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eBay Garage Photo of the Week – 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

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Each week we explore the fabulous vehicles found in our eBay Garage and bring forward a few special cars. Starting off the series is the second generation Chevrolet Bel Air noted for its iconic styling and a favorite among hot rod tuners. Chevrolet’s styling was crisp, clean and offered a 265 cubic inch V8 option starting in 1955.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Owned by: gwocars
Trim Base Convertible 2-Door
Engine: 4.6L 4638CC 283Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated

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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
Owned by: professor362
Trim Base Hardtop 2-Door
Engine: 4.3L 4343CC 265Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
My father and I completed this restoration not long before he passed away suddenly, unexpectedly and at the arguably young age of 58. In about one year, this car itself will be 58 years old… old enough to command a legacy of its own. That, compounded with the significance it holds in my family and the car becomes irreplaceable. My Dad’s nickname was Duke, and to some extent that nickname has been bequeathed me as it is based upon our last name. The torch has been passed, but the spirit lives on.

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Owned by: quadluver
Trim Base Hardtop 2-Door
Engine: 4.3L 4343CC 265Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated


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  1. Fritz Dammann March 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm Reply

    The above mentioned 1955 Chevy Bell Air owned by: quadluver,
    is in fact a 2 door Sedan, not a Hardtop.

  2. RODOLFO N GONZALEZ March 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm Reply

    Bonito auto,estos si eran de verdadme da envidia de la buena felicidades-

  3. Edmund March 8, 2013 at 10:58 am Reply

    Do you have any info on 1956 ford. F-100 pick ups,pics,etc.? Also,why would an oil leak continue if I put in proper real main seal in a 312 v-8. We can’T stop the leak. Would appreciate any inputs .

    • Derek Mau March 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm Reply

      Hi Edmund,

      Have you tried posting your question on the Ford Trucks F-100 forum?

      Here is the link to the 1948-1956 F-100 forum:

      http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/forum41/

    • Dave March 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm Reply

      The 292-312 cu. in. Ford engine when being built or overhauled needs to be aligned honed through the main journals to prevent oil leaks. I’m speaking from experience from the past, I had the same problem. And be sure of the installation of the seals that it is seated all the way in.

      • Dave March 8, 2013 at 3:52 pm Reply

        I forgot to mention not to twist the rope seal or kink it on installation.
        Dave

    • Henry Hillman March 18, 2013 at 9:33 am Reply

      I had the same problem with a 55 T-Bird. WE eventually had to stuff the seal with 2 or 3 solid copper # 10 or # 12 wires to put enough pressure to create the seal needed. This is caused by any of the following:
      bent crank, main bearings having too much slack and the crank wobbles, thrust bearing not keeping the crank horizontally stable or the rear journal is out of round, the rear journal is too rough to seal.

      Good luck. If you have any other questions call my cell 954-588-6225

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