Freebie motor I just picked up this weekend! 69 Pontiac 400. Ran but overheated. Timing cover is junk and water pump rusted solid. It has the wrong intake but, Hopefully I can build her. My wife really wants a 67 GTO and I am going get her one if I have to put it together one part at a time!
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.
Sehr Performance Machine / Randi's 400 Pontiac
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.
WHAT A BRAND NEW 1969 PONTIAC GTO (ALMOST) LOOKS LIKE
THIS IS A SPECTACULAR RESTORATION OF A '69 GTO. IF YOU WENT TO A PONTIAC
DEALER BACK IN '69 TO BUY A GTO THIS IS WHAT IT MOSTLY WOULD LOOK LIKE.
THERE ARE SOME MODIFICATIONS LIKE THE CHROME RADIATOR SHROUD, ENGINE, AND
OTHER FEATURES BUT MOST EVERY DETAIL IS LIKE NEW, FROM THE ENGINE
COMPARTMENT, UNDERNEATH AS SEEN REFLECTED IN MIRRORS, THE INTERIOR IS
PERFECT, AND ALSO THE TRUNK COMPARTMENT. IN 1969 MODEL 242, TEMPEST GTO'S
CAME IN TWO MODELS: HARDTOP COUPE AND CONVERTIBLE COUPE. BOTH MODELS HAD
A 112 INCH WHEELBASE WITH 64,851 COUPES MADE, AND 7,436 CONVERTIBLES
PRODUCED. COUPES WERE PRICED AT $3,156 AND RAGTOPS PRICED AT $3,382.
ENGINES WERE V8 400 CID, 4.12 X 3.75 BORE AND STROKE WITH 2 VERSIONS: 366
BHP AND 370 BHP. FOR ALL PONTIAC MODELS THERE WERE 13 ENGINE VARIANTS
AVAILABLE. THIS IS PART OF PONTIAC'S HERITAGE THEN, DIFFERENT SIZE MUSCLE
FOR DIFFERENT SIZE PONTIACS. BUT CHECK THIS JEWEL OUT. THIS IS A ONE OF A
KIND RESTORATION OF A SELDOM SEEN GTO. SO BACK IN '69 WHEN YOU WENT TO THE
PONTIAC DEALER TO BUY A GTO, THIS IS MOSTLY WHAT THE SALESMAN WOULD HAVE
SHOWN YOU. A BRAND NEW OPTIC ORANGE DREAM CAR WITH THE BLACK VINYL
INTERIOR. Another restored car brought to you by 55lincoln.
Pump Gas 440 cid Pontiac engine by Tin Indian Performance for the CF-71 Freedom Bird idel on dyno
This is the 440 cid Pontiac engine we build to Ty Ingle's CF-71 Freedom
Bird. The engine is based off a 400 cid pontiac block. Pro-Warrior 4"
stroke crank and Pro-Warrior 6.8 long rod were used on the bottom end along
with a set of KB forged pistons. A Tin Indian Performance custom ground
Comp Cams solid roller was also used with Crower solid roller lifters. The
engine is topped off with Kauffman Racing Equipments new North Wind intake
manifold and a custom Pro Systems carb. The combo pulled 11" of vac at 850
rpm! It made 590 hp and 550 ft lbs of torque. ALL ON PUMP GAS!!!
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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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.
The First time my 400 Big Block got started.
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)
1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400
For more info about this restoration go to www.HoggyStyle.com
This is 1 of only 4167 cars built. Fully restored 1972 Pontiac Firebird
Formula 400. A very rare car because of the UAW strike in 1972.
photos of restoration at www.HoggyStyle.com