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Old 11-16-2011, 06:06 PM
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bucket t taken out of mothballs

I have a 23 glass bucket T that the engine (chevy 350) was turned off in 1979 and never started again. After recent divorce decided to get it back on the road and play with it. Attempting to free up the engine before I buy a replacement. The picture was taken in 1971, at the Cleveland Autorama. Engine was a 283 w/ trips.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:28 PM
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Very cool... thanks for posting. Let us know how things progress.
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Hope it works but just in case, I am keeping my eyes open for replacement.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:34 PM
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nice bucket T got one myself and love to drive it , turns many heads ,there really coming back in my area, just about done with mine ,drove it last three months ,and my vette has not got driven more than a tank full of gas ,we love taking it out to local cruise nights , but now its put away for the winter ,just have to finnish off the interior, and top,
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Welcome to the site, i am really digging that T.



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Thanks. starting to get it back in that condition again. Not too bad though for sitting in garage for 31 years.
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did u get to the ntba nats in ohio ????

it was in june in dayton oh... what are u using to free up the motor ???
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it looks like it was a fun car to have back then ,i know they lost there appeal for awhile but are really getting popular in my area again,, there are about ten of them i saw this last summer in the buffalo ny area, and i really enjoy it ,,,so much we only put 500 miles on our old vet , it draws allot of attention driving down the road ,starting to finish off the int, now in the garage and working on a nice black cloth top with a spiderweb stitched in orange on the rear to match the painting on the tailgate, ,and the one i welded togeather on the front infront of the radiator made out of welding rod and brazed a spider togeather out of copper ,,not to many of them with a four-speed ,and that makes it fun to drive ,,
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Ride'em don't hide'em! My friend has a t u don't sit in them u sit on them lol! nice to see it out again.
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I have a 23 glass bucket T that the engine (chevy 350) was turned off in 1979 and never started again. After recent divorce decided to get it back on the road and play with it. Attempting to free up the engine before I buy a replacement. The picture was taken in 1971, at the Cleveland Autorama. Engine was a 283 w/ trips.
WOW! are you ever gona have a sore ***** from kicking yourself when you realize what you've been missing for all those years.

Do you recall what brand that body is?? My T has what appears to be the same body. I purchased my bare body used, and I think yours is the first one I've seen like mine. it has the filler panel between the body and bed etc.

Your engine might survive if you pour some ATF in the plug holes (1/4 cup each) and let it sit for a few days. if you can access the ring gear from below, you can then lever a large screwdriver in a tooth to pry it loose. looks like the car was stored pretty well, so it may just turn out ok for you. might also be a good idea to pull the dist and spin the oil pump with a drill motor to get some lube flowing over those bearing before attempting to crank it over.

good luck with it. looks like a very cool piece of history,

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finnished the 23 t

[IMG][QUOTE=EMWOLBS 23t]it looks like it was a fun car to have back then ,i know they lost there appeal for awhile but are really getting popular in my area again,, there are about ten of them i saw this last summer in the buffalo ny area, and i really enjoy it ,,,so much we only put 500 miles on our old vet , it draws allot of attention driving down the road ,starting to finish off the int, now in the garage and working on a nice black cloth top with a spiderweb stitched in orange on the rear to match the painting on the tailgate, ,and the one i welded togeather on the front infront of the radiator made out of welding rod and brazed a spider togeather out of copper ,,not to many of them with a four-speed ,and that makes it fun to drive ,, [/QUOTE ] well it is all done ,i just finnished it up two weeks , and put it in custom cavalcade of car show here i n buffalo n,y, it was a hit ,and was dedicated to our son who passed away before we got it done,wish he could of seen it all done ,many people stopped by to just say hi that knew him,,,,
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I like the spider webs the're different. why be normal. soorry for ur loss of ur son. he would be proud! I hope u drive it tons. I dug my truck out today ,my wife sold her car so she gets the tundra till she finds a new one .Soooo I guess I'll have to drive the 32 to work for a week or so yeeha!
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