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Newbie with a 57 Pathfinder Wagon


Hello everyone! My name is ADAMO (AHH-DAM-OHHH) Thats the name I was given, its Italian for Adam. I usually just go by Adam anyways. I've been into cars since I was a kid, started out hanging around my uncle Johnny and his Lime Green 69 Dart 340/4 speed and his friend Marce with a 71 Demon Street Machine. I've been addicted since.

Im currently 30 years old, I've owned over 35 cars since I was 15, a majority being pre 70 domestics. Im currently restoring a 1962 Bel Air Bubbletop seen here:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=628416

 

I currently run two car pictorial sites:

 

The Low Down

70s Street Machines

 

Im a car fanatic, 99% being pre 70 domestics in a pre 80s style (if that makes sense lol.) When the monochromatic, painted chrome, tubbed and underpowered cars came to light that killed hot rodding for me.

I do like Traditional hot rods, 60s Show Rods, Late 50s and 60s styled fullsize Kustoms, Gassers, Day 2 Musclecars, street freaks and custom vans, even though most where before my time. The automotive era from The 40s to the 70s facinates me.

My current driver is a 1957 Pontiac Pathfinder 2 Door Wagon. Very rare Canadian model, poncho sheetmetal on a tri 5 chassis.

261 straight 6, 3 on the tree!

I also scored an Offy 3 duece intake and carbs for the old 261!

Parking lights wired to headlights

Thanks for having me!

I've got a ton of questions, including how many 2 door wagons was there produced in Canada, how many are left, and where i can get more info on the history of mine!



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Welcome here. 57Poncho (Vern Hill) is going to be happy to have some 57 wagon company on this site!

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Welcome Adam! Beautiful car and colours! Someone will answer your questions, I'm sure.





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'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Welcome here. 57Poncho (Vern Hill) is going to be happy to have some 57 wagon company on this site!


 http://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t21022172/57-pontiac/

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'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



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Welcome from a fellow 57 long roofer. Love you ride as for # made I can't say for sure but I would thing there were less 2 doors than 4 doors made and there were only 1632 4 doors made. I seem to remember reading some where that there was 500 and some of the 2 doors but can not say this as fact.

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wow....great car... I love the wagons..  I have a 56 2 dr pontiac wagon in my hold and a 55 2 dr wagon for parts .... 

 

the some day lit ..

 

your car is amazing !!!



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Welcome Adamo. Sorry for the delay in getting your account activated. Great looking Pontiac!


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Welcome Adamo!!! I've visited your site before!

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Welcome Adamo, always great to see another wagon! Been cruising a lot in my 57 wagon this summer.I am a big fan of the steel wheels too.

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Took the tint off the car last friday afternoon. What a bitch! 5 hours, 30 Razorblades and a whole bottle of Goo-gone and glass cleaner later, looks way better. I also got the stereo intalled, just need to finish off mounting the deck. I'm not crazy about the look of the sub box in the back through the clear glass, so I might take it out. Two Rockfords and a JL 1500 watt amp is overkill anyways lol

 



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Sharp-looking wagon without the tint!



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'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



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Syracuse Nats 2013 We had a blast!! Me and my uncle Johnny in his frame off'd 62 Laurentian.

I got voted for the Designer's Dozen, pretty cool parking the old wagon next to gazillion dollar show cars!!!

 

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Nice wagon, not many of these are survivors

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Congratulations. Now to get Uncle Johnny on here to show off his '62!



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had a blast at the nationals too. saw the wagon.

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Great going at the show, missed the wagon there though, will see you at local shows.



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I see this sweet wagon is now for sale

Date Listed04-Jul-15
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AddressNepean, ON K2J, Canada
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MakePontiac
ModelOther
For Sale ByOwner
Body TypeWagon
TransmissionAutomatic
Year1957
ColourRed
Kilometers60000
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)
Fuel TypeGasoline

Fresh sbc/th350. Tilt ps db

Turn key

-Syracuse Nationals Designer Dozen Pick
-Featured in Houston Chronicle newspaper article
-very rare Canadian model

30k serious enquiries only


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... and he dumped the 261/stick/steering column for more modern stuff ...

(although in this era of LS motors, a plain sbc is not so modern)

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Too bad that a sweet original rare car was molested.



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Most real car guys appreciate it when someone improves upon a good old car. Dumping an old straight six with archaic 3-on-the-tree for comfortable cruising and better performance just makes the car more enjoyable. Where is it decreed that you can't modify a car to your own taste?

Dave



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  1964 Acadian Beaumont SD convert, 283 - factory 195 hp, Powerglide, 3.08 10-bolt - Cruiser

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davelacourse wrote:

Most real car guys appreciate it when someone improves upon a good old car. Dumping an old straight six with archaic 3-on-the-tree for comfortable cruising and better performance just makes the car more enjoyable. Where is it decreed that you can't modify a car to your own taste?

Dave


 Have to "AGREE" with Dave on this , to each there own, & the amount of miles I do on Both of my cars, [avg. 3500 to 4000 on each one] I want late model D/line in case you do have a break down 800 miles from home especially if your in the USA & have a "odd' ball" engine to "them" for parts, try explaining that your 57 Poncho has a six,  TILT!!!!!



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Did not mean to hurt anyone's feelings here, i just thought that maybe i was entitled to an opinion like anyone else.



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I would have loved to keep the 6 and standard but the motor needed a rebuild and I already had the sbc rebuilt for another car ready to go. Nothing is butchered, if you want to put a 6 back in it just unbolt the v8 mounts lol. You can unbolt the discs and put drums back on too. Haha

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Sweet ride,welcome to the site.Over 30 cars??? are you that bad a driver??? LMAO

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