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PostSubject: hey guys   Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:09 am

i just got my Pontiac about a week ago, and i've already gotten it running and everything i'm still tearing it down for resto though. i'm doing all original, even down to the color, which i believe used to be Sunset Glow Poly. Shes a 4 door Vista, 389 and a 2 speed, Hydra Matic i believe.. but i love it. i'll get pics posted soon Smile
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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:16 am

Sounds sweet!!!

I guess it's a Star Chief?

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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:03 am

Ya! 59 Star Chief... i'm the guy that commented on your 59 on cardomain.com... where my user name is 1978bluecamino... i just sold my El Camino to get my Pontiac.. I checked out your forum while i was at work and its a life saver find! thanks for setting this up! i'll post pics once i figure out how haha Smile
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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:13 am

Oh yeah! Glad to have you aboard!

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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:16 am

thanks man! hey so i have a question, do you know of any companies that have parts for my car? i'm still nailin that down...
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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:51 am

Depends on what youre looking for but Ames and California Pontiac Restoration are pretty good. There's also Kanter which I've heard mixed things about but that's where I got my Suspension rebuild kit from and everything seems to work fine.

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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:49 pm

sweet deal thanks man i'll look em up. now i'll just check out the rest of the forum Smile
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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:27 pm

welcome aboard, cant wait to see some pics
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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:52 am

Welcome abord !.

By the way the hydramatic is a four speed, so if you've got only two gears somthing has broken..
However the gear changes that involves the fluid clutch (i think it is 1>2 and 3>4) are very soft.
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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:41 pm

And the fun begins! Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:07 am

thanks for the warm welcome guys! i'm really excited about my 59 and this forum. here's the pics i promised! shes been around but lots of potential... as of right now i've got the passenger door off and the hubcaps put in my cabinet untill i'm done. ALL four original hubcaps are flawless i'm so happy lol. i'm still learning about these cars, did they come with four speed autos originaly?

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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:30 am

59vista wrote:
Welcome abord !.

By the way the hydramatic is a four speed, so if you've got only two gears somthing has broken..
However the gear changes that involves the fluid clutch (i think it is 1>2 and 3>4) are very soft.

Welcome thechief. Nice Star Chief. Cool

59vista, you're close. It's 1-3 and 2-4. The fluid coupling either went out or you've torn the fins on the torus itself. This was the problem I kept running into with mine. IT was the fluid coupling the 1st 3 times and the torus fins the 4th. That's why I pulled it. I think I just had some bad luck though. LOL...

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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:53 pm

thechief, I'm so glad to learn that someone here in Washington state purchased this car. We had seen it listed on Ebay, and my good friend in Ohio e-mailed me every day hoping that the right buyer would step forward for this car!

Sunset Glow with Cameo Ivory is a spectacular color combination for the '59 Star Chief Vista. I'm thrilled that you intend to restore this car to stock.

Where in Washington are you located? I'm in Puyallup.

I've put together an afternoon/evening tour this coming weekend for owners of the 1959 and 1960 General Motors cars, with particular interest in the 4-door Vistas! We get together once or twice every year for a driving event with the '59's. Last time we got together, we had a Cameo Ivory Bonneville Vista with Sunset Glow interior (from Tacoma)and a Sunset Glow / Cameo Ivory Bonneville Vista (from Victoria). We've also had a Seattle guy join us for some of our events with a Canyon Copper / Cameo Ivory Star Chief Vista. Our tour this time will begin in Puyallup, with stops in Auburn, Woodinville, and concluding at the Triple-X drive-in in Issaquah.

I'm currently working to persuade a friend to pick up a Sunset Glow Bonneville Vista that is near Bremerton.

By the way, my car's a '59 Buick flattop, but we're really interested in all the '59 GM 4-door hardtops.

Please drop me an e-mail at brianL@americanconstco.com .

From some of our past events here in the Puget Sound area:







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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:21 am

Centurion, Thats so exciting! i'll have to email you soon. Beautiful Buick by the way, the one in the first picture is yours? I would love to come this weekend but my car isnt drivable quiet yet.. lol still have to fix get the breaks fixed. i changed the front hoses and bled the whole system but something is still not right... so ya. i'm pretty excited though. i really plan on being mostly done with the car, at least having the body work done, by next summer. Let me know when you guys do another event i would love to come! I love the 59's. It has to be GM's best year.. the most radical and free running styling of all time Smile i'll shoot ya an email soon. OH, btw i'm in Issaquah. So i know all about Triple X Root Beer i love that place!
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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:06 pm

Hey Brian! Glad to have you aboard! I always liked that pic of the Pontiac, your car and that Caddy!

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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:47 pm

thechief, I look forward to hearing from you soon! Congratulations, again, on your very cool Pontiac!
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PostSubject: Re: hey guys   Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:37 pm

You just can't beat all those 59 " Fins"!
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