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50 thoughts on “A look at a 1936 chevrolet master coupe”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dr. Kenneth J. Sacchetti says:

    CORRECTION TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT:
    The engine in the 1936 Chevrolet was a 207 CID, inline 6 cylinder engine first introduced for 1929. Buick developed the valve in head design for their 1936 models. I have knowledge that for 1939 all Chevrolets came with the 216.6 CID, valve in head, inline 6 cylinder engine. This powerplant was used exclusively through 1955 in all 3 speed manual transmission cars; discontinued for 1956. In 1950 a fully automatic transmission, the Powerglide, was available as an extra cost option. When ordered, it was mated to a new 235 CID, hydraulic lifter, valve in head engine at no extra cost. It featured a pressurized lubrication system with an OEM standard filter cartridge. The 216.6 CID engine had no filter as OEM standard, but it was offered as an option. All 216.6 CID engines used a "dip and splash" lubrication system, which was not as good, necessitating oil changes every 1,000 miles, and engine rebuilds at a lower odometer reading.
    Sorry for the error!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dr. Kenneth J. Sacchetti says:

    This is NOT a coupe. It is a 2 door sedan. The coupe did not have a full width rear seat, as did the 2 and 4 door coach (no trunk), and 2 and 4 door sedan (trunk) models. The coupe had 2 jump seats that folded down from each side, standard OEM on the mid-line Master 85, and top of the line Master Deluxe series. This being the base model Master series (note the single sun visor for the driver only) which was basically a business coupe, i. e. no rear seating, and several other features was designed to sell at the lowest possible price. The Master coupe, the least expensive model, was base priced at about $545.00 without any added options. The engine on all models was the same, a 216.6 CID, valve in head, inline 6 cylinder engine. That covering over the driveshaft is called a "torque tube". Note the frame. Common to most cars from 1935-1941, which had a full length, fully boxed frame, AND a fully boxed X brace frame in the center. They were built BETTER than ANY current car. Actually the frames were stronger than frames used on today's over the road trailer truck tractors. This heater was a factory installed option at extra cost as was the defroster. Options such as turn signals were not standard OEM until the 1940s. Heater/defrosters (usually installed as a package) and backup lights were not standard OEM until the 1960s.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Sorra says:

    Such a cool video. You get any chance to put something old ,odd or unique in your shop or on you hoist do it. That was simply amazing to see the old engineering and tech.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rod Marin says:

    A retrospect to a time long gone. Things were so much simpler and long lasting, yet may of required much more maintenance.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Schutz says:

    where do you plug in the scan tool

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Shields says:

    Sorry but it's not a couple it's a Town Sedan. I own a 1939 Town Sedan but to be sure I google searched and sure enough it's Town Sedan. That not bad many people like the town sedan more.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Byzewski says:

    What a treasure

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dude man says:

    How many miles does it have

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sptt 144 says:

    A fine automobile!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Conetta says:

    It doesn't get any better than that Eric. The only thing I didn't enjoy is I wasn't driving.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mark nelson says:

    Very interesting. So well made makes me want one.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J Mabs509 says:

    Back on 1936, $500 chevy would still only be about 10k in today's inflation…

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Ploeser says:

    Drive shaft was called a TORQUE tube, Shocks were Knee Action, in front. Helped a kid in High School drop a 327 in a "35 back in 1960! Wow! long ago in a Galaxy Far Away!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Rauch says:

    Sepia video is an added bonus.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don V says:

    Nice rig. My 50 F1 has the vac wipers that’ll stop if you give it the beans. Yeah, the “A” ration sticker afforded you a meager 3 gallons a week. My grandfather subsidized an ambulance vehicle for the only local “first aid corp” that had the “unlimited” “E” sticker. My Dad volunteered as the driver/medic being he was exempt from the draft as a communications worker.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Gardner says:

    206.8 cubic inch engine. 79 hp.
    Nearly bullet proof…

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Robison says:

    SWEET!!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    Hope it has waterless antifreeze in it and an acid free battery.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars william t Montgomery says:

