Monthly Archives: October 2010

After 42 years of waiting, my first drive

October 30, 2010 – picked up Mel today at the mechanics. I was very nervous anticipating the drive home from his shop in Lynnwood. However, after reading this blog beforehand, I was much encouraged that Mel would not let me … Continue reading

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It Lives! It Lives!

Just got back from the mechanics. Heard Mel start up for the first time. Engine sounds strong. However, the carburetor will need to be rebuilt. A transmission seal is leaking but I don’t want to proceed with that repair till … Continue reading

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Two beautiful ’55’s!

Claire made this composition which I think captures all the fun of the truck. Update today from the mechanic: Doug is very impressed with the truck and how remarkably free of rust it is in its current state. He expects … Continue reading

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Mel is Legal

Today Susan and I went to the licensing office to get the title transferred and the truck registered. It all went without a hitch. I did learn that we have several licensing options. If I want to get a personalized … Continue reading

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Mel’s Stats

This is what I know about Mel so far: 1955 Chevrolet 3100 1st series pickup – the last of this design 235 c.i. straight six cylinder engine 4 speed Hydramatic transmission – fairly rare for these trucks Sold to Uncle … Continue reading

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Time to pickup the Pickup

A great adventure with great friends and family… Continue reading

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On to Pasco

We had a great trip to Pasco, lots of fun with Lonnie and Linda. It was wonderful to see Bernie and get Mel ready for the drive over the mountains.

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