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Hemi into 1959 pontiac


I want to put my 354 Hemi with 700R4 tranny into a 1959 Bonneville. Has anyone seen or know of this particular transplant? Are adapter pieces available?


Thanks for your help.
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George
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on: Tue 16 of May, 2017 [22:59 UTC] score: 0.00
tranny adaptor; Probably Hot Heads or Wilcap.

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Jack
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on: Wed 17 of May, 2017 [16:48 UTC] score: 0.00


Or TR Waters.
It sounded like in your original post that you already had the set up for the tranny.

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George
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on: Tue 16 of May, 2017 [22:58 UTC] score: 0.00
Where was the sump on the Poncho?

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Jack
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on: Tue 16 of May, 2017 [16:02 UTC] score: 0.00
Be aware the if you recess the firewall you may not be able to get the valve covers off without lifting the body.
The oil pan may be the biggest problem, and you will probably have to modify or toss the inner fenders.
Bonneville's are big cars and probably had big engines so you might get lucky.
I doubt there are bolt in kits for this swap, but there are weld in kits that most guys can figure out. Probably have to fab a rear cross member.

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JHC
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on: Tue 16 of May, 2017 [14:36 UTC] score: 0.00
> I want to put my 354 Hemi with 700R4 tranny into a 1959 Bonneville. Has anyone seen or know of this particular transplant? Are adapter pieces available?
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> Thanks for your help.


Thought I would pass on what I have learned about putting a early hemi in other cars. The big valve covers and the front exhaust ports can severely limit space around the upper control arms. With the engine as far back as possible, I had to raise it to the point that the pan was above the front crossmember. Front end alignment will be a real PIA. I also had to modify the trans tunnel since the engine was so high. Probably would have been easier to recess the firewall and move the engine back.

Good luck J


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