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ThE World’s Largest Manufacturer of 1955-56-57 Chevrolet Restoration Parts
5-6-7 Update
Volume 18, Issue 2 • Produced by Danchuk Mfg. 3201 S. Standard Ave., Santa ana, CAlifornia 92705
RainGear Windshield Wiper Install
Many times when you are restoring a
classic Chevy you will find that the original
wiper system doesn’t function properly or
is missing altogether. Instead of trying
to find NOS or remanufactured wiper
transmissions, or replacement cables to
rebuild your originals, why not upgrade
to a modern style wiper system that uses
solid shafts and never requires adjustment?
Follow along as we install one of the
RainGear systems in our 1956 test car
(1955 installations are identical, 1957
installations are very similar). It’s really
not that hard and you will love the results.
Danchuk Parts you will need…
• #12825 RainGear Wiper System
with Intermittent Switch
• #12828 RainGear Universal Washer Kit
• #913 Wiper Switch Tool
• #912 Wiper Escutcheon Nut Tool
(included in kit)
Tools you will need…
• 3/16" and 1/4" Clutch Head Screwdrivers
or Drivers
• Phillips and Flat Blade Screwdrivers
• 7/8"-1/2" Drive Socket
• 1/2" and 9/16"-3/8" Drive Deep Sockets
• 3/4"-3/8" Drive Deep Socket or
Box-End Wrench
• 5/16" Nut Driver or Open-End Wrench
• 1/4" Open-End Wrench
• 3/8" Open-End or Box-End Wrench
• Crescent Wrench
• Plastic or Wood Mallet
• Steering Wheel Puller
• 3/8" Drill
• 9/32" Drill Bit
IN THIS ISSUE:
Before you start, go to the Danchuk website
and download the RainGear instruction
sheet. You will find it posted under part
#12825. It will be easier to follow the article
if you have the instructions handy. Also,
you may find it easier to do this install if
you remove the steering wheel from your
vehicle, just to get it out of the way.
1.) Disconnect your battery.
2.) Remove the
glove box insert
and radio. We
also removed
the glove box
door using
our Phillips
screwdriver and the ashtray for better
access. Pic 1
3.) Remove the
Phillips screws
that hold the
instrument
cluster in place
and at least pull
it away from the
dash far enough to get in behind it. (We
removed ours to make it easier to install
the drivers side wiper drive unit.) Once
it is loose, reach in and unclip the wiring
harness. Clear the wiring away making
room for the new wiper unit. Pic 2
Note: You may find it easier to loosen
the column and pull it down a bit to gain
access to the lower 2 Philips screws on the
cluster. To do this, remove the lower column
cover with your 3/16" clutch head driver.
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SPRING 2012
• WINDSHIELD WIPER INSTALL
• COOLING SPECIALS
• Feature Car
• Show Trailer Schedule
Message from the
General Manager
T h e wa i t i s ove r ! !
Spring is here and the
show season is in full
swing. Car shows,
swap meets, fun in the
sun, cruise nights, it
doesn’t get any better
for us gear heads!
From a company view
we are deep into some
really spectacular tooling projects. You
should start to see some really big key part
announcements all throughout this year for
all three years of cars. Keep an eye on our
website and newsletters.
This newsletter is chock full of specials to
help cool down you and your car. We’ve
got all our top radiators, shrouds and all the
trimmings to keep that classic cool and we’re
running awesome specials on our Vintage
Air kits to keep you comfortable through the
upcoming hot months.
Also, the RainGear windshield wiper kits
have been all the buzz these last couple of
years so we thought we’d try to help a bit by
doing an install so you know exactly what’s
involved in this awesome upgrade.
As always, thank you so much for allowing
us to be your dedicated supplier for all your
Tri-Five needs. We only do one thing here
and that’s 55-57 Chevys.
Happy Restoring,
Steve Brown
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Download RainGear Instructions from Danchuk Website
Loosen the lower
column suppor t
bolts with your
1/2" deep socket
a n d 3 / 8 " - d r i ve
ratchet to drop
the column down
enough to gain
easier access to
the lower cluster
screws.
Pics 3-4-5
b o l t w i t h yo u r
9/6" socket and
3/8"-drive ratchet.
The rod will not be
reinstalled. If you
have a manual
transmission
remove the clutch
pedal return spring for better access. (We
installed a 3/8"-16" X 3/4" bolt in the lower
rod hole in the dash so the column would
remain supported.) Pics 8-9
4.) Remove the
wiper control knob
and cable from the
dash with your
wiper switch tool.
Save the knob and
wiper bezel for
use with the new
electric switch.
Pic 5A
Now we will begin to install the RainGear
system.
5.) Remove the
wiper arms and
blades and set
aside. A flat blade
screwdriver may
be needed to help
unclasp the tabs.
Pic 6
6.) Dismantle the
original wiper
system. Star t
by removing the
wiper escutcheon
nuts with the
supplied wiper
escutcheon nut
tool. Remove
the
wiper
escutcheons.
