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Vol

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Join date : 2008-08-21
Location : Savage, MN

PostSubject: 59 Catalina   Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:31 pm

Got an email to join this board. This is great. I am usually over at the PY online forums, but now I have a better place to go for the 59 community.

Here's the skinny. About 10 years ago I was going to a Land O Lakes GTO event. I was reading the classifieds on the way when I saw an ad for a 59 catalina. I called and went to look at it instead of going to the event. Drove it home.

It is an Oklahoma 3 owner car. White/Red interior 2 dr hardtop, 389 two barrel auto, air, brakes, steering, radio delete, back-up light delete. I have not had the time I wish I could put into it. I have cut a coil in the front added american racing rims and did a bunch of work to make it mechanically sound. I have a 95% done .060 over 455 and th400 to swap out but just have not got there yet. The 389 just turned 100K and is a bit tired. It smokes and leaks. When I put the engine I plan to add disc brakes to the front.

The car is very solid. The interior is near perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: 59 Catalina   Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:57 pm

Welcome to the site Vol. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 59 Catalina   Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:46 pm

Great to have you aboard! I'd love to see pictures of your car!

How much the the 1 coil chop lower your car? I chopped 1/2 a coil and it doesn't appear to be any lower.

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PostSubject: Re: 59 Catalina   Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:50 am

Welcome! Welcome! The more the merrier. Post those pics, we love em!
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