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  1. you might try California Pontiac Restoration.
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    1940 Buick radiator for sale

    Oops, I over looked that part!!
  3. 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
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    I am going to get pictures of both manifolds today.
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    I still have the manifolds! I would only sell them together as a matched set. The reason I say matched is because I have found that the flanges that mount to the engine are NOT consistent. I had another set of the same make model and year and those flanges were of a different measurement however this set of manifolds are on my car now.. Additionally I must tell you that the exhaust manifold has a crack in and it's repairable. The manifold I'm using now had a crack and I did have it welded for $100.00. So, to be fair make me an offer using the AACA mail.
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    1940 Buick radiator for sale

    What model of Buick did this radiator come out of?
  7. I have a desire to organize a flat head reunion here in the west. The annual flat head reunion in mid-west/eastern part of the U.S. seams to be gaining traction now. Some of us west coast Pontiac owners are traveling to the event in Iowa next weekend! I am starting to work with a ETC member in northern California to make a reunion happen here in California. If we can start making contact in these forums then we can organize the reunion. After-all the reunion in the east I hear is fun and you might learn some things from other members. Show your interest by replying to this post for I would love to hear your thoughts/ideas, Chris
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    Flat head reunion - west

    This is the email that has been sent out to all ETC members that appear on the roster. If you are not a member or if you haven't receive this announcement yet please take a moment and reply. I am looking to assess the interest in holding another Flathead Reunion on the West Coast. There have been two Flathead Reunions in the West. One was in Morro Bay in 2012 and the other was in Chico in 2016. The Flathead Reunion, sponsored by the Early Times Chapter of POCI, has been an annual event for years. Some West Coast Pontiac owners have traveled to Iowa for the 2018 Flathead Reunion but we would like to have one annually in California, too. The Flathead Reunion has traditionally been a three-day event with tech sessions, local sightseeing, a driving tour, car show, and awards. It is a great way to meet people with common interests and build friendships. Rob Guzzetta and I are working to build the community of Flathead Pontiac owners in California so that we can have more frequent events. If we can start communicating via email and local get togethers we can build a core group so that we can organize a major event such as the Flathead Reunion, West. To do this we need YOU! We ask you to answer to three questions: 1. Do you think you would be interested in attending a Flathead Reunion West someplace in California in 2019 or 2020? 2. Would you attend an informal get together of Flathead Pontiac owners in October? The plan would be to have one get together in Northern California and one in Southern California. 3. Do you have any ideas on how to build Early Times Chapter membership in California and the West. Show your interest by replying to Chris Deacon AND Rob Guzetta for we would love to hear your thoughts/ideas. If you want to see what a Flathead Reunion, West looks like, here are some photos from the 2012 event in Morro Bay: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjzsDkuj Again, please reply to both Rob and me. This will help us gauge the interest and know how to best move forward. Thank you, Chris and Rob Reply to: Chris Deacon - cdeac500@gmail.com Rob Guzzetta - spllithead6fan@gmail.com
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    Flat head reunion - west

    Happy to of your interest. Stay tuned!
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    Flat head reunion - west

    There's life and where there's life there's hope! Happy to hear of your interest! I will keep you posted. I think we have an interested bunch of people so onward and upward we go and meet some good Pontiac people along the way.... Chris
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    Tank is mounted on the 53

    Do you still have the old sender? If so keep it handy. I have worked on many Pontiac gas tanks and sending units and I found that some replacement senders are not good and I had to get my original unit rebuilt. Also make sure it is grounded!
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    I have the base part that directly mounts to the carburetor of a 1940 Pontiac air cleaner. See the attached; I'll measure the opening of you're interested. Let me know, Chris
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    I do not have any hood springs. I would encourage you to research if hood springs cross over from 1940 to '41. Some different models used different chassis and I find that the 1940 model year was sort of a change over from 1939 to 1941. Hence, my searches for '40 parts have a little fruitless and sometimes frustrating! Try CPR or Kurt Kelsey...
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    1940 GM door parts

    I am selling door parts as a package. They are used NOS parts and function as designed. They came out of a 1940 Pontiac Torpedo coupe. This C-body was used the Pontiac Torpedo, Oldsmobile series 90, Buick Super, Cadillac 62. Remember these parts came out of a coupe; sedan doors are NOT the same. I have parts for both drivers and passenger doors. I am selling all part as a package. See the Ebay listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/273366158611?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 1st pic: all parts in the package 2nd pic: 2 exterior door handles 3rd pic: 2 door latch rods & 2 door lock rods 4th pic: 2 ventilator regulators 5th pic: 2 door handle/crank mechanisms 6th pic: 2 door latches 7th pic: 2 interior door lock chrome knobs and mechanisms I encourage prospective buyer to verify these parts fit in your car. Parts are sold as is and no returns accepted.
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    1941 straight eight crankshaft needed

    No crankshaft here...
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    I had to order fittings from O'reilly auto parts. The reason I had to order it is because using today's pump gas with all of the alcohol added the old ones leak if you can find them. The ones I ordered are 'Edelman' brand. I don't know that I got the actual piece your are looking for but look that company I'm pretty sure they have 90 degree fittings. I ordered 'double flair' fittings!
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    On a '40 Pontiac the fuel pump mounts to the block on the passenger side close front of the Pontiac straight 8. The way those Torpedo C-bodied cars are put together the way the inner fender wells are contoured so a fuel pump doesn't fit mounted in the traditional way. Therefore Pontiac came up with a bracket that mounts between the block and the pump. The bracket basically houses the arm that rides on the cam in the engine on one end and the arm of the pump on the other end . However that bracket has a 90 degree turn like "L" so the pump mounts to the bracket and it's snugged up to the block a few inches back. This is a bracket is for 1940 Torpedo's only.
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    In regards to the parts listed above - The fuel pump adapter is no longer available. However I do have a pair of exterior door handles and exterior key lock cylinder chrome appliques with the sliding covers. Though the key lock cylinder chrome appliques came off that 1940 Pontiac they would most likely work on a variety GM cars from various years.
  19. 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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    exhaust manifold

    Thanks!!
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    The parts were from a wrecked 2 door coupe. What parts are you looking for?
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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!!!
  25. 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)