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  1. Those thick manifold to carb gaskets I don't think are available any longer. They are just there to insulate the carb from manifold heat so stacking thin gaskets are fine. The only thing to watch for is when stacking the thin gaskets the overall needs to stay the same. If it is not the same height the air cleaner bracket that goes from the air cleaner to the head will be off kilter.
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    My "New" '51 Chieftain Deluxe Eight 4-Door

    Hey Kyle, The Early Times Chapter (ETC) is made up of a great group of people. There's a lot of knowledge in that group. Attending the annual flat head reunions are the best way to getting the most out of an ETC membership. I have been a member for 4 years and have gained a lot of new friends! I would make sure to get a factory manual for your car. That will be your best friend... Chris
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    Hood Hinge Springs

    Did ya try Kurt Kelsey?
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    1950 Buick unrestored gem

    pictures please!
  5. I have been there and recently sold my car and now I can't live without it! I guess when you put a lot of your blood, sweat and tears into the car the love affairs gets stronger. The side effect to the 'imgonnafixitrightitis' is 'whileimthereitis'. That side effect just adds time ie: watching paint dry! Chris
  6. I have a 1940 Pontiac Flexible Deluxe steering wheel, horn ring and horn button for sale. This was the optional wheel for 1940!
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    53 pontiac dash is painted

    I have a Spramax 2k but never used it. You did a beautiful job with it and now I am find a reason to use the one I have.
  8. I am selling front end body parts for a 1940 Torpedo These parts came off a coupe that had a tree fall on it and caused severe damage! Right fender is straight but has a dent above the wheel opening. Left fender is damaged due to the tree. I bet it will be a challenge for a good body man. The core support is straight and structurally sound however there's rust on a non-structural lower panel. The upper rt body panel pictured goes above the rt fender and below the hood. The rt side engine compartment panel has no rust and shows the head light wire holes. Selling these parts as a package for $500.00. The buyer is responsible for shipping and these parts are Please note: The 1940 Pontiac Torpedo model was a GM C-body shared with Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile & Pontiac. The Torpedo was the only Pontiac that used this body and therefore these parts will NOT fit on any other Pontiac!
  9. you might try California Pontiac Restoration.
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    1940 Buick radiator for sale

    Oops, I over looked that part!!
  11. I have numerous parts available from a 1940 Pontiac Torpedo {model 29) I will list a few of them - reply if interested. Intake & exhaust manifolds from a Pontiac straight 8 motor Two headlight buckets (probably universal among most 1940 GM cars) Extremely rare fuel pump adapter for 1940 Torpedos Fuel pump (applicable to most Pontiac straight 8's) Water neck/thermostat housing (applicable to most Pontiac straight 8's) Engine head of a '40 Pontiac straight 8 motor Rear seat bottom frame (from a model 29 - GM C body) rear seat back frame (from a model 29 - GM C body) two door latch mechanisms (applicable to most GM cars in those years) Chris
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    I am going to get pictures of both manifolds today.
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    I still have the manifolds! I would only sell them together as a matched set. The reason I say matched is because I have found that the flanges that mount to the engine are NOT consistent. I had another set of the same make model and year and those flanges were of a different measurement however this set of manifolds are on my car now.. Additionally I must tell you that the exhaust manifold has a crack in and it's repairable. The manifold I'm using now had a crack and I did have it welded for $100.00. So, to be fair make me an offer using the AACA mail.
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    1940 Buick radiator for sale

    What model of Buick did this radiator come out of?
  15. I have a desire to organize a flat head reunion here in the west. The annual flat head reunion in mid-west/eastern part of the U.S. seams to be gaining traction now. Some of us west coast Pontiac owners are traveling to the event in Iowa next weekend! I am starting to work with a ETC member in northern California to make a reunion happen here in California. If we can start making contact in these forums then we can organize the reunion. After-all the reunion in the east I hear is fun and you might learn some things from other members. Show your interest by replying to this post for I would love to hear your thoughts/ideas, Chris
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    Flat head reunion - west

