The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rogga, Oct 24, 2015.
I still might. It's just up the road.
Here's one took at Back To The 50's a couple years ago.
Borrowed from NHRA Junior Stock thread on the HAMB
The hard running 55 Chevy of Carrol Caudle from Amarillo Texas
Here's the Lemay '57 Nomad down at Cobo for Detroit Auto Show.
Simple timeless look...
072514 Cruisin' Grand 159 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
040513 Cruisin'Grand 337 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
040513 Cruisin'Grand 342 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
040513 Cruisin'Grand 343 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
That green 55 really is nice.
Some subtle mods to the side trim too.
I really have a thing for 57/150 sedans, wagons, and delivery's.
I also dig 55 210's.
This no doubt is a newer build, and I'm not a fan of (wide) whites and usually these wheels either, but oooooh this thing is sexy with thin whites and Supremes.
And some 55 BelAir Hardtops have been known to get my attention too!
Years ago at the CHRR, I saw a tri-five Chevy, all three in one car.
What's the story on the '55 in the first pic, history, etc.?Looks familiar.
Thanks, man ... Yeah, it's a newer build, but I built it to resemble the cars in my neighborhood circa 1965.
327, flaked roof, etcetera ...
This is just a daily driver, and our road trip car. The more you use a car the more fun they are. The grandkids love this old NOMAD.
Beautiful car! Does't get any better than a 1956 Chevrolet, Model 150, 2 door Sedan (well, only if it's a Utility Sedan that is), and it's the SAME color as my 56 Sedan Delivery. Beautiful! I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
Stumbled onto this, thought I would share.
Interesting.... a 55A alternator, factory installed in '55 (LP.O. 1000). I guess alternators are traditional....
DDDenny - Artists' renditions of cars in old ads are the best. The tires are a little fatter, bodies are lower and sleeker.
Ron - your ''driver'' is beautiful. '56 nailed it for the Nomad. Each of the tri 5s has a high water mark for me.
1955 sedan delivery 265V8 Lack of any trim is sooo smooth!
1956 Nomad (whitewalls!)
1957 Black Widow w/ FI
anybody have a factory front sway bar on their car?
Good eye Steve
I didn't enlarge the photo before sending, a factory installed alterntor in a 56 Chevy.
Kinda wonder if it was available in 55, possibly optioned for the first V8 trucks.
Most don't realize that alternators have been around a lot longer than they think. The early versions were much larger than their modern counterparts and most had large external rectifiers/heatsinks, besides being expensive. The only ones I've seen were on emergency vehicles (although I've heard they were common on buses too), where long periods of idling with lights on required the superior low-speed output that alternators offer. The oldest one I've seen personally was on a '47 Chev coupe that used to belong to the Seattle FD as a chiefs car. The alternator was the size of a 2lb coffee can and the rectifier unit the size of a toaster (and got nearly as hot in use). It was 6V too. Now, this wasn't a factory unit; it had been pretty obviously 'installed' when the car had the FD equipment put in. It was a Leece-Neville; they started selling conversions right after WWII. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that this optional GM alternator was a Leece-Neville unit.
56 with a 327 .040 over, L2166 F pop ups, 64 cc camel humps with 2.02/1.60s, 3.36 gears and of course a set of hooker headers...nothing rings better than a set of headers on a high compression 327... hahahaha
my Facebook friend, Don Stephenson ran this 57, "TENSION" in the 60's. 2-time NHRA champ, went to the WinterNationals in Pomona in 69. his tow rig then was a 67 Chevelle SS396-375hp. drove from Omaha to Pomona in January for it. the original car was found in a farm field in Iowa a few years ago & completely restored.
here is mine
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