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360Rocket' 1970 GTO

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  1. I just got the 70 Formula 400 Ram Air III that I owned from 79-82 back in my possession after 40 yrs. The car is very rough. Same guy sat on it for 20 yrs. I finally talked him out of it after 10 yrs. This Formula was my first car and first car to build when I was 17. It is a pHS documented RAIII car. I still have the original bill of sale from 1970. I have saved it for 40 yrs hoping I would get the car back someday. I have restored many cars over the last 40 yrs but this one is special. At 57 it will probably be my last. I am now looking for correct parts to restore it. I have been out of the Pontiac circle for 40 yrs having done many Mopars and military vehicles. Very glad to be back. I still have the Texas tags in the pic from 1982. They will stay with the car.
    6 points
  2. I was at the POCI show at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut last week. Lots of cars. Monkee mobile the Red Barron. Forgot phone charger so had to save battery. Died 2nd day. Did get an Original Owner plaque and an outstanding in class.
    5 points
  3. My old car, "The BonnEvil". 1965 Pontiac Bonneville, Pro Street. Powered by a forty over 455, 200R4 automatic overdrive and 4:10 gears in back.
    5 points
  4. I am the owner of Double AA Auto Service in Toronto Ontario Canada. We are a Trans Am specialty shop. This is my 1978 pro touring Trans Am
    4 points
  5. Liking all things Pontiac (as most of us do on here), I thought it would be interesting to see pictures of different dealerships large and small. Most had their own style, signs , and architecture, as opposed to the standard corporate look demanded by today’s companies. My 2 pictures are of the Paul S. Spaar Pontiac-Buick dealership in Chapel, PA , my closest dealer as I was growing up. The first is the rear corner of the showroom on new car introduction day for 1949. Second pic is the showroom in 1950. Always loved the huge porcelain and neon sign on the front! Post whatever you run across from personal photos to something you may have seen online.
    4 points
  6. Thank for letting me join, I have a 1968 chrome nose gto that I bought in 2013 and my wife and I love it.
    4 points
  7. Do you know why the Brits drink warm beer? Because Lucas wired their refrigerators.
    4 points
  8. Hello! New here. Been a fan of Pontiacs for a long time ive owned 3 and hope to own many more. My first car was a 89' Firebird. 2nd Pontiac was a 92' Firebird, and I currently own a 05 GTO 6speed with a Widebody. Other Pontiacs i would like to own down the road are AWD 6000 STE Solstice GXP 2nd gen Vibe GT with a bored/stroked with the TC-TRD Supercharger G8 Aztec - lowered and widebodied Turbo'd Firefly And a G5 with a cobalt SS turbo upgrade
    4 points
  9. These 2 pictures are of the same dealer in 1934.
    4 points
  10. Justa66 421 Tri-power Couple of horses N and an Ol Goat
    4 points
  11. More progress: got all interior pieces back from upholsterer today. Had a look at the rear seat and decided to coat it with vinyl spray before it goes in. As you can see, the 55 year old Naugahyde is holding up very well. I gave it a thorough clean before spraying it, even using my fingernail inside a rag to drag the cleaner down each embossed rib. Also finished polishing the viscous fan - just to keep Frosty happy! Today's only drama was the attempt to fit the newly recovered dashpad into place. I explicitly told the trimmer to take it easy on the padding towards it's leading edge where it abuts the inside of the windscreen. No cigar - that sucker ain't going in. Looks like some minor surgery to correct that little problem. I DO love that blingy little speaker grille that sits in between the rear seat backrests. Mine was a rusty piece of crap when I pulled it out, but after much wire brushing & sanding and a coat of paint, it looks fine now. It is complemented with the 'GP' embossed armrest that folds up under it - classy.
    4 points
  12. Hello, My name is Whit and I found this forum on Instagram. I'm a 40 yr old father of 2 and I'm the new owner of a 1966 Pontiac Tempest Custom. I've grown up around muscle cars my whole life helping my dad wrench on Ford's and Pontiacs. I'm here to learn more about my car, gain some tech tip knowledge and make some friends.
    4 points
  13. Hi, I’m Tricia. Have always loved classic cars since I was little and recently bought a 1973 Pontiac Grandville. I love the design and care that was put into creating old cars. Love all the conversations that are started when I take it out to drive. Such a fun car. Hoping to meet new Pontiac friends and attend car shows.
