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  1. Yes I am going to call you tomorrow. I need a kit. Thanks Craig Craigger01
  2. While looking in the trunk I found a copy of a manual for the car. The car is a Rochester installed . I could not find a model number. Does anyone know if the Rochester is the proper carb. When I phoned my local parts guy he said it should be a Carter. I need a carb kit as this was full of old gas and sediment. Craigger01
  3. Had some more success today. Traced out some exhaust gasket material I bought from NAPA along with cork material for the valve side covers and intake/exhaust . everything went together fine. Bloo you were bang on with the valve stem to lifter clearance. I checked them all and they are within tolerance. Also when I was cleaning the oil and dirt off the side covers the front one has some embossed lettering on it. Surprise there was stamped Clearance .011 - .013. Good call Bloo. Got the engine firing on squirting a little gas in the carb. I had put some premium fuel in the tank and thought all was well. As it turns out the car had not run in 13 years. I drained all the gas or whatever was in there. Pulled the drain plug on the tank and blew air through the fuel line from the pump to the tank. Still no fuel to the carb so removed the fuel pump. Has one with a strainer bowl which was plugged solid. Cleaned it out and finally the car runs without spray. Had to keep it at high RPM seems the float may be stuck as it would not idle and seemed to be overfueling. I will take the carb apart tomorrow and clean it up. Also the choke does not work appears to be seized in the open position. Once I get it running/idling smooth I am planning on getting it up to temp and then rechecking compression and leak down. Hopefully it trends in the right direction. Craigger01
  4. Thanks. I will get a manual and research the specs I need. Hopefully all goes well. Craig i will call you , Thanks I appreciate!!
  5. So having some good luck with everything so far. The leakdown was a bit dismal. All numbers over 100 on the differential 1- 30, 5 - 26, 3 - 28, 6 - 24, 2 - 48, 4 - 24. at TDC . I was able to free the heat riser with penetrant and the brass hammer with a tap to the side as suggested. The carb butterfly was also seized from sitting and was able to free it as well with penetrant and sitting in solvent overnight. The car is empty of gas according to the gauge and the fuel pump did not pump any product yet. I had turned it over quite a bit when i completed the compression checks. I am uncertain how long it has sat. The son said he used the car as a wedding car and his oldest has finished high school. Could be as much as twenty years in the garage but i don't think so as the dust on it wasn't that thick. The 1/4 inch tubing on to the carb choke control from the exhaust manifold was corroded so replaced it also. I am going to put five gallons of premium in the tank after i check the lines. Would you happen to know what the clearance is on the valve to lifter gap should be. I had removed the intake/exhaust manifold and valve side covers to check that all valves were moving as advertised. Also to clean up and repair the heat riser. I measured .013 on both the intake and exhaust valves on number one. I haven't looked at the rest yet but they appear to be about the same. There is just a bit of movement as I have turned each one when at TDC. When i removed the manifold i could see there was a significant exhaust leak at number 4 cylinder. I have sourced a supplier locally that can provide gasket material. I plan on making my own (Old school) for the reassembly
  6. So I did a compression check and got these results on the first one dry> 1- 90, 2- 82, 3- 0, 4- 95, 5- 0, 6- 82. I then squirted oil in the spark plug holes two strikes each cylinder. Second compression test 1- 112, 2- 82, 3- 0, 4- 115, 5- 107, 6- 102. I then sprayed deep creep penetrating oil in number 3 and 2 more squirts of engine oil in the spark plug hole and got 110 compression. Then performed a leakdown. I have blow by , air coming from the oil fill spout, cap off on TDC of 1,2,5,and 6. The compression on 3 and 4 come up 90 degrees before TDC. I think i have a couple of stuck intakes valves. More investigation to come. Also the heat riser valve is stuck in the closed position. Craigger 01
  7. Thanks for the quick response and info. I will post the results of my leakdown and compression test. Also great info on the sheet metal tubing. I am going to check that out today. Later.
  8. Does anyone in this group have information on engine overhaul for the Flathead six? I am working on a 1952 2 Door Chieftain. Engine runs backwards on shutdown. I am going to do a compression test and leak down check to determine whether it has intake or exhaust valve leaks and piston blowby. I am suspecting a carbon buildup at this point . Possible needs a valve job. I have never worked on a flathead before , so new at this. Thanks Craigger01
  9. Do you still have the 1952 Pontiac emblems. I am working on a friends car and he is missing one Thanks Craigger01