-December 2020-
Chevrolet Trivia
Louis Chevrolet was born on a special day in 1878. What was the special day and in what country was he born?
Look for the answer at the bottom of this newsletter
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Owner: John   Magill
Where do you live?
Midland, Ontario, Canada
Vehicle: 1940 Convertible

 How long have you owned this vehicle? 
4 Years
Where did you get this vehicle? Omeemee, Ontario

What is the story behind the vehicle? The man had owned the Chevy for over 15 years and had accumulated some needed parts.

What condition was it in when you got it? The Chevy sat outside for many years and the floor was completely gone, plus other rusted out areas.

What kind of work have you done to this vehicle? Built a complete cage inside car to stabilize all the door, trunk, & hood margins. Replaced complete floor firewall, door foundation, rockers and bottom 8 " of doors. Had new old stock fenders.

What was the hardest part to find? Hardest parts to find were bumperettes and windshield wiper transmissions.
What other vehicles do you own? I have restored two 1927 "L" Lincolns and a number of other cars.
Do you have any other projects that you are currently working on or planning to start soon? I had a 1940 Chevy Convertible in 1954 & 1955 and the current one is sort of Memory Lane. We just purchased a 1949 MG TC.

Do you have any advice for people thinking about starting a restoration? Decide what the vehicle requires in time and parts. Then work out a restoration plan to follow so you can assess your progress.

Are there any interesting stories that you can share with us about your experiences with this vehicle? Not with the current 1940 Chevy but 65 years ago in my first 1940 Chevy I was at a traffic light in an industrial area of Toronto and a policeman on a Harley pulled up and said let’s go. When the light changed, he popped the clutch and so did I. The three of us in the front seat landed in the back seat as I had not bolted the seat down. It is very hard to drive with your feet up in the air!
This is a beautiful reproduction CHROME Horn Blowing Ring for all 1953-1954 Chevrolet passenger cars. Dimension: 11-3/8" OD. Replaces GM# 758475
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There is a need for good rebuildable or restorable original parts. If you have these items and are not going to use them, DON'T SEND THEM TO SCRAP - give us a call:
Brake Shoe cores for 1930-1932 Chevrolet passenger cars & ½ ton trucks. We will pay $5.00 per shoe or $100.00 for a complete set of 12 shoes (including emergency brakes). 
 1928 Chevrolet Updraft Carburetors - Carter Model RAKX-O. These must be complete and not corroded internally. We will pay $50.00 for each rebuildable unit.
1929, 1930, 1931 Original Air Cleaners - must be restorable. We pay $50.00 each

1932-1937 Carbon Throwout Bearing Cast Iron Housings. We pay $30.00 each

1949-1954 Chevrolet Passenger car Idler Arms. We will pay $50.00 for each rebuildable unit.
Please call us before sending in cores to confirm we still have a need for them.
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Chevrolet Trivia Answer
Louis Chevrolet was born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1878 in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. His name is immortalized on millions of automobiles and trucks around the world. However, in 1915 he left the company that he helped found and died in relative obscurity June 6, 1941.

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