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onetrick56's 1964 Grand Prix

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  1. Let me give you a little history lesson Kiwi. This also pissed off the GM execs once they got the letter. This ad and the billboards were pulled immediately after this. First of all, this is 1968. Woodward Ave was the king of illegal street racing in the United States in the sixites (due, in part, to its proximity the auto factorys using it as a mini-test track as well as regular guys buying and tweaking their own cars), followed by Van Nuys Blvd in California. Second, GM's ban on legal and illegal racing was in place, starting in early in 1963. Therefore GM didn't want to be associated
    3 points
  2. Todd, welcome to FP! Don’t feel bad! You pick a fight in the wrong division! There’s only a couple pounds difference in weight and only 10 hp difference. But the Honda has a CVT you don’t! All things being equal you can’t beat that! Plus the Honda’s Direct injection with variable timing! That’s like Paul Bunyan against a chainsaw! That said I would rather be caught in the Firehawk standing still that any Honda! And the includes CART & Indy!
    2 points
  3. Now every third Saturday in August, Woodward is automotive valhalla! Every city along Woodward, from Pontiac (north end) to Ferndale (south end) loves the Woodward Dream Cruise - even Birmingham. However, my own experience with Birmingham is with their parking fees. I use to park in front of Rose Lawn Cemetary, near 12 mile, near the Shring of the Little Flower Catholic Church. The city was charging us $175 a car over 10 years ago. What a rip off! Parking in Pontiac with the Widetrackers is $35. One could argue its location, location, location - but I won't. To your point, there were no p
    2 points
  4. Holy. Freaking. Awesome. LOVE it!😍
    2 points
  5. yes they are 8 lugs. what a piece of history. to insure that car just for a short ride has to be an astronomical amount. just think a parking lot ding on this sweet ride shouldn't cost more than 50,000 dollars. its surprising this car is still around, let alone be operational. thanks for identifying this concept pontiac. and remember if you want to see pontiac film history watch the show MY THREE SONS . pontiac was there vehicle sponsor. including the TIGER GTO. where ever that car is...
    2 points
  6. I've written about this famous 1968 Pontiac GTO / Woodward Ave ad before. It was also turned into a billboard ad over Woodward Ave near Birmingham, where this photo/airbrished ad was taken. The billboard read "To Woodward. From Pontiac. With Love". This ad so infurated the Birmingham city council that they wrote a scathing letter to the GM Board of Directors, cut down the trees and removed this turnaround within the city limits.
    2 points
  7. Here is the splatter paint on my spare trunk floor wrong way
    1 point
  8. Frosty, while I know you’ve fix it and I hope that’s permanent, one thing to consider is changing the lines while you are still doing all your work on Lucy. Those type of crimped nylon line are inherently problematic! They usually do exactly that! It’s difficult to crimp them without causing stress points! Then any added stress I.E. swelling due to pressure line movement, or even aging due to fluid contact, etc. basically work fatigues them. If you have the room, & I think you might. Change the tees out for AN # 4 tee with a 1/4 npt female using a 1/4 tubing to 1/4 npt adaptor. You will al
    1 point
  9. No. No other plans for this car, other than keep her original as much as possible. She stays garaged most of the time. Being an OTR truck driver, she’s driven about 4 days a month, weather permitting.
    1 point
  10. Oh wow!! priceless mate That now, is a piece of history super cool 👍 Clearly their was no petrol heads on the Birmingham city council back in the late sixties, which in its self is sad.🙄 i hope the locals voted more like minded people onto that council in future years ! Because now.... having a car event in your area is a major cash cow for local business... ie councils love hot rodders and their events now = cash flow !! Legal street drags, they where and are the best draw cards for bringing punters into your town !
    1 point
  11. Truly a survivor, original vinyl top and paint she left the factory with. 74k miles her with an unmolested engine bay...
    1 point
  12. TerryH, just make sure you have a good earth between your fuel tank sender unit and chassis too, if its a 1 wire fuel sender it needs to earth back to the frame to give a resistance feed to the gauge
    1 point
  13. The interior looks to be in nice shape.
    1 point
  14. yes have the assembly manual will have to check.. here are some pic's of the new dash
    1 point
  15. This is the 1963 X-400 Pontiac showcar. I verified it with Don Keefe, publisher of Poncho Perfection Magaizine and author of the book "Pontiac Concept and Show Cars". https://www.conceptcarz.com/z24908/pontiac-grand-prix-x-400-concept.aspx This photo is from Amelia Island Concurs in 2014.
    1 point
  16. It could. Pictures will help me evaluate the your situation for sure. Do you have a factory shop manul for your car? I find these invaluable - especially for the schematics.
