1964 Pontiac Tempest Hot Rod

She is finally finished after a 6 year build! 64 Tempest with 26K original miles. Frame up restoration with a 600 HP 455 bored .060 over; Doug Nash Warrior Intake and 71 Super Duty Round Port Heads; Lunati VooDoo 528 lift hydaulic flat tappet cam; Dougs ceramic headers 3.5 inch collectors, 3 inch Exhaust with cut outs and Flow Master series 40 mufflers; Dynamic fully race prepped turbo 400, 3800 stall converter. Custom race prepped drive shaft. UMI Tubular rear control arms Hotchkis crossmember braces, Edelbrock shocks, Polyurathane bushings, AGR quick ratio power steering unit, huge front sway bar, Edelbrock billet tie rod sleeves ; Foose Legend 17X9 rear and 17X8 front wheels with Riken Tires; Pro Car seats; full custom Stainless trimmed interior; Ididit column with Grant Mahogany steering wheel; Stewart Warner Powere Series gauges.

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1964 Pontiac Tempest Two Door Post Sedan Maroon SumterFG040713
Certainly not all Tempests were GTO's! It's nice to see a six cylinder model that is in this condition. This would have been the economical grocery getter that was perhaps a better trim level than the equivalent Nova. Not sure about the automatic, whether Pontiac used Powerglide on the 6 cylinder models, or whether it was a three speed automatic.





1964 Pontiac GTO 455 V8 Pro Street - Extremely Nice - Gateway Classic Cars
I thought you'd like a look at his awesome Pro Street 1964 Pontiac GTO. This car was painted back in the early 90's, but still looks nearly perfect. It has been really meticulously maintained over the years. It's powered by a very stout 455 Pontiac V8, that has been bored .030 over to a 461. It's topped by a polished Edelbrock intake and a Holley 4 BBL carb. As you can hear in the video, it's plenty healthy too. All that power is sent through a turbo 400 automatic, with a 3500 rpm stall converter, to a narrowed Dana 60 rear with 3.73 gears and Moser axles. The attention to detail on this car is really amazing. This one really is about as clean as they come. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look! Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO www.gatewayclassiccars.com The first background track used in this video was Open Road by Jason Shaw. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download: http://audionautix.audionautixcom.netdna-cdn.com/Music/OpenRoad.mp3 The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississ ippi.mp3 MacLeod's description: Genre: Blues Length: 3:15 Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP Tempo: 90 With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to electric piano. 011 ISRC: US-UAN-11-00709 Bouncy, Grooving 2010





1964 Pontiac Tempest Hotrod Tempest
Hotrod Tempest is finally done! It was a 6 year build. 455 with 4 bolt Pro Gram billet mains, Eagle rods, JE forged pistons, 197 Casting round port heads with Harlen Sharpe roller rockers, Lunati VooDoo cam, Doug Nash Warrior Intake with a 950 Proform Carb. Visit www.hotrodtempest.com for more details.





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.




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