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Projects '57 Canadian Pontiac, kinda, sorta build thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by brad2v, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. Johnboy34
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    You got a great story, and Poncho! Like I was told about mine, this has turned into a heirloom and your Father in law, would be amazed at how you are finishing it. Nice Work!
     
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  2. brad2v
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    Wow, has it really been 5 months since the last update? Time flies. A lot of boring stuff done that isn't really update worthy happened through December/January. Brake and fuel lines plumbed, the rest of the wiring done, my OT trans attendant "stuff" installed, etc. But, it's nearly ready for it's initial fire up. Yay!! So here's a few shots. My PCV line for the hidden(ish) PCV, and the hard line is visible for the vacuum advance to the distributor in the 2nd pic. pontiac 033116 007_opt.jpg pontiac 033116 008_opt.jpg pontiac 033116 009_opt.jpg
     
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    Plug wires ran, and a discovery of sorts made during their assembly. WD40 isn't much good as a penetrant, but it is the ginchiest for cleaning the schmutz off of rubber hose and, duh, plug wires. pontiac 033116 058_opt.jpg pontiac 033116 133_opt.jpg
     
  5. brad2v
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    pontiac 033116 123_opt.jpg pontiac 033116 122_opt.jpg pontiac 033116 121_opt.jpg Heater plumbed, although the one to the water pump has changed position since this shot. Radiator tank polished, and, nearing a complete engine compartment.
     
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  6. brad2v
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    Maybe a silly thing to mention, but I tend to use what I have lying around. This wiring clip was an interior roof molding clip for a 60's hardtop Mopar, aluminum, so it polished up nice. pontiac 033116 131_opt.jpg
     
  7. brad2v
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    lights, camera, and....no action. The night before my planned fire up/cam break-in session, it decided to hemorrhage coolant out the intake. So, apart it comes. I've nearly got it buttoned back up, hopefully noisy video soon. pontiac 033116 139_opt.jpg pontiac 033116 137_opt.jpg
     
  8. AndersF
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    I cant understand how i missed this one.
    Really awsome work on this car.
     
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  9. brad2v
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    Thanks Anders. I appreciate it
     
  10. Lovin' the details in your build.
    Looking forward to seeing this car this summer.
     
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  11. brad2v
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    I'm looking forward to you seeing it too, cuz that'll mean it drives. Hope to see your truck around too
     
  12. catdad49
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    I'm tuned in for the start-up video! This thing is nice, Dad would be proud. Also, thanks for the Canadian Pontiac history lesson, who'd a thought!
     
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  13. andydodge
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    Nice thread on the Canadian 57 Pontiacs.......I had 1 of 682 1957 Pontiac Sedan Deliverys.......apparently it was imported from Montana in the late 1990's, most who saw it had no idea what it was, I contacted POCI and after being assured that they did make them in Canada I purchased it........was able to get all the body rubbers & suspension parts quite easily as they are all Chev, even the cracked front windscreen was available here in Oz as while we only had 1957 Chev 4 dr sedans sold here the S/D windscreen was identical.........the car came with the 261 & 3 speed but I intended to install 292 six........ended up selling it before really starting it and this pic is all I have............Andy Douglas
     

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  14. brad2v
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    Thanks fellas. No start up video, although the cam is broken in, but the bit of video I got when we did it is lousy. I do have video of it running on my shoe phone, I just have to figure out how to get on here. I have some updates to do as well when I get a bit of time.
     
  15. Just found your thread. Great Car! I ran a 261 inline 6 in my truck the first time I built it, now I've got a 327 Chevy out of a Canadian Pontiac that I hope to get rebuilt one day.
     
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  16. Fortunateson
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    Hey, where are your up-dates? Enquiring minds want to know...
     
  17. brad2v
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    Coming. A computer melt down has trapped a ton of pictures, and I haven't had time to recover them. Plus a divorce, and a move. It is my ex's car, as it was her dad's. That said, it's here at my house. Had a head gasket issue, that I have to finish buttoning up. Then I'll drive it a bit to make sure everything is sorted before turning it over to the ex.
     
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