    4 points
  14. Took the drivers door panel to my upholstery mate and he has replaced the cardboard backing for me, it was shot and water damaged.he has managed to save the original trim which is near perfect, there is 2 small holes but this is not a fancy rebuild, i intend to drive the wheels off this car ! just to add a extra level of protection i will paint the backing and add a new plastic film to water barrier the door from the card... i will post some pictures when i install it, which may not be this weekend, i am off to pick up some new toys i have purchased... Fitzy will know exactly what they are when i post pictures Taking the ram and my mates trailer north to acquire my purchase... oh and i have blown any browny points i have with the boss again... mines certainly not like notalltheres boss!!
    4 points
  15. Technically it is Confederation day. The day we became a country--- or as I like to call it the day the Brits said, " get out" Poutine if done right the cheese curds will melt. You cook the fries and then add the room temperature curds. Then you add the near boiling gravy and this will finish melting the cheese. Do not ask for ketchup and pepper when ordering poutine especially in Quebec they may try to linch you.
    4 points
  16. i have watched this video a number of times and i still cant get over the quality of this build!!! and those custom 8 luggers !!! they would look soooo good on my 64 !!!
    3 points
  17. This past Saturday, about 200-300 of my closest car buddies (not) signed up to run the Back to the Bricks Road Rally. They did their first road rally last year due to COVID and I was told it was a lot of fun. So for $10 I signed up. I had a blast. I was glad I was in the Roadmonster with working air conditioning. It was overcast and very, very muggy! Here is some shots of the starting area.... It was a six hour, 150 mile trip that started at a local Chevy dealership (Shea) and ran thru three counties, all back roads, no expressways, and a couple of state highways. So towns and burgs like Gaines, Cohoctah, Dansville, Stockbridge, WIlliamston, Perry, Durand, Bancroft, Howell, Brighton, Pinckney, and Hell mean anything, suffice it to say you were in the middle of nowheresville. Yes, I did say Hell. We drove thru Hell (Michigan) and back. One of the clue's we had to solve was what was the specialty do they server at the The Hell Hole Bar in Hell? Here are some more of the sighs along the way.....enjoy. Never heard of a gas station of Mugg and Bopps before - but there it was in downtown Howell.... Hard not to love a old and new Chargers side-by-side - this was at the lunch stop, the Pinckney Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealership. We stopped at this little ice cream shop for lunch instead - burgers and ice cream. We weren't the only ones either. I left the starting area around 9:38 and I returned around 3:30, including lunch. So a 5 hour road rally not including food / gas / biology breaks. I got home around 4:30 after dropping of the car and doing to quick grocery shopping. Later that night we had severe thunderstorms, large down pours and even tornadoes. An EF-1 hit Clayton Township in the SW corner of Genesee County. I leave in the middle eastern most side of the county. Shiawassee and Oakland Counties got severe weather later that night too. Back to the Bricks is planning another road rally in September. Unfortunately I can't participate in that one, I will be coming back from South Carolina that weekend. May JUSTA or Indymay can go plan that day instead.
    3 points
  18. Redgoat here, Here is my 1967 Pontiac GTO in regimental red for consideration of the 2022 calendar. I am the original owner of this unrestored, factory correct GTO in concours condition. I am located in Dayton, Ohio.
    3 points
  19. Here's another Australian oddity: the Lightburn Zeta. It had no opening back hatch. You had to remove the seats in order to load it with stuff. It had a Villiers two stroke twin of about 300cc and, get this, in order to engage reverse you stopped the engine and then when you engaged reverse, you made the engine restart but spinning backwards. Attractive, sleek, practical, powerful - it was none of these things.
    3 points
  20. The English consider 'chips' (French fries) one of their major food groups. Add gravy, and then they call it 'heaven.' Wash it down with countless pints of warm (slightly chilled) ale and you have now partaken of three food groups. Deepfry a Mars bar for dessert, and that's the last food group taken care of. A complete meal.
    3 points
  21. Hey friends, just grabbed a 52’ HT for my wife and I to start a build. Ive never touched a flathead, but excited to see if we can make this gem into a cruiser. Couple of things I need help finding. Front grill, headlight bezel and tail light bezel and lens. Think everything else is there. Gunna start the tear down in a few weeks….. once I get my garage in order. Also, electronic resource and engine resources would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
    3 points
  22. Hi there Iam almost 30 ywars the owner of a 1965 Pontiac Parisienne coupe, the say its the only one in the Netherlands! Greating, from Ferdinand Harts
    3 points
  23. Congrats on the award! So much to see at POCI conventions. I was involved with parking and my wife helped with registration at Gettysburg in 2019 so we didn’t get to see as much as we wanted to, but still had a great time!