Remove the
original pivot shafts. Remove the wiper
motor and center drive unit from the firewall.
Pic 7
7. ) T h e r e a r e
t wo 3/8" rods
under the dash
that support the
column. With your
1/2" socket and
3/8"-drive ratchet
remove the upper bolt. Remove the lower
2
8.) On the drivers
side wiper drive
assembly there
is a “locator tab”
that will need to be
bent to line up with
the body. Bend it
forward about 30 degrees or enough to have
as little gap as possible. (Refer to figure 2 in
the instructions.) This tab mounts where the
support rod we removed bolted to the firewall.
Pic 10
9.) Plug the wire
harness to the
wiper motor drive
assembly. Pic 11
10.) Raise the wiper drive assembly up under
the dash to the left of the steering column and
guide the pivot shaft through the wiper hole
in the cowl. It helps to clear the wires out of
the way with one hand and move the drive
assembly into place with the other.
11. ) Fr o m t h e
outside of the car
place the rubber
washer, aluminum
spacer and nut
on to the pivot
shaft. With your
3/4"deep socket
a n d 3 / 8 " - d r i ve
ratchet or 3/4"
box-end wrench,
tighten the nut up
snug…not tight.
Pics 12-13-14
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12 . ) Wi t h yo u r
1/2" socket and
3/8"-drive ratchet,
secure the wiper
drive assembly to
the firewall with the
supplied 5/16"-18"
x 1/2" bolt. The
assembly bolts
into the hole where
we removed the
dash support rod.
If there is a gap
between the locator tab and the firewall
remove the unit and bend the tab a little
farther. Pic 15
13.) Assemble the
t wo link halves
to g e t h e r u s i n g
the longer of the
two sets of holes.
Secure them
together with the
supplied hardware
with your 5/16" nut
driver and 3/8"
wrench.
Pics 16-17
14.) Install the
molded plastic
bushings into the
link ends. Install
the one with the
flanged end first
with the flanged
end towards the
pivot shaft. They
will be very tight
and you may
need to use your
plastic mallet, do
not smash them.
Install the outer
plastic ring next
to complete the
assembly. If you
need to use your
mallet be gentle.
Pics 18-19-20
15.) Assemble the
extended end of
the long link to the
pivot fitting on the
passenger side
pivot shaft. Make
s u r e i t m o ve s
freely on the
shaft. Install the
supplied washer
and then secure
the link to the shaft
with the supplied
J-clip. Use your 1/4" open-end wrench to
push down on the clip and work it into place.
Refer to the wiper instructions figures 5 and
6 for more information. Pics 21-22
16.) Place the left
end link close to
point “D” on the
drivers side wiper
drive unit and pass
the passenger
side pivot shaft
thru the cowl. Refer to figures 3 and 5 in the
instruction sheet. Install the rubber washer,
aluminum spacer and nut on the passenger
side pivot shaft like you did in Step 11. Pic 23
17.) Attach the long
link to the driver
side wiper drive
at point “D” and
attach it as you
did the passenger
side in Step 15.
Refer to figure 3
in the instruction
sheet. Pics 24-25
Note: It is very
impor tant that
the lever on the
passenger side
pivot shaft ends
up in the 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock position.
Refer to figure 5 in the instruction sheet. If
the lever ends up in the 6 o’clock position
the wipers will run backwards and you will
remove the paint from your hood. Ours
ended up at 10 o’clock.
18.) Secure the gauge cluster wires and any
other under dash wiring well out of the way
of the moving parts we just installed with
tie straps.
Now it is time to install and wire the intermittent
wiper switch. The intermittent switch MUST
have the black wire grounded and it will not
function if the car body is not grounded.
You CANNOT use a battery charger to test
the system.
19.) Install the
new wiper switch
in the original
location using
your original bezel
and knob. (If your
car was originally
equipped with a
washer system
you can retain the
original washer
button with just
a l i tt l e b i t o f
additional work.
Just cut the rod
off the push button
and slide the push
button back into
the knob.) Thread
the jam nut onto
the switch shaft
approximately
7/16" from the
bottom. Install the
star washer with
the teeth pointing
towards the back
of the dash. Slide
the switch in from
the back of the
dash, thread the
wiper nut onto the
shaft and tighten
with your wiper
switch tool. Push
the knob on the switch and stand the knob
off enough to allow movement for the washer
function. Tighten the knob with a small flat
blade screwdriver. Pics 26-27-28-29-30
the kit. (If you are installing a washer system
you can wire the washer at this time as
outlined in the wiring diagram, we did not.)
Route the wiring harness using the supplied
clamps and attach to the hole in the lower
portion of the drive assembly. Refer to figure
3 of the wiper instruction sheet. Make sure
all wires are clear of the moving parts under
the dash.
