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1951 Pontiac Chieftain - Odds 'n' Ends

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#61 ONLINE   PhilA

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 11:34 AM

Also, as an anecdote- here's me worrying about getting the indicators working... Need not, because it doesn't need them for inspection.

Until build year 1956, they're optional.

In fact, they were a $7 "safety accessory" in '51.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 12:03 PM

All kinds of cool - I'd pay more than that just to have it sit outside my place and drool on it at regular intervals........ I know it's a cliche - but they really did do it with more style back 'in the day' didn't they.... I like the looks of some modern stuff too - but it just doesn't compete with the whole package. 

That thing gives me wood - even just looking at the photo's on here...... WOW


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 03:08 PM

Oh boy!


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 04:47 PM

so it was cheap at 8k

 

barg at 5 and a bit

 

was it worth the 12 he was asking at first?



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 04:54 PM

Yes.
Very yes.
About 2k over, considering its problems.
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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:03 PM

Not much electrical works. It needs to be completely rewired because someone has "converted" it to 12V. Thankfully it was originally negative ground so that's a good start. Gauges and such can be driven from a 6V bucking converter.

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I hope that converter works or it might make for an interesting conversation down at the motor factors "have you got a bucking converter"............"I beg your pardon"..........."have you got a bucking converter"..........."and what does sir what the f***ing converter for"
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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:01 PM

[john colby] crazy yank [/colby]



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:04 PM

I know nothing about these I take it it’s a flat head ?

I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:17 PM

Oh my. What a lovely old job.

Obviously videos of engine running are required. Plus we will crowdfunding dollywobbler to go and do a video and drive the Renault back*


*May not be true

FTFY


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What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:31 PM

That is one fantastic oil tanker!
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Posted 30 August 2018 - 07:22 PM

I know nothing about these I take it it’s a flat head ?


Yes sir, it is.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 08:42 PM

water pump, or convection cooling??? seem to remember the convection coolers had a hoooge pipe going to rad - as does the chief ;)


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 09:32 PM

Water pump, thankfully.

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 12:13 AM

Trailer booked for 11am tomorrow morning. That's, uh.. 5pm tomorrow UK.

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Google reckons this route. On the way up I'll be on the Interstate but the way back is going to be highways only, methinks. I-55 is 22 miles of raised concrete bridge which is not even in the slightest, it likes to induce a pitching motion at 55 which I really do not fancy dealing with.

Gonna be fun...


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 12:46 AM

Remember if the trailer gets wayward you need to speed up.  Or slow down.  One or the other, you'll figure it out.


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 12:59 AM

The Chieftain is kinda nose-heavy, but we were discussing uneven roadway and trailers whipping- at which point I asked if the wife would be happy towing mother in law's Fiat 500X, and she said yes. I said that's fine, the Chieftain is only 100lbs heavier than the Fiat.
Obviously the weight distribution is different. The Fiat is shorter nose to tail than the wheelbase of the Pontiac...


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 01:36 AM

Tanked up in preparation.

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That's 119.4 litres. Should get me there and back with a little to spare.


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 01:45 AM

How cheap is your petrol?!?!

 

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 02:25 AM

How cheap is your petrol?!?!

Chodspeed, my good fellow.


$2.509 /gal

So.. $0.68 /litre

That's for the standard dishwater. 87 octane with 10% ethanol. The ethanol is used to boost the fuel up to 87.

Thanks. It's due to rain rain rain tomorrow.


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 03:47 AM

Crikey! Thats 95c/L in Aussie Dollars! 

I would have to pay $1.45/L minimum for the lowest grade of petrol available (E10) here.

 

I hope the wipers work well!


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:25 AM

We daren't tell you the UK price, you'd have a kitten!


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:35 AM

As of when I filled the Activa up last time...

$6.89/Gallon (yes, US not imperial). Admittedly that's for the good stuff, but there's not a massive difference.

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:43 AM

Sorry if I missed it, but what's the tow vehicle?
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Posted 01 September 2018 - 01:14 PM

First things first.

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Coffee on, let's go do a last minute check on the tow vehicle. Today's weapon of choice: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT (5.3).

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It's been sat up overnight so the level will be accurate.

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That'll work.

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Oh well. I guess it's right.

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Welp, finalize prep in readiness to leave.

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Shall be on the way shortly!

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 01:28 PM

Polish this.....

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.... looks real naise
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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 01:53 PM

Yup, sounds just like that, but with more tappets.

Also, it's "rull nās". I think that might be Swedish.

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 02:18 PM

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Underway! Updates will be sporadic because there's a lot of driving and not much stopping involved.

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 02:22 PM

*F5*

*F5*

*F5*


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 02:25 PM

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Off to a good start. 1.7 miles and the bridge is up.


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 02:31 PM

Better than being down like an Italian bridge.


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