Will it Run? Episode 11: 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline (Part1 of 2)
This is the latest installation in our series on salvaging junk cars and
trying to get them to run, for no really good reason. This time our subject
is a 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe, parked since 1966! Parts of the
engine are missing, and so are the seats. The budget for repairs is about
$20, as usual. We'll trade our junker pickup for the missing parts. I
traded a couple of dead Mercs for this Chev because I thought it should be
saved, and not parted out. Join us for a tour of Coyote Auto Salvage as we
find the missing parts and take our new treasure home. In part 2, see if we
can get it to go, and look a little better, too. Re-uploaded due to
steady-cam feature malfunction.
Thanks for checking it out!
Barn find 1927 Buick & 1941 Hudson- Reseda, California
In June of 2010 I was asked to help evaluate and uncover a rather unique
group of classic cars; one of which had be sitting since just after World
War 2. In fact there was an original WW2 Navy uniform still sitting in the
back seat. More rare cars came of hiding that fortuitous day. I was lucky
enough to recover and bring home a few of these time-forgotten relics.
1954 Chevy Bel Air Barn Find (The Barn Finders)
a 1954 chevy bel air found in the countryside in mannitoba:
junkyardjunkeez.com Sam points out a few details on a 1954 Chevy Bel Air
barn find on a frosty morning. Make sure to check back here on The Barn
Finder channel to see what junkyard junkeez and badger buddy are finding in
their respective necks of the woods!
1950 Chevrolet The Inside Story General Motors 12min
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly
cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild
video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
The Chevrolet Bel Air is a full-size automobile that was produced by the
Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1950--1975 model years.
Hardtops in the Chevrolet Deluxe Styleline model range were designated with
the Bel Air name from 1950 to 1952, but it was not a distinct series of its
own until the 1953 model year. Bel Air production continued in Canada for
its home market only through the 1981 model year.
In 1950, Chevrolet came up with a revolutionary style that would set a
pattern for decades. The Bel Air Hardtop (on the DeLuxe line) was styled as
a convertible with a non-detachable solid roof. Models like this had been
around since the 1920s, including early Chevrolets, with no degree of
success. But the newly revised idea, sweeping the GM line from Chevrolet to
Cadillac, had finally found its era. First year production reached only
76,662 as buyers cautiously tested the revised concept. The car cost $1,741
and weighed 3,225 lb (1,463 kg). Front suspension was independent, named
In 1953 Chevrolet renamed its series and the Bel Air name was applied to
the premium model range. Two lower series, the 150 and 210, also emerged.
The 1953 Chevrolet was advertised as "Entirely new through and through,"
due to the restyled body panels, front and rear ends. However, essentially
these Chevrolets had the same frame and mechanicals as the 1949-52 cars.
The Bel Air series featured a wide chrome strip of molding from the rear
fender bulge, to the rear bumper. The inside of this stripe was painted a
coordinating color with the outside body color, and "Bel Air" scripts were
added inside the strip. Lesser models had no model designation anywhere on
the car, only having a Chevy crest on the hood and trunk. 1953 was the
first year for a curved, one-piece windshield. Bel Air interiors had a
massive expanse of chrome across the lower part of the dashboard, along
with a de luxe Bel Air steering wheel with full chrome horn ring. Carpeting
and full wheel covers rounded out Bel Air standard equipment. For 1954, the
Bel Air stayed essentially the same, except for a revised grille and
taillights. During these years, there were two engine choices, depending on
the transmission ordered. Both engines were "Blue Flame" inline six
cylinder OHV engines, featuring hydraulic valve lifters and aluminum
pistons. The 115 hp (86 kW) engine was standard on stickshift models, with
solid lifters and splash plus pressure lubrication. Powerglide cars got a
125 hp (93 kW) version which had hydraulic lifters and full pressure
lubrication. In 1953-54, Bel Airs could be ordered in convertible, hardtop
coupe, 2- and 4-door sedans, and, for 1954, the Beauville station wagon
which featured woodgrain trim around the side windows. Power steering was
optional for 1953; 1954 added power brakes, power seat positioner and power
front windows. 1954 cars with stick shift used the 1953 Powerglide
Will it Run? Episode 11: 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline (Part 2 of 2)
In part 2 of this new full-length episode, we get the old Chev home and
start seeing if, in fact, it will run. Is it even possible that we might
get it to move under its own power for the first time in 45 years? Do we
have some sweet rims for this one? Tune in for more thoughtful, insightful
contemplation on these important issues.
