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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2013, 01:04:18 AM »
Brakes  (8-17-2011)

 I mocked up my master cylinder , checked pedal travel , and so on.

 Mount all welded up .

 ( I used a rod from the mechanical brake system as a support since it was thick and strong )
 I was out of flat stuff anyway.

Master cylinder and combo valve bolted up , ran all the brake lines , welded up a M/C push-rod also.

Top view .


Spec's :
 73 camaro (manual) master cylinder and rotors/calipers , 85 camaro combo valve .
 I didnt put any residual valves in cuz im not lowered and the combo valve helps in slippery conditions . (google it)
 I plan on running this car cross country . I guess we will see if there's any hicc-ups , but it should work.

 I wished I could of lowered the pedal back an inch or so ( to give better steering wheel to leg room )
 but it took the whole 1 - 1/2 inch of travel the pedal had , with a tad of freeplay (1/16')

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #46 on: December 10, 2013, 01:13:00 AM »
(10-17-2011)
Well after figuring out that the rod-shop screwed up and ordered the wrong brackets
 Speedway swaped em' out no problem (even after I had them for 2 yrs ).
 So now with all the correct parts , I have the 11" intermediate GM kit for thier fordged 54 spindles.
 The car originally had the tie-rod bar behind the axle but it interfered with the the calipers so I moved it to the front wich helped cuz now the steering stop now touches like it susposed to do .
You can see how I ran the brakeline also .

 Brake lines installed.
 ( I routed the hard-line this way so they wouldnt get burned up when I weld in the
 motor-mount crossmember)
 The rubber-line mount welded up just below the shock resivour . Plenty of travel and no rubbing form the draglink.
rear brake-line to the 8.8 ford axle.


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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #47 on: December 10, 2013, 01:24:04 AM »
Brakes done ............... (11-1-2011)
but chasing a few leaks .
 I ended up changing some adapters on the m/c  , and then putting (alum) washers on BOTH sides of the brake-hose .(ditched the copper washers)  That cured the leaks. Bought some speed-bleeders for the rear.
 Still gotta bleed the fronts when I get an extra hand , but for now I cracked the fronts open and left em' for the night. Works for now and theres good pressure in the pedal .
 Might push it out of the garage and give it a very low speed test.
 (again another helping hand )

 When I ordered the calipers in I got a few things I needed just to get it running .
 A 15" mechanical Fan and a floor shifter.
I odered this from Jegs : universal floor shifter ( $ 37) used for columm to floor coversions.
 its 14 1/2 " tall and the mech junk is under the floor. Just a basic shifter .
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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #48 on: December 10, 2013, 01:31:44 AM »
Windows.
Since there was downtime between shipping I had some tinted Lexan we found in the garage when we moved in .
There was a full sheet of dark tint (20%) that I used for the rear 3 windows and some already cut up sheets with lighter tint (35%) that were used for the doors , they were about 2 inches short but who cares they were free .

I finally got the fronts bled with help from my son . Then we pushed the car out and tested the brakes .It snowed that morning (1/2") . Good ,that's some real world testing .

 The IROC proportioning valve did its job with no rear-brake lock-up on slippery surfaces .
It all works great.


 I spent the day cleaning shop and then got ready for the next phase :
 The MOTOR / TRANS install .

 ;D 8)
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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #49 on: December 10, 2013, 08:58:17 AM »
Rattiac

I'm really enjoying this build thread.....Keep um coming!!!

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #50 on: December 10, 2013, 09:27:35 AM »
Great progress! I like that your using the stock pedal.

How does the shifter mount?

Speedway gets some flack on the HAMB for being the Walmart of parts, but I have had nothing but good experiences with them. 1 shackle quality problem that I returned. No problem.

Again they have The best automotive museum in the world. If your going cross country on I 80 check their web site to see when it's open and plan on going.
Never underestimate the power of a lubricant.

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #51 on: December 10, 2013, 12:35:58 PM »
Thanks for posting your build.  Great pictures and commentary.  Very interesting.
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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #52 on: December 10, 2013, 07:33:09 PM »
Rattiac, you are really busting out on this. It's fun to watch.
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #53 on: December 12, 2013, 01:02:18 AM »
Glad you guys are enjoying the build  :). I'll be getting to that shifter soon.


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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #54 on: December 12, 2013, 01:14:32 AM »
(12-30-2011)
The motor /trans coming out of the Chevette . A while after this I sold the chevette with the V-6 kit and 8" rear. Wasn't intending to,  but the guy really wanted it. Figured it was one less project to have sitting around.

Engine / Trans install
Used a v-6 crossmember motor mount from speedway. Arc welded that in  .

 Since this 231 had only 12,000 miles on it (since I rebuilt it) and it was a Pontiac block it seemed like fate.
 I tried using the stock exhaust manifolds but they hit the steering box and passenger frame-rail , So I found these Heddman Hedders from summit for a late 70's camaro . Fits much better.

Now I gotta get the radiator in the shell and get the hood on.
Ended up ditching that crappy bun filter .
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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #55 on: December 12, 2013, 01:27:39 AM »
(1-3-2012)
 I got the radiator in to the shell. Who knew a model A radiator would fit so well in a GM grill.


Put the hood , headlights back on . Its been sooooooo  long .

The headers did touch on the drivers side but the hood was pushed in a bit , So I pushed it back out and the only thing that touches is the latch when I unlock it to open it .


Gotta love those gills



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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2013, 09:02:00 PM »
 I fabbed up an under the floor battery-box , gonna finish it up. I had Maaco quote me to pull the dent out of the gas-tank , they wanted $ 170. Yeah right. I could buy the tool for $ 99 at harbor freight and pull the dent myself . The radiator shop quoted $175 to clean and seal it .
 HAa . Speedway $ 70 .

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2013, 09:05:27 PM »
Ordered up a tank cleaner/repair kit from summit , good price.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-900056-3/
 Went to pick up a stud welder from harbor-freight but they were out of stock for a week or two.

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2013, 09:08:36 PM »
Wow Rattiac.....You don't waste any time. Really shaping up. For $170 Maaco should gold plate that tank!
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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #59 on: December 13, 2013, 09:10:29 PM »
Battery box is in. (4-22-2012)


I wasnt able to find any original taillight(s) but it looked real close to these
 Model A taillights (LED) only they are a bit smaller. Close enuf.


Made a small mount for the right taillight.





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