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  1. John: Thanks for that input. At this point, my working theory is that Pontiac 6 and 8 used the metal timing hole cover starting in ‘41 through the end of the flathead era. I also thing that the ‘37-‘39 used the rubber cover, with 1940 being unknown. Of course, I may be wrong and hope that anyone who knows differently will enlighten me. Thanks again, John, for your response. John
  2. Paul: I have just creaated a new topic called "1937 Timing Hole Cover" and uploaded a few images. Based on what I know, I have a metal timing hole cover that was not actually used until about 1941 and later rather than what I believe to be a proper rubber timing hole cover. Thanks, John
  3. Vintiage Pontiac Flathead Owners: In another thread Paul asked if I had a 1937 Pontiac timing hole cover and, if so, could I share pictures. I think that I have a two part answer: (1) Yes, I have a timing hole cover and (2) No, it is not from a 1937. Here is a picture of the metal timing hole cover that I have: It measures 1 9/16" in length and 1 5/16" in width (approximately). I have also included a side and oblique view to show a bit more detail. Finally, I have included the drawing of the clut
  4. Paul: I just got back into town and am looking at the March 2019 POCI Smoke Signals magazine … that has probably been out for several weeks. Do you receive that publication? There is someone that is advertising that they are selling a 1937 battery box. If you contact me privately, I will give you their contact information if you don’t already have it. Good luck, John
  5. Paul: I've tried, as best as I can to make measurments of my battery box. These cannot be taken as super-precise, but it should be pretty close. I think that the whole thing started life as a flat piece of sheet metal 20" long, by 7" wide. In terms of the length, I believe that the flat bottom (underneath the battery) is 10 1/4" in length, a 90 degree bend on each side (that I estimate consumes 1/8" on length on each end. Then there is a vertical flat section on each end that is about 3 3/4" high. Finally, there are the tabs on each end that are about 1 1/2" wide and
  6. Paul: That should be exactly what I need. Mine is a 6-cyl 2-door touring sedan, but I expect that they are identical in this regard. The line that I took out has so many kinks and bends, that I can't determine which are original and which are not. While mine will be only a runner ... not a show car ... I'm trying to do things as accurately as possible. I appreciate the help, John p.s. If you need any more accurate measurements off the "tray portion" of the battery box, I can easily get those for you.
  7. Paul: I'm not certain I completely understand the terms that you are using, but based on my best guess, I've taken two more photos of the front of the battery box looking back up at the front of the box from underneath. Here is looking up and back at the driver-door side of the main support member. It is clearly riveted top and bottom to the frame with rivets that appear to have about 1/2" head diameter. That support cross-member does have a pair of slots in it (only one is shown in this picture) into which the sheet metal that supports the bottom of the battery sits.
  8. I have removed the battery from my 1937 2-door touring sedan and taken several pictures looking down through the floor at the battery box. Here are those images of a clearly unrestored battery box. If desired, I can provide dimensions ... at least until I re-install a new battery. Here is are some of those images. I have tried to name each photo with the perspective (top view, front view, rear view, left side, and right side. All of those perspectives are as looking through the hole in the driver-side flloor. Here is a top view with the front of the car a
  9. Sorry that I didn't see this earlier, but I have been out of town for an extended period of time. I have taken a photo of part of the battery box ... the end closest to the driver's seat ... in my 1937 two-door touring sedan. Note: this vehicle last ran in 1968 so this is probably a mid-sixties vintage battery. I see no evidence that this battery box has been altered ... and my battery box cover looks just like the photos that have already been posted. I may be close to pulling this old battery and, if I do, will take and post additional photos. I have a "
  10. Pontiac Flathead Enthusiasts: I have a 1937 6-cylinder two-door touring sedan (body style 2611). I have lost some photos and can no longer remember how the brake line runs from the master cylinder to the tee attached to the front cross member. Does anyone have a photo showing the routing of this line? Am I correct that it comes out the front (rather than downward) connection to the master cylinder, makes an approximate 2" jog to the left to reach the inside of the frame and avoid the steering box, then goes through the two holes in the front cross member an
  11. 1953 Pontiac Tech Advisor Charles Coker is correct. I have a recent copy of the California Pontiac Restoration catalog and 1949-1954 hood springs are part number C512700RS with a price of $40 per pair. Their phone number is 877-504-8124. Good luck, John
  12. Paul: Thank you! I will contact Kurt. You did a nice job of cleaning that part … it looks new! I've got the original brass portion, but, for whatever reason, the bracket portion is gone. Thanks again, John
  13. Kookie1: Thanks for posting those photos. That is exactly what I was hoping for. It appears as if you found a new, front tee. Do you happen to remember wher you found it? Thanks, John
  14. Tinindian: Thank you for taking the time to respond. The Filling Station looks to be an interesting resource ... and one that I had not stumbled across myself. . Note: thus far, the closest "tee with bracket" that I have been able to find is the TE06 from Inline Tube. While it may not be perfect, I think that it will work in this application. Here is a link to this item on their Ebay store: http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-16-Inverted-Flare-Brake-Line-Brass-Tee-3-8-24-All-Sides-With-Bracket-TE06-1pc-/191869208041?hash=item2cac4bc5e9:g:zJIAAOSwt7pXMkZc&vxp=m
  15. Pontiac Flathead Owners: I am trying to get a 1937 2-door touring sedan ready to run for the first time since 1968. I'm starting with brakes ... and have rebuilt the front wheel cylinders and master cylinders. Now I am ready to run the brake lines on the front, but what I took off looked more like a roller coaster than factory-routed lines. Does anyone either have a description or a photo of how the lines should be routed through and then across the front crossmember? Secondly, the front brass tee (from the master to the L and R front wheels) has a "rib" o
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