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Mizzi's 1959 Star Chief Vista

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  1. An amazing story Dennis. I am blessed to have you guys as part of my family. Thank you all.
    5 points
  2. Thank you very much! ❤ Me and the Chief feels honored
    5 points
  3. Went to York Saturday, June 5, for the NSRA Nationals East. We’ve been going to this show since the 2nd year it started (in the ‘70’s). Not the same event it was in its heyday (around 3500 cars and 2 large buildings full of parts vendors plus a fair size flea market) but still plenty of cars to look at. Here’s some of the Pontiacs in attendance and 1 extremely nice ‘32 Ford .
    5 points
  4. Hello Everyone, GP is still languishing at the auto trimmer - the dude is plenty busy and I told him to take his time. He has now taken his time AND mine! He reckons it'll be done by next weekend. I reckon I'll be writing about his failure to deliver, on that weekend. I'm okay with it - always got lots to do. Anyway, look what DID turn up - my Torq Thrust wheels. Yes, that was a 6 month exercise but here they are. So I glanced inside the boxes and then sent them off to the modifier to get them taken out to a 5 X 5 pattern. Once they are fitted with my new whitewalls and on the car, that really only leaves the engine to be looked at, worried about, pulled apart, worried about again and then gingerly machined and rebuilt.
    5 points
  5. Can't lose here no matter how it goes. Awesome ride Mizzi
    5 points
  6. If you like being wet all the time and chased by alligators or old people who can't drive... boy, do I have the place for you!
    5 points
  7. Guess I shouldn't complain... I could be in Florida!
    5 points
  8. Yesterday (Sunday) I gave my '81 TA (Raven) a wash, claybar, and wax. I was going to do more, but I was dyin' out there! Here in Virginia it has gone from beautiful spring, low humidity, upper 60s - lower 70s... straight to swamp ass summer overnight. Anyway.... I'm happy with how she turned out
    5 points
  9. They don't have much to say ,lol, they can put LS engines in Pontiacs ,why can't I put Poncho power in a Chevy ,lol, People pull up to a stoplight and comment ''Man that Chevy sounds good '' ,I reply '' Nope ,it's a Pontiac ,you can't make a Chevy sound this good'' ,lol ,Most people love the way it looks and sounds ,gets a lot of compliments and thumbs ups.
    5 points
  10. 4 points
  11. I was lucky enough,a few years ago to find a 1969 trans am in a garage for over 30 years . The car is all original. Original paint, original drivetrain with ram air III 400, original turbo 400 trans, original 3.55 rear end, perfect original blue interior with original rug and headliner. The car was one owner and came with all books, invoice, down payment receipt, protect o plate, every registration from new, including original from dealer, and log of every oil change with mileage from new. The paint is definitely not perfect but it’s original .
    4 points
  12. Thought I would start this thread for the folks out there in Forever Pontiac Land who build models. We all love pictures here at FP, so post 'em if you build 'em! Two years ago I got back into making models after a 40 year hiatus. I'm not very fast and am easily distracted, so I have only built four models in two years, lol. This is my latest build... It is a Cessna A-37B Dragonfly from the Vietnam war. It is painted in the colors and markings of a VNAF Dragonfly of the 520th fighter squadron at Binh Thuy during 1970.
    4 points
  13. I wish I was in town this summer. I'm working in Tennessee now. My wife just picked up our GTO after getting a new set of Polyglas GT's put on it. She says the car handles great now.
    4 points
  14. Even the dog knows a cool ride when she sees one. Kinda slipped into the back seat for a cruise!
    4 points
  15. Congratulations @Mizzi and their 1959 Star Chief Vista for winning our June Pontiac of the Month!
    4 points
  16. SO know Justa and I are shopping for both Oz and Kiwi Land this weekend. Great. I have the parts wish list for both you and Fitzy. We shall see what we can come up with boys!
