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Old 08-28-2012, 07:08 AM
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What year 389? It makes a difference in how to approach it. '64-older are less desirable heads but good blocks. Later heads DO "fit". 400 parts also fit.

Most important, define a goal for performance/usage. Build accordingly. It's NOT "a Chevy" so most of the "standard" hot-rod modifications made to Chevys don't apply. What car?

Jim Hand's book "How to Build Max-performance Pontiac V8s" published by SA Designs is the most current study of the ol' Injun. It's now 8 years old, sio some of the info is obsolete. The "history", "rationale" and short block sections are ALWAYS "current"... (:-

Jim
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