From racers, show cars, hot rods, and daily drivers, you can trust Eckler's Early Chevy for all of your restoration and replacement parts needs for your 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 or 1954 Fleetline, Styleline, Bel Air, 150 or 210. We left the project off with the driveline in place, brakes functioning, and most of the wiring from the firewall back complete. Your hub for horsepower Get first access to hit shows like Roadkill and Dirt Every Day Join free for 14 days now Since we were on a bit of a wiring kick, we went under the dash to install some new switches from Painless. A brief recap: This is our eighth installment on the DeLuxe Coupe build, which started with a body that had been neglected in the desert and then dragged behind a number of shops. To shift the used 350 Turbo-Hydramatic, we selected a Lokar floor-mount shifter designed to clear the factory bench seat.
You will find step-by-step installation instructions accompanied by detailed illustrations making every procedure a breeze. After I installed the seal and inserted the yoke I checked for excessive movement and was satisfied that is was not in excess so all should be well. Let's see how the new one does. I', hoping to get a lot better longevity from the replacement. It was originally purchased by a Mrs. We were geeked to have found a set of N. A total of 855,293 Styleline Deluxe Models were produced out of a total 1951 Chevrolet Production Run of 1,250,803 Cars.
We had no leaks or surprises. To shift our used Turbo 350 transmission a Lokar shifter was called into action. The plan was coming together. Since we took a chance and had the original radiator re-cored, we needed a transmission cooler. I have not taken the time to verify each one for accuracy. The next goal was to wire and plumb the engine and basically get the car to fire up and run before installing the front sheetmetal. The radiator was holding pressure and keeping the engine cool.
This car is in very good mechanical condition and I use it on a Daily basis when home from offshore. If you have any Pre- 1960 Chevrolet Diagrams not listed here and would like to Share them, please send to Please Note that some of these drawings and schematics may be duplicated with a different file name in this listing. Once a suitable location was met that cleared the bench seat and the dash while in Park, the mounting holes and lever location were marked and drilled. Bottom Line recommended Whenever I replace a bearing or bushing I do all related parts as well. This was the right way to go from the beginning, plus the sending unit was going to jive with our updated fuel gauge.
Once we poured in some fluid, our suspicions were confirmed as several leaks commenced. The license plate lamp assembly was updated with a common replacement assembly found in the electrical help aisle of the local big box auto store. It still has the original engine with 76,000+ miles and most of the original parts. We had also opted to mount the battery in the trunk, right behind the passenger side seat so new battery cables were made from welding cable sourced from a local shop. We turned the crank 90 degrees at a time until oil topped each push rod to ensure everything was lubed. Metro's detailed parts are manufactured to meet or exceed the specifications of the original part. I like to keep my vehicles original and this battery helps to do that.
My Father bought the car from Mrs. The tank was supplied with new hangers, filler hoses, and sending unit. With young kids riding and hanging out in the car at events, the Lokar lockout button and neutral safety switch are nice features. T 40949 Assembled in Tarrytown, N. We inspected our original tank and considered a cleaning and reseal from the inside, but after reviewing the offerings from Tanks Inc. Before cranking the engine over we primed the oil pump and were happy to see good oil pressure remember this was a used engine.
We went with their floor-mount shifter designed for a bench seat with an eight ball, of course. Dagan's estate in 1985 and partially restored it. This provided easy access to the starter motor, the alternator, and the fuel panel. This seal would not work if the bushing was worn but in this case I did not wish to remove the tail shaft of the transmission. A look at the original headlight switch and the new unit. We have manuals on paper also -- see our other items. Bottom Line recommended The 6 volt Optima is a great product, they're light, leak proof.
Get your Styleline Deluxe upgraded or back in pristine shape by shopping Advance Auto Parts. Sales of the 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe four-door sedan began to decline. One hundred amps is overkill for our headlights, single fan, and electronic distributor, but we figured we would be prepared for a radio and maybe even a blower motor for heat someday. It had been sitting for a couple years in our shop, not to mention however long prior to that. Metro's detailed rubber parts are manufactured to meet or exceed the specifications of the original part. Replacing it with a wiring harness that easily allows you to plug in modern conveniences is money well spent.
After a timing adjustment and a little tinker with the idle rpm, we sat on a milk crate, pumped the brakes, and moved the shifter into gear—we had forward and even Reverse! Find replacement parts and upgrades for your 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe. If it not broken I won't fix it. It doesn't get any easier than this. In fact, the last registration decal on the car was from 1977! My father gave me this car in September 1999. You will also find original part numbers to easily reference all available accessories including: hood ornaments, electric clocks, cigarette lighters, electric shaver did you know Chevy made those? A quick look at the timing necessitated a little adjustment but then the engine settled down to a smooth idle.