Pump Gas 440 cid Pontiac engine by Tin Indian Performance for the CF-71 Freedom Bird idel on dyno
This is the 440 cid Pontiac engine we build to Ty Ingle's CF-71 Freedom Bird. The engine is based off a 400 cid pontiac block. Pro-Warrior 4" stroke crank and Pro-Warrior 6.8 long rod were used on the bottom end along with a set of KB forged pistons. A Tin Indian Performance custom ground Comp Cams solid roller was also used with Crower solid roller lifters. The engine is topped off with Kauffman Racing Equipments new North Wind intake manifold and a custom Pro Systems carb. The combo pulled 11" of vac at 850 rpm! It made 590 hp and 550 ft lbs of torque. ALL ON PUMP GAS!!!
Pump Gas Pontiac engine 468 cid by Tin Indian Performance on the dyno 558 hp 583 ft lbs of torque
This is a 468 cid Pontiac engine we build to Mike Matuszek and his '66 GTO.
The engine is based off a 455 cid pontiac block. An Eagle crank and rod
combo was used on the bottom end along with a set of KB forged pistons. A
Tin Indian Performance custom ground Comp Cams hyd roller was also used
with Comp Cams hyd roller lifters. The engine is topped off with Performer
RPM cylinder heads and intake. We also used one of our custom 4150 1"
spacers with the 950 cfm quick fuel carb. The combo pulled 11" of vac at
850 rpm! It made 558 hp @ 5400 and 583 ft lbs of torque @ 4500 rpm. ALL
ON PUMP GAS!!! Watch those brand new Doug's Headers turn blue on the pull.
Sehr Performance Machine / Randi's 400 Pontiac
Randi came to us with a 400 Pontiac project for his 1968 Firebird. He
didn't want to go crazy on the build but he wanted something that would
give him performance that is better than original.
With that goal in mind Scott did some custom porting on his heads, upgraded
his valve train and went with a Custom COMP cam and lifters and aluminum
roller rockers. We maintained his complete original rotating assembly but
had to re-balance his crankshaft, it had been poorly balanced sometime in
the past and was out by 127 grams on one end and 181 grams on the other. A
single plane intake with a 780 Quick Fuel carb got it breathing and the
fire is lit with a Flamethrower ignition package. Custom cut and fitted
8mm plug wires are standard equipment here at Sehr. Headman custom coated
headers will be added at installation time.
The results were a satisfying 543.5 Hp @ 5500rpm and torque reading of
519.8 @ 5400rpm. Corrected to sea level the numbers are 577 Hp and 551 Tq
with nearly 400 lb of torque at 3500rpm.
389 Pontiac On Simtester
Watch John Edwards as he describes the Simtesting of a 389 Pontiac GTO
engine at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine. (949) 631-6376 Be sure to
'Click' and SUBSCRIBE.
467 Pontiac pump gas engine by Tin Indian Performance 635 horsepower ideling with Pro Systems 1050
This is Larry Wetzel's 467 Pontiac engine built by Tin Indian Performance.
The engine uses a set of KRE Aluminum D ports that flow 340 cfm. A TIP
custom ground solid roller cam shaft is used with Scorpion rockers and
crower solid roller lifters. The valve covers are Tin Indian Performance
Billet-TEK pieces that are 3.700 tall to clear the KRE stud guirdle. This
video shows the KRE North Wind intake manifold topped with a Pro Systems
1050 Dominator carb. The engine is ideling at 800 rpm here and made 620
hp and 613 ft lbs of torque in this configuration.
Flawless 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400
Dave Armstrong, the master GM mechanic who keeps my Fiero on the road, did
a frame-up restoration on this flawless, award-winning 1969 Pontiac
Firebird 400. (Quick, all you old-timers. What were the names of the other
Firebird models available that year? No peeking.)
I'm always amazed at his ability to find NOS parts that aren't even being
made anymore by anyone, especially GM.
