No Coast Ohio Chapter 11/11

NORTH COAST PONTIAC CHAPTER (OHIO) The featured car for the month of November was Al Cantales 1930 Custom Sedan Big Six. The car was originally purchased in August of 1930 at the Bashaw-Oakland Dealership. The total out the door price was $879.00 including the $7.00 for license plates. The 30 had many extra features including chrome headlight buckets and chrome bumpers. In addition, the ignition block built in the coil, 19 inch natural finished spoke wheels, four wheel mechanical brakes, and an increase in drum size to 12 inches put this Custom Sedan in a class of her own. Other distinctions of the 1930s time included the adjustable drivers seat, sloping windshield to eliminate glare, and rubber caps that slipped over the clutch and brake pedals to seal openings. What a well-tuned, engineered machine! Coupled with the above, there was ample room for five passengers. Looking for a classic, a friend told Al about a 1930 located in Parma OH. The daughter of the original owner had the car. For fifteen years the Sedans home was in a garage. A lot of boxes were stored on the top of the 30 and she wouldnt run. However, Al was drawn to this well-designed, elegant automobile. After ten years of dirt was hosed off and with the help of a few wrenches, Al drove the 1930 Custom Sedan to her new home in Richfield. Al has done some restoration on his Pontiac. The first major expense was replacing thirty head bolts. In addition, the wooden oil seals were replaced and the bumper re-chromed. Also, the rear wheel cover was repainted. The motor was rebuilt two years ago. Refurbishing the mohair upholstery has given a new face-lift to the interior, which adds to the cars sophistication. Because of the mechanical brakes, when driving over 45 miles an hour the car becomes unstable. Therefore, Als does not drive his Pontiac on the freeway. The car can run on regular gas, but Al still mixes in a lead additive. Al enjoys driving his Pontiac around town. With approximately 65,000 miles, she runs great and doesnt even mind being out in inclement weather. This unique Sedan has a crank starter. She has the original heater and the air conditioning still works. Als next project plan will be to work on the fenders and to replace the mats to the running boards. Al has owned this impressive 1930 Pontiac Custom Sedan Big Six for eleven years and proudly drives her often. At our November meeting, we had final nominations and the election for next years officers. Congratulations to the new NCPC officers for 2012&.. President: Mark Tilson Vice-President: Ken Kucia Secretary: Ernie Nottingham Treasurer: Vic Lerz Club members are looking forward to our Holiday Dinner Party to be held at DAgneses Restaurant on December 11th . For more information on the North Coast Pontiac Chapter of POCI, contact Carolyn Kucia, 127 Willard Avenue, Bedford, OH 44146, or email onecleannut@aol.com , or please check out our web site at http://northcoastpontiacchapter.org &&You can also search for North Coast Pontiac Club on Facebook (www.facebook.com/northcoastpontiacclub). Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Jay Pontiac, 18800 Rockside Road, Bedford, OH If you are in the area, please join us.

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