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Thank you.  I always wanted a muscle car.  This one is going to be driven on nice days.  I want to take it to car shows and participate in this type of activity.  I would like to find local Pontiac enthusiasts if all the old fellas haven't died off.  My Son is a mechanic and we are going to enjoy the heck out of this masterpiece ride.  We raised a nice family and now the wife and I can have fun.  The car runs really great.  It shifts smoothly through the gears.  The first objective would be to get the car re wired.  DO you have any advice on finding someone that will not turn my cars wiring system into spaghetti.  The steering column was replaced by the previous owner.  I have a short to find.  Probably the overhead interior light.  Work in progress.  I have a shred of hope that the 389 in it is original but modified with the two four barrels.

 

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22 minutes ago, Jim Patterson said:

DO you have any advice on finding someone that will not turn my cars wiring system into spaghetti. 

May wish to create a topic in the local club of your area to find someone local to help you out. Here is the NY area local club: https://foreverpontiac.com/clubs/7-new-england/

 

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Yeah from the pics you sent she's beautiful bro. I have thought about the 2x4s for a while. Still thinking about it lol. Maybe next year after mines been on the road a bit and I get the bugs worked out. If you need anything just ask bud, everybody here is willing to help and the amount of knowledge these guys have is just unreal! Be safe

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6 hours ago, Wrongway said:

Yeah from the pics you sent she's beautiful bro. I have thought about the 2x4s for a while. Still thinking about it lol. Maybe next year after mines been on the road a bit and I get the bugs worked out. If you need anything just ask bud, everybody here is willing to help and the amount of knowledge these guys have is just unreal! Be safe

I got the 1963 Pontiac shop manual in the mail today.  I found the vin on the block.  I also found the engine code 06B states a 3 speed manual with a four barrel.  The car has been modified with the Offenhauser intake, two-four barrels a four speed and electronic ignition.  But the big win is that the 389 in the car is original from the factory.

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6 hours ago, Wrongway said:

Yeah from the pics you sent she's beautiful bro. I have thought about the 2x4s for a while. Still thinking about it lol. Maybe next year after mines been on the road a bit and I get the bugs worked out. If you need anything just ask bud, everybody here is willing to help and the amount of knowledge these guys have is just unreal! Be safe

Looking at engine code "06B" I see one-"two barrel" note and a "police" note.

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On 11/11/2020 at 11:59 AM, Wrongway said:

Jim, I can tell you that I rewired everything in my 63' Grand Prix by myself a few month's ago bud. I used a Painless wiring harness part# 10102. It really wasn't as hard as everybody made it out to be. But I have wired a couple of old Fords in the past. The only wires that have not been replaced in my car are the Turn/Parking lights in the grill. About 18' of wiring on each. That's because the screws holding the lenses on are rusted and I don't want to strip out the heads. They will be replaced when I can figure out how to remove them. The biggest issue is the ignition switch. There's conversation on this forum about it. IF your 63' has the original Pontiac ignition switch then it will be a 9pin. Nobody that I've spoke to has been able to figure out the proper way to wire it. But there are a number of after market switches and Painless even offers one. American auto wire also offers a kit. I've heard good things about them but never personally used them. If you decide to rewire it yourself, I have a factory wiring schematic that is in color. It was a huge help when I did mine. Be happy to shoot you pics if you decide to tackle it bud.

Today I looked for the VIN on the block.  I found the numbers matching VIN on the block.  Engine code 06B.  Thank you.  I will take you up if I decide to tackle the job.

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Man that's awesome Jim! :dancingpontiac: Happy for ya bud!

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On 11/12/2020 at 11:57 AM, Wrongway said:

Yeah from the pics you sent she's beautiful bro. I have thought about the 2x4s for a while. Still thinking about it lol. Maybe next year after mines been on the road a bit and I get the bugs worked out. If you need anything just ask bud, everybody here is willing to help and the amount of knowledge these guys have is just unreal! Be safe

Question, I haven't really driven the car but my father questioned something right off.  He thinks I may want to install an electronic fuel pump.  The mechanical original type is in the car now.  What do you think?  It has two 1404 edelbrocks, 500cfm in it now.

 

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Jim, I was running the factory style fuel pump on my 428 with a 800cmf Edelbrock AVS2 carb until a couple of weeks ago. I've always had priming issues with them. Meaning if I took it off or disconnected a fuel line it took forever to get it reprimed. I tried 4 different ones in the last year. A couple of weeks ago I put on an electric fuel pump. A Holley Mighty Mite. I couldn't be happier bro. Should've made the switch a long time ago. Now I've got fuel at the carb as soon as I turn the key. Just my thoughts bud

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