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And one from Penticton.

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bryan says: October 10, 2019 7:57 am. As a designer of parking garages I find this building concept far ahead of their times. I was contacted about assisting in the design of a very similar project in South Florida.
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I wonder if this beat up Shelby still exists and if so, where is it now? 



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62 Catalina 2 dr post project

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73 Biscayne Sedan 350 19K miles

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.....this one is for George and me.......same color combo on the '57 as my first car, but mine was a four door.....smile

San Francisco 1962

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1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



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1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



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Doesn't seem to be a shift lever visible.....hmmmm.....3 speed V8 .....or....dare I say it......a 4 speed and V8......smile

Or sadly it's in neutral with the parking brake applied......cry



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The 4 door 66 has the correct tailpipe for a dual exhaust setup, so likely a 327 or a big block. I know a number of people in Winkler (about 40 minutes from here) including one of our technicians at work. I'm going to see if he remembers because he would have been just getting his licence when they got that 66.

I don't know how to tell engine size on the post car by the exhaust system. Anyone?

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4SPEED427 wrote:

The 4 door 66 has the correct tailpipe for a dual exhaust setup, so likely a 327 or a big block. I know a number of people in Winkler (about 40 minutes from here) including one of our technicians at work. I'm going to see if he remembers because he would have been just getting his licence when they got that 66.

I don't know how to tell engine size on the post car by the exhaust system. Anyone?


 In the early 60's a 283 and a 327-250 had the tail pipe just behind the rear wheel with the 327 having duals.

A 327-300 had the dual tail pipes extended to the corner just below the bumpers.

If I was sitting at a light in the curb lane and a Chev or a Canadian Pontiac was in the other lane and I could see a tail

pipe on the passenger side I knew it was a 'machine' (we called hot cars machines).

However the 409 cars all had duals exiting just behind the rear wheels, but you just had to roll down your window to HEAR the 409.



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4SPEED427 wrote:

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 Love it!



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Hamilton Circa 55 and 59,

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San Francisco 1962......another '57 for those of us that love 'em........biggrin

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convertible boot is not correct. Snaps were never used on "A" Body cars. Plastic clips 64-67 and plastic slider 68-72. But still a nice car.

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The snow pics are cool, Mark.  When you get used to seeing pampered antiques at car shows, sometimes it's easy to forget the conditions these old cars lived through - doesn't look like the plow has come through yet, but they are trundling along like it was nothing.  And nowadays we think we need 4 wheel drive to get through stuff like this.



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Certainly agree with the comment about how pampered we expect to be nowadays. Driving on streets, like in the picture, were a normal occurance in Northern Ontario.

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The 66 may have a 327 w/single exhaust, would have a resonator/tail pipe exiting at left rear bumper .



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Love the L79 Nova.


 Carl

Got a great story for you. Back in the early 80's i bought my first Nova. A 74 puke green ugly 2 door with rotted 1/4's, from my best buds uncle.

Loved it. It had a 350 small block in it of course. BUT i had a SBC 400 I wanted to stuff in as i had it in my 70 Impala that i totaled. It was already built and lots of money into it and of course an easy swap.

WELL, My buddy Raj had a 70 Nova SS, without an engine. So as part of the deal i gave him the 350.

Now his Nova was gorgeous. Gloss Black. Had all the SS trim and even had the 396 engine call outs. Super cool and i was a bit jealous. After we installed the 350 we took it for a scoot.

WOW, the 4 speed, the gearing just launched the car. And then he let me TRY it out. Well Raj is a truck driver. Kinda slow with the shifts. When I launched it i swear he crapped his pants.

Fast forward to 1991, he sold it to an old friend we call Uncle Stan and his brother.

They drove it for about 5 years and then parked it in a lean too car port. Pulled and sold the engine with the intention of rebuilding the car (as we called it back then). There it has sat until last summer 2019. Another close bud of ours really wanted it. Stan is now in his 80's and his brother passed many years ago as well.  By this time the paint had "blemished" and other deficiencies were noticeable.  Our buddy Terry is an ABSOLUTE NOVA GURU. This guy knows every nut and bolt and whats correct or not off the top of his head. 

Back in the 80's and 90's, we all thought the callouts and SS trim was fake, even back then. GM Vintage Vehicle was not known about then, right.

So Terry buys the car as is. We cleared a lot of crap out of the way and loaded it up on a trailer.

The next day, Terry calls for the documents on the car.

POOF.

ITS A HOLY GRAIL L79 FULLY OPTIONED BENCH SEAT AUTOMATIC ON THE COLUMN SHIFT.

This is where it gets freaky.

This car was ordered and bought originally from a local dealer here in Vancouver.  

Original Colour :  58 Autumn Gold

Build date: 03C  (March 3 week)

 

My Acadian, is 58 Autumn Gold

Built : 03C

Our Fisher Cowl tags numbers are off by a few digits.

MY car was originally sold in Hamilton Ontario. AND was an 6cyl automatic on the column with the Auxiliary light package.

 

Now, when we pulled the car out of the car port, there was a Turbo 400 sitting in front of it. Stan says `ya might as well take that too, I think it belongs with the car``

OK, ITS THE NUMBERS MATCHING TRANNY.

Check the rear end, Its also the numbers matching axle with the original gears still in pretty good condition. Terry being very resourceful tracked down after all these years THE ORIGINAL BLOCK located way up north in Prince George BC. (that cost him more than what he paid for the car). Carb, he finds a date correct unit. Then the last pieces were the Heads.

He knows the dude that has his ORIGINAL heads. He is being a goof ball and wont part with them unless Terry forks over a massive amount of money.

 

When Terry started to clean up the car, after getting it, he started pressure washing the engine bay. The paint peeled right off the firewall to reveal L 79 written.

He has since stopped any cleaning or resto until he figures out just what will be the best method to proceed as well as preserve the manufactures writing on the firewall.

 

The pic is 4 of us buds. 72 Nova SS, Two 70 Acadians in the middle and Terry`s 70 Nova SS .

It was an End of Season Car show at an A&W. The whole street is about a kilometer long and was totally packed. BUT we were the only 3rd gen Acadians Novas there that night and were the last to leave. And then I captured this picture.  Brother Rubber, I cant wait for the cruising season to start.

Ken

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I'm assuming you mean L78, not L79? A solid lifter 396? Cool story!

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Oops. Yup . Correct. Was very late when typing this story.




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63 Biscayne 409 with 64 Ontario plates and a trailer hitch.

Suspect phot taken at St. Thomas (Sparta).......anyone recognize the pic???

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I suspect you are right about it being Sparta.

Nice Biscayne! Probably Ember Red. Cheater slicks in the trunk perhaps?

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Vancouver 1980's

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20190610_120419.jpgMy little  87 rust free runner. My 8 year boy at the time and me

Saved  this from the wrecking yard. We put many hrs  into the drive line and engine to bring it back to life.



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