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  1. Just left a car show and decided to stop and take a photo and take opportunity of an over cast day. No shadows. Enjoy.
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  2. And it make you think about what was new for sale on their yard in 69 !!! ๐Ÿ™„and what that ..... say ..... fire bird is worth today !!!! You certainly couldn't walk onto a car yard today and say, that car is going to be worth over 1000% more in 50 ,years time !!...hahaha ... hind site !! oh if !!!
    3 points
  3. Now I wish I had that top photo as my calendar entry. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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  4. I know what you mean, but I looked into sewing machines... And seemed a lot of money for me to screw up the seat covers... So I decided it is better to get a professional to do that bit, and I would attempt the rest, because I would like to be able to say I had a big hand in the interior restoration as well as the outside. Crazy fact my great grandfather was considered one of the best trimmers in London and actually trimmed Queen Victoria's funeral carriage.... Don't think it is an inherited skill, unfortunately
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  5. Way I look at it...I got alot more time than I do Money. DYI for the win. Good luck, take your time and post your pic's!!๐Ÿ˜Ž
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  6. Driver's is power, no not yet, found a local upholstery guy, who is gonna strip them down paint the frame and recover them and the rear bench. Then I will tackle the motor and see if it works. Yeah I was really pleased I found them. Guy is going to sell me the matching material so I can try my hand at the door cards and a custom centre console.
    2 points
  7. The Espirit Skybird, Redbird, and Yellowbird edition Firebirds are definitely rare. However, as I have said before in this forum, rare does not necessarily mean valuable. These are fine cars in their own right - they just won't be fetching 6+ figures any time soon. However, to those who own and love them - they are priceless. What a wonderful ride.
    2 points
  8. 1969 handout showing the brand new Knopf Pontiac dealership in Allentown, PA. Building has been redesigned several times and now sells Porsche and Mercedes.
    2 points
  9. https://insider.hagerty.com/trends/most-valuable-pontiac-firebirds-by-generation/ Interesting for all but especially Firebird Peepโ€™s, I enjoyed, hope u do to
    1 point
  10. Been a while... But apart from a pile of boxes of parts in the garage.. not much more progress on 'Lucky'. But I do have a question. Lucky (62 Bonneville) currently has a bench seat, managed to find a pair 63 Grand Prix buckets for a good price, so took a leap. So question is will they fit, they look the same but as the Bonneville buckets I have found pictures of but with bigger trans tunnel am I going to struggle? Plus some more pics of 'Lucky'
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  11. Well, perhaps little creative scrapbooking will help the next time someone gives you a free muscle car calendar and it's full of Chevelles. You will know what to do!
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  13. Sunday, September 12 we traveled 3 hours to attend the last show at this location. There were 135 cars in attendance.
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  14. Yea......Why don'tcha strap on your fake knees and come with me this year?? That way if we run across the bear, I don't have to outrun him.....Justa you!
    1 point
  15. No had to come back early N left days late for our vacation, waiting for the promised washer N dryer. They did not show up last Thurs as scheduled (for the 3rd time) We were headin for the cabin and using that as a pivot point to check out some of our favorite Northern Mich towns. Traverse city, Cadillac, Petoskey, Kalaska, Houghton and many small mom N pop shops/attractions along the way. Hunting season does'nt start til October 1st. I did clear some of my shooting lanes (branches,bushes anything that would effect my arrow) Put out some cracked corn, apples. Shot my bow a number of times. Did some plinkin with my 22 revolver. Finished cleaning up and stacking the wood from the trees I took down in July. Saw many Grouse, 10 turkey Bussards on a roadkill deer and a Mom Turkey with a few young ones. Massive storms left most of the 2 track roads covered in huge puddles, all hills were washed out leaving huge gulleys. Downed tree's. Made for some awesome 4 wheelin with the truck. Few times I was wishin I had a winch. Chain was enough to move the largest tree JUSTenough to get by. Got home late last night. Finally got the damn appliances @ 9:30 this AM. Of course had to make a parts run for gas line adapter for the dryer, drain hose extension for the washer. Momma is attacking the mountain of clothes from the last 3 1/2 weeks. Have a carshow this Saturday. Hope we can get the Rivy buttoned up and fired so my daughter and son in law can attend the show. New rebuilt motor. To do list does not seem to be getting smaller.
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  16. I think I would put my mom's on this list. I think if more people knew they existed they would be worth more. 1977 Pontiac Skybird. They came stock with a V6 but you could upgrade to a 301 or in my mom's case it was ordered with the 350, louvered back window and color matched snowflake rims. Truly a ladies car as it was meant to bring women into the sports car market. If we ever want to make mom smile we just have our daughters ask her to take them for a ride in it. She'll chirp the tires and says woops as she rips down the road.
    1 point
  17. Gawd I love that rearend. Also like it in RED!!!!
    1 point
  18. Thanks all... Problem solved and great feedback as always.
    1 point
  19. Thanks. I need to loosen up everything around the rad support and bumper assembly to align everything properly. Then, sadly, I may have to repaint the hood. There used to be hood pins in it and the paint is bubbling where the welds are. Canโ€™t be from rust so Iโ€™m thinking that itโ€™s some kind of reaction to the weld but Iโ€™ve never seen that happen before. Iโ€™ll wait until spring to deal with it. I still have the seats to reupholster and also need to get it running. Everything other than the panel alignment will probably happen in spring of โ€˜22.
