Summershandy

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About Summershandy

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  1. Summershandy

    '54 Pontiac windshield washer switch and system

    Ya, I'm thinking now of just doing those dummy lines. I'm not in any shows and most wouldn't notice the difference. Just thought I could give it a go. I don't even have any use for it as I mainly cruise around town on sunny days. Thanks for the thoughts guys and thanks for the compliment! Cheers Mark
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    '54 Pontiac windshield washer switch and system

    I don't have the switch out but I suppose I could run some tubing up there and see.
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    '54 Pontiac windshield washer switch and system

    Thanks for that info Phil.....I went out to the garage and grabbed my owner's guide. Sure enough it states, "to operate windshield washer (ACCESSORY) depress button in center of wiper control knob and hold button for a second." My switch has no button. Guess to make this work I would have to find a switch with this button. Still wonder why nozzle ports would be on this "buttonless" switch?
  4. My car never came with a washer system and I've always liked the look of the "mason jar" reservoir. I picked one up last fall and installed it. I was going to run dummy lines but thought maybe I can make the system functional. I see nozzle ports under the dash where the wiper jets would go and you can buy them on Ebay. Incidentally, I was unscrewing one of the original blanked out ones and it snapped off. That's for another day. There are nozzle ports on the top of my wiper switch for hoses also. The only picture I found that comes close to mine is a switch with a button in the middle. I guess you push on that to make the fluid spray. There's one for sale but at a ridiculous price and I'm not that desperate to have a working washer. I'm a little hung up on the switch deal and my question is, why would my switch have ports on it and not a method to engage the washer fluid? If I do pursue this, I also can't find a hose routing diagram.
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    Oil pressure line removal

    Thanks guys, good to hear from you again! Laying in bed this morning I was thinking back to last winter when I painted the engine. I now recall disconnecting the oil pressure line at the engine without giving it any thought. No oil drip and gauge worked fine last summer. Gotta get the ol' brain back in restore mode again! Cheers.
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    Oil pressure line removal

    Hey gang...I'm in the process of removing the instrument cluster in my '54 to remove the temp gauge and get it rebuilt. I'm going to mark all the wiring and bulbs to make sure they go back the same way but, I need to disconnect the oil pressure line. There's a little nut I'm guessing holding it on but will I be jeopardizing the system at all? Will any oil drip out? Will there be air in the line because of it? I've never worked on one of these and not sure how it really operates and don't want any unwanted surprises.....well, at least yet! Thanks!
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    '51 Chieftain - Rear grab handles/rope

    Cool....mount on the left looks like mine. I have silver tape on mine as the chrome has lifted. Good to know that they're used a such a wide variety in case I want to replace it one day. Thanks!
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    '51 Chieftain - Rear grab handles/rope

    You got me off my ass to take this pic....good luck with the strap haberdashery!
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    '51 Chieftain - Rear grab handles/rope

    My '54 StarChief has a single grab rope, wrapped and stitched in the same material and colour as the door panels. The stitching came apart in some spots so I just reglued it. It's construction is a fine chain that runs through stiff plastic tubing. The ends look like s-hooks that attach to the ends of the chain and the back of the seat. At least that's what I remember. It may not be like yours.
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    '54 temperature sending unit

    I finally got around to contacting Abbott Instrument Restoration out of Portland Oregon. Spoke with a nice gentleman by the name of Bruce. He said they can replace the capillary tube and bulb and bushing. Test, calibrate and stand behind their work. Sounds like around $200 USD. I'm going to go that route. BTW, Morris gauges have been out of business for quite some time. He also used to work for Bruce then went independent. Didn't have a whole lot of good things to say.....
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    1930 Chevy found

    Thanks for the input! I agree with your observations and thoughts.
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    1930 Chevy found

    That's the only description I have right now. I'm typically in the Pontiac section. This is for sale in a remote Northern Ontario town. Seller's asking $7,900. Says it only needs a few more things to totally restore and is in good running order. Any experts here have a little more info on this car? I'm more of a 50's guy. Thanks!
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    53 pontiac dash is painted

    Yikes, the dash is welded in? Hmm......thanks for the heads up.
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    53 pontiac dash is painted

    Did you paint the dash in place? I was thinking of removing mine to paint. Looks like it would need to be removed if the headliner was replaced. It's kinda tucked behind the dash. When I first got the car, I used steel wool to try to get the rust spots out. I went a little too hard and took down the finish. This summer I tried again with finer wool and compound polish and was surprised on the results. If it wasn't for that spot at the end I messed up, I wouldn't paint it. Thanks for the pics John.....lookin' good as always.