6.2 Diesel Cold Start
Starting my '87 Chevy after 3 Years.
Hearing that old Detroit roar to life was like talking to a long-lost
friend. Now I need to find an El Camino to stuff this boat anchor into!
Thanks to 1997cr80r for the suggestion
1936 Cadillac V-16 Seven-Passenger Limousine Bullet Proof Barn Find! Time Capsule so cool! Gangster?
Far from a Mustang but way
too cool not to post. 1936 Cadillac V-16 Seven-Passenger Limousine Bullet
Proof Barn Find! Time Capsule soo cool!
Series 60. 452-cid, 185-hp OHV V-16 engine, three-speed manual transmission
Special build limo with inch thick glass and carefully drilled gun ports in
front, side and back windows
In deteriorated condition and ready for a complete full restoration
Chassis no. 5100136
Body Style 6075
Body no. 356
Series 60. 452-cid, 185-hp OHV V-16 engine, three-speed manual
transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with
semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel vacuum-assisted mechanical drum
brakes. Wheelbase: 154-inches.
At first glance, this car looks like an armored limousine, with inch-thick
glass and carefully-drilled gun ports. On closer examination, however, it
gets more and more curious.
The Cadillac build records call it "Fltwd Limo," body style 6275, number
356, and indicate it was ordered by the Chicago branch on February 21,
1935. Painted Thessalon Green, it had black leather in the front
compartment and Wiese brown vogue weave broadcloth in the rear. Fitted with
six wire wheels, two of them in fender wells, it had a radio in the rear
compartment and a flexible steering wheel. There is a further notation
about "Special Fleetwood Body Order 310," the details of which are lost to
The online Cadillac Data Base, a meticulous compilation by historian Yann
Saunders, gives production figures for Style 6275 as nine in 1934 and just
seven in 1935, exclusive of those given suffixes as sedans, formal
limousines or limousines with increased headroom. The bodies were the same
as the flat-windshield limousine Style 6075, whose Fisher body tags they
1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Bel Air 2 Door - FOR SALE - www.OCclassicCars.com.MP4
This stock appearing 52 Chevy Styleline Deluxe Bel-Air has been upgraded
with a GMC 302 c.i. 6 cylinder engine, deuce 2 bbl carbs, 3 speed on the
tree, electronic ignition Split Fenton 3x2 cast headers, dual Exhaust, and heavy duty radiator with Smitty
Both front floor pans were replaced with this 52 was restored with OEM
panels. Dual mirrors on the doors with dual faux spot lights, sun visor,
fender skirts, train air horns and custom stereo.
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1959 Chevrolet Bel Air vs. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS crash test
IIHS 50th anniversary demonstration test • September 9, 2009
In the 50 years since US insurers organized the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety, car crashworthiness has improved. Demonstrating this was a
crash test conducted between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet
Malibu. In a real-world collision similar to this test, occupants of the
new model would fare much better than in the vintage Chevy.
"It was night and day, the difference in occupant protection," says
Institute president Adrian Lund. "What this test shows is that automakers
don't build cars like they used to. They build them better."
The crash test was conducted at an event to celebrate the contributions of
auto insurers to highway safety progress over 50 years. Beginning with the
Institute's 1959 founding, insurers have maintained the resolve,
articulated in the 1950s, to "conduct, sponsor, and encourage programs
designed to aid in the conservation and preservation of life and property
from the hazards of highway accidents."
More information at http://www.iihs.org
1000 HORSEPOWER 57 CHEVY BURNOUT.
THIS IS A WALK AROUND VIDEO OF MY 57 BEL AIRE THAT I HAVE FOR SALE.THE CAR
IS VERY CLEAN WITH A 540 CUBIC INCH MERLIN BIG BLOCK CHEVY WITH AN 871
LITTLEFIELD BLOWER.THE MOTOR WAS CUSTOM BUILT AT BIG AL,S TOYBOX. EMAIL ME
WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT SOQUICK2006@YAHOO.COM