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Chevrolet Trivia
What year did Chevrolet first offer the two-speed
Powerglide transmission?
  

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 Grant Fowler's 1928 Chevrolet

 

Customer: Grant Fowler


Lives in:   Australia

 

In 1969 my dad rescued for the sum of $60 off a Gippsland farm in Victoria Australia this 1928 Chevrolet with only 10,485 miles showing on the speedo, he then stored it for a further 41 years in his workshop until only a few months before dad was suddenly diagnosed with Leukemia in May of 2010. In conversation one day we spoke about getting it out of the shed now that dad had sold his business and was enjoying retirement and his reply was "We'll get it running, but we're not painting it all fancy" and that was about as far as the conversation went but at least that was a start.

 

Sadly this never happened as our fit, very active father passed away after a very quick, aggressive, 6 week battle with AML Leukemia on 14th June 2010 and it was 6 months after dads passing that the thought came into my head that the old dusty Chev needed to be brought out into the daylight, but I was a mechanical novice and a sign painter by trade. I love to maintain...Click Here to Continue Reading> 

 

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1947-53 CHEVY TRUCK GRILLE ASSEMBLY CHROME & BLACK

 This grille is production chrome plated for "driver" (non-show) vehicles. Parking lights not included.

1947-53 CHEVY TRUCK GRILLE ASSY-CHROME/BLACK  


 $385.00 ea.

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TECH ARTICLE
1927-1959 TIE ROD &
DRAG LINK END REPAIR

 By Stephen Kassis

  

Steering problems on early cars & trucks with straight axles are usually easy to diagnose. Bad king pins, worn or out of adjustment steering box, or worn or out of adjustment tie rod or drag link ends are the three areas of concern. Once the king pins and steering box are confirmed good, the next step is to check and tighten up the tie rod & drag link ends.

 

Starting in 1927 Chevrolet had a new drag link design. The ends of the drag link had threaded plugs that held cups, pistons & springs in the ends. These pieces mated up with ball studs that were in the end of the pitman arm (on the steering box) and the steering control arm (at the brake backing plate). This design was also used on tie rod ends in 1932-1938 passenger cars & 1932-1959 trucks.

 

This design is versatile in that pressure can be increased (or decreased) by adjusting the plug at the end of the tie rod or drag link. Adjustment is simple. Remove the large cotter pin that keeps the end plug from turning. Using a very large screwdriver and an adjustable wrench, turn the plug down tighter against the spring, pistons & cups. Reinstall the cotter pin and you are done! If you are unable to get the end to tighten up, there may be a broken spring. This is the most common failure with this type of end. If so, it will be necessary to install a repair kit with new springs, cups, pistons and plug ends.


The beauty of this design is that the internal pieces of the drag link or tie rod end can be completely replaced quickly. Unless the housing is worn or damaged, the internal pieces can make the end like new in minutes. The kit (FS-148) does two tie rod ends for 1932-1959 or two drag link ends for 1927-1959....  

 

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 Chevrolet Trivia Answer
Chevrolet offered the first low-priced car with a fully automatic transmission, the two-speed Powerglide unit, which appeared as a $159 option on 1950 models. 
Chevrolet 1950 Powerglide
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