32Pontiac6

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About 32Pontiac6

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  • Birthday 03/16/1954

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

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  1. I have accumulated a fair amount of magazine auto ads over the years. In the antique store they generally show ads with a backing board and clear plastic sleeve. Does anybody have a source for these materials? Does anybody have a better method of storing magazine ads? Thanks, Rob
  2. This car is a 2711? Standard and not deluxe?
  3. When I rewired my '32 (same switch as '30) I made a diagram of the switch connections based on the three positions of the lighting switch. I have attached a photo of my notes. You will notice some numbers penciled in and they are not voltages but resistances I measured and are for my information and the particular switch in my car. Hopefully this helps. I will weigh in on the electric pump too. Tinindian's warning is very valid in my mind. I strongly think that electric pumps are not necessary in split head Pontiacs (at least from '28 on with mechanical pumps). The main complaint is that if the car has been sitting for a while it cranks more than people are comfortable with while the carb bowl is refilling. There is a very simple solution to this and that is to drive/start the car more often. Once the car is started and warmed up you only need to touch the starter to get those engines running. I just went from a non-original coil to one that is the original style in my 6-30B and found that using the selfie position of your smartphone was a great way to trace the wiring under the dash. Getting some photos of what is there and chasing the wiring without having to crawl under the dash saves time. You have to take quite a few photos to get all the detail in focus but it is much easier than the alternative methods. I have found that head under dash, butt on seat, and feet resting on the B pillar (no shoes of course) is the best yoga position for the Series 6-30B under dash work.🤪
  4. Clearly seems to be a Series 402 and Model 32301. I can see the firewall plate is still there and you can confirm by seeing the 32301 on the plate. I have attached a photo of the plate from my '32 Series 402 Model 32308 Sport Coupe. There is also a plate on the main sill on the drivers side of the car (about 1/2" x 2") that will have a 4 digit code that will tell the original paint color. I am the Tech Advisor for 1932 Pontiacs for the Pontiac Oakland Club and am happy to help in any way I can. Send me a private message and I will give you contact information. There are also Pontiac specific forums here: Pontiac and Oaklands Pontiac Flathead Owners You might also consider joining the Early Times Chapter of the Pontiac Oakland Club or Oakland Pontiac Worldwide which is a chapter of the Antique Automobile Association of America. I think you will find this to be a very fun car to drive. Where is the car located? Rob
  5. I guess I need to get my artist brush out now.....
  6. While not a Packard expert this appears to be a 426 or 433. This would make it a full classic per the Classic Car Club of America. In my book a car with either 126 or 133 inch wheelbase would be a car I would love to be behind the wheel of. I think I could live with 6 cylinders.
  7. The starter for this engine is the same as for a 1930 Pontiac 6 (Delco Remy 714-R). I believe the motors are the same for many years but it is the 'Bendix' unit that changed from year to year. Is it that they don't have one at all? If they have one rebuilding is probably the best option and there are shops that do that. What part of the world would the service be needed? In either case you can searching eBay (sometimes they pop up), Hemmings for a new one or rebuild shop, Pontiac Oakland Club, Early Times Chapter of Pontiac Oakland Club (Speciality Chapter of Pontiac Oakland Club), and Oakland Pontiac Worldwide (chapter of AACA). Those club resources are excellent and it can connect you to a network of owners. You can also private message me. I may have some parts that could work for this car but not guarantees. I have not inventoried my current spares. This is a very rare car. You say roadster but it is probably a Convertable Coupe. I keep a registry of split head Pontiacs (1926-1932) and would like to add this car to my list.
  8. You are making good progress. Your car will be read to drive soon. So we may have a 2020 event out here in CA. We can take a family photo with your car, Tininidian's, my car and I think one more. When when the last time there been 4 - 30 Custom Sedans within touching distance?
  9. Stethoscope is a marvelous tool to narrow down the noise. I have used an inexpensive Harbor Freight one many times on my split head Pontiacs.
  10. Where do they go? Also, I was not aware that LeBaron Bonney went Chapter 7.
  11. Thanks for sharing with everybody. I think I have seen a copy of that one before someplace.... 😀
  12. Price Reduced to $59,900 - If Interested Contact: Don memoryshelf558@gmail.com (503) 393-4500 Reposting for a friend.
  13. Posting this for a friend. Please see contact information in data sheet if interested.
  14. It is clearly an open car. The first open car for Pontiac was with the New Series 6-27 which were sold from July 1927 to the end of the year. They made only one open car at this time, a roadster. The body was not Fisher body but one made by Stewart. In my humble opinion they were some of the most beautiful roadsters made. Now if it is phaeton it would have to be a Series 6-28 which was produced the first half of 1928. However, if the hood ornament is correct then it would be New 6-27 Stewart Body Roadster produced sometime in the second half of 1927. Tinindian.... correct?