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  1. Joining is in the works. Since the starter is Autolite, I felt there would be more response by including Ford, etc. than just the Star Durant folks. The Durant side is pretty sparse for any postings on forums. However, I'm sure I will be picking their brains in the near future.
  2. I just acquired a "new" project, and am in the process of going through everything. 1927 Star Durant M Roadster, with 4 cyl. Continental. My question is with starter Bendix. It seems my gear that engages on the flywheel stays engaged. I haven't started it, but tried cranking to see if working. Everything cranks, but gear stays. The spring seems intact, so what am I missing? Does the gear disengage due to centrifugal force at higher rpms? It seems the gear should retract on spiral shaft away from flywheel. Any comments greatly appreciated. I thought the old girl would be simple and fun to keep "the basics" , but like smart phones she's kicking my butt!
  3. Nothing in the usual Pontiac suppliers catalogs. Jon, I'll give you a call sometime about the rebuild. The Rochester is original to the car, as they installed 500 in the end of 58. (According to Pontiac Service Bulletin). Are these subject to warpage/distortion as some of the latter Rochesters?
  4. Thanks Jon, I was actually able to drill out the top piece of tubing, but am still working on the internal one. I assume that the steel plug comes out to assist with the install of said tube? Sooo, since I see you do carb. work, how about the original Rochester 4 bbl. for rebuild? I know the tripower is sexier, but it came with the 4 and I'd like to save it. Thanks, Brian
  5. Does anyone know the purpose of the small tube from the center of intake on a 4bbl. I believe it came off the carb, but the tube was twisted/gone. It routes through the inside of the intake through another tube with a twisted flat metal piece inside. A thermocouple of sorts? And finally, I'll assume these parts are unobtainable, so what to do with the hole(s)?
  6. I looked at my 39 cv't today. The number is on a tag (aluminum/galv.) riveted to the frame crossmember, directly below and a little in front of the generator. The rivets are rather substantial. Tag is maybe 3" long. Should be something like P6EBXXXXX. Mine is a 6 cyl. thus P6. My title has the number also, so maybe you could get reproduced from that?
  7. According to Master catalog, 1939-40 serial numbers are on the front frame crossmember just below the generator.
  8. Pair of fenderskirts with trim. Thinking $350 but make offer. Going to Hershey to shop, but could bring along if someone wants to see them.
  9. Thanks for the quick info. My son and I had a 'bet' as to how long it would take to identify. He lost.
  10. It makes sense now. I bought at an auction that had some Pontiacs and Lincolns and a Bantam, and in some of his paperwork there was a Tbird reference. Guess I can sell them now.
  11. Does anyone have an idea what these might fit? Approx. 9" by 28". Chrome along leading edges.
  12. Maybe pump for airbrakes on early trucks? I saw similar on auction for 30's/40's truck.
  13. Thanks Gary. I think I have called and they only go to 1959. I'll check again.
  14. No other brand sheet metal fits, although Chevy front fenders are close. Chevy floor pans are shallower and have the stiffening ribs at an angle. I have replacement ones from Chevy advertiser. I can't tell which is left, right or upside down--basically, they don't fit. I have been casually looking for two years, and haven't found anything yet, hence the post. But, thanks for suggestions.