Pontiac vs. Chevy Drag Race - AmericanTorque.com

'64 Pontiac LeMans up against a Chevy at the Shelton Drag Strip. Viewed from the Pontiac.

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PONTIAC - stock Pontiac Super Duty 421v8/405hp vs stock Chevy 409v8/409hp on DYNO
WATCH THE VID TO SEE HOW CLOSE THEY Dyno TO THEIR FACTORY 405hp/409hp ratings. Growing up.....Pontiac/Oldsmobile old timers/EXPERTS who taught me most of what I know, often told me Chevy rated their horsepower in a more optimistic way than say Oldsmobile or Pontiac. I've even heard Pontiac rated/tested their engines in a 100 degree room, compared to Chevy in a 60 degree room. These Dyno results seem to reflect that some of what I heard was true. Both of these engines are great, but the results do seem to show that Pontiac was not rating their horsepower worrying if it would cause "songs to be written" about their engines .... like the great song "She's real fine my 409"--(Chevy).





Lowell Roemer's 1960 Fuel Dragster - the Scrambler
Seen at the 2012 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion. Raced 1960 to 1965 as an undefeated in class continual record holder with a 1/4 mile time of 9.5 seconds at 154 MPH. Powered by 302 ci GMC 6-cylinder engine. For more pictures see www.americantorque.com/page/1/2494/





Pontiac Nationals Norwalk 2013
http://dragracingjunkie.com Some of the quick 16, the pits and the car show.





Driving a 1966 Pontiac Catalina 2+2 421 4 Speed
We test drive a stock 1966 Pontiac 2+2 421 4 speed.




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