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Many months ago, I posted some photos of my 57 Chieftain. I am in the process of building an early M/P car and thoughtI would share the progress. Started with a very nice 57 that was restored back in the late eighties. Very few miles since the resroration but had not been well cared for.

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IMG_2503.JPGIMG_2505.JPGIMG_2500.JPGFirst thing I did was get larger front springs and build a set of 15" reveresed wheels for the rear and add 15" front wheels and tires. Green flake steering wheel and a tach on the dash. Went with Towel City pie crust slicks.IMG_2501.JPG



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Original plan was to create a junior stocker but I found a nice 59 389 block and decided to go  modified production. I've always been a 4 speed guy but I thought an old B&M Hydro would be fun and different. Current plan is to run a bored and stroked 389 with a B&M Hydro. New motor will be 453 inches.DSC_2666.jpg



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Found an old Hydro-Motive trans and then 3 days later a really nice and complete B&M. Also located an NOS ansen posi shifter with a matching green boot and knob.SC Hydramatic (1).JPG



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Cool, that car is going to be really bad-ass.

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Pulled the 347 tripower and jetaway trans. Used both old hydros to build one good one. Decided to use the B&M because it was more complete and in better shape, but I used the torus and front pump from the Hydro-Motive. Lots of parts in an old hydro!IMG_2429.JPG



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Soooooo damn cool!

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What a great looking car, love the white with the green. Nice job on the rims.

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So with the motor out, I decided to detail the engine compartment. I also decided to slightly change the body mounts that go from the firewall to the frame. The reason for this was to create enough room to run headers behind the fenderwells and in front of the firewall. Headers are an issue with these Pontiacs. There is no room at all and I did not want to cut thefenderwells out. I narrowed the mounts but added a support and then boxed them.IMG_2423 (3).jpg



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Now on to the motor. Built a 1959, 389. Bored and stroked to 453 inches. 62 heads with dual quads and solid roller cam. The good thing about using the 59 block is that the 55 bell housingand slant pan hydro will mount to the 59 block. I will be changing the valve covers.IMG_2488.jpg



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Wow that looks fantastic!! I love what you are doing to this fine 57! Thanks for sharing the build progress and the modifications you are doing! Keep us "Posted"

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I agree.....love the styling and the color

KEEP THE PICS COMING

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Very cool to see an alternate GM car of the era. Not everyone drove/raced a 57 Chevy! Well done!

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Thanks Guys, I really appreciate it. 



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Wow! - absolutely love it.....:love.....my first car was a 57 Canadian Pontiac Pathfinder (4 door).
It had a 283 and a 4 bbl with 3 on the tree and was a screamer in high school in 1963....:D
Love what you are doing and with a 2 door post.........:cool:........super cool........:appl



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Congrats on being our feature car.

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I was wondering if anyone noticed...

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I love your car! 57 Pontiac is my favorite 50'S car. I always wanted one but.....
A great choice for the feature car.

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Wow what a piece of art. such style and class back then.
Thanks for sharing, Outstanding Pontiac.



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Finally finished up the motor. I wanted to keep it as traditional as possible. Decided to stick with iron heads. It made 557hp on the dyno. Hope to have the motor in the car next weekend. Thank you very much for all the kind words.



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