Jmsanch

Members
  • Content Count

    23
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Jmsanch

  • Rank
    Member

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Jmsanch

    Waterpump woes

    Ok I think I found one on Ebay that should work. I saw one for the same year, but it had an extended shaft, and said it would fit the 28. Do you know much about that type of pump? I didn't get one one, more out of curiosity.
  2. Jmsanch

    Waterpump woes

    The kits I have found are for the 6 cylinder, so not sure that would work.
  3. Jmsanch

    Waterpump woes

    !940 Pontiac Deluxe 28. Finally got everything back together, and fired the car back up. A few tweaks to the carb, and the engine sounded pretty solid. Did a little walk around the car and noticed, crap a puddle of coolant on the ground. Opened the hood, and sure enough, looked like it was leaking from the weep hole. Up till not I really haven't had any issues finding parts for this car, well until now. What I've found is mostly kits and pumps for the 6 cylinder, this is of course the straight 8. Are the 6's water pump compatible, or does anyone know a good source for a pump? I haven't taken the pump apart yet. Thanks, Joe
  4. Ok I found something similar, looks like the correct name is front junction block
  5. So I had had a little mishap last night connecting the brake lines to the new master cylinder. I used my fingers to start the thread for the brake line coming from the rear. It must have moved while I was tightening it, because it cross threaded the threads in the hole. Im going to try and fix the threads, but in case I wasn't able to I was trying to find somewhere online that had these. My usual source didn't have them, neither did Ebay. I attached some pics of what I need in this message. Anyone recognize it, maybe know where I can find it.
  6. Jmsanch

    Looking for Head Bolt torque pattern

    1940 Deluxe 28
  7. I have a scanned copy of the torque pattern, and found a few images online even here. But the print is so small I can't easily make out what the numbers are. So does any one have a good copy of the head bolt pattern?
  8. Jmsanch

    Need exhaust for a Deluxe 28

    There in lies the issue
  9. So finally getting the end of fixing this old girl up, at least for the year. I've been pretty lucky finding the parts I need, except for the exhaust. I've looked on ebay, but I can only find what I need for the 26 series not the 28. Anyone know where I can find what I need?
  10. So right now im chalking this issue up to it being the first type of carb I've rebuilt. I've rebuilt snowmobile, and boat carbs, and treated this the same way by taking pictures as I take it apart and documenting it as well. There is also a video on youtube showing Mike from Mike's carburetor rebuilding this type of carb. So good resources are available. On to my issue. Car is a 1940 Pontiac Deluxe. I rebuilt the carb all new gaskets, jets, and of course accelerator pump. Mounted the carb, and the car starts now, but when you put your foot on the gas, it shot gas above the accelerator pump. I put some oil on the leather part of the pump as was suggested. And it says its ethenol ready. I took the carb off, took it apart and made sure I didn't miss anything, or anything was lose. I noticed the leather around the pump was a little deformed, and looked like it shrunk up. So i put the original pump back on, put it back together, and havent gotten a chance to get to it till today. Well once again it shot gas out of the top. So I have a few ideas, what it could be. I think need to recheck the needle valve, to see if the tip had warn off. I know thats an issue ive come across with rebuilding snowmobile carbs. But im open for other suggestions as well.
  11. Jmsanch

    Replacement coolant hose

    Ok thanks for the info @poci1957 I went ahead and ordered the hose from Pontiac Parts. @Tinindian yeah I questioned that hose as well. Especially since it was so hard to find, and every alternative didn't have ribs. But, figured I would ask anyway just in case the ribs actually served a purpose.
  12. I have a 40 Pontiac Deluxe 28. The ribbed coolant hose going from the thermostat housing to the top of the radiator needs to be replaced. I found one for the 26 series which is the 6 cylinder, so not sure if there are any differences with this car being a straight 8. Does the hose have to be ribbed, did it serve a purpose with coolant flow? My two go to places have nothing for this hose, so hoping not sol on this.
  13. Jmsanch

    12v or 6v system?

    Located in Northern Illinois, car is a 1940 Pontiac Deluxe. Ok thanks Ill look at the tractor supply direction. There are a few close by.
  14. Jmsanch

    12v or 6v system?

    I wanted to say thanks to everyone for your advise with getting this old car running again! There is one area I'm still not 100% sure on, the electrical system. Owner says he used a 12v battery when it was previously running. I really don't see any evidence of this being upgraded to a 12v system. Not to mention there is no way to securely hold a 12 battery. It just rests on the distributor cap. I see the voltage regulator, and there is a label marking 12 volts. But I still see a generator, and the lights are marked 6 volts. Digging further I turn the lights on, and I'm getting 12 volts to the lights. So clearly nothing is stepping down the voltage to 6 volts. I wanted to see if the engine would even turn over with 6 volts, but I don't have a 6 volt battery for this car, and 6 volt batters are not readily available here. So we took the 12 volt battery out, and connected the leads to my charger, set it to 6 volts and tried to start the car. It didn't even have enough juice to turn the engine. Slowly brought the voltage up to 12 and the starter finally started to turn. I really don't want to fry the system given how hard it can be to find parts. The coil is 6v and it def gets hot after a while. We actually ended up frying another coil because I left the key on. Not sure if that's because of the 12 volt battery, or just common practice not to leave coil key on when the car isn't running. I think we should upgrade to a true 12 volt system, but I would like to have some understanding regardless. Or we were thinking the voltage regulator could be bad?
  15. Jmsanch

    OIl Filter for 1940 Deluxe

    Well that explains that then. Thanks for the help, i appreciate it!!