Randi came to us with a 400 Pontiac project for his 1968 Firebird. He didn't want to go crazy on the build but he wanted something that would give him performance that is better than original.
With that goal in mind Scott did some custom porting on his heads, upgraded his valve train and went with a Custom COMP cam and lifters and aluminum roller rockers. We maintained his complete original rotating assembly but had to re-balance his crankshaft, it had been poorly balanced sometime in the past and was out by 127 grams on one end and 181 grams on the other. A single plane intake with a 780 Quick Fuel carb got it breathing and the fire is lit with a Flamethrower ignition package. Custom cut and fitted 8mm plug wires are standard equipment here at Sehr. Headman custom coated headers will be added at installation time.
The results were a satisfying 543.5 Hp @ 5500rpm and torque reading of 519.8 @ 5400rpm. Corrected to sea level the numbers are 577 Hp and 551 Tq with nearly 400 lb of torque at 3500rpm.
GTO First Start Up
Having a conversation with Darrel Arvizo, AKA "Slo-Moe", about his sweet
GTO build and NOT getting a straight answer out of him on anything. I'm
sure that engine puts out over 1000 horse power, who's he tryin to kid...
LOL. Anyway, this is what I do know.... The chassis was built by Rob
Lindsay at R.J. Fabrication, engine build by Rock & Roll Engineering and
NHRA Super Stock Indy winner Bruce Fulper, body work done by Tony "Cricket
Fingers" Griffin, C&R Radiator, APS-Racing carb spacer, CCP control arms,
MSD Ignition and a lot of hard work by Slo Moe. Hurry up and Git-R-Done!
Pontiac 455 First Dyno Pull Hot Rod Tempest Lunati Voodoo Cam
My Pontiac 455 fresh build. Pro Gram Billet 4 bolt mains, Eagle H Beam
Rods, 6095 Lunati Voodoo Cam Valve Lift .527 INT 548 EXH; Duration 284 INT
292 EXH., Pro Form 950 CFM Carb, 1971 Super Duty Round Port HO "197"
castings #481768; Fully Ported; 2.11/1.77 valves; Milled .055; 103 cc's;
Lazer Valve Springs H-O Racing Enterprises) 1.770-1.785 installed height;
7/16 screw in studs; 11/32 pushrods; Pushrod Guide plate holes elongated
for clearance; 1.65 Harlan Sharp Roller Rockers; ARP head Stud Kit., Doug
Nash Warrior Intake port matched, JE forged pistons, 10.3:1 compression.
500HP 500 Ft pounds of torque. Built by Blackshear Racing, Brookfield, Oh.
Dynoed at Tubs,
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.
Test Driving 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 V8 and Full Walkaround
I thought you'd like a look at this very clean 1968 Pontiac Firebird. It's
equipped with a 400c.i. 4BBL (#s Matching) 330 HP V8, Automatic turbo 400 (#s Matching) Transmission, 10 Bolt Rear
w/ 3.08 Gear Ratio, Power Steering, AM/FM Radio, Buckets/Console w/ Clock,
Seat Belts, Appears to be Original Interior, T-3 Headlights, Correct Alpine
Blue Exterior (Paint Code-DD), Correct Dark Teal Interior (Trim Code 250),
Color Keyed Steel Wheels w/ Factory Dog Dish Style Hubcaps, Firestone 14in
Redline Tires, Copy of Broadcast Sheet, Original Owners Manual,
Protect-O-Plate, Believed to be 72,xxx Actual Miles, Fine Example of
Classic Firebird Muscle!! As you can see from the test drive, it runs as
good as it looks too. Thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
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
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
HOT ROD TV: New Old Goat
A team of Southern California restoration experts are going to build a
super car? No! The kings of restoration are restoring a 1968 Pontiac GTO
400 to its original stock condition. They are taking this Old Goat and
turning it back into the Gran Turismo Omologato.
Big Burnouts: 1964 Pontiac Catalina Safari - /BIG MUSCLE
If you haven't figured it out by now, we love wagons on this show. To some
they're a misunderstood breed, but to those in the know, they're amazing.
