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  1. Well it took me awhile but my problem is fixed. I appreciate all the information. My main problem was the fuel tank. There was a restriction somewhere leading to the fuel outlet. Enough fuel made it to the carburetor at lower speeds only. Although I had previously cleaned the fuel tank out, there was still a restriction. This time I dropped the tank, drained the fuel. I then put in 5 gallons of E85 fuel and sloshed it around for several days. I drained the E85 and I then power washed the inside of the tank. Drained all the water. Some pretty cruddy stuff came out. I then added 5 gallons of white vinegar and sloshed that around for several days. I power washed the inside again and more rust and crud came out. I flushed the tank with pure water and then added a box of baking soda. Sloshed that around and drained and cleaned again. I dried out the tank, installed it in the car, added fuel and took the car for a ride. It shifted into all gears and I got it to 60 MPH with plenty more pedal left. I decided to replace the fuel pump while I was at it. The car runs perfectly, accelerates well and shifts great. Thanks to everyone who took the time to help trouble shoot my problem. I am so pleased with my results. I have attached a few photos of this beauty. That is the original paint. The car is unrestored.
  2. I am not sure. Everyone has a lot of good ideas. I will keep everyone posted as I get this fixed.
  3. Only get the miss in 4th gear. Never get the miss at lower speeds or in 1st, 2nd or 3rd gear.
  4. I believe RPM has nothing to do with the issue. That I am sure of. Only get the miss, under load and in 4th gear
  5. Those are all good ideas. I actually was planning on buying a new fuel pump. That is an easy fix. I am hoping that it is not the carb since I did rebuild it. I am not sure where the oillite filter is in the tank. Funny that I did not see it when I cleaned the tank out. You are not talking about the filter at the end of the fuel sending unit, are you? Thank you
  6. I have a 1952 Chrysler Town and Country Station Wagon, 265 CID six cylinder engine with the Fluid-Matic Drive Transmission that I recently purchased. It was in storage for over fifty years. The car sat for years. It is all original. I changed all fluids, dropped oil pan and cleaned, cleaned fuel system including dropping and cleaning the gas tank, rebuilt carburetor, did brakes and went through electrical. Also did complete tune up. The engine starts right up and runs smooth and is very quiet. No hesitation during acceleration while car is in neutral. It does not miss or backfire. My issue is when I drive the car. I start off in Drive (3rd gear). I accelerate and the car runs smooth and has plenty of pick up. I then take my foot off the accelerator for a moment at about 20 MPH and the car goes into 4th. So far so good. Everything is smooth including the changing of gears from 3rd to 4th. Once the car reaches 30 MPH (approximate) the car begins to miss and has no acceleration. Although I am not 100% certain of the cause, the car acts as though it is starving for fuel. I think the kick down switch is working properly when I accelerate at lower speeds before I hit 30 MPH while in 4th gear. I have also tried shifting gears from 3rd to 4th at various speeds with same results. Although not necessary, I have also started from Low (1st and 2nd gear) and then shifted to Drive. The car will always begin missing and loose acceleration at 30 MPH. I would like to pin point my problem before I start tearing everything apart. Is this an Electrical or fuel problem. If either, where do I begin? I did not rebuild or replace the fuel pump. Thank you for any help Nick
  7. Can anyone please tell me the differences between a standard and a deluxe model on a 1935 4 door sedan? Trying to identify a real one from the factory to an upgraded one. Any help is appreciated.
  8. I am having problems with my front door locks. Not sure if my issue is the lock/tumbler or the latch assembly. Something broke with previous owner and I am not sure where the problem lies. I removed the latch mechanism and cleaned and oiled it. It is no longer jammed. I can rotate the mechanism with a screw driver on the bench. The actual lock mechanism will rotate 275 degrees or 3/4 of a turn. My lock/tumbler rotates 360 degrees or one full turn before key can be removed. Obviously the two are not compatible. Once everything is assembled, I cannot remove the key because the tumbler can only rotates 3/4 of a turn due to the limits on the lock mechanism. Can anyone tell me if their 1941 car if key rotation is 3/4 or 1 full turn to remove the key. I've called several parts suppliers without getting an answer. Thank you for any help
  9. I am attaching some photos to try to identify the parts that I found in my oil pan. I have a 47 Hudson Pickup with a 1954 engine. It is a 6 cylinder 308. I know little about the history. Engine seemed to be running good but my oil warning light went for the first time yesterday. I dropped the oil pan and it had ½ inch of sludge. I am cleaning the oil pan and pickup screen leading to the oil pump. At the bottom of the oil pan I found the two parts as shown in the photos. They are about .012 inch thick and seem to be made out of spring steel. Looks like I can see these same rings in other pistons when looking up from the oil pan. They are above the connecting rod and below the top of the piston. Looks like they fit in a groove. Are these some type of a retainer, wiper, scraper ring? Piston walls are not scored and the engine was not making noises. Any input is greatly appreciated. Not sure where to go from here. Thank you
  10. According to EMS Sheet metal, there are slight differences in the Pontiac. I have attached a couple of photos. All I know is this panel is exactly what I need. Thanks for the replies
  11. It looks close but hard for these guys to measure because of compound angles. I would think that if it was an exact fit, that they would say it was in their literature and advertising. I am hoping that someone out there can tell me that they have used a 52 Chevy quarter and it works. Thanks
  12. Does anyone know if the rear quarter is the same on a 1952 Pontiac and a 1952 Chevrolet? I have a 1952 Pontiac Chieftain 2 door hardtop and need a lower front rear quarter. See photos below
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