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  1. This was answered in post #5, to add to that it is specifically a Hydrostatic fuel gauge, often referred to as a King Seeley Telegauge. It's too early out west here to retype. Do a search, this has been expanded on at least 121 times already
  2. Just a suggestion of a possible temporary fix. I have one door latch on my Pontiac that pulls into the door and won't come out. In my case it is just plain worn out. I find if I don't turn the handle hard or all the way (just enough to open the door) it doesn't stick. When stuck in the door I turn the handle gently and press in with one finger and ease the latch up. It seems when worn it opens too far and slips down so it can't get out by itself. Perhaps this idea might work on a Dodge as well. Good luck
  3. Remember that the guys that spend time looking these things up for you at NAPA or your favorite parts store love someone who drops off donuts or donut-holes or the like. My local guy has also been the intermediary in lending my wheel pullers to other customers. What goes around comes around.
  4. blandoll@hotmail.com quoted me $225.00 for my Pontiac.
  5. Even riding the brake slightly while driving through the water helps. Makes it so the only place in contact with the water is the edge of the lining.
  6. Congratulations, now the real work begins.
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M35_series_2½-ton_6x6_cargo_truck The M35 2½-ton cargo truck is a long-lived 2½-ton 6x6 cargo truck initially used by the United States Army and subsequently utilized by many nations around the world. Over time it evolved into a family of specialized vehicles. It would not only inherit the World War II GMC CCKW's famous "Deuce and a Half" nickname but forge its own legacy. The M35 started as a 1949 REO Motor Car Company design for a 2½-ton 6x6 off-road truck. This original 6-wheel M34 version was quickly superseded by the 10-wheel M35 design. While the basic M35 cargo truck is rated to carry 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) off-road or 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg) on roads, they have been known to haul twice as much as rated. [according to whom?] Trucks in this weight class are considered medium duty by the military and the Department of Transportation. plus more on the site I have several pictures of the M34 (Beaver) but have no information on the M35. Happy hunting
  8. Many cars were exported to the "Colonies" from Canada because we were a "Colony" and there was a great difference in import tariffs if the vehicle came from outside. Many cars were shipped "knocked down' or "completely knocked down" to lower these tariffs. The more local labour that could be used more welcome the product and the lower the tariff. A completely assembled car from the USA would have had the highest tariff.
  9. Bernie you have said a mouthful and are absolutely correct. The first time I overhauled the engine in my daily driver it cost me 2.5 months wages, the second time was 1 month wages and this last time it was 21 times more expensive than the first time but was less than I months current wages. The total for 58 years of driving 138/year or .016 cents per mile. Not very much to keep my dream of driving my Grandfather's car as my daily driver for my entire life. Need more money, work harder/smarter and make more money. Some one once said "If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it". When we shop for a new (to her) car for my wife she knows how much money she has or is willing to spend. We road test a car with me driving and I let her know if it is a good car or not. She negotiates (but usually has already written a cheque between the road test and the office) finally after the salesman has made a few trips to the manager and they haven't agreed yet she shows him the cheque and says it is good for five minutes only, take it or leave it. In five minutes we get up to leave and have been almost off the lot sometimes when they have accepted the offer. Twice they didn't and she told me it didn't matter how much she liked the car, it wasn't worth that much to her. Dreams are wonderful but reality is where we are.
  10. mercer09 More information and facts here, http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/toyota-to-shut-down-altona-plant-with-thousands-of-job-losses/news-story/763b7e389d8977e7caa804e773726b6e
  11. The part of the handle that shows looks like GM 28-30 but the reveal is odd as keiser 31 said.
  12. Amen
  13. At least they keep a lot of stuff out of the landfills.
  14. A ruler in the OP's picture would certainly shed a little or a lot of light on the subject.
  15. A side marker or parking light. Thousands of them during the thirties and fourties. Often mounted on the driver's side fender and left on at night to let others know there was a parked car in the roadway back before street lights were common. Often green to the front and red to the side and rear.
  16. A local welding shop "allowed" a welder in their employ to use their equipment to weld my manifold on his own time. They said it was because they did not want to be responsible for loss, damage or future warranty if he did it on their time.
