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My next issue is that this is a 63 block 

it doesn’t have the material like 64 and onwards  for the block mounted starter motor . Which is going to be an issue with me wanting a over drive trans !! 
more research required I feel ! :cheers: 

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5 hours ago, JUSTA6 said:

yes JustA that weiand unit would be the answer, as that mounting plate can be made and welded to a injection manifold👍

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16 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

My next issue is that this is a 63 block 

it doesn’t have the material like 64 and onwards  for the block mounted starter motor . Which is going to be an issue with me wanting a over drive trans !! 
more research required I feel ! :cheers: 

I’m not doubting JustA, no doubt in my mind what he says is how this is viewed and dealt with! But this is kind of what I got paid big bucks to do! Figure out how to do something that wasn’t supposed to be able to be done. So while I’m a bit familiar with the issue I’ve never seen it. So Kiwi if you can show me some detailed picture of the issue & the differences I’ll see what I can shake out.

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4 hours ago, Last Indian said:

I’m not doubting JustA, no doubt in my mind what he says is how this is viewed and dealt with! But this is kind of what I got paid big bucks to do! Figure out how to do something that wasn’t supposed to be able to be done. So while I’m a bit familiar with the issue I’ve never seen it. So Kiwi if you can show me some detailed picture of the issue & the differences I’ll see what I can shake out.

Legend Last indian ! 

 When i get time i will post some pictures of the 63 block and my 64 block where the starter mounts and you can see the differance between the two. 65 they drill the material that 64 had and from there on all starters where block mounted, guess this was because of the new turbo hydromatic  trans 

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15 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

Legend Last indian ! 

 When i get time i will post some pictures of the 63 block and my 64 block where the starter mounts and you can see the differance between the two. 65 they drill the material that 64 had and from there on all starters where block mounted, guess this was because of the new turbo hydromatic  trans 

Check out butler performance, looks like they have a starter motor plate 

https://butlerperformance.com/i-24452959-pontiac-starter-adapter-mount-starter-on-1964-and-earlier-blocks-bpi-p010004.html

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You and i are so on the same page here mate !:cheers:

i want to build a very special Pontiac, not just another street machine, but one that has had lots of input from the likes of all you reading this.

To date i have built cars all by myself, with very little input from anyone else. 

i want the 57 to be different. i want ideas and input all the way along, and right now its all about the plan, then you guys can help me blow shit loads of money building the car !!:dancingpontiac:

The cool thing along the way is using parts that have a story attached to them like Dwight's 389 that i am going to use!,the c4 suspension from the guy with a 6/71 blower in his lounge,  this to me is important because it forms the whole cars personality. 

i have only just shown pictures of the 57 to my club mates at taupo rod and custom club, and it sounds like they want to do a club run to my place to kick its tires !!! best i throw on some burn out tires i feel !!!

i have a total of 7 rims and tires that are 5x5 stud pattern 

wish i could find a couple more ! but this is nz 😡

and that bloomin exchange rate is socking at the moment !

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Kiwi, look at this a little at a time! I don’t want you to mess yourself :rofl:!

This is a 1956 Star Chief! What you want Is tucked nicely under the hood!

https://www.fusionmotorco.com/vehicles/839/1956-pontiac-star-chief-convertible-resto-mod

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Oh! By the way, it’s 900hp!

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1 hour ago, Last Indian said:

Kiwi, look at this a little at a time! I don’t want you to mess yourself :rofl:!

This is a 1956 Star Chief! What you want Is tucked nicely under the hood!

https://www.fusionmotorco.com/vehicles/839/1956-pontiac-star-chief-convertible-resto-mod

29270ABA-0024-4F8F-B3FB-4DBAE9B47C2F.jpeg

0C1D4262-A2CF-4216-A8BE-BB3F0E5C1390.jpeg

6C2686EB-4E9A-424D-94A1-234759B191BB.jpeg
Oh! By the way, it’s 900hp!

Yip I did !!!! :rofl:
now that’s what I envisaged !
it does look like a ls motor though .  

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