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1963 Tempest at Norwalk

Born To Late making a quarter mile pass at Pontiac National, Norwalk, OH.


 


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1963 Pontiac goes 8.55 in the quarter mile!
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Nunzi's 1963 4 Cylinder Super Duty Tempest
Nunzi at Atco on his shakedown runs with the 4cylinder SD Tempest. We will repost new runs once the necessary changes are made. Going for the 11's. Thanks to my son Tony for his hard work and the gang for their help, Kenan(camera man),Andy, Matt, Jones.





1963 SD Tempest
Stan Antlocer's car.





Crank 'Er UP!!! 421...Best Of Show!!!
Musclepalooza 2008, overattended!!!





Arnie Beswick at the 1998 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion
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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.





Little Big Chief 1
1962 Pontiac Tempest. One of my passes to get my NHRA license. Not my best run but the best video I have.





In car action 1965 GTO
1965 GTO in action at Summit Racing Equipment Raceway Park August 2008





1963 Pontiac Tempest (Jim Thompson) 8 second pass
1963 Pontiac Tempest (Jim Thompson) 8 second pass





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).





Restoration Of Two Very Rare Pontiac Super Duty Cheese Cars
http://www.thorpesbodyandcorvetteshop.com/ The muscle before the GTO. Meet the GTOs BIG Sister Two very rare Pontiacs here my friends. !963 Pontiac Super Duty Cheese Car Catalinas.Some great shots of the all aluminum headers. Complete aluminum front clipand bumper. The Union Park car is presently up for sale. Let say one thing. The Munk car sold at auction for $450.000 aaaaaaaand then came to us for freshing up right. Thorpes Corvette Shop 618-632-8080 http://www.thorpesbodyandcorvetteshop.com/





1963 Pontiac Catalina Mickey Thompson Swiss Cheese Car
St. Charles, IL Auction - St. Charles, IL Oct. 3-5 2008 - The first of 14 swiss cheese super duty's produced - Assembly date was January 9th, 1963 at the Pontiac, MI. assembly plant - 421 CID engine was rated at 405 HP at 5,600rpm - Blueprinted & prepped: 500 HP at 6,000 rpm - Lightweight aluminum components - The perimeter frame had approximately 120 holes punched in the side sections & the side of the box section was removed, hence the "Swiss Cheese" - Plexiglas windows were also available - Factory shipping weight was 3,308 lbs. (dry) without Plexiglas installed - Borg Warner heavy duty T-85 3-speed transmission (2.10 low gear) - 4.30 Positraction - Full frame-off restoration in 1990/1991





Nostalgia Super Stock 1963 Tempest.





RAY SKILLMAN 1963 PONTIAC CATALINA 389 TRI-POWER FOR SALE
RAY SKILLMAN COLLECTOR CAR SALES 1280 U.S. 31 SOUTH GREENWOOD, IN 46143 DAVID CLARK (317) 371-8935 www.rayskillmanclassiccars.com





1963 Pontiac LeMans Rare 4 Cylinder Four Barrel Four-speed 3.73 Posi - Half of a 389 V8
I thought you might like a look at this very unique 1963 Pontiac LeMans. It's powered by a 194.5 Cubic Inch 45 Degree Four Cylinder, topped with a 4 BBL Carb, and running through dual Exhaust. Pontiac, basically cut a 389 V8 in half...in fact, it uses the same head as the 389 and the 421. In this case, the four cylinder is backed by a four-speed manual and a set of 3.73 Gears with Posi. As you can see, it really is a great looking car and would look right at home on the dragstrip in the 1960's. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look! Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RamblinAroundTV Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO www.GatewayClassicCars.com 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





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