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Clintonville, Wisconsin
United States


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1981 Pontiac LeMans Base (Orphan Jane)

Last updated Mar 27, 2012  

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I haven't had time for cars in over 20 year's so when I retired I bought this plain 4 dr car that no one wanted. It was on it's way to the scrap yard because it woudn't sell. It sort of reminded me of a 64 Plymouth cop car I had in high school. Near the same faded brown and just a plain 4 dr. I should probably put this into car story and maybe will. This one had a worn out 383 and I put a 361 from a Dodge Polara convertible that I'd wrecked.
Like I said, it's plain and a faded brown, but it only has 71,000 miles and the interior is perfect. The body on the other hand wasn't cared for and is pretty well weathered. Rear quarter's need some not too horribly serious work and it had a crease and dent from the front edge of the passenger side front fender to the back front door edge . I was looking for a wagon at the time that I took Jane home instead.
The crease has been worked out am doing a little work on the rockers. Because I don't have the expensive body tools , the patches that I'll need will have to be made slowly and the old fashioned way.


Of course it has a V-6 made byu buick. A 231 C I. At first thought about doing a buick 350. Although I'm a Mopar man at heart I can't even afford a scrap metal Mopar. I've had more than a couple of them when I was younger and still drive a Dodge Ram van.
I had an 80 LeMans yrs ago the for the short story had a 327 vette in it.
Now I'm undecide what I want and am considering working with the 321 that's in it now. The nice thing is that practically anything that fit's the buick 350 works on the 6 except of course heads,intake and exhause manifolds. Just don't know but want something aa little different.

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Air, steering, brakes.


For now the only mod is a set of mid 80's Camaro wheels with 205/65/15's which replace the 195/75/14's that come factory.
I need center caps for a Pontiac but am considering seeing what I can come up with and make my own creation.