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About nac46

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    Learning to Fly
  • Birthday 11/13/1951

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    Central/Tidewater VA
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    GM cars/trucks

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  1. Aluminum versus brass? https://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-1964-PONTIAC-CATALINA-BONNEVILLE-62-64-GRAND-PRIX-ALUMINUM-RADIATOR/291058983374?fits=Year%3A1961|Model%3ACatalina|Make%3APontiac&hash=item43c477a1ce:g:r-QAAMXQlgtS2CxH or http://www.coolcraft.com/pontiac-catalina-1961-64-v8-389-421-aluminum-radiator.html why the price difference? is aluminum just as good? different coolant? Many thanks
  2. Thanks. Been having hot start issues. After driving for a hour or so, car will not immediately restart until it sits for 8 hours or so, then fires up. The battery is GTG and not the issue as headlights are bright even when key is turned to . I guess starter/solenoid "heat sink" may be the issue. So, am thinking to either 1) relocate the solenoid from the starter to the front driver fender well a la Ford or go with a HD solenoid on the starter. Thoughts?
  3. Ok, so I received several responses to my frame repair inquiry of last year. This is an update. Had frame professionally repaired. Watched as they were completed. No issues thus far. thx
  4. Bacardiman, Yes, the seats are shorter in width to accommodate the top mechanism. Rear seats from 64 up thru 72 should fit from any GM intermediate brand. I ran into this problem when redoing my 64. Hope this assists in some way.
  5. Hi. New to the site. Anyone out there that loves 61/62 Catalinas? Have 1 of each. Would like to get to know them, chat and trade craft knowledge. SilverFox5
  6. Hello, Relative newbie to this site. My 61 Pontiac Catalina 4 dr sedan window channels are completely rusted away. The scissors lift mechanisms are okay. I need to replace the channels. What year(s) will fit 4 door sedan? And is there a source? Thanks
  7. Good Morning Frosty, Aware of difference in auto/manual/floor/columns. Mostly was concerned about length difference. I have a GM A body from 64 Chevelle tilt column column and wanted to know if it was long enough. Will have to measure. Agree that inner and outer wheel housings may be required. Issue is sources. Any extant? I tried to place two adverts in classifieds but, can't seem to get them to post. Best, Nick
  8. Frosty, Appreciate the quick response. Great info on the trans question. Actually, will use existing manual brake pedal so do not need that. Am thinking that I could expand steering column search to include thru 64 as well as I do not think there's a real difference between p/s and m/s columns. (I probably am incorrect, there?) 1/4 panels are needed. Summit advertises these for $614 in attached picture and at this url. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/opg-gbc1461-pr/overview/make/pontiac/model/catalina Thank you, Nick
  9. Hello from VA, New to this site/forum. Considering purchase of a 61 Ventura Bubbletop with 65 389/4bbl, HP unknown. Was a column 3spd, now has on floor. Poor conversion job. Plan is to change over to an auto as seller wants to keep manual shift linkage and steering column. He's asking $500 for a fair body, mostly there car with all trim, all interior, complete dash, no broken glass, no major body damage (other than sitting outside for 15 years). Will do mechanical (brakes, fuel, etc) resto to be road worthy. Will thoroughly check frame and replace rusty trunk panel. Questions: Will BOP "
  10. Excellent! Your "things to ponder" make me want to "ponder".
  11. Appreciate the great advice from both of you!
  12. Thank you. Car is totally operational and serviceable. We being veterans know what that means. Can't do a body off due to cost and will most likely weld a new patch over area. BTW, it has a perimeter, not X frame, so should be "simpler". Thank you again for the advice!
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