1970 Pontiac GTO VOE "The Humbler"
A new and short-lived option for 1970 was the Vacuum Operated Exhaust (VOE), which was vacuum actuated via an
underdash lever marked "Exhaust." The
VOE was designed to reduce Exhaust
backpressure to increase horsepower and performance,
but it also substantially increased Exhaust noise. The VOE option was offered from
November 1969 to January 1970. Pontiac management was ordered to cancel the
VOE option by GM's upper management following a TV commercial for the GTO
that aired during Super Bowl IV on CBS January 11, 1970. In that
commercial, entitled "The Humbler," which was broadcast only that one time,
a young man pulled up in a new GTO to a drive-in restaurant with dramatic
music and Exhaust noise in the
background, pulling the "Exhaust"
button to activate the VOE and then left the drive-in to do some street
racing. That particular commercial was also cancelled by order of GM
management. Approximately 230 1970 GTOs were factory built with this rare
option. A few mufflers have been "Hand-made" for the remaining cars; this
occurred in 2006 and 2007.
70 Double Blown GTO
My 1970 GTO with two blowers. It's 474ci Pontiac engine with a 8-71 blower
on top of a 6-71 blower. This is from the last day of being double blown.
I'm going to one single 8-71 blower and going racing. The front clip was
removed to make it easier to work on. The reason for the double blowers was
not as a power enhancement like many ASSume. I stacked the blowers to have
a car that stood out in the crowd. Most Pro Street cars were starting to
blend together. If you seen one, you had seen them all. That wasn't the
case with this GTO. Al someone had to say was "The double blower GTO" and
people knew which car. I was told it couldn't be done, so I attempted it
and it worked. It stayed that way for almost 2 years. I knew a twin turbo setup would make more HP. I knew I could
have run a 14-71 blower and made more power. That wasn't the point. I
wanted to be different than the other cars in the parking lot, I did that
now it's time to ove on. For all those people who don't understand why,
I'm not going to try and explain it to you anymore. Get over it. I didn't
expect EVERYONE to love it. But you won't forget it.
Pro touring Custom Trans Am LS powered
1979 Pro Touring Pontiac Trans am, one of a kind. LS powered 475HP. Ground
up restoration .Custom 4 link rear suspension, full air ride. molded rear
spoiler, custom fender vents and door handles. LED rear taillights.
Willwood brakes, 20" foose wheels. One off custom seats(softtrim concepts,
detroit). see more pics at
West Coast Auto Craft
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paint shop, and some footage of painting one of our recent compilations
(Carole Compton's 40 Ford). Please check out our other videos and our
1973 Trans Am Pro Touring - Dyno/Tuning Session
One of our recent builds just finished getting Dynoed and Tuned at "The Shop"
in Lincoln, NE. This is a clients car from Colorado that has a Butler
Designed 455 engine that on the stand will produce around 700HP.
We have full DSE suspension in this car from front to Rear, with Wilwood
Brakes and Hydrotech Braking systems. A complete YearOne BRE rear speaker
Shelf with full Kicker Sound system. Ram Air Restorations 3.5" Dual
Spintech mufflers, and the new Dougs Headers.
On the MustangDyno this car was pulling just
shy of 500hp to the rear wheels and 650 HP to the flywheel (based on
current conditions, Hot & Humid).