The First time my 400 Big Block got started.
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.
350 SBC Stock Eliminator 2nd Dyno Session.
The Second Dyno
session for 1974 Chevy 350 which will be installed in '74 Chevelle Stock
Eliminator Drag Car. Original engine had 160hp, this engine made 405hp on
the First Dyno
Session, after some adjusting it made 427hp at 6100 RPM on the Second Dyno session.
Engine built by Hannu P.
'68 Pontiac Firebird ...Pontiac 400...Built by Proformance Unlimited
http://www.customcrateengines.com/ Live run of a Pontiac 400 engine built
by Proformance Unlimited...engine will be run in a '68 Pontiac Firebird
You can view this engine package along with available upgrades at the
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Pontiacs for 1964
John DeLorean replaced Pete Estes as general manager, and he continued the
same emphasis on performance that Bunkie Knudsen and Estes had begun.
The big news for 1964 For 1964, the Tempest and LeMans' transaxle design
was dropped and the cars were redesigned under GM's new A body platform;
frame cars with a conventional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. The
most important of these is the GTO, short for "Gran Turismo Omologato," the
Italian for "Grand Touring, Homologated" used by Ferrari as a badge to
announce a car's official qualification for racing. In spite of a GM
unwritten edict against engines larger than 330 ci in intermediate cars,
DeLorean (with support from Jim Wangers from Pontiac's ad agency), came up
with the idea to offer the GTO as a dealer option package that included a
389 ci engine rated at 325 or 348 horsepower (260 kW).
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac
1958 Pontiac Bonneville Fuel Injected Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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WOW OH MY GOSH I HAVE ONLY READ ABOUT THEM
THIS IS A MATCHING #S 1958 PONTIAC (FUEL INJECTED) BONNEVILLE ULTRA RARE (I
HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE IN MY WHOLE LIFE)!!!. I was VERY LUCKY to ride in a
friends 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Fuel Injected Convertible more than a few
times, BUT!!!!! Here is THE RARE OF THE VERY RARE!!!! A 1958 PONTIAC
BONNEVILLE FACTORY FUEL INJECTED 2 door hardtop for your consideration!!! I
HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE IN OVER 40 years of being in the old car hobby, NEVER!!
I have seen a few 58 TRI POWER BONNEVILLE'S, BUT NEVER a 58 FUEL INJECTED
CAR!!! There were just (630), 1957 Pontiac FUEL INJECTED cars built, and
all were Bonneville convertibles. When 1958 came along there were only
(400) FUEL INJECTED BONNEVILLE CARS BUILT (TOTAL) BETWEEN CONVERTIBLES AND
HARDTOPS!!! So this 58 FI Bonneville is NO DOUBT ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL
GENERAL MOTORS CARS EVER TO BE PRODUCED!!! AND SHE IS A BEAUTY AND WITH NO
RUST EVER, AND I MEAN NO RUST EVER!!!! She has had one repaint (THE PAINT
IS DROP DEAD GORGEOUS)!! !! (SHE IS AS STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW) and still
sports her ORIGINAL INTERIOR, NOT A REDONE INTERIOR, ITS ORIGINAL
INTERIOR!! The chrome and stainless on this magnificent car is really
SPECTACULAR!! She has Power Steering and Power Brakes for ease of driving
and she has all 4 of her perfect original hubcaps!! The 370 Cu In Pontiac
FI motor is backed up to its original 4 spd. HYDRA MATIC transmission! She
is missing (NOTHING AT ALL) from all of the correct original FUEL INJECTION
PARTS to her correct Exhaust tips!!!
She lacks nothing accept a new home in some ones very special collection,
or at home in your garage!! Or perhaps for a SPECIAL NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN
IN A CAR THAT (ONLY YOU) WILL HAVE AT ANY CAR SHOW YOU CHOOSE TO PULL
INTO!!! AND THIS I PUT IN STONE!!! You WILL NEVER FIND THE CHANCE TO OWN
SUCH A FIND AGAIN!!! If you are a serious Pontiac collector, or for that
matter just a car nut and want something in a car that is truly TIMELESS,
BREATHTAKING, AND BEAUTIFUL in D ESIGN!! Then this 58 FI Bonneville is a
must have car!!! SHE IS TRULY A MASTER OF ENGINEERING DESIGN!! BEAUTY IS
MORE THAN JUST SKIN DEEP AFTER ALL!!
