Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects 1956 Pontiac Gasser 389 swap

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

  1. Snowman454007
    Joined: Apr 28, 2016
    Posts: 89

    Snowman454007
    Member
    from Austin, TX

    Its got a leak in the middle of the Radiator close to the top. I don't mind going away from factory. I built a Pontiac 461 for mine. What did you get to replace yours?
     
    loudbang likes this.
  2. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,077

    wvenfield
    Member

    https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/52038/10002/-1

    I needed both inlet and out on the same side. You will probably want more than the factory.
     
    1947knuck, Snowman454007 and loudbang like this.
  3. 55chieftain
    Joined: May 29, 2007
    Posts: 2,186

    55chieftain
    Member

    https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Spee...al-Aluminum-Radiators,3557.html?sku=917347-24

    This is the one i used, i used the sides from the old radiator to make a frame to still bolt in. Than slides out the top if i need to remove it. Ill have to double check size but should be it.


     
  4. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,077

    wvenfield
    Member

    It's something.....I have an alternator. IMG_20191003_145423.jpg
     
    31hotrodguy, 1947knuck, Thor1 and 6 others like this.
  5. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,077

    wvenfield
    Member

    IMG_20191004_131323.jpg IMG_20191004_150441.jpg IMG_20191004_145112.jpg I was able to use one of the Holley Close Out sale chrome coil brackets.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2019
  6. Rusty Heaps
    Joined: May 19, 2011
    Posts: 606

    Rusty Heaps
    Member

    Wow! Looking great! I can't wait to see the finished product. Hopefully some video to boot.
     
    loudbang and wvenfield like this.
  7. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 1,023

    Elcohaulic
    Member

    Please put some bolts or old spark plugs in those spark plug holes. One time I dropped a small washer in a spark plug hole and ruined that engine. It was a 66 389 too.. It was a super rare four barrel 389, not your run of the mill tri power that everybody has today..

    Looks fantastic!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2019
    loudbang likes this.
  8. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,077

    wvenfield
    Member

    :D plugs are in. Put them in just after the pics.
     
  9. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 29,851

    loudbang
    Member

    Looking real GOOD. :)
     
    1947knuck and wvenfield like this.
  10. Snowman454007
    Joined: Apr 28, 2016
    Posts: 89

    Snowman454007
    Member
    from Austin, TX

    loudbang likes this.
  11. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,077

    wvenfield
    Member

    Going to weld tabs on radiator to connect to upper braces (which aren't there yet).

    IMG_20191015_133715.jpg IMG_20191015_133638.jpg
     
  12. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,077

    wvenfield
    Member

    Mostly just for my record. Fuel lines in. The ignition stuff will be here this week. Got lucky on top radiator hose. A 64 Tempest hose fit perfect. Luckily the guys at Advance Auto Parts know us and allowed us to sort through lower hoses. After a couple misses and some trimming we got that also.

    Something minor had bothered me......my steering Drag link was pretty good but I knew that if I could have put it in from the top it would be almost perfectly level but the taper on the steering arm was on wrong side. I could have welded and re-tapered but we cut the end off and flipped it over. As close to perfectly level as you could want.

    IMG_20191022_152023.jpg IMG_20191022_152117.jpg IMG_20191022_152518.jpg
     
  13. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 29,851

    loudbang
    Member

  14. Mitchell Rish
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,052

    Mitchell Rish
    Member
    from Houston MS

    Looking super.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  15. Mitchell Rish
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,052

    Mitchell Rish
    Member
    from Houston MS

    Can you use this
     

    Attached Files:

    loudbang, wvenfield and ratrod40428 like this.
  16. Mitchell Rish
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,052

    Mitchell Rish
    Member
    from Houston MS

    Or this. If you will pay the ride I’ll give you both.
     

    Attached Files:

    loudbang, wvenfield and ratrod40428 like this.
  17. ratrod40428
    Joined: May 19, 2004
    Posts: 194

    ratrod40428
    Member

    If he says no, I’m interested! Haha


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    loudbang likes this.
  18. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,077

    wvenfield
    Member

    WOW, both are super and I would take you up on the offer just to have them. (I kinda really want to run the plain valve covers) but if ratrod can use them, I'll let him buy them. If not, I'll send you the money just to have them around for later.

    LMK.
     
    1947knuck and loudbang like this.
  19. Mitchell Rish
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,052

    Mitchell Rish
    Member
    from Houston MS

    Give me a zip and ill figure the shipping and they are yours.( you guys can figure out what to do with them after you get them) May take a few days but ill get them there.I didnt know that there were several height variations of these valve covers - live and learn lol. rather see someone get use of them than sit and we are trying to stream line all of our stuff to one powerplant line- if we bust on / we can rob from the other- in a tight.
    The water pump block off plate was for a 400 base combo pontiac that Mick built years and years ago. Was hilborn injected -on alky so no water pump etc needed. ( we made intake plates and cut a SBC unit up and bolted them on.( as mick said) it was laying around and nobody was running a SBC in the shop at that time.
    Again give me a zip/address and ill get a figure for shipping and they are yours.
    Mitch
     
    1947knuck, kidcampbell71 and loudbang like this.
  20. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 29,851

    loudbang
    Member


    You are a good man Mitch for helping out other HAMB members just because. :)
     
  21. Mitchell Rish
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,052

    Mitchell Rish
    Member
    from Houston MS

    I have some other stuff I've held onto for 30 years that some one needs - Ill get a list up one day. Apparently I am not gonna use em.lol
     
    guthriesmith, wvenfield and loudbang like this.
  22. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,077

    wvenfield
    Member

    OK...these arrived. THANKS Mitchell Rish. They are cool. They are already notched for the intake. They will clean up nice........decisions....lol.

    IMG_20191104_103725.jpg
     
  23. ratrod40428
    Joined: May 19, 2004
    Posts: 194

    ratrod40428
    Member

    Looks badass


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    Snowman454007, loudbang and Thor1 like this.
  24. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,077

    wvenfield
    Member

    Yeah? No? Everyone else really likes them. I like them but while hardly a major thing......still don't know. Lol.

    IMG_20191107_104356.jpg
     
  25. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,176

    saltflats
    Member
    from Missouri

    I like em.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  26. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 29,851

    loudbang
    Member

    Yep personally I like them too :)
     
  27. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,450

    Thor1
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I like 'em too...
     
    kidcampbell71 and wvenfield like this.
  28. Yep, one more for the like em.
     
    kidcampbell71, loudbang and wvenfield like this.
  29. Rusty Heaps
    Joined: May 19, 2011
    Posts: 606

    Rusty Heaps
    Member

    Make it one more for the liking them! And thanks for the pics for my '55 project.
     
    loudbang and wvenfield like this.
  30. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,077

    wvenfield
    Member

    Hopefully you work faster than I do.
     
    1947knuck and loudbang like this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.