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Pedja's 1968 Firebird

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  1. 3 points
    I've driven parts of Route 66. From Joliet IL to Springfield IL and from Williams AZ (just south of the Grand Canyon) to Needles CA. You will find interesting buildings along every part of Route 66 to stop at, so expect lots of stops everywhere you go. In Illinois: Odell IL - restored Standard Oil Gas Station from the 1930s. Pontiac IL - Pontiac-Oakland Museum, and Route 66 Shield Mural (take a picture of car in front of it) - in the alley behind Route 66 Association Hall of Fame Museum. Also check out the murals across the street / in the alley with the Route 66 Shield Mural. They're pretty cool too. You will also find small gas stations and restaurants, old buildings along the way. I recommend getting off I-55 and onto Historic Route 66 just south of Joilet and driving Historical Route 66 all the way to least Pontiac. In Arizona Seligman - Historic Route 66 General Store - basically a souvenir stand but its still cool. There are other gift shops in town worth checking out. Hackberry - Hackberry General Store. A red Corvette, old gas pumps, signs, etc. Lots of old cars to look at out back too. Nice souvenir shop. This is a must stop for any car guy. Kingman - mention in the song "Get Your Kicks on Route 66". - Locomotive Park - steam powered trains and train memorabilia - Route 66 Museum - across the street for Locomotive Park Cool Springs AZ - Cool Springs Station - looks like something out of the "Cars" movies Careful driving and some slow speeds from Cool Springs into Oatman - this is a mountain pass and the road is narrow in places. You might even see a wrecked and rotting car corpses in one of the ravines. Oatman AZ - Careful driving though Oatman - there are wild burros running around. These burros are descendants from the burros that gold miners set free after the mines closed. - Feed the burros - While the burros are wild, they have little fear of man since the townsfolk and tourists alike feed them. Several places sell burro feed and they should come up to you if they see you have it. - Check out the old western wear and memorabilia in the various tourist shops in town. Now I haven't been to Amarillo Texas yet but - Cadillac Ranch - Route 66-Sixth Street Historic District Oklahoma Route 66 - Lucille's Gas Station - Hydro, OK - POPS - Acadia, OK - Famous "Blue Whale" - Catoosa OK - Will Rogers Museum - Claremore OK - Optimus Prime (Transformers) statue - Stillwater OK - Oklahoma City - Check out the state capital complex - complete with working oil rigs on the property!
  2. 3 points
    http://www.tachrev.com/GrandAm1973Nascar.htm The long forgotten Grand Am NASCAR race car. No one is sure where this car ended up. Some rumors have it that it was sold and race dirt track in either Oregon or Washington state. It's most likely long gone now.
  3. 3 points
    You guys are hilarious! Detailing the feathers is very painstaking & tedious! This takes a strong grip and durable fingers. If you haven’t done this kind of work before, be aware there will be some discomfort during, but mostly after! Here you will see the center quill line (hollow shaft (calamus), be carved in using the three corner file I showed earlier. This file, if you noticed is ground into a three corner point. The cutting tool acts as a shaping tool, cutting metal like an shaping machine, only by hand. Then you will see the individual (barb) of the feather be carved in, as well as the detail to the Mohawk style headdress on top. notice the now rounded neck. Notice the upper feathers have been detailed with the quill line as well as the barb. The lower feathers have only been detailed with the quill so far.
  4. 3 points
    Interesting article from Automotive Magazine about the Ride Pontiac Ride ad/commercial of the late 80s. It is more of a music video with Pontiacs. What I found more interesting was the second Pontiac ad from 1990, "As Long as THere are Individuals There Will Be Pontiac" - if only that were true. This ad features a sci-fish theme and a voice over by Jean-Luc himself, Patrick Stewart. I must admit I honestly don't remember this ad at all. https://www.automobilemag.com/news/watch-ride-pontiac-ride-ad-commercial-80s/
  5. 3 points
    Forgot the damn thang was in my coat pocket. Heard Frosty call this evening and found the coat in the closet, talked til the battery died. If your headin out to Inline tube, make sure you get one of their Pontiac catalogs. You would be shocked with all they have to offer. Also heard you got to see the lost treasure from the Last Indian, your a luck man!
  6. 3 points
    I'm not a fan, especially in a vehicle that has no controls for a human to take over in the event of an emergency. So a controless vehicle condemns its occupants to whatever unanticipated fate it may (unfortunately) encounter. The NHTSA would have to prove that self-driving vehicles are significantly (statistically-speaking) more safe than human-driven vehicles. I doubt there is enough data samples, particular on populated roads for that. Nor is anyone terrible anxious to let them out on public streets either - hence the dilemma. I doubt anyone is willing to take it on faith either just to let them out on the roads either (TRUST ME!). Finally who does my family sue when such a vehicle gets in an accident? Who's liable? The company that managed the vehicle? The manufacturer of the vehicle? The autonomous software development company? Or Yes All of the Above Please? WIth a human driver, there is an implied single-point of fault.
