Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects 1960 Pontiac Catalina Stick Car!

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 31hotrodguy, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. BSL409
    Joined: Aug 28, 2011
    Posts: 551

    BSL409
    Member

    Very cool Congrats!!
     
    31hotrodguy likes this.
  2. engine number 37M.....'62 & 63, 389, 2 bbl, 283 hp, automatic.
     
  3. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,648

    mgtstumpy
    Member

    stillrunners likes this.
  4. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Took the rear seat out of the 63 star chief and surprisingly it fits okay.... at least we’ll enough until a stock one falls from the sky along with a front seat![​IMG][​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  5. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Had had high hopes to pull the engines out of the two cars but the rain slowed us down. However; the 63 engine is actually Pontiac blue underneath the dust and grime. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  6. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    scotty t likes this.
  7. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    s55mercury66
    Member
    from SW Wyoming

    Well, if a man is wearing a dress, then it becomes a man's dress.
     
  8. egads
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 969

    egads
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Just FYI, That right side fender mirror is pretty hard to find in decent shape. As a pair they could help fund your project.
     
  9. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Thank you for the tip. I’ll be nice to it when it comes off. We’ve been pretty gentle taking stuff apart even with the stuff that was crunched.


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  10. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I got my adapter from Butler yesterday so hopefully now I can mock up the 63 engine with the later bellhousing. [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  11. earlyride
    Joined: Oct 22, 2007
    Posts: 15

    earlyride
    Member
    from california

     
    chryslerfan55 and 31hotrodguy like this.
  12. earlyride
    Joined: Oct 22, 2007
    Posts: 15

    earlyride
    Member
    from california

    Great tip on that CLR thing, could have used that on a couple of cars that came my way
     
    31hotrodguy likes this.
  13. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Engines disconnected. Ready to be pulled. Hope I never forget pictures like these. [​IMG][​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  14. Bullit68
    Joined: Sep 16, 2009
    Posts: 114

    Bullit68
    Member
    from Verona, PA

    This was the stamping on front passenger side of engine block on my car, and the VIN. 494F931B-8B5A-4856-AA6E-B18F7A2B5413.jpeg DB2E7C93-5C2F-47DB-BD4B-A2C8014F9C40.jpeg
     
  15. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I didn’t realize they stamped the vin into the engine! Cool


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    1947knuck, mgtstumpy and Bullit68 like this.
  16. rowdyauto
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 318

    rowdyauto
    Member

    Just saw this post, I have a lot of 60 Pontiac Catalina parts if interested. I probably have enough trim to do a complete car plus other parts.
     
  17. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Thank you! I’ll touch base soon!


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    1947knuck and chryslerfan55 like this.
  18. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Boys did good pulling the engine out of the 63. Not one broken part. I was impressed! [​IMG]
    Obviously dad helped they did the dirty work.


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    j-jock, MO54Frank, scotty t and 10 others like this.
  19. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

  20. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    The 63 block bellhousing bolts are 7/16 and the scatter shield looks like 3/8’s. Pontiac used different bolts on the later engines??????


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    1947knuck and chryslerfan55 like this.
  21. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

  22. My 57 engine uses 7/16ths bolts.
     
    chryslerfan55 and 31hotrodguy like this.
  23. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

  24. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Not a whole lot of progress this past week as I am having to rebuild my kitchen due to water damage. But I did get the 59 engine and trans unbolted. Hopefully I’ll get it pulled this weekend.
    The kids and I have been polishing the original paint for fun. It amazes me what can been done to original paint. Can’t do that with clear coat! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  25. sliceddeuce
    Joined: Aug 15, 2017
    Posts: 2,982

    sliceddeuce
    Member

  26. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

  27. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    We were able to get the 59 engine out of the Catalina before it started raining. One of boys[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] made the comment “this is exciting dad, we’ve never taken the engine out of a car with the front fenders on.” Lol I’ve had them take plenty of cars apart. I guess it was good practice for doing it to a “nicer” car.


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  28. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,606

    31hotrodguy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    So the little 3 spd is only 16 inches long from the front of the case to the end of the tail housing which is about 5 inches shorter than a regular T10. I believe 60 was the first year for the 4 spd? Or did they have a different cross member/trans mount with an obviously shorter drive shaft for the T10?????? Does anybody know????[​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    1947knuck, chryslerfan55 and loudbang like this.
  29. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,881

    stuart in mn
    Member

    1960 was the first year a four speed was offered in Pontiacs. I believe it was a mid-year, special order thing; it wasn't a regular production option until 1961.

    I don't know about 1960, but in 1961 they came with long or short tail shafts, depending on whether they were installed in a Catalina/Ventura or a longer wheelbase Star Chief/Bonneville.
     
  30. That's a Muncie 318 trans. Identical to the 318 used in Chevrolets. They started using the short tailhousing and rear mount in 1958. I notice your scattershield is drilled for both GM and Ford Transmissions. A full syncro ford three speed from behind a FE would be plenty strong for your car. Some GM actually came frome the factory with a ford Warner three speed trans.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 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.