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RE: Reviving a 1962 Strato Chief for a drive home - Edmonton to Toronto


Morty.

Based on your airport experience have you checked the expiry date of your passport.  It needs to be valid for a couple or more months from your arrival/departure dates transitioning from USA to Canada.

 



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I have Cliff - Im good to 2023. Good advice though you never want to get caught on the wrong side of the border folks. 



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Hey guys I just had a chat with Pontiax, will be picking up a dashboard from him for an Ontario member along the way. He mentioned there will be a swap meet this Sunday which might be a place for me to track down some parts. What Im looking for primarily is - water pump , fuel pump , alternator voltage regulator .

I'm payin' cash if anyone has any of these parts either at the swap meet or any where else along the way. Much appreciated in advance. And shout out to Parisienne66 for the suggestions.


Im flying out tomorrow (May 14) at 7am, will be in Edmonton around 9:30 then the plan is to get it registered and go.



-- Edited by Morty on Friday 13th of May 2022 11:57:28 AM

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Step one complete - Im in Edmonton! Ill post pics when I lay eyes on her.

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go morty! best wishes!

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Oh boys she is sweet - Garry the guy I got it off is a gem. Car people are the best people, he walked around his garage tossing hand tools in a box for me and then I jumped on the highway. Relief, the engine runs smooth and quiet. Got the gear to do an oil change. Gonna push past Saskatoon and see how far I get . Shes dirty but shes great.

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We look forward to seeing you and your newly acquired Poncho in Winnipeg. Were checking this post when we can. Enjoy the ride. -PetePontiax



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By all means, keep us posted. Excellent start to the trip!



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I think thats the end of it for low boys my alternator bracket broke and it tossed the belt - got hot rad was sputtering too lookin for a welder

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Oh shoot....

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Ya if all the things I thought would get me that wasnt one.
Found a shop in Saskatoon thats open tomorrow so lets see what happens

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You made it in to Saskatoon? Maybe we have a member there with a welder?

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I had a problem like that and brazed two of them together. Nice and sturdy.

 

Grr  auto correct! 

 



-- Edited by oshawacliff on Saturday 14th of May 2022 09:01:52 PM

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Headed to Saskatoon when the tow man gets here gonna post pics once I can wont let me do it on my phone but basically the bracket snappped right where you think it would

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In the slotted part?



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Ya right where it bends up to grab the alternator

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I assume it's a conversion, 62 was a generator from new, right?

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Yes thats correct. All good got my tow to toontown comin and 66parisienne and I are gonna see whats up with it tomorrow. Thank you everyone for being here this part isnt the best but its part of it! If anyone has a bracket or bracket fabrication idea please let me know



-- Edited by Morty on Monday 16th of May 2022 02:04:18 AM

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As soon as you can give us pics I bet you can get some help.

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Same bracket for 6 cyl  and 283?



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You could have changed the plugs, wires, etc while you were waiting for the tow truck. Nothing like doing a tune-up on the Yellowhead Highway.

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I'll have a look at the 261 I have by the door.



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Sorry for the delay on this its been a long day. She was running great until I was coming into North Battleford and I thought I had a flat tire. Didn't know it yet but the alternator had fallen between the steering column and the body, (steering felt weird) water belt slipped and spray/steam told me what was going on. I shut it down and coasted to a stop. Alternator conversion bracket broke, not something I would have even thought to look at to be honest. That means the water pump wasn't turning and she got hot. Like real hot. When I popped the hood their was a steam/coolant spray coming out of the passenger side of the rad (pin hole? or it blew a spot that was weak) as well as the overflow hose area was spewing. Sat for a while then with all the tow truck calling and all I tried to turn it over by hand. It wasn't locked up which is good. Anyway, see the pictures, you will see the bracket that snapped at the elbow, but also you will see right behind the engine where it meets the transmission there was a visible oil line. Not coolant, oil. And I wonder if through this maybe extreme over heating I blew the rear main. After the tow there was oil on the flatbed. I dunno. Im toying with getting it fixed locally (heard there is a member with a shop foam lake I could hire). Alternately I just  fit a bracket and give'r. I don't wanna hurt it more though. Frankly I am just glad this happened in the Prairies and not middle of no where Northern Ontario. Tow man was there in an hour.  So many nice folks stopped to see if I was okay including a guy in a sweet 67 SS Camero. Car folks are the best. 

 

What bugs me is this engine was such a runner, I was surprised when I got it how smooth and quiet it was. I just hope I didn't screw it up with this extreme overheat situation. And if I did I'd rather get it tended to locally by someone who knows these engines because I would hate to ruin it just to get it home. Anyway, chime in. I'm not in a rush. The car is so sweet. 



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Good Morning Morty.  By the looks of the bracket, it looks like someone forgot to install the second lower support bracket.

i can keep an eye out for a alt. bracket at the swap meet. 63-64 should work.2CD18B3B-5393-46B5-821F-BC68C14A1AA6.png



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IMG_3509.JPGI have a pic of the 235 generator FWIW. That bracket shown by Pontiax may work, you may have to drill new holes in the base to get it to bolt into the bolt holes for the block bolts. I've also had to elongate those bolt holes to allow for in and out movement to align the alternator pulley.

Could the oil on the ground be a bad transmission cooler line and that's not motor oil but old transmission fluid? You may have to make up new transmission cooler from steel or copper using the old lines as a pattern?

As far as the radiator goes, 59-63 are a bolt in, either 6 or V8. A local good old fashioned rad shop may be able to do a quick recore. If not, just find any rad from any junk yard car that has the same width of the mounting brackets and drill new holes to match those in the 62 rad. If you find one that has the rad hose on the driver side, any later thermostat housing bracket from a later GM would fit to change the hose side.

So are you in north Battleford?

You might find something here, its all junkyards.



-- Edited by DonSSDD on Sunday 15th of May 2022 10:37:14 AM

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