  7. 3 points
    Well the old rear end is out. All the Parts from QP arrived in the last week. Total bill was 3300.00 . I will not be using their upgraded brake line kit. ( not worth the $75.00 and would look like crap in my opinion ) Instead i went to my parts store ( autovalue ) and bought weld on brake line retainers PN 60029 allstar performance, and ford replacement rubber hoses PN BH25665 parts master and PN 50150 allstar performance brake line clips. I made a bracket to bolt to the 3rd member to mount the original brake tee. I am using NiCopp hard brake lines from the rubber lines to the tee. This will look Factory i hope. Pics coming later today. I hope...
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  9. 3 points
    Flowmaster muffler, EGR delete, pacesetter midtubes & y-pipe, double din radio, air baffle delete, fixed some shady wiring, replaced the center console, short shifter, new radiator, and some other fixes.
  10. 2 points
    Amazing work Last Indian. This little thing definitely requires patience and skill. It takes a lot of practice to properly develop both.
  11. 2 points
    Ok, finished product. The first picture is that of the rear deck lid emblem! This second picture is of the flat non-3D Indian head. This is attached to the under hood fuse block panels cover.
  12. 2 points
    If you look hard you can see my '66 😉
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    My dad has had this since 1962. When he passed away 2 years ago it was going up for sale but i couldnt let it go. I bought it from my siblings not knowing as a woman if I could finish it....mechanically, wiring, paint touch up, interrior and etc. Took me 1 year and 10 months!
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  16. 2 points
    2009 G8. I just hit 100,000 miles and going strong!
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  18. 2 points
    I want to have my 73 GTO in the POTM, I hope I'm doing this correct.
  19. 2 points
    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP just over 109,000 miles, Magnaflow catback. Daily driven.
  20. 2 points
    After leaving the ad business and Pontiac, Jim owned his own Chevrolet dealership for a few years in Wisconsin. It's detailed in his book... Oh boy the way - there's the late Eric White's GTO on the cover. Damn I still miss Eric.
  21. 2 points
    DSCN1339.JPG Taken down by the Rock River in Dixon, IL
  22. 2 points
    I'm not so sure this is a typo..... 1978 Pontiac grand lemons - $3500 https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/houston-1978-pontiac-grand-lemons/6852197579.html 1978 Pontiac very rare car.. I’ve had it for about 4 years and it’s just collecting dust.. and getting rusted I rated sell it then to see it go to waste. It has a 454 big block gm engine, with a 350 transmission. Transmission has been fixed and rebuilt for racing. This thing will leave skit mark all over the road. 3500 obo no trades clean and original title. What's a skit mark?
  23. 2 points
    2009 Pontiac G8 GT Taken same day it came out of the body shop.
  24. 2 points
    I finally had a couple of minutes on Saturday, while the weather was nice, to go get my dad's Buick Roadmaster Limited washed and topped off with gas. I inherited this land yacht from my dad last year after he passed away. It has the LT-1 Corvette motor in it. So it gets up and moves. It had not been washed in a quite some time and it needed gas. I managed to get it to a car wash and top it off with gas before putting in back into storage and covering for awhile. It was nice to get out and float around in this baby. It was the last new car my parents ever bought. It has around 127,000 miles on it. The interior needs work. I need to find some interior trim for it. I need one new hub cap because the Buick emblem is missing. I need to clean and detail the interior and the engine bay. I have a new air filter, spark plug wires, and plugs for it. There is some surface rust in the rear wheel wells that needs to be addressed.
  25. 2 points
    Things you hear at a car club meeting. "Damn I like Joe's rear end"
  26. 2 points
    Once the body is machined for the inset of the head I need to finish it by refining the fit by picking & smoothing the inner lip of the body & refining the profile of the head. This is to make as homogeneous, seemingly one piece emblem as I can. These two three sided files do a large amount of my detail work. These are what I used to pick and smooth the inner lip of the body. I also use them to carve, cut & a multitude of other detail, like cutting in the feathers on the body, which you will see a little later.
  27. 2 points
    Hey buddy, you are to kind, no secret, JustA old school! Here is an example of the emblem without insetting the head. You’ll need to drill clearance holes in the body while drill & tapping the head. Countersink the clearance holes & use countersink screws. This will attach the head to the body, securing it in place. This same method is use for the inset head as well.
  28. 2 points
    Well I thought I would be able to get into All Data at work today, but there’s a problem with the server. So as soon as I can I’ll get the specs and relay them to you. When you are done downloading this I will delete it. 1997_pontiac_firebird_owners.pdf
  29. 2 points
    I think you can get trojans from the pharmacy counter.
