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1963 Pontiac Catalina Mickey Thompson Swiss Cheese Car
St. Charles, IL Auction - St. Charles, IL Oct. 3-5 2008 - The first of 14 swiss cheese super duty's produced - Assembly date was January 9th, 1963 at the Pontiac, MI. assembly plant - 421 CID engine was rated at 405 HP at 5,600rpm - Blueprinted & prepped: 500 HP at 6,000 rpm - Lightweight aluminum components - The perimeter frame had approximately 120 holes punched in the side sections & the side of the box section was removed, hence the "Swiss Cheese" - Plexiglas windows were also available - Factory shipping weight was 3,308 lbs. (dry) without Plexiglas installed - Borg Warner heavy duty T-85 3-speed transmission (2.10 low gear) - 4.30 Positraction - Full frame-off restoration in 1990/1991





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 Catalina 421 Super Duty - Gateway Motorsports Park - Huge Wheelie
Be sure to check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RamblinAroundTV 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 watching! Gateway Motorsports Park Website: http://www.gatewaymsp.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/gatewaymsp Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GatewayMSP Ramblin Around TV: Website: http://www.ramblinaround.tv YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ramblinaround Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ramblinaroundtv Background music is: Slow Burn Genre: Blues Time: 3:49 Instruments: Guitar, Organ, Bass, Kit 84 BPM (Andante - Medium Speed) ISRC: USUAN1100609 Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0. http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100609.





PONTIAC Catalina (1962 SD421cid dual quad)
These rare cars ran mid 12s from the factory on lousy tires of the day, and with supertuning would hit 11s. With 0 to 60mph in around 5s from not getting all the power to the ground thru the tires, these engines had a lot of top-end acceleration to come back at the end of the track and achieve 11s/12s




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