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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #120 on: November 21, 2015, 06:51:50 PM »
'runs and drives' but there is a not-terribly-small laundry list for the spring.
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #121 on: November 22, 2015, 11:00:28 AM »
Sweet. Mark.
She will get used to it!

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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #122 on: May 07, 2016, 04:29:35 PM »
Battery cables hooked up, a shot of ether, and this machine drove off the back porch.  Brakes feel pretty good and the parking brake works.

Put the correct belt on it and drove it around the yard about 10 times.  Hit second gear down the driveway.  So tempted to take it out on the road...  :o
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #123 on: May 11, 2016, 01:35:02 PM »
Sweeeeeet!

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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #124 on: May 13, 2016, 07:11:38 PM »
Runs like a champ at half choke.  Carb kit ordered.  Been running it around the yard almost every day.  Replaced vacuum lines and the two speed rear works, vacuum wipers not so much.  Need to pull wiper motor out and send for rebuild.

Ordered a few things from LMC Truck and Amazon.  Chipping away at the list.
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #125 on: May 23, 2016, 09:35:21 PM »
Pulled this out of the garage to get the mower out. Went to start it to move it back in and the flywheel ring gear broke and jammed somewhere. Couldn't even push/roll start it. I guess it was just a matter of time...  :(
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #126 on: September 19, 2016, 04:17:40 PM »
Time to give the '48 some attention...
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #127 on: September 22, 2016, 12:06:31 PM »
Fresh flywheel resurface and new ring gear installed
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #128 on: September 23, 2016, 05:00:27 PM »
Mostly reassembled but waiting for new hoses and t-stat
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #129 on: October 08, 2016, 04:45:52 PM »
Hoses and t-stat installed, fluids refilled, fired. Then had to clean up all the oil that pumped out because I forgot to reinstall the oil line for the oil pressure gauge. No other leaks. That was Sept 30.

Finished installing new 16 gal fuel tank today

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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #130 on: October 11, 2016, 04:44:54 PM »
This thing drove it's first road miles in 40+ years today...  8)
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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #131 on: October 11, 2016, 07:06:16 PM »
Huzzah!!!! Btw...have a coworker looking for something similar (40's-70's pickup) for his wife's business.  Any leads?

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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #132 on: October 11, 2016, 07:26:53 PM »
Forgot about his. Thanks :-)

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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #133 on: October 11, 2016, 11:16:40 PM »
Awesome!!


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Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
« Reply #134 on: November 17, 2016, 11:41:53 AM »
Mark, I just bought a 54' 6500 Chevy w/ 14' grain box and a 235 loadmaster in it.  We will have to compare sometime.