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PostSubject: Any progress?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:18 am

What's goin on in the P59 world. Anyone? Anyone still like Pontiacs?

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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:59 am

Still loving the poncho.

Just cold, wet and the holidays. Oh yeah, then theres the no money thing.

I'm looking to really get working on her this spring. I want her roadworthy by June. If possible I want to take her to the Paso show.
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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:10 am

Sounds like you've got a goal! You can do it! Get goin

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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:27 am

I'm getting ready to order parts for the year. Need to get a few things ready for power tour. points-electronic conversion, directional switch, a few minor electrical intermitten shorts, couple floor patches, just minor things this year since I have her running like a top.

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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:11 am

Sounds like you got some good stuff ahead of you! haha

Let me know where you find that directional switch.

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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:35 am

Junk yard. I have a '59 cat I steal stuff off of that no one knows about. Very Happy

It's in the back corner of a yard that cannot be accessed to yank the car for scrap so I go down there and wander in. Since the car is scrap as far as the yard is concerned I get parts extremely cheap.

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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:23 pm

Same thing here - wet and cold. Car is tugged away for the winter, and is pretty much inacessible. I did sneak in to start it the other day, and after 3 months and at -10 C it fired right up.

Current plans for the future :

Realistic : Installing a AC compressor for on board air. For future airride system, and for powering a 3 ship airhorns that i got from a ship scrapyard. It is going to be hidden between the radiator and the grille.

The wishful thinking :

Airride !. I am having clearance trouble in the back when pulling the caravan, so i might start of with hijackers.

I am considering one of those holly injection systems, that uses a 4 brl throttlebody - oh well, maybe next year.... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:27 pm

Mine is accessible. It's in my garage. The parts car I use isn't accessible so they junk yard can't scrap it. Ensures me having parts when I need them.

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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:49 pm

garage not heated and i live in freakin canada!! Im going to change the points system as well and also get the exhaust done. I need to find some mexican blankets for the seats and im ready to cruise finally.
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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:40 pm

Better remember the antifreeze !
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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:36 pm

Got some thingsdone that were needed for my car and finally stored it away for the rest of the winter. I'm not a mechanic so I have to take my car to a mechanic to get things done. The mechanic loves it and treats it like his baby which is good. Next repair is getting the radio fixed. It turns on and crackles but doesn't work.
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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:50 pm

Probably just the tubes. Do you wait for it to warm up?

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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:18 pm

starchief1959 wrote:
Probably just the tubes. Do you wait for it to warm up?

Yes....I was told when I bought the car that the radio did that..
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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:51 pm

Ok. If you were closer, I'd send you to a guy up near Fargo, ND that does great radio restorations for very reasonable rates.

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PostSubject: Re: Any progress?   Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:47 pm

starchief1959 wrote:
Ok. If you were closer, I'd send you to a guy up near Fargo, ND that does great radio restorations for very reasonable rates.

Thanks anyway......
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