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PostSubject: Where is evryone?   Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:26 am

This is a valuable website (resource) for 59 Pontiac owners yet the last posting was made December 25th 2015.  Come on people, don't let this die on the vine!  Surely many of you have questions or have projects in progress.  Share, share, share!  So as to not be labeled a hypocrite, here is my latest tip:  Make sure there are no tools or parts on top of the air cleaner when the car is up on a lift.  Why?  Because the hood just might slam shut from the lift movement and you end up with a puncture to the hood that costs almost $800 to repair!  Yeah, made me sick.
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:33 pm

Hi Bob, things have been a little slow around here. Maybe an early spring will pick up the posts and questions. Here's my tip, while mowing the lawn last spring, I wore a Head net sprayed "real good w/ bug dope" to keep the black flies off my face.
When I was done mowing, I threw the head net on top of the car cover of my 59. What could a little head net do?? About a month later I went to take off the cover and the head net and cover was stuck to the lacquer paint! Now I have a soft ball size imprint on my trunk that looks like the material of the cover. Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:42 pm

Wow, that really stinks!  Any chance that it will buff out?
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:25 pm

It's still green, so I don't want to make it worse. I'm afraid I will take off the paint if I try anything? Any suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:40 pm

Blah, don't remind me how I'm slackin off. My day job has been crazy busy and I don't think I've touched my car since September 2015. By the time I get home and grab dinner I'm totally wiped out and ready for bed. I'm expecting to be traveling through Europe for a good part of the next 2 or 3 months so it will probably be May before I get back to work on my beast.
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:25 pm

Jim,
I will have to defer to the guys who know paint.  Me, I'm just a hacker.  Surely with the expertise of some of the members of this site you'll get some good advice.  Speak up guys!

Michyaos,
Understand the time constraints totally.  Because my skill sets are so limited, I enjoy all the contributions that are made to this forum and would hate for folks to lose interest.  Surely I am not alone in this regard.
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:16 am

I've been away way too long. Sometimes life gets in the way and leaves little time for Pontiacs.

Does anyone know how we can promote this forum more? I'm not very computer savvy. It's actually a miracle that I figured out how to make this forum in the first place.

I need to look into some advertising and marketing and get this page off the ground. Buick-59 really took off. For some reason this one hasn't. It will. I just need to figured out how to make it happen.

Thanks to all the guys who do frequent this page. When I started building my 59 Star Chief there was very little knowledge to be found on 59s. I've learned a lot and I'm sure others have as well. We need to share the knowledge and keep putting these 59s back on the road

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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:00 pm

I still check in from time to time just to see what everyone else is up to but you're right, life has a way of keeping you preoccupied. I'm still working on my 59 but not as aggressively. My abilities, and my limited access to tools, have been holding me back but I think I'm getting back on track.

As to promoting the site, I'm not marketing guru but what about a page in some social media like facebook that promotes this site?
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:26 pm

I've posted links on all the pontiac pages I follow. Maybe there just isnt a big 59 following. Someone suggested a 59/60 merger page since theyre so similar which I am not opposed to.

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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:17 am

I been keeping little brake with cat and focusing my other cars.
Last summer i start to strip cat ready for painting and get it near 90% bare metal.
This summer i been painting it one part at time.
Now its allmost ready for reassembly.
Next task will be interior and then in some point, full engine rebuild.
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:17 pm

Show us some pics Catalina Vista!

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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:08 am

Man im so unskilled for putting pictures in net.
Ill try....
Ivbeen polishing all the pitted shiny parts.those anodized aluminum pieces are pita to work.
If someone remember, i was searching data for original distributor...
Now i have Sun distributor test bench and data cards for allmost every american and european cars for 50-70 years.....
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:26 pm





























Heres some.Also few pictures of my dog and cows and me, enjoy!
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:08 pm

Just thinking....how many different cars and tractors you recognize and what are the cow and dog breeds?
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:33 am

Back up deletes!

