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  1. Good morning grubin, At last years show there were many trailers parked at the Eastern-most edge of this huge facility. Some owners used their antique vehicle as transportation while others drove their tow vehicle with their antique left in the trailer on site. Good luck- will try to make a point of seeing you- Dave
  2. A very informative topic. Edinmass- I enjoy reading your insights on all topics throughout this forum and would appreciate your feeling as to what size extinguisher is sufficient to carry in a vehicle being displayed on a show field or participating on day tours with a group of other antique autos? Thanks- Dave
  3. Hi Guys, I picked up a door sills catalogue at Hershey which lists sills for a 1930 4 dr. Custom Sedan. I don't have the gentleman's name but here is his contact info. Phone- 973-423-1196 and Email- doorsills@gmail.com. He is out of New Jersey and does a brisk business at Hershey. Impressive catalogue listings of all years and makes. Hope this helps- Dave
  4. Phil, Just arrived back home from this last week in Hershey. What a professional job- I'm glad I was able to point you in the right direction. Dave
  5. Phil, It hooks into a steel dowel pin on the raised boss of the flywheel cover. The pin has an appropriate hole to receive the spring. Dave
  6. Phil, This is a photo of my 1953 Pontiac linkage return spring setup. Is this what you are referring to? Do you need a different side or angle? Hope this helps- Dave
  7. Hello Summershandy, Just recently brought my car out of winter storage and was able to take a few photos which may help you. This is the center section for the battery cover which you have. Notice the right end has a tab extending downward which presses into the right side of your cover in post #7 and the left end will fit under your tab of the existing cover. Hope this helps- Dave
  8. Hello Russ, California Pontiac Restoration is a valuable resource for such items. Give them a look- best wishes. Dave Contact Information California Pontiac Restoration 1520 E. Edinger Unit B Santa Ana, CA 92705 Ph: 714-245-9800 Toll Free: 1-877-504-8124 Fax: 714-245-9269 cpr@dcninternet.net
  9. Hi Gregg, The following comes from the "Standard Catalog of Pontiac" by John Gunnell: A= assembly plant- Atlanta 8= series number= series28- Star Chief 55= model year- 1955 H= transmission- hydra-matic 16686= sequential production number I hope this helps- Dave
  10. I may be able to offer some clarification. My information is coming from the Standard Catalog of Pontiac, 2nd edition by John Gunnel. From the job number which you have given-- #8940 is a 1929 model year, 2d sedan, series 6-29. The engine number which you have given--P617435 falls into what is listed as a 1929-1/2 Pontiac with engine numbers starting at P608157 and ending at 673500. The body style number for 1929-1/2 Pontiac is A8940. 1929 Pontiac engine numbers range from starting at P376341 to end at P461000(approx). 1930 Pontiac engine numbers range from P673501 to P744000(approx) I am assuming a late body for 1929 combined with an early 1929-1/2 engine. The number 526865 is not referenced but is it the casting number of the block? I can find no reference to the CWC in the Abbreviations section of the book. I guess we don't have all of your answers but we're off to a good start. Good luck- Dave
  11. Pete, Yes indeed- it was a little tough but kept working it all the way around. Had success and now the project is complete. Dave
  12. tartop, Based on the Indian head insignia on the hubcap I believe you have a 1930 rear and front end. Dave
  13. Don, Thanks so much for your advice and encouragement- I was able to remove the tower by carefully working a putty knife under all of its edges to loose it from the gasket. I then was able to complete a repair that was necessary and reassemble with a gasket sealant. The most difficult part of the job was to re-attach the chains which drive the wiper. The entire job was successful and I now have both wipers working as they should. Thanks again- Dave
  14. Don, By looking up under the dash I can see this clamp. It does come off easily. I'm hesitant to pry or force the unit for fear of breaking. I'll be working at it quite gingerly. Thanks again- Dave
  15. I would like to remove the wiper transmission from the drivers side on my '37 Pontiac for rebuilding purposes. Looking up under the dash I find that the chain which drives the wiper is off. I can also remove the drive arm which goes to the the wiper motor from the transmission. My question- at this point how do I remove the transmission from the cowl? This unit really appears to be stuck (fastened) in place. Thanks for any help to get me started- Dave