Tale of two Motors....
Sitting on the pallets are two L-head six-cylinder Pontiac
engines sporting 208 cubic-inches of displacement and peak output of 80
hp at 3600 rpm. This engine, which debuted on 1935 models, remained their
standard six-cylinder offering until 1941, when Pontiac began offering engine
"options" to its customers. The engine on the right is the one
that came out of the woodie wagon. Soon after it was pulled we discovered
that it had a cracked block and had to start searching for a replacement...
which we could not find. We then started to discuss less than desireable
repair options for the old L-head.
While this was going on, one of the guys here in the shop
got to talking to a friend of his who worked for another car builder her
in San Diego. It turned out that they had just started to hot rod a 39 Pontiac
and had a perfectly good L-head taking up needed space in their shop. Faster
than you can say "Let's make a deal", one was made. Project saved.
Our new motor gets a fresh coat of paint.
Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, 2324 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA.,
Hot Rods & Custom Stuff - builds, restores, paints, services
and sells parts for classic autos, cars, trucks and street rods.