The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 73, No. 47, Ed. 1, Thursday, September 29, 1960 Page: 2 of 8
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THE BARTLBTT TUISUNE
cubic inch cylinder heads httfeibean improved for heavy duty
wiring. service by increasing the'ehome
The 261 cubic inch and 288 1 content of the metal. This
TkUrSday Septombor 2fj 1960
change in specifications results
in a less ductile material im- '4
proving valve seat durability. v -T !i
Trucks Feature Proved Design
Bill Williams "Fed Rite"
Fryers lb. 33c
Beef lb. 49c
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ston system introduced lost year moderate front
stylo changes and refinements in chassis and cabs
mark the 19G1 Chevrolet truck line. Proved by
one full year of customer use tho suspension
features independent front springing with torsion
bars and rear coll or variable rate springs. Cab
improvements include a smaller floor tunnel in
some models for increased leg and foot room
and an optional six-inch thick foam rubber scat.
1961 Truck Line
Refinements in the highly
successful chassis design intro-
duced a year ago further expan-
sion of models and styling iden-
tification changes mark the
Chevrolet truck line for 1961
which will soon make their ap-
pearance in Bartlett at James
Bailey Chevrolet Company.
'The wide acceptance of our
1960 chassis redesign featur-
ing independent front suspen-
sion with torsion bar springing
and significant innovations in
rear suspensions confirms our
conviction that truck owners
approve extensive design
th'anges which translate into
economic benefits for them"
James E. Conlan assistant gen-
eral sales manager for Chevro-
let trucks said.
"This highly successful line
is continued in our 1961 trucks
with evolutionary refinements
throughout the line to enhance
the ride handling durability
comfort and hauling effi-
ciency" he added.
New car features for 1961
emphasize a lower and narrower
floor tunnel on most light-duty
models for improved foot and
leg room with the 3-speed or
Powerglide transmission. New
optional equipment includes a
windshield wiper-washer com-
bination with 2-speed electric
wipers and a comfort package
which includes a six-inch foam
rubber seat and special body in-
sulation. Suburban models also feature
improved comfort for second
and third seat passengers as a
result of seat madifications giv-
ing more foot room and more
third seat headroom.
Included in the 1961 line are
three new 4-wheel drive models
for light-duty maximum trac-
tion application. The 127-inch
wheelbase 14-ton vehicles are
available as cab-chassis wide-
box pickup and conventional box
pickup models rated from 4900
to 5600 pounds gross vehicle
All Chevrolet 4-wheel drive
units for 1961 feature a new
10-inch diameter clutch stand-
ard 3-speed transmission and
7.10 x 15-inch tires on the V-
ton models. Thus equipped they
meet the majority of light-duty
maximum traction require-
ments Identifying styling refine-
ments for all except tilt-cab
Owner GEORGE MASTROVICH Consignee
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MAIL YOUi ORDEi TODAY
This offer good by mail only in Bell and adjoining
counties and San Saba and Burleson counties
"Serving Central Texas1
models highlight a new frontal
appearance new group classi-
fication nameplates and net seat
trim design. Eight new exterior
colors are offered buyers in ad-
dition to the seven previously
Higher net engine power fast
warmup and increased economy
result from a new optional tem-
perature controlled hydraulic
fan drive for light-duty models'
with the V8 engine. The fan is
disengaged unless it is actually
required by radiator air temper-
ature. In line with truck industry
interest in problems of exhaust
emissions in areas of high ve-
hicle concentration or unfavor-
able climatic conditions Chevro-
let will offer an optional crank
case ventilating system. It will
duct unburned hydrocarbons
from the crankcase to the inlet
manifold where they are fun-
neled into the combusion cham-
ber and burned with the fuel
On all 1961 regular produc-
tion truck engines high resist-
ance type spark plug wires and'
a coil secondary wire suppress
radio interference in the vehicle
itself as well as in nearby ve-
hicles and television sets in ad-
jacent homes. Longer spark plug
life also results from the new
Potatoes 10 ib! ceiio Bag -. -u 39c
(T 4rjr Maxwell House - ; fl C0
VOITGC) Infant lOoz.Jar . .3
Crisco 3 lb. can '1 79c
np 3 lb. Can ") 3&
1 ea 9liptons . lb. Box ' v; oyc
TEA Liptons Instant - Jar v-.".-.:.-. .... . . 45c
FAB DETERGENT Reg. 35c size - 25c
FLORIENT Room Deodorant reg. 89c seller 69c
PEACHES Pent House 2 size can 25c
HOT SHOT Insect Spray quart bottle -- - 89c
BULLDOGS TROMP TROY!
BETTER FOOD FOR LESS
Phone LA 7-3356
Torsion spring heav weight
INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION!
Chevy's '61 fleet swings In with a ready-
made reputation as the trucks that are
worth more because they work more . . .
the latesf editions of the haulers that
scrapped the I-beam axle and
pYoved the important advantages
of independent front suspension!
YouMl find new models for 'Gl long-
whcelbase 4-wheel drive units and
thoughtful refinements throughout tho
line. But the big news for '61 is nailed-
down proof (basdd on owner reports) that
Chevy's torsion-spring design is tho best
thing that's happened to trucks in decades I .
With Chevy's independent front sus-
pension and Sturdi-Bilt design you cruise
over trails where other trucks creep. You
feel tho difference in less wheel fight and
vibration. You can seo why drivers are
happier why loads are bettor protected
and why tho truck itself will stand up
to thousands of miles of more work. That
goes for any size Chevy too pickups
tilt cabs tandems all of them.
Check tho latest specs with your Chev-
rolet dealer: capacity power teams
options. Then by all means drive a '61.'
Once around the block and you'll never bo
satisfied with a front axle truck again!
WORTH MORE BECAUSE THEY WORK MORE!
SEE THE GREATEST SHOW ON WORTH AT YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED CHEVROLET DEALER'S
JAMES BAILEY CHEVROLET CO.
BARTLETT TEXAS PHONE LA 7-3301
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Ford, Nora Mae. The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 73, No. 47, Ed. 1, Thursday, September 29, 1960, newspaper, September 29, 1960; Bartlett, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth77354/m1/2/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett.