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RE: what did you do in your garage / shop and or driveway today ?


I'm on my third tank of fuel in the 94 Park Ave and this happens:

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My passenger headlight lens got hit by a stone. I guess that's better than the hood getting hit. Luckily Rock Auto has them in stock for $52 so one is on the way.

 

 



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I just dragged this gem home yesterday its not a Pontiac but I could put an emblem or two on it.



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that looks real solid Lawrence, 64 or 65?



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ROSIES CAR wrote:

I just dragged this gem home yesterday its not a Pontiac but I could put an emblem or two on it.


 Beaumont trim for the win!



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Its a 65
It came up to Canada from California in 2006 and has been sitting in a garage waiting for the owner to come to his senses and admit he will never restore it. Its missing engine, trans, glass, hood and interior. But luckily I had a fresh 65 327 and a m20 laying round waiting for a car, it seemed a no brainer. And yes its nearly amazing original and rust free



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Wonderful opportunity, rare opportunity.

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67Poncho wrote:

Wasn't in the shop or the driveway but took my '70 2-door to a show in Yorkton, about an 1hr east. (more for a drive than anything) Snapped a couple of pics going and returning and the sunset was very nice near home.

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ROSIES CAR wrote:

I just dragged this gem home yesterday its not a Pontiac but I could put an emblem or two on it.


 Maybe it's a good time to build a 64/5 Beaumont Camino?



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Sad day in the shop today... finally had to remove the LS4 from the Estate to repair an oil leak at the oil pan and front cover that appeared last fall. She literally soaked the engine bay and undercarriage. This is quite possibly the first time it had ever been out since new. I had the heads done the previous year due to compression issues. So, out it comes to do a refreshing with gaskets, cam/lifters, bearings and rings. I couldn't seem to find the correct pistons so hopefully they will be ok as there was very little cylinder ridge when I had the heads removed.

I plan to do another trip east, " Traveling East Central Saskie Across Canada to The Rock With The Great EstatePart 2 Including Labrador this September. (Mind you, I still have to complete that original thread) Work has been non stop and finding the time and more importantly the energy to get at it, has been tough! I will wash and open her up tomorrow.

 

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-- Edited by 67Poncho on Sunday 7th of August 2022 01:05:29 AM


 That car looks great even without an engine in it. I'm sure it will be more than up to the trip after the rebuild. 



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Built a small deck on the Gaspe' house during our last 2 week visit. Used a friends lot cut lumber on the under structure, and saved a good bit. He charges 1/2 price of untreated store bought.

But the stairs, built all with 2x10x12" lumber cost 650 just on their own. Ouch.

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Never mind what it cost, it looks great!

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70 SS Acadian asked me a question, "How high is you ceiling in your shop.

After I answered him, I thought, maybe I should measure.

10 feet.

In the middle where the loft is suspended, 9 feet, 5 inches.

Since all my plans for this week were dash by a series of episodes of bad luck, I decided to use my vinegar in my blood, for good.

Took the car trailer attached to my truck, to the lumber store for some 2x6x16s and 4x4 posts.

This is an eight foot deep loft that was built by the former owner of the house.

He decided to suspend it from a roof truss above with 3 rods.

Not the best for the structure.

I am now cutting it back to a four foot deep loft and will build a twin on the other side that is four feet deep.

These 4 foot lofts will use proper collar ties and headers.

As much as I am going to hate the posts, these lofts will be supported by the floor.

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My stopping point for the night,

temporary supports in and 1/2 the sheeting removed.

I swear I heard the building groaning with relief as I took the weight off that truss. 

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 "Please don't park your car under there" won't be heard again.

Eh Mark biggrin



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It did make me nervous. sorry.



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If you still leave the rods in place you can take the 4x4 posts out if they are in the

way at any time



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I brought the 67 home today. she sat for near 10 months. Far too long. 

 

Slid the small barn door open. turned on the old 4 lighting breakers. There she sat, up front on the left, sadly, the same as when I left her in October, a big grey mass under cover, but low and sleek, 67 GM big style. You could just see those 17" chrome Torque thrusts peeking out from under the skirt, I'm sure the guy with the 66 Galaxie 500XL and the guy with the 53 chev rod still in storage might have peeked. 

