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Old 08-06-2019, 01:54 PM
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Iím back in the Pontiac club with this sweet little Ventura! 44,500 original miles! Olds 260/metric/7.5 driveline runs great but we need a lil gumption.. warmed up Pontiac 350/350/8.5 -3.23 combo going in sometime soon. Starting to get it looking better and go through the car to make it roadworthy.. needs tires really bad lol. Super stoked to be back in a Pontiac thx gus
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:17 PM
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Had one in a similar colour. Leaf springs came up through the trunk. WI car
I always thought a T/A 403 would be the ticket?

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We know of an olds 455/400 combo running and cheap but I canít do it....Sacrilege

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Old 08-06-2019, 09:16 PM
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Got the trim off. Looks mo betta!
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:21 PM
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Got the trim off. Looks mo betta!
Cannot fix the upside down wth!

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Old 08-06-2019, 10:00 PM
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Those look like a big Astre to me. Always wanted a hatchback version. Good luck with it.

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I thought it was a hatch before I saw the car in person Glad it’s a trunk!

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My mom had an Omega with the itsy bitsy 260. Great little car, WAY better than the Aspen station wagon she had next.

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The 260 is smooth!

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Look forward to pawning off some extra parts to this project. I recently reacquired the 78 W72 4 spd 400 Formula we had before and it has a temporary low mileage 74 350 in it that is around 50k miles and I just pulled a set of 54k mile 66 092 389 heads off the Star Chief engine that are not going back on it so that would make a good solid 9.5:1 on the 350 , a simple 068 HO cam with a set of 4 tube second gen F headers with a good converter and gear change should run and drive real solid in that Ventura !

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Things changed and now we’re building a 455 with trw forged flat tops 228/235 475 110 cam RPM intake 800 qjet and 4x heads outta run good

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Things changed and now weíre building a 455 with trw forged flat tops 228/235 475 110 cam RPM intake 800 qjet and 4x heads outta run good
This should make it the ultimate sleeper! Have a '76 Ventura (hatchback) myself. WClick image for larger version

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This almost a replica of my first car. Mine had steel wheels with hub caps. Red bench seat interior.

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Iím excited about it. Getting rings and bearings soon!

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Cannot fix the upside down wth!
There you go!

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Thanks!!

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