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1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« on: August 03, 2015, 10:04:10 AM »
I recently purchased this 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe from a couple who has had it stored for 15 + years.  It has the original 171 cubic inch 4 cylinder, 3 speed manual and 6 volt system.  I have started working on her a little bit and have it running and drove it down to the cud le sac last weekend.  I reparied the radiator, cleaned the fuel tank, rebuilt the gas gauge, replaced the battery and cables, cleaned a bunch of things and rebuilt the Stewart vacuum fuel feed system and next is the Carter RX-O carb and to put new plug wires on.  I am hoping this will get me to a point where I can drive the car and continue to work on her.  I wonder where I can find a good source to have her appraised.
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Re: 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2015, 11:51:58 AM »
I don't have an answer to your question but that thing is a beauty. I is really nice to see them as they were and also to find someone with a in tact ego who drives one. 8)
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Re: 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 01:06:50 PM »
That's a really clean looking car.  Have you run it on the N.A.D.A Classic car value estimator. It will at least give you a ballpark idea of its worth. Here's a link....

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Re: 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2015, 02:53:52 PM »
Thanks guys!  I think I found a gem of a car and want to preserve it the best I can.
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Re: 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2015, 03:05:21 PM »
I used the NADA estimator and I am comfortable with what I paid for the car and what I have it insured for so that is a win win.

Original MSRP $625
Low Retail  $6,825
Average Reatail   $11,800
High Reatail  $19,100

It's not about the value, it's about protecting my piece of history.
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Re: 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2015, 05:11:28 PM »
Kyburbn    Welcome to the Rusty Bowtie, I see that you are just up the road about 45 min.   I was there last week end at the Cruse N Heartland my I will see you and your car there next year. I think you found a gem.

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Re: 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2015, 05:16:57 PM »
Kyburbn, Great looking old Chevy you got there.  Welcome to the Rusty Bowtie.
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Re: 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2015, 08:38:53 PM »
Kyburbn

Congratulations on your old Chevy...you are obviously a proud owner!  Thanks for signing up with our forum.

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Re: 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2015, 09:41:43 PM »
That's a really nice survivor. My 27 parts were trying to fall off the body and trailor on the way home.

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Re: 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2015, 07:43:29 AM »
Thanks everyone, I have been looking at different forums to share information and hopefully learn some things too.  The carb rebuilt parts came in last night so wish me luck.............I haven't rebuilt a carb in years and never rebuilt a 1927 Carter 1 barrel RX-O.
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Re: 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2015, 07:53:21 PM »
Welcome aboard, Kyburbn, that's a very nice looking car you have there.  Good luck!!
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Re: 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2015, 09:46:08 PM »
There is a fellow somewhere in the central US that has all kinds of parts and piecfes for 27 chevys  i will look tomorrow and see if i can not find him for you  He has a name like one of the stock car boys last names  just cant put my finger on it  i think its WALLASE or WALLACE  GARY maybee

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Re: 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2015, 09:49:39 PM »
Here it is  all the parts you will ever need  for 27 or 28 chevy  http://www.20schevyparts.com/catalog.pdf
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Re: 1927 Chevy Capitol 2 door coupe
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2015, 09:10:22 AM »
I have been in contact with Gary Wallace and Marx parts.  It is strange how unique a 1927 Chevy is compared to a 26 or a 28.  Thanks for the info guys!
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