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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: February 28, 2020 12:09PM

I expect it to start on the first crank.

I think this is the Pontiac bottom end.

Random interweb picture looks correct.

The Stig will know for sure on mains.

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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: March 17, 2020 08:09PM

Just cruising through the conversation. Was your heart set on a binder?

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Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa coupe basket case
'66 Monza coupe


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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: March 18, 2020 05:57AM

Thanks Scott and yes the 40 IH D-30 is still in play.

Waiting on paperwork from the seller now in TX.

Was going to pick it up this coming Saturday.

But I want all the paperwork in hand first.

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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 18, 2020 10:14AM

Phil are you going to stop by while you are in Texas?

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 135 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: March 18, 2020 10:23AM

Seller just moved to Texas...truck is still in California.

Hence the need to mail paperwork back and forth.

It is stored in Irvine, CA at his former employer.

But absolutely I would stop by if I was there.

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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: March 18, 2020 01:30PM

I've always been a fan of the Buick straight 8. I recall the last year it came with a four barrel carburetor and put out some respectable power.

The Packard straight 8 is an impressive engine too.

Pontiac used the flathead straight 8 in the 1954 show car. Scroll half way down for an engine picture that is impressive!! [www.motortrend.com]



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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 18, 2020 01:58PM

1949! Oldsmobile Kettering designed Rocket 88 v8 303 ci

Now this is BEAUTY!!



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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 08, 2022 06:46AM

I spent some time working on my Rat Rod recently.

I was thinking about making the Jag V12 run for fun.

Bad news is it has dead hole and that's the good news.

I'm now fully committed to my Pontiac Straight 8 motor.

Anybody want a 1985 Jaguar HE 5.3 V12 and British TH-400.

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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: April 08, 2022 06:51AM

Dang. I wish I'd known you did that when I was closer.

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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: NMCarNut ()
Date: April 08, 2022 07:00AM

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>The overhead valve Buick is the best Hot Rod choice.
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Bombshell Betty agrees.

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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 08, 2022 07:15AM

I am not using a Buick engine on purpose...I wanted a Flathead.

It'll be uber Hot Rod cool with it's V57 McCulloch Supercharger.

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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: April 08, 2022 07:20AM

I'm a Potiac Flathead fan of course. But hard to say no to an Olds Rocket if you found one.

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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Date: April 08, 2022 07:55AM

Ive always wanted a chieftain. I agree with the criminality of the LS swap in that particular setup. Straight 8s are super cool.

1961 Corvair 700 Sedan - 3sp - Gasoline Heat - Lowered a bit - Rust in Progress



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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: Brizo ()
Date: April 08, 2022 06:55PM

Brizo Wrote:
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> couple more

The Pontiac 8's were mechanically dependable as a rock! I've had 3, and the engine in my '41 has been in place since '85 and driven every summer. They had 5 mains. The biggest straight 8 they made was the last in'54, at 268 ci.

Pontiac used to advertise that they: "would go one hundred thousand miles before an overhaul" and they would too! on oil that wasnt near as good as we have today.

Dan Brizendine, Circle City Corvairs
'64 8 door Greenbrier, +.060, stroked 1/4", 186 ci.140 PG. "In beautiful Wanamaker Indiana...with one stop light and 5 pizza shops"

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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 08, 2022 06:58PM

I have checked my Straight 8 for compression and oil pressure...good to go.

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Re: O/T-My Quest for Something Different Got Serious
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: April 08, 2022 08:20PM

Phil,
That's going to be a uber cool build! thumbs up

Corventure Dave

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