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cammerjeff last won the day on September 13 2018

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  1. My 2006 Mallet Solstice LS2 Six Speed Tremec, outside the soon to Open Pontiac Transportation Museum in Pontiac Michigan
  2. Jeff, I asked my Buddy Bill who has the 37 I have posted pic's of if he has any of the parts you are looking for your 63, he still has a 63 326 car, and has owed several 4 cylinder cars over the years, all Tempests, no Lemans.
  3. Thanks for fixing the pic's, I can sometimes be totaly PC iliterate!!!!!
  4. Not alot of Pictures to share, but he has been quite busy fabricating Steering And Clutch Parts. He has installed a quick ratio Manual Steering Box, and a Mid 70's tilt Column, can you see what he used to make the new columns mounting bracket? I think it is a great touch. I also took a really bad cell pic of the shifter knob with Chief Pontiac on it. At the present time he is redoing the brakes, and installing power windows, but non of that is really Photogentic work.
  5. Say Hello to Your Grand Father for me!!!! I have met him a few times over the years, and he was kind enough to speak at one of our Local Clubs Award banquetes several years ago. I am the VP of the Royal Pontiac Club and my name is Jeff Reimus. Does he still have the 09 Read G8 GXP and the 73 Grand Am Wagon with the Functional Ram Air System? I am glad to see you are enjoying his cars, alot of young people do not think of asking thier Grand Parents things untill it is to late. Also Interesting to se one of Pontiac's better looking products, parked next to what my be its worst looking product ever produced!
  6. The Part with the Indian head cast into it is actually the Drivers Side of the engine Block!!! Sorry I forgot to post this pic were you can see it is on the block
  7. I just thought I would Share some in Progress Pic's of my Friend Bills 37 Pontiac 2-door Sedan, what I have been told about the car, 1937 was the 1st year for all steel bodies in the Pontiac Line. Could be powered by a Flat head Straight 6 or 8, this one was an original Flat Head 6 powered car. He bought this car over 30 years ago, With less that 50,000 miles on it. Drove it stock for awile and then started to "Hot Rod" it. It was never finished, and the drive train has been changed at least 3 times, It was originally going to have a OHC-6 Sprint and a T-5 manual trans, Then a Pontiac V-8, Then a Supercharged Flat Head 6, Now the plan is to go with a Vintage Rod Theme, and after finding a period corrrect High Compression Head (about 8 to 1) and an Edmunds Custon two 1bbl intake, and aCustom Split exhaust manifold, he has recently started working on the car again. I hope you enjoy the pic's You won't see many like it, from what I have been told it was the least popular body style Pontiac in 1937, Most were 4-door sedans, or 2-door Coupes. If the pic's do not come up here is a link to my Photobucket page http://s801.photobuc...295/cammerjeff/
  8. Actually it is the even earlier 61-63 Buick Aluminum 215 V-8, 60 lbs lighter than the 2.5 Iron Duke, and the same overall length. The stock Radiator recored with Modern style cooling core, and the stock 4 cylinder shroud and clutch fan should cool the Aluminum V-8 just fine. It should make about 300 HP with a few mods and shorty headers. And should fit under the stock hood, and look almost stock I hope. I just picked up a Modified Dana 44 axle for it, so now I have the drive train worked out for it.
  9. Yep that is a Pic from the 77 Pontiac Sales Catalog, 77 Astre Formula in Silver. I am restoring a Yellow version of the car, replacing the all Powerfull 77 2.5 Liter Iron Duke, with an underpowered 215 CI (3.5 Liter for those stuck on the metric system) Buick V-8. We had to go over a few things, and add headers and the like to mak it fit. I sure hope it makes at LEAST the advertised 88 HP that the Iron Duke made. And yes I am quite Sarcastic today!!!!!!
  10. Congrates on getting a 73 Lemans, I also own a 73 Lemans, but a Safari wagon. I don't mean to push anouther forum on this one, but if you are looking for 73-77 GM Midsized parts, a good source for used parts is http://www.abodysite.com/ It is dedicated to 73-77 GM A-bodies, but it mostly deals with the Pontiac's Lemans, GTO, Grand Am, and Can Ams of those years.
