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  1. Vauxhall continued to use a modified version for several years after WW2. One odd characteristic was that under hard braking the front of the car would go up not down.
  2. This would be a relatively easy restoration. Except for the grille, hood and dashboard it is Chevrolet bodywise. Mechanically it uses the Pontiac flathead 6 which was the only engine available in Canadian Pontiacs until 1954.
  3. Canadian Pontiacs of this period used Chevrolet bodies with 6 cylinder Pontiac running gear. Sedan delivery probably not as common as the Chev.
  4. What is needed is a manual front end machine, no electronics. Either one which the caster/camber gauge clamps to the rim of the front wheels or attaches magnetically to the front wheel hub. I have specs for 1935 Studebakers with planar suspension which should be the same or very similar. Caster should be between -1/4 to +3/4 degrees. This is not adjustable. Any variation indicates wear in the front spring. There are two camber measurements. Wheel camber should be between 1 to 1 1/2 degrees. Both of the above adjustments should be done on level ground with tires properly inf
  5. If the tire has worn out that quickly I think it is past the point of a simple adjustment. Wear on the inside of the tire means it is possibly toeing out as you drive. What is the condition of the left side tie rod ends? It could also mean excessive camber meaning the wheel is leaning in at the top.
  6. Not familiar with REO Royales but if the engine is a REO design, the oil pump design is likely unique to that engine. What is wrong with this one?
  7. British Columbia Vintage Truck Museum, Surrey, British Columbia.
  8. Not curved dash Olds. Car in question has full elliptic rear springs. Olds doesn't.
  9. Sargent Citroen, 1205 Seymour Street, Vancouver, 1960's.
  10. Missed reverse.🙄 To find reverse engage first then push the shift lever down to the right from first gear.
  11. I worked at Vancouver's original Citroen dealership in the late 60's. I grew to love those cars, whether it was a 2CV, Ami6, an ID or a DS. They all were/are incredible drivers cars. I particularly liked the Citromatic drive and the brake button, mostly because they were things not seen on virtually any other car, although the Saxomat clutch used on some other European makes was similar to the Citromatic set up. What was different with Citromatic drive was the four speed shift pattern which was like this: In neutral the shift lever stuck straight up out of the dash d
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