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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MOTOV8N, Nov 25, 2022.

  1. MOTOV8N
    Joined: Mar 20, 2015
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    MOTOV8N
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    This is the project that’s going to use up my time this winter… i think that i bought it roughly 14 years ago, and it was patiently waiting for me:
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    …wish me luck!
     
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  2. partsdawg
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    Always had a fondness for those.
     
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  3. catdad49
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    Can't go wrong with a Bubbletop! Does this have a Chevy in it?
     
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  4. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
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    That will be cool for sure. I definitely have a soft spot for Pontiac’s and they don’t get much cooler than that one. Hopefully you will keep us up to date with progress. :cool:
     
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  5. bangngears
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
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    only 61s were bubble tops, and some 62 chevys, that is a 60
     
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  6. BJR
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    283 or 348?
     
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  7. MOTOV8N
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    Originally, this was equipped with a 261ci stovebolt I-6
     
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  8. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    You need to know the difference between the Canadian and American cars when you go searching for parts that fit. Best of luck.
     
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  9. MOTOV8N
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    Thanks kindly!
     
  10. MOTOV8N
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    Thanks, and will do! The plan is to replace the 6 cylinder with a 327 V8, but it’ll keep the 3-on-the-tree.
     
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  11. guthriesmith
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    Sounds like a good plan!
     
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  12. BJR
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    Great plan, keep us up to date on your progress.
     
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  13. MOTOV8N
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    Thanks, m’man and will do
     
  14. Offset
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    Offset
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    from Canada

    Looks like it just rolled off the assembly line!! My father had a Strato Chief. Great cars, best of luck to you. Keep us up to date with your adventure.
     
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  15. Good project for sure!
     
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  16. Illustrious Hector
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    Cool car, bubble tops don't need much. a lot of wheel choices 'fit' the look. Never cared for the french names they used up here. I see the name badge attached in true Canadian fashion. (How fitting that this should occur through the 'a's Eh?)
     
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  17. MOTOV8N
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    A few years ago, a box of beer was traded with a pal of mine for this pair of skirts… they definitely always make cars look longer, and with a set of 4 two inch lowering springs, there won’t be alot of rear wheel showing:
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  18. Bandit Billy
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    Beer and skirt chasing go hand in hand. Cool ride!
     
  19. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Neat car. It's just begging for a Watson/Bellflower style treatment...
     
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  20. mlagusis
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
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    I had a 60 Buick 2 door hard top when I was in my early 20's. Sold it to put money down on a house. Would love to have a 60 Olds, Buick or Pontiac again some day. Looking forward to seeing this come together.
     
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  21. OLD REK
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    Beauty, Philly. I say slam it, update the mechanicals and motivate as is. It looks as long as your '60 Caddy Flattop too!!
     
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  22. MOTOV8N
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    Thanks, Ken!
     
  23. Beanscoot
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    If you need to replace the I6 three speed with a V8 three speed, maybe keep an eye out for an overdrive.
    It should work with your column shift but you might have to fabricate or find old matching shifter linkage rods.
     
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  24. MOTOV8N
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    Thanks, but i was going to use the original I-6 three speed. Is this not a good idea?
     
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  25. bchctybob
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    I had a ’60 Catalina back in high school, marina blue Earl Scheib paint job, 389, 2bbl carb and 3 spd. Great car. I thought mine was an economy model, I had no idea that they also came with a six. I guess here they were available in the Star Chief model.
    It was the car that taught me never to buy a car from back East. Rust, rust and more rust.
     
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  26. MOTOV8N
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    Up here, they did • In fact i kept the 261ci I-6 with the 2 Speed power-glide in this 2 door post:

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  27. 51pontiac
    Joined: Jun 12, 2009
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    from Alberta

    Love 60 Pontiacs. My dad had a beautiful chocolate brown 60 Parisienne 2door hardtop with 283 auto. Of his many vehicle that is the one he (and I) wished he kept.
     
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  28. Actually 62 BA hardtops were the first to be called "bubbletops" to differentiate them from the Impala 2 dr. HT.
    Calling a 61 (Chevy ,Olds, Pontiac, Buick, Caddy one, is after the fact.
     
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  29. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    here's a cool one taken at the Santa Maria West Coast Customs show a few years back..

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  30. Wide Track Indeed!
     
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