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  1. PhilA replied to the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    Granted, the compliments so far have outweighed the strange looks, which is nice. My OT daily that's a bit hit or miss (muscle car) but...

    Sep 25, 2020 at 7:57 PM
  2. PhilA replied to the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    Tonight, I changed the oil. What came out was rather gray and thin. Put nice new fresh 30W in. That made a significant difference. So...

    Sep 25, 2020 at 6:01 PM
  3. PhilA replied to the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    Went out to the car at lunch. Now it's cold I had a chance to inspect a few things. Oil is nasty, needs to be changed. Short runs up...

    Sep 25, 2020 at 11:29 AM
  4. PhilA liked Lloyd's paint & glass's post in the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    Cops think that Cheerios are actually donut seeds :D Sorry, part of the whole "fireman vs cops" thing ;)[ATTACH]

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  5. PhilA replied to the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    They all went outside and took photos. The manager them made fresh the donuts I had asked for because they didn't have any, which was...

    Sep 24, 2020 at 8:38 PM
  6. PhilA attached a file to the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    [ATTACH] Went to the little local drive-in, got a chocolate malt then hit up the donut shop for some donuts. All in all a good day. Phil

    20200924_180925.jpg Sep 24, 2020 at 7:25 PM
  7. PhilA liked Crazy Steve's post in the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    I've clamped the tube to the bleeder with some wire or clamp to eliminate that issue. Motorcycle fuel line clamps work good for this. As...

    Sep 24, 2020 at 3:21 PM
  8. PhilA replied to the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    My main problem was it was drawing air between the tube and the bleed screw, the pipe is 1/4" and just a shade loose. Phil

    Sep 24, 2020 at 3:03 PM
  9. PhilA liked Crazy Steve's post in the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    The trick for using a MitiVac is to put a couple of wraps of teflon tape on the bleeder screw threads (and only the threads). If you...

    Sep 24, 2020 at 2:45 PM
  10. PhilA attached a file to the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    [ATTACH] One roadworthy Chieftain. Phil

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  11. PhilA replied to the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    So, tonight. Wipers working, screenwash working. Screen defog tube fixed like NASA (duct tape and improvisation), glove box fitted,...

    Sep 23, 2020 at 9:37 PM
  12. PhilA replied to the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    I had actually bought it just as a vacuum pump to test some sensors on the OT; figured I'd give it a try. Worked well enough, got a good...

    Sep 23, 2020 at 9:34 PM
  13. PhilA liked tubman's post in the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    Phil, have you tried "Speed-Bleeders"? They work well and you don't have to depend on the whims of an eleven year old to get your brakes...

    Sep 23, 2020 at 4:21 PM
  14. PhilA replied to the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    I have got a MityVac vacuum bleeder, I used to have a Gunson Eezi-Bleed but it fell apart (the brake fluid did a number on the plastic...

    Sep 23, 2020 at 4:05 PM
  15. PhilA replied to the thread Projects Mild custom '51 Pontiac Chieftain.

    Think I found the problem with the rear right brake- two times I remade the flare before replacing the fitting. Now it doesn't leak....

    Sep 23, 2020 at 3:08 PM
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