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    US Coast Guard retiree. Working in the oilfields of Alaska.

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  1. There is a metallic higher pitched knock (like two combination wrenches being struck together) that means trouble right away and a lower pitched wooden sounding knock (like two large wooden dowels/belaying pins being struck together) which is bad but you can keep the motor going for longer if needed. That information is from being underway on boats for many years as a diesel mechanic and needing to know how long you can push an engine depending on what your situation is. I have already determined that it is more than likely the main bearing on the crank. Spark removal from #1 makes the noise almost disappear. It is a single knock. I have adjusted the valves to ensure nothing is out of spec/stuck. Knock gets worse with load. Oil pressure is fine. However, until I get back home in February I will not be able to get any further information on the true source. Thanks for your input.
  2. So my father and I rebuilt the 239 in my 41 Streamliner Coupe (machine work done locally with seats installed by them) and it now has a (wooden) knock on the number one cylinder. I am not going to be home for another couple of months to troubleshoot further i.e. compression, looking for shaving in the oil, dropping the pan for inspection, etc. but was wondering if there is a source bigger parts like the cranks, etc. for these engines out there or anyone who has reman engines already done (real longshot). I am gathering information so that when I find out the culprit I can proceed with less delay. Any help is appreciated. J
  3. Looking for the SSTL Waterfall piece for a 1941 Pontiac Streamliner Model 2627. The person polishing/straightening my stainless burnt this piece and needs to replace it. Any lads are appreciated. Thanks J
  4. Well I finally got the engine started and all the brake work done although they need to be adjusted, it runs and moves by itself. I'll post some more pictures as I get a chance. However I lost my partner in crime in this restoration as my dad passed in August so the going will be much slower now.
  5. Thanks for all the replies everyone. It's not a proportioning valve as far as I know I just didn't know what else to call it. It's not really a t now that I look at it it's more of a straight piece that has a hole in the middle so you have two ports one on each side and some sort of fitting going through the middle for the front brake line. I didn't replace the copper washers and that's probably my problem I'll give it a try thanks everyone.
  6. Hello all, I am replaced the master cylinder on my 41 Pontiac but had to use the same proportioning valve that came with it and it has a bit of a leak that I can't get to stop. Does anyone know of a place to source these parts? I don't need the brake line connections or the brake light sensor just the tea for the most part. My dad was pretty good at sorcing these kinds of parts and has been my partner in this project until his unexpected passing in August and so now I'm trying to pick up the pieces. Any help is appreciated thanks
  7. Thanks it will look better after the final buff. Not quite ready for that yet.
  8. Thanks All. It is now running, driving, brakes are bled and operational. Still miles more to go.
  9. Thanks I'm looking for the ignition switch to the coil setup. I have the coil already. Thanks for the input though.
  10. Finally making some more progress, got the new wiring harness installed for the front, got the engine to start and run, installed the left fender, the trunk lid and it's braces, and got the dash and all the surrounds finished.
  11. Tom, I'm sorry for such a late response for some reason I am not getting notifications on this post. I have the flip down Center Guard that you were talking about. It came installed on my car.
  12. Thanks, it is taking awhile and my Dad is doing most of the work at the moment as he has the car in Tennessee while I live in Alaska. I hope to have it done this year.