If you are installing the washer kit proceed to
step 26. If not proceed to step 21.
2 1. ) I n s t a l l
the wiper
escutcheons
and nuts in the
reverse order
of removal and
install the nuts with your wiper escutcheon
nut tool. Pic 30A
22.) Test the electrical operation. DO NOT
install the wiper arms and blades yet, we
need to confirm and possibly adjust the park
position for the system.
2 3 . ) Tu r n t h e
m o to r o n , a n d
then off to park
the motor. Using
masking tape or
wire ties make a
“Flag” on the pivot
shafts in the approximate wiper position so
you can see the operation of the system.
Pic 31
Every attempt has been made to adjust the
drive arm on the motor so the unit will park
correctly at the end of the stroke. If the wipers
park early or late then adjustment will be
necessary. Our kit required no adjustment.
Refer to figure 3 in the instruction sheet
to see the proper “Park” alignment. If
adjustment is necessary adjust as outlined
in the instruction sheet.
24.) Put the dashboard back together. You
may need to leave the rear support off of your
original radio to clear the long link.
20.) Ground the black wire from the switch to
a good body ground. Connect the RED wire
to a 5 amp fused power source controlled by
the ignition switch. Wire the rest of the switch
according to the wiring diagram supplied in
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WIPER INSTALL
RainGear Windshield Wiper Install
Just a Few More Steps!
WIPER INSTALL
25.) Install your
wiper arms and
blades, spray
some water on
your windshield
and try out your
new wipers!! Pic
32
Installation of the windshield washer
assembly, Danchuk #12828.
26.) Mount the
bracket for the
washer bottle/
pump in the
location of your
choice. We used
existing holes on
the core support
filler panel. Slide the washer unit into place
on the bracket. Pic 34
27.) Assemble
the provided
wire connectors
for the washer
pump to the
brown and black
wires. Push the
wires into the
white plastic
connector. Pic
35-36
2 8 . ) Co n n e c t
the white plastic
connector to
the pump and
run the brown
wire through the
firewall wire grommet. Connect the brown
wire you just ran to the brown wire on the
switch and connect the black wire from the
pump to a good ground source.
Pics 37-38-39-40
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30.) Hook the
small hoses
up to the tubes
in the wiper
escutcheons
and install the
escutcheons
as described
in step 21 and
install your
wiper arms and
blades. Pic 43
REPLACEMENT
Electric Wiper Motors
Raingear
Windshield Washer Kit
Raingear Windshield Wiper Kits
Add this washer kit to your RainGear system
for a complete modern upgrade. A must
have when you’re long hauling it on the
“Power Tour”.
All..............#12828... $87.95........ $69.95/kit
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The RainGear wiper system is a rugged and proven lever and link wiper system designed
to completely replace he original cable and spool system. This kit uses the original arms
and blades and you can use the original knob and bezel to retain originality. Don’t forget to order the optional washer kit, #12828, shown on page 4 These kits will not clear
Airtique’s 1955 only defrost duct or Kugels under dash master cylinder/booster. Motor
mounts under the dash.
1955-56 2-Speed.................................... #12824............$389.95.................. $314.95/kit
1955-56 2-Speed w/ Delay..................... #12825............$429.95..................$339.95/kit
1957 2-Speed.......................................... #12826............$429.95..................$339.95/kit
1957 2-Speed w/ Delay.......................... #12827............$479.95................. $384.95/kit
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Bolts to factory wiper motor location and
works with original wiper transmissions.
1955-56 2-Speed Switch
...............#11224... $234.95.... $187.95/ea.
1955-56 Intermittent Switch
...............#11224A.$324.95... $259.95/ea.
1957 2-Speed Switch w/ Extension
...............#11225... $264.95.... $211.95/ea.
1957 Intermittent Switch w/ Extension
...............#11225A.$324.95... $259.95/ea.
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WIPER SPECIALS
You can reinstall
the original wiper
motor on your
firewall to retain
the original look
or you can install
the supplied plate to cover the hole.
Congratulations! You’re done. Pic 33
29.) Attach the
larger diameter
washer hose
to the bottom
of the pump
and run it up to
the cowl area.
Install the tee
and the smaller
washer hoses.
If necessary, as
it was on our
vehicle, use your
drill and 9/32"
drill bit to drill
holes in the cowl
fo r t h e s m a l l
wiper hoses.
Finish the holes
off with a rubber
grommet. Pics
41-42
Start with these Part Specials for an easy install!
Windshield Wiper Escutcheons
They chromed almost everything in the 50’s,
and this escutcheon design was no exception. Our quality control department gives
these an A-1 rating, and we’re sure you’ll
agree! Includes chrome nuts and nozzles.
Made in the USA.
1955 150....#208....... $44.95......$35.95/set
1955-56 (exc. 55-150)
..................#210A.... $44.95......$35.95/set
1957 (Shown)
..................#210....... $44.95......$35.95/set
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Show Quality Wiper Arms
If the best quality and most correct configuration is what you’re after, then these are the
wiper arms for you.
