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Old 03-09-2021, 06:12 PM
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Default 1959 Pontiac Catalina Safari

I thought I should start a build thread on the Wagon. I'ved had this one about 4 years and really haven't done anything.
This car had been parked at least 25 years.
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Old 03-09-2021, 06:29 PM
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I'm in.
I've been a wagon fan for Since I bought my first one back in 1975.
There is one of these for sale sort of near me but it looks like the current state of the Titanic. Yours looks great.

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Old 03-09-2021, 07:28 PM
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Prepped the engine with oil in the cylinders, turned it over. Put plugs, wires, cap, had line in a gas can and here we go.

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Old 03-09-2021, 09:17 PM
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Got to love a wide track Pontiac.
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Old 03-09-2021, 09:27 PM
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Your water pump belt broke or jumped off....
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I'm impressed with the overall condition. (If you could find one in these parts, it would be sunk to the axles and missing most of the glass. )

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Old 03-09-2021, 10:19 PM
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Well the engine sounds fine, how is the trans?
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Old 03-10-2021, 02:36 AM
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Looks great as is...
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Old 03-10-2021, 08:13 AM
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Your water pump belt broke or jumped off....
I still need to fill the radiator and see if it holds water. Hope the block hold water too!
Baby steps!
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Old 03-10-2021, 08:15 AM
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Well the engine sounds fine, how is the trans?
It's up on blocks right now but I put it in gear and the back wheels turned! So there's hope. The fluid was nice red and clean!
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