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.
389 Pontiac On Simtester
Watch John Edwards as he describes the Simtesting of a 389 Pontiac GTO
engine at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine. (949) 631-6376 Be sure to
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Pontiac 400 break in
Number matching engine. Pontiac 400 cid. Break in of camshaft.
Formula 1973 with non stock color ( it supposed to be Burma Brown)
World's Biggest Street Engine, 1001 cui
World's Biggest Street Engine, 1001 cui. 16,5 ltr.
Build and Dyno tested
Peter Thau, Cartek, Denmark
New video http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oB70LrCXruM
Soon the car is ready for some action http://youtu.be/DSh-jxsmEok
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
920 horsepower Firebird Acceleration
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DT records a 1988 Pontiac Firebird with 920 horsepower and 910 ft-lbs of
torque at Cars & Coffee.
Here are the specs:
'88 Pontiac Formula Firebird
400 cid SBC with a single 76mm turbo
920 hp and 910 ft-lbs at 18 psi Boost (engine Dyno)
T56 trans with Strange Engineering 12 bolt rear axle
Formula 43 RAD14 18" 3 piece wheels (made in Livonia Michigan)
Bilstein shocks/struts; Hotchkis & BMR suspension bits
10 second 68 Firebird Sacramento Raceway 1987
This 68 Firebird was my first car purchased when I was 17 in 1977. The car
is currently undergoing a frame-off restoration.
At the time this video was taken in 1987 it was powered by a 455 Pontiac
The best ¼ mile performance was an ET of 10.87 and a MPH of 124.83 WITHOUT
the aid Nitrous oxide.
The heads are ported factory cast iron D-Ports cast# 48.
Crankshaft is factory 455
Rods are factory 73/74 455 Super-Duty
Camshaft is a Cam Dynamics solid flat-tappet with .618/.644" lift (1.65
rockers) 265/275 @.050 duration
Advertised duration is 312/322 int/exh
Pistons are Ross flat-tops yielding 12:1 compression ratio with the 69cc
Carburetion is 2 660cfm Holley center squirters mounted on a Doug
Nash/Warrior tunnel-ram manifold.
The differential is a Dana 60 with a 4.10 ratio gear set
1975 Pontiac Firebird Formula 413 Cubic Inch Ram Air 4-Speed Route 66 Road Test
High-Rpm Iron Headed 413 Cubic Inch Pontiac V8. Based on 1970 .060"
oversize 'WH' code RAIV 4-Bolt Main Block, 3.75" Stroke 'N' Crankshaft,
5140 Forged Rods, L2262F Speed Pro Pistons, Total Seal Gapless Rings,
Enlarged Oil Passages with Screw In Plugs, Full Pressure Distributor Gear
Oiling, Ported/Polished 6X-4 Heads (240 CFM Intake - 212 CFM Exhaust) Custom Designed Ultradyne Hydraulic
Camshaft .470"/.513" Lift - 288°/292° Duration - 110.5° LSA, Rhoads
Lifters, Isky #5105 Dual Springs, 800 CFM Q-Jet, Aluminum Dual Plane
Intake, HEI Ignition, 35° Total Timing, R42TS Plugs, .080" Gap, Heddman
#28150 4-Tube Headers, Full-Length 2.50" mandrel Bent Exhaust, Flowmaster #42585 Crossflow Muffler,
M-20 Muncie 4-Speed gearbox, 8.5" 10-Bolt with 3.42 Axle Ratio and
1988 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350 50k Orig Mi 95 year old Lady Classic 1 Owner Car Guy
Firebird Formula 350 I have over 45 Trans ams and Firebirds left But THIS
ON IS VERY SPECIAL!! Nathan Wratislaw AKA 1 Owner Car Guy & This Pontiac is
a 1 Owner Car and The Original Owner bought This car when she was 70 and
drove it a 1000 or 2000 miles a year till she got rid of it when She turned
95 WOW Now thats one kool Grandma! Like I say this is the Cleanest Firebird
You will Find it has been sitting in a Garage and Loved for its whe Life.
Make sure and check out my other videos I always have lots of Neat Unique
and Interesting Classic EURO and Muscle cars and i sell them Cheap.
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PONTIAC - The Glory Years! Part 1 of 5
(1956-93). Some great basic Pontiac history, along with the CARS and PEOPLE
(Bunkie Knudsen, John Delorean, Jim Wangers, Pete Estes, etc) who made
Pontiac great in those years. In 1956 Bunkie Knudsen was hired as Pontiac's
General Manager. He was told by GM "Turn Pontiac around in 5 years or the
division is gone". Within about a year he quickly assembled a great team.
Knudsen was fortunate enough to pick up engineer John Delorean from Packard
when that company closed, Delorean later became the father of the GTO and
MANY Pontiac Innovations. Knudsen was also fortunate enough to lure a
brilliant "Olds Rocket V8" engineer away from Oldsmobile---Pete Estes who
helped the Pontiac V8 breath as well as it could.
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).
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/
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.