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Old 11-11-2010, 10:21 AM   #3811
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Not always be Ponatic but also Oldsmoble as well they have same exhaust manfold pattern as well.

But the Oldsmobile the oil filler port is front of the engine never in the valve cover AFAIK.

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It has been so long I didn't remember that, but now that you mention it.

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The way the motor look like as on the photo that I am pretty much pointed to pontiac due the exhaust ports are line up and it not exact the same pattern is SBC is.

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Close guess.

455 Buick with the biggest 4 barrel I could find at the time. I had to bore out the manifold to fit. Big cam and lifters plus the NOS system.

I dare not use the NOS on the street, just way too much power. Saved that for the track.
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My stars that is gorgeous, I bet that WAS one bad dude, just beautiful Keith.
I can't tell but what motor did it have? That had to be one fun rod to build, and drive.
I guess my favorite of all cars as far as old cars would go would be the 32-34 Ford coup.
I'm with you on the coupe's. Another car I always thought would make a great rod was the '34 Chevy Master sedan. Just a very classy car. Maybe one day.

When did Chevy come out with their first OHV V-8? Don't cheat and look it up.
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The first coat of finish was done on the high wall yesterday...I was hoping to be able to get the second coat on in the evening, but the first wasn't quite dry.

They do say it is fast drying, but after 6 hours it was still not quite ready. It's fine this morning, so I'll do that now.

Next there are more boards to dado for the stairwell walls, which should allow me to do the fourth section. This will be the most difficult section as it is the highest. From there it's not quite as bad.
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I'm with you on the coupe's. Another car I always thought would make a great rod was the '34 Chevy Master sedan. Just a very classy car. Maybe one day.

When did Chevy come out with their first OHV V-8? Don't cheat and look it up.
1955 265CI the best I can remember, but I could be wrong.
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The first coat of finish was done on the high wall yesterday...I was hoping to be able to get the second coat on in the evening, but the first wasn't quite dry.

They do say it is fast drying, but after 6 hours it was still not quite ready. It's fine this morning, so I'll do that now.

Next there are more boards to dado for the stairwell walls, which should allow me to do the fourth section. This will be the most difficult section as it is the highest. From there it's not quite as bad.
Be careful up there buddy.
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Close guess.

455 Buick with the biggest 4 barrel I could find at the time. I had to bore out the manifold to fit. Big cam and lifters plus the NOS system.

I dare not use the NOS on the street, just way too much power. Saved that for the track.
If it had been a Chevy I may have gotten it

Man that was one mean machine Keith, I bet it would fly.

Back in the mid 60's I was boring a block for a fellow who owned a rail job called the Tennessee Boll weevil. This was when the original hemis were getting hard to find. This fellow always wanted his blocks bored .010 over and if it didn't clear he didn't want the block. He always used Aries piston with teflon buttons on the skirts so the piston skirts never touched the walls.

For some reason that day I must have been day dreaming as I set the mic at 30 over and started the bar down the cut. At about 2 inches down I realized what I had done but it was too late, the block was shot at least for this fellow it was. I always miced the pistons and bored each cylinder to the piston, for some reason I just didn't get it right. A .010 over was an unusual bore anyway. Needless to say the fellow was one very unhappy fellow. I told him I could thick wall sleeve the block and guaranteed the sleeve would hold but he wasn't having any of that. My boss wasn't real happy about that either.
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Wasn't the Muskrat a 289? One of the guys where I worked bought one of those, but a ragtop. Bright orange, but no racing stripes.
I wouldn't have a clue, I was never a real gear-head back then. I just wanted them to look nice and cackle. Everything I had back then I converted to either straight-pipes or those straight-line glass pack mufflers whatever they were called. Seems like Woody The Woodpecker was the logo the manufacturer used back then. I didn't know a cam from a tie rod. I did however know the difference between Cragar and Keystone.

Cruising, girls, and street racing was my thing. I did take the mustang to the track a few times but I apparently couldn't drive it. Almost each trip resulted in the need to replace the clutch when I got it home. My dad was pissed. Of course he didn't know I was blowin' clutches at the track, he blamed the mechanics and I went along with it. hehehe!

I loved the smell of burning tire-rubber in the morning!
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Had a friend back then that was into racing every weekend. He was top-dog in those parts. He bought a new stripped down '64 Plymouth Fury big block whatever that was.

I remember he would give rides for three dollars per person. He would place a ten dollar bill on the dashboard in front of the passenger. When the passenger said "GO" he would accelerate and run through the gears. If the passenger could grab that ten dollar bill before he got into fourth gear the ten bucks belonged to the passenger. I probably spent fifteen bucks proving to myself I couldn't grab the ten-spot after all. That's how he paid his gas bill and bought his cigarettes. Ya gotta admit the guy was pretty creative. We won't get into the level of intelligence of the passengers. Seemed do-able at the time.
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1955 265CI the best I can remember, but I could be wrong.
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Be careful up there buddy.
Believe me when I tell you I move VERY slowly when I'm up top. Every thing is doing well this morning...lots more boards dadoed and I'm headed up top to do the worst part.
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I wouldn't have a clue, I was never a real gear-head back then. I just wanted them to look nice and cackle. Everything I had back then I converted to either straight-pipes or those straight-line glass pack mufflers whatever they were called. Seems like Woody The Woodpecker was the logo the manufacturer used back then. I didn't know a cam from a tie rod. I did however know the difference between Cragar and Keystone.