  30. 2 points
    More information / background on the Pontiac Tojan. Since this thread first started, I have seen one Tojan, in the Ken Lingenfelter collection. I find it interesting that this exact car hit 206 MPH back in the 1980s, when the mighty Corvette was hamstrung to less than that, and 85 MPH speedometers were the law of the land. http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/03/the-pontiac-tojan-put-ferraris-directly-in-its-crosshairs-video/
  31. 2 points
    All that’s shiny is not gold!🤭
  32. 2 points
    I paid Indyman Joe a visit yesterday. I dropped off a set of 15 inch rims too. I bought them from him a couple of years ago, I had them powder coated silver and then I had used the Eastwood Charcoal gray on the rims. I had not finished the touch up or clear coat work. I gave that all to Joe since I know he needs another set of rims to use to mount street slicks on for applying more undercoating to his rear wheel wells. I will be buying a new set of 15" chrome wheels here real soon for Lucy. So while I was there I took so shots of what the car looks like at the moment, especially since I know how technically challenged Joe seems to be in uploading pictures to FP!!!! Old rear diff New diff case in place along with the sway bar and parking brake assemblies 3.50 gear center section sits on the work bench, along with the 35-spline axles. Remi wants to play! Good dog! Good girl. Sit!
  33. 2 points
    I just dont know what i need lol. I am getting closer though. i want to be able to use the original E-brake cable. Sway bar is in!! had to cut a small piece off the jack pad but it fits now and doesnt hit anything!
  34. 2 points
    Joe when I switched from the TH350 to the TH400 on Lucy, I had to get new rear e-brake cables made. I went to Inline Tube and had them made to length. They did it while I waited. Call them. It’s worth a trip to Shelby Township.
  35. 2 points
    This means what to the Germans and the Autobahn? Answer: Nein!
  36. 2 points
    Ok! Ok! Wait a cotton pickin minute! You’re “FROSTY” cold weather should be your time of the year to be outside under the car working away, in all your glory! What do ya mean it’s to cold! How!!
  37. 2 points
    Piston rings filed to correct gap... Installing pistons... All pistons installed. Rods checked for bearing clearance and side clearance... Head gaskets sprayed with copper... Beautiful combustion chamber and port work... Heads torqued down. Starting to look like a motor. Measuring for push rods next...
  38. 2 points
    My 68 Firebird is receiving some significant upgrades this spring, including a fuel injected 535, 4L80E trans, PTC 3500 stall triple disc converter and 12 bolt 3.55 Eaton rear end. The car is already beautifully restored and should be really special when finished. Here she is right now... Block all cleaned up and ready to assemble... Installing cam bearings... Camshaft and main bearings installed... Crankshaft checked for straightness, main bearing clearance and end play. .009" end play seemed a little big to me, but Butler confirmed it is OK. Rear seal installed and main caps torqued down... Pistons and rods weight matched... I degree'd the cam with only cylinder #1 piston installed without rings. I find it much easier this way. When installed straight up, the intake center line is at 112.75 degrees. Cam card says it should be 114. I guess I'll leave it as is and let chain stretch get it closer...
  39. 2 points
    .....and your point is? Frosty the Snowman Why did Frosty go to the middle of the big lake? Because snow man’s an island. Frosty the Old Man Frosty the Sand Man I think we found Bob, and why he never came back from Florida. Hey, why would he?
  40. 2 points
    Ya know he has a southern twin.
  41. 2 points
    Hey! I think Frosty had an accident in his pants!
  42. 2 points
    I joined a few days ago, and figured I'd post a couple pictures here once I had a chance to get the pollen off. Other pictures
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    Is this what they mean by warp speed?😳
  45. 2 points
    JUSTA - I think the more accurate expression is: you can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish....but they both have scales!
  46. 2 points
    LMAO......You can tune an exhaust, but ya can't tune a fish!
  47. 2 points
    Well, started off with a dream of having a family car that was actually fun to drive. Purchased a 2006 impala ss donor car. The vans subframe is drastically different from the impala' so but that being said it shared the same style transmission. Started off my making a new mounts on the rear passenger side of the subframe. Bolted the Trans into its original mount. Squared up the engine drilled the mounting holes and that be it. Next que the 10-15 times I installed and removed the engine.. fitment issues ranging from pulleys hitting frame to alternator vs windsheild motor etc.... also after about 1000miles had to pull it out again...temperamental transmissions, got it rebuilt along with an LSD differential since then just tackled the 400 hours of wiring got everything functional including ABS cruise control everything you would expect in a vehicle turn key.
  48. 2 points
    Did you or can you disconnect that line at the hose connection of the fuel pump and see what happens? Does it pump out gas, does it suck, is it vapor? It might help diagnose that’s going on!
  49. 2 points
    I found this on Haggerty. https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/02/14/josephs-garage-is-a-pontiac-dealership
  50. 2 points
    Here’s a couple pics of Hodges I found
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