1972 Pontiac Ventura 1/4 mile in car drag race - Fontana Dragway

1972 Pontiac Ventura II Goes 14.00@97mph. It's bested 13.9 before but I didnt get that run on video. Stock RECON Rebuilt 350 Pontiac Block & Heads form 2001. Heads are casted 6X. Mods are: Pete Jackson Gears, Edelbrock Intake, 600 CFM Holley Double Pumper (Mechanical secondaries), Holley Electric Fuel Pump, Hooker Headers, Magnaflow True-X Stainless Steel Dual Exhaust, 4.10 Gears with Posi, TH2004R with shift kit, Crane Cam 216/216 .454/.454 110LSA, Drag Radials and a slight Dyno tune. Full Weight. I'm shifting manually on the Column to prevent short shifting. I shift from 1st to 2nd @ 5000rpm & finish the 1/4 mile run in 3rd @ 5500 rpm instead of popping in 4th gear. I tried shifting all gears at 5500 rpms, but it makes no difference for the ET or MPH. Putting in 4th slows it down by .15 I'm going to install 3.91's to see if it betters the ET. 4.10's may have been an overkill.

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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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1972 Pontiac Ventura 455 Pontiac with #13 steel heads solid lifter cam 3350 lbs. with driver 9" tire





1971 Pontiac Ventura II w/400 Pontiac engine making 430+ HP 11 seconds...
1971 Ventura II, Pontiac 400, TH350 w/Redneck 3500 converter, Ford 9" with two third members 3.70 trac-loc and 4.30 full spool. Engine .030 1971 Pontiac 400, oem 6.625" rods, oem "N" crank turned .010/.010, Comp Cams XE284H cam w/Crower cam saver lifters, and 1.60 Comp Cams Pro Magnum roller rockers. 1968 #16 heads, milled .035 to get 71cc chambers 2.11/1.77 valves. I ported the heads flowing 240+ cfm. Pro-Form 850 double pumper on a ported Torker II intake. Heads and Intake matched to the RA4 gaskets size fully blended. Ancient "ICE" brand Nitrous kit from the early 1980's, later bought out by Barry Grant re-named Nitrous Works plate kit.





72 Pontiac Ventura 455 all steel @ Sacramento Raceway
My 1972 Pontiac Ventura 455 with # 13 heads




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