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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by porknbeaner, Sep 13, 2021.

  1. No it is not about engine theory. Not that kind of an discussion.

    The wife found this engine reasonable at an estate sale. The people do not know what it is other than grandpa was a hot rodder and this was in his stash.

    I truly do not recognize the engine. It looks familiar but I cannot definitively put my finger on it. Mrs 'Beaner cannot either. This is a rare occasion.

    I think it is a 350 olds (which I am sure is absolutely wrong) she says its a Pontiac (of undetermined displacement)

    So lets see what you think (or know). Fun, fun, fun.

    motor1.jpg motor2.jpg motor3.jpg
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  2. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,332

    from ohio

    I would guess Pontiac, maybe 316 or 347?
  3. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,706


    326 Pontiac, or at least that family. Just looked at one for sale here


  4. The distributer cap and flat rocker covers are what is throwing me off I think. Granted the cap is an Echlin and not stock so the cap should not be an issue.

    Plugs above the manifolds sure say poncho though don't they. That is what the Missus said.

    These are probably correct answers though.

  5. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 713

    Joe Blow

    The 532311 exhaust manifold is 59 - 60 Pontiac.
  6. Good eye. Never thought to look at the numbers on the manifiold.
  7. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 21,819


    The moral of the story is listen to your wife.
  8. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,747

    from kansas

    No! Don't admit it !! You'll never hear the end of it ! Lol !!!
  9. WOW Beaner, if a guru like you doesn't know, how the hell do you expect us mortals to know??
    It does look like a326, but I don't recognize the rocker covers...
  10. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 6,984


    So Mrs. Beaner is looking at engines for you to start something new? ;)
  11. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,271


    No, she's saying "move over junior and I'll show you how it's done".
  12. Our first date was tuning my race car in the driveway, next date was her and her dad in my pit the following day. That was in the spring of 1971. ;) No movin over here.
    She is just looking for a good motor for her new old car. Or something that I can use at a later date to replace mine if we decide to use it in her new old car.
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  13. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,350


    59 389? It appears it is supposed to have the hoses for reverse flow. It appears they had been there.
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  14. d2_willys
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 4,175

    from Kansas

    1959 Pontiac, since 55-59 had reverse cooling, therefore two short hoses from water pump to each cylinder head. This does not have the hoses, but were supposed to. I would then look at the bell pattern and find out that it looks like the 55-60 pattern. Therefore 1959. 1961 was first year for BOP look alike and this is not a BOP pattern. Last thing to look at is if there are block mount starter tapped holes. If so 1964 or newer.
    I say 1959!!!!!
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  15. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 3,782


    3AF2D4BB-4719-4D7B-BFF0-A46157B3569F.jpeg 06AC4249-8B8E-47F4-BD12-A45C7CA42904.jpeg

    Not a 326, those heads and water pump housing say ‘59 and earlier. The arrow in the first picture shows the holes drilled to intersect with the intake valve guides and the second picture shows what I believe is a stainless water distribution tube in the hole.
    I have no idea what the holes were supposed to do for the guides. The heads had elbows bolted on that used short hoses to connect to the water pump housing.
    I think it was 1960 when both the holes for the guides and water distribution tubes were eliminated.

    I type too slow, @wvenfield and @d2_willys put a hole shot on me.
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  16. 35desoto
    Joined: Oct 6, 2009
    Posts: 770


    The next question is....
    Are you going to get it???? :)
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  17. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
    Posts: 337


    I say Packard. :oops:
  18. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,621

    Staff Member

    Well if anything we found out who rides on top.
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  19. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,621

    Staff Member

    Here is the answer to the question….


    1960 Pontiac V8 Right Side Exhaust Manifold 532311
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  20. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
    Posts: 1,299

    427 sleeper

    @VANDENPLAS is gonna be pissed... It's not a F&#$in' Dodge! LOL!
  21. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,621

    Staff Member

    I’ll buy the valve covers from you if you decide to sell them.
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  22. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 5,075

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    Does that Pontiac have the cubic inch cast into the side of the block?
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  23. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,950

    from Michigan

    GMC used a Pontiac motor in their pickups in the mid to late '50s.... Could it be???...:confused: 1958-GMC-NAPCO-4X4-Engine.jpg
  24. B1C1DBAD-35C8-4CBB-986F-4014FBE61888.gif

    dang right I’m pissed !!:D
  25. Roothawg said "The moral of the story is listen to your wife."

    Yeah, guys like us don't need Google, our wives know everything.

    I say it's a Pontiac based on the engine color but what do I know, lol. Wait, let me ask my wife.
  26. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,737


    All I'm saying, is it takes a hell of a man to admit his wife was right.
  27. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,162


    ....and an idiot to NOT to admit it !
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  28. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 3,782


    @BuckeyeBuicks is correct, the 523298 head casting is for the ‘57 347 engine. A05B6E2A-C8EA-41B3-940A-9AA93F6F1757.jpeg
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  29. 35desoto
    Joined: Oct 6, 2009
    Posts: 770


    Now go get it !!!!!!!!!!!
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  30. Yeah, even when you don't

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