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#145984 - 06/20/09 11:45 AM 32 Pontiac ID
rockracer01 Offline
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Registered: 05/28/09
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Loc: Utah - Near the salt
Id like to find out as much as possible about this car.
Paint, wheels,drivetrain , ect.
Drivers frame tag : 729373-p6
Drivers upper firewall tag : fisher body corp,detroit michigan
Job No : 32309
Body No :146

This is my first 1930's car.


Edited by rockracer01 (06/20/09 12:00 PM)

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#146051 - 06/21/09 11:35 AM Re: 32 Pontiac ID [Re: rockracer01]
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#146063 - 06/21/09 01:28 PM Re: 32 Pontiac ID [Re: rockracer01]
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hey Rockracer01,

Welcome to VCCA Chat. We're mostly a Chevy site, but I didn't say anything yesterday because lots of car people work with more that one badge.

I hope you're going to bring your Pontiac back to original, driver or show, She'll be quite a beauty. Here's a link to some Pontiac sites that may help:

http://www.gardenofspeedin.com/partslocguides/lnkpontiac.html

But keep checking back, one of our number may yet have your answers. I just wrote because I hate to see a post unanswered for too long.

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#146086 - 06/21/09 07:31 PM Re: 32 Pontiac ID [Re: rockracer01]
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Pontiac 1932-
6 Cyl twin head 3 main bearing engine with full pressure oiling, 3 7/16" bore and 3 7/8" stroke, 200 cubic inches and 65 H.P.,. 114" wheelbase . Serial numbers ran from 729001 through 763983. Engine numbers from 835001 through 879565. Job 32309 is a 1932 Standard 4 door. Car weighs 2960 pounds. The body is basically a 1932 Chevrolet body. The suspension,drive train and differential is bascially a Chevrolet. The rear axle ratio is 4.56 to 1. That was the last year for that 6 Cyl engine. In 1933 and 1934 all pontiacs were 8 Cyl and they had an all new 4 main bearin 6 in 1935.
The 192 Pontiac 6 was a 1932 Chevrolet with a longer hood and a very much different engine. It was a very low production year for Pontiac (and all cars).
Used about the same colors as Chevrolet.
Was avaiable with either wire spoke or wood spoke wheels.
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#146093 - 06/22/09 02:05 AM Re: 32 Pontiac ID [Re: Chev Nut]
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Some early 1932 Pontiacs used leftover 1930/31 Oakland V8 engines as well.

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#146097 - 06/22/09 06:05 AM Re: 32 Pontiac ID [Re: CJP'S 29]
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The 6 Cyl. were the P6 and the 8 Cyl were the P8. The 8 Cyl were really rare.
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#146146 - 06/22/09 09:44 PM Re: 32 Pontiac ID [Re: Chev Nut]
rockracer01 Offline
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Registered: 05/28/09
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I got the engine numbers. P836014
I was told elsewhere that this may be a 402cu. Is that right ?

Is there any way to ID the trans ?
I have a pull knob on the steering column that says freewheel
but nothing is hooked up to it and I dont see anywhere on the trans that a cable could go into.

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#146179 - 06/23/09 01:28 PM Re: 32 Pontiac ID [Re: rockracer01]
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Two of the 1932 Pontiac 6 Cyl engines together would be 400 Cubic inches + 2 for a little cylinder wear.
Sorry, 200 is all it had. The V8 had only 251 cubic inches - which was a medium sized engine by 1932 standards.
The freewheeling cable attaches to a lever on the freewheeling unit which is on the rear of the transmission. They are usually disconnected so the freewheeling can not be used.
I have no trans case casting numbers.
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#146215 - 06/23/09 09:42 PM Re: 32 Pontiac 6 ID [Re: Chev Nut]
rockracer01 Offline
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Registered: 05/28/09
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Loc: Utah - Near the salt
I dont see anything like that on the back of the trans , exept where a speedometer cable goes into.
Do those numbers say anything about the paint/color combination ?
The door jams look like a faded blue but who knows.

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#146342 - 06/25/09 04:29 PM Re: 32 Pontiac 6 ID [Re: rockracer01]
rockracer01 Offline
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Registered: 05/28/09
Posts: 11
Loc: Utah - Near the salt
I found this site yesterday.
http://www.earlytimeschapter.org/monthlyfeature.html

The chevytalk site told me I have the 402 series pontiac and this site tells alot about the mechanicals and the paint codes
but its under construction right now. My numbers I have dont match their paint codes , Is there any tags I missed to get the paint codes ???

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