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  1. Gee $7700 is a great entry price to get in to the hobby. Maybe the seller should post it on a Ford club website....
  2. pretty cool car at a pretty fair price! It's '39 model so that was the first years of the 'Juice Brakes'. I would say the right side of the windshield is not beginning to delaminate, it's well on it way! Even with the windshield issue it's still a great car. If I had the room for it I would be calling the seller!
  3. I have owned a few Pontiacs and the 2 that I have owned were flat head 8's. One of them was a 1940 and really had no engine issues with it. The 2nd one was a 1950 which ran like a sewing machine! One thing that I did with both engines was clean out the cooling jackets in the block. Over the years they build up sediment in the block in 2 specific areas; by the temperature sending unit located on the left side back of the head. The other area is at the freeze plugs. One thing you can do is open the the drain cock on the radiator and the one on the left side of the block and see what, if any, muck come from them especially from the block. Next pull a few freeze plugs and see what sort of build up is there. I mentioned the temperature sender on the back of the head; unscrew it and inspect and clean it off in both the actual coolant probe side and the electrical connection side. Additionally the little wire and connector that leads to the temperature sender. I hate overheating problems. Look at the wiring just below the heater box mounted on the left side of the firewall. If the heater core leaks coolant it drips down on to the wiring just beneath the box; careful, it is electrical stuff and if it is original wiring it could be old and brittle especially if it's water damaged. Lastly, check all of the electrical ground connections especially if your car has the 6 volt system. Much to the chagrin of many people the 6 volt system work fine. The 6 volt system needs good grounds though. So check and clean the connections battery to the block, ground strap from the rear of the block to the firewall and the negative cable to the starter. There is a small fuse box on the passenger compartment side of the firewall underneath the dash to inspect as well. I am a believer in preventative maintenance and these are checks and processes I have always done. But hey, there are others that say the infamous phase 'if it works don't fix it'. If I think of other recommendations for your Pontiac I will post them. However what I have written so far should keep you busy tinkering on your Pontiac for a while. Moreover I think I wrote about the most common and important issue to look for...
  4. That sedanet Pontiac was the deal. I have to say the 4 doors didn't distract me either!!!
  5. That is a really nice car It's a deluxe model with an 8 cylinder and looked pretty clean. Congrats to the buyer! I wasn't going to last long at at the asking price.
  6. That's a great car. I had a '50 Pontiac 2 door sedan automatic with a flathead 8 and had a great time with it. It now resides somewhere in France!!
  7. This car make a statement of grandeur! It's a big elegant automobile for the well to do. Two things I am not sure about are the color of the engine and isn't a horn ring supposed to go on that steering wheel?. Whatever the case it's a lot of car for the money!
  8. I went up to Vegas a couple of months ago to see two '41 hard top coupes and I think I saw this car off in the distance. I posted comments on this message board that I don't trust the seller. If anyone's is interested in this car I would advise you to personally inspect it!
  9. it's a '41 Cad that will needs lots of work! Neat car...
  10. I really like this car but I have no room for it. A pre war Roadmaster for 11 grand; now that's a great deal for a whole lot of car! GLWTS
  11. The bumper end caps are going to be a challenge. Hard to find and expensive to buy! I noticed that trunk emblem was missing this morning. I'll be looking for one... Thanks to all of you for the compliments. Don't worry the car will never be modified I plan to keep it original. After driving it I found the manual brakes are not as bad as I thought so I plan to keep it that way. I will replace the radial tires with bias ply's which should make the steering easier. Have to finish my '47 Ford first then I will sink my teeth into the Pontiac.
  12. I knew I had a part of the story but this fills in the blanks. So that make the Lincoln K-series all the more desirable in my book! I knew I liked the K's from Lincoln but now I really them.
  13. I think the Lincoln K series from the late 30's are beautiful cars. I have only heard a few things about the Lincoln V12's how they overheat and are don't develop good power. To a Lincoln aficionado this could be a nice addition...
  14. I got it last night. Put a few miles on it and it drove nice and strong; engine never missed a beat. The paint looks as good as the pictures show. Best description I can describe was a big grin on my face...
  15. I bought my '47 Ford super deluxe tudor from an ad posted here on these boards. I still have it too. Had to do quite a bit to it and now it's done! These cars are pretty easy to own. Parts are easy to come by and reasonably priced. But I had to learn the differences in the way Ford designed and put together cars as opposed to GM. This one shows wear and tear because it's not been restored and there's something to be said for that. Moreover for 8 grand you're getting a lot of car. I paid more for mine a year and a half ago! But I must say mine is in better shape.
  16. I just thought a tri-power carburetor set up on a 300 HP V8 power brakes would be a must do project. But you guys are saying don't mess with it; ok! Right now it has radial tires which I know make the steering tough. I plan to change those radials immediately to bias ply tires and then I can make a better assessment of the steering system.
  17. It should be a good project! So here I start with questions about the '57; It doesn't have power steering or power brakes and I want to add both! Power brake systems for '57 use something called the treadle vac system which I have heard a few things about. However the few things I heard are generally not good things! I want to keep this car original but I have an eye toward practicality. I might of heard this from the Buick folks that the Treadle Vac System is rebuildable but the rebuild can be hit or miss. This is brakes and I don't care to be the Guinea pig that tests some crazy modern setup either Can anyone elaborate on this? The power steering system I think is a little more straight forward. I would like to use an original '57 pump and reservoir with a current/modern steering box. I think this idea would keep the cost down and add reliability. However I am not sure that this can be done. Also I understand that the power steering pump uses a separate drive belt and therefore the crank pulley has to be changed. Can anyone elaborate on this?
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