  17. I would think it would be in the seller's/donor's best interest to always notify the DMV of a vehicle changing hands. Just think of the possible legal ramafications if said vehicle was involved in anything with a potential lawsuit. Every time I sold/gave/traded a vehicle I sent a registered letter to DMV or went in and got a signed receipt from their office, even if I was dealing with a licensed dealer.
  18. Have you or would you consider a Simca Aronde Oceane. My best friend from school days (while we were in school and shortly after) had several Studebakers and Prefects none of which were very satisfactory. The ones he could afford were totally worn out. His next car was a Simca. What a wonderful car, lovely in town or on the road and the easiest convertible top to put up or down. He drove it for years. For those on this forum that may not be familiar with this auto I have attached a picture of one similar to my friends. Happy hunting and hobbying when you find your car.
  19. There is only one way to correct the steering if you do not have an alignment machine and the knowledge to operate it. All the steering connections need to be opened , cleaned and reassembled it the correct order (you need illustrations because who knows who messed it up before you). You need to do an alignment which is easy enough to do with a carpenters square, a plumb bob and a large protractor. The toe in and caster are easy to set. To adjust the camber you need to bend the axle so that is probably beyond most home shops. A truck shop that isn't willing to do the rest of the alignment might be willing to adjust the camber if it was needed. All the shackles should be disassembled and cleaned and lubed properly. The axles must be parallel, proper tire inflation, front springs need to be arched the same as well as the rears (car shouldn't sag to either side). When you have all this done one pot hole and you can be out of alignment again.
  20. NOS belts are okay for display or use if you are only going a few miles. Much better to keep an original for judging and getting a modern belt from NAPA or whoever. On my daily driver I went through five NOS in one year. Too much bother. I was able to get a belt the same angle and the same width as my original but with notches on the inside. Works like a charm been there for over 40,000 miles.
  21. No. This is okay here. The "Flat Head Forum" seems to be all/any Pontiac flat heads after the Oakland era, which of course would include yours. Many of the posters on that forum know nothing about our two three cylinder head flat heads. Your picture looks like General Motors Huck brakes that were used on Eagle Model Series C Chevrolet Passenger Cars and others. Many of the pickup trucks with Huck brakes have been changed as many people found them ineffective under heavy loads. One question, which can probably not ever be answered, is how these got on your Pontiac. Were these installed at the factory because of some manufacturing problems in 1933, or did a previous owner install them??? The answer is unimportant really. Hopefully the operation between the cable and the shoes for either type of brakes. Otherwise you may need a Chevrolet cable. Good luck.
  22. It was always my understanding that it wasn't the oil on the mesh that did the real filtering it was the sharp turn that the air had to make. The air went around and the particles, even microscopic ones couldn't make the turn and were flung into the oil, thus leaving clean air for the engine.
  23. Penetrating oil around the base, oil filter type strap wrench around the housing, slight upward pressure on each side and patience. What would need rebuilding?? Upper plate that holds the points, underneath are two weights and two springs, shaft goes down through the housing (no bushing) and gear on the bottom. Unless you have side play and someone has the exact specs and a selection of springs you can do as good a job just by dis-assembling, cleaning and re-assembling. If there is side play any machine shop can make and install a bushing.
  24. Why would you want to change it. Most of the literature that I have seen says when properly serviced the oil bath air cleaner removes more and smaller particles while not restricting air flow. One other nice thing about the oil bath cleaner is that oil is always available. Sometimes a specific paper filter is not when you need it. Go back to forums home page and do a search "paper filter oil bath", you will find this has been discussed 92 times. It is your vehicle and of course you can and should do as you please. Read up on topic (even do a search on Google or whatever is your search engine) and then operate your car as you see fit. Happy hobbying.
  25. Rusty_OToole's post # 2 and # 13 are solid gold. Most people un-necessarily take too many things apart at the same time. I have pulled cars out of the bush that were converted into tractors used and abused and then driven into the bush and left. Thirty or fourty years later, clean out the dirt, dress the points, check the oil, jury rig a gas line and connect a battery and I have never failed to get one to start. At least fifteen times and never had to replace any thing to make it run.