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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by adamsrotors, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. adamsrotors
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    right...
    I've have barely started to figure this out yet...I'm sure it won't be too crazy.
    was hoping maybe someones done it or knows of a drop-in solution from another Pontiac V8 soon after this.
     
  2. Tnomoldw
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    Sad to say but there are a ton of SBC in Pontiacs
     
  3. Tnomoldw
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    Actually I think what you want to do is a ''no brainer'',
     
  4. Tnomoldw
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    I owned a 56 and a 58 Pontiac they had Jetaways , I had a 40 Hudson coupe, I put a 55 v8 in with a Packard floor shift trany, Then I put in a 56 v8 , I ran a stock car , 1/2 mile circle track 2 years 56 body and frame , same chassie as yours , with a 59 v8
     
  5. jesse1980
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    Putting a sbc in a Pontiac is just ridiculous.
     
  6. Tnomoldw
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    I agree , If any thing put an old buick or caddy ,,,,:eek: I know the Pontiac V8s best
     
  7. mob53
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    I put a Pontiac 400 in my 53. Check out my album. It was a total pain in the rear but I'm glad I did it. An SBC is a lot easier to install though.....no doubt.


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  8. Tnomoldw
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    400 Pontiac was introduced in 1967,,,, lots of little differences from 55 to 60 .Trany bolting is completely different.
     
  9. adamsrotors
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    I would keep the straight eight in the car, if you ever decide to change the SBC is over all the best choice. Don't listen to the those that bad mouth the SBC, there's more then one reason way it's been the best engine for over sixty years.
    The big block Pontiac is a good engine had a 400 in my '67 GTO great running engine. For great cruising go for the SBC or for big H/P in the Pontiac.

    CRUISER :cool:
     
  11. Tnomoldw
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    :)That car is looking high school fresh. Very nice.:cool::D;)
     
  12. adamsrotors
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    alot of updates...

    new stance for one.
    bagged & notched the rear, lowered the front alot more with dropped uprights.
    smaller tires in back to perfectly level it out (no pictured)

    new motor/trans.
    after much debate we went SBC, but something VERY cool.
    it's a 283 62' vette block, punched out to 292.
    80's IROC heads w/hardened seats (run 91 pump gas no problem) 50's cast iron intake, OE GM ram horns, '54 4-jet fully rebuilt, korean fireball cam.
    vintage ribbed cast air cleaner cover & valve covers, and alot of other trick reused, reclaimed, NOS, and/or hand made/modified US made parts.
    it's paired to a fully rebuilt 700r4 & a rebuilt factory rearend.

    the thing sounds nasty...
    lakes are hooked up and ran straight at shows. when capped, have a quick 12" glass pack turn down right behind the last cap on each side, unseen for a more mellow rumble.

    also just flaked the roof...no pics as of yet, but with a subtle yet very kool choice over my metallic navy top, lil' daddy roth's "Crystal Beth"

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  13. CruZer
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    I second that emotion.
     
  14. adamsrotors
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    ^ that's silly and goes against anything about this website in my opinion...let alone men & cars.
    hot rodding & customizing is all about speed, taste, & style, but when done right you only improve over stock and make it that much better.
    I feel I have accomplished that fine line & mix of stock, bomb, & mild custom...still more to come tho.
     
  15. robertsregal
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    Wow she a Beauty!! would not change a thing!
     
  16. mob53
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    Nicely done Adam. I'm so jealous.


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  17. SoCal
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    Looking good, Adam. Stance looks great. I'm planning to bag mine next year so great inspiration.
    I think the bomb thing suits these cars a lot too, they're kind of over accessorised from the factory as is with all the trim, so it's a natural progression!
     
  18. adamsrotors
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    was able to be a groomsmen AND driver for one of my good buddies wedding last weekend.
    not only did I snap these two badass pics, but it shows a few of the new mods.

    now running 600-15's in the back to perfectly level out the car on full drop.
    also flaked the roof & had the entire car buffed out days before the wedding.
    dropped the front bumper 2 inches & plan to do the same in the rear next week.
    ...and the coolest of them all, dropped the license plate to the rear bumper & added a front end chevy overrider.a
    then added more silver streak under the trunk to add to the flow in the rearend.

    I think it's not both subtle & slick and prob the only one out there with it.

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  19. TonyVoltron
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    Sorry mate, now that you have bagged it, it looks bloody broken to me.
    IMO, crazy to have changed it one bit

    Don't need any shit about his car .....etc.
    IMO, Looked perfect when you bought it
    Rod
     
  21. I can't say I get it either; they're only original once, there are plenty of less than perfect cars to hack up into just another bomb with a SBC that it makes no sense to do it to a clean, nice original. But it's his car to do with what he wants, if that's make it into just another car at the show, so be it.
     
  22. adamsrotors
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    what's to get? originality is great, sure...and a lot of this car is original.
    but keeping something bone stock is beyond boring...any car guy "gets" that.
    I believe everything I've done is extremely tasteful...done right & done kool.

    here's one from last weekend.
    I dropped the rear bumper over an inch, 4 linked the rear, and added some beefy shocks up front. thing rides like a cadillac.

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  24. adamsrotors
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  25. TonyVoltron
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    How did you set up you a/c? I'm currently looking for options for my 51.. also, where can I find a set of Ventshades for my car?
     
  26. tubman
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    Finally, a few sensible comments on this thread.
     
  27. adamsrotors
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    ^ what?

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    Tony, I don't have AC...I'm not sure what you mean. if you read the OP, it
    explains the belt driven pump is used for my air suspension.

    vent shades are a rare find...good luck. they're NOS, as it also reads.
     
  28. i.rant
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    from Illinois
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    I'm strangely attracted to your car and I think you have a very,very nice cruiser there.
    Not a real custom guy but I would be all over this car. Sweet.
     
  29. itsmee
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    Nooooo, don't sell it mate, you'll regret it
     
  30. adamsrotors
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    ^ I have no doubt in that...but I'm also ready to start a new.
     

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