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About 32Pontiac6

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  • Birthday 03/16/1954

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    Spithead 6 ('26-'32) Pontiacs, Flathead Pontiacs, Corvettes

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  1. Looking at the Oakland Pontiac shop manual for '30-'32 you see what appears to be a change from the photo posted by Tinindian which looks like it has lugs tightened by screws on top of the spark plugs. The engine photo from the manual for '32 shows what appears to vertical slide on ends on the wire. I have also enclosed a photo of my '32 to show the type of wire I think is appropriate for '32. I did not use the same ends as those pictured in the manual. The bulk wire and ends are available from several places. Two that I have used are California Pontiac Restoration (www.PontiacParts.net) and Restoration Supply (https://restorationstuff.com). I hope this helps.
  2. I know that in 1932 an ash tray was standard in the front. It was on the top center of the dash and nickel plated.
  3. It seems like the US made 1930 Pontiac Custom Sedan (6-30B - 30309) had ash trays on each side of the rear seat. No ash tray on the back of the seat. There is no ash tray in the front, which surprised me. What really bugged me about the difference between Chevrolet and Pontiac of that era is that Chevy's had trip odometers and Pontiacs did not.
  4. That is my longer term plan. I believe that mine has 31 points of lubrication. Thankfully the chassis seems pretty well 'wet' in the critical areas. There are a couple that concern me and I will pull the connection to make sure it is working. My biggest concern is the release bearing and making sure it is wet. Thanks again for all your help.
  5. I have used the Costco 'pee pads' they sell for dogs.
  6. Yes, that is what I do too. However, in California, that may be a capital offense.
  7. Thanks for this great information (Including spelling correction). Those diagrams are great. Do you have a similar drawing for the 526/533? One reason I ask is because your diagram shows that the front spring shackles are DB3 and the 526 I have was a DB5. I can't guarantee that they were not changed at some point in history but the car has so far been pretty unmolested with a little under 30,000 miles on it.
  8. Seems from the two messages I have received so far that even well sorted out Bijor systems leaked. It is surprising considering the quality of Packard. However, I was shocked with my car in that you check the oil in the same manner you would a Model T. You have a petcock on the crankcase and if oil comes out you are good....
  9. So even a restored system with the restrictors of the proper flow rate causes drips? I wondered about that. Seems that a car that sold for a multiple of the average car price would not have that issue. Have you seen a flow restrictor like the one shown in the photo. My guess is the flow is from flat to pointed end but not positive.
  10. I removed the Bijur connection to the front spring shackles of my Packard tonight and came across what seems to be a mystery that my manuals can’t seem to solve. I removed what appears to be a flow restricted that is labeled DB5 in the attached photo. The one on the drivers side had the flat portion into the fitting in the spring shackle and the passenger side had the pointed side in. My guess is that the pointed side going into the shackle is correct but wanted to see what I can find out here. Also the number DB5 does not match anything in the Packard parts book. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  11. I have finished the strap replacement on the first of the Watson Stabilators. Additional photos are found at the Facebook page that shows the progress on this particular Packard. https://www.facebook.com/Packard5th/?modal=admin_todo_tour Feel free to check it out. Thanks for your help on this problem.
  12. Andy, Yes, I did get strap material. My original straps were closer to 1-9/16" and 3/16" thick. I was able to find 1-3/4" of the proper thickness and it seemed to work just fine. Thanks for responding.
  13. I thought I would share some photos of the Watson Stabilator I removed from the Packard. Please note the one photo that shows the tag from the 'Adjustment Inspector' who adjusted the shock when it was first installed in the car, I presume. Anybody see this before?
  14. Andy, Is the 1-1/2" strap 3/16" thick? That is what mine are. Actually they measure 1-9/16" wide but they may have flattened out 1/16" in 91 years.
  15. Thank you for the information. I will have to investigate. Plan to pull one of the ones with broken webbing and possibly take apart and see if webbing is the only thing needed. Can you help me with your car designation? I am still learning the Packard nomenclature. Don't know what DB Senior is. My understanding of cars they call '28 are Series 526 and 533 (Single Six) and 443's in Standard and Custom 8. Which is yours? Thanks again.