Figured I'd start a post here for this. About 8 months ago, actually on Christmas Eve, my buddy texts me a Facebook Marketplace ad for a 66 Lemans for a great price. Of course, being in the Christmas Spirit I jumped on it and bought it right there. And it has sat in my driveway ever since. Well, it is so straight that I decided to actually start working on it so it doesn't melt into the ground.
It is a teal on teal car, 326 2bbl with automatic. Four wheel drums, etc. It has very little rust and is an extremely solid car. VERY restoreable.
My kids weren't crazy about it, they liked it but not as much as our other Pontiacs so I debated selling it. Finally my 12 year old son said every time he sees it, it gets cooler to him and he wants it. Well, can't argue with that, good excuse. I'll make him pay me back for it one day.
So the plan is to get it road worthy. It runs but only with gas poured down the carb. The gas tank was crushed and the fuel pump dead, so first order of business is to replace the tank and pump. I have the old tank out and am putting the new tank in. Had to buy new straps because I had to cut one to get the old tank out. Should be here soon. Going to replace the rubber lines with something that ethanol won't turn to tar and then swap on an old Edelbrock P4B intake I have here with a good 600 cfm Edelbrock carb in my shop that needs a home.
Eventually it'll get a big Poncho and a 4spd, but for now I just want to get it on the road so we can enjoy it a bit rather than leaving it sit.
My son's plans are:
2" drop kit
Disc brake conversion
Redo it all in the teal color, inside and out
Nice set of vintage wheels
I'm sure he'll want a nice stereo too.