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boy, fritz it looked great before restoration. can't wait to see it after your done.

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Should be looking good after, but before, it was rusted basket, the frame had to be replaced, and all the floor brace.

Fitz.

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Not a Pontiac body but it is the only year of truck that GMC put a Pontiac motor in.

Motor has just been rebuilt but not yet started, hopefully this month.

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it's a very nice project you have. Can you give me info about your intake and carb please?

Thanks

Fitz.

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hi, what a nice bunch of pontiacs and work in progress, wip is where my 53 custom catalina still is. some of you know me, i'm the 1953 pontiac tech advisor. i've own my 53 since may of 1973. hope you like the pictures, charles coker.

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Looking at the picture above, and see AC opening, is this car a 54? AC was offered in 54 only not 53?

Fitz.

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The carbs are Stromberg 97's. The intake is an original Edmunds Custom part. I am fairly sure I have the only one. He made a few of them but they were melted down after he died by the government who he owed money to.

I was lucky to find it and it was pretty dear.

The exhaust manifold is original but I will be changing it out later this year once I get the new one completed.

The distributor is original but I had it rebuilt and eliminated the points, looks stock but it is actually HEI.

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hi fitz, my catalina is a 53 model, the pontiac factory a/c system, i remove it from a 54 starchief sedan. there are two 1953 pontiacs with the 1954 pontiac factory air conditioning, my catalina, and a 53 chieftain convertible as well. hi goose-em, after eddie edmund died, his family closed up the business, later the fenton company bought all the inventory. charles coker, 1953 pontiac tech advisor.

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Pontiac 1953, I had forgotten that Fenton had purchased them, however, I did here that much of his product was later melted down.

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It look great your car for a «work in progress»...

Fitz.

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Not a Pontiac body but it is the only year of truck that GMC put a Pontiac motor in.

Motor has just been rebuilt but not yet started, hopefully this month.

GM put Pontiac engines in their smaller (up to about ton & a half) trucks way back in 1927.

:) kaycee

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Here's mine - 29 coupe, 37 4 door touring sedan 34K original, 48 Conv, 54 Chieftian - daily driver

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My 49. Other images including engine resto are available in my profile.

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My 49. Other images including engine resto are available in my profile.

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Gary, thanks for posting pictures of your car..Great job! What does the script say on the "C" pillar??

Don

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Hello all, here's my 1951 Chieftain 4 door 6 cyl. Just got it about 3 months ago. 77k original miles. Originally a PA car. Purchased from elderly gentleman near Buffalo, it was garaged every winter. Just put new Cokers on it :). Loving it!!!

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Your engine look terrific in blue, those rusted spot on your body remind me all the work done on mine...where are located from?

Fitz.

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Thanks..The blue is a shade off the org, should have a litttle more grey in it. However with the body being blue I thik it should turn out nice.. I am from winnipeg..The car was orig purchased by mt wifes great grandfather new and has been in the family ever since...been sitting in a field till I got my hands on it...body going on this week and should have finished for april...hopefully

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This is my '41 Pontiac Torpedo Silver Streak with a Flathead straight eight. 26259.3 miles on it currently. This will be a work in progress as soon as i can start on it.

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That's a very nice '41.

Don't be afraid to show off the car in it's original condition... cars are like women... they don't have to be perfect to be fun!

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