    I remember one trip when his brother and A friend went with us had two guitars strapped on the fender, not sure how we all fit in.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars william t Montgomery says:

    My step day had A 36 Chev. We made several trips from Michigan To Eastern KY I was 5 and stood behind him and learned to drive shift and all great car.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Anderson says:

    Transmission is leaking from the top gasket

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Optimist Prime says:

    I'm definitely more a Ford guy for 30s and 40s cars but these are still pretty cool!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JakeXXXJeff says:

    Could it be considered a reliable daily driver?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RL Batch says:

    The “A” rationing sticker was in use during WWII. The “A” gave you the smallest quantity of gas. A “B” sticker gave you more gas.I remember it well, I was there!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Ridley says:

    The farm truck I drove as a teenager was a 1936 Chevy. Just hated those vacuum wipers. The rear axle was also two speed and vacuum actuated. The engine was so clapped out there was hardly any vacuum.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Hammock says:

    GREAT CAR! and video. My '36 has shocks. LOL
    Bug in you ear comment, the reason for the (torque tube) solid driveshaft mainly in trucks is because back then the roads were so bad , if the driver had to go cross country or help plow a field, a spinning driveshaft would collect all of the vines and crabgrass , cornstalks and whatever else was run over. That would be a mess to remove and may even slow ya down. 🙂 have a good day!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pjimmbo jimmbo says:

    They sure don't build them like they used to. Am I ever glad about that.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D3 says:

    Growing up my Dad had a ‘37 Cadillac Touring Sedan. 4 door with suicide doors. Flathead V8 that ran so smooth he would balance a nickel on the huge teardrop headlamp while the engine ran, he’d prop open the hood panels and leave it running, you couldn’t hear it even standing bedside the engine bay! We were forever riding in parades snd going to Antique car club meetings.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rickn8or says:

    "Road draft tube" is why you see the dark stripe in the center of the lane in older movies..

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott says:

    BOOOOO would have loved to see you work on it!!

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nature and Physics says:

    "I don't want to set the world on fire …"

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John E. Carr says:

    A great video.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fixitall Paul says:

    After opening the hood of the new 1937 Oldsmobile a mechanic exclaimed "How are we supposed to work on that? Theres no place to stand in there."

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Schnars says:

    Ah the days when u were required to stop and change gears at the stop sign (of course u learned to double clutch ) !! Nice video as usual !!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Jacob says:

    Sounds like an old school bus with a 300 C.I.D. Ford straight 6…

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aubrey Stanley says:

    An "A" ration book let you buy 4 gallons of gas a week.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars eastcoastrifraf says:

    So no tie rods?

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fun on old wheels says:

    A very respectful and reverent video, thank you. I appreciate your "speak only when necessary" style, rather than the current "if I stop talking I might die" method of video making.

    That car is a magnificent example, and I am eminently jealous of your friend.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars zurdo says:

    Coupé? NO. Sedanette? YES. could benefit from power steering? Love the cranking vent windows. ,

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheMagnumResearch says:

    This is when cars were works of art not generic toaster ovens

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gregory Thomas says:

    $500 in 1936 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $9,773.24 today…so not too bad of a price really!

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars wes c says:

    Where's the OBD2 port??

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric d says:

    i know it old, but wow that is so cool to see what they was like back in the days. so cool to see.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars know thyself says:

    Best car review I ever seen!! Man you could stop getting greasy and just do Car Reviews!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fins59 says:

    The motor was called the Blue Flame, Dick Reid, a friend of mine in NZ had the coupe version of the sedan in this video, unfortunately it caught fire somehow & was destroyed.
    Beautiful car, I checked the engine oil level once and thought it had none because the oil was so clean.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stan yuhas says:

    My 8 year old truck isn't as clean as that 80 year old car. LOL

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Ferrick says:

    Thanks for the tour. Neat car. 6 volt. Was that a positive ground?

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Volkenator says:

    100% Made in USA.