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  1. does any one have 1941 Pontiac cowl trim pieces? aprox 3-31/2 inches long ..... any shape okay. mike. mikeestaley@gmail.com
  2. looking for left or right, front or back door for 34 ford, that is old , dented, rusted, and un-usable .... does anyone have a "throw away?" thanx.
  3. if you happen to live in ohio, there is a 40 behind a building up at Indian Lake that has been just sitting there for years.....
  4. fuel lines can be gotten from California Pontiac Restoration Classic Parts Catalog, 1926-58 catalog 3A page 60... looks like 47 had one 119" and one 122". mike.
  5. on ebay as of today there is a pair of NOS 1940's Pontiac gas tank straps.... i had seen them a month or so ago,.. knew they hadn't sold, and so kept watching knowing that the seller would likely try again...... i am thinking that 1941,42, 46, and 47 are the same (but don't bet on me being right)... good luck! mike.
  6. I am no expert.... and your car is 10 years older than mine, so I know nothing about your era car...... but I have noticed that NOS parts seem to come painted mostly black which hints that the extra parts around the engine were painted differently than the engine......... also:- since you asked for fiction, fantasy, or opinions.... my "opinion" would be everything will sure look better and more distinct if there is some contrast in colors under that hood, rather than everything being the same color....(?) BUT! it is your car and my real opinion is that my opinion doesn't count...... you have done a beautiful job on the car already and I am sure you will continue it's look by doing her up nicely!.............. good luck! mike.
  7. yesterday i just drove 6 hrs to see the pontiac museum myself.... glad i did!.... they have the most complete library you will ever run across, and the owner is real friendly and lets you go through any of the books you want to look at, as well as he finds extra books, magazines, and literature for you to view too..... right next door there is also a war museum that has all kinds of 1940 clothing and etc of interest too.... several other museums there too.... very nice! well worth the drive!
  8. there is also a pontiac museum in pontiac illinois that might be of interest to you (?).
  9. thanx!.. since it seems it just flops around and i feel no resistance when "jiggling" i believe that if it is suppose to have a spring as you suggest, the spring must be missing or broken.... i trust no one to play and experiment with it, but as time goes on i will figure it out........ thanks so much for the input.
  10. my 41 runs smooth and quiet, but it takes two of us to get her going... one to step on the starter, and one to "jiggle" the throttle shaft arm/fast idle cam on the side of the carter carb... when jiggling i feel no resistance, as if it is just loosely flopping (should it be?) ...... it starts right up again, as long as i "jiggle"..... but what am i to do when driving alone!?..... any one have suggestions as to what must be wrong? thanx in advance! mike.
  11. thanks... I have already been able to locate some now that i know their name(s). mike.
  12. what is the small hand strap that passengers hang onto when cornering too fast called? want is the long strap that attaches to the back of the front seat... for multiple users in the back called?
  13. i called them several days before posting and they said, "No".... but i think i will go in and look for myself....in hopes that they didn't know what they were talking about.... thanks for the reply and suggestion... i'll check it out. mike.
  14. Turns out I have been driving on only 2 of the 5 lug nuts on one wheel.... so I need three "left hand" or "reverse thread" lug nuts.... to fit 1941 deluxe 8 cylinder.... I am assuming that all 1941Pontiac body styles used the same lugs (?) It is amazing that I am having difficulty finding some.... does anyone have three they don't need? (beat up and rusty is fine)... thanx! mike.
  15. can't answer interchange question, but while searching for pontiac parts myself i did notice 4 different ebay trunk handles...... i just typed in 1940 pontiac trunk handle and up they came.... i am new to this forum and to 40's pontiacs and imagine you have already checked out ebay.... but just in case i thought i'd offer my small 2 cents worth of knowledge. mike.
  16. Well, I did take some photos... only one was focused enough to see. As I enlarged it I could still easily see that the number is indeed 41-2519. However, no matter how i turned the camera, when I enlarged it, the 700 ends up looking like maybe D00 1700 or 708..... realizing that all paint code numbers start with 41, and because the enlarged photo is blurry, I focused on the last number only which (from photo) was either a 0 (black) or an 8 (taffy) and 3 was out because none end in 3... So, ran back out to the car with a magnifying glass and the number is.......700. no numbers before or after, just 700. I have tried sending the photo but am not having any luck.... but if you would like the photo I could forward it to you through email..... mine is mikeestaley@gmail.com so feel free to email me email address... (I don't care if others have mine, but I will be sure not to give yours out to anyone). mike.
  17. re-looked at all numbers..... it reads (for sure) 41-25-19 and the paint says 700.... i have taken some photos with my phone and will get my son to try and figure out how to send photos.. or if my phone photo isn't good enough, i will try borrowing a good camera and have him send the clearest picture we can manage... thanks so much for answering back..... you guys are great! Oh! I did check out Early Times (thanx)... it is a helpful site. mike.
  18. Thanx Bob..... wow! .............another question:- Is there a Torpedo only Pontiac club?
  19. Todd, thanks so much for answering, but it is positively NOT a 6..... it is an 8... you can see that the fire wall plate has not been changed, as you can see the engine has never been removed, and it says 8 on the grill and 8 on the dash... it has 4 doors with one roll up window in the front seat, one roll up in the back seat, one sliding window in the far back, and one front seat triangle vent window (both sides)............ and of course a split rear window and a split windshield making a total of 12 panes of glass...... (is that considered a 6 window sedan?)......I do have all the actual numbers, I can easily read them plainly..... and it says paint code 700.... mike.
  20. I saw a thread you (Tinindian) answered awhile back on the firewall plate of 1941's. I believe I have (from what pictures show me) a Deluxe Torpedo 1941 Silver Streak 4 dr sedan flathead 8....... the paint code says 700 (which doesn't match up to any of the Pontiac paint #'s and the body style says 41-25-19 but again none of those numbers seem to match up either (?).... Can you tell me anything from these numbers?..... and also, while trying to research all of this I am noticing many owners wishing they could decipher all the codes on their firewall plates......... someone (whoever has the paperwork and/or knowledge) really should post what all the codes mean... (Torpedo detail experts needed!....... who are the main brains?):confused::confused:
  21. Just bought 1941 deluxe 4 dr sedan silver streak torpedo flathead 8... paint code is 700.... does anyone know what color 700 is/was? Thanx!