Not only were the wagons of yesteryear known for their styling, but their
capacity to haul as much cargo as a modern day pickup. This 1964 Pontiac
Catalina Safari started off life as a Police Wagon, but was transformed by
its owner into the kick-ass, tire-shredding monster you see here. With a
Nelson Racing Engines 468 cid big-block under the hood, some updated
suspension bits and a killer look, this big green machine is
outside-the-box styling at its best.
• Mike Artman
Proformance Unlimited Pontiac 400 Motor Dyno Test
Engine package specs:
A seasoned 400 Pontiac block
Bored And Honed With Deck Plate
Mains Have Been Align Honed
Block Has Been Decked
Dura Bond Cam Bearings Installed
Brass Freeze Plug And Oil Galley Kit Installed
Block painted with 3 coats of high temp ceramic engine paint customers
choice of color (have your engine custom painted to match your vehicle for
an additional $300)
A Precision Ground Micro Polished Cast Iron Crankshaft
Clevite P Series Rod And Main Bearing
Eagle I-beam Connecting Rods w/ARP rod bolts
High Performance Pistons (Speed-Pro, Keith Black, SRP, Or Mahle)
Performance Rings Hand Filed To Match Application
New three piece true double roller timing set
Comp Cams Custom Ground High Performance Street Camshaft With A Muscle Car
Set Of Tie-Bar Hydraulic Roller Lifters
Edelbrock Performance Aluminum Cylinder Heads
A Set Of High Performance Valve Springs And Retainers (To Match Camshaft)
7/16 Screw In Studs And Hardened Guide Plates
ARP Head Bolts
Manley Chrome Moly push rods
Scorpion aluminum roller rockers
Engine will be assembled with all new bolts
High volume oil pump and screen
Chrome oil pan
Chrome dip stick and tube
A new valley pan
Professional Products performance balancer
Fel-pro performance gaskets
The complete rotating assembly will be balanced
Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold
New chrome thermostat housing
Edelbrock carburetor w/ electric choke
New chrome air cleaner
MSD Pro-Billet distributor
MSD Blaster II coil and bracket
MSD 6AL Ignition Control Box
Auto-Lite spark plugs
Custom fit Taylor 8mm ignition wires (color of choice black, red, blue,
yellow, green, orange no extra charge)
High flow water pump
Chrome valve covers
New chrome breather
Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets
Flex plate (for auto transmission)
Engines are photo documented during the building process so you can see the
quality of parts and workmanship that goes into your engine
Each engine is tested, timing set and carburetor adjusted for optimum
We video tape your live run engine and send you a copy
Pontiac Banshee A Longer Look
The Banshee was a vision for what the Firebird could become. Of course,
this concept car could never be built exactly, too low on the road and it
wouldn't pass the safety and crash tests, but it was exciting. It
demonstrated that the problem with GM cars didn't sit on the designers'
shoulders. They were more than capable of dreaming up engaging and fun
vehicles that would set imaginations on fire.
Pontiac V8 Water Pump Modification Tip Video V8TV "Routy" 69 Firebird
http://www.v8tvshow.com/69firebird - The Pontiac 400 V8 engine that we're
using in our 1969 Firebird project called "Routy" came to us completely as
a rebuilt long-block with all new parts inside, but we were charged with
the task of doing the final assembly and detail work. This time, we're
test-assembling the brackets and parts on the engine, and came across a
great tip to help keep your Pontiac V8 engine running cool.
Proformance Unlimited's Pontiac 400...Live engine run
Pontiac 400 built by Proformance Unlimited Live Run
You can view this engine package at the following link:
Pontiac 400 with 450 HP engine package with Edelbrock aluminum heads can be
custom designed to your specific needs. All engines can be custom painted
to match your vehicle at your request. We can outfit your engine with the
exclusive March Performance serpentine belt system. We can also assist you
in choosing the proper transmission and stall speed converter combination
for your vehicle and have it shipped directly to you as your performance
crate engine is being built.