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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!
  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

    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.
  6. 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!!!
  12. 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??
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    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!!!
  17. 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???
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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
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    12v battery on 6v system

    I have come to find out that 6 volt cars run well. The problems start when the grounds get corroded. Get the appropriate battery cable, buy a battery with good cold cranking amp ratings, clean ALL grounds and keep the original 6 volt system!
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    New guy, old car

    You posted a picture of a fuel sending unit. I have some experience with these things. I have found getting your existing one rebuilt by John Wolf and Co http://www.antiqueinstrument.com/ as opposed to buying a new on. They do great work for a reasonable price. I have used this company a few times and every time been happy with the results. Chris
  22. I think saving old cars from the salvage yards is a great thing. I love old cars keep up the great work! Chris
  23. I thought that spring could be your answer! The car I got those pictures from is a restored '50 coupe. It's won awards at shows. I am working on a '40 Pontiac Torpedo coupe it has close to the same type of linkage only the bracket is outbound of that fire wall mounted clamp. This car is much harder to find parts for because it's a very rare Pontiac and produced for one year.
  24. Well Lisa, I had a '51 Pontiac wagon and a '50 Pontiac 2 door coupe to look at. The '51 wagon did not have the set up on the fire wall like yours; it has a linkage set up that mounts over the head of the engine between the 7th and 8th spark plug. The '50 has a set up much the same as yours. These idiosyncrasies are normal in these years for Pontiac so don't think your Pontiac had installed incorrect parts or someone used last years parts on your car. This could very well be factory installed. If the rod is just too short maybe you could straighten out the rod and/or loosen the bolts on the fire wall mounted clamps and see if you can adjust/move the clamps. Worse comes to worse get another rod bent and weld the the bracket for the spring to it. It's an old car and sometimes you have to be creative! Your picture shows what I believe to be the drivers side of the throttle linkage/rod and is correct! The passenger side of the rod should look the same only there should be a bracket with a spring for the throttle spring attached to it inbound of that clamp bolted to the fire wall . So therefore I have attached 2 pictures for you. Chris
  25. Lisa, I can't get back to you until Sunday night with any information. But I can say on the 1940 Pontiac that rod extends out from the right fastener about 8 inches to accommodate a coiled throttle spring that's attached to that rod and builds tension off the firewall as the throttle is applied. I'll look and see if that's that case on '51 on Sunday. Chris