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Bought my first pontiac today

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by t-town-track-t, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. t-town-track-t
    Joined: Jan 11, 2006
    Posts: 884

    from Tulsa

    Will pick it up some time next week. I guess I just wanted to brag and show off a pic of it. Thanks for letting me!

  2. model-a-fan
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 842

    from Kentucky

    That thing is a tank! VERY COOL!!
  3. t-town-track-t
    Joined: Jan 11, 2006
    Posts: 884

    from Tulsa

    I believe that the 59 pontiac was the longest one ever built. The motor is complete and clean. Hopefully should not take much to get running. Wish it were a 2 door, but at least its a hard top.
  4. OshkoshRob
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 388

    from Oshkosh

    I'm jealous. I love those big cars....
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  5. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,563

    low budget
    from Central Ky

  6. El_Gato_Scott
    Joined: Aug 29, 2004
    Posts: 282

    from So. Tex.

    A friend of mine has a 1959 Starchief with the original seats and headliner. The headliner is covered with tiny little tone-on-tone stars and the seats have opposing starbursts on the front and back seats, ie; front bench had a star "shooting" toward the passenger side and the rear seat had a star "shooting" from the passenger side to the driver's side...very cool! That is a long car for sure! I hope you enjoy it!
  7. madpole
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 629


    i have always liked the duck tail top on those 4dr hardtops. makes a cool sled
  8. greasy50chevy
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 547


    very cool car, congrats!
  9. One of the colest factory interiors ever. I love the stars
  10. jazzbum
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
    Posts: 598


    vista top! super bitchin. if it still has the 59 389, bore it over to 400 and have a dead solid, torque puking motor. ditch the trans asap though, if it's the stock box. slim jims suck ass.

    ah, wide track pontiacs. became a man in a '59 vista top catalina. they're real, uh, roomy.

    nice find, brotha.
  11. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,777

    stuart in mn

    Neat car! It'll be a lot of fun to drive.

    The slim jim was used from 1961-1964, so this car should have the four speed Hydramatic. It was a good, strong transmission. Also, I believe 400 pistons will have the valve reliefs in the wrong places to match the early heads, plus they're .060 larger so if it needs a rebuild I'd probably stick with 389 pistons and bore it .030.

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