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MARCH 2019 THE SHOP 55 over 200 mph at Bonneville using a big- block GM engine that he built specifically for Salt Flats Racing. Hills Automotive Restorations This shop located in Racine, Ohio puts its 35 years of experience into every Pontiac restoration it does. The company has turned out award-winning cars that took honors at some of America's most prestigious collector car events. Hills also offers phone information and tech support to other shops working on Pontiacs. Call (740) 949-2217 or visit the website ( PONTIAC PARTS Pontiac parts suppliers are another critical part of the restoration process and these businesses—whether they hang out a shingle or operate shade tree-style—fall into several different categories: • Flea market vendors who sell NOS (new old stock) parts, which are unused original factory parts; • Vendors who sell NORS (new old replacement stock) parts, which are unused vintage and current aftermarket parts; • Vendors who sell used parts (both as-is take-offs and reconditioned parts); • Companies that recondition specific parts; • Big catalogers who sell reproduction parts (copies of originals) by mail order or online. Ames Performance Engineering Ames Performance Engineering sells only Pontiac parts and is in its 43rd year of supplying Pontiac enthusiasts world- wide. Ames carries more than 300 Pontiac products manufactured and distributed throughout the industry and has also estab- Jim Mattison of Pontiac Historic Services helps restorers with factory correct overhauls. Ames Performance sells only Pontiac parts through catalogs such as these. LOYAL COMPANIONS

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