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  1. Nice looking 55 870 Chieftain wagon Wagonman. ...

    Nice looking 55 870 Chieftain wagon Wagonman. Rear cargo area had a rubber mat. '56 870 Chieftain wagon had stainless rub strips on top of the rubber mat and around the wheel well cover. I suspect...
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    Good tip from Todd, Chevy will be easier to find...

    Good tip from Todd, Chevy will be easier to find but probably only 2-dr or 4-dr hardtop will work. Looking at the Pontiac Master Parts Catalog (this link), Group 10.093, page 710-711, I see that the...
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    Welcome to POCI Will. I can help you a bit with...

    Welcome to POCI Will. I can help you a bit with what to look for regarding the heads. 1955 through 1960 Pontiac heads will work on the 59 block but...

    1955-56 heads have smaller ports so you...
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    Thanks for the comment 63vette. I find it...

    Thanks for the comment 63vette. I find it invaluable too, I use it often to look up things, much more convenient than dragging out paper manuals and documents. The site seems to be somewhat...
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    Thanks firebirdman. It seems different people...

    Thanks firebirdman. It seems different people have different opinions about why. They went to stainless tubes in '56, early '56 was brass. All later years were stainless. You may be right but... ...
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    www.smsautofabrics.com...

    www.smsautofabrics.com SMS Auto Fabrics for upholstery, including door panels. Congratulations on purchase of a cool Pontiac!
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    From the photo, it appears you may have unbolted...

    From the photo, it appears you may have unbolted the bell housing (cast iron housing bolted to the block) to remove it. That won't work, if that's what you did, bolt the bell housing back to the...
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    '55 and '56 are not the same. They are not...

    '55 and '56 are not the same. They are not reproduced so you will need to find them used (be sure to get the mounting brackets with them). There are two lengths used in '55 and '56, one for the...
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    The "bone" white plastic on '56 Pontiacs did not...

    The "bone" white plastic on '56 Pontiacs did not hold up well. The knobs are very difficult to find, especially the shift lever knob, turn signal lever with knob, and heater control knobs. Those...
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    Thanks Dan. Your web site has its own unique...

    Thanks Dan. Your web site has its own unique value, including links to useful sites that are not referenced on my site. My site is years of researching, collecting information, contacting people,...
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    See wiring diagram in Shop Manual...

    See wiring diagram in Shop Manual (page 12-0) and attached image from the wiring diagram. The H terminal goes to horns. The center terminal is always hot with 12V. The S terminal goes to the horn...
  12. You can hang in a 55-60 on the 58 tranny and drop...

    You can hang in a 55-60 on the 58 tranny and drop it in. 59 and 60 front cover has the mounting tabs for front motor mount just like the earlier years -- even though 59 and 60 did not use those tabs...
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    For pics of 1955-57 Safaris, go to...

    For pics of 1955-57 Safaris, go to www.PontiacSafari.com and click on "Safari Photos". Scroll down to the 57s and click on a photo of Safari you want to see.
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    303993 is the engine assembly plant sequence...

    303993 is the engine assembly plant sequence number (aka "motor number"). 859P = Bonneville (8), 1959 (59), assembled in Pontiac MI plant (P). That's the prefix of vin. 2117 is apparently missing...
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    Reference...

    Reference www.PontiacSafari.com/MPC/56/page/p083.jpg

    Rod, I think you are referring to "RING", Group 2.726. I don't know about interchangeability with Chevy but for Pontiac, 1955 "Second Type",...
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    I believe that you are "right to assume that this...

    I believe that you are "right to assume that this is wrong". The '57 Bonneville is a Star Chief convertible model and most '57 Bonnevilles were produced in Kenya Ivory with red or Fontaine Blue...
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    Sure. Login to the POCI site and click on "POCI...

    Sure. Login to the POCI site and click on "POCI Member Roster". Enter "Crider" in the Member Search box and click the "Find>>" button.
  18. Thread: brakes for 56

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    Steve, as we discussed on the phone, I think the...

    Steve, as we discussed on the phone, I think the studs just pressed out. To prevent damage of the stud, I would adjust the lug nut even with end of stud before pressing. If the old studs are a...
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    Eaton springs, www.eatonsprings.com...

    Eaton springs, www.eatonsprings.com, is a popular and respected source for springs.

    For the spreading tool, you can make your own. You just need something to keep the A arm spread apart the...
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    Jeff, follow instructions in the Shop Manual. ...

    Jeff, follow instructions in the Shop Manual. 1955 valve adjustment is unique, unlike other Pontiac years. If you don't have the Shop Manual, it is available online. Follow these steps:

    1. Go...
  21. Attachments don't seem to be working, I can't...

    Attachments don't seem to be working, I can't attach the photos. I hope someone fixes that.

    So I put the photos on a web page, see them at www.PontiacSafari.com/temp/WheelWellStainless.htm

    As...
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    Carl, you must be a POCI member to participate in...

    Carl, you must be a POCI member to participate in this forum so Frank is a member.

    Impressive list of "$tuff" on your GTO!
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    Paul, save yourself some trouble and get the...

    Paul, save yourself some trouble and get the 1955-57 issues from http://www.pontiacsafari.com/ServiceCraftsmanNews/index.htm. You are welcomed to use them.
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    The '56 Master Parts Catalog is online at...

    The '56 Master Parts Catalog is online at http://www.pontiacsafari.com/MPC/56/index.htm

    The '56 MPC would be appropriate to use for your '52. You should not use a '52 MPC, you should use an MPC...
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    I was able to get it ordered correctly by editing...

    I was able to get it ordered correctly by editing my original post with the photos. It displays correctly now. I edited the HTML to reference the correct internal number for each photo. Then...
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