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  2. Terry, '69 was a one year only deal for a lot of parts on the Bonneville/Catalina line. That said Frank's is definitely a good place to start. There are other Pontiac/classic car salvage yards you can try are Desert Valley Auto Parts and Old Gold Cars. Obviously eBay and Craiglist are possible sources but they can be hit or miss at times - or pricey.
  3. Have you considered looking at '75 Nova window trim? The Chevy Nova, Buick Apollo, Pontiac Ventura, and Olds Omega were GM's X-body platform back in '75. So they share a lot of common body parts. You might get lucky if the window trim is the same for both or all four vehicles. Also trying contacting: Franks Pontiac Parts, Desert Valley Auto Parts, Old Gold Cars
  4. My first reaction is it MAY be possible to take a Northstar V8 from a Bonneville and transplant it into a GP. Having said that, I don't know of anyone that has done that. However, given that GM produced the FWD V8-powered Bonneville, it stands to reason that with some mad fabrication and engineering skills, someone ought to be able to make it fit. However, this is no bolt in kit to do it. You are completely on your own. Similarly, people have successfully taken an LS1 and used the components from a more modern Impala and put them in a Pontiac Transport. So putting it into a GP again should not be that big a stretch. Again, there is still no aftermarket, bolt-in kit for this. This requires picking and choosing the right parts and fabrication skills. What about using a supercharged 3800 instead of the regular 3800? Hood clearance problem? Maybe. Clearly you will need to upgrade the fuel injectors and ECM and perhaps the fuel pump, but not much else I don't think.
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  6. The perky Honda Civic Si is getting a handful of tweaks for the 2020 model year, including some nip-and-tuck styling updates and a shorter final-drive ratio for better performance. In the design department, the 2020 Civic Si sedan and coupe get only minor updates to keep the styling fresh. Up front, the grille has been tweaked and new body-colored...View the full article
  7. I was googling Allison Pontiac and this thread came up. Maybe this will help.
  8. Volvo scored two more Top Safety Pick awards for its 2019 lineup, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced Thursday. This round of awards goes to the S90 sedan and the XC90 SUV. Both vehicles were penalized for the subpar performance of their optional curve-following headlights, which actually fared worse in IIHS testing than...View the full article
  9. W While I would normally not disagree with you JUSTA, and this does look like an Astre to me, the 78-79 Sunbird Safari wagons were pretty much carry over Astres but called Sunbirds. 1978 Sunbird Safari 1979 Pontiac Sunbird Sport Safari Wagon promo photo
  10. How deep is your wallet? It could be arranged!!!! Be careful what you wish for....you just might get it!!!!
  11. Why yes I did Smurf.....Did it work???
  12. Nice find!!! Hope it works out for ya.
  13. While it's fairly well done, I kinda like it. It's NOT a Sunbird, it's NOT a 79. Its an Astra 75 or 76 my guess.
  14. wait..did u take a pic of a sunfire..a j body,,,,to make me a lil jeaous to get my j body back up and runnning...
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  16. True, true! My “69” Z was that car! As a new car it was a great all around car! Quick, fast and semi comfortable for a sports car. Yet over the 35 years of ownership I did end up going to far from a comfort perspective, or at least so my wife said. 😞 A 600hp mid 10 second car that pulled 1 & a quarter Gs on a 300 ft skid pad wasn’t that great for the street except for short durations. 3800 rpm @ 55mph 6 mpg. A fairly stock exhaust that you could hear coming due to the rumble 2 blocks away. All were part of the reason I sold it after 35 years of ownership!
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  18. It's not posted on the car show website (yet), but rumor has it that Lou Santiago from "Car Fix" will be returning to the Rod Run and Doo Wop this year.
  19. Very cool. You will have to tell us all about your trip down the Mother Road. Oh and don't skimp on the pictures. You know how we love pictures! The Hackberry General Store (in Hackberry - west of Kingman) is very cool stop as well as feeding the wild burros in Oatman Az. The restored Standard Oil gas station in Odell Illinois is also pretty cool.
  20. I love your goal too. I love putting rice rockets back in the bowl. Since this is primarily a street car and part time race car, you have to be able to live with it on the street. Indyman Joe's car is a good example. He has a stout 400 under the hood of his '72 Luxury Lemans. It's strong. He does the occasional 1/4 mile just to beat his buddy's big dollar Camaro. However, Joe's car is still a street car that he can take cruising or on long weekend and Sunday drives with his wife. It has no roll cage, stock interior, no line lock, but it does have a Ford 9" rear end and 4-wheel disc brakes (now). Someday he may actually paint it (sorry Joe - you know I had to kid you about it!).
  21. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is a crossover SUV that doesn’t chase trends. It’s a conservatively styled, well-proportioned family hauler made a more attractive value this year by the addition of standard collision-avoidance technology. The spacious 2020 Tiguan doesn’t shout for attention. It relies instead on its relatively...View the full article
  22. New 2020 Ford Escape crossover costs $26,080 and keeps going from there The redesigned crossover is more car-like and bigger, without a dramatic price increase. Electric 2020 Porsche Taycan debuts native Apple Music streaming service Apple and Porsche announced the first native application of the streaming service in a production vehicle. New car...View the full article
  23. More than 1,500 car shoppers said they avoid electric cars because they're too expensive, don't offer a usable range, or because they don't have access to a charger, a new report found. The survey, conducted by Autolist.com, collected responses from 1,567 car shoppers and asked shoppers the reasons why they would or would not consider an electric...View the full article
  24. Drove down and back from CT to Florida Next crazy drive scheduled for 15 Sept to drive CT to Chicago then on Rte 66 Hope I dont fry Triple black with no a/c
  25. A buddy of mine has a '42 Pontiac Torpedo. It was built in late January of '42, just a few weeks before Pontiac shut down for WWII production.
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