Pontiac Ventura - Hot Rod Red - Quick Blast Down the Road

We took the my friend's Ventura out for a ride the other day. We'll have to do a better quality vid in the future, but I'll post this one for now. The powerful sound coming out of that thing just overpowered my camera's mic and you really don't get a good sense of the speed involved. I'll get my mic rigged up correctly and get a video from outside the car one of these days.

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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).





1961 Pontiac Ventura with a 421 Super Duty engine - My Car Story with Lou Costabile
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1976 Pontiac Ventura Street or Drag, Hot Rod Red, Quick Start and Idle
This is just a real quick video of the Pontiac starting up and pulling out of the garage. I apologize for the sound quality, the volume overpowered my cameras microphone. I hope to post some footage in the future of it tearing down the road. We tried this day, but the quality of the vid is terrible. We'll find a way to make a great one next time. When you hear this car in all it's glory it will give you chills. The car is equipped with a small block Chevy, Holley Double Pumper Carb, Muncie M21 4spd, and spooled rear with 4.33 Gears. The car is full of seldom seen parts, clever little speed tricks, and it's really well sorted out.





Kenny Pierson and his Pontiac Ventura II at the track
Took the old girl to the track to play around. . Pay no attention to the popping and cracking of the motor at about 4000 rpms. The motor let go. Won an award at the carshow there and had to be pulled around by my buddy in a golf cart. One of the screws on the rotor cap came out and locked up the distributer. Tore the teeth off my composite distributer gear. Quick fix-all better now. Car launched great and that would have been a 10 sec. run




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