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Forum: Pontiac Yesterday, 08:16 PM
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Posted By njsteve
Just got off the phone with Rusty and ordered the...

Just got off the phone with Rusty and ordered the set of G70x15 Steelgards. Hopefully they will be here this week in time for the last cruise of the year on Saturday.

Fingers crossed.
Forum: Pontiac 09-18-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,606
Posted By njsteve
If the nylon is gone, it is all currently located...

If the nylon is gone, it is all currently located in the oil pump pickup, clogging it. That was usually the reason the engines were warrantied at 20,000 miles back in the day. Especially in the...
Forum: Pontiac 09-11-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 450,505
Posted By njsteve
He was so much fun to talk to. I would...

He was so much fun to talk to.

I would purposely get him into bench racing discussions just to set him off and listen to his old stories. When I told him that the guy that he sold the car to back...
Forum: Pontiac 09-10-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 450,505
Posted By njsteve
He held the single engine powerboat record for...

He held the single engine powerboat record for circumnavigating Long Island, I believe. The record was never broken. He also had a speedboat with twin 409s in it. As well as a number of L88 powered...
Forum: Pontiac 09-10-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 450,505
Posted By njsteve
Sad news to report. On Saturday September...

Sad news to report.

On Saturday September 7th, 2019, Enrico "Rick" Stein, the original owner of my 73 SD455 passed away. He was in his late 80's and had suffered a fall and broke his shoulder...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 09-07-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,274
Posted By njsteve
Well, you keep creating your own competition by...

Well, you keep creating your own competition by restoring this car!
Forum: Ford-Mercury 09-03-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,274
Posted By njsteve
Is the vinyl top going back on it? Looks awesome,...

Is the vinyl top going back on it? Looks awesome, by the way.
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 09-02-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By njsteve
Definitely not original paint. Lots of overspray...

Definitely not original paint. Lots of overspray in the trunk and black engine compartment. Also orange painted 6 cyl engine.
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 09-02-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By njsteve
Maybe it's the Randy Newman 68 Mustang from...

Maybe it's the Randy Newman 68 Mustang from Bullet? Made especially for "short people".

;-)
Forum: Ford-Mercury 08-31-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,274
Posted By njsteve
What year MCACN? ;-)

What year MCACN?

;-)
Forum: Pontiac 08-29-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By njsteve
A diesel fuel-soaked rag works great. I used it...

A diesel fuel-soaked rag works great. I used it to clean the bottom of our 73 SD455.
Forum: Pontiac 08-16-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 503,604
Posted By njsteve
Looky what I found! A NOS set of the same...

Looky what I found!

A NOS set of the same brown/tan/orange/yellow-ish "Plasticolor" floor mats that my Gramma bought for the car when it was new. The original set got rather chewed up by four and...
Forum: Mecum Auctions 08-04-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By njsteve
That $220K sale price probably didn't even cover...

That $220K sale price probably didn't even cover the restoration labor costs. When I had it I had toyed with the idea of restoring it back to 1968 configuration, but it had been completely tubbed in...
Forum: Mecum Auctions 08-04-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By njsteve
The data tends to be 9 months to a year or so,...

The data tends to be 9 months to a year or so, except for the 71 cars.
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 08-04-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By njsteve
It's the super rare export, Mod-Top delete...

It's the super rare export, Mod-Top delete option. If a Mod-Top Barracuda can go for $440,000, then a Mod-Top delete should go for at least $100,000 needing a restoration.
Forum: Mecum Auctions 08-04-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By njsteve
I don't remember the name of the guy I sold it...

I don't remember the name of the guy I sold it to. Could be a guy named Daryl? It was in the late 1980's. I bought it for the parts that came with it: a NOS 1970 engine block and engine parts. I...
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 07-30-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By njsteve
That was a common occurrence on the rally dash...

That was a common occurrence on the rally dash speedometers - the needle snaps off.
Forum: Mecum Auctions 07-30-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By njsteve
Here's what the Landy car looked like when I had...

Here's what the Landy car looked like when I had it back in the late 1980's. I had no idea it was Landy's stick car until decades later when it was being restored by its new owner. They were sanding...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 07-12-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,278
Posted By njsteve
This happened on the Dodge Charger I bought for...

This happened on the Dodge Charger I bought for my wife in '14.

We wanted a white car with red interior and AWD. There was one at a dealer about 50 miles away. Our local dealer was going to get...
Forum: Lounge 07-01-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By njsteve
Back in the day (1992) when the Viper first came...

Back in the day (1992) when the Viper first came out and I worked as a tech editor for Mopar Muscle magazine, we were working with Dodge to create a Viper project car for the magazine. I fronted the...
Forum: Lounge 06-12-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By njsteve
Finger's radiators up her in New Brunswick, New...

Finger's radiators up her in New Brunswick, New Jersey did a great job recoring the original radiator in my Grampa's 71 Lincoln. Around $400 and was done in a couple days. Old time shop that has been...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 06-10-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,024
Posted By njsteve
Our Duck-Dog (CorgiLab) next to our JackHuaHua. ...

Our Duck-Dog (CorgiLab) next to our JackHuaHua.

They aligned this way on their own, lounging in the sun. Gotta love a half dog, half duck hybrid - with that tail turned.

:-)
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 05-29-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By njsteve
Looks like 74-75 tips which are much longer to...

Looks like 74-75 tips which are much longer to reach past the extended rear fascia on those cars
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 05-22-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,276
Posted By njsteve
Any idea what the total sales amount was for the...

Any idea what the total sales amount was for the memorabilia?
Forum: Lounge 05-21-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 10,116
Views: 535,676
Posted By njsteve
Sure beats the 90% profit I made when I sold it...

Sure beats the 90% profit I made when I sold it to Steve Juliano in 1988 for $38K. I thought I had made the deal of the century since I had just bought it a month before for $20k.

It is an...
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