My Grandfather’s 1937 Chevy Pickup

20130601_163408 This is my grandfathers (now my Uncle’s) 1937 Chevy Pickup, with a 216ci Straight Six in it. Some of my oldest memories are of exploring this truck when it was buried to the frame sitting in my grandmother’s barn when I was a child. Chickens, birds and who knows what else had made the cab their home. After years or work and restoration, it’s now driveable once again and in great shape, with everything under the body either new or rebuilt and painted. Though the trip up here for my grandmother’s 81st birthday took it’s tool as one of the front lights, and a few beauty rings decided to depart at highway speed (way faster than this truck was meant to go lol). I’m very happy to see it on the road again and to know that it was saved, and I know my grandfather is looking down and smiling his old truck has a new life. More photos below. Read more
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How to ship a Vega

cid_7B198BCF73A940A88E86D9F3249EF556UserPC_zpsec7dd30c Until the early 1960s, automobiles moved by rail were carried in boxcars. These were 50 feet long with double-wide doors.Inside was room for four full-sized sedans on a two-tier rack – two raised up off the floor on a steel rack and two others tucked in underneath them.This protected the cars during transport but wasn’t very efficient, as the weight of four vehicles was far less than the maximum weight a boxcar that size could carry. When 85-foot and 89-foot flatcars came into service, it was possible to pack a total of fifteen automobiles in one car on tri-level auto racks. Read more
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The Simplicity and Sophistication of Engine Bearings. Part 2

bearings2 Part one of our engine bearing series covered the technical side of how bearings are are engineered and what materials they are made from. In this segment, we get a little more hands on by discussing how bearings wear and how to diagnose problems with engine bearings. Once again, we have enlisted our experts from King Engine Bearings and MAHLE Clevite to give us the straight scoop on the how’s and why’s of bearing replacement. Read more
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The Simplicity And Sophistication Of Engine Bearings. Part 1

bearings We’ve all seen engine bearings and probably have taken them for granted. These little half shell, simple pieces of metal look so common and inexpensive that they couldn’t possibly be that intricate and instrumental in engine operation. Actually, looks can be deceiving and the simplicity of engine bearings hides the sophistication of decades of research and development invested into these essential engine components. Read more
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