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About 54starchief

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  • Birthday 08/24/1954
  1. Hi Guy, I'm really enjoying your updates here. You have great skills on making those things look correct. Say, I want to thank you again for all your wonderful help while restoring the 1954 Delphi Air Conditioned Starchief. You are the man! Also a great knowledgeable source for anyone in the old car hobby. Your wealth of information is terrific. Regards, Dave R<O:p></O:p>
  2. Way cool Dave, and what a great collection you have...I suffer from the same sickness! Thanks Dave Here is what keeps me busy... 1926 Ford Model T Touring Car 1949 Ford 8N 1954 Austin Healey 100 1958 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite Mk1 1964 Jaguar XKE 1966 Austin Healey 3000 Mk3 1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mk3 1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mk3 1969 Austin Healey Sprite MK4 1969 Austin Healey Sprite Mk4 1972 Triumph TR6 1973 Triumph TR6 1989 Dodge Shelby GLH replica
  3. Hi Dave, Yeah, if you could round up some pictures of the Bugeye I'd appreciate a look. Is there any drive train included? Thanks, Dave david.w.roberts@delphi.com
  4. Hey, I got a few Sprites too....tell me more about your Bugeye? Thanks Dave
  5. Hi there, How many Model T's out there still drive year round? We enjoy our 1926 during all of the seasons, we even use it to go grocery shopping... it's an awesome old car...and starts better than any of my other toys! This car is mostly original, except for rebuilding the wheels, rear axle, generator, etc....just normal stuff.
  6. A few pics from my photo shoot.....
  7. OOPS, Mike Smith had some valuble INPUT...not unput!!!!!!
  8. Hello there Pontiac fans, <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> I'd like to publically thank Mr. Charles Coker (my personal Pontiac Guru!) for all of his wonderful help during the "restoration" of this 1954 Pontiac Starchief. It is an original A/C car and I was fortunate enough to be able to restore this car for my employer, Delphi Thermal Systems. (AKA Harrision Radiator in the old days)<o:p></o:p> This vehicle will be on permanent display at Delphi in Lockport N.Y., at the original Harrison facility.<o:p></o:p> Its purpose is to feature the first front mounted A/C system sold by Harrison. The system and car were not complete when we started, but with the help from Charles, it all came together. Charles even removed the correct steering wheel from his own car and sold it to me, as well as a very rare A/C condenser and NOS A/C blower switch. "Charlie, you're the best!" I'd also like to thank another Pontiac fellow, Mr. Mike Smith. Mike had some valuable unput with details, which helped with the vehicles completion. The world's car clubs could use more guys like Charlie and Mike! Thank you, Dave Roberts <o:p></o:p>
  9. Hi Charles, Nice to meet you. It looks like I may have found the right guy to help me with this project. I've already learned some very good info between you and Todd. I had no idea that the defroster box and heater were located as you mentioned. Interesting! For starters, would you be able to post a picture of the original style condenser? Also, do you have any pictures of a complete installed system? Since the condenser is missing I do not have a clue to start with. This particular Starchief is being restored to highlight the original front mounted Harrison Air Conditioning system, its very important to me to have the correct part. Plans are for this car to be displayed in the front lobby of the Delphi Thermal world headquarters. (the old Harrison division) It sounds like you may have a condenser available? If its not functional, maybe it can be repaired. Thank you for identifying the freon reservoir tank!...I've never seen anything like that, but I'm only used to working on modern systems. This project is very interesting! Feel free to request any pictures of items I have here. I'd like to contribute to the collective knowledge. One photo I'm posting is from the right side kick panel area. It looks like the sheet metal was roughly cut away to clear the A/C duct coming into the cabin from the back side of the evaporator. Have you seen this before? Thank you and I will give you a call, hopefully sometime today. Dave 248-732-1940
  10. Hi Todd, The red tag on top of the compressor contains information about refrigerant oil. I've attached photos....hope to learn more! Thanks, Dave
  11. Hello members. I've just started on this project. I've surfed for some A/C information, but would like to start a dialog to assist my restoration and to add to the knowledge base for everyone else. Also, th ecar is missing it's original condenser, and I'd love to get some information about it as well as photos if available. Part 2. Can someone clairfy the location of the heater core? I've hear it could be under the seat. Thanks and I look forward to your replies.