1955-56 Vacuum/Electric (exc. �56 Delco), Hook
................................................................ #10137............$56.95.................... $45.50/pr.
1957 Vacuum, Hook............................... #10138............$56.95.................... $45.50/pr.
1957 Electric, Straight End.................... #10139............$56.95.................... $45.50/pr.
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Intermittent Delay Switch
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For aftermarket wiper kits.
1955-57.....#11226... $99.95....... $79.95/ea.
#211
#211A
#211B
Windshield Wiper
Motor Slides
Polished Stainless Steel Wiper Arms
That’s it! Fill your
water bottle and
give it a try.
Note: We followed the RainGear directions
carefully, just as they suggested. If you
feel you need to modify parts/directions to
make the kit fit your car, you may be doing
something wrong. It is recommended that
you re-read the instructions or call RainGear
at the number on the instruction sheet.
Wiper Escutcheon Nut Tool
We’ve upgraded this tool to include the Thandle, making our new version even more
convenient to use. With this handy implement escutcheon nuts are easily removed,
and scratched hardware is a thing of the past.
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1953-58.....#912....... $9.95..........
Bring the highly polished look back to your windshield wipers with these stainless
steel wiper arms. For use with our wiper blade #2518 below.
1954-59 Driver........................................ #2519..............$20.95...................... $16.95/ea.
1954-59 Passenger................................ #2520..............$20.95...................... $16.95/ea.
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Polished Stainless Steel
Wiper Blade
Since these under-the-hood connections
are plastic, they are prone to heat deterioration and discoloration. Don’t let them break
unexpectedly. This is a low-cost item that
should be replaced regularly. Part #211B is
a plastic adapter to be used with #211A for
vehicles with factory washer bottles.
1957 & 56-62 Vette
..................#211....... $6.95.......... $5.50/ea.
1955-56.....#211A.... $6.95.......... $5.50/ea.
1955-56 Adapter
..................#211B.... $6.95.......... $5.50/ea.
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This is the blade that belongs on our
highly-polished wiper arms, the combination you need to restore your car back to
its original look. For use with our #2519 and #2520 wiper arms.
1954-59 Either Side................................ #2518..............$20.95...................... $16.95/ea.
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Thermostat Housings
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Adjustable Fan Thermostat
Included with these quality water necks
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...............#1959..... $12.95.......$10.50/ea.
All 15В° Swivel
..................#12505... $16.95....... $13.50/ea.
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..................#12124... $17.95........ $14.50/ea.
All 90В° Swivel
..................#12125... $17.95........ $14.50/ea.
For use with electric fans. Probe mounts
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Adjustable temp makes sure the fan runs
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Stainless Water Neck Bolt Kits
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..................#14289... $5.95.......... $4.95/kit
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..................#14290... $5.95.......... $4.95/kit
Thermostats
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Adjustable
Thermostat Harness
For use with part #085, adjustable fan
thermostat.
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#093
Electric cooling fans have become a mainstay when it comes to keeping any type of vehicle’s engine cool. This state-of-the-art fan
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dependant on your engine temperature. Also included in either kit is a three position toggle switch that gives you manual control of the
cooling fans; position one is 100% fan on, position two is normal operation and position three is 0% fan or fan off and a push button
switch which is used to set the vehicle speed at which you like the cooling fans to shut off above.
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All Single Fan............................................................................................#16323............................... $259.95....................$207.95/kit
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#094
Temperature Sending Units
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Original design in fit and function.
1956...........#093....... $26.95....... $21.50/ea.
1957...........#094....... $26.95....... $21.50/ea.
Original Style Heater Hose Kits with Ribs
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1955-56 8 Cyl.......................................... #11237............$37.95...................... $29.95/kit
1955-56 6 Cyl.......................................... #11238............$37.95...................... $29.95/kit
1957 8 Cyl............................................... #11239............$37.95...................... $29.95/kit
1957 8 Cyl. w/ A/C.................................. #11240............$37.95...................... $29.95/kit
1957 6 Cyl............................................... #11241............$37.95...................... $29.9.5/kit
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Programmable Fan Controller with LED Readout
Fan-Thom fan controls offer you clean, simple and safe fan controller for your electric fans. The supplied thermostat threads into the
engine or cooling system for a professional installation.
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Note: Turns fan on at 200В° & off at 185В°.
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Note: Turns fan on at 185+F75В° & off at 170В°.
This fan controller is programmable and will work with either single
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as having the fans stay on for up to 5-minutes after the engine is
shut down. Digital temp readout makes set up a breeze and it will
work with your existing temp gauge and sending unit.
All .................................. #15123..........$129.95..........$103.95/ea.
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. . . . from these Great Part Specials!
