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.

More Videos...


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).





64 Pontiac Tempest Sleeper xe284 Walk Around
400ci, headers, torker intake, holley hp950, ported heads, comp xe284 cam, ignitor III ignition, 2.5" strait pipes





1964 Pontiac GTO. Factory Tri-Power
First start up after winter storage. Rare 1964 Pontiac GTO Sports Coupe with Factory Tri-Power. 4 speed, Safe-t-trac Posi, #'s matching drivetrain. PHS, Protecto-Plate. No power options. Exhaust is Gardner pipes with Flowmaster 40 mufflers. Motor is original, it has never been rebuilt. Engine color is correct for 1964-65. Build Date 5th week November 1963 at the Pontiac Mich. plant. This is the car the song (Little GTO ) was written about. Now has 71,000 miles. First Test with new Video camera. Moved too fast with it. Sorry.





1964 Pontiac Tempest 389 Tri Power
In 1964, the Tempest was redesigned as a more-conventional vehicle and enlarged from a compact to an intermediate-sized car with a 115 in wheelbase and an overall length of 203 in. The unibody, curved driveshaft and transaxle were gone; they were replaced by a traditional front engine, front transmission, frame and solid rear axle design used by all of GM's other cars, with the exception of the Corvette and Corvair. Together with its sister cars (the Oldsmobile F-85/Cutlass and Buick Special/Skylark), the Tempest/Le Mans moved to the new A body platform shared with the new Chevrolet Chevelle, and all three cars received updates and modifications standardizing them throughout. The Le Mans name was discontinued as a separate series, so now the cars were, in ascending order, base Tempest, Tempest Custom, and Tempest Le Mans. Replacing the previous half-a-V8 four-cylinder engine as standard equipment was a new 215 in³ inline six-cylinder engine with one-barrel carburetor and 140 hp (104 kW; 142 PS). This six was basically a bored out version of the Chevrolet-built 194 in³ six and offered as Pontiac exclusive. Optional engines included two versions of the 326 in³ Pontiac V8 introduced the previous year, a two-barrel 250 hp (186 kW; 253 PS) regular fuel option; or the 280 hp (209 kW; 284 PS) 326 HO engine with four-barrel carburetor and 10.5:1 compression ratio which required premium fuel. Transmissions included a standard three-speed manual with column shift, four-speed manual with floor-mounted Hurst shifter or a two-speed automatic; the latter was a version of Buick's Super Turbine 300. The popularity of the high-performance 326/336 V8 package the year before prompted Pontiac to make it available again on the Tempest Le Mans and give it a name: GTO, using 4bbl. and 3 x 2bbl. carburetor larger 389 ("6.5L") V8's of 325HP and 348HP, producing the watershed car of the 1960s and 1970s




Follow