Chevy, Olds, Pontiac and Buick V8 engines are not the same!
Evidently a segment of the automotive enthusiast population does not believe that the four main GM divisions had their own versions of a V8. In addition there may be people who simply never knew that fact.
In this video I show photos of a 350 cid engine from Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Chevrolet and highlight the differences in each. Buick and Pontiac V8 engines went out of production in 1980, Oldsmobile's in 1990 and of course the Chevy versions lasted a lot longer because they were cheaper to produce and easier to smog/mpg certify.
I challenge anyone to video themselves removing a Chevy SBC head and then installing it on a Pontiac, Olds or Buick engine.
Pontiac 350 - 350 Horsepower For Less Than $500.00
A short video describing the modifications done to the 65,000 original mile
Pontiac 350 engine in my 1975 Formula. Using heads, cam, pushrods, rocker
arms and an intake that I had laying around, this Pontiac 350 developed 353
horsepower and 385
lbs/ft of Torque, for less than $500.00 invested.
KRE WARP 6 headed 535 cid Pontiac engine idel on dyno
This is the fist KRE WARP 6 headed 535 cid Pontiac engine at idel on the Dyno. This engine is
built using a K&M Performance Parts MR-1 block, with KRE's canted valve
WARP 6 cylinder heads. This is a fully machined casting with water jackets
that flows over 400 cfm as cast. This is the ULTIMATE Pontiac cylinder
9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at
the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also
the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to
Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been
taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to
bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our
shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new
powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the
engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and
get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138
hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the
5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing
adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle
the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool
but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to
straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll
go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.
The Pontiac Super Duty 455 Story
The Pontiac Super Duty 455 was unique in several ways. This video will give
a bit of insight into what makes it special. The background music is
Funkytown by Lipps Inc. The Engine Block & Component Photos Are The
Property Of Jim Dietzler/HPP.
Talking about the Buick 231/3.8L
Most everyone is familiar with the Buick 3800 and it's 3300 and 3.0L
But before it was a modern FWD engine, it was a RWD engine that was
developed way back in 1962 using the same architecture as the aluminum 215
V8 but in iron and with a different bore/stroke.
The rest, as they say, is history.
PONTIAC - The Glory Years! Part 1 of 5
(1956-93). Some great basic Pontiac history, along with the CARS and PEOPLE
(Bunkie Knudsen, John Delorean, Jim Wangers, Pete Estes, etc) who made
Pontiac great in those years. In 1956 Bunkie Knudsen was hired as Pontiac's
General Manager. He was told by GM "Turn Pontiac around in 5 years or the
division is gone". Within about a year he quickly assembled a great team.
Knudsen was fortunate enough to pick up engineer John Delorean from Packard
when that company closed, Delorean later became the father of the GTO and
MANY Pontiac Innovations. Knudsen was also fortunate enough to lure a
brilliant "Olds Rocket V8" engineer away from Oldsmobile---Pete Estes who
helped the Pontiac V8 breath as well as it could.
GM Performance Small Block Chevy 350/290 HP V8 Engine
Buy here (Deluxe Crate Engine)
Buy here (Long Block Engine)
The classic 350/290 HP Chevy V8 is available from Chevy Performance in an
economical long-block configuration, without intake manifold, or as a
deluxe engine package, including chrome valve covers, front timing cover
and air cleaner. This all-new engine features a smooth hydraulic flat
tappet cam and durable aluminum pistons that deliver an impressive 290 horsepower. The
four-bolt iron block is a great alternative to rebuilding your tired
two-bolt engine, delivering great street performance on regular pump gas.
The performance nodular iron cam in the 290 hp has a 450 lift on the intake
and 460 lift on the Exhaust, with
duration at 222 degrees on both the intake and the Exhaust.
1959 Oldsmobile Super 88 - Jay Leno's Garage
1959 Oldsmobile Super 88. Original and unrestored! After a few minor
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ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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