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51 Pontiac Gasser

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oldy57, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. A 31 MO FO
    Joined: Nov 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,416

    A 31 MO FO
    from D/FW

    Looks good so far, keep us up to date on your 51 gasser
  2. rc32tx
    Joined: Dec 12, 2006
    Posts: 152


    You have a great start and plenty of time to change whatever details you don't like. The front end/clip is awesome.
  3. xsteve
    Joined: Dec 22, 2008
    Posts: 52

    from puyallup

    That thing is going to be awesome, love it.
  4. oldy57
    Joined: Feb 2, 2009
    Posts: 69


    More pics of the pontiac. I started on the front sheetmetal today. Should have it done tomorrow, at least the paint off. I also got a set of wheelie bars with the car. They won't go on it. They don't look right. I am looking more at the Pontiac 389 for a motor. The guy selling it needs cash. It has a 2 four intake, solid cam, high compression pistons, well built with a high stall and tranny.


  5. parksquijada
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 316

    from norcal

    go 6 cyl "jimmy" 302. 3 2's. 4 speed. priceless. Or pontiac. no chevy please. way overdone. if you absolutely had to, do the 292 (283). twist it to 8 grand and no one will care about sbc power. had jr fueler, fun, fun, fun w/ 292. good luck.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2009
  6. FuelFC
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 764


    Pontiac it if you can afford it. And do put that trim back on, every piece you can find and a little extra for good measure. That is going to be one very cool looking car.

    Damn that thing is in nice shape.
  7. seems most everyone recons pontiac in a pontiac. me too! nice car. good luck.
  8. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,003

    rick finch

    Go PONTIAC, no question about it! You are a lucky man, that car is bitchin'.....................please keep posting updates, this is going to be a good one!:cool:
  9. jangleguy
    Joined: Dec 26, 2004
    Posts: 2,668


    Great score, man! I'm hoping you run most of the Poncho trim (except for front bumper and hood ornament). I'd have to build the snot out of a 455 (tell everyone it's a 389) with a 4-speed. '57 Pontiac rear (4.30's) would be perfect. Build some fenderwell headers and go man go!!! I did this once with a '57 Chieftain - your '51 coupe would be much cooler! I'm cryin'...
  10. furious
    Joined: Feb 4, 2009
    Posts: 252

    from Hazlet, NJ

    Very sweet. Blow their doors off!
  11. Gotta go with the 389. That's far more cool than a sbc

    I also like the idea of keeping all the trim on the front and going with fenderwell headers
  12. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,174


    Those tail lights, and the rear side Pontiac emblems, really make it stand out. Body looks straight too. Wanna trade for my 51 Chevy Business Coupe? I did'nt think so. I like the Jimmy six idea also. But, I'd still go Hydro for a trans. Keep the wheelie bars for static displays. Butch/56sedandelivery.
  13. Put a 455 in it with 6X 350 heads, bracket race cam , 66 tri power. 2.64 low T-10 , 4.10 -4.30 gear and get ready to pull second gear..quick!
    BTW, A 292 is a .060 over-bored 283
  14. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,383

    from New York

    Gotta say I luv the look and what your plans are
  15. claymore
    Joined: Feb 21, 2009
    Posts: 896


    Looks real good. Nice to see something a little different for a change. My two cents use a Pontiac engine to keep with the interesting body.
  16. Play400
    Joined: Nov 29, 2006
    Posts: 47


    Saxxon, your avatar, is it the old "Elephant Hunter". Seen it last fall for the first time in a looong time.
  17. Get the 389 and stroke it to a 421 later! That car deserves a Poncho motor.
  18. Yup.. sure is
    Sent you a PM
  19. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,174


    O.K., most everyone says to use a Pont engine, for originality, and to be different than everyone else. So, how about a Pont straight 8, and still with a Hydro? Now, that would be different, and keep it ALL Pont? I'm actually halfway serious about this. Butch/56sedandelivery.

    Just remembered something, my best friend in high school, and while he was attending community college, drove a 52 Pontiac, I think it was a hardtop, with a straight 8 and a Hydro. Another friend, who was into "art", painted GTO emblems on the lower trailing ends of the front fenders. A 52 Pontiac GTO.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2009
  20. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,165


    love those pontiacs, not as gassers though.
  21. oldy57
    Joined: Feb 2, 2009
    Posts: 69


    I am leaning towards the Pontiac motor. I am trying to get the 389 from the guy who is selling it. He is hard to deal with. I hope he is willing to let it go soon. He wants to sell it but doesn't want to do any work in the process. It is still in a car.
    The 292 small block is now going into another car. It was a well built motor, stroked 283 with 327 crank.
    I stripped the paint off the front end this week. The fenders are quite nice, very little rust, a few dents.


    I also picked up the decals for the car. The guy I bought the car from had them made up but were not ready when IO got the car. The C-GAS should have been C/GAS. I will het that fixed. The decals look great.

  22. I would go with a Pontiac 400 or 455 are easier and cheaper to find than a 389
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 308


    Very cool looking car! I love the coupe body style...
  24. VNCduke
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 659

    from Washougal

    the centerlines are ugly as hell
  25. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,560

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    I wouldnt have been that rude about it, but it would look better with some more nostalgic period correct wheels :cool:
  26. RacerRick
    Joined: May 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,753


    If you have the SBC parts and are in canada - SBC the car. Remember that canadian pontiacs were built on chevrolet frames and came with chevrolet drivetrains.

    But it needs to be a stickshift car with a solid cam that likes to wind! Too bad you are soo far away, I even know the perfect motor for the car - a built 327!
  27. oldy57
    Joined: Feb 2, 2009
    Posts: 69


    The Centerlines are going. The ones in the last pics are fake Centerlines, just rollers for the car. I am looking for period wheels.
    The car is an American Pontiac. If I can get the 389 that is the way I will go. The Tunel Ram is gone tomorrow.
  28. oldy57
    Joined: Feb 2, 2009
    Posts: 69


    I did some trading today and ended up with the better deal. New Moon tank, was told it is a 5 gallon tank. I tried it on the car and it looks good. Most of the Pontiac grill will have to go. The grill comes apart with screws. With little cutting I could use a lot of it. I won't cut it up untill further mock up. I would like to keep as much of the grill as I can. It is a tight fit with the hood trim. I could modify the valance and make it fit better, again I won't cut it yet. Sorry about the poor pics, it's raining here.
    I also have a lead on another Pontiac motor and trans, will hear more about it later in the week.
  29. 52pickup
    Joined: Aug 11, 2004
    Posts: 847

    from Tucson, Az

    looks kick ass, did you find a motor yet?
  30. Very tough looking build.....I'm diggin' the graphics!

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