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1924 Chevrolet Buckboard 19 Jun 2021 05:51 #222549

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Gentlemen just picked this old girl up locally near Willunga SA where I have relocated after living in WA for many years. I used to have a 1921 Dodge Buckboard, which I used regularly for resupply of horse feed, made that chore a lot of fun. I had to sell it and always wanted another buckboard, hence this old Chev. I think it has run recently, it has a new coil. I am in the process of gathering a few missing bits, sorting out the radiator, and will send the distributor off for a refurbishment. Engine has plenty of compression. I am going to give it a mecanical overhaul as needed, a rewire, new tyres etc
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1924 Chevrolet Buckboard 19 Jun 2021 07:33 #222550

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Loads of potential there!
Of course we will require on-going snaps as to what progress is being made, even minor. Cheers

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1924 Chevrolet Buckboard 19 Jun 2021 07:53 #222551

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Too good to touch. Just get her mechanically OK and use as-is would be my vote.

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1924 Chevrolet Buckboard 19 Jun 2021 12:59 #222556

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I'm with Lang,................. They're only Original Once...
"Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those that matter...
don't mind...
And those that mind....
don't matter." -

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1924 Chevrolet Buckboard 23 Jul 2021 19:27 #223744

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I have made some progress, ordered two new clinch rims from a chap in QLD, distributor is off being totally rebuilt , will in fact be all but brand new. Found a couple of speedos they are off being made into one operational one. Radiator shell has been repaired, found a core which is off being repaired. One new tyre and tube has turned up waiting for one of the new rims. A box of bits arrived from St Louis, headlight rim, lenses, globes and plug, also a light base, speedo outer and inner cable. I will likely have to overhaul the generator, including a new aluminium brush end and oil pump, It is mostly a waiting game for all bits to come back then assemble and get the old girl running.







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1924 Chevrolet Buckboard 23 Jul 2021 20:47 #223750

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Im impressed, would be just the thing to duck down the street in I reckon

Paul
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1924 Chevrolet Buckboard 23 Jul 2021 20:56 #223752

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That is pretty much what it will be used for and picking up a load of horse feed from Mclaren Vale, I used to do the same with my old 1921 Dodge Buckboard which now lives in the Dardanup Machinery museum. These old girls make 35mph a heap of fun. Life looks so much better through the windshield of an early 20s buckboard of any make !
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1924 Chevrolet Buckboard 23 Jul 2021 22:07 #223757

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Yep, i would keep it original looking too............
Good onya..........
.................Billy..................
I came into this world with nothing & still have most of it..........

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1924 Chevrolet Buckboard 23 Jul 2021 23:36 #223761

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Straight out of Little House on the Prairie. Goodnight Johnboy.;)

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1924 Chevrolet Buckboard 24 Jul 2021 09:00 #223769

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One important thing is to drop the sump as there may be issues related to old oil sediment. If it is really bad the oil pump pick up might have gunge all around it, but the important thing to remember is that modern oils have detergent in them and so new oil will dissolve the gunge and release all the sediments to be run through the engine.

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