Buick Olds Pontiac Drag Race Day Part1.mp4
This is part 1 of the entire video for our Buick, Olds and Pontiac day at
the local dragstrip. It doesn't have any added music tracks etc. Just the
sounds of the track.
PONTIAC - "The Super Duty Story" Part 1 of 3
Pontiac had an SD engine program in the late 50s early 60s, and
later/briefly again in 1973/74 with the SD455. This video is regarding the
FIRST Super Duty program.---In only a few years time during the late 50s
early 60s, Pontiac MORE THAN DOUBLED their V8's horsepower output (described
in this video), while using/keeping the same V8 engine block they used thru
1955-81. Even though the same block was kept, from 1955-62 the cubic inch
displacement grew much larger than the initial 287 cuber it started as in
1955. It grew to a 317 347 370 389 and finally a 421 cuber in 1962. It
eventually maxed out at 455 cubes in 1970. By 1970 ALL the other GM
divisions were producing engines at 454 or 455 cubes (500 for Cadillac).
PONTIAC WAS THE ONLY DIVISION still using the same block they used in the
1950s on engines that had a much smaller displacement -- 287 cubes. The
1955 287 displacement would remain the smallest displacement ever used in
the Pontiac V8 block all the way until 1980/81 when a 265V8 was produced.
Since less durability was required for the smaller displacement, the block
was decked/butchered/lightened on the 265/301v8s of 1980/81. Prior to 1980
the block had never been decked/butchered/lightened. The 1980/81 265/301v8
blocks were about 200 pounds lighter than the 1955-79 blocks, and only 25
pounds heavier than a Buick 231V6.
John Labuda's 1956 Pontiac Drag Car
John Labuda has built a rare and beautiful example of a 1956 Pontiac drag
car. As you can see in the video, the car was built for fun and racing, not
just to look at! Filmed at the PA Gasser Nationals in Beaver Springs, PA;
Beaver Springs Dragway.
1962 Pontiac Catalina 421 Super Duty - Gateway Motorsports Park - Huge Wheelie
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This is a video of an awesome 9 Second, 1962 Pontiac Catalina. This Super
Stock Pontiac was racing in the Nostalgia Drags at Gateway Motorsports
Park, just outside of St. Louis, MO. It's an original 421 Super Duty car
and man do they have it set up right. This thing hooks hard and leaves
straight every time. Definitely nothing wrong with a mid 9 second quarter
mile at 143 mph. I thought you might get a kick out of that huge wheelie he
pulled on the one run. I hope you found it interesting....thanks for
Gateway Motorsports Park
Ramblin Around TV:
Background music is:
Instruments: Guitar, Organ, Bass, Kit
84 BPM (Andante - Medium Speed)
Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, 625 hp 455, 10 sec. Drag Race Car
This is a short video with some of the best clips from my other GTO videos.
If you want more details about the car, it's construction and evolution,
check out my first/oldest GTO video (its 7:02 long). I hope you enjoy this
video and Thanks for watching.
1955 Pontiac Laurentian Convertible
Rare Canadian produced '55 Pontiac Laurentian Convertible, these cars were
built in Canada with a special body & chassis. According to records,
approximately 660 of these convertibles were built in 1955 and it is
unknown how many survive today. This example is powered by the stout 235
cubic inch inline 6 cylinder engine and is a pleasure to drive. Not an
American Star Chief, these cars were actually shorter and the bodies were
proportionally different. Enjoy the ride & tour. Please subscribe to keep
up with my classic car videos. - Samspace81
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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).
62 Pontiac 421, 4 speed
Putting the front sheet metal on my friends 62 Pontiac Catalina. Factory
421, 4 speed tri power car.