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Bud Sisto

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About Bud Sisto

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    Learning to Fly

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    Maplewood NJ
  • Interests
    Classic cars. Restoring them. DJing parties. Karaoke

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  • Name
    Arthur Sisto
  • Gender
    Male
  • Year
    1966
  • Car
    Bonneville
  • Engine
    389
  • Style
    Convertible
  • Color
    mariner blue

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  1. Ever REALLY look at the rear light housing on a 66 Bonneville? You would imagine that they would be rectangular, (of course rounded at the ends), but everyone I look at seems to have a droop across the top edge, and sometimes along the bottom edge. So, a question for someone who might know or has delved into this matter and has some fact formed opinion is..... Is it supposed to look like that, like a bow tie look? is it a casting flaw? It just seems a bit screwy that they purposely designed them that way with a "squeezed in the middle look.I'd love to hear any facts or opinions about this because I really want to straighten mine out. Thanks, Bud. PS the picture is not through a fish eye lens, Bud
  2. I am hoping there might be someone out there with info on the colors offered on the full sized Pontiac steering wheels. Particularly the ones with the chrome bar inside the clear urethane. I'll upload a pic. I'm having mine recast and is gray other than the clear part. The question is, could you order the wheel color to match your paint? or did the come in stock colors only. I'd like to change it but want to stick with factory offerings to stay with the restoration guidelines.
  3. In case no one wants to tackle my previous post. I'm providing the schematic with the wires colored so they can be traced easily. Thanks again for any input. I'd like to wire it properly but, I fear I'll have to jury rig it somewhere unless Someone finds the answer. Bud
  4. Can't seem to decipher the wiring schematic for my 66 Pontiac Bonneville. Specifically the headlight wiring. There is supposed to be 2 sources for power, one for the front park lights and head lights via the big red wire going to it. It energizes first the purple wire to the front park lights on the first click out and then the blue wire to the dimmer switch on the second click out. That part is fine but, the other half of the switch is supposed to energize the instrument panel on both 1st and 2nd clicks, which basically connects the brown and white wire to the double green on the headlight switch. The brwn and wht wire goes to the center part of the fuse block and the brwn wire to the front park lights is fused off of it and also fused off of it is the drk green wire which goes to the rheostat connection #3 and jumped off of that is a green wire to the ignition lamp. There is no supply of power in the fuse box to the headlight switch with these wires and as I mentioned before, the headlight swich merely connects the brn/wht wire to the drk grn. All that being taken in, WHERE does the power come from? ANYBODY?( for the inst. panel lights). Hopefully the schematic I upload will provide the information for someone else to figure out my dilema. Thanks, Bud. P/S. 65 is the same as 66
  5. Bud Sisto

    Pontiac Restorations

    This is a night photo of the pass side I needed to finish. De rusted, rust reformer sprayed and chassis black topcoat. Yet to install the new muffler, pipe hangers (stainless) and new brake line and hardware. I'm so glad I'll be out from under the car for a while while I sand and seal the body panels. I'm using Rustoleum rust converter spray. It is an excellent paint if you never want to see rust again, but a topcoat should be applied soon after. All for now. Will post more soon Bud. P.S. thanks for the comments!!!
  6. Bud Sisto

    Pontiac Restorations

    Got a converter. This side is done. I'm currently working on the other. New tank refurbished original straps. You can't get the same quality in repro. Stainless pipe clamps, fuel line and sending unit. I know they're not original, but I replaced all the bolts with stainless. That's an nos pleasurizer shock. I bought nos pleasure-lift air shocks but they don't seem to extend as far as the regular shocks so I nixed them for now. Anyone know if they're supposed to be that way? Seems that they would be correct for a smaller model. I'll update more regular since I can now convert the pictures. Thanks for all the responses. Bud
  7. Bud Sisto

    Pontiac Restorations

    I can't seem to upload from my camera any more. My first picture uploaded and it's 750 mb now, I'm only allowed 488. Any ideas what I can do? Anyway I've been restoring the rear of the car new gas tank ,muffler, pipes, shocks, brakes lines etc. If Anyone can help me upload my pics then you can SEE my progress. But without pics it's sort of a dull feature. Bud
  8. I'm finally getting somewhere with my Pontiac Bonneville convertible restoration so I thought it might be a fun thing to post some pic and see if others would like to also. Looking forward to seeing your progress pics, Bud. I finished the firewall forward, only to find that when I removed the windshield ( well it's self evident in the second pic. I have since repaired the damage but can't upload in this post. More pics to follow. Come on guys, Sent some of your progress.Bud
  9. Bud Sisto

    8 lug rim lugnuts

    I'm pretty sure there's no thread on this subject so I won't bother scrolling through all of the threads looking for an answer. Doe's anyone here happen to know the thread size for the 66-68 8 lug rim lugs (or lug nuts) ? I think they are 1/2 but not sure. Also, can you use 32 of one king of lug or do you need to buy the set specifically made for 8 lug rims with the reverse thread for one side. Or did GM only do that for the 59-65 8 lug rims. The reason I'm asking is that the set costs $179, but the single lug nuts are $1.15 each A big difference and I hate to find out afterwards that I spent way too much for something. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Bud
  10. Bud Sisto

    What kind of car is this ?

    Looks like one of those oddball year Mustangs in the late 70s early 8ties
  11. Welcome to Forever Pontiac Forums. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

    1. Bud Sisto

      Bud Sisto

      Hey Everyone, New here but not to Pontiacs. Bought my 66 Bonneville convertible in 1993

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