Dave takes this car to Pontiac shows during the summer; don't miss the
opportunity to see it up close and personal. This video doesn't do it
If you have a GM car (or any other car or truck, for that matter), and you
live in the Chicago area, take it to him. Ace Muffler, 7157 W. Irving Park
Rd., near Harlem/Irving Plaza. (773)282-1444. How good is he? When he
replaced the Iron Duke in my Fiero, his years of experience allowed him to
take the old one out through the top instead of dropping the rear
suspension and drivetrain, as Pontiac recommended. Yes, he knows his
And anyone who would take a car like this into Chicago evening rush-hour
traffic is either very brave or knows that he could build another one just
like it, which he could;) That lap-dissolve at 3:16 was necessitated by a
very rude, very obscene comment and hand gesture by the female passenger in
that Toyota Yaris. Pure jealousy, that's all that was.
That Firebird 400 V8 sound is music. If you have stereo speakers on your
computer, turn them up.
He's also restoring a '69 Pontiac Ventura, which I shot video of and will
be uploading later on.
440 Camshaft drive FAIL!!!
So our rebuilt 440 with only 300 miles (at most) on it, developed a problem
when stopping at a traffic light, it wouldn't idle. It had lost 20 deg. of
ignition timing, so we twisted the distributor, and it ran well again. Then
a short time later it did the same thing again, another 20 deg. of timing
lost. We couldn't twist the distributor far enough, so had to pull and
adjust the drive gear, to get it firing at the right time, but this time it
wouldn't run quite right, and lost top end power.
We tried everything a group of us could think of, but in the end pulled off
the timing cover, to discover that the single bolt drive with 1 locating
pin had suffered a major failure! We hope no valves are bent, but are still
determining that, 2 chrome moly pushrods are bent, the timing sprocket is
trashed, and we are NOT Amused!!! These were all brand new name brand
parts, so why did they fail???
We will be going with a 3 bolt camshaft sprocket retainer this time!
Vince's 462 ci Pontiac
Vince's 462ci Pontiac on the warm-up stand at Machine Tech Racing Engines
in Oceanside, CA. System check before Dyno pulls. Thanks to David
Basham of BMS Racing Engines and Jeff Kauffman of Kauffman Racing
Final Dyno Results:
585 ft-lb@4000rpm; 528 bhp@5200rpm
HOT ROD TV: New Old Goat
A team of Southern California restoration experts are going to build a
super car? No! The kings of restoration are restoring a 1968 Pontiac GTO
400 to its original stock condition. They are taking this Old Goat and
turning it back into the Gran Turismo Omologato.
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.
CNC engraved Pontiac valve cover Black Crinkle Coated Billet-TEK by Tin Indian Performance
This is a video showing how we engrave our limited edition Black Crinkle
Coat Billet-TEK Pontiac valve covers. This Billet-TEK Pontiac valve cover
is powder coated with a black crinkle coat finish and is being engraved
with the Tin Indian Performance Indian head logo. We can also engrave PRW
Pontiac valve covers, and some fabricated aluminum valve covers as well.
This engraving was done on our in house Milltronics Partner 6 CNC machine.
We have many standard logos and we can do custom valve cover engraving
too. Thanks for watching!
Tin Indian (Johhny Rocca) "33 Willys Pro Mod"Sunday Niagara"
Tin Indian restored to perfection by and owned by Aaron Pilatzke (member of
ONDR) driven by Joe Boniferro of Joes Transmission, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Aug.1,2009, Lancaster,NY. I filmed all day Sat. and have it on 2 dvds.
1000+ Horsepower Pontiac engine 535 cid Tin Indian Performance dyno pull
This is the current combo that is in the Tin Indian Performance Dragster.
Combo features a MR-1 cast iron block, forged crankshaft, GRP Rods, Ross
Pistons, Total Seal rings, Custom camshaft, KRE 400 CFM High Port Heads,
KRE Sheet metal intake with CNC'ed runners and 2 1250 holley dominator
carbs. Special KRE made Tri-Y headers, and Star Machine vac pump. This
combo makes 1013 hp @ 7800 rpm and 769 ft lbs of torque at 6200 rpm. This
engine has taken our TIP dragster a best of 7.14 @ 186.51 at Norwalk
Raceway Park in September 2009! www.tinindianperformance.com