It's been 10 years that I'd kept her here every winter. Never a mouse or critter, this farm has feral cats, and that's 100% the key. But still, you always look when the door opens. Nope. nothing but the Bounce dryer sheets on the seats. They haven't moved. Good.

Roll the dusty cover up, pop the hood, quick look, no rodents, looks good. Battery in. Old style clamp style battery connectors on.

Breather off. Squirt bottle with fresh fuel, nozzle in the carb vent, squeeze until I see fuel in the QFT 850 bowl window. Then open the throttle, a kiss for luck. Run and jump inside, 5 turns, a hit, some stutter, then she awakens. Pedal her. What a satisfying sound! Power, yea, that's it. Power! Still has that crisp sharp idle I built her for. Tinny through the exhaust, you know what I mean. Badass. Grin.

Let her warm up, feather the throttle, what a smell in the barn but who cares. Let's get her out in the light. 

Now I know why I love this car.

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Everyone in the car looks happy to be there!

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There's always something special about that first fire after being in storage.

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East side done, Start the West loft Friday.

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We always knew there was a Chevy under all that Pontiac stuff laughing.gif

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Removed the pan on the Estates LS4.... Surprise...

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She is going to the rebuilder tomorrow for a .30 over.



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I brought the 67 home today. she sat for near 10 months. Far too long. 

 

Slid the small barn door open. turned on the old 4 lighting breakers. There she sat, up front on the left, sadly, the same as when I left her in October, a big grey mass under cover, but low and sleek, 67 GM big style. You could just see those 17" chrome Torque thrusts peeking out from under the skirt, I'm sure the guy with the 66 Galaxie 500XL and the guy with the 53 chev rod still in storage might have peeked. 

It's been 10 years that I'd kept her here every winter. Never a mouse or critter, this farm has feral cats, and that's 100% the key. But still, you always look when the door opens. Nope. nothing but the Bounce dryer sheets on the seats. They haven't moved. Good.

Roll the dusty cover up, pop the hood, quick look, no rodents, looks good. Battery in. Old style clamp style battery connectors on.

Breather off. Squirt bottle with fresh fuel, nozzle in the carb vent, squeeze until I see fuel in the QFT 850 bowl window. Then open the throttle, a kiss for luck. Run and jump inside, 5 turns, a hit, some stutter, then she awakens. Pedal her. What a satisfying sound! Power, yea, that's it. Power! Still has that crisp sharp idle I built her for. Tinny through the exhaust, you know what I mean. Badass. Grin.

Let her warm up, feather the throttle, what a smell in the barn but who cares. Let's get her out in the light. 

Now I know why I love this car.

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 Probably the most beautiful 4 door made by any manufacturer in the 60s. 



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West Loft almost done !

The 2x6s warped in the sun.

I had to break out all my big old C-clamps to squeeze them together with the glue and plywood to make a laminate beam.

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The LS4 going for a dip with a little assistance from Lance.

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Chasing a harmonic wo, wo, wo at speed in my Explorer, I changed a right rear wheel hub assembly today. I've done 2 before, so I know the trick. Anyone that has done this style (Steel/aluminum (bad) knows it aint easy on a rust belt car, and there is only one sure way to pull the bearing from the knuckle. Notice two missing studs on the old one as a clue.

Anyways, I got it done, and replaced the rotors and pads as well as they were past due.

Now just to have a look, I gave the right rear tire a good inspection, and hey! low and behold, I see a bald patch on the inside shoulder with raised areas before and after. A belt shift- Bulge? You can feel the unevenness with your hand across the area. The tires are 255/55/20 Bridgestone Dueler H/H Alenza plus, 2020, from Costco. Maybe 40k on them?

The have a great warrantee, so tomorrow I'll take it in hoping for the best. The style has since changed somewhat on this tire, so I'll likely I'll end up with 4 new ones.

 

Lesson to self; Check the simple things first you dummy. But hey, I enjoy sitting my butt down in the grit surrounded by tools all afternoon doing this. It's great exercise.

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The 97 Park Ave was due for it's annual safety inspection. Since I'm working long hours right now (13 hours both Monday and Tuesday) I had the local shop I use also change the oil and install a new wheel hub on the left front (which I sourced from Rock Auto) since it was starting to growl. The total bill? $115.58 all in! 

 



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Slowly getting there

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