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.
1973 Trans-Am SD BARN FIND
**UPDATE** This car has been sold and shipped to its new owner in June
2010. We were sad to see it go, but had fun watching everyones comments
about this car. We sold it in the same condition, having only detailed the
We recently acquired this RARE (1 of 252, or 1 of 180 if you compare with
automatics) 1973 SUPER DUTY with only 49,000. This is the car exactly as we
found it...another video will be coming soon
(Part 1) 1962 Pontiac Convertible Destroyed In Decades
http://www.junkyardjunkeez.com As Sam is taking you past old abandoned cars
on this farm junkyard tour, he is thinking the main feature of a 1962
Pontiac Parisienne is the rust damage. But he is about to get a surprise
when he walks around to the other side and gets a closer look... and sees
it's a convertible! Look for part 2 on YouTube or visit our web site above
and click the 'Old Cars On Farms' button.
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).
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix - First year of the Grand Prix!
First year of the Grand Prix, only 30,195 built for '62. Give this car a
thumbs up (and share!) if you think it's as amazing as I do!
This car is 100% restored. Powered by a new 468 with approx 3000 miles,
dual Edlebrock 4 Barrel carbs.700R w/ overdrive transmission, posi-trac
rear end 3.42.
Interior is perfect, which is the factory installed original, not a mark
any where. Also perfect: carpet, headliner, dash, console, glove box,
Wonder bar radio w/ factory rear speaker.
Exterior is also perfect, repainted 5 years ago, as you can see from the
pictures, not a blemish anywhere.
8 Lug wheels
PONTIAC - The Glory Years! Part 3 of 5
(1956-93). Some great basic Pontiac history, along with the CARS and PEOPLE
(Bunkie Knudsen, John Delorean, Jim Wangers, Pete Estes, etc) who made
Pontiac great in those years. In 1956 Bunkie Knudsen was hired as Pontiac's
General Manager. He was told by GM "Turn Pontiac around in 5 years or the
division is gone". Within about a year he quickly assembled a great team.
Knudsen was fortunate enough to pick up engineer John Delorean from Packard
when that company closed, Delorean later became the father of the GTO and
MANY Pontiac Innovations. Knudsen was also fortunate enough to lure a
brilliant "Olds Rocket V8" engineer away from Oldsmobile---Pete Estes who
helped the Pontiac V8 breath as well as it could.
MOONSHINE GIRL'S 62 Pontiac Rare Muscle Car 100 Made as SuperDuty version
A 1962 Pontiac Super Duty with 450HP dual quad carb. is introduced at Floyd
Garrett's Muscle Car Museum by Daisy and Floyd Garrett himself. The premier
muscle car museum in the Smokies region hosted by the premier local hostess
Daisy. Museum has over 90 priceless muscle cars on display in Sevierville,
TN area. A great place to take the family and relive the golden era of
classic muscle cars. Close to Gatlinburg, TN, Pigeon Forge, TN, Dollywood
and the Great Smoky Mountains National park and all the great car shows
every year. See more of Daisy's tours of the Smokies at www.SevierTV.com
Driving a 1964 4-speed Wildcat
Here is a little drive in a real-deal 2x4 4-speed Wildcat, stock 425, T-10
trans, 3.42 positrac, and carbs. It moves pretty good for a 4200lb full
size boat (without passengers and so on). The T-10 has a cool whine to it,
kind of like an M-21 or M-22. Just a fun drive around the block, with a
little gratuitous acceleration.
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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