  11. Frosty, 1st Let me thank you for your input, and I must be only a couple of years older than you and from a similar Michigan back ground. When this Phoenix was built, I was driving a 79 Formula Firebird, 301 4bbl, 4-speed with a 2.42 posi axle. It was no speed demon, but was fun to drive, handled well, and when driven at the speed limit of 55mph it got just shy of 25mpg. I understand that most people back then bought a new car every 2 to 3 years, I could not imagine actually buying that Phoenix after driving it!!!! I think the car does look decent, and with the SJ package and snowflakes improve the looks. I just can not explain how poorly I feel the car drove, and I do not think there was anything wrong with it. The shifter was exstreamly vague!!!!! I was actually hoping I was in a gear when I let out the Clutch. I think that I have driven 2 cars in the past with a worse shifter feel, those being a coworkers 86 Yugo, and a Girl I knew in HS drove a 76 Omni with the Puegot engine and a 4-speed, but neither of those cars had the torque ster this car has. And I think this car is only good for a show car as adding any amount of miles over the 60,000 it has now will make it almost worthless. And I cannot imagine finding parts for it. This car does have the advantage of being complete, and in very good overall condition, so it would just need some minor restoration of a few parts. But the dealer was asking $6000.00 for it, I think $2000.00 would be a fair price. Honestly I just paid $6500.00 for the 97 Firebird Convertable I bought recently, it only has 50,000 miles on it, and I just drove it from Detriot to NC and Back. I also prefere RWD cars, but am not totally anti FWD I have to say I did enjoy looking at and driving the car, and hope it finds a good home.
  12. 1980 Phoenix SJ, 2.8 Liter, 4-speed Manual, 60,000 miles. Very well preserved, A/C (not Working) Pwr Steering & Brakes, pwr locks, Rally Gauges, 13" Snowflake Wheels. I was curious enough to drive it even though the dealer is asking at least double what I thought it was worth without driving it. Well it probably Drives as well as it did the day it was built!!!!! And I REALLY REALLY HATED the way the car drove. I don't know if it was the vague and notchy shifter? The way the 2.8 liter engine sounded or the fact that it didn't make enough power to move the car until 2500 rpm, and seemed to run out of breath by 4500 rpm, the torque steer, or the combination of all the above. I have to admit that the cars handling and brakes were OK. The car seems to have all the correct options to be the best of its model available at the time. But But it really cleared up why the imports came in and kicked GM's butt!!!! I cant imagine actually buying it new, when decent used cars were available for less $$$$. You could have gotten a 4-speed 400 CI Pontiac V-8 just the year before in a Trans Am, and the 1980 Grand Am had a 301 CI Pontiac V-8 and at least in the 78 & 79 Model years it could be had with a 4-speed Manual. Just in case the pic's dont load here is a link to my photo bucket page http://s801.photobucket.com/albums/yy295/cammerjeff/ Just thought I would share, I am sure I will never get the chance to drive anouther one in such condition. Makes me think my 77 Astre Formula in stock form was brillant!!!!! About the only thing the Phoenix was better than was maybe slightly better acceleration.
  13. Thanks for the kind words, your Phonix looks just like one a friend of mine in collage had, it was black 78 with a landu roof, originally with a 2 bbl 301, we put together a decent 400 for it and he had alot of fun beating up on Camaro's with it!!! It had 1 st gen Firebird Ram Air manifolds on it, we had alot of fun with that Little old mans car!!!!!
  14. Welcome to the site!!!! A little history of your Model car, as was previously stated, up to 1983 the Parisienne was strictly a Canadian Market car, equivalent to a US Bonneville. But in 1982 the US Bonneville was drop from the Full Size A-body platform, and but onto the G-body Plateform that was formerly Called the Lemans and known as a Bonneville G. This was done to meet the goverment average gas milage regulations for the 82 Model year, the entire Pontiac brand had to get some average gas milage (sorry I do not know the specific MPG number) or better. They found out that the move was not nessissart as the Brand met the gas milage figure with ease. And as the full sized Pontiacs were still in production in Canada, they decided to start importing them to the US starting in 1983. The 83's look exactly like a rebadged Caprice with different tail lights and grill, then either 84 or 85 not sure exactly the old Bonneville front end body dies were shipped to Canada, and used for the remainder of the production run, so the later cars look much more like a 77-81 Bonneville or Catalina. Have fun with you car, they made quite a few, but very few survive today.
  15. My new to me ride needs a few small things 1 - Drivers Side Sun Visor - may be unique to convertables, grey in color 2 - Drivers side Tail Light Lens - plain non crosshatched 3 - Tail light filler panel that say Firebird, not T/A 4 - Passenger side Power Mirror Any help apreciated!!!
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