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Dual Electric Fan Kit
Best suited for crossflow
conversion, these dual 12"
electric fans come in either a
puller or pusher configuration
and measure 26-1/4" by 151/2 by 2-5/8" thick. Fan kits are
available with or without fan
controls. Mounting hardware
and fan controls included.
All Puller, w/ Relay & Thermostat, 2500 CFM
................................................................ #13453............$333.95..................$299.95/kit
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The Flex-A-Lite Black Magic Xtreme fan out
performs typical cage fans by 45%-50%, and
provides consistent cooling regardless of engine speed. Get more power and better mileage
by replacing your stock fan. Includes adjustable
thermostat, A/C relay and manual switch. Available in Puller version only. Recommended for
6-cylinder position radiators. Measures 21-1/2"
by 17-1/2" by 4-3/16".
All w/ Relay & Thermostat, 3300 CFM.. #13452............$305.95.................. $275.95/ea.
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These S-Blade fans can be used as a primary or auxillary fan. The 16" Syclone pulls
2500CFM which makes it strong enough
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horsepower and increasing mileage. Both
fans are reversible (push/pull).
All 14", w/o Relay & Thermostat,
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...............#13457... $117.95......$94.95/ea.
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...............#12168... $156.95... $124.95/ea.
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This relay automatically engages the fan
when the A/C is turned on.
All..............#13458... $18.95....... $14.95/ea.
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Fan Spacers
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1955-57 1/2"
..................#12165... $15.95....... $12.95/ea.
1955-57 1".#12166... $15.95....... $12.95/ea.
1955-57 2".#12167... $18.95....... $12.95/ea.
Black Powder Coated & Chrome STEEL Fan Shrouds
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Be Cool OE V8 Position Radiators
17” Flex Fan
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Polished Stainless Steel
Coolant Overflow Tank
Air Conditioning Relay Kit
for Electric Fans
#16627A
1955-57 V8 in 6 Cyl. Core Support...........................................................#16625............................... $99.95....................... $69.95/ea.
1955-57 V8 in Stock Position...................................................................#16626A............................ $99.95....................... $69.95/ea.
1955-57 V8 in Stock V8 Core Support, w/ #11236 6-Cyl. Position Conversion Brackets
...................................................................................................................#16627A............................ $109.95..................... $76.95/ea.
1955-57 V8 in 6 Cyl. Core Support, Chrome, Black Brackets................#16625C............................ $199.95.................... $139.95/ea.
1955-57 V8 in Stock Position, Chrome, Black Brackets.........................#16626C............................ $199.95.................... $139.95/ea.
1955-57 V8 in Stock V8 Core Support, w/ #11236 6-Cyl. Position Conversion Brackets, Chrome, Black Brackets
...................................................................................................................#16627C............................ $209.95.................... $149.95/ea.
1955-57 Chrome Brackets........................................................................#16625B............................ $62.95....................... $49.95/ea.
1955-57 Chrome Brackets........................................................................#16626B............................ $62.95....................... $49.95/ea.
Electric, Variable
Speed Fan Control
Sets fan speed from 60%100% depending on thermostat setting. Reduces
charging spikes and current
load. Runs your cooling
fans 30 seconds after your
car is turned off to reduce
heat soak.
All............................................................ #13459............$134.95................... $119.95/ea.
STEEL FAN SHROUDS
Electric Fan Kit
This polished stainless steel overflow tank
was designed to be kept out of view but it’s so
beautiful you’ll want to show it off. One quart
capacity tank with a precision knurled cap
and a highly polished finish. Approximately
18-3/4" long, mounting hardware included.
Sale $35.95/ea.
All..............#1274..... $44.95.......
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What’s that you say? You want a vintage radiator design produced with
today’s technology? By customer demand Be Cool has expanded their
industry proven product line with their NEW Be Cool OE series radiators.
Be Cool OE series radiators combine a modern aluminum core design with
the factory fit, finish and correct-appearing ribbed factory tank design of
a stock OE radiator. Your HIGHER than factory-rated horsepower classic
Chevy won’t overheat with a Be Cool OE series radiator!
1955-57 Black, Aluminum, Standard, V8 Position
.......................................... #16916................. $699.95............. $625.95/ea.
1955-57 Black, Aluminum, AUTO, V8 Position
.......................................... #16917................. $749.95............. $689.95/ea.
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Danchuk . . . “There’s No Comparison”
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Make Sure your Radiator is Working Properly . . .
. . . . Before You Loose Your Cool!
#044
U.S. Radiator Downflow
Aluminum Radiators
RADIATOR SPECIALS
Sale
Desert Cooler Radiators
They drop right into your favorite tri-five and feature the lastest cooling technology. V-8
owners can choose from either standard or high-effiency styles. High efficiency models
are recommended for A/C and performance applications. Each unit includes side shims,
transmission line fitting, petcock and drain hose making for an easy instalation. If the radiator is mounted on the engine side of the core support, you have a V8 core support. If it’s
on the grille side, then it’s a 6-cylinder support. Radiators fit both standard and automatic
transmission equipped cars, and don’t forget to order a fan shroud, parts #16625-16627C
for the best in cooling performance. Made in the USA.
