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Since Im at work, I could delve into some really odd gearbox/drivetrain stuff but I don't think that fair.

So hows this:

Billy Durant was an amazing guy; who held several positions in automotive history...what was his last job?
he started with buick bought cadalliac added to GM then purchaced Fisher body co and frigidare ,then was fired for second time bacame a stock trader went bankrupy and dieda little later, so his last job would have ben stock trader but non auto related.
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Hint: I did not say his LAST job was auto related
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Billy Durant was an amazing guy; who held several positions in automotive history...what was his last job?
I didn't google the answer, but I DID 'geezer' it (I asked one of my older friends).

Mr. Durant's final job was as a bowling alley operator.

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I knew it was going to be goofy like that.

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Joe I think your up. I believe "geezering" is permissible.

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OK, next question:

What was the first metric part on a Chevrolet? And for bonus extra credit points, what year?

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1978 fender bolts painted blue
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Mid seventies and the first parts I remember were fenders and other body parts. The bolts were blue in color I think.

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The 1975 chevette

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the speedometer 1969 corvette has both mph and km does this count.
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I am going with the transmission TH350 (?) in 1976.

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All great answers, but the part I'm talking about was metric long before any of that stuff. For several decades, this was the ONLY metric part on a Chevy.

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a14mm spark plug
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a14mm spark plug
You got it.

Spark plug is the answer I was looking for.

Some Chevrolet engines used 18mm spark plugs as early as 1930. In 1932, Chevy began using 14mm plugs in all their engines, and has continued to use metric spark plugs to this day.

Well done, 496, the floor is yours...
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