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Old 04-29-2018, 09:47 PM
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Hey, isn't there a Pontiac guy around here? I just bought this one.
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Believe it or not, theres been a great deal of water under my "no pic" bridge. My archives are immense and scattered, from the last decade of equipment failures and such. I'm sloppy and redundant about it but haven't lost many images.

Diddly squat is what I got done today. Lots of hammering noise across the fence. I may have to work on the yard car, to return fire next backyard gathering of theirs.

Last night on the third 455 plug, phone rang. But I do have a spark plug pic, lol. There was a steak and tater offer so I went in the GT. Found myself whizzing along at 75 and feeling posh in it. That thing hasn't been on an interstate since 2013 but it remembered how and no tires flew apart.

So since the doggone driver's side vents won't blow full cold, I hesitantly investigated and found nothing of course. Dug out spare actuators and checked the one in it, opened it up. Put it back and it may actually be a little better. Thats an inherent W body annoyance... as soon as any imperfection exists anywhere in the system, the 3 driver vents get lukewarm air while the passenger two are sub-arctic. Also annoying is the knot on my head from being under the dash.

So I reviewed wheels and tires on hand and dang if out of all of them theres crap that matches. So it needs four tires. I am tempted to swap wheels with the GTP and drive / fix this one awhile but one summer would destroy whats left of the GTP paint. So I'll swap it back to regular DD tomorrow. Would have been nice to work on it this weekend instead but the GT was becoming an eyesore at the folks'.

R&I of that GT A/C actuator is one of those put your feet on the headrest deals, an upside-downer. I really had to convince myself to get in there and do that because my wrist was throbbing but I know how useless a dirty imperfect car is to the folks.

To recuperate, I did chair for an hour or so and played with 69 GP pics trying to change colors. My color just doesn't work for that, its wierd. Would take too long to see a different color on it.

Finally buttoned up the 69 to go for a sunset cruise. Decided I had time to stick a vacuum gauge on it, keeping an eye on the valve job. Unhooked the modulator and whoa uh-oh! Asked too much of my alternator wire after that last battery drain, and I was close to having a meltdown. Slapped together another hokey wire and avoided fire. Took my ride, but after sundown. Of course, I had to pull over a block from the house to reconnect the modulator valve. Hoping the lucky streak holds for another day!

I believe I'll set my sights on quarter patches tomorrow, or trunk pans. On the '59 job. Man, nothing matches the accereration of time once you punch the clock for a weekend.
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I resemble that remark! Donor drivetrain for the Triumph? Can't drive 55?
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After walking a hundred miles around the most awesome "car" show in Half moon Bay California I was pretty beat. But there is no way I am going to go a day without putting in my "five minutes" right now, I am driven. Anyway, got out there and welded up some holes under the gutter. I ground the welds and then sand blasted the gutter and the area where it welds in and then applied etch/weld through primer. I must have went back and turned on the welder 387 times to weld little spots I missed after I thought it was ready for primer, geez. But got it done and I am went into the house to collapse.

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Hey Brian check this out I saw the top of the roof over the fence and went next door to see what it was. Looks like one of the tree guys got him a project like yours. It barely fits on the trailer.
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That's a big rig!

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I resemble that remark! Donor drivetrain for the Triumph? Can't drive 55?
Its got a nice 3800 in it I bought it cheap and just parked it and put a for sale sign on it. I've have many 3800's they're an ez 300,000 mile motor, Dam near bulit proof. I found it while looking for a parts car for a friends son but the kid dont have any money and Dad wont lend it to him so its up for sale.
Its pretty low too but that roof really gets in the way when your getting in. No roof on the triumph so no head banging.
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They may have plans on restoring it and hauling logs or just parking it in thier lot with logs on it, I dont know, It would make a great advertising sign with the company logo on the door.
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I finally got the shower pan installed for good.

The last of my tile jobs is in sight, heading towards the finish line.
Don't want to touch a tile again for another 15 years minimum. By that time, I would hire it out.
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The last of my tile jobs is in sight, heading towards the finish line.
Don't want to touch a tile again for another 15 years minimum. By that time, I would hire it out.
shower pans instead of floor pans, its a sad day at Puggs shop .
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I'd much rather install a shower pan than a floor pan, ha....

But yeah, the shop is gonna look like a ghost town again while I finish the house....
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But yeah, the shop is gonna look like a ghost town again while I finish the house....
Are you driving and enjoying the El Camino now?

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Soon.

It's gotta go for an alignment and rear control arm bushings....I didn't even look at them, D'oh!
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Here I sit at a tire store with the Monday morning flat blues. Dry rotted valve stem got me. Fingers crossed that the leftover wreck tire I am putting on holds air long term on the good wheel. It was of course brand new when hit five years ago. My Catalina train of thought was thoroughly derailed when the GT wanted to steer towards the right curb as I headed out. Thats always a fun feeling but at least its all about Pontiacs still. This forces the issue so now it will have pretty and matching wheels with matching brand and size tires. To complicate things further, the tires are directional because I (used to) like rain tread on FWDs. It was kind of a brain teaser just figuring out what to swap around.
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Alright... Cat seat position plan B has good fore/aft and side to side location and tilt but the seat is at least 3 inches too high in relation to stock components. I will try to buy half that and call it plan C. Offsetting the seat rails outward far enough to clear the tunnel would have the seat frame hanging out from under the cushion. Not sure what I'll come up with but heres a pic of the fresh blasted 53 Chevy truck chassis:

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Pugs, I didn't get a good enough look at your bed cover, is it "store-bought" , as they say in the hills? Check for loose bolts periodically after rear control arm bushings, I had to stake one nut. I am thrilled that you are close. Can't wait to begin the geriatric 327 taunting. See, there I go. 455, yo.

I have picture stories (nowhere near as good / funny as that Brian in a bubble pic from the weekend) but hate playing thread monoply so I'll wash n grub first so if anybody brought their camera today they have a sportin' chance to tell about it. Heck I may zonk out altogether, my back hurts somethin' fierce.

Good to be back in the GTP, I feel more squarely positioned in relation to the world. It helps that I now believe the Cat seat is going to work out alright. Don't wanna speak toosoon but it looks encouraging, the seat positioning conflict solution. On plan C now.
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