Pontiac V8 Water Pump Modification Tip Video V8TV "Routy" 69 Firebird
http://www.v8tvshow.com/69firebird - 314-783-8325 - 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.
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Engine Install and First Start Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The time came to install the rebuilt 1973 Pontiac
400 into our '69 Firebird. It's running a rebuilt bottom end, roller
rockers, #16 Pontiac iron heads, a Professional Products intake manifold,
MSD ignition, h Holley carb, Royal Purple break-in oil & filter, and
Eastwood coated long-branch Exhaust
manifolds leading to MagnaFlow Exhaust. Also shown is the Vintage Air
compressor and accessories from Classic Industries.
1969 Firebird Seam Sealer Video - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325- After the metalwork was completed
on the bottom side of our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy", we applied some
Eastwood Epoxy Primer to the underside and inside of the body shell to
prevent rust and to provide a base for the next steps. We then sealed all
the seams with 3M Automix Heavy Bodied Seam Sealer (8308) using their
pneumatic applicator. We like to mask off the seams with 3M tape, then
apply the sealer, brush it smooth, and then peel the tape before the sealer
hardens. The sealer ensures no moisture will creep between the panels and
start to rust. Once sealed up, we scuffed the primer and applied several
coats of Eastwood 2K Ceramic Chassis Black on the bottom and inside of the
body. The 2K Ceramic Chassis Black looks like the factory black used on
chassis parts, but is far more durable than regular paint.
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.
1969 Firebird "Routy" Trunk Floor Replacement Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The trunk floor area in our 1969
Pontiac Firebird "Routy" was looking pretty rough, so we elected to use an
assortment of repair panels from Classic Industries to replace the rust and
previous damage repairs. The process went pretty smoothly, and we were
able to butt-weld and plug weld the new pieces in leaving a factory
appearance with no evidence we were ever there. A coat of Eastwood Epoxy
Primer will help keep them rust free for good.
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)
1969 Firebird "Routy" Final Paint Spray Video #3 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The final video covering the paint
process on our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy." This time, we're
laying out the stripe design and spraying the DuPont silver and Gun Metal
stripes. Later, we do the initial wetsanding with the 3M Trizact system,
including the new 3M Denibbing gun. Lastly, we polish the car using 3M
products. Next is the final assembly and installation of Holley's Avenger
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.
Spectre Performance 1970 El Camino Video Feature V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com/optimadvd - Amir Rosenbaum brought the Speed By
Spectre 1970 El Camino to the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational event
in Pahrump, NV, where we took a quick look at the car. It's a super-slick
road and track machine, powered by a dry-sumped LS7 V8 that's been set back
and dropped low in the chassis and backed by a T56 6-speed manual trans.
We like the fact that Rosenbaum isn't afraid to push it to the limits on
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.
Splitter's 541 Inch Pontiac Engine V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We turned to the Pontiac pros at Butler
Performance for insight on building Splitter's street / strip / road course
engine. This one has to do it all, so the parts need to be carefully
chosen to get the job done. David Butler takes us through the parts and
explaines his choices.
The First time my 400 Big Block got started.