As many of you may remember back in January I bought a Loaded 78 Catalina Safari as a Parts car as it would be the easiest way to get all the parts needed to swap a Pontiac V8 into the place the Buick 350 now resides in our 78 Catalina Safari. So far I have been pleasantly surprised to find the 400 4bbl Pontiac in it actually runs very well, and starts right up even in below freezing temperatures, big bonus, all I am planning on doing is cleaning it up, painting it, replacing the stock crankshaft hub with a new Harmonic Balancer, replacing the front main seal & valve cover gaskets, and installing it. I actually believe the claimed 60,000 miles on the car as the engine does not make any odd noises, on leaks oil from the Valve covers, and starts and idles better than I could have expected. Future plans will include a camshaft change, but for now I am keeping it simple to get swap done as early as possible. I will also be installing the Factory A/C system, and using the Drivers side front door as it is much better than the Door currently on the car. I finally crawled under the parts car yesterday to get the rear axle code, the little bit I drove the car I thought the car had more rear gear than the 2.73's installed in our good car. According to the axle code it is a 3.23 open rear axle, so best gear available that year!!!! Bonus.