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  1. You might try Steele Rubber Products. http://www.steelerubber.com/bumpers Bill
  2. As of a few years ago, the Brecht Butcher Supply building still stood on Cass Ave. in St. Louis, but the owners wanted to demolish it. I'm not sure if that happened. I believe it had been damaged by fire at one time. Bill Brecht
  3. Louisedale, Could you post the photo here? Thanks. Bill
  4. Manuel, The side trim from 51 and 52 were different than the trim from 50. Bill
  5. Manuel, Your rear fenders look like they are from 1951 or 52. The 53 fender had a bit of a tail fin. If I remember correctly from photos of the interior you had posted originally, your steering wheel is also a 51 or 52. It is probable that in the restoration, some parts came from a 51 or 52 donor car. Bill
  6. Took the thermostat housing off the other day and there was no thermostat in it. I put the housing back on with a new gasket and am able to drive it. I think I'll order the thermostat and retaining ring from CPR. Bill
  7. goose-em, Thanks for the info. Do you think a modern thermostat of the correct diameter would work? Being shorter than the original doesn't seem like it should be a problem, unless I'm missing something here. Bill
  8. I'm going to replace the thermostat on my 8 cylinder '49 Streamliner. The shop manual mentions a retaining ring. Is that something that is reusable or will I need a new one? Also, NAPA shows the 160 degree thermostat as part #THM 70. But it looks too small (54 mm or 2 1/8 inches) and easily slips through the called for NAPA gasket (Part #THM 1038ST) with room to spare. CPR lists the retaining ring, gasket, and "Original style" 160 thermostat. They also have a 170 degree thermostat with a gasket for about half the price of the "original style". I'm guessing that the thermostat 62 years ago was different than a modern one, but a modern one of the right physical size and temperature rating would work. Can someone help me sort this out? Thanks. Bill
  9. Manuel, I forgot to mention in my previous reply, the photo you have from ebay appears to be a 1949 Deluxe steering wheel. On the horn button, it has the word Pontiac and then a 4-pointed star below it. The 1950 deluxe wheel was very similar, but I believe it had a stylized Indian head instead of the star below the word Pontiac. Bill
  10. Manuel, There should be a small plate on the firewall, passenger side. It will have a 4-digit Style Number on it. Probably 2511 or 2527, depending on if you have a 2 door sedan or a sedan coupe. If the number is followed by the letter "D", you have a Deluxe. If there are just the 4 digits and no letter, you have a Standard. If I remember correctly from when you posted some photos last year, your current steering wheel appears to be a deluxe wheel from 1951-52, which is slightly different than the deluxe wheel from 1949-50. The original steering wheel on your car might have been a standard, and it was replaced at some time with a 51-52 deluxe. Could you post some recent pictures of your car? Bill
  11. Yes, that's correct. Let us know if you find one. Bill
  12. Manuel, The photo in your message shows a 1949-50 Deluxe steering wheel. Go to these links to see examples of the Standard steering wheel. Classic and Collector's Cars - Imported classic car specialist 1949 – 1950 – 1951 Pontiac Steering Wheel & Horn Button | Classic NOS Parts Bill
  13. Manuel, I don't think the 1950 Pontiac had the fender emblem. They were found on 1951-54 models. Bill
  14. It looks like the photo attachments I put in my previous message are there, but can't be opened. Can anyone help? Thanks. Bill
  15. Manuel, A previous owner mounted the sunvisor on my 49 Streamliner. The brackets were on the outside of the drip rail and attached with sheet metal screws. As Fitz stated, the brackets should be on the inside of the drip rail. I reinstalled them that way. I've attached some photos showing what the side brackets and the center bracket look like. The paint scratches on the drip rails are from the brackets having been on the outside. Bill [ATTACH]61015[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]61016[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]61017[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]61018[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]61019[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]61020[/ATTACH]
  16. Fitz, On closer examination, the "wick" material is actually frayed cloth insulation surrounding two small gauge rubber insulated copper wires. The copper wires had been cut off so close that they aren't real obvious. I think the 'headbolt block heater' explanation is a likely one. Thanks. Bill
  17. I found the pdf on the POCI forum. My washers don't actually work. Maybe it will help me track down the problem.
  18. It was repainted by a previous owner. According to the paint code, it was originally Coventry Gray. The shade of green it is now was not actually available in 49. I'm not sure if the firewall was the same as the body color. The inner fenders are flat black. I'll take a closer look at the routing of the windshield washer hoses and get back to you.
  19. Ken, Here's a couple photos from my 49. If you need some closer up, let me know. Bill
  20. Assuming a manual transmission, you're not going to find a filler tube. If you can get underneath the car, you'll find a plug on the side of the transmission itself that is used for checking and adding transmission oil.
  21. I was able to get to it. Early Times Chapter Bill
  22. Manuel, You have either a 2-door Sedan (Style number 2511) or a Sedan Coupe (Style number 2527). You said in one of your earlier messages that it is not the Deluxe model. In that case, it wouldn't have had any side moldings in addition to what yours already has. It appears to be correct the way it is. The original steering wheel, I believe, has been replaced with a Deluxe wheel from either a 1951 or 1952 model. If you look at this web page http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/displaycar.php?stock=122&location=CHA you'll see a Deluxe steering wheel from 1950. Yours is very close to that, the only difference being a slightly different shape on the top two spokes. I would consider it a very minor and acceptable change considering that original steering wheels in as good condition as yours are hard to find. Bill