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Projects 1956 Pontiac Gasser 389 swap

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

  1. By the way...your whole build is really making me wish I would have kept my 56 Pontiac drag car. Not sure what I was thinking when I sent “Old Injun” up north for next to nothing.
     
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  2. wvenfield
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    The two tone green car? That was a huge inspiration.
     
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  3. 4D649B81-F15C-4073-B792-71A57D304E54.jpeg
    Yep...pulled it out of a barn in Perry, Oklahoma where I work after the owner passed away and his son didn’t want it. I ended up selling it to a guy in Peoria, IL and even hauled it up there. I have pretty much regretted not keeping it ever since.
     
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  4. wvenfield
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    Not to make it worse but I remember when that car was first posted here and I thought OMG! I loved it. But I've long been a Pontiac fan.
     
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  5. Lol...yea, I was actually building a 64 GTO drag car when I owned that 56. I was pretty into Pontiacs for quite a while too...
     
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  6. ark_rat
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    One more for the like side. And your 55 makes me want to really get started on my 57 or sell it. Can't make my mind up. 2209.jpeg

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  7. razoo lew
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    It’s a Pontiac. Covers are M/T. You GOTTA like it!
     
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  8. wvenfield
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    Second time I've basically heard this today. LOL
     
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  9. belair
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    Sure do like those 57 ponchos.
     
  10. ark_rat
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    Gotta love any poncho powered ride. Especially a poncho powered gasser.

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  11. Polish those M/Ts up and they'll shine! MTcovers.jpg
     
  12. Looks like the factory purposely left a spot for the moon fuel tank in between the front bumper. Gotta luv the styling!![​IMG]
     
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  13. Ever since I rode with scatterbrains in his 59 GMC that had the 336 removed and a 60 -389 four BBL engine swapped in. Ive had a thing for Pontiac engines. My uncle bought a new 62 catalinia with a dual quad 421 and 4 speed. and ive been adding to my Pontiac collection for a long time. Ive been seriously thinking about installing a a Pontiac engine in the 55 that's in my avatar.
     
  14. wvenfield
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    My buddy put my old 316 into his 55 Nomad............Now I love Pontiac but......it took a lot to do that. Going with the MT's he will get my stock covers.

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  15. I have a 69 400 engine and 4 speed. I think I can use my scattershield Bell housing and bolt to the stock tri five rear mounts. My scattershield had both the chevy and BOP engine pattern. and has a provision to mount the starter on the passenger side.
     
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  17. Mitchell Rish
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    Yep they look great / May just be my eyes ,but it looks like you actually gained some fire wall clearance.Micky is a huge Pontiac fan/I love Tom Langdon's Hole Shot OHC( Pontiac) six Gasser. So yes it safe to say I like the Indian tribe.
     
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  18. Snowman454007
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    They look awesome sir! If I had some I would put them on my 6

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  19. Bird man
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    RE: Post 366. Anyone who sells a car like that should have his man card scrutinized...
    Now here is a dilemma...
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  20. ark_rat
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    What is the dilemma? They run great. Have one off a 66 389 hi po. Factory set up still with the Muncie m22 behind it. Just not the 389 block anymore. Kaboom.

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  21. I have one like the second and third ones from the left.
     
  22. D-man313
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    I own that car now, it’s in the process of being turned into more of a race car...


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  23. wvenfield
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    Done..... Or at least to what I want.

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  24. Good deal. It was rough and pretty crude when I had it. The price was right though at the time. Glad to hear it is getting some love.
     
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  26. D-man313
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    I don’t think it’s super rough, but it’s getting some much needed attention and will have some fun with it!


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  27. wvenfield
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    Where are the pics? LOL
     
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  29. bchctybob
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    Holeeee sh!t that things lookin' great, Wvenfield. So when do we get to see the fire-up video???
     
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  30. wvenfield
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    Nobody is more anxious than I. Fuel lines finished, finished today. I have the plug wires etc in the front seat. We will decide on where to place the battery and then hopefully we can give it a go. Stupid bad spot in my work schedule right now so..................(retire some time first of the year).
     
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