Hi, guys. I'm new on here and could use a few pointers on my '52. I little backstory on the truck; It's a 1952 Chevy 1-ton. 63,000 original miles, original engine, transmission, ect. From the research I've done, I've determined it has the 216 CI engine with the 4-speed on-the-floor transmission only found in 1-ton models.My grandfather bought it in fairly rough condition from what I understand and restored it to what it is today. He passed away a few years ago and left it to me. Unfortunately, I was still fairly young when he passed, and wasn't nearly as mechanically inclined as I am today (I'm 21 now). I love the truck, but really don't know much about it, there's a lot of questions I wish I could ask him!So, I hope you guys don't mind if I ask around here. My first question, which may seem pretty numb, but what in the world is this thing! It sits on top of the carburetor and has oil in the pan, with what looks like some kind of filter in the cover.Thank you in advance!-Walt
It's an oil bath air cleaner. It was common back then. I have an original 1952 one ton as well. Mine is original with the original wood bed and motor. Is yours a 5 window? Hard to tell with the shadows, but it doesn't look like it is.