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Old 06-27-2006, 03:17 PM   #31
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I will put some more in photobucket and post. They didnt just look nice. The 421 tri power was an awesome power plant. My first Pontiac was a 64 Catalina 2 Dr Sport Coupe with a 389. All I did for mods was a 2barrel to 4 barrel adapter plate with a 650 Holley double pumper bolted on, headers and a couple cherry bombs. And it would smoke most of my friends. And what a tough made car. I hit more things with that car then I can remember know and was three colors before I sold it to a friend.

This will make Sguela chuckle, I sold it because I bought a '63 Ford XL(Limited edition Galaxy) with 390 4 speed. that i'm an idiot for destroying... it is such a wanted collectors item now.
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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.

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