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Well congrats there Mr. Stevenson. That looks like a REAL gem. It will be nice to hear of you now being able to take a drive with one of your old cars. Enjoy.

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Congrats x2 Carl, top of the page and the purchase of a beautiful 66 time capsule! Drive and enjoy. I see it came with a spare.wink



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Love to see these survivors, and especially a 3 on the tree! Haven't driven one of those since the early 80's. I thought we only had auto spy photographers around here in Detroit. Enjoy Carl!

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Cool car ... congrats! Nice colour combo ... close to mine.



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Way to go Carl! Enjoy your new ride!

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Wow, nice car!!

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Nice catch Carl. You will have to bring it around for next coffee run

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...WOW! - nice car Carl........great potential either leaving it stock or .....well you know.

Love the survivor aspect and yes ditch those RWL, they're OK on some cars but not here.......just turn them around.

enjoy the ride.......



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Perfect car !   Awesome ..  And right out of my back yard.  wink



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Carl,  that is one very cool car.  I really, really like the cowl tag with body paint all around and it appears there was a sticker of some sort used to block paint from the tag.

I found a 78 Nova in 1990 that was much the same with 305, 4 spd, standard rear.  My solution to the original equipment dilemma was a aluminum intake with 4 bbl and L-79 cam.  Cam company suggested changing the exhaust rockers to 1.5 and dual exhause.  That did wake up the little V-8 without any permanent modifications.  Biggest change in the way of performance was finding a wrecked 78 Z-28.  Rearends were the same but the Z came with 3:42 posi.  That little modification allowed me to get out of 1st and 2nd gear in City driving.

I agree with the mods you have in mind but I would never change out that original 283 unless it had a hole in the side.  Changing the R&P will accomplish so much in the way of driveability.

Personally, I love it and all the 2dr post cars.58 buick.jpg



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Johnnee D wrote:

Carl! We have something on common!!!biggrin

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Knowing that makes me want to sell it evileye

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Congrats Carl ,...great looking car !

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bjburnout wrote:

...WOW! - nice car Carl........great potential either leaving it stock or .....well you know.

Love the survivor aspect and yes ditch those RWL, they're OK on some cars but not here.......just turn them around.

enjoy the ride.......


X2 - quick trip to the tire shop, pull all 4, turn 'em black side out, get 'em fully balanced and away ya go!

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I do my own tires here at the dealership. I was going to flip them but I ordered new ones, one size bigger because these just look a bit too small. I went with 225-70-14 for the new ones. Just no time to swap them onto the car for a while, and besides, it's been raining quite a bit. This car is a sissy, it won't be seeing much wet weather in my ownership!

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Very nice Carl. I agree, NO PAINT work! It really looks so Canadian to me, Specifically East Coast type of car from that era. All except for the lack of rust!!


Enjoy the heck outta it!!

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I do my own tires here the dealership. I was going to flip them but I ordered new ones, one size bigger because these just look a bit too small. I went with 225-70-14 for the new ones. Just no time to swap them onto the car for a while, and besides, it's been raining quite a bit. This car is a sissy, it won't be seeing much wet weather in my ownership!


Now that I look closely, I agree a bit bigger tire will look better. (I have 255's and 205's on my 56, but that's a hot rod with a noticeable rake, not a great survivor driver like yours, so the mid-point should be perfect). What brand did you choose?

Rain is bad. Snow is worse. Down here, hot summer sun is almost as bad. cry

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Congrats Carl,

Whatever you decide to do with the car.....be certain to save every bolt - if you should decide to put in a 427 down the road. So many of these great survivors get into the wrong hands.....I believe she is safe with you. Enjoy her

Dan

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Thanks Dan, yes, if it does get a 427, and that's certainly an "if", I will save everything.

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Carl... Your Strato Chief called it told me to buy your spare 427.
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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I do my own tires here the dealership. I was going to flip them but I ordered new ones, one size bigger because these just look a bit too small. I went with 225-70-14 for the new ones. Just no time to swap them onto the car for a while, and besides, it's been raining quite a bit. This car is a sissy, it won't be seeing much wet weather in my ownership!


Now that I look closely, I agree a bit bigger tire will look better. (I have 255's and 205's on my 56, but that's a hot rod with a noticeable rake, not a great survivor driver like yours, so the mid-point should be perfect). What brand did you choose?

Rain is bad. Snow is worse. Down here, hot summer sun is almost as bad. cry

Dave



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I bought Hankooks. My choices in that size were BFG Radial T/A, Hankook or Coopers. I know I'll step on lots of toes by saying this but I've never been a big fan of the Radial T/A. I know it's been considered the "classic musclecar tire" forever but I don't like the tread style at all. The Cooper tread pattern is not appealing to me at all, and I've bought Hankooks for a couple of vehicles in the last few years and been real happy with them.

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Carl... Your Strato Chief called it told me to buy your spare 427.

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Haha, nope, that must have been an imposter, my Chief wouldn't have done that! biggrin

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Carl,

Even with my affection for the 65's, that is an absolutely gorgeous example of the Pontiac B body. Capturing the reflection of the clouds in the paint would indicate years of slumber in all the right ways and is very cool. Congrats on such a stellar car.

I suppose we will find you hanging out at 2doorpost site now?

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Pretty much impossible to find a survivor like this one Carl, you are a lucky man. I wouldn't paint it either, its only original once. If you drop a 427 in there, make sure you put 283 valve cover stickers on it.biggrinbiggrin

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I don't think I could bring myself to cut a hole in the floor for a stick though, I think it would have to stay bolt action

MY KIND OF THINKING....4 SPEEDS ARE EVERYWHERE!

JUST PUT BACK THE BLACK WALLS ON AND DONT OVER DETAIL IT ! LET THIS STRATO SHOW IT S AGE A BIT

CONGRATS CARL , A BASIC CAR IS ALWAYS DIFFERENT AND LESS COMMON THAN THE DESIRABLE MORE EQUIPED MODELS

LOVE THAT COLOR !




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Let me look and see if I have the Strato Chief emblem.

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