    This is the email that has been sent out to all ETC members that appear on the roster. If you are not a member or if you haven't receive this announcement yet please take a moment and reply. I am looking to assess the interest in holding another Flathead Reunion on the West Coast. There have been two Flathead Reunions in the West. One was in Morro Bay in 2012 and the other was in Chico in 2016. The Flathead Reunion, sponsored by the Early Times Chapter of POCI, has been an annual event for years. Some West Coast Pontiac owners have traveled to Iowa for the 2018 Flathead Reunion but we would like to have one annually in California, too. The Flathead Reunion has traditionally been a three-day event with tech sessions, local sightseeing, a driving tour, car show, and awards. It is a great way to meet people with common interests and build friendships. Rob Guzzetta and I are working to build the community of Flathead Pontiac owners in California so that we can have more frequent events. If we can start communicating via email and local get togethers we can build a core group so that we can organize a major event such as the Flathead Reunion, West. To do this we need YOU! We ask you to answer to three questions: 1. Do you think you would be interested in attending a Flathead Reunion West someplace in California in 2019 or 2020? 2. Would you attend an informal get together of Flathead Pontiac owners in October? The plan would be to have one get together in Northern California and one in Southern California. 3. Do you have any ideas on how to build Early Times Chapter membership in California and the West. Show your interest by replying to Chris Deacon AND Rob Guzetta for we would love to hear your thoughts/ideas. If you want to see what a Flathead Reunion, West looks like, here are some photos from the 2012 event in Morro Bay: Again, please reply to both Rob and me. This will help us gauge the interest and know how to best move forward. Thank you, Chris and Rob Reply to: Chris Deacon - Rob Guzzetta -
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    Flat head reunion - west

    Happy to of your interest. Stay tuned!
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    Flat head reunion - west

    There's life and where there's life there's hope! Happy to hear of your interest! I will keep you posted. I think we have an interested bunch of people so onward and upward we go and meet some good Pontiac people along the way.... Chris
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    Tank is mounted on the 53

    Do you still have the old sender? If so keep it handy. I have worked on many Pontiac gas tanks and sending units and I found that some replacement senders are not good and I had to get my original unit rebuilt. Also make sure it is grounded!
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    I have the base part that directly mounts to the carburetor of a 1940 Pontiac air cleaner. See the attached; I'll measure the opening of you're interested. Let me know, Chris
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    I do not have any hood springs. I would encourage you to research if hood springs cross over from 1940 to '41. Some different models used different chassis and I find that the 1940 model year was sort of a change over from 1939 to 1941. Hence, my searches for '40 parts have a little fruitless and sometimes frustrating! Try CPR or Kurt Kelsey...
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    1940 GM door parts

    I am selling door parts as a package. They are used NOS parts and function as designed. They came out of a 1940 Pontiac Torpedo coupe. This C-body was used the Pontiac Torpedo, Oldsmobile series 90, Buick Super, Cadillac 62. Remember these parts came out of a coupe; sedan doors are NOT the same. I have parts for both drivers and passenger doors. I am selling all part as a package. See the Ebay listing: 1st pic: all parts in the package 2nd pic: 2 exterior door handles 3rd pic: 2 door latch rods & 2 door lock rods 4th pic: 2 ventilator regulators 5th pic: 2 door handle/crank mechanisms 6th pic: 2 door latches 7th pic: 2 interior door lock chrome knobs and mechanisms I encourage prospective buyer to verify these parts fit in your car. Parts are sold as is and no returns accepted.
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    1941 straight eight crankshaft needed

    No crankshaft here...
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    I had to order fittings from O'reilly auto parts. The reason I had to order it is because using today's pump gas with all of the alcohol added the old ones leak if you can find them. The ones I ordered are 'Edelman' brand. I don't know that I got the actual piece your are looking for but look that company I'm pretty sure they have 90 degree fittings. I ordered 'double flair' fittings!
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    1940 Pontiac parts

    On a '40 Pontiac the fuel pump mounts to the block on the passenger side close front of the Pontiac straight 8. The way those Torpedo C-bodied cars are put together the way the inner fender wells are contoured so a fuel pump doesn't fit mounted in the traditional way. Therefore Pontiac came up with a bracket that mounts between the block and the pump. The bracket basically houses the arm that rides on the cam in the engine on one end and the arm of the pump on the other end . However that bracket has a 90 degree turn like "L" so the pump mounts to the bracket and it's snugged up to the block a few inches back. This is a bracket is for 1940 Torpedo's only.