Car 32: Ron Porath's 1963 Catalina 2 Door

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Owner's Name Ron Porath 
Owner's City Kamloops 
Owner's State / Province BC  
Owner's e-mail 
Model 63 Catalina 
Exterior Color Red 
Interior Color White & Red 
Engine 428 XF code from a 69 Grand Prix 
Transmission Turbo 400 
Front End Picture here  
Drivers Side Picture here  
Engine Picture here    
Interior Picture here  

Owner's Comments

I bought the car in 1989 in the condition shown. The 389 and slim jim are gone. Going in its place is a 428 XF code from a 69 Grand Prix with the following mods: forged pistons, roller rockers, balanced, polished and shotpeened crank and rods, fully studded, factory long branch 3 in exhaust, factory cast iron intake that has stainless hi temp paint, stock 750 quadrajet that is correct for the XF. Trans is a turbo 400. Many thanks to Rick Gonser for his advice in putting this combo where the 389/slim jim once resided. The front end was completely rebuilt by me, including bushings, springs, tie rods, ball joints, etc. I've picked up lots of parts over the years including a set of poverty caps with clips, fan shroud, tach and vacuum gauge, s-d hood scoop (2). Also have a dealers manual and an illustrated parts manual.  


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