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Old 07-07-2022, 02:43 PM
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On my way back from SD I decided to make a side trip to the Pontiac Transportation Museum in Pontiac IL (Thanks Tim Dye!) And to my surprise they had a OHC-6 on display! I snapped a few pictures of it. I think as displayed it would be out of a 1967 Lemans or Tempest Sprint.

Here are the pictures I took. To make it more interesting how many incorrect or missing parts can you find. ( I am not counting the motor mounts, but anything else is fair game)

This is not meant as any kind of slam on the display, I was actually thrilled to see a Cammer in the museum!

At a quick glance I found at least 5 items.
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the rest of the pictures
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Old 07-07-2022, 04:59 PM
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Hey, Jeff, how many cars do they have there at the Museum?

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Old 07-07-2022, 05:28 PM
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about 15-20 on display, they have around 6 engines, and alot of misc stuff. Its a nice but small place, they also have quite a room with documents that I did get a chance to look at. Worth a side trip IMO.

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Old 07-07-2022, 06:51 PM
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When one of the club members donated that engine I figured Tim would just doll it up and make a static display out of it, IIRC it is a fully machined engine.
knowing it was missing several OE bits, overall I think it will pass by most who look upon it.

The 1st engine donated to the Museum of Speed has similar shortcomings with details but again as you said it's nice to see the Cammers represented.

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Old 07-08-2022, 06:02 AM
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Thumbs up Museum of American Speed. Lincoln, NE

This is the very first engine the Club donated.
This location was chosen due to its close proximity to our founding president.

I think this one was put together before the donation, which is why it looks closer to "STOCK"




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Jeff, Looks to me that this is the engine that is on the latest cover of Smoke Signals. I really wanted to attend that meeting in Nebraska when this was presented. Work was busy then and I couldn't get away.

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Not sure what the fan is from but it looks pretty formidable! PS pump pulley is unknown to me & the crank, W pump pulleys are wrong for PS. (and expensive).
Difficult starter brace- to- block is missing.

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That is indeed the engine the club donated.

The 7-blade AC fan is correct for '66-'67 and VHTF.

The "Flex" fan came into play for '68.

The Cast PS dual groove pulley is for '66 and could be early '67 but I do not know for sure.

The belt configuration looks correct but looks like it is the AC-PS set up which would explain the fan, unless there was an HD Cooling option but again that I would have to look into.

I just wish they wouldn't have added the paint details to the Cam House & Belt cover, that went away right after '66 but they also never painted the fins in RED.
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I agree the fan looks like the 7 bladed fan that was on my old A/C equipped 66 Lemans Sprint. I would like the 67 A/C fuel pump as a spare for my Bird!

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73 Lemans Safari, 400 4bbl 4-speed
71 Catalina Enforcer, 455 4bbl
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I forgot to post what I was driving at the time of my Visit last June, The trailer is no mine but borrowed for the trip.
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73 Lemans Safari, 400 4bbl 4-speed
71 Catalina Enforcer, 455 4bbl
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