Look What I Found!!! Chevvvvvv-RRr-OOOOO-Layyyyyyyy...
Not sure why I didn't make a vid b4 now??? I picked it up Saturday aft,
after driving my '64 Corvair 150 miles towing my dolly. Left the PU at a
friends house 40 miles away, drove the 'Vair ta the Drags, and then towed
the 'Vair back home with the PU.
The tranny stopped shifting into 4th, and discovered the [poor then non
shift was because over 1 gallon of tranny oil missing!!! Any how, it need a
RF ball joint, KN Air filter blocked, etc...
SS 427 Chevrolet 'Vert...
How could I forget ta upload this beaut???
Fully loaded, and I mean FULLY!!!
Anybody wanna' find something missing from the list?
Owned 30 years, bought from a kid, in Primer, motor in da trunk, it's a
family labour of love in Island Teal...And what's the connection to Joel
Rosen's MOTION Performance, it was ordered from Balwin Chevrolet on Long
1962 Pontiac Catalina 421 Super Duty - Gateway Motorsports Park - Huge Wheelie
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This is a video of an awesome 9 Second, 1962 Pontiac Catalina. This Super
Stock Pontiac was racing in the Nostalgia Drags at Gateway Motorsports
Park, just outside of St. Louis, MO. It's an original 421 Super Duty car
and man do they have it set up right. This thing hooks hard and leaves
straight every time. Definitely nothing wrong with a mid 9 second quarter
mile at 143 mph. I thought you might get a kick out of that huge wheelie he
pulled on the one run. I hope you found it interesting....thanks for
Gateway Motorsports Park
Ramblin Around TV:
Background music is:
Instruments: Guitar, Organ, Bass, Kit
84 BPM (Andante - Medium Speed)
Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
Twin turbo BBC in a 63 LeMans at the
Flashlight Drags! A little faster
than it looks? I think he needs a cage and chute.
American Muscle Car Fails ( Best Of ) ( Pure SOUND )
Some people just don't deserve to drive a muscle car. In the video you will
see burnout fails. crashes and other strange things. funny to see if i may
say so. please comment and rate
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.
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).
8.952 @ 147.8
Larry Quinn driving the Nostalgia Super Stock '62 Pontiac BLAST FROM THE
PAST at the Monster 2007 (Gateway). Track conditions were good, air was
crap and the car did a little dance in 2nd gear.
P.S. Sorry I didn't get a better shot of your Mopower, John.
Lot S152 1962 Pontiac Super Duty 421 405 HP 4 Speed
As Stock drag racing heated up at the dawn of the Sixties, the factories
were serving up a constant stream of engines, transmissions and lightweight
body parts. In response, the sanctioning bodies started dedicated classes
to separate the special lightweight factory racers from the amateur weekend
sportsmen running real showroom stockers.
Pontiac answered the competition in 1962 by offering an expanding range of
performance parts and special option packages, the most potent being the
Catalina Super Stock package. At its heart was the 421 CI Super Duty engine
featuring four-bolt mains, a forged steel crank, McKellar solid lifter cam
and dual Carter four-barrel carbs on an aluminum intake. A 4-speed manual
transmission was optional. The Catalina Super Stock saved considerable
weight through the application of aluminum bumpers, hood, fenders and other
alloy components, including, late in the season, an aluminum-case 4-speed.
Owned and raced by Howard Maseles in 1962, the "Packer Pontiac" was number
84 of the run of approximately 180 SS Catalinas. An NHRA C Stock record
holder, the "Packer Pontiac" was lightning quick in Maseles' hands, posting
an 11.73 at the 1962 Indy Nationals, at a time when many of his competitors
were still running in the low-to-mid 12s.
The restoration of this vintage Super Duty Pontiac was done by owner Bill
Blair, High Point, NC and the car is still being campaigned by Bill across
the country at drag strips and car shows.
- PHS documented
- Aluminum front end components including bumper
- 1962 record holder at Indy 11.73 in quarter mile
- Restoration supervised by original owner & campaigner Howard Maseles
- This was the first year that a factory built race car could be purchased
right off the assembly line
- 4.33 posi-traction
- Super Duty brakes, motor, & Exhaust
- Original cloth interior