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  1. Hello, Is anyone able to identify this car for a friend here in Australia? Thanks in advance, Ryan
  2. Hello, I have almost finished restoring my 1926 Pontiac in Australia. I took the ignition switch in to get a new key cut but the barrel fell apart. I am hoping someone may have a switch with a working lock they would he prepared to sell and send? Thanks, Ryan
  3. Hello, I have almost finished restoring my 1926 Pontiac in Australia. I took the ignition switch in to get a new key cut but the barrel fell apart. I am hoping someone may have a switch with a working lock they would he prepared to sell and send? Thanks, Ryan
  4. Does anyone have a close-up photo of their throttle linkage to share?
  5. Thanks Reid. I have been chatting with Heath (aussiecowboy). He confirmed his later models connect straight to the carb but the early Australian cars operate a lever which acts on the foot throttle linkage. I can't find any photos which show the correct setup as the vac tank is always in the way!
  6. Hello, I can't work out how the hand throttle lever/linkage on my 1927 RHD tourer connects to the foot throttle pivot! I have attached a photo of where I have it at the moment but this would work back to front and the button on the dash would be pulled in when the foot throttle in pressed in! I am hoping someone has a close-up photo of their setup they can share or a description of how it should be positioned. I understand the LHD cars have a long pivot rod on the firewall so may not be similar enough to help confirm the setup on my car in Australia. Thanks in advance. Cheers, Ryan
  7. G'day, Restoration of my 1926 Pontiac Tourer in Australia is almost complete. I am hoping for advice on the best blinker/indicator stalk to use? We have added blinkers for safety reasons and am looking for a stalk which looks good on a car with nickel brightwork. I'd appreciate any advice or suggestions on the best place to buy them. Regards, Ryan
  8. Thanks Lee. I had considered that but was worried about it flapping in the wind etc. SMS have just come back with an option to make some material with gray backing at an additional cost. I was hoping however that someone may know of a supplier that has the material readily available? Maybe someone has enough yards for a tourer plus side curtains they'd be prepared to sell me?
  9. Hello, I'm trying to track down some black cobra long grain topping material for a 1927 Pontiac Tourer. I have some fragments of the original vinyl which has gray backing fabric but all of the new samples I have see have black or white backing material. I've searched here in Australia and also contacted a few suppliers in the USA including SMS, LeBaron Bonney and Haartz. So far no luck finding black with gray backing. I hope someone will have some suggestions. Thanks and regards, Ryan
  10. Hello, I am nearing completion of my 1926 Pontiac Tourer restoration in Australia. I have some fragments of the original interior trim and believe it was dark brown leather. I would like to keep it as original as possible but have been recommended to use vinyl. The reasons given were that modern leather production isn't the same as the 1920s anyway and the additional cost isn't justified. I'm hoping to get some more opinions and hoefully some first hand experiences in terms of appearance and durability? Cheers, Ryan
  11. Hello, I've almost finished restoring a 1926 Pontiac in Australia but still need a speedometer. I understand it should be an AC which reads up to 75 or 80 mph and includes a trip meter that can be reset. The opening on the instrument panel is 2.5". Does anyone have a good one or one that is suitable for restoration? Cheers, Ryan
  12. Thanks David. There isn't too much brightwork on a 26 Pontiac Tourer anyway! Ryan
  13. Thanks very much Bill. I appreciate your reply and am planning to stay with the nickel. Cheers, Ryan
  14. G'day, Restoration of my dad's 1926 Pontiac in Australia is coming along well. I am hoping someone can confirm if the radiator shell, headlight surrounds and exterior handles etc would have originally been nickel or chrome plated? I am trying to be historically accurate but if they were nickel, what are thoughts on redoing them the same or changing to chrome? I am wondering about appearance, durability and ease of cleaning. Thanks and regards, Ryan
  15. Thanks Ron, I'll check it out.