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Michigan newbie with newly barn found vintage drag car

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by 58pontiac, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. 58pontiac
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 87

    58pontiac
    Member
    from michigan

    Hello,
    Long time viewer, first time joiner.

    Last weekend I picked up a 58 Pontiac Chieftain 2dr sedan that was an old stock class drag car back in the 60's, and became a bracket racer for a short time in the early 70's before going into the back corner of a barn, a leaky barn I might add.

    She is a little rough, but the plan is to build a period correct looking drive train and have some fun with it at nostalgia drag events like the H.A.M.B. Drags, and the meltdown drags,etc.

    This car was raced quite often at US131 Dragway in Martin Michigan, and may have visted Osceola Dragway in Indiana a few times.
    The car competed in the first 3 Popular Hot Rodding Nationals at US131, and I think that would have been 69,70,&71.
    Factory Heater delete car that sold new at Pace Pontiac in Tampa Florida.
    Car was first ran as a 370 4bbl, then had tri power added, and last raced with a bored/stroked 389 tripower that had the car running in the lower 13's.
    Car has a 4.30 posi rear.

    Looking forward to hanging out here for parts and info from like minded car nuts.
    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  2. Welcome from the Burbs of Livonia...bring the Pontiac out to Sins of Steel June 1st Davisburg, Mi
     
  3. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,672

    flatheadpete
    Member
    from Burton, MI

    Awesome. Where at in MI?
     
  4. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,390

    captain scarlet
    Member
    from Detroit

    Welcome from Northville. Look forward to seeing the car soon
     
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  5. 58pontiac
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 87

    58pontiac
    Member
    from michigan

    Thanks guys.
    Trying to post pics, but need to re-size, and don't have time right now.

    I'm in Three Rivers, about 45min south of US131 Dragway.
     
  6. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,006

    millersgarage
    Member

    welcome.
    I travel thru 3 Rivers for work often. Lot's of Michigan folks here on the HAMB
     
  7. Welcome from Lakeland.
     
  8. Welcome from your next door neighbour
     
  9. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,686

    Jimbo17
    Member

    Sounds cool can you post a few shots of your car.

    Jimbo
     
  10. 58pontiac
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 87

    58pontiac
    Member
    from michigan

    I checked out your site, and I'll definately be in touch for the 2nd annual pop rod nationals decals to replace the torn in half ones on my car.
    My car has 2 real nice 3rd annual decals(originals)

    There is also a USA1 performance shop decal that guys are begging me to get reproduced?

    Pics by this evening.
     
  11. 58pontiac
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 87

    58pontiac
    Member
    from michigan

    pics
     

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  12. hello and welcome to the hamb enjoy the ride!!!!!
     
  13. dorf
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,087

    dorf
    Member
    from ohio

    welcome love those 58s not many around ,had a bonny back in the day ,wish i had kept it
     
  14. kennkat
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,384

    kennkat
    Member

    Hello and Welcome from Twain Harte, California, USA
     

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  15. 1wrench
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 30

    1wrench
    Member
    from Michigan

    Welcome from Flint

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  16. hallrods
    Joined: Feb 21, 2012
    Posts: 1,214

    hallrods
    Member

    Welcome from Wisconsin
     
  17. alicia-dusty
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 147

    alicia-dusty
    Member

    Just think if they had fiberglass parts back then?
     
  18. butcherted
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 762

    butcherted
    Member
    from hagerstown

    Nice find, Welcome from maryland
     
  19. khead47
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
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    khead47
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Welcome from Allen Park
     
  20. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,632

    pumpman
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Welcome from Union Pier, MI.
     
  21. Cool Car, nice find.
     
  22. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,395

    tommyd
    Member
    from South Indy

    I jacked up the web address. It is classracer.com. Sorry!
     
  23. Drew.Morris
    Joined: Mar 8, 2010
    Posts: 74

    Drew.Morris
    Member

    Welcome from Texas and Merry Christmas

    Drew
     
  24. 58pontiac
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 87

    58pontiac
    Member
    from michigan

    Thanks everyone!

    No problem Tommy, I finally got there. I figured I was doing something wrong which is normal for me and computers:D
     
  25. Straight8's&Aces
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
    Posts: 370

    Straight8's&Aces
    Member

    Welcome from Bay City, MI. I have a buddy in Saginaw that's building a gasser out of a 1957 Pontiac Cheiftain that was an old drag car that came from the UP
     
  26. old injun
    Joined: Apr 3, 2007
    Posts: 39

    old injun
    Member

    welcome from carleton mi
     
  27. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,707

    Offset
    Member
    from Canada

    Welcome, I look forward to updates on your "new" Pontiac.
     
  28. Bcometfx
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 155

    Bcometfx
    Member
    from NC Indiana

    Can't wait to see it at the strip. Welcome from Mishawaka, IN. Just across the line from ya.


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  29. Nice find and Welcome from Maryland.
     
  30. beautiful car! I am glad to see she seems to have found the correct home. She's been on quite the journey I'll bet and now its you in the picture that has to care for her and help her get back to her days of youth! Good on you indeed, I cant wait to see the videos of her hauling ass again.
     

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