1955-57 V8, 4 Row.................................. #399................$399.95................. $349.95/ea.
1955-56 Hi-Efficiency, 3 Row, 6-Cyl....... #336................$399.95................. $349.95/ea.
1955-57 Hi-Efficiency, 4 Row, V8 Position
................................................................ #337................$459.95..................$399.95/ea.
1955-56 Hi-Efficiency, 4 Row, V8 in 6-Cyl. Position
................................................................ #12072............$399.95................. $349.95/ea.
1957 Hi-Efficiency, 4 Row, V8 in 6-Cyl. Position
................................................................ #12072A.........$399.95................. $349.95/ea.
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Radiator Petcock with Hose
#047
#046
Radiator Hoses
#045
Made with the same quality materials as
our show quality hoses, but priced for the
budget-oriented daily driver. For the 1957
6 cylinder upper hose, see show quality
hoses, below.
1955-57 V8, Upper Hose
..................#044....... $16.95....... $15.25/ea.
1955-57 V8, Lower Hose
..................#045....... $16.95....... $15.25/ea.
1955-56 6 Cyl., Upper Hose
...............#046....... $16.95....... $15.25/ea.
1955-57 6 Cyl., Lower Hose
...............#047....... $19.95....... $16.25/ea.
1955-57 V8 in 6 Cyl. Pos., Lower
...............#10856... $17.95........ $15.25/ea.
1955-57 Upper, Trim to Fit Crossflow
...............#12161... $22.95....... $18.95/ea.
1955-57 Lower, Trim to Fit Crossflow
...............#12162... $27.95........ $21.95/ea.
#044A
Allows you to mount a V8 position radiator
into the 6-cylinder position of a V8 core
support.
1955-57.....#11236... $47.95....... $39.95/pr.
Be Cool Aluminum Crossflow Radiators
Radiator Support to Frame Shims
Sale
Hardware included.
1955-57.....#1167..... $11.95..........$9.95/ea.
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Radiator Support
to Fender Shim Kits
Sale
1955-56.....#1168..... $8.95........... $7.50/ea.
1957 (Shown)
..................#1169..... $9.95.......... $8.50/ea.
Sale
1955-57 Standard................................... #13764............$495.00................. $449.95/ea.
1955-57 Auto........................................... #13765............$695.00................. $625.95/ea.
1955-57 Standard, Polished.................. #13774............$699.95................. $649.95/ea.
1955-57 Auto, Polished.......................... #13775............$849.95.................$769.95/ea.
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Fits the Desert CoolerВ® radiator or any
other 1955-1957 radiator application. 7-lb
for stock cooling systems or 13-lb pressure
capacity for aluminum radiators with Vintage
Air systems.
1955-57 7-lb.
..................#141....... $9.95.......... $8.50/ea.
1955-57 13-lb.
..................#12160... $5.95.......... $4.50/ea.
Decorative Radiator Cap
with Bowtie
Sale
1955-57 13-lb.
..................#12159A.$64.95...... $49.95/ea.
#047A
Sale
Radiator Hose Clamp
#045A
1955-57.....#12163... $1.50............. $.95/ea.
These radiator hoses are correctly numbered with the GM codes used in 1955,
1956 and 1957. These are the hoses for
detail-oriented collectors and anyone seeking to restore the original factory look to their
engine compartment. Original style spring
clamps are included.
1955-57 V8, Upper Hose
..................#044A.... $22.95....... $18.50/ea.
1955-57 V8, Lower Hose
..................#045A.... $22.95....... $18.50/ea.
1955-56 6 Cyl., Upper Hose
...............#046B.... $22.95....... $18.50/ea.
1957 6 Cyl., Upper Hose (Not Shown)
...............#046A.... $29.95....... $23.95/ea.
1955-57 6 Cyl., Lower Hose
...............#047A.... $29.95....... $23.95/ea.
1956-57 Dual 4BC & F.I. ,Upper Hose
(Not Shown)
...............#2559..... $42.95...... $34.50/ea.
Radiator Caps
with Be Cool Logo
Radiator Zinc Anode
Installs in place of petcock and protects the
cooling system from corrosion.
All 1/4 NPT
..................#14845... $11.95..........$9.95/ea.
Sale
A great way to top off your cooling system
upgrade.These Be Cool billet radiator caps,
besides being great looking, are designed to
allow the use of a coolant recovery system
where needed.
All Round Style
..................#13776... $49.95....... $39.95/ea.
All Octagon Style
..................#13777... $49.95....... $39.95/ea.
Sale
Sale
Sale
Radiator Caps
Sale
Sale
#046B
Show Quality Radiator Hoses
Radiator Conversion Brackets
The same brass valve used in 1955, 1956
and 1957, with the original 6" of rubber drain
hose included. Made in the USA.
