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steveeoaktree

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    Indiana
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    NASCAR, Colts football, building really anything..., old cars, engine tech, fishing, country and blues music

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  • Name
    Steve Norris
  • Gender
    Male
  • Year
    1976
  • Car
    Grand Prix
  • Trim
    J
  • Engine
    400
  • Style
    Coupe
  • Color
    Maroon

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  1. steveeoaktree

    '79 G.P. Album

    Clean ol' Grand Prix. Not a big G body fanatic, but it's a nice Poncho! 301 (which purrs like a kitten) with A/C - 1 owner car.
  2. steveeoaktree

    interior refurbishing

    Locating the best junkyard interior parts available and bringing them back to life... in my GP.
  3. Just testing the waters out. I have another Pontiac to get home, and need to clear out some space, and recoup some of the $$$ I have spent. 400 - TH400 with 3.08 rear. Runs, shifts, stops great. 1 finger steering. Rebuilt the carb (twice actually), rebuilt the distributor from top to bottom (pickup coil, coil, module, MSD advance, cap, rotor, wires) new fuel pump and lines. Cleaned out the fuel tank and installed new inline filter. Found the correct breather to valve cover connection, new oil and ZDDP, upper rad hose, heater hoses, and vac lines. Received the car with the wrong sunroof in it, so I had another '76 roof skin stitched over it and sealed until the original factory unit could be installed. Found all the interior panels and re dyed them including the trim pieces. Rear panels are in, along with the upper back seat. Installed new drivers door striker and adjusted it. I have 2 consoles and a floor shifter (correct to SJ) and much more that goes with the car. More pictures on my profile. Thanks.
  4. Both are beauties, but being that '74 was the last year of the pre emission blocks (and cats).... I must go with the Firebird! Not too often to actually see a 'bird with scoops and no spoiler. Refreshing.
  5. Hey guys, I have been eyeing this ol' 69 G.P. for like a month on C/L and if I had the space it'd be gone already... ha ha. It's got a chev 350/350 in her now but the original 400 (broken crank) comes with it for a reasonable offer. Looks pretty complete! Here's the link: https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/ctd/5430249210.html
  6. My vote goes to LawMan and that beautifully clean GP. (Can't help but be partial to the ol' GP's ha ha)
  7. Grew up in the 70's tinkering in the "bull pen" of my family's car dealerships... Where the either cool stuff or the parts cars were parked. From a '53 Pont straight 8 to a 1973 LeMans sport, a 1968 Riv to a 1969 Cutlass Supreme (the notchback not the fastback S) I grew up eyeing cool cars (not realizing how much things would change) Underneath it all, we always loved the Pontiac. Everyone has Chevy and Fords, they just don't compare to the split grille torque monsters...
  8. Love the originality, the one and only Super Duty GP made since the 60's... ha ha.
  9. Love those '66 - '67's headlight and nose design... Welcome! Heck between you and rickm you've got the immaculate '67 restos covered
  10. Awesome job! Great design skills! To have those kind of skills AND own a Pontiac... hmmm On a side note fellas, I was on my way to O'reilly yesterday and a G8 passed me and we both turned into O reilly. She was a 6.2 and sounded freakin wicked. (My first one to see up close - don't get out much) Might have a new wish for Xmas...?
  11. that would also explain why the 1,2,7 and 8 plugs are all black (rich) and the center 4 (3,4,5,6) are tanned? Will check it 2day. EDIT: I think that I figgered out the issue for future reference. #1 the "t" that screws into the throttle body at the rear of the carb is threading into severely worn threads, and leaking after warm. #2 The brake booster is shot. The brakes felt okay, but I plugged off the vacuum line as well as the tee, and she ran grrrr-eat. It's 40 years old anyway, so it'll be 100 bucks well spent for the booster/master cyl combo. Anyone else having random stalling issues? Check it out! Thx JUSTA
  12. Thank you sir. It's been a headache at times, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Most recently had an offer to trade her for a '68 Galaxie fastback .. Uh no. (Not that there's anything wrong with those ha ha) I try to remember to visualize the finished product when it gets frustrating, especially during the factory ASC sunroof part search. Ordered a Newport 38 x 22 universal sunroof to get the hole filled sooner, but came to my senses thankfully before cutting on the car and booked a storage unit instead. Can't take the most rare option away from my baby... ha ha. Thanks again, and once again, beautiful Goat!
  13. Much better after I finally broke down and pulled and completely rebuilt the distributor, and everything in it... ha ha. From the pickup coil to the plugs, all electrical ignition has been replaced. The MSD advance kit had great weights and springs inside it, and I chose to go with the medium springs. Now, I'm working on the choke thermostat,pulloff,etc.... The walker unit that I ordered through O'Reilly was backwards (in the way the spring cup was facing) so I have to send it back. I am still unsure of what that exhaust efe flap does, and whether or not it'd cause issues (or whether it's open or closed if I leave it disconnected from the vacuum line) The plugs were fine except for the outer 4 (1,2,7,8) which were all blackened with way too much fuel. Not sure why that'd be...? I am hoping that since those Delco's were in the engine throughout all of the carb and fuel pump and filter work that maybe the new set will burn cleaner. I do have a bent idle mixture screw that I am having a hard time finding. I found the original ASC sunroof but the guy wants like a grand for it. (pic attached) Will keep working on her after the rain stops, then she'll have to get into storage for awhile while the overtime stretch at work goes on until next year... Thanks for asking Bear! Stevee
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