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Hello everyone, I am a life long Pontiac fanatic.  I just sold my 71 HO Formula to my cousin, and my next car is going to be a Ventura 2.  I've been trying to find a 72 equiped with the Pontiac V8.  Not having much luck.  There is a 72 with the chevy V8 for sale in my area.  Does anyone know if I can buy the correct motor mount brackets to place a Pontiac V8 in the factory correct location?  I have a complete 74 GTO shaker hood setup, and need the engine to be in the exact location as a factory installed unit to make everything fit correctly.  I dont care for the 73-74 cars as much as the first two years, and finding a 72 equiped with the Pontiac V8 is difficult.

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Welcome to FP.   Generally the Chev sits in the same spot, but usually sits higher in the engine bay. At least that's what I found with restoring my 66 back to Pontiac power.

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The 67-69 Firebirds share a bunch chassis parts with the X body cars.  Anyone now if the frame rail brackets are the same?  

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Well, I ended up with a 73 Hatchback.  It's not what I was looking for, but it has really grown on me.  I am really looking forward to building it.

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On 2/11/2017 at 7:49 PM, Shaker1 said:

The 67-69 Firebirds share a bunch chassis parts with the X body cars.  Anyone now if the frame rail brackets are the same?  

All of  the GM line from “67” through the end of the Nova, Ventura & Omega (“78”) had the same subframe. I.E. “67-69” Camaro/Firebird, “67-78” Nova, Ventura & Omega plus the Buick Apollo, which ended in “75”! The other good thing is most of the suspension was interchangeable! Up to and including for example; front spindles could be use for both drum or disc brakes. You just needed the caliper bracket that took the place of the drum brake backing plate.

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That is so true.  The other thing that's cool about these cars is that because the Nova was so popular especially as a Resto-Mod there are endless amounts of really cool chassis parts available.

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