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by hellfirechrome
Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Tires and Wheels Oh my! what type to use?
Replies: 20
Views: 2995

Re: Tires and Wheels Oh my! what type to use?

Those Coker 3" whitewall are darn fine tires (I've put them on both a '59 studebaker and a '58 bug), but the price is prohibitive at the moment. For now, I just bought a set of near-new Chrome Smoothie wheels with new tires on 'em, for $250. I love the way they look. Blackwall tires though, but that...
by hellfirechrome
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: New Floor Pans
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: New Floor Pans

Sam, I'd bet you'd be better off looking for a dry or decent set of pans off an original car. I have used LOTS of repro steel in the past, and 9/10 times it's garbage, too thin or wrong creases, etc. If someone knows better, they'll chime in I am sure! BTW, I'm over in Berkeley with my '59 4-door be...
by hellfirechrome
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Carpet!
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Carpet!

Will this fit my '59 4-door? My carpet is SHOT. It says 2 door, but..... ?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/59-60-61 ... 0112810787

Thanks in advance, all you forward-look brothers!
by hellfirechrome
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:11 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Wheel replacement options, tires etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 2153

Wheel replacement options, tires etc.

OK so my car needs tires.... and I am not a lover of 14" wheels. I wanted to put chrome smoothies on her, anyone know offhand if the JEGS-sold Cragar smoothies will fit? I am shooting for the wider 15x7 wheels. Plan to put Indy 500 white letter radials on the new wheels..... Wheels I like: http://ww...
by hellfirechrome
Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Transmission interchange question
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: Transmission interchange question

You guys are great!!! So my goal here would be, ideally, to maintain kickdown from the carb (with a 727 assembly from a 62?), and to use a lokar top-mounted shifter on a 518 specifically. Overdrive would be quite a feat for my long-haul trips to Oceanside (8-9 hour drive). I believe after this my pr...
by hellfirechrome
Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: eBay
Topic: Craigslist finds- whole '57 Plaza, and '57 Fury dashboard
Replies: 0
Views: 638

Craigslist finds- whole '57 Plaza, and '57 Fury dashboard

Fury Dash and Parts (San Jose):
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/2041218872.html

1957 Plymouth Plaza - $1750 (redwood city):
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/2041781243.html

Craigslist ads expire weekly so check it out asap! Not common to see forward look stuff on c'list.....

Hunter
by hellfirechrome
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Transmission interchange question
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: Transmission interchange question

Ok very cool! Necessary info- my engine and trans are both fine at the moment, but ideally I want three speeds and longer freeway legs. At that point I may just put in a mopar LA and a 727 and sell my setup to someone whose goal is originality. This beast is too gone to be put back to stock, but I a...
by hellfirechrome
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Transmission interchange question
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Transmission interchange question

I've got a 318 and 2speed auto in my '59. Is the mate-up and bellhousing the same on an A block as on an LA block? My question boils down to this- how easy is it to mate-up a torqueflite 727 to the back of my engine? I understand there would need to be changes made as far as driveshaft, trans mount ...
by hellfirechrome
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New '59 owner in the bay area!
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: New '59 owner in the bay area!

A quickie.... have an ad in the wanted section too. She's on the road, guys!
Christine.jpg
by hellfirechrome
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Needed: several parts, mostly exterior for '59 Bel
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Needed: several parts, mostly exterior for '59 Bel

OK guys, time to start moving forward with the TANK! 318 2bbl with 2spd auto (had to fix those shift buttons with some casting resin and patience). With my laptop's camera the pic came out reversed- no, it's not a right-hand-drive car :) I am not picky, but I need to replace some stuff. Driver quali...
by hellfirechrome
Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New '59 owner in the bay area!
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: New '59 owner in the bay area!

Haha if only!! I should have it back tomorrow from the shop (in for brake work). Now it's tome to find some parts....

8)
by hellfirechrome
Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New '59 owner in the bay area!
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: New '59 owner in the bay area!

Haha yeah, I did! Nice guy. LOVE his other vehicles! I've had it for a week. Got the master rebuilt yesterday (myself), and today it's in for a brake line fab in the rear. Gonna have it cruising this weekend! Now I just need to track down some clean bucket seats and install my headliner....
by hellfirechrome
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: Links
Topic: NEW website for Big M
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Re: NEW website for Big M

Boy oh buy.... (oops freudian slip!) I could sure use some parts for my 59 Belvedere! I'll give you a ring!
by hellfirechrome
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Engine & trans swap?
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Engine & trans swap?

I have a 318 2bbl and a 2speed powerflite. I am thinking about swapping for an LA 318 or 360, and a 727 transmission with a Lokar shifter through the floor. Any ideas or recommendations? How different are the motor mounts for this job, and do you think I will encounter transmission clearance issues?...
by hellfirechrome
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New '59 owner in the bay area!
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

New '59 owner in the bay area!

I'm excited as heck to be here, just picked up a '59 Belvedere 4door last weekend! Wanted something more.... ah, substantial.... than my 2 valiants. This big old beast has a 318 and a 2speed powerflite. Pics to come soon... I am still digging under my nails after the master cylinder rebuild this aft...

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