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.
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).
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 CHEVY HEADS BEST AND WORST
YOUR BUILDING A BUDGET SMALL BLOCK CHEVY WHAT HEADS SHOULD YOU BE LOOKING
FOR AND WHAT TO STAY AWAY FROM
see part 2 http://youtu.be/q7UNH0QkxEY
73 Pontiac Kicked Off The Track
My friend gets himself in trouble at a drag strip with his street car.
Groutaone official race gear found here http://www.groutaone.com/
Sehr Performance Machine / Ryan's 350 Pontiac
Ryan dropped off his 350 Pontiac long block along with a set of 400 Pontiac
Ram Air cylinder heads, an Edelbrock intake and his Holley carb. He wanted
us to put it together for his '69 Firebird. His engine came to us with
blow-by issues from a broken piston. First off the cylinders had to be
relieved to clear the valves on the Ram Air heads. The heads were milled
to reduce chamber size and valve to block clearance was checked one more
time. All of his parts were inspected and magnafluxed to be sure we were
starting off with serviceable parts and the clearances were brought back to
low side of factory tolerances, a new custom COMP cam and a distributor
curve kit were added along with some other touches, the engine was painted
Pontiac Blue and bolted to our Dyno. Ryan is very happy with
the end results and is looking forward to getting it back in his car and
having some fun with it.
Getting the cobwebs out of a 350 engine in a 69 Lemans. Old gas and bad
timing along with years of sitting limited the performance. Complete engine
and TH350 transmission are for sale. See www.minnesota-muscle.com for