Pontiacs for 1964
John DeLorean replaced Pete Estes as general manager, and he continued the
same emphasis on performance that Bunkie Knudsen and Estes had begun.
The big news for 1964 For 1964, the Tempest and LeMans' transaxle design
was dropped and the cars were redesigned under GM's new A body platform;
frame cars with a conventional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. The
most important of these is the GTO, short for "Gran Turismo Omologato," the
Italian for "Grand Touring, Homologated" used by Ferrari as a badge to
announce a car's official qualification for racing. In spite of a GM
unwritten edict against engines larger than 330 ci in intermediate cars,
DeLorean (with support from Jim Wangers from Pontiac's ad agency), came up
with the idea to offer the GTO as a dealer option package that included a
389 ci engine rated at 325 or 348 horsepower (260 kW).
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac
Pontiac Performance Tips from Butler Performance V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Certain engine builders specialize
in specific brands, and for Pontiac power, Butler Performance is in the
forefront. We visited Butler to get the lowdown on the latest in hi-po
parts for Pontiac V8s and to spec out a motor for project "Splitter."
Here, David Butler takes us through the shop and brings us up to speed on
the latest in Pontiac performance.
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).
4Sale fastest street car ?? 2000 hp 1963 Pontiac LeMans
MORE PICS HERE!!!
NOT MY CAR!!! Just thought it was a cool video.
This beast sports a twin turbo 522cid
big block Chevy that screams out 1250hp on pump gas and a ridiculous 2000hp
on race gas! Ever go 0 to 150mph in 5 seconds -- Butch can. Butch and his
3700lb Pontiac cruise the local streets (with parachute, of course) and run
the quarter in 7 seconds. How many 70 year old men have the nuts to mash
the throttle on 2000hp? Not sure, but Butch sure does. The Pontiac was
transformed into this behemoth at Nelson Supercars.
FOR SALE - 1963 PONTAIC LEMANS STREET/STRIP WARRIOR
522 CUBIC INCH TWIN turbo, INJECTED,
INTERCOOLED, BIG BLOCK CHEVY MOTOR- MAKES 1250 HP ON PUMP GAS AND 2000 HP
ON RACE GAS! CHASSIS IS A FULL TUBE FRAME CERTIFIED FOR 7.50 ET, A1 turbo 400 TRANSMISSION, PERFORMANCE
DIFFERENTIAL, 9 INCH REAR END. FUEL SYSTEM- PRODUCT ENGINEERING DUAL STAGE
PUMP HARD LINED WITH BULK HEADS ALL THE WAY TO THE ENGINE, COOLING SYSTEM
-RON DAVIS RADIATOR AND AIR TO AIR Intercooler. COMES WITH SPARE RIMS AND
TIRES- 1 SET FOR STREET AND ONE FOR TRACK. THE CAR WAS JUST COMPLETELY
THIS IS THE FASTEST THING WITH CURRENT REGISTRATION YOUR GOING TO FIND!
OWNERS WIFE SAYS IT'S TOO FAST AND HE'S GOT TO GET RID OF IT - FIRST
$79.500.00 TAKES IT. OVER $50K IN THE NELSON RACING ENGINE ALONE.
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.
sleeper vw bug
I took a 60 vw bug that was sitting for 25 years, rebuilt a motor for it,
and took it to the track. Didnt even wash it! to Prove whats on the outside
isnt what counts. Its what we DONT see that does. Motor is all VW with
stock block clearenced for stroker crank, stock crank is welded stroker,
has 92mm pistons to equal 2180, vw heads ported, and dual IDF webber
carbs. mild 125 engle cam. I know its not a super fast car like most other
videos on here, but for what it is, a stock bug with skinny 165 metric
tires, and a stock vw motor with very old hot rod technology, it does
pretty good. The way it is I a ran a 13.41@100mph on the stock tires. I
have since pulled the motor and building 2235 with Mofoco 050 Made in USA
heads, FK45, 48idf's, Pouter 1:4's
2000 HP Pontiac Tempest Street Test. Director's Cut. From Nelson Racing Engines.
This video is a compilation of four separate videos at
NelsonRacingEngines.com as well as footage not seen on the internet before.
The original video of this Pontiac has been posted all over the internet
and has been seen by more than 2 million viewers. If you have seen the
original Viral video, you may still enjoy this new Directors Cut of this
crazy Street/Strip monster machine. If you wish, You may download NRE
videos for your IPOD or PS3 at http://nelsonracingengines.com.