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    Ok folks, yes not a rod, but definatly a ***

    This is my little play toy, she is a VERY rare old girl ( well that's what I been told ). She is one of only 421 Pontiacs assembled in General Motor's Antwerp plant during 1966, that is all pontiac models.

    I bought her as a project to build into a racecar, I'd even had a cage fitted before finding the above info out:****er: So considering the rareity I have decided to try and restore her to as near as original. The as near as bit is due to the fact that I don't have the original engine as it's now replaced by a 455ci block, it was a 326ci.

    326ci

    455ci
    When I first bought her back in 2002 she was yellow, and non MOT'd so I had a new boot floor fitted and a lower driverside rear fender fitted, a few other bits and MOT, the paint job was a bit bright for me so I had the red painted on ( along with the tattered flags YES they are painted) this was meant to be a short term paint job till I could get her off the road and worked on fully.



    Since buying her I have moved twice and she has had to be stored at freinds ect, and unfortunatly as at the time not knowing I got shot of some of the panels and bit removed so now I need to source remplacements.
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    I managed to get her to MY garage early last year and since then I have been working on her slowly ( time and money permitting)

    Here is some of what I have found lurking under layers of paint





    That's the worst.
    bit's like this

    are mainly due to damp having got under the paint at sometime, the panels are ok'ish mainly surface rust. The of course I need to do something about this

    Look like I'll need to make a new surround for the boot where the rubber waterseal fits.

    ANYONE bored and what to come and play???????????
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    Plenty to do there! Are you the guy I got the 461 from, or am I thinking of a different car???
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    Not a bad looking motor you got there
    Repairs dont look to be to hard
    Where,s me marsh mallows
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    Indeed I am the same, How's the motor ( I hope it was ok)
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    Good luck ! looks like loads of work . Can you post a picture of the vin plate , I'm always interested in GM cars assembled outside the US and take a shot of any vin plates I find .
    Nostalgia.......it's the future
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixie View Post
    Not a bad looking motor you got there
    Repairs dont look to be to hard
    Pixie you can come and have a look and a play if you want. I've seen the thread with your handy work on the Merc. Or you could just come and give abuse ( er I mean ideas and hints )
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    You never know the merc is nearly there
    Where,s me marsh mallows
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixie View Post
    You never know the merc is nearly there
    Kool, and as I said if you want a look anyway, just for a laugh. Then by all means come over.
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    Nice old car ' If poss try and restore some originallity back into the car. The pic at strip' what times did it run, what year block etc.. is the 455 and what box??
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