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Old 19-06-2016, 12:55 AM
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1966 Lemans to be GTO tribute

Picked up a 1966 Lemans a few days ago as a stable mate for the Chevelle with a view of making a GTO clone.
Mechanically great with plenty of punch. Investigation shows that it is an XS coded 389 and has triple dueces fitted (will check intake and carb codes as well). Might be in luck there as XS code looks to be a fairly rare engine that was fitted to GTO's with RamAir option.
See link http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/...he-road-to-xs/
New to Pontiac so any info on this will be appreciated.

This Lemans was born with a 326 with engine swap done later in its life.
Have pretty much all interior parts and badges to refresh.
Paint is another story, thankfully no rust at all to deal with but cracked and crazed paintwork is a feature at the moment. This will be the first stage. Going to back to the factory issued colour of Charcoal Blue.
Happy to take recommendations for a Sydney painter as inept does not describe my skills with a gun.

What is also interesting about this car is that it is a bill buckle RHD conversion car, and on inspection a good one at that. So sold as a new car in Oz with no import papers reqd. Had my doubts on this but RMS confirmed today when I got my historic plates issued. Going to order history from PHS next week.

A few minor electrical gremlins to resolve with patience and a volt meter. Ie heater motor, power seat, antenna control, boot, console and number plate light.

Will resize some pics and put them up tomorrow.

Cheers Rob.
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Old 19-06-2016, 03:59 AM
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Hi Rob,
According to my documents if its factory 3x2 bbl it should be a WS (Manual - Both 3 and 4 speed) or YR (Auto) engine code unless its a California car then it would be WV.
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Old 19-06-2016, 01:54 PM
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Talking some guys in the states and they sent me this info and link. Just checked the my block casting and it's a 9778789.

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http://www.wallaceracing.com/enginesearch4.htm

Year Engine HP Engine code Trans CR Cam Head Code BBL Carb No. Misc
1966 389 360 HP XS M 10.75 744 093 3-2 (F)7025178 (C)7026075 (R)7025179 Block Casting # 9778789
1967 400 360 HP XS M 10.75 744 670 1-4 7027263 Block Casting # 9786133
1967 400 360 HP XS M 10.75 744 670 1-4 7027263 Block Casting # 9792510
1968 400 360 HP XS M 10.75 744 31 1-4 7028275 RA I Block Casting # 9792506
1969 350 265 HP XS A 9.2 254 47 1-2 7029062 45 degree int. Block Casting # 9790079
1976 400 170 HP (Late) XS A 7.6 255 6X 1-2 17056160/64 Block Casting # 500557
1979 301 150 HP PXS XS A 8.2 424 02 1-4 17059272 Block Casting # 525934
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Old 19-06-2016, 02:50 PM
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Here are a pic of what I have to work with.
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Old 19-06-2016, 06:34 PM
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Hi Rob,
Here is a pic of the PHS docs that I got for my GTO. That is where I got the info mentioned earlier. If you do have a factory ram air engine you have quite a valuable bit of kit there. Either way, another Pontiac on the forum is always a good thing Name:  Engine info.jpg
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Old 19-06-2016, 06:43 PM
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Yep, just a bonus if that's the case, didnt know when I was buying... I will write to PHS on it. Plenty to do though but paint will come first....
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