Just an intro post, been a long time reader and finally joined the message boards. Been a car guy since i can remember because of my dad he always tinkered and had some cool rides when i was a kid. What made me finally join was my new to me purchase of a 1949 Pontiac Chieftain silver streak. Its a solid car minus needing front and rear floor pan but no serious rot anywhere else, its a straight 8 with a 3 on the tree (first time driving a column shift manual) plans are to lower it, disc brake conversion, update wiring harness and convert to 12v and redo the interior. Straight 8 seems to run decent but need to iron out some carb issues, shifts decent also but hangs up shifting sometimes. Her name is Black Betty (aka the mistress) wifes name is Bettie lol. Hope to learn some things and add the the forums if I can. Few pics of the mistress.