remove, Inspect & Check

-- Regap Plugs to .040" [AC Delco C-86 Plugs]

Points, Distributor Cap, Rotor, Coil, Condensor 

-- Inspect & Check 

-- Set Point Gap to .018" per recommendation

Valves COLD SET

-- Inspect & Check w/ Engine Cold

-- Check Each Cylinder & both Valves on Each Cylinder when that Cylinder is TDC (Under Compression Stroke, when both valves are CLOSED)

---- Set Intake Clearance to .006"

---- Set Exhaust Clearance to .008"

Test Fire Engine/ Warm-Up

-- Fire Up Engine (Cross Fingers for Starting Up & Running)

-- Set Timing

Timing

-- Check & Set to 18 deg (Per Recommendations on Here)

-- Warm-Up to Operating Temperature

-- Shut Down Engine & Check/ Set Valves at Temperature

Valves HOT SET

-- Inspect & Check w/ Engine Warmed up

-- Check Each Cylinder & both Valves on Each Cylinder when that Cylinder is TDC (Under Compression Stroke, when both valves are CLOSED)

---- Set Intake Clearance to .006"

---- Set Exhaust Clearance to .008"

Also Will Replace These Gaskets while I am in there:

Push Rod Gasket

Valve Cover Gasket

-- Seems Stright forward, remove existing, clean up surfaces on Engine & Cover, Install New Gasket.

-- Should I install any form of sealant or Adhesive, i.e. Permatex No 2, and if so on which surface, Engine or Cover ??



Comments

Great car !

Posted by Diggymart on 9/7/19 @ 3:48:57 PM