We had a local yearly all Pontiac event called Pontiac Heaven. I wanted to take the car and put it in the show corral so I made some temporary trailing arms, enough to locate the rearend and make it a rolling assembly.
Had many good comments and lots of excitement about the build. Even won an award for most popular Catalina. But I did figure out until later that mine was only Catalina there. But I'll take it anyway. Bragging rights ya know.
I played around with using the original dash and just moving it back into place.
But I'm going to try to make my own custom dash. We'll see how that works????
That all kind of catches you up on all the stuff I've been doing. The motor is ready to be assembled. The light pistons and the aluminum rods caused the bobweight to be so light they are probably going to have to machine down the counterweights to get it balanced. An added cost but a good thing to have to do. This thing should RPM like crazy. I also settled on a cam from a guy that originally made the cams for Lunati and Hydrodyne cams. It'* a 114 LCL. 251/241 int/ exhaust @ .050 (less exhaust duration for the turbo) and around .650 net after lash solid roller. Waiting to hear that it is ready to come home. Mark L