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Re: New to old Pontiacs, lots to learn That's the real question. Thanks for the answer. I'll have him find the number tomorrow. On Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:34 PM, Bill Hanlon
Jeff Hansen
9:27 PM
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Re: New to old Pontiacs, lots to learn Before you worry about early vs. late pump, worry about is your motor early (370 based) or late (389 based). The way to tell is to clean off the pad where the
Bill Hanlon
8:34 PM
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Need a wiper switch knob Anyone got a spare wiper switch knob? I need one for vacuum wipers. Dan Merritt Today in Odessa, Tx, taking our 55 to it's new home!
dt_merritt
4:24 PM
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Re: New to old Pontiacs, lots to learn Lowel It is a Moses Lake truck. I have a few relatives in Spokane and I am in Maple Valley. There is some family history with this truck so it should be fun.
jhan5en
3:54 PM
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Re: New to old Pontiacs, lots to learn Hello "jhan5en", The engine in your GMC is quite likely the GMC version of a '58 Pontiac, unless it's been changed.  The version for the GMC is 330 cubic
Lowell White
3:17 PM
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New to old Pontiacs, lots to learn Hello Pontiac Guys! My son just picked up a 58 GMC 100 BBW pickup with a factory 336 Pontiac and a Hydramatic in it. A big back window truck with a factory
jhan5en
Apr 19
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Re: Best buffing/wax compound after wetsand After wet sanding my project, I used Maguires 105 compound then went to 205 for a final shine/buff. Didnt have any problems with the compound. I did go through
bedardito
Apr 19
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Re: Best buffing/wax compound after wetsand 3m perfect it is good. That's what I usually use. Maguires is good as well. ... -- "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
Tim Hecklinski
Apr 19
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Best buffing/wax compound after wetsand I heard Maguires is good. I also hear that Johnson paste wax is good too. Any preferences? Going to be buffing after I wet sand my car once I finish touching
sterling88keys
Apr 18
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Re: 55 starchief auto transmission Sold all 10 of my HM books a few months back along with a set of band adjustment tools and gauges to another member of this e-mail list, so I no longer have
Bill Hanlon
Apr 18
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Re: 55 starchief auto transmission Hi Bill, Thanks for the additional information and interesting trivia.  One source I saw lists the following alternate/OEM Part Number(s): 3113568, 734226,
Lowell White
Apr 18
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Re: 55 starchief auto transmission Part number is 8618697. GM made a special one with an X on the end of the part number that offset the seal lip 1/32” towards the engine to get the sealing
Bill Hanlon
Apr 18
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Re: 55 starchief auto transmission thanks everyone for info I got the torus gasket and crank gasket also I am in canada so the older american pontiacs are hard to get parts, part numbers are
canadian55jacks
Apr 18
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Re: 55 / 56 Star Chief Dome Light Paul, yep that is exactly how I currently have it wired.  The question I am looking to uncover now is if the chrome bows I am adding with the new headliner
Dave Maxwell
Apr 18
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Re: 55 / 56 Star Chief Dome Light If you can't find a suitable pillar switch you can probably skip it and simply wire the new C-pillar lights to come on with the dome light, which sounds like
Paul Baker
Apr 18
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Re: 55 starchief auto transmission Go to pontiacclubofphoenix.org - links page and there are at least 6 suppliers of trans parts and much more. On Friday, April 18, 2014 5:36 AM,
Dan Merritt
Apr 18
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Re: 55 starchief auto transmission Try http://www.fatsco.com/ or http://nwtparts.com/ or http://www.autotran.us/ Any of these places will have the seal you are looking for. From:
Bill Hanlon
Apr 18
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Re: 55 starchief auto transmission Hello Jack, The seal is available from CPR, Rock Auto and other sources.  I believe the SKF Part # is 25950.  Don't forget, that you'll need the torus to
Lowell White
Apr 18
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55 starchief auto transmission I am about to change my engine and was wondering if there is a front pump seal available for my tranny
canadian55jacks
Apr 18
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Re: Lucas Oil Octane booster and other treatments. More than likely all you need to do is just use modern day premium fuel. It's most likely of similar octane to what they were selling as premium in 1956.
jimntempe
Apr 17
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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain gas tank straps? one end hooks in and the other just has a bolt nothing special! just a bit of rubber between that and the tank to stop chaffing! To:
kevin ramsey
Apr 17
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Re: 55 / 56 Star Chief Dome Light Rich Thanks!. I have the courtesy lights, but not the toggle switch. Those lights have never worked and I just have never gotten around to them.  On Thursday,
Dave Maxwell
Apr 17
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Re: '54 hubcaps for sale $25 for all four hubcaps PLUS shipping to your zipcode. Payment by money order, (saves time waiting for cheque to clear)   On Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Richard McLaren
Apr 17
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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain gas tank straps? On my 48 the bolts are threaded rod with a T of the same diameter welded to the end. The straps have a hole and folded back and under the tank. The threads go
Humphrey LEES
Apr 17
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Re: 55 / 56 Star Chief Dome Light The light switch for the courtesy under dash lights is a toggle switch that mounts on the lower edge of the dash above the gas pedal on all 3 of my 55"s.I
pammiesuesguy
Apr 16
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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain gas tank straps? There are two straps that secure the tank to the underside of the trunk floor (oriented front to back not left to right). Mine are secured with carriage bolts
bedardito
Apr 16
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51 Chieftain gas tank straps? Does anyone have pictures of how the gas tank straps bolt up on a 1948-54 Pontiac Chieftain four doof sedan? I can't seem to find any info for them and the
bigfooteric2007
Apr 16
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1951 Pontiac Chieftain gas tank straps? Does anyone have pictures of how the gas tank straps bolt up on a 1948-54 Pontiac Chieftain four doof sedan? I can't seem to find any info for them and the
bigfooteric2007
Apr 16
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Re: Lucas Oil Octane booster and other treatments. I had this conversation with John Sawruk a few years back regarding my 55. He suggested not using the octane booster or any lead substitute. He did suggest
Rick DiGiacomo
Apr 16
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Re: 55 / 56 Star Chief Dome Light Hi Dave.. No trouble at all...will send them today at some point. Rick
Rick W
Apr 16
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