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
On "My Car Story" we're in Hampshire IL at the 34th Annual Suds & Fun Rod Run on 8-10-14. We're looking at a 1961 Pontiac Ventura with a 421 Super Duty engine. The car's Owner is Dennis Vito. He’s had the car since 1986. It took 4 years to restore. ENJOY!





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Pontiac Ventura II Walkaround
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