    1 point
  17. Thanks Frosty would that also go for the fuel gage? new board and rebuilt fuel gage and still not working there is a brown/tanish wire that we didn't hook up and wondering if that could be it.Pic coming looks like a new interior.Got everything else working even have the heater working now,,,,
    1 point
  18. I hope to enter in the 2021 calendar. Thank you too much! Pontiac forever 💯💯💯
    1 point
  19. The headers when i bought them had the 3 inch flanges loose on the tube, and i thought that was a dumb idea! i had my mate weld them up so i can use a flat gasket and make a good-long term seal Next thing is i am going to take them to my hpc coating man and get them sliver hpc coated Stainless looks great but i want the heat removed from the engine bay and they will still look good in silver.... just that they will look good for longer too !!
    1 point
  20. i bit the bullet and chopped up the left hand header! tacked it together and since i am still a rooky tig welder i gave it to my good mate who welds stainless steel for a living ( last 40 years)
    1 point
  21. Oh that stuff! That is 70 durometer polyurethane machined to fit the machined end of the Aluminum motor mount!
    1 point
  22. Ah sorry mate, i was looking at the engine mount and the soft material you have used to bush the mount to the body
    1 point
  23. The plate the attaches to the three strut bolts I assume you mean? That is 10ga. 316 stainless steel that is sandblasted and painted. I should also include that the bored holes in the aluminum strut brace actually make it more difficult to bend in deflection, plus it makes it lighter.
    1 point
  24. Well, to keep it cheap and simple to start, get some 1/2” thick pine board or ply wood. Cut some pieces that are 2” square. Then drill a clearance hole large enough for the bolt to go through. You are also going to need to acquire longer bolts, so make sure you know their thread size as well as length. I would start by putting one 1/2 block under each front leg. This will tip the back of the seat backwards. Basically pushing your upper body further away from the steering wheel. Which means that possibly you might need to move the seat one click closer to achieve the same results you previousl
    1 point
  25. Kiwi, I thought you might have an appreciation for this being a past show judge an all. I have an indelible habit of looking at mechanical applications with a restructuring eye! So every car I’ve every owned and especially those I built, I always see things that I ask why? And then I have too change it. So I think you’ve seen some of that and I know it’s really hard to see it from just a picture! So I thought In some small manner you might like to see the level of detail that goes in to some of my stuff. Since you noticed the level of effort for the plenum cover to get air in to cool it f
    1 point
  26. Fitzy you can always try the hammer-to-the-spray-can technique. Of course, the real trick is getting the spatter just right. You might need more than one can!
    1 point
  27. You could just fill a paper bag full of paint, blow it up and pop it. That would spatter! Just kidding mate!
    1 point
  28. As usual, I'm going to go my own way and try something different. I have some ideas and shall post any success stories, but shall also regale you with horror fails! A spray painter mate told me that if you use car paint with a spray gun without thinning it at all, it'll naturally spray erratically-homemade spatter! I think he needs to lay off the gear. I'll try my own way.
    1 point
  29. Basically that’s true! If You’ve ever seen a trunk that was done in spatter paint that was exposed to water for any extended period or over and over the paint tends to lift and then hold water! As once the paint gets wet tends to hold moisture. Clear coat does help, but only if the top surface is well covered and the intruding moisture is from on top. Unfortunately most of the time it comes in from under the paint/bottom side. Like where panels are spot welded together! So it is important that before you use spatter paint you clean the areas where panels go together very well! The
    1 point
  30. I did clear coat my trunk when I re-did the spatter paint in Lucy. It was part of a two-step paint system. I think the other reason to do it is the clear coat smooths out some of the trunk spatter's natural roughness - it clearly didn't eliminate 100% of it, but I'm okay with that.
    1 point
  31. I was told that the water based splatter paint was the cause of the trunk floors rotting out🙄 Not sure if thats True but it came from my mate who sold me the spare 64 chassis and i have a whole 64 Catalina trunk floor in mint condition sitting in the spare car . he claimed these rust free floors are hard to find🙄
    1 point
  32. your best yet Justa !!!
    1 point
  33. this car was on my three sons tv show that used pontiac autos including the tiger gto. i found this pontiac on My Three Sons Season 4 Episode 27: What's the Princess Really Like was this a pontiac prototype...2+2 ??????????
    1 point
  34. my three sons tv show was a show that used pontiac autos including the tiger gto. i found this pontiac on My Three Sons Season 4 Episode 27: What's the Princess Really Like Online was this a pontiac prototype...2+2 ??????????
    1 point
  35. Thank you very much Dennis! Thanks to all of you for your support and likes. They are very much appreciated.
    1 point
  36. It may mean for a basic dash with a speedometer and fuel gage and idiot lights only with no oil pressure, ammeter, clock, or water temp gages. Does your car have those extra gages? You can ask questions of the seller.
    1 point
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