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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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body parts request, what do you have? hardtop or convertible?, 2 door or 4 door?

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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.

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What is a fuel pump adapter and why was it needed on the 40 torpedo? Just curious, Thanks!

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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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Thank you, I figured it must be a clearance issue of some kind, but am amazed they put it around a corner!

 

Long shot: Speaking of fuel, you wouldn't happen to have an elbow fitting like this would you? (The one at the carb. It is not double flare.) I have heard Pontiac used this type of fitting all the way into the 50s, but there don't seem to be many lying around.

 

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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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