Cruising, girls, and street racing was my thing. I did take the mustang to the track a few times but I apparently couldn't drive it. Almost each trip resulted in the need to replace the clutch when I got it home. My dad was pissed. Of course he didn't know I was blowin' clutches at the track, he blamed the mechanics and I went along with it. hehehe!

I loved the smell of burning tire-rubber in the morning!
The cruising, girls and street racing sounds much too familiar. Couldn't get away with the last part today.

Well the 'stangs came with a 289 and later you could get a 390. Of course you could also get a six, but who on earth would want one of those boat anchors in a 'stang?
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Had a friend back then that was into racing every weekend. He was top-dog in those parts. He bought a new stripped down '64 Plymouth Fury big block whatever that was.

I remember he would give rides for three dollars per person. He would place a ten dollar bill on the dashboard in front of the passenger. When the passenger said "GO" he would accelerate and run through the gears. If the passenger could grab that ten dollar bill before he got into fourth gear the ten bucks belonged to the passenger. I probably spent fifteen bucks proving to myself I couldn't grab the ten-spot after all. That's how he paid his gas bill and bought his cigarettes. Ya gotta admit the guy was pretty creative. We won't get into the level of intelligence of the passengers. Seemed do-able at the time.
The factory had a 383 (usually with automatic) in the '64 Fury's. But I believe there was a DSO available with the 426 hemi and 4 speed. One of the local dealerships, Johnson Motors, sponsored such a hemi powered beast at the local drag strip out in Mission. Reputed to be 600 h.p. and completely undriveable on the street.

There was a young guy at the track one weekend with a 327 powered '53 Stude lowboy. Pretty quick car...and Mr. Mouth challenged the low buck Stude to a grudge match.

The Stude won! The crowd loved it...but then Mr. Mouth came back whining and crying about something or other and wanted another go.

OK, Stude wins again!

This time Mr. Mouth is REALLY ticked and the crowd is just eating it up. He whines a whole lot more and wants a third try.

OK, but by this time the Stude guy realizes that this can go on all day and he hatches his own plan.

They pull up to the line...lights come down...both cars launch...then Stude guy gets right off the gas, rolls his window down and starts waving to the crowd! It was hilarious!

Mr. Big Shot comes back down the return lane all smiles - thinking that he has won a real race and got greeted by the biggest boos I've ever heard.

I chatted with Stude guy later. The 327 was nicely done out with a Crane roller cam, just a single four barrel, a ton of headwork (that's what makes Chevy's go like stink) Hedman hedders and 5.12 gears in the back. He was peaking at 8 grand just past the finish line. Awesome little car.
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Anyone else care to take a run at it?
I'll be John Brown, I was wrong, I would have never guessed when chevy first came out with the V8 OHC.
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The factory had a 383 (usually with automatic) in the '64 Fury's. But I believe there was a DSO available with the 426 hemi and 4 speed. One of the local dealerships, Johnson Motors, sponsored such a hemi powered beast at the local drag strip out in Mission. Reputed to be 600 h.p. and completely undriveable on the street.

There was a young guy at the track one weekend with a 327 powered '53 Stude lowboy. Pretty quick car...and Mr. Mouth challenged the low buck Stude to a grudge match.

The Stude won! The crowd loved it...but then Mr. Mouth came back whining and crying about something or other and wanted another go.

OK, Stude wins again!

This time Mr. Mouth is REALLY ticked and the crowd is just eating it up. He whines a whole lot more and wants a third try.

OK, but by this time the Stude guy realizes that this can go on all day and he hatches his own plan.

They pull up to the line...lights come down...both cars launch...then Stude guy gets right off the gas, rolls his window down and starts waving to the crowd! It was hilarious!

Mr. Big Shot comes back down the return lane all smiles - thinking that he has won a real race and got greeted by the biggest boos I've ever heard.

I chatted with Stude guy later. The 327 was nicely done out with a Crane roller cam, just a single four barrel, a ton of headwork (that's what makes Chevy's go like stink) Hedman hedders and 5.12 gears in the back. He was peaking at 8 grand just past the finish line. Awesome little car.
I would have loved to have seen that race. Come to think of it, I never have been to a drag race and have only ran one fellow on the streets. I had an ole 52 plymouth flathead 6 and he had a V8 56 Ford, I tore him up. He couldn't believe I only had a 6 banger in there.

That 327 was a mean motor for sure and almost bullet proof. I have seen a bunch of clutches slung all to pieces behind a 327.

Keith, I don't know if you ever heard of Joe Lunati of Lunati Cams or not but I worked with him for a while in Memphis, he made some pretty good cams for a while then got sloppy then made a come back after cleaning his act up.

Bud, I usually ran the wood pecker (I can't remember the name either) or cherry bomb glass packs on most of my cars.

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