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Old 12-18-2018, 01:33 PM
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Default This one is for KWhizz and the guys! (1967 Pontiac Bonneville)

Long time lurker to this board, first time posting. Iíve been a hotrodder for probably close to 30 years now, since my Dad first took me over 100 mph in a 1969 Suburban with a 327 in it. Been hooked ever since!
I looked for many years in many places to find my dream car, when I finally found it (Next to a barn, not IN IT!) about a year ago.

I love driving the 400/TH400 combo.. but the gas mileage sucks, and the fumes will get to you on a warm day. So, after much thought and some handy Google-fu, I decided to make my dream carÖ dreamier.

I stumbled across KWhizzís name at some point, and started reading his threads. I even reached out to ask the normal stupid newbie questions, and he thoughtfully answered all of them. I started reading the boards and watched as everyone chipped in to share the information/love. As I stated, Iíve been doing this a long time, and Iím not sure that Iíve come across a nicer bunch of people who freely share info like the members of this board to.

Kudos to you all, and thanks, Ken!

Iím not trying to build the fastest car out there, I just want a smooth ride for the wife and kids. So, off to the interwebs I went! I picked up a low mile 5.3 LM7 and hopped it up with Texas Speed parts. (Dyno numbers put me just under 400hp at the crank! WAYYYY better than what Iím getting now!) I snagged a BowTie Overdrives 4L60E, and bunch of other funs parts. (CPP drop spindles, disc brake kit, new fuel tank, etc, etc.) I have finally reached full saturation on parts, so itís time to tear this sucker apart and start sanding/priming/welding/painting! Iíll add more pictures as I make progress!

Thank you all for helping me realize my dream. You guys are ALL AWESOME!!





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Sweet! Good luck.
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Great year! Following.
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When you finish the project …….. It will be worth every penny and second you put into it...……. And..... You are right about the people that help out in this area...…… If it wasn't for the help I received here in my first LS swap..... I wouldn't have had the confidence to move forward with that one...…… Car guys are the glue that hold the parts together......

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Great car! Keep us posted, I'm going to be swapping my 400 in my 70 Tempest for a 5.3 or 6.0 soon. Good luck with the project! What are you doing with your 400? I'm planning on selling mine once I finish the swap but I'm not sure if theirs a market for them...
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Cool project car.
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To my eye, the '67 Poncho had the nicest styling of the B-bodies around then. And now this one's getting some modern power AND economy!
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Awesome!! And yes, Ken is a really cool dude!
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Wow...nice find. Looks like someone took really good care of it...Can't wait to see the progress. (And yes, khizz is "the man")
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In for updates!

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Sweet! On this side of the border it is strange not to see a Chevy 283/327 under that hood,will be watching this one.
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Originally Posted by tfi racing View Post
Sweet! On this side of the border it is strange not to see a Chevy 283/327 under that hood,will be watching this one.
I've always wondered, did any Pontiacs for Canadian consumption get Pontiac engines?
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That car is gorgeous. Love the lines. they don't make front ends like that anymore.

Also love how the engine bay looks like it could hold 3 of those motors. They had to make the fenders out of heavy sheet metal because the only way to get to the motor is to lay on the fender.
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They had to make the fenders out of heavy sheet metal because the only way to get to the motor is to lay on the fender.
And for my sake, HEAVY bridge-truss under-bracing.... lol
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Since it's number's matching, I may hold on to it for sentimental reasons.. maybe I'll make a table out of it, or something.
I have a friend who's rebuilding a 1965 Tempest, perhaps I'll gift it to him.
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To the best of my knowledge, no, all Canadian Pontiacs came with Chevy engines, usually a 327. So, I suppose, theoretically you can say that I'm creating a Canadian Pontiac. A very smooth and powerful Canadian car!
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The hood could hold 3, the trunk can hold 4! I love this car, it just floats down the road!
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I took her for her last drive in this configuration yesterday. I had her weighed (4305) and took some measurements for reference. Between the drop spindles, and all the new parts, I should get a 2 inch drop in the front and lose a couple hundred pounds. She'll be nimble and swift! (Words not usually used in regards to Pontiacs!)
I've got all kinds of goodies and can't wait to get them installed! I'll post a parts listing a little later.
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I don't think many realized how fortunate they were getting a Chevy 327 rather than the Pontiac 326!.
I think you'll fully enjoy your car with the LS in it!
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