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Hot Rods 50's pontiac engine cracked head!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dimitri89, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. dimitri89
    Joined: Jul 20, 2014
    Posts: 33

    dimitri89

    Thanks for everyone's input and advice. Head is at the machine shop today and on its way to me soon after!
     
  2. Thanks for your service and good luck with your Pontiac.
     
  3. d2_willys
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 4,165

    d2_willys
    Member
    from Kansas

    Check out the 316 heads that FALCON H has. He is just outside of Waco, TX. He will probably make a real good deal for you.
     
  4. dimitri89
    Joined: Jul 20, 2014
    Posts: 33

    dimitri89

    Well I just ordered one, but I'll keep him in mind for an upgrade
     
  5. flypa38
    Joined: May 3, 2005
    Posts: 530

    flypa38
    Member

    Wish I would have seen this earlier! Join the pontiac1950s yahoo group. Those guys have seemingly limitless resources for our cars! Mines a 56 Star Chief.
    Also if you haven't seen it check out pontiacsafari.Com for free manuals including the parts catalog!
     
  6. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,556

    mike bowling
    Member

    And there ya have it- seek and ye shall find!
    This site is definitely one of the most effective ways to network for just about anything auto related ( and then some).
    Good stuff!
     
  7. dimitri89
    Joined: Jul 20, 2014
    Posts: 33

    dimitri89

    What's up flypa38
    Ya I joi ed the yahoo group when you mentioned it last time we talked.

    Just heard back from the machine shop it's going to be 2,000 for labor and 1,000 for parts. Ouch, but mine as well do everything while it's all opened up
     
  8. junior 1957
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 217

    junior 1957
    Member

    i have a 1 ton 1955 gmc 288 which is just a 287 pontiac, it is a running driving truck. i plan on changing the engine if you are interested
     
  9. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,254

    woodbutcher
    Member

    :D Hi dimitri89.Thanks for your service.Best of luck with your Poncho.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  10. flypa38
    Joined: May 3, 2005
    Posts: 530

    flypa38
    Member

    Junior, you'll want to verify this, but I think heads and pistons were different for Pontiac built GMC engines. Lower compression ratio or something. Can't remember exactly but pretty sure they aren't the same.
    Dimitri, I thought I remembered telling you about that! There's a few guys there that I'm pretty certain would have what you need if something falls through.
     
  11. dimitri89
    Joined: Jul 20, 2014
    Posts: 33

    dimitri89

    Well darn haha I should have checked there first. I'm about to empty my bank account and max my credit card for this rebuild lol.
     

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