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What a beauty Carl!  I believe the correct term for this car is a "reference car".  Its few and far between to see ANYTHING this original.  

It also makes me happy to know this car was rolling down the streets of my home town PA while I was still there - I probably saw this car many times (as a kid)!

Enjoy that car - the planets have aligned for you and it was obviously meant to be.

 



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





That would be excellent if you can check, thanks. If you don't have one, I'm going to run a wanted ad here. Someone must have one.

There's one on ebay but all the studs are broken on it.

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Great looking car, Carl...just gives hope there are more sweet Pontiac barn finds out there somewhere.

This was on Calgary Kijiji.Know it says 62-65...but maybe wrong,and a 66 ?

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/calgary/chrome-pontiac-stratochief-fender-badges/1162154352?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

 

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Thanks George but those aren't right for 66, sorry.

I'll look for picture for 66. I'll find that ebay ad...

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WoW....those are clean! Some one here must need them?



-- Edited by hawkeye5766 on Thursday 2nd of June 2016 12:22:12 AM

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That is a great looking car Carl!! Good for you...think you owe your buddy a month worth of Tims for passing that one up! Very nice survivor.

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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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-- Edited by davelacourse on Wednesday 1st of June 2016 04:24:30 PM

 



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.


Carl,  I am with you 100% - no car of mine will ever see a BFG Radial T/A.....plus in my opinion all Post Sedan's should have a Black Wall Tire.

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Carl, what an amazing beauty you got there. I LOVE IT !!!!! I agree with all your plans for the car but it would be a real shame to pull that sweet 283 out of there. As nice as a 427 would be, the 283 is what belongs there. I can not stop looking at all the photos of that sweet 66 of yours. Who would not be envious of that beautiful time machine of yours. Good luck with the work on her and enjoying her. Cheers. George



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I just noticed an % on the trim tag, which I believe means that your 66 has shoulder belt anchor points under the headliner.

 


 We have many in the registry with that symbol on the tag but there was never a reason put forth... Do we have some concrete backing? Maybe I will take a trip to the wrecker and find 2 of the same years, with and without, cut the liners and inspect... Interesting!



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She's a beaut! Another Saskie survivor car... I too would say to leave as close to original with some minor drivability upgrades....

I truly cringe in seeing near perfect survivor cars/trucks hacked and whacked..... 1 car really comes to mind.. (although, it is the owners choice) twocents.gif

 

But, I have to admit and say, it sure is tough these days keeping both you Carls in the proper order in who is buying and selling what these days.... Are you 2 looking for first place in that Flipper Trophy that's going to be handed out at the end of the year? LOLOL winkwinkwink

 



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The Acadian can't really be called "flipping", I had it about 27 years1

The black GP was 5 years and it was sold out of necessity. Some health issues in our household have pretty much reduced me to having a driver, not a project. So yes, I guess it was flipped, but it was that or watch it rot away unfinished.

The white GP is a whole major drama all by itself. Let's just say it turned out to not be what it was supposed to be.

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Excellent score Carl, car looks fantastic.

Great car for a great guy.

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The Acadian can't really be called "flipping", I had it about 27 years1

The black GP was 5 years and it was sold out of necessity. Some health issues in our household have pretty much reduced me to having a driver, not a project. So yes, I guess it was flipped, but it was that or watch it rot away unfinished.

The white GP is a whole major drama all by itself. Let's just say it turned out to not be what it was supposed to be.


I didn't know you with the Acadian..... As for the others, just having fun.... We're all getting older and thinning the herd of the never get to projects due to health or other wise...... which I have a terrible problem in not doing! For me, in about 10 years time there should be a major Pontiac glut on the Sask market!  

 



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And no worries, it was not taken any other way but in fun!

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a 283 with the proper massage could be fun to drive at 6000 rpm

and you would keep the car s engine ...in french they  say,.....un pensez y bienbiggrin



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Congratulations Carl.

Best "catch" for my tastes is a three on the tree on a full-size!   Absolutely love that. Not everyone knows how to drive them nowadays.

Enjoy it,

 

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a 283 with the proper massage could be fun to drive at 6000 rpm

and you would keep the car s engine ...in french they  say,.....un pensez y bienbiggrin





I wouldn't actually be swapping engines to beat on this car. I think it would be a shame to drive this car hard, big block or not. I really like the good steady pull of a 427 though. It's a great feeling. I'd be doing it for that reason, as well as the "wow" factor when you look under the hood of a post car and see a 427.

Although I have to say, this 283 is really sweet, one of the smoothest, quietest 283's I've ever owned, and I've had a few.

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You had me at "Strato Chief 2 door sedan...then you tell us it's 283, 3 in the tree ? I Want that ! Nice find, Carl... : )

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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 !



BINGO ! I totally agree with your words of wisdom...

 



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When is the optionitus going to kick in?wink



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When is the optionitus going to kick in?wink





I am already battling it. I have one option on order and am pondering another. I refuse to do anything other than a simple bolt in option on this car though. I just don't want to be taking it apart and changing stuff on it, as much as it's my natural instinct to do!

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Are you going to get the GM docs Carl? I'd be curious to see how many Strato Chief's were built.

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I think I'm going to have to, just for curiosity sake.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:
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When is the optionitus going to kick in?wink

 I am already battling it. I have one option on order and am pondering another. I refuse to do anything other than a simple bolt in option on this car though. I just don't want to be taking it apart and changing stuff on it, as much as it's my natural instinct to do!


So ...  what options? (I have already got a few lined up for the 64 Beau, if that comes to pass biggrin)

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