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Projects 1955 Pontiac Catalina Gasser 427 BBC 8-71 Blown - MONTANA CAR

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  1. 427heaven
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    Bought this car from Montana in 2008. Owner on Reg is "Ron Dare" deceased. Seized 389 engine, but has chromed solid axle. 1964 5.38 diff.
    Just finished roll bar. New 427 BBC with 8-71 blower, T-400. Fired up on Sept 5th, 2019
    Drag srip first pass on new drivetrain Sept 6th, 2019.
    Does anyone recognize this car from Idaho or Montana? 20190906_180302_Moment (2).jpg
     

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    55 cat.jpg 2008 When trailered from Dillon, Montana
     
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    FIRST PASS with blown 427 BBC

     
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    First fire 427 Sept 5, 2019

     

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    1st pass on My birthday, you know I Like it! Share more when you get time.
     
  6. wvenfield
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    Yeah, I'd like to see more info and pics.
     
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    Chrome dropped front axle done in 60's or 70's maybe. With econoline style hubs and drums
     
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    Solid Roller cam .700 lift, 2 x 1050 Holleys, Iron heads. 8-71 BDS blower driven at 19 over, 14 lbs boost
     
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    That is hairy!
    What was your ET, RT and mph?
     
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    Partial pass only. Shakedown pass. 95 mph half track. Probably a 11.00.
    Should do much better next year.
    This was end of season Friday night drags here in the north.
    Hoping for low 10's at 130's
    Worked like a dog to get out once this year.
    Didn't blow up.
    Didn't hit the wall.
    All good.
    Fired it up Sept 5th.
    Went to track Sept 6th.
     
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    Home built engine with:
    GM truck block - used - bored and torque plate honed
    Iron square port open chamber heads - rebuilt
    Steel crank - used GM - polished
    TRW dished forged pistons 7.5 compression - slightly used - balanced assembly
    Comp Solid Roller Cam - custom - comp lifters
    New BDS 8-71 Blower 19% overdriven - off Ebay
    2 - new 1050 Holley Dominator Carbs - off Ebay - boost referenced at home
     
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    Dyno sheets from 2012 on this engine.
     
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  19. turbo69bird
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    Don’t know how old this thread is but I’d put the Pontiac back in my 69 bird ran 11s stock in 1969 My turbo charged Pontiac 455 runs 9s all day long off the foot brake with a lazy 60ft. Not to mention in those days guys were tanking chebbys out of vetted and dropping in Pontiacs. So period correct would likely be a Pontiac.

    These days it’s as cheap or cheaper to build Pontiac too with all the stroker kits etc and is bet it get a ton more attention being poncho powered. There’s a sea of Chevy stuff and people get bored with it. It’ll also increase its value nothing sells worse than a poncho w a Chevy in it.

    awesome car awesome motor just probably not as cool together as the real deal poncho stuff in that car.
    Just my .02

    as long as you love it that’s what matters but a lot of people overlook Pontiacs. But before the Chevy aftermarket took over Pontiacs were whooping Chevy.
     
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