    4 points
  17. OK! so its 6 month till Christmas!. But boy does it feel like Christmas here tonight !!! I got home to be greeted by a heavy box from ups!! all the way from john at Pontiac tripower !!! After months of hunting down what i feel is the best option for my 64, i was introduced to John, he communicated promptly, priced the headers and shipping for me, explained that he had no stock, then promised to let me know when he did have new stock..... well, he did good if the guy lived closer i would be dropping him off a box of beer to say thank you !!! complete set up with gaskets, oil filter block to move the filter over to clear the headers, all new bolts and nice big 2 1/2 inch bolt up flanges !! lots of info on how to install the oil filter spacer, check out the super clean machining of the ports!! i opted for raw casting as i am going to coat them myself in a satin black finish inside and out. check out those big outlets!!! weight wise, i dont think these are much heavier than a set of tube headers, but what i do get is good ground clearance!! i think they are too nice to bolt under my engine !! ...Hmmm may look wayyyyy nicer on the wall in the bar !!! super clean castings with very straight runners!! These headers are certainly going to open up the 389, and future proof the whole set up if and when i want to enhance the motor further .......( tri power, cam. or even injection ! ) maybe a cam, port the heads balance the internals.....hmmmmm
    4 points
  18. 4 points
  19. I finally got a chance to work on Lucy yesterday. I managed to fix the dash. The right turn blinker and high beam indicators weren't working. I was able to finagle the steering column wiring harness connectors off and on. Then I checked the bulbs and I ended up replacing one of the new LED bulbs in the cluster with another one once I did a bench test and it didn't light up. So now the dash is 100% working as it should, lights and all. I can now start the interior re-assembly. First I need to repaint the steering column. I scratched the crap out of it taking the dash in and out so many times. I did a quick side job, I replaced my old 5 3/4" T3 bulbs with new halogen replacements from Octane Lighting. I ordered them directly thru their Amazon store last winter. It was a plug and play replacement. Two low beams and two hi-beams. I had never replaced the T3s in the 27 years I owned Lucy. So needless to say there was a tad bit of corrosion on the electrical connections from all those years. Low beams are 3 prong connections and hi-beams are 2-prong (although they can take a third prong if needed). You can tell the difference between T3s vs the Octane bulbs can't you? The set ran about $200 with shipping. I've owned Lucy for 27 years now, until yesterday I never removed the headlights. Just a tad bit of corrosion build up, wouldn't you say? Similar problem with the electrical connection. It cleaned up with a little elbow grease. High and low beam together - original Guide T3s. The low beam T3 next to the Octane Lighting replacement which is a halogen replacement. It is a plug and play replacement. T3 low and hi beam on the left and the new halogens on the right? Notice how weak the T3s look. Here is a closer look..... Here is the finished product.
    4 points
  20. Out with the old and in with the new. She went in smooth and hit the ground running! Loaded up the family and we are “on the road again”! Anyone know why there would be metal at the end if the threaded hole? Either my bolt is too long or the metal should not be there. I have a few mounts where some have it and some do not.
    4 points
  21. Being someone who has anxiety issues, I completely understand those panic moments. Been there plenty of times with hurricanes/tornadoes/etc... Always say though for our hurricanes, supplies are 10% water/food/batteries/etc..., 90% alcohol
    4 points
  22. Thanks Guys... today in the light of day has been great... when shit like this happens in the dark, you think twice of all the possibilities... what do i do? where is the torch if the power goes off? where are the car keys if we need to do a runner? all these stupid things..... having a nice sunny day has taken the edge off it all.... and hay.... life goes on aye .... its beer o clock too!!! hahaha
    4 points
  23. 4 points
  24. Hello everyone. New to this group! I’m a Pontiac guy. I’d like to help anyone with Pontiac engine questions or info on the 1964 to 1967 GTO’s. Not a guru or anything like that but I have experience I can share. Look forward to interacting with everyone! Thanks!
    4 points
  25. My long lasting saga with long branch headers has come to a exciting point!!! John at Pontiac tripower has emailed me and HAS the LB_1 cast iron headers in stock !!! ...... my good friend JustA went to all the trouble to call Paul at ramairrestorations , and found out that Paul clearly has been over whelmed with orders for these cast iron manifolds and i was justA number in the que . But John already has his order and is more than happy to sell them to me. Now... i would really appreciate some in put here.... i am buying raw cast iron manifolds. what is the best coating to put on them that i can do myself ????. You may or not have seen in my other thread,( hq ute) that i had some shorty's hpc by my local guy here in taupo nz.... he is now not doing it due to lack of product and time...which is a real bummer!! ( business opportunity for anyone reading this !!) SOOO, i want to coat these manifolds myself... anyone used a product that was good, lasted,🙄
    4 points
  26. Just to get out of the house, a buddy of mine and I went to the Bearing Burner's Car Show and Swap Meet at the Knight of Columbus picnic grounds on 21 Mile Road in Utica yesterday. Didn't find much to buy, however, I did photograph somethings I thought you guys might enjoy. It was mostly a Chevy, Ford, and Mopar swap meet but I did find some interesting Pontiac stuff. These steering wheels are role reversals in my book. The bottom steering wheel is like what I had on my old Vega. Chevy introduced this steering wheel on the Vega, and then put it on the Camaro, Chevelle and Corvette. Now this is a Pontiac wheel - probably from an Astre or Sunbird wheel - which were sister cars to the Vega. The top wheel is identical to the original wheel that came on Lucy and a plethora of other classic Pontiacs in the 70s. However, it says "Malibu" on it. A Pontiac wheel on a Chevy? Wow! Here is a bunch of cool wall art: Anybody need a GTO front end as wall art? For some reason I thought of Fitzy when I saw this pair of gages lying there. I didn't bother to see what the asking price was. I figured it would be stupid money.
