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A real newbie has joined


hi everyone, wanted to introduce myself. I recently purchased a 1972 Pontiac Luxury LeMan. I woke up at 45 I figured I should do something I have always wanted to and am woefully unprepared for . I have never worked on cars but since I was kid I always thought it was the coolest thing. If I dont dive in the deep end I tend to get bored so I really jumped in. Since I am not an avid car guy with a specific car that I liked I decide on a 1972 Lemans because thats the year I was born and my dad had a Lemans. I figured that would keep me interested when those frustrating moments come! So thats the low down. I cant wait to get all of your advice and experience.

pierre

 



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lets see some photo's.

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70 2+2 convertible
70 2+2 hardtop
70 Parisienne hardtop
72 GMC Sierra

 

 



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1) when my car arrived from Winnipeg (what an adventure)

2-3) when I finally got it in my garage

4) as I get started. Need to organize my garage better

i have given myself until 2022 to finish it. When the 2 of us turn 50!



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Welcome aboard Pierre,

Best of luck with your Lemans!



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66 Laurentian 2 door sedan, project FOR SALE 

66 Parisienne 2 door hard top, sold. 



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Welcome and greetings from the Okanagan. Nice to see your interest in an older car and one that will see the road again. Please keep us updated.

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Welcome from Winnipeg. Looks like a fun build. 

 

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Welcome aboard!

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Was that Pascal's Lemans? You mentioned it came from Winnipeg.

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yes it is. By way of another owner. I bought it then stated researching and found this forum. I then came up agai a thread with the car!!! Ive reached out to him. Turns out I live not far from where he grew up!



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Welcome from Regina. Your lemans will make a great hobby car. Lots of aftermarket support and cool to boot.

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1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chev ShortBox StepSide 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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Thanx everyone For your warm welcomes. Im sure Ill be looking for a lot of advic. Cheers pierre



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Welcome Pierre, Great site here ! Like I told him, It was not my dream car and I hated investing into it. Such a small world it ended up in a small Quebec town 15 min. away from where I grew up from 1964-86 before I joined the Airforce. All the best with your restoration. Let us know if you need any advice, great bunch of knowledgeable mechanics on Canadian Poncho ! By the way the short lived previous owner was from Winkler. You are the fifth owner.



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Welcome from Canada's east coast ... live your dream!



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'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



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Welcome from the Far East. ( of Canada ). Good Luck with your Lemans, you will get good help and encouragement here on Canadian Poncho.

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Welcome from Michigan! Love the small world stuff.

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Pierre, a hardy welcome aboard from Milton, Ontario. You finally caught the old car bug............ well good for you for catching that "good" bug. I like the car, i like the 400 motor and i like the fact that you are going to save her. Best of luck with the build and please keep us all up to date. We all love this kind of stuff here at C.P. Cheers. George



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Welcome!

The 400 4-barrel in my opinion was the best engine as they could rev & make power, or they could torque along without spinning them up. The 4-barrel version used larger valves than the 2-barrel. The dual snorkel air cleaner is stock and is a good setup. A 455 would be a gas hog & an assigned risk according to insurance companies.

The Luxury Le Mans used a different grille than the other models. It also would have come with fender skirts. Interior, if buckets, was the same as the Le Mans Sport.

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Thanks to everyone once again. Ill keep you all informed as I go along.

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welcome pierre a great bunch of guys on here, best of luck with ur lemans !!!



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Welcome aboard.

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does anyone know where a person can find a 4bbl Qjet carb in need of one for my 69 pontiac with a 350 let me know a price thanks

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I think this thread has been derailed.

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Back on track.... Welcome to CP from Van Isle. Nothing like tearing into it!thumbsup.gif



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