Originally Posted by MOS95B
Hahahhaaaaaa - I'm not the only one showing my age now!!!!
My friend and I bought a 68 Parisienne with a 396 and Turbo 400 with 12 bolt diff for $125 in 1979. The car ran great but the interior was toast and the exterior was unloved.
We bought the car for the crankshaft :P
Pontiacs in Canada were available with Chevy engines, the good thing was they came with forged steel cranks.
We had just spun a rod bearing on the 396 we had in a 74 Nova SS after the 3rd cam in 2 years. The Sig Ersen hydraulic lifter cam went flat on 2 lobes so we put in a Competition Cams solid lifter cam with more lift, more duration and more overlap. It'* fun to set valve lash with a feeler guage.
Anyway, we mercilessly cut through the front bumper and rad support on the Parisienne and hauled the engine and tranny out the front with miniscule hoist we had.
Ah...the good old days...I drove that Nova to high school...graduated in 1981.
P.*. Sorry for the thread jacking.