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  1. Does anyone have info on adjusting the choke and heat riser air tube on a 37 Pontiac 6? I understand there is a Bakelite adjustment to “lean or rich” for the choke. When is it necessary to adjust that and what are the symptoms of adjusting it the “wrong” way? Also there is an adjustment on the air tube from the fan end. That is part of the heat riser system. What is the proper summer and winter adjustment for that tube? i have poor running during initial warmup that I think is related to either the choke adjustment or the heat riser. I also had one shut down that felt like running out of fuel or vapor lock and I think that is related to the air tube adjustment. I can’t find any factory info on these adjustment and there are too many combinations to guess at them.
  2. Thanks Kurt, the one from Pontiacparts did the job so I'm good. I'll keep you in mind as we go through this thing though.
  3. No, who's that? Bought the last one from pontiacparts out of California but it hasn't come in yet.
  4. I bought my first "old" car when I was 16. A 1970 Monte Carlo, 350 V8 with power-glide. Listed in a news paper for $1000 and I got it for $900. I had to sell it when I moved out of state. At the time cars were still available and reasonable but that's not the case anymore. I wish I held onto that car. I think the classics are becoming really old and that shows. When I bought my monte it was barely over 20 years old. A similar car now would be a 1995 and who wants that? a 1970 at this point is 48 years old. My 37 Pontiac is 81 years old. I did notice at SEMA this year there was a lot more 80's and 90's cars with immaculate rebuilds. I've often thought about doing an early 90's firebird as I had one of those and would love to have one again. I'd bet I could find a decent 92 firebird 6 for less than $1000 just like I did with the Monte. I think the difference is that almost any car from 1972 and back seems special, even the lowliest family car. After that it was only a few models each year that are sought after. It's hard for a young person to find those few examples with a reasonable age and still running. A 1995 mustang vs a Taurus? Who would restore a taurus?
  5. The rear is just blasting out the seals we used. They were a visual and measurement match but not the actual part number so the rear just doesn't like them. I'm hoping it's just the seal and not an imbalance or something else wrong with the shaft or the rearend. You don't feel anything even at 55 though. Sending unit seems OK. We had it out and cleaned it when we pulled the car out of storage late last year prepping for the first start. It seems to read correctly and wasn't in bad shape, although it may deteriorate quickly now with regular use. I'll have to check the ohms on it, thanks for the specs. The pump is new/rebuilt so it's clean as well. Carb has been sent off and cleaned up because it had some issues we couldn't resolve with a rebuild kit. I've only had a few good miles so far this year. I'm hoping to get over the hump and kill all these gremlins soon. This is by far the oldest car I've worked on. I've dealt with cars back to 48 so I'm aware of the constant struggle. This one just seems to be harder to get parts for so I'll be scrounging EBay and the swap meets for a while.
  6. We ended up using the radiator shop and they were able to clean up and solder it. It should hold for a while until I can find a better solution. I did talk to the welder there and he said they do filler neck relocation. I just need to find a tank that fits the pontiac which should be fairly easy. There is a lot more filler necks for sale than there is tanks so I don't even need to cut the original. I can just store it away and have a newish one built. Thanks for the help on this. Next if finding a pinion seal that actually holds.
  7. We found a radiator shop who is willing to check it out. Dropping it off today. Thanks for the info on those sites, I've been scrounging around daily looking for a replacement but still no luck. For others reference, the 37 Chevy tank has a different filler neck location as far as I can tell so it's not a valid replacement without some metal work.
  8. I'm working on bringing my families 37 Pontiac 6 back on the road. Things were going well until we noticed that the fuel tank has gotten very thin in spots and there is even a tear near the rear of the tank. I haven't been able to find a local shop who is willing to weld or solder it up. We did get a poor patch job but it's already leaked through. Does anyone know if the 37 Chevy tanks will fit the 37 Pontiac 4 door? The 37 Chevy seems to be a really common new item on the market but I've found nothing for the Pontiac. Also, not having luck finding an original for sale either. Any help appreciated. I don't want this car to sit and rot. My parents met in this car in the mid 60's and I'd love to take them cruising in it again.