Sale $6.25/ea.
1955-57.....#400...... $7.50...........
RADIATOR SPECIALS
Aluminum Downflow radiators feature fully welded construction (no epoxy) and dual 1" tubes. Radiators are available
in either a standard or Tripleflow configuration. Tripleflow
radiators achieve the maximum temperature drop by creating walls which force the coolant
to pass through the core 3 times resulting in greater temperature reductions. Aluminum
radiators do not have transmission coolers. An auxiliary cooler will be required so be sure
to check out our transmission coolers on page 346-347 of our catalog. When mounting
#13274 the hood baffle may require modification on 55-56 application. All triple flow radiator upper inlets are on driver side of top tank. Radiators fit both standard and automatic
transmission equipped cars, and don’t forget to order a fan shroud, parts #16625-16627C
for the best in cooling performance. Made in the USA.
1955-57 V8.................................................#13262............ $475.95................... $419.95/ea.
1955-57 Triple Flow, V8.............................#13266............ $554.95................... $489.95/ea.
1955-56 V8 in 6-Cyl. Position................ #13270............$475.95.................. $419.95/ea.
1955-57 V8 in 6-Cyl. Position, Triple Flow
................................................................ #13274............$554.95................. $489.95/ea.
Radiator Core
Support Rubber Cushions
Sale
Made in the USA.
1955-57.....#604....... $10.95........ $9.95/pr.
Danchuk . . . “There’s No Comparison”
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Cool Classics Need Air!
2011 Street Rodder Tour Visits Danchuk Indiana
Street Rodder Tour Cruisers
Complete 134A Air Conditioning Units
Designed specifically for your classic Chevy. System attaches to existing holes in dash and firewall without drilling. These kits now use
the fully electronic GEN IV Sure Fit System, which features an electronic conversion for stock heater control levers which eliminates
all control cables. Separate heating and cooling coils and SPAL permanent magnet blower motor gives you maximum capacity and
performance. To order, call our customer service department with your application. Ask your customer service rep for more information. These kits come in 3 box sets, and 2 of the 3 boxes need to be shipped oversized which incurs an extra shipping charge. Note:
Special order configured A/C kits are NOT eligible for sale prices. Ask your sales rep for details.
1955-56......................................................................................................#2437................................ $1329.95.................$1175.95/kit
1957 . .........................................................................................................#2439................................ $1329.95.................$1175.95/kit
Note: The 55 with original 265 V8 with oil filter option requires a special order kit.
Air CONDITIONING
Sale
Tour Car
A/C Clutch Covers
Sale
All Polished Billet
..................#12562... $19.95....... $16.95/ea.
All Chromed Billet
..................#12563... $39.95...... $36.95/ea.
*Note: For Sanden 508 Compressor
Pricing Good Through
July 21st 2012!
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A/C Clutch Compressor CoverS
Dress up your Sanden 508 A/C Compressor
with this aluminum clutch cover, hardware
included.
All Chrome, SD508
..................#16542... $69.95...... $55.95/ea.
All Polished, SD508
..................#16543... $65.95.......$52.95/ea.
All Machined, SD508
..................#16544... $59.95....... $47.95/ea.
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Project X
STREET RODDER TOUR
Over Labor Day Weekend last year the
Amsoil/Street Rodder Road Tour came
to Indianapolis. Invited to participate by
the NHRA they camped out all weekend
at the US Nationals and on Tuesday
morning headed out towards their
destination, Shades of the Past in Pigeon
Forge, TN. Since Indianapolis Raceway
Park, home to the US Nationals, is
barely a 5-minute drive from Danchuk
in Brownsburg we thought it would be
cool to invite them over for a little lunch
and a look around the new Danchuk
Indiana digs.
Our thanks to Jerry Dixie and Ed Zinke,
as well as the Danchuk customers and
Shades of the Past Tour participants,
who came by to enjoy the afternoon. You
guys were great and we had a Blast!!
Check it out!!!
Danchuk Indiana Staff say “ Thank You Street Rodder!!”
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Danchuk . . . “There’s No Comparison”
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A Trade Turns into . . .
Danchuk customer turns his passion
for classics into a business with this
Award Winning 2-Door �55
Tony Wood, owner of Tony’s Hotrod
Shop in Meridian, Mississippi, had always
wanted a ’55 Chevy. One afternoon, in
2004, a friend told him about a ’55 he had
seen sitting in a barn. Tony went to look
at it and got to talking with the owner. He
had a ’48 Olds 2-door Coupe, the Wood
family hot rod, that he rebuilt when he was
in high school, but he had lost interest in
it. He liked the ’55 and proposed to the
owner a body for body trade. The ’48 for
the ’55. The owner accepted and Tony
became the proud third owner of a 1955
210 2-door sedan.