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  20. Please don't laugh, but I have an '88 Pontiac 6000 which I inherited from a dear friend several years ago. Although the car is not in perfect shape I do keep it up as best I can. I do drive it regularly. For some reason my car seems to have an aversion to hubcaps. The originals kept falling off and several other types I tried didn't stay on. I finally found an aftermarket hubcap that stays on. They are retro-styled chrome smoothies and they look good on the car but keep rusting so I have to replace them every so often. I would like to put some type of Pontiac factory wheels so that I won't need hubcaps. Even within the 1988 models there appeared to have been two different bolt patterns. I discovered this when I bought a spare tire from a salvage yard. I would deeply appreciate advice from some knowledgeable members as to what if any factory Pontiac wheels might have the same bolt pattern. Thanks, Steve
    1 point
  21. Hi Steve - Welcome to Forever Pontiac. I respect the Pontiac 6000. I am a huge fan of the STE package in particular. A buddy in college had one. The bolt patter for an '88 6000 is 5 x 115mm. There are some photos of the stock rims that were available on the Pontiac 6000 back in the day. These photos are from eBay. Now that you know you have a 5 x 115mm pattern, you can go to the aftermarket and select any wheel that you like that fits your bolt patterm \
    1 point
  22. OPGI has the brackets that you need to convert from a bench seat to bucket seats. For $100, these fit 61-64 Catalina, Bonneville and Grand Prix. So to answer your question, they will fit with these bench-to-bucket conversion brackets. https://www.opgi.com/interior-accessories/seat-accessories/bucket-seat-conversion-brackets/brackets-61-64-bonn-cat-gp-bucket-seat-mounting-gbc1830.html
    1 point
  23. One of my next big jobs is the brake drums and refurbishing them .a long with the fancy tires etc so today I picked up the first part of the puzzle ... new nuts All 32 of them !!
    1 point
  24. Has your wife left you yet? Those buckets aren't in the lounge room, are they? Coz if they are, it's 'but Honey, hang on - I'll put them straight in the garage.' Yeah, along with your bed. I apologise for not adding any constructive information, coz I have no idea but a simple fabricated mount of some sort shouldn't be too hard to cobble together.
    1 point
  25. I agree. It is Plymouth Savoy 1960.
    1 point
  26. Water Pump 101: I read that clearance between the standard water pump impeller and the dividing plate needs to be minimal (like, a few mm) in order for the pump to do it's thing with any sort of efficiency. As you may remember, when I tore down the engine it's thermostat was missing and the water pump was crudded up with what I can only assume was a stop leak product. Combined with blocked coolant passages in the engine block, I'd say it all got too much for it's final US owner and was given up on until fate delivered it into my hands. See pics for huge clearance between impeller blades and divider! The FlowKooler I ordered may need the same minimal clearance but I'm not sure yet. The solution is to gently hammer the divider closer to the impeller. I said GENTLY!
    1 point
  27. Yesterday was Rauma Rock'n' Roll american car Cruising/Meet in Rauma. The Starting place was Poroholma Camping. There was also "Hollywood sign" and a great Lego scale model of the area. Rauma also has a Hollywood clothing store. We searched for a parking space for our daily driver (Chevy) but the traffic controller showed up in the area.๐Ÿ˜‚ Also new Ford Mustang Mach-E
    1 point
  28. Today was significant because I managed to put the distributor and carby back together with no bits left over! The carby looks new (now) and to be honest, apart from the encrusted crap in the float bowls, seemed to be just fine. I wirebrushed and lubed the distributor internals and I guarantee those weights have never been so eager to move. New points & condenser, everything sparkling clean, good to go. Tomorrow's task is to clean up the inlet manifold prior to fresh paint. Remember that pic when I post another post clean up. I ordered some 'exhaust crossover port block' gaskets along with all sorts of goodies from Ames yesterday. I decided to go with a Pontiac 068 cam and fresh lifters, along with a billet double roller timing chain with multiple keyways so I can degree that cam just right and a FlowKooler and all sorts of extra stuff. Fun times ahead. Kiwi - I bought my replacement lighting switch through eBay - the mob was called Inline Tube. The switch is indistinguishable from original and good quality - bolted straight in and the price was good. Try them first.
    1 point
  29. Thatโ€™s justA what I wanted to hear ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ thank you mate ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ he has a 1964 Pontiac bonneville original ignition switch !!! The price ! .... through the roof ... guess what ! I am going to pay the money my girl is worth it !!!
    1 point
  30. Today I kept ploughing through the distributor rebuild and made a start on the Carter AFB. It's exhausting keeping track of all those little bits. The first time I inverted the top half, a needle fell out. I couldn't work out where it came from, so found an exploded diagram online which made it easy to replace, which got me thinking what life was like pre internet. I would have had to call a carby repair shop and ask nicely for info. How easy things are now, in this respect, anyway. The thing was filthy - have a look at the float chambers: full of encrusted um, something. Anyway, it's currently pulled apart and I've liberally coated it in carby cleaner, doused the exterior with kero and filled the float chambers with thinners, so it's almost guaranteed to burst into flames once the engine fires up. I'm confident that the dizzy & carby will be done & dusted by the end of tomorrow AND will be sparkling clean inside & out.
    1 point
  31. First gen is no surprise at all since there are only 8 of them built and a total 669 total TAs built. Second gen is a little surprising given the Super Duty TAs and Formulas of 73 and 74. Third gen was good choice with the Firehawk but it ignores the 89 Turbo V6 Pace Car Fourth gen was also a safe choice with the Firehawk but what about the uber rare Comp TAs? Especially if you are going after one of eight 69 TA convertibles.......justa saying.
    1 point
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