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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:49 pm

Cool photos, love the dog as well. Trying to finish off my floors on my Catalina Coupe, but my buddy had to use his mig welder Evil or Very Mad so I'm currently in a holding pattern. Will post photos when I can Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:50 pm

Catalina Vista wrote:
Just thinking....how many different cars and tractors you recognize and what are the cow and dog breeds?


Hi,I see a Ford 26M sitting there,very cool!!!Had 2 myself,and 20mRS,some 17m's,15mrs,all 2dr HT except the 15mRS,that was a 2dr coupe.Now I have a 59 Catalina 2dr HT I'm restoring.
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PostSubject: Still here...   Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:50 pm

Finally some progress. I have managed to get a well used 60' engine w. trans off e-bay (1000$ and 3000$ freight affraid ). I just pulled the heads, and will send them off for pressure test and new valves.
So after 1 and a half driving season lost, i have hopes for the summer Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:48 am

59vista wrote:
Finally some progress. I have managed to get a well used 60' engine w. trans off e-bay (1000$ and 3000$ freight affraid ). I just pulled the heads, and will send them off for pressure test and new valves.
So after 1 and a half driving season lost, i have hopes for the summer Smile.


cheers Cool, Good news
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:29 pm

Ive been waiting all winter my new weatherstrips for doors and rear window.
Hopefully they come before spring.
Also i bought new project for my wife, a 1957 Mercury Turnpike cruiser 4d ht which is missing some small parts like engine and transmission and got rusted pretty bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:49 pm

59vista wrote:
Finally some progress. I have managed to get a well used 60' engine w. trans off e-bay (1000$ and 3000$ freight affraid ). I just pulled the heads, and will send them off for pressure test and new valves.
So after 1 and a half driving season lost, i have hopes for the summer Smile.

Little late for you but P.G.Larsson bildelar tibro in sweden has good stock of old pontiac parts and is not very far from you.
I just take road trip (1600km) to visit them and bought correct cruiseomatic transmission for my Turnpike cruiser.
And i did noticed there is one complete 60 pontiac engine sitting in storage.
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Fri May 05, 2017 5:52 pm

Just picked my heads up yesterday (another 1200 $ or so Rolling Eyes ), and they now have new valves, a rocker stud replaced (with one from my cracked head), and looks OK. I just moved the coolant distribution pipes tonight, and noticed that the 60' heads has some small 'pins' inside the coolant channel casting, which were not there on the 59 heads. They made it hard to insert the distribution tubes, and i hope i never have to remove them again,
Next problem is getting the locator pins out for reuse, without damaging them. They seem stock.
The head gaskets has a coolant passage, near the middle exhaust port, that only lines partially up - the gasket covers half the hole. Anyone hwo has experience with this ? - should i modify the gasket, og leave the hole half covered ?
No matter what, it is sooo nice with some progress. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Sun May 14, 2017 10:44 pm

I am so amazed that there are so many 59 Pontiac enthusiasts in Europe which is very cool by the way.  I have a hard enough finding parts in the US...can't imagine your challenges.  Keep posting!
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Mon May 15, 2017 5:04 am

PontiaCat59 wrote:
I am so amazed that there are so many 59 Pontiac enthusiasts in Europe which is very cool by the way.  I have a hard enough finding parts in the US...can't imagine your challenges.  Keep posting!

I think in Europe we have too much Mustang, Corvette, Pick-up, Muscle cars ...
So when we cross a 59 Pontiac we can not remain indifferent. But I confirm, it is really difficult for us to get the heavy or bulky pieces. Because the cost of shipping and taxes is stunning.
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PostSubject: Re: Where is evryone?   Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:16 pm

I'm in UK....just acquired 59 Bonny coupe for restoration - engine missing heads and I think chances of finding replacement 59 heads this side of the Atlantic is slim to zero.

Have read that Pontiac had warranty issues with gusher heads, pipes becoming clogged and exhaust valves failing, which is why they stopped using them. Maybe that's why mine were robbed ?

Good to see enthuasts here from Finland, France, Denmark  .. any of you guys able to comment on alternative year heads that will work ?
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