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#4552955 - 10/24/17 11:40 AM 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 8275
Loc: Illinois
I guess I've forgotten to do this, introduce and post pictures of the newest acquisition. The motorhome went (to Indiana) to its new home, and this (from Indiana) has taken its place.

It is a 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe. It is painted in late-90's Chrysler Deep Amethyst Pearl, and has ghost flames on the front fenders, front doors, and hood. From the info plate on the firewall, the car was originally painted black.

It has a set of classic Cragar S/S wheels, with Hoosier tires. Since it was an Indiana car, the Hoosier tires are more than appropriate.

The odometer reads 74,000 miles. I would assume that is the original miles on the body. The body is solid, with no filler at all.

It is a 235 engine, with a 3 speed transmission. The engine is believed to be from 1955, I still need to research the casting codes to confirm. It has a metal plate on it that states it was rebuilt in 1998. Includes an Offenhauser intake with 2 single barrel Rochester carburetors. The exhaust manifold is a Fenton (split), with custom bent dual exhaust with glass packs. It sounds exactly as it should.

It has been completely converted over to 12 volts.

The interior has been redone, with a quality aftermarket kit (although not a duplicate of original). This is not a show car, but a driver that is in really nice condition. The floor pans and frame are all rust-free, and are as solid as new.

This was bought sight unseen, by a friend who was in attendance at the Labor Day weekend event at Auburn, Indiana. It was a thrill waiting for it to be delivered, and to finally get to see it in person. It did not disappoint.

And what oil do I use? None other than Rotella T4 10w-30.






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#4552972 - 10/24/17 11:55 AM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: mrsilv04]
Neely97 Offline


Registered: 06/13/06
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Loc: Texas
Sweet !
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#4552976 - 10/24/17 11:58 AM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: mrsilv04]
Alex_V Offline


Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1155
Loc: Campbellsville, KY
Very nice! But, this being very much an anti-Pilot type jalopy, you must use something substantially thicker with tons of ZDDP, like VR1 20w50, or the engine will deteriorate into a wheezing heap in less than the maximum-safe 3K OCI. laugh
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#4553010 - 10/24/17 12:21 PM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: mrsilv04]
Oldmoparguy1 Offline


Registered: 01/21/05
Posts: 5613
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Oh my! That is very nice!

Do you know for sure which engine? Early ones had a low pressure oil system. Normal oil pressure was ~15psi and required no more then 20 weight oil.. Later ones had a full pressure system with 30 psi and your 10W-30 is just fine.

I've owned a number of chevies, from 2 1946's, a 1949, a 1951, a 1956 and a 1958. Over the years, my dad owned a similar group of chevies.
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#4553025 - 10/24/17 12:41 PM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: mrsilv04]
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Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 1001
Loc: Columbus Nebraska
VERY NICE, I was raised with and had MANY 6 cyl. Chevys, even though you would think I am a big ford fan by my signature. I still love the old chevy 6's.
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#4553026 - 10/24/17 12:41 PM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: mrsilv04]
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Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 3059
Loc: n.c.
Sweet! Stove bolt 6? Offy intake with 2 1 barrels? Alternator with an electric fan? Roll of toilet paper for the oil filter housing?

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#4553029 - 10/24/17 12:45 PM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: mrsilv04]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2773
Loc: Wet side WA
That's a very nice looking old Chevy!
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#4553031 - 10/24/17 12:48 PM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: mrsilv04]
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Registered: 08/21/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Wow, very nice! thumbsup
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#4553074 - 10/24/17 01:30 PM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: mrsilv04]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41804
Loc: New Jersey
Looks great! I had to chuckle about using a Chrysler color on a Chevy though!

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#4553088 - 10/24/17 01:42 PM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: gman2304]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 8275
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: gman2304
Sweet! Stove bolt 6? Offy intake with 2 1 barrels? Alternator with an electric fan? Roll of toilet paper for the oil filter housing?


You were on a "roll" there, until you got to the last one.... It's actually a Fram C4P. I can get them shipped free from AAP for $8 and change.
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#4553105 - 10/24/17 01:59 PM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: mrsilv04]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11017
Loc: Idaho
She is stunning !
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#4553109 - 10/24/17 02:01 PM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: mrsilv04]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7162
Loc: Marshfield , MA
very tasteful resto-mod. Most old 6 banger Chevys have been repowered with a 350 SBC
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#4553169 - 10/24/17 02:50 PM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: mrsilv04]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7479
Loc: S California
Air filter?

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#4553246 - 10/24/17 04:03 PM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: mrsilv04]
Ausfahrt Offline


Registered: 04/07/08
Posts: 1374
Loc: Fl & Vt
Beautiful. I love it.

It's been a few decades since I drove a vehicle with "three on the tree"!!
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#4553967 - 10/25/17 09:51 AM Re: 1952 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe [Re: mrsilv04]
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Registered: 06/14/08
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Very cool. Not a big fan of flames but looks good on this. Enjoy.
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