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Projects 1956 Pontiac Gasser 389 swap (Finally Running)

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by wvenfield, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. 31hotrodguy
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    That looks great man!


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  2. wvenfield
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    Very nice!
     
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    Amazing the difference once you start putting it back together with the fresh paint!
     
  5. wvenfield
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    Ever since we did the tilt the question was how would we wire the headlights and turnsignals. I hate wires running everywhere so we did this. It might not exactly be traditional but plug in run. Unplug and tilt. The wires for the front will be short down to the plug.

    We were able to run the wires through the frame also. Not showing the buss for drivers side in pics IMG_20210406_145435786.jpg IMG_20210406_145442966_HDR.jpg IMG_20210406_145614990_HDR.jpg
     
  6. guthriesmith
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    That's pretty slick and clean.
     
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  7. Thor1
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    WV,

    Great idea on the light hook-up that looks really clean!

    Just a thought - you might want to weld in a small gusset in between the stop tabs and the tips of the frame horns. I can foresee those getting bent down over time as the front end comes to rest or bounces on the tabs at the end of it's travel.

    Steve
     
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  8. wvenfield
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    Yeah, we still have some work to do there. Thanks!
     
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  9. 31hotrodguy
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    Great idea! I saved a picture of it under my “cool hotrod stuff to do” folder!


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    Good thinking. Now you need a red warning flag to insert like planes have "REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT".
     
  11. wvenfield
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    I'll have a video of running through town later. IMG_20210518_133945396_HDR.jpg
     
  12. wvenfield
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    Just a quick shake down through town. First time it's ran on it's own power in over 8 years. We have an exhaust leak but other than that it shifted well, tracked straight and the brakes seemed to work well.

     
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    Wow, oldies!
     
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  16. Smrtmike
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    sounds great
     
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  17. Unique Rustorations
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    Sweet! The first stop is always at a gas station! Regards, Randy


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  18. wvenfield
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    Aint that the truth. LOL

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  19. saltflats
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    Congratulations and thanks for the ride. :)
     
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  20. 31hotrodguy
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    Congratulations! Such a badass looking Pontiac! Very happy for you!


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  21. OahuEli
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    Perfect stance!
     
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    Looks Great Sir!!!!
     
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  23. loudbang
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    You have more "control" than me I would have had to open her up a few times. :rolleyes:
     
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  24. wvenfield
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    Today. Had to make sure it would actually stop first. LOL
     
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    As a gasser fan....Incredible job. Love it.
     
  26. AmishMike
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    Any idea of final weight? How much on rear? Front?
     
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  27. wvenfield
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    No idea yet. There are scales I can access not far from here but the car is a compromise. It weighs more than it should. As I've mentioned before I'll never be able to run a series but we will get it to the track and go from there.
     
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  28. wvenfield
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    I need one of these. Anyone have one? 64 Pontiac 389.

    bracket.jpg
     
  29. guthriesmith
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    Maybe...give me a couple days to look.
     
  30. Thor1
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    DANGER!, DANGER! Will Robinson!
     
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