a friend bought this Chevrolet from 1923. Do you know where we can buy gaskets or other spare parts for it? Are there some vendors in the USA?
Thanks for any information
I don't know a source for parts, but there is at least one. Good looking car. I run a Chevy crankshaft and rods in my T engine, because it is same stroke and heavy duty. The Chevy has a bad reputation for breaking axles and driveshafts, due to the cone clutch grabbing. If the car is out of service for other reasons, it would pay to have duplicate axles made. Maybe Solingen steel? . . That was once a symbolic name in the US for excellent cutlery.
Head gaskets come up on ebay sometimes. I think there is an Early Chevrolet Forum he may have to do some looking for it. If I recall, some parts in the rear end can use Model T parts with some work.
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Gary Wallace specializes in four cylinder Chevrolet parts: http://www.20schevyparts.com/
Looks just like a "stovebolt special" to me.
Try the Vintage Chevrolet Club.
Jean, a long time member of the Orange County MTFCA, drives a 1927 Chevy, and doesn't have a T. There is no old Chevy club around.
Michael here is a few places to look at.
I think auto parts obsolete only goes back to 1929 the start of the stove bolt 6.
When I lived in Orange County, there was a Chevy region there. I went to some of their meetings too. But, that was back in the '70s. Maybe they don't exist now.
The one in the picture has a '28 motor.
A '23 would not have a valve cover, a '27 and earlier would have only one intake port in the head with the carb bolted directly to the head.
Are you sure about the intake as I recall 27 and earlier had a single exhaust port, the 2 port exhaust was added in 28 as was the valve cover. The 23 would still have the open flywheel and cone clutch. If it still has the open flywheel the head may have been changed.
The '25 had a valve cover. First year, actually a two-piece cover.
The car pictured could be a '23 though. it is a 490 Chev. You can tell by the 1/4 elliptic leaf springs.
here is a '23 Chevrolet.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyAU8jqWl8I
They had no valve cover.
MaRK MAY BE RIGHT ABOUT THE PORTS.
tHEY ALL HAD TWO INTAKE PORTS BUT ONE EXHAUST UNTIL '28.
I had a ;27 touring. It had one exhaust port i guess, the '28 had two but was a longer car.
The Olds head would fit on a Chevy, it had three exhaust ports.
The Frontenac head by the Chevrolet brothers has 3 exhaust ports. Coincidence?
When I first got my 29, I found the VCCA forum most helpful. The Filling Station is a good parts/info source. There's a place in TX that has some stuff cheaper---I think it's "Stanley's" or something like that. There's a place in GA that's good for mechanical parts, gaskets, etc, but, I can't remember their name. First stop should be join the VCCA.