1951 Pontiac Chieftain

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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by Junkman » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:45 pm

Yeah, because they loaded them with sandbags for the pics.
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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by PhilA » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:28 pm

I may bring it back to standard- if I get stuck on the speed bumps around here it's going back up.

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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by Junkman » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:07 pm

You should bring it up just for the sublime ride this will provide and to sort the front end geometry for some incredible directional stability they simply don't bloody make anymore because of that fucking Nürburgring that not even its mother loves. How difficult is it to get springs for it?
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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by PhilA » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:39 am

A pair of preloved ones shouldn't be too much. The back of just on blocks so that's easy.

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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by PhilA » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:27 am

https://youtu.be/hbC_aqXY-yw

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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by BenHar » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:43 pm

PhilA wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:27 am
https://youtu.be/hbC_aqXY-yw

Switch and button work.

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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by DodgeRover » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:47 am

BenHar wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:43 pm
PhilA wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:27 am
https://youtu.be/hbC_aqXY-yw

Switch and button work.

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Cat in the fan?

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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by Junkman » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:31 am

It's bloody wonderful.
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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by PhilA » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:59 am

I spoke to a few people and they suggested to first attempt split the manifolds, tighten it down to the block then re-tighten the manifolds together. If they're not warped but simply out of line then they may end up sealing better just via this method.

As it is they're not seating at all well, doesn't help there's inadequate gasket. Apparently double-gasketing works too in lieu of machining material away.


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Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

Post by Hooli » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:19 am

That order of tightening makes sense to me.
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