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  1. deac

    1940 Pontiac parts

    The parts were from a wrecked 2 door coupe. What parts are you looking for?
  2. I have numerous parts available from a 1940 Pontiac Torpedo {model 29) I will list a few of them - reply if interested. Intake & exhaust manifolds from a Pontiac straight 8 motor Two headlight buckets (probably universal among most 1940 GM cars) Extremely rare fuel pump adapter for 1940 Torpedos Fuel pump (applicable to most Pontiac straight 8's) Water neck/thermostat housing (applicable to most Pontiac straight 8's) Engine head of a '40 Pontiac straight 8 motor Rear seat bottom frame (from a model 29 - GM C body) rear seat back frame (from a model 29 - GM C body) two door latch mechanisms (applicable to most GM cars in those years) Chris
  3. I have a '40 Pontiac straight 8 and I pulled the manifolds off and now it's time to re-install them. I have read a lot of good information on the Buick straight 8's but I have a Pontiac! What I see on the manifold flanges(intake and exhaust) are flat circular areas on the manifolds at the stud mount area approximately an inch wide where a washer seats and the stud goes through. When I took it apart there were flat, thick and inch wide washers there. From my research from the Buick forums there are Bellville washers(aka: cup washers, spring washers) to be used at some point. They are used to allow the manifold to move due to heat expansion. My first question is are those thick flat washers used first and then the Bellville and then the nut? Second question is what is the torque spec for the manifolds and the sequence? By my research the torque spec would be around 20 to 25 ft/lbs. Third question is I have the manifold gaskets and is there a sealer or lubricant to go on the gasket? I'm guessing due to the extreme heat and the expanding manifold a sealer would NOT work very well. I like the solution of graphite powder and 50w oil mixture that one of the Buick guys use. My fourth question is if those Bellville washers are used, and I am assuming they are, should I be putting them on all studs?
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    original engine colour

    I have a '40 Pontiac and bought the appropriate color from Hirsch. But I don't have solid evidence that the Hirsch specified color is correct for my '40 because I saw some light blue/aqua on the block. But I must say that the paint from Hirsch paint does look nice, easy to work with and the rattle cans which I bought spray consistently. I have seen the results of the paint applied by brush and have been impressed. For engine blocks painted in the car one almost has to brush it on.
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    37 Pontiac 6 fuel tank leak

    Hey Kurt, You know FUNNY or Funny Ha!
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    37 Pontiac 6 fuel tank leak

    Kurt Kelsey has NOS Pontiac Parts. His user name on these AACA forums is Kornkurt - Kurt Kelsey 641-648-9086. He's a funny guy!!!
  7. I have a rear seat (seat back and seat bottom) that came from a 1940 Pontiac Torpedo coupe. This chassis and body was shared with various GM divisions; Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac. The seat is upholstered with Pontiac cloth fabric however it is not useable! (buyer to arrange pick up - located in Los Angeles) https://www.ebay.com/itm/273228378823?ul_noapp=true I have a head from a 1940 Pontiac Straight 8. It is NOT cracked and all spark plug threads, head bolt holes, water temp sender threads are in good shape. MAY need to be resurfaced - $50.00 obo (buyer to arrange pick up - located in Los Angeles) 1940 Pontiac straight 8 intake manifold - $75.00 - (buyer to arrange pick up) -https://www.ebay.com/itm/273230442410?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 1940 Pontiac straight 8 exhaust manifold - previous weld repair coming apart $25.00 - (buyer to arrange pick up - located in Los Angeles) (Two manifolds listed above are from the same car and therefore mounting flanges match)
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    Pontiac/Buick parts

    I have a rear seat (seat back and seat bottom) that came from a 1940 Pontiac Torpedo coupe. This chassis and body was shared with various GM divisions; Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac. The seat is upholstered with Pontiac cloth fabric however it is not useable! (buyer to arrange pick up - located in Los Angeles) https://www.ebay.com/itm/273228378823?ul_noapp=true I have a head from a 1940 Pontiac Straight 8. It is NOT cracked and all spark plug threads, head bolt holes, water temp sender threads are in good shape. MAY need to be resurfaced - $50.00 obo (buyer to arrange pick up - located in Los Angeles) 1940 Pontiac straight 8 intake manifold - $50.00 - (buyer to arrange pick up - located in Los Angeles) 1940 Pontiac straight 8 exhaust manifold - previous weld repair coming apart $25.00 - (buyer to arrange pick up - located in Los Angeles) (Two manifolds listed above are from the same car and therefore mounting flanges match)
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    1959 Turn Signal Actuator Lever and Spring

    California Pontiac Restoration or Kurt Kelsey.
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    37 Pontiac 6 fuel tank leak

    have you tried Kurt Kelsey for that seal??
  11. deac

    37 Pontiac 6 fuel tank leak

    Since I have worked with pre-war Pontiac and Buick gas tanks, gas lines, gas pumps and tank mounted sending units I would encourage you to make sure that sending unit is clean and the dash gauge reads correctly while you have access to it. I have found that getting your existing unit rebuilt rather than replacing it is the way to go for I have tried but not found a reliable replacement. Also you might consider blowing out the fuel line that goes from the tank to the engine mounted fuel pump and cleaning out the sediment bowl on the pump. Your fuel tank problem is not uncommon and can take patience and some money to get the issue resolved. I speak from experience with these old cars!!!
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    Manifold differences

    Hey, Thanks for that link. The color on my intake manifold matches the color they show for 1930 to 1939 engines. So possibly those manifolds are off an earlier engine, '30 to '39! The Hirsch paint color they sent me does match the years 1940 through '54. But other vintage Pontiac's have engine paint color variations. I do have some extra parts from the donor car that I would be willing to sell... Chris
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    Manifold differences

    Allen, I bought original factory color engine paint from Hirsch and it turns out the color they sent for my original motor is a medium to deep green. In the process of prepping my motor I found the original color to by a light green. Though Hirsch gets defensive about this claiming there color is correct, it isn't. In your picture it shows a medium blue. Though I don't think it is I would be interested to know if there is an original factory color under that blue paint. By the way the in my first post I was referring to the manifold mounting flanges to the intake and exhaust ports on the side of the engine . Chris
  14. I have a 1940 Pontiac Torpedo model 29 coupe. I am in the middle of an ever expanding project involving the engine; removing the head, manifolds, water pump and cleaning out the block cooling passages and adjusting the valves. Recently I was able to buy a '40 Torpedo parts car and picked many parts from it including the intake and exhaust manifold. I had planned on mix/matching the manifolds due to cracks in the intake manifold and that is where I discovered a nuance. The mounting flanges on the manifolds between the 2 cars do not match and I cannot mix manifolds from the parts car to my car. From what I have seen on my car I have good reason to believe that the manifolds from the parts car are correct. Can anyone shed any light on this nuance???