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New Toy, Just Purchased A 1938 Chevy 1.5 Grain Truck To Play With

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Old 03-02-2019, 10:42:49 AM
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Default Re: New Toy, Just Purchased A 1938 Chevy 1.5 Grain Truck To Play With

regarding hard starting after sitting for a spell, i think its just a chevrolet thing. my 1974 would do the same thing, owned the truck 18 years new fuel pump twice rebuilt the carb once and replaced the fuel lines "the flexable ones" twice and never found the cause. run it every couple days and there was no problem.
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Default Re: New Toy, Just Purchased A 1938 Chevy 1.5 Grain Truck To Play With

I noticed the engine splash pans are gone and I would recommend finding a pair,I have a 37 and after installing them the cab does not get as hot. I split the drivers side so the exhaust would not have to be removed to remove the pan,with no splash pans the air exits around the engine causing a pocket of hot air at the firewall and with them installed the air exits at the rear of the engine keeping the firewall cooler.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:40:20 PM
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Default Re: New Toy, Just Purchased A 1938 Chevy 1.5 Grain Truck To Play With

I have been driving and enjoying my truck. The hard starting after sitting has been greatly relieved by adjusting the choke to close tightly in the air horn. Even a little air getting by was too much too lean.
Thanks for sharp eye and good advise!
I checked into splash pans you are suggesting as I had not even noticed this feature yet. Nice to have all the experience we share with each other here on Smokstak.
Good luck on your projects everyone!
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