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    Turbo400 in my 61

    Hi all, installing a Turbo 400 in my 61 Ventura. Since this swap is quite common I need to know what trans dipstick and tube to use. I know people use aftermarket parts but I`d like to know if there...
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    1961 Ventura interior question

    Hi all, I`m in the process off refinishing the dash(paint) on my 61 Ventura. The trim code 225(medium blue). The problem is the top of the dash is painted DARK blue and its cracked, peeling, and...
  3. 1961-62 steering column swap for my 61 Ventura

    I`d like to swap out my column shift steering column for a non-column shift version. Two questions. Firstly, will the one from a 62 Grand Prix will fit, and second, is the column wiring the same with...
  4. I agree completely! As a side note, DO NOT use...

    I agree completely! As a side note, DO NOT use these filters at the local drag strip as they (may or will), depending on the sanctioning organization, fail you in tech inspection. I saw quite a bit...
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    Thanks! I`ve done the service and "8"`s. Problem...

    Thanks! I`ve done the service and "8"`s. Problem gone.
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    1961 door mirror question

    Hi again all, Can anyone tell me if the drivers side door mirror on my 61 is the same as a 61-62 Chevrolet? ( the`re easier to find ). I`m converting my utterly useless remote fender mirror to the...
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    I know of a 1965 Pontiac wagon that had a 409 in...

    I know of a 1965 Pontiac wagon that had a 409 in it here in Calgary Alberta a number of years ago. The car was junk because of a fire but the motor survived. I know that because a friend of mine...
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    1961 Ventura interior question

    Hi all, I`d like to replace the interior door panels in my 61 Ventura. Mine have carpet on the lower section however, upon looking at several pics of other Ventura interiors, the carpet isn`t there,...
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    Turn Signal Switch

    Hi gang, The turn signal switch on my 61 Ventura has ( after nearly 50 years ) finally given up. Are replacements hard to come by or does a Chevrolet unit fit as well? Sorry if that`s a dumb question...
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    Thanks Rick. It does have #64 heads if that...

    Thanks Rick. It does have #64 heads if that helps. I`m not that familiar with Pontiac engines so maybe you could elaborate about the possibility of EGR issues. Thanks
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    I`ve got a 3 series (3.42) ratio Safe-T-Track...

    I`ve got a 3 series (3.42) ratio Safe-T-Track diff, and have a "slight" bit of chatter going around corners. Hooks well ,all else seems good. Just wondering if this is normal and are there any other...
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    Poll: Has anyone talked with John about this? I`m...

    Has anyone talked with John about this? I`m thinking about ordering a set myself but I need to know they work with no problems before I lay my money down.
  13. Thank you again Jeff! I`ll order that right away....

    Thank you again Jeff! I`ll order that right away. I`m definitely going through the whole front end of this thing.
  14. Thanks for your input Jeff! Some of my friends...

    Thanks for your input Jeff! Some of my friends and I came up with a similar idea. Your solution works for me! Never thought about the idler arm pad. I`ll do that too. Thanks again...
  15. 1961 Pontiac steering box and frame issue

    Hi all, My 61 Ventura has an issue that prevents it (for now) from passing a safety inspection. Seems that the previous owner installed a later model power steering box in place of what was there...
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    Need some education

    Hi all, Perhaps this was covered elsewhere, but, how come some 61`s had the drivers side mirror on the door and some had it on the fender like mine? Was it an option to be able to choose the...
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    Hi Jeff, Actually I don`t have the car yet as I...

    Hi Jeff, Actually I don`t have the car yet as I have just purchased it so I haven`t driven it. My reasoning behind the tri- power is mostly the nostalgia thing. You`re right that it`s a good combo...
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    Hi all, I`ve got more info on the heads. They are...

    Hi all, I`ve got more info on the heads. They are #64 1970 455 - 360/370 HP, 2.11/1.77 valves with 87cc chambers. They`ve been ported as well. I`d also like to know the total carb cfm on a typical...
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    What will work on my 61?

    Hi! I`m a newbie to this forum so please bear with me. I`ve just purchased a 61 Ventura and it`s got a (Pontiac) 455 in it. I`d like to know if there`s any tri-power unit that will fit this motor....
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