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Old 10th May 2009, 22:34   #16
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There is a similer car lying with us without the hood and the hood frame.You could check out this thread for pictures. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...pu-sircar.html (Calcutta-Restorer/Collectors-Bumpu Sircar)
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This is a 1929 Chevrolet awaiting restoration in a workshop
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The 1929 Chevrolet tourer is being restored at a slow pace.New tyres have been procured and fitted.The tyre size 5.00X 19 fits the car very well.And a surprise -these tyres are of Modi Continental make and are used in the huge bullock carts with ball bearings.So no custom made tyres for the car of any kind. It has original rims as you can see with about 0.75 cms thick spokes. The wheel bearing is however too small about2" in diameter.
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Old 13th February 2010, 21:21   #18
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New tyres have been procured and fitted.The tyre size 5.00X 19 fits the car very well.And a surprise -these tyres are of Modi Continental make and are used in the huge bullock carts with ball bearings.
The tyres would probably be stamped A.D.V. or animal drawn vehicle. I think there is a picture of a bullock too sometimes. We have to make do with ADV tyres most of the time, though they perform poorly and wear out quickly.
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The tyres would probably be stamped A.D.V. or animal drawn vehicle. I think there is a picture of a bullock too sometimes. We have to make do with ADV tyres most of the time, though they perform poorly and wear out quickly.
Yes Karl thats amusing to note.I was startled at the slick fitting the tyre did on those old rims.
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where is this car lying with Babu bhai?
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The restoration job on this 1928 Chevrolet is progressing and as you can see many parts have been now added and the car is slowly getting back in shape.May take a few more months before the song "ALL IS WELL" can be crooned! But I can vie that the restoration being done needs much more patience as compared to anyone restoring the newer classics.Spares are too difficult to come by and no one can exactly say how the nitty gritty of the original was really like?
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Old 2nd May 2010, 17:20   #22
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More pictures of this old 1929 Chevrolet Tourer.Its a 1929 model as it could be found that the 1929 models came with spokes on the wheel rim.
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The original fuse box - the box lasts but fuses don't for 80 years!
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These are the tail lights (red/amber ones ar newly sourced but the white one is original. The small circular object is the fuse box

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More pictures of this old 1929 Chevrolet Tourer.Its a 1929 model as it could be found that the 1929 models came with spokes on the wheel rim.
Hi Anjan,

Please do not date this Chevy on the basis of wheels. Many cars in India were supplied with disc wheels, which were not original to the particular model abroad, because Indian road conditions were severely challenged.
For example, 1928 Ford Model A's are supposed to have 21" rims, but many have been changed to 19". If you can, check with DKG, he may be able to help you in dating this Chevy on the basis of engine/chassis nos., provided engine is still original. I have a 1930's Chevy tourer where a Fleetmaster engine has been fitted!

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Thanks harit as always.Will surely check up the car's credentials as per your suggestion.
This one has a Carter carburettor. The engine is perhaps original. About the Fleetmaster engine were there many changes between 1929-early 1940's? The WW II period was a speed breaker for any automobile innovations.
I am sure the Fleetmaster engine though a six cylinder, must have had some changes vis a vis this 1920's technology, which you can surely say about.
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Hi Anjan,
Saw the pix you posted of the Chevy. it is suggested that you recheck the year of manufacture as in 1929 chevys came as 4 cylinders and had an updraft carter carb with a brass bowl, the rims were fixed discs and the tyres were mounted on the removable flat strip called 'patta' in the local lang. the shocks too in this car seem of later period.Further more the rear brakes had one round liner sitting around the outer face of the drum. The steering wheel in the pix seems to b of a Matdor. Another feature rarely seen and found in the chevy's till 1929 was that the TDC of the pistons wasabt an inch plus inside the bore as the valveuse to open in the chamber as the head was FLAT
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This late 20s Chevy Tourer is a sight hard to miss, being always in the same place on the roadside in Bombay. Courtesy Rehaan

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This late 20s Chevy Tourer is a sight hard to miss, being always in the same place on the roadside in Bombay. Courtesy Rehaan
Didnt this car used to be red earlier? And there was also a not-too-original fiat 1100 special in red and black parked near it?
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Didnt this car used to be red earlier? And there was also a not-too-original fiat 1100 special in red and black parked near it?
Used to be a blue green as I remember. The Special is now blue and white.
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Used to be a blue green as I remember. The Special is now blue and white.
How did they manage to paint this car considering it doesnt look like its ever moved in ages! Or was it brush-painted?
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This late 20s Chevy Tourer is a sight hard to miss, being always in the same place on the roadside in Bombay. Courtesy Rehaan

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I think this is Forjett street, there were many classics lying along that road as far back as 2yrs ago. Also a Hindustan if i remember correctly.
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