1951 Pontiac Chieftain

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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by PhilA » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:51 pm



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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by chadders » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:58 am

So what else needs doing now?
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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by DodgeRover » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:34 pm

Its amazing how much your part of America looks like some parts of Australia! Will watch again with sound later.
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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by PhilA » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:50 pm

chadders wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:58 am
So what else needs doing now?
Oil pressure line
Heater valve
Thermostat & gasket
Intake/manifold gasket
Rear manifold stud
Brake balance
Drivers door glass
Drivers door window mechanism
Rear passenger glass
Door and trunk locks
Hood release
Slam panel
Windshield washer pipes
Battery wiring- run to trunk
Battery tray fit in trunk
Back end of exhaust pipe

That's all I can think of right now

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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by PhilA » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:53 pm

DodgeRover wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:34 pm
Its amazing how much your part of America looks like some parts of Australia! Will watch again with sound later.
It doesn't sound like what people generally associate an 8 cylinder engine with, no off-beat brap-brap-brap but tuned right they get a slight thrum due to the exhaust manifold having unequal length runners.

I'm told, split 5/3 the note changes dramatically.

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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by richardthestag » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:08 pm

I thought it hadn't started at first, nice and smooth is that
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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by PhilA » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:28 am

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Bought some pipe and fittings. Connected the oil pressure line back up. Need some P clips to finish it up.
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Now all my gauges work.

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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by MLOR » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:54 pm

Come on Phil.
Don't keep us in suspenders!

(Well apart from the weekend obs... :shock: )
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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by PhilA » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:56 am

Everything stalled out, need to completely redo the brakes.
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Made a light panel.
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Idiot lights because the gauges are slow (heavily damped).
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Brakes continue to leak.

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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by mercrocker » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:06 am

Bugger. What's happening there, Phil - scored s/cylinder bores?
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