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1949 Chieftain Introduction and Help Request


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Hello everyone I recently joined the Pontiac family with the purchase of a 1949 Chieftain. The car is currently not running and I have a repair manual on the way to help bring it back to working order. According to the former owner the tow truck driver attached to something he wasn't supposed to and broke it. I'm currently trying to identify the part but I'm having difficulty finding a diagram to pinpoint the exact part number. I have attached a picture looking straight back from the front of the car. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Nice looking car to start with.  If you join the Pontiac/Oakland club you will find parts and where to find parts and advisors that specialize in your year.

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Thanks John Hess and Gary F I’ll take all the info and help to bring this machine back to life. Odometer reads 43,000 and it was last started a year ago. So I’m optimistic that I can get it back on the road. 

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Zodi,

   Indeed, you can bring a 1949 Pontiac to life...

I have everything for the brakes -- all NEW U.S.A. made parts -- the

Master Cylinder, the Wheel Cylinders, the Brake Shoes, the Brake Hoses, Emergency Brake Cables, Bearings & Seals, BRAKE DRUMS,

I have everything for the Front End --- king pins, upper & lower outer pin kits, tie rods, and more...

I have ++ NEW ++ Water Pumps !!!! And the Water Distribution Tubes, I have ++ NEW ++ Fuel Pumps, Motor & Rear Engine Mounts,

Ignition, Electrical, Quality Tune Up parts , and a whoooooooole lot more !!!!!!

 

Always best to simply call me --- Craig --- 516 - 485 - 1935......

(Sorry -- no "piece of car" -- nothing used -- no fenders, hoods, radio knobs, trim, upholstery, etc., etc......)

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It's been a little over a month and progress has been slow on my goal to get this Chieftain back on the road. The good news is the drag link has been replaced thanks to Kornkurt and some general tune up items as well. As I continue to go through the car I have noticed that the fuel/vacuum pump was only connected to 3 lines leaving one of the vacuum connections open. Would any of you have insight on where the line would go? Also can the front fenders be removed without the fender skirt or must it all be pulled out as one?

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The front vacuum connection on the vacuum pump connects to the vacuum port that is sticking out the side of the intake manifold. I've attached a pic showing the connection. This is from a '47 Torpedo, but it looks like the connections are the same.

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Usually the front clip is removed as one piece, but if you drill out the 5 rivets each side, the fenders can be removed separarely.  These are the rivets that hold the inner fender wells to the outer.. 

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Thanks John Hess I’ll most likely be going that route with fenders. Rhinodriver thank you as well I appreciate the picture. 

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