Originally, Tony was going to build a nice
driver. But when Tony started thinking
about opening a business of his own he,
along with his wife Felicia, felt they needed
something more. Something to park
outside his new shop to show off his talents.
They needed an award winning show car.
Two years later, that was exactly what Tony
and Felicia would have.
In 2008, the car was disassembled and a
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rotisserie restoration was begun. Every nut,
every bolt, everything would be reworked
or replaced. That’s how these projects go
and, of course, Tony would do practically
everything. After all, you can’t have a car
that showcases your talents and sub it all
out to someone else to build, can you?
Tony started with the frame, which was
blasted and painted with PPG Jet Black
base and clear. A custom transmission
cross member was added to support the
TH-700-R4 he would install and custom
motor mounts were added for the 468 big
block he was planning to build. Tony wanted
the car to handle as well as look good, so
he went to the experts for his suspension.
Heidt’s polished stainless tubular upper
and lower a-arms were installed along
with their 2” drop spindles in the front. In
the rear, an Art Morrison triangulated 4-bar
setup was installed with “custom for the
application” coil-over shocks. Sway bars
were added front and rear along with a
complete Baer disc brake system, “Track”
in the front with 13” rotors and dual piston
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Meridian, Mississippi
calipers and “Touring “ with 11” rotors in the
rear. Instead of a 9”, which is usually the
case with a Morrison set up, Tony went with
the rear end out of an ’89 Firebird which he
narrowed 4” and stuffed with Moser axles
and 3.27 gears. A 605 box rounds out the
modifications on the frame to assure the
’55 would steer as well as it handled. For
wheels and tires Tony chose “Chicaynes” by
Billet Specialties, 17x8 up front and 17x9.5
in the rear shod with Kumho 215/45R17’s
and 275/40R17’s respectively.
Any great show car needs lots of go
power and the 468 Tony planned would
not disappoint. Tony built it with all the
right parts, Keith Black 10.5 to 1 pistons, a
Comp Cams bump stick, Edelbrock Air Gap
intake, Barry Grant 830 carburetor and a
Summit ready to run distributor: all topped
off by a chrome Street and Performance
Front Runner pulley system. For exhaust,
a set of ceramic coated Patriot full length
headers got the nod along with Edelbrock
RPM mufflers and a 2-1/2” X pipe exhaust
system.
With the frame, suspension and drive train
taken care of Tony turned his attention to the
body. Starting with the hood Tony removed
the area where the stock hood bird usually
sits. He replaced it with the rear section of
a doaner hoods center hood peak so the
peak would run the full length of the hood.
Next, the front outer fender extensions
were welded into the front fenders and the
wheel well lip was extended all the way to
the bumper. The hood, fender and trunk
emblem holes were welded up as well…
this car would not be sporting emblems,
just side stainless. The vent windows were
removed and the doors were set up for onepiece front door glass. Next he removed
the cowl vent, welded it up and smoothed
it out. The complete floor was repaired and
new floor sections installed along with a
new trunk section. All the body gaps were
reworked and all the body panels were fitted
and gapped.
Once the metal work was complete and
the body was massaged to perfection, it
was time for Tony, and his brother James,
to shoot the custom mixed Platinum Silver
base coat clear coat paint. Six coats of the
base along with three coats of clear give the
car it’s beautiful finish.
Once the paint was done it was time to
reassemble the car. Tony installed the
Danchuk grille surround, grille, headlight
bezels, park and tail light assemblies
smoothie front bumper and door handles.
The reworked and re-polished original side
stainless was installed along with the front
and rear glass with new seals, also from
Danchuk. New Danchuk door and trunk
seals were installed along with the rest of
the weather stripping.
Tony enlisted the help of Stewart’s Kustom
Interiors in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the
interior work, the only task he would sub
out. Stewart’s would install the custom
console that Tony built, along with custom
front buckets, a custom rear seat, door
panels and trunk upholstery all covered in
Lipstick Red leather. Tony whipped up a
custom mix of paint to match the leather
Danchuk . . . “There’s No Comparison”
in both color and especially sheen to use
on the dash, garnish moldings and window
trim just to make everything perfect. The
interior was finished out with an Ididit
steering column, Custom Rod Gauges,
Lokar brake and gas pedals, Lokar shifter,
Clayton Machine Shop door and window
cranks and a Pete’s Fabrications custom
dash trim purchased from Danchuk.
The car was finished early in 2010 and it
was an immediate hit wherever it went.
It has won a number of awards since
completion, most notably the Goodguys
Builders Choice Top 10 at the Goodguys
2010 Nashville event and it was the
Goodguys Choice in 2010 at Bowling
Green, Kentucky. At Shades of the Past
in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee it was one of
the top 25 cars in 2010 along with some
stiff competition. And it won Best in Show
at Scraping the Coast in Biloxi, Mississippi
in 2011.
Thanks for letting us share your �55 in the
Danchuk Update, Tony...it’ a real work of art!
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