1980 Pontiac LeMans Station Wagon - G-T-faux (stuck with it, and can't shake it... like a bad case of herpes)

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Come on down to New Mexico. Zero inspections outside Bernalillo County. You can drive around with a spiderwebbed windshield and racing slicks for years. Sometimes the rain never even makes all the way to the ground, just breaks a little wind...
 
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Come on down to New Mexico. Zero inspections outside Bernalillo County. You can drive around with a spiderwebbed windshield and racing slicks for years. Sometimes the rain never even makes all the way to the ground, just breaks a little wind...
You only have to do it here, if you come from another Province. I did the same when I moved from Manitoba. Then it is a free for all, some pretty terrible junk on road here too.
 
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You might be surprised to learn that getting parts for these cars is getting more difficult. Or maybe it's just a function of living up here?

Anyway, it took a bit to source a washer pump for this thing. Changing it out isn't hard... but, it certainly is annoying.

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That is the last piece of the certification puzzle. Hooray! Now I have finish the Monte. Boo!
It's getting hard to get any parts. I can't get parts for brand new cars at work. Every time I see an email that says national back order. My chest tightens up! I get cars done to spite my suppliers.
 
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You only have to do it here, if you come from another Province. I did the same when I moved from Manitoba. Then it is a free for all, some pretty terrible junk on road here too.

I am really lucky that we are getting the support we are from Performance Plus. But, there are a lot of car people so I imagine I'd get help from other enthusiast shops too.
 
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I've been watching the part choices dry up on RockAuto. One choice for a Buick 3.8 mechanical fuel pump. At least it fit as advertised.

Suddenly my hoard of parts in the Shed O'Many Things is not sounding so silly.
 
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Just a little tailgating session before the game.

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Also a last day of school reward for two amazing students.
 
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Mike,

I went back to look it up but Jeezuz after 40pgs so far I haven't stumbled across what I wanted to verify.... What were the wheel/tire sizes on this thing again?
 
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Mike,

I went back to look it up but Jeezuz after 40pgs so far I haven't stumbled across what I wanted to verify.... What were the wheel/tire sizes on this thing again?

17x9.5s front on 275/40R17s (really want to go down to a 245) and 17x11s rear on 345/40R17 (going down to a 325/45 probably). Both sets of wheels have 5.375" back spacing out of the box. The fronts have special .375" hub centric spacers and a 1/8" shim OEM F-body spacer, the rears are as-is.
 
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