    4 points
  27. I guess I won't tell you what I did on Sunday then. It will justa piss you off. Hint - it was at a local hickey rink.
    4 points
  28. That's a good story, JustA. I hope nobody took offense to what I said because that certainly wasn't the intention. I probably still have 'tacho fever' and get jittery whenever I see one for sale. Surely one more can't hurt-I could have His And Hers Tachos. And you can all be assured that Frosty's generosity will never be forgotten. I love that friggin' tacho to bits and I never forget how lucky I am to have procured it. In my mind, I have a mental image of Frosty dragging me away by my feet as my fingernails leave marks in the ground and me screaming "but it's for sale!"
    4 points
  29. Be sure to play nice with the other kids on the playground. No rough housing! Be polite! Have fun!
    4 points
  30. VID_47430924_040254_212.mp4
    4 points
  31. Yes ,I restored them both in the years between 1990 and 2000,they have a home ,have no plans of getting rid of them ,been driving Pontiacs all my life and plan to continue driving them ,thanks . I also own a 1973 chevy stepside that I have a 400 Pontiac engine and 400 auto transmission ,I have been driving that since 1976 and have restored it 3 times ,love the Pontiac running gear . Since Pontiac didn't make trucks ,I made my own ,lol.
    4 points
  32. Yeah JustA, baiting Kiwis with beer is like shootin' fish in a barrel. In fact, Aussies are quite fond of a brewskie here and there. I'll bet when Kiwis1 & 2 and myself rock up to Michigan, baiting you guys with the promise of beers will work a treat, too. It was Benjamin Franklin who apparently quoted that "beer is proof that God loves us." For someone who liked to bait lightning with a kite, the man sounded reasonably sane.
    3 points
  33. Well the 32nd annual Dustoff is in the books for another year. Weather held off, but HOT sticky, humid. Up til last night weatherman was sayin Thunderstorms by 2pm. They LIED as usual. I took Justa 66, JustaG6, Frosty, IndymanJoe, Tim Crofoot all FP members. Was really nice to see Tim as he lives over 2hrs away. JustaG6 and Frosty took awards. Indy and Tim had to leave a lil early and missed our usual group photo. Missing Mr and Mrs Notallthere from our group this year again. Attendance was waaay down, mostly to the weathermans forcast, I think. Spectator attendance was way down as well. We had maybe a third of the usual swap meet vendors. Sorry Kiwi and Fritzy didn't find what you were looking for. Big Chris...saw no loose window trim to get you an answer. Frosty was the club photographer so I'll post a couple teasers til he can fill in the gaps with info on attendance and his pic's.
    3 points
  34. haha good on ya Chris! yip you need to fix a little bit of trim... but guess what! If some chic came up to you when your 54 years old and looked for your screws under your felt, you would need a fix up afterwards too !!! haahahahaha
    3 points
  35. and his Pontiac powered t bucket. its a 400 that's been stroked to 460 runs 8.3s
    3 points
  36. Glad you got them and are happy with them bro.
    3 points
  37. First ride for the GTO this year, not the only one with an itch to get my rod out N play with it. At least with the new computer I can use my camera again!
    3 points
  38. Dang. Hope things are safe out there. Very weird.
    3 points
  39. My girl staring at her play ground.
    3 points
  40. Thnaks 64 what I did was squirt some starting fluid in the carb and it fired up but only few a few seconds so disconnected the fuel line and figured I would clean the the gas filter and found it dry as a bone. No gas in the line or anywhere else so went ahead and ordered a new fuel pump .Pretty sure it was orginal just like everything else I am finding just wearing out. Better be gas even at 1 mile gallon should of had enough lol
    3 points
  41. 3 points
  42. Thanks JUSTA! I am doing well, but my TA not so well, been in and out of the shop. But life is good for me right now, hopefully I will pop in on FP more often.
    3 points
  43. Second Pontiac on this year. Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1985-1990
    3 points
  44. I recently built built this Star Trek Enterprise model from the original series. Wanted to take some pictures to make it look like it's in outer space somewhere... these two photos turned out not too bad.
    3 points
  45. I'll bet a Chevy pickup with a Pontiac engine and tranny really ticks off the Chevy purists! Good for you man!! I like it!
    3 points
  46. 1980 Sunbird, 4:71 blown 321 V6
    3 points
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