Give Tom a Call Today this will not last
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
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).
OLDSMOBILE 455 W-43 EXPERIMENTAL HEMI AND OTHER EXOTIC ENGINES - THE JOHN BELTZ YEARS PHOTO TRIBUTE
John Beltz was Oldsmobile's chief engineer in 1964 and one of the prime
movers of the Toronado and 442 project. Beltz was promoted to Oldsmobile
general manager at age 43 in 1969 when Harold N. Metzel retired. Beltz
passed away in May of 1972 from cancer at the age of 46.
John Beltz is leaning on a dual fan 455 Olds and posing with other
experimental Olds engines that never saw production.
Here are descriptions of these engines:
1. The 0W-43 all aluminum 455 with 4 valve per cylinders, four overhead cam
Weber engine. With a redline of just under 8,500rpm it was originally
conceived for CAN AM racing. At 3,000rpm it put out 300hp and at 6,000rpm
registered over 600hp. The top output recorded for this engine in the
Lansing Dyno facility
was 700 real hp at 6,800rpm. Tests were run with both carbueration and fuel
injection. The block was cast from Reynolds 356 alloy and fitted with
pressed-in dry steel cylinder liners for the Forged-True 12.20to 1 pistons.
Billet steel connecting rods by Carillo was used along with a forged steel
crank. The engine weighed in at 50 pounds lighter than the production 455
motor! It was developed at the same time as the ZL-1 Chevy 427 motor.
2. The W-43 4 valve per cylinder 455 developed by JOHN BELTZ , LLOYD GILL ,
JOE JONES AND FRANK BALL. Rated at 500-550hp with a single Rochester
Quadrajet on an aluminum manifold. Constructed with both cast iron heads
and block and with aluminum-alloy block and heads 75 pounds lighter than
the conventional 455 production engine. Engine featured four valves per
cylinder with narrowed angles for a super efficient combustion chamber
design, central spark plugs and could easily be adapted for chain for gear
driven overhead camshafts. 455 engine had 4.625inch cylinder centers, a
4.125 bore and 4.250 stroke. Making use of the 3inch main bearings and 2.50
inch rod journals, the engine was fitted with a specially prepared cast
crank fitted with SAE-1140 forged steel rods, forged 10.20-to-1 pistons
which rode on Morraine 400 bearings. Four bolt main block boasted 2
additional 5/8inch drain holes. Four valve heads featured 1.750inch intake
valves (SAE-8640 steel) with 22 degree stems and 1.375 Exhaust (214-N stainless steel) with 15 degree
stems, special Stellite seats, bronze alloy guides, o ring plug tubes, 14mm
spark plugs, 3/8 inch pushrods and aluminum rocker arms. (Of all the
experimental Olds engines, this one came the closest to production and
there are photos of this engine in street gear. MAY 71 HOT ROD MAGAZINE
features some of these engines and the sadness of the Olds engineers of
that time of how they would never be released.)
3. 455 dual turbocharged CAN AM ROCKET
CHALLENGE. 659hp @ 6250rpm. 554lbs torque @ 6,250 rpm. Alloy block with 4
bolt mains. Forged steel crankshaft. Forged True pistons with 8.5 to 1
compression. 3inch main journals. 2.499inch rod journals. Carillo billet
steel rods. alloy heads. 2inch intake valves. 1.625inch Exhaust valves. Crower roller camshaft with
555inch lift and 320 degrees duration. Dual TRW-375-E-10 turbochargers with Boost Wastegate 10and 1/2psi. Lucas fuel
injection. Olds alloy intake.
Competed with big block Chevy Mclarens and Porsche Panzers in CAN AM racing
This video is merely a couple of old magazine pages strung together with
the exception of that blue 455 hemi which was found on the internet. Thats
BRUCE MCLAREN in that green can am race car which is Olds powered. AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO JOHN BELTZ IS POSING WITH SOME ENGINES FEATURED IN
THE JULY 1969 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE AND THE BLUE OLDSMOBILE 455 HEMI
WAS FEATURED IN THE MAY 1971 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE. The incidental
music I overlayed onto this video was muted by youtube.