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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy7797 View Post
    Ok I measured the pump and its correct length of 5 5/8" long. Everything else lines up so I guess I guess this shinny billet pulley is another part to be added to the scrap heap.
    NTFDAY, thanks for your input and for an education, I have a 283 with a 327 crank that uses a bolt to hold the balancer on .
    I'll have to get some pics.
    I see they make shims for the balancer but that means the power steering pump and alt. would also have to be shimmed out, not really an option .

    I wasn't aware of different length pumps for Corvettes. The only thing I found different for A Vette was the boss for the water pump hose fitting. A C3 Vette with air requires a different pump, the boss for the hose fitting extends out further from the body, and if you use the wrong pump you need an extended hose fitting. I found that out the hard way. Also , FWIW, 55 to 57 sbc's have no provision for side motor mounts, they used a front saddle mount.
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    About ready to go to paint so I thought I'd make sure the New Grill that's been on the shelf for 5 years fits. After trying ALL combinations of old and new parts this is the best it fits. the old one fits perfectly, as a 40 can lol.
    It take's a bunch of pressure to make the bolt holes line up and I think down the road it'll break for sure. Anybody had any experience with die case grills ? Hope your all staying safe in these troubled days.


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    Hey Navy, gotta love these repop parts sometimes...lol! If you pressure the side pieces to fit, does the center section still line up? If everything else is fitted and braced better than factory, I wonder how many years down the road it would take for any actual breakage? Just thinking out loud here....
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    I was told by an old friend once, when I was assembling my coupe, that the only thing worse than 33/34 ford front clip was a 39/40 !! I'm surprised I've any hair left!! And yes, repop parts don't help the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    I was told by an old friend once, when I was assembling my coupe, that the only thing worse than 33/34 ford front clip was a 39/40 !! I'm surprised I've any hair left!! And yes, repop parts don't help the situation.
    Well, the '37 is no piece of cake either....
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyr View Post
    Well, the '37 is no piece of cake either....
    Just how would you know?!?! You only took'em apart!
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    I have talked to James at Bob Drake ( he's been there 22 years) He told me they have never changed the pattern or had any issues with the grill. I had sent him 8 pic's and he no answer. He said they don't have any grills to compare it to and won't for 6-8 months. It also seems that Drake is the only manufacturer of these grills, others sell them but get them from drake. Anybody know anything different please chime in, I need help. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by NTFDAY View Post
    I wasn't aware of different length pumps for Corvettes. The only thing I found different for A Vette was the boss for the water pump hose fitting. A C3 Vette with air requires a different pump, the boss for the hose fitting extends out further from the body, and if you use the wrong pump you need an extended hose fitting. I found that out the hard way. Also , FWIW, 55 to 57 sbc's have no provision for side motor mounts, they used a front saddle mount.
    what I found on the net
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    On your grille fitment, I've got to wonder if you could gently bring the side pieces into place to bolt them down but not tight, then bring the center section into place and get the bolts installed, followed by carefully snugging everything down if over time the pieces won't take a set in their mated positions and slowly relax into position. I'd be tempted to give it a try, maybe even using a heat gun on the pieces that seem stressed, leaving them overnight or out in the sun for a few hours and coming back to coerce them into place. No guarantees, but I think I'd give it a shot. What choices do you have other than trying to convince the parts to fit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    On your grille fitment, I've got to wonder if you could gently bring the side pieces into place to bolt them down but not tight, then bring the center section into place and get the bolts installed, followed by carefully snugging everything down if over time the pieces won't take a set in their mated positions and slowly relax into position. I'd be tempted to give it a try, maybe even using a heat gun on the pieces that seem stressed, leaving them overnight or out in the sun for a few hours and coming back to coerce them into place. No guarantees, but I think I'd give it a shot. What choices do you have other than trying to convince the parts to fit?
    Yup that's about all I can do, wish I had an oven that could go to about 600 to 900- degrees that was big enough, I'd slowly bring the heat up and relax it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Just how would you know?!?! You only took'em apart!
    Haha...I had to together and apart several times before leaving it apart...
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyr View Post
    Haha...I had to together and apart several times before leaving it apart...
    Just "pokin" at the bear my friend..

    Hopin' it'll get back together sooner than later.

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    grill fitment

     



    I'm no 39/40 expert so forgive my ignorance, are the 39 deluxe and 40 standard grills exactly the same?


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    Don't know about the 39's, the grill I have fit's 40 standard and 40-41 pickup's.

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    Just looked at 39's and their grill appear to only 2 piece

    Have seen some after market grills that look like 39's that fit 40's.
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