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32Pontiac6

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  1. Where are the parts located? I know somebody who needs exhaust manifold and synchronizer mechanism.
  2. Tinindian- You may have solved a problem for me. The first photo shows how the electric motor was mounted. It appears they just put another bracket over the original mounting plate so that if I want to go back to the vacuum one I can. The original plate looks to be unmolested behind the newer mount. I got lots of pieces with the car. I do have what appears to be the original vacuum motor. But the mystery solved is the last photo. I did not know what that piece was for as I was pawing through the box of spare parts. It looks to be the switch that mounts on the header board that controls the vacuum wiper. I agree with you that the electric one should be a priority. While the car shows well, the person who restored it took a little artistic liberty with some items and points would be taken off anyway. If the motor turns out to be prewar I don't feel bad running it on the car even though I am a stickler for authenticity. I have never seen one like this and developing the history of it will be a good conversation starter with those who notice it.
  3. I am sure it is a later replacement. Looking at the wiring, though, it seems to be an old addition. It has cloth wiring. If you get a chance, could you send me a picture of the vacuum one on Tinindian. I think this one mounted directly to the original mount for the vacuum one but I am not positive. It is really a fairly simple device and wonder if it could possibly be a mid to late 30's 3rd party type accessory. I have always been of the mind that cars up until the 50's had vacuum motors. But this thing is clearly earlier than that. I will love it if I get it fixed. Having electric wipers is a first class setup. Let's hope somebody on the site here knows more than we do about it.
  4. This Trico electric wiper motor was on my 1930 Pontiac Custom Sedan. I am sure it is not original. However, it looks pretty early. Was this an accessory that was available in the 30's, 40's? I would appreciate any information anybody might have on this. Also, if anybody knows who might repair this wiper. The wiper portion of the unit is Trico but the motor has a cover that is labeled Dyneto.
  5. It would be great to have all the 30's in one spot someday.
  6. Thankfully the '30 does not have the rubber encased bushing that the '32 has. Outside sleeve, rubber, shackle bushing. The shackle actually was burred to grip the bushing so that there was rubber torsional resistance as well as vertical and horizontal isolation from the frame. Steele rubber company makes the front ones but the rear ones are not remade. Rear ones were, I believe, 1/4" longer. I put the fronts on the rear and hopefully there will be no problem. I may only get 50,000 miles out of them instead of 100,000.....
  7. With respect to the welting between the frame and body, Tinindian, what is the proper sequence? Frame, apron, welting, body... or frame, welting, apron, body? That was something that was not able to find.
  8. Lift? Lift? What are they? I am officially jealous.... Thank for the photos. Hopefully you marked the position of the apron on the frame or some other reference point. With my '32 I took the body off and neglected to mark exactly where the splash aprons were on the frame. I guessed as best as I could when I put them and the body back but when I had to put the fenders on it became apparent that they were off just enough to have to be adjusted. I used the same jacking technique on the rear wheel well you used (except with me on my back and not under a nice lift) and had to adjust the aprons to get the fenders back on. Just a word from somebody who has been there and has the scars to prove it.
  9. Fuel Gage Mine does not work and I don't know of an electric replacement. The gage is a King Seerley KS Telegage. They were used in lots of other cars. Some pretty expensive like Packard. Buicks also used them. I have seen the fluid and some parts at two places: Bob's Automobilia - http://bobsautomobilia.com/fuel-system/ Classic and Exotic Services - www.classicandexotic.com One or both of them sell the red fluid that goes in the dash gage. I would give them both a call and see if they can help with a replacement sending unit. They are not that complex. You might also advertise in the Early Times Chapter of POCI or Oakland Pontiac Worldwide Chapter of AACA. You might get a sending unit there. Heat Riser I have not taken the '30 apart yet and am sure Tinindian will weigh in on this one. However, I have taken the '32 apart and it is nothing complex. I would think that using some sort of 'Liquid Wrench' type material on the bolts and the surface between the rotating piece and the exhaust manifold can help break it free. Tapping the rotating piece and even using a chisel to separate it might be the way to go.. I included photos of what the '32 looks like. I am assuming the setup is quite similar. The second photo shows how simple the valve is and there are no complex moving parts. Third photo shows the inside of the manifold and how there are two passages allowing diversion of the exhaust gasses to the intake manifold. Fourth photo shows valve in manifold. Bushings Again, Tinindian may be a good source. But California Pontiac Restoration www.pontiacparts.net does have some spring bushing parts. They may have what you need.
