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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.

Dale @ NOS



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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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After the Hope Slide, BC

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4SPEED427 wrote:

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

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2020/02/14/vancouver-british-columbia-1980s-4/?refer=news&utm_source=edaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-02-18

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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.



-- Edited by Yukon man on Tuesday 18th of February 2020 01:28:31 PM



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Yukon man wrote:

My little  87 rust free runner.

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


 Good save!



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Anniversary of the March 66 Blizzard Winnipeg

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Halifax, mid 1960s:

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20190903_101335.jpgHere's a pic of a jem I'm yanking out of the bush this spring.



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Anniversary of the March 66 Blizzard Winnipeg

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 How Canadian! A single left-hand tailpipe indicates a 261 in that Laurentian 4-door hardtop. Frost shield in the rear window, I remember!



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CdnGMfan wrote:
DANO65 wrote:

Anniversary of the March 66 Blizzard Winnipeg

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 How Canadian! A single left-hand tailpipe indicates a 261 in that Laurentian 4-door hardtop. Frost shield in the rear window, I remember!


 Possible 283 with a 2 bbl. My first car in 1964 was a 57 283, 3 speed with single exhaust on driver's side.

 

 



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Yukon man wrote:

20190903_101335.jpgHere's a pic of a jem I'm yanking out of the bush this spring.





Perfect BB 4 speed clone. Looks to be in decent shape. Lucky you..........

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 Some nice wheels in the above shot. Love the little Chevy II post. And the 67 Custom 500. somebody failed to match the door repaint on the Beaumont. I'll call the year 70 owing to the blue on white plates, and the 69/70 Fury.

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I love a good photo. I'm new here, so I'll post at the risk of repeating shots you've seen before. 

 

Vancouver 1945

 

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Regina 1930s. This shot is on the fringe of downtown. The fleet of panel trucks belongs to a laundry/linen company. (Their name escapes me at the moment.) The business was there until just a few years ago, when fire took them out. I have no idea what the kids are doing there, must be a Sunday. Check the little guy in the foreground, looks like he has a poo in his pants.  

 

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Also Regina 1940

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Welcome to CP and thanx for the photos......we love photos.

 



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Thanks burnout

A few more Regina pics. 

1964

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1966 postcard. The motel burned down quite a few years ago. Out the picture to the right was a gas station. My buddy and I later (much later) owned the tow truck peeking out. It's a '65 Mercury, factory 4x4. We had it several years and eventually sold it to collector/restorer.  

 

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