    3 points
  24. Eventually restore her. This car has every option offered by Pontiac. But for now. Ill try to get the engine to run, work on the brakes…… things like that. Then tear down and rebuild. Im trying to find out as much as I can as well. I know it has the striaght 8, hydromatic, seat heater and tube radio. All upgrades from Pontiac. But how many did Pontiac make of the catalina with all these upgrades?
    3 points
  25. Well it to raise my head for 5 minutes! Thought I’ld let you know I didn’t fall of the roof yet, although I haven’t made it that far yet!😫 It’s unbelievable to me that anyone could e so incompetent at a job! Yet I should know better! What a mess! I spent two weeks fixing our bow window that they really never installed right! It would have been easier to have pulled it out and started over, but when all you have is me myself and I and you don’t want a 5x7 hole for a couple days in the front of your house; you do things that take a lot longer! Had to replace all of the foam board with plywood! Than tar paper, which they never used. When I got to the front of the garage! Surprise these morons not only didn’t use tar paper they never heard of flashing! I can’t wait to get to the second story! Oh happy days! I didn’t think it would be possible to drive the Indian less than last year! Guess what?; it is! 50 miles so far!
    3 points
  26. Delivered from Phoenix to Tulsa. Just need to change the oil and put a little wax on it. Okay, maybe not.
    3 points
  27. Hello - Thanks for letting me join. I am a Pontiac nutt!! Been that way for 50 years !! I have owned (in order) a '67 Bonneville 2-dr; '72 Grand Ville 2-dr.; '78 Trans AM WS6 4-speed; '81 Bonneville 4-dr diesel (gag); '99 30th Anniversary TA T-Top Coupe; '72 Grand Ville Convertible; '71 GTO (current) (4 year frame off restoration); 2016 Cadillac CTS-V !!!
    3 points
  28. Thank you sir. Three cordless orbital buffers and one Mikita high speed buffer on the premises. I won’t tell you how many polishing, waxing, and ceramic products but I bet enough to wax a battleship! We won’t bring up anything about OCD either! I’m feeling better hang and I hope you all have a great weeekend!
    3 points
  29. Man - that's heartbreaking. All it takes is a moment's lapse of concentration for such a disastrous result. His insurance mob will have to sort it out - it's the only positive outcome from the incident. That looks to be a potent little powerplant. I know Cortinas and Zephyrs are well loved in NZ. They never had the same popularity here - they were just another English oddity, although Lotus Cortinas soon changed that. For our International viewers, here's what an old Zephyr looked like: Whilst the Yanks were cruising around in big inch V8 chrome mountains, this is what we were expected to drive!
    3 points
  30. My pride and joy - found this car in 2011 after it sat since 1979. Did a complete 4 year frame-off restoration from 2012-2016. Be enjoying and driving ever since. Love to go to shows - everyone loves GTO's !!!
    3 points
  31. Don't hold your breath. This is your new obsession....forever. They are never done, always something to be done or upgraded. Looks like a great project. Keep us up with your build. We LOVE pic's and here to try and help with questions. Lots of good Pontiac fan- atics here Talk with you in the forum.
    3 points
  32. Was a beautiful day for a carshow!!! Sunny, 70's and a good turnout. Expected more cars, but about the same as the Dustoff. Made some new friends and hope to see a bunch of them here as I invited them to join up. The show was also open to Buick, Olds N GMC. But on with the Pontiac's your waitin to see............... Before we start I'd like to take a minute to acknowledge our missing friends from the group. IndymanJoe The notalltheres Jim Larson Frosty.. THE MISSING MAN FORMATION.......Gone, but not forgotten. JustaG6 N Justa66 carry on.
    3 points
  33. Freezing cold day here today , but fired up the pizza oven and baked the high temp paint on the long branch headers 👍👍👍 it worked well And before you ask Ringo. no i didnt cook pizza, it was 3 degrees c here and way to bloody cold to stand cooking,,, so the boss and i headed to the pub for dinner and had surf n turf i did manage to get the carter rebuild completed and ready to bolt back on.... when its warmer !
    3 points
  34. Good day from Maple Ridge B.C. Canada. Papa's pride 1974 Trans Am, with full collector plates, submitted as a calendar entry. 100% stock, and only 114000 original miles. Never been in an accident, or seen the rain. My dream car since the early 80's, finally realized in 2018. The original bill of sale is from Jan. 1974, and sold for $ 5,001.00 cdn in Vancouver, B.C. An absolute dream to drive, and a serious attention getter on every outing. My birthday is in August, so if I happen to make the final 12, August would be great. Good luck to all entrants.
    3 points
  35. Yes! Land Yachts is so accurate. So comfy and laid back. Amazing on the expressway with the windows down and arm out the window. From the top.
    3 points
  36. 2 points
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