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  1. James, 61-62 have a ridge down the center of the trunk so the hard top would need to have the right molding under the rear glass to fit. Dave
  2. I could not find anything on that coil in my Delco info but will post if I run across it. Dave
  3. I would say you do need a very good fitting screw driver and if the tube breaks in the carb you will need the extraction tools. I would be tempted to leave it alone since it sounds like it is sealing and would work on the other issues. There are some very good carb rebuilders who frequent this site; https://vccachat.org/. They have the knowledge, parts, and special tools needed if your carb needs more than an adjustment. Dave
  4. I would try the simple things first. The suggestion above by Jon would be first, then float level. The low speed jet has a long tube on it. Dave
  5. Generally you can put 1115 in front of the 430 (or other 3 digits) on the coil and get the GM or Delco part number on coils. Try putting 1115430 into goggle and see , I will try and find it in the morning. Dave
  6. This company offers great kits and has a good web site; http://www.thecarburetorshop.com, he is available Monday and Tuesday by phone. First thought is float adjustment. All gaskets should be replaced or confirmed good. Confirm the choke is fully opening. Did you remove the low speed jet? If so it may not be air tight. I believe the Carb shop has instructions on how you might be able to rework so you can reuse. The recommendation years ago was replace when parts were available. Dave
  7. Mike clearly stated it was not his listing in the title of the ad. By my observation ads not posted by members but are reposted are open season for input for those who have something to say. Both cars are interesting to look at but I am not a buyer. Dave
  8. Check on page 40, it looks like it may have been automatic. If not it would be on the right side pillar. Dave https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits/Chevrolet/1946-Chevrolet.pdf
  9. I think my filter should have the spring fitted into the groove in the nut. Also, I was wrong on what keeps the element off the bottom of the canister. There is a stop formed in the center tube that keeps the filter up. I must of been thinking of a later element. Dave
  10. The spring goes on top of the element which is over a steel tube centered in the canister. The lid goes over the spring and element and the bolt screws into the tube and hold it all together, hopefully without leaks. Dave
  11. I did not catch the bottom of the element but their are two pieces of thin metal that support the element. Your local NAPA has Wix in their boxes so that may be the easiest. I can take a picture of the AC element but they no longer make them. Dave
  12. A quick look on the Wix site crosses P112 to their number 51001. This presumes you have the L-1. You could post measurements if your not sure. Dave
  13. Looks like you have a AC L-1 filter which was a common addition to vehicles without filters and those with hard to get filters. The old AC element number is P-112 which is no longer available new. I am sure Wix and others would have a cross to that number. The spring may be what you are missing. Dave
  14. Bloo, I believe the Delco Freedom were lead calcium alloy versus antimony. They were produced by Delco-Remy and later Delphi. Those plants were sold to Johnson Control a long time ago so that is not the current construction. They were less likely to gas and also had condensation areas in the caps. Seemed to work very well. Dave
  15. At one time Costco sold a covered temporary garage and they may still sell it but I haven't looked. I bought one and it really worked out until I could get a real garage for a new car addition. It was a metal pole framework covered by a tan tarp. Due to the sun and Santa Ana winds I replaced the cover once after about a year and a half. I was able to mostly hide it from the street and neighbors so there were no problems. Dave
  16. I was helping a friend get his car started. He said he did not change anything from when it ran but we could not get spark. Turns out he did put new spark plug wires on it and they were not solid wire but suppression type wires. We put solid wires back on and it ran. Something to check if you run out of things. Dave
  17. A similar problem just came up on the vcca site, might be of some help; https://vccachat.org/ubbthreads.php/topics/427023/water-pump-bush.html#Post427023 Dave
  18. I have used model airplane dope to seal old cork floats. It was a common suggestion on the old outboard sites. Dave
  19. Thanks Curti I think I asked him sometime ago but will try again. Dave
  20. Looking for a rumble / deck lid tee handle for a 31/32 Chevrolet Cabriolet or Coupe. The originals had a round sliding lid that covered the lock. Best picture I could find; Thanks, Dave