  10. Thanks for the replies. Beautiful Cadillac. Some real similarities to the Pontiac lines and accessories although the '32 Pontiac. Been working on adjusting the radiator and making some good progress. Getting gaps close to where they should be. Thanks again for taking the time to help me.
  11. I am putting the hood on my 1932 Pontiac today and hoping to not have a nightmare adjustment session. If the gaps at the cowl and radiator shell were as they came from the factory what would they be? Seem to me like 1/8" would be something I shoot for but really not sure. Any thoughts or actual information?
  12. Tinindian.... are you saying the '30 clutch disk is interchangeable with a modern Camaro?
  13. Also in the line of cars are a 1930 Pontiac Custom Sedan, 1929 Chevrolet 4-Door Sedan, and 1928 Oldsmobile Coupe. The Pontiac and the Olds are equally as rare as the Packard but much shorter than the 145 inch wheelbase of that beast.
  14. Even if Tinindian was not right on this one, he is still 99.99% accurate with old Pontiac information.
  15. Rick, Here are some photos that I hope help. The first photo shows the conduit that routes the cable from the chassis to the brake. Remember this is on a '32. I don't have information on a '33. Does this look similar to yours? The second photo shows the Steeldraulic brakes on my '30. I also marked the adjusting wheel which Tinindian showed the adjusting pliers for. The last photo are the Bendix brakes for the '32. My guess is that they are similar to yours. On the right of the photo you see the adjusting wheel which is story of star shaped. It looks very similar to the adjustment on more modern cars. I hope this helps.
  16. I wonder if the 1933 brakes are Bendix and not Steeldraulic? I know that in 1932 Pontiac brakes were changed to the standard shoe style Bendix brakes. I would be surprised if they went back to Steeldraulic. The brakes in 1932 had the star wheel mechanism that was used on drum brakes into the 1960's,
  17. Another option for one that mounts exactly like the original is from this company: http://www.mykmlifestyle.com/ I bought one for my '32 and plan to get one for the '30 because the switch to the firewall mounted coil is failing. They are not cheap but are quality units. I have attached a photo showing the coil mounted on the '32. It is mounted a little differently on the '30 but you can see what the coil looks like.
  18. I would also check the gear that runs off the camshaft. The one on my '32 (same distributor) was loose and had to put a new pin in to secure it to the shaft. Also, if you can find a place with an old Sun distributor tester you can check the mechanical advance. These distributors do have a significant advance at higher RPM.
  19. Thanks for sharing and posting a photo of the car. Good to see this splithead back on the road. I am sure all of us with this vintage car have received help from our friend Tinindian.
  20. Thanks for the input. I will explore these options today.
  21. I am needing to restore the running board rubber on my 1932 Pontiac Sport Coupe. The running boards are in good shape as is the outside trim piece. I just need the new rubber. I have attached a few photos of the boards to show the pattern. Note the fourth photo that shows the bottom of the running board and the holes where the rubber seems to be pressed through to hold the rubber to the board. Questions: 1). Does this rubber look similar to any other early 30's GM cars? 2). Has anybody restored the running board mat on a '32 Pontiac? 3). Any suggestions on rubber suppliers? Any help with this will be greatly appreciated. Rob
  22. Thanks for all your input. I am becoming less inclined to powder coat for a couple of reasons: scratching and chipping. I am concerned that taking the wheel off and on might cause the power coating to chip. Right now I am leaning towards painting. I know that paint will chip but at least you can touch it up if it does. There are two Eastwood paints that I am going to do a test on: Silver Cad and Tank Tone Metallic. The Silver Cad looks good in the photo of the cap but the picture on the can looks bluer than I think it should look. So getting a can of each to try. Will have to post the results.
  23. I am replacing the tires on my 1930 Pontiac. The rims were painted by the last owner. The rims were originally cadmium plated. Has anybody had any experience powder coating the rims to simulate the cadmium plating? If so, how has this performed? Any help would be appreciated. Rob
  24. Here is a picture of the Brassworks radiator on my '30. Seems to be a true honeycomb. I know it is big bucks but it is very nice to drive the car and have overheating (at least due to the radiator) off the table. Good luck on your decision. Also, nice looking car. Cars are so much more endearing when you have family history. I have the complete history of my '30 back to where it was sold but, unfortunately, it is not my family that purchased it.
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