The LeMans (on the left) has a mild, non-rebuilt 455 with ported & polished 6X heads, c. 9:1 compression, Edelbrock Performer intake, Holley 800 Street Avenger, Comp XE274 cam, making maybe 300-350 horsepower. The Grand Am (right) has a .030 over 455 with Edelbrock heads (87 cc chambers), 10:1 compression, same Comp cam but with 1:65 roller rockers, slightly better Exhaust (H-pipe), Edelbrock Performer RPM intake and Edelbrock 750 carb. About 500 horsepower at the flywheel. The heads make all the difference. The Grand Am has the Flowmaster American Thunder Exhaust system, which has the 50-series mufflers. LeMans has a Summit Exhaust system, which was cheap and went on nice & easy.
350 with World heads
.040 over 350, speed pro forged pistons, rebuilt bottom end, double roller
chain (note the green over spray lol, it was dark when i painted it, and I
probably had a few too) World Sportsman II heads, orginally came with
umbrella seals and shitty crack prone single valve springs, now have
positive seals, comp dual springs with a dampner and 10degree locks.
Performer Intake, with 600cfm Edelbrock, Comp XE274 cam, Comp Pro Magnum
rockers 1.52 ratio. 9.3:1 compression, TCI Rattler balancer...and thats
really all for the motor...its going in my 82 Monte Carlo, no rust, still
needs body work, interior work...and well...it just plain needs work.
Camaro Z28 messing with 455 GTO on the street
Late-Model Camaro Z28
with bolt-ons messing with a classic 455 swapped GTO.
The GTO jams it and then one of the passengers thought they were being
tailed by an unmarked B4C (special service police) Camaro holding a radar gun (video
camera, lol) notice the nervous and unsure look on his face as we roll
beside, then his complete and total relief once he recognized a couple old
pals in just a regular Camaro, lol.
(This Camaro made 280hp
at the wheels and ran 13.1 at Mason Dixon Dragstrip)
This footage was shot way back, many years ago, with an old junky analog
camera, so apologize for the poor video quality.
Produced by nedaCFilms / Mustang-Town.com & V8ponycars.com
Pontiac 350 - 350 Horsepower For Less Than $500.00
A short video describing the modifications done to the 65,000 original mile
Pontiac 350 engine in my 1975 Formula. Using heads, cam, pushrods, rocker
arms and an intake that I had laying around, this Pontiac 350 developed 353
horsepower and 385
lbs/ft of Torque, for less than $500.00 invested.
DECAYING CLASSICS #2 Buick,Olds,Pontiac,Merc,Caddys,Chevys,MYSTERY cars! , + more!
--) update: D.C. #3 coming real soon! Lots in it too!
DECAYING CLASSICS 2!
SORRY quite a few glitches in the editing but this was a quickie,
THANKS to everyone who watched! 100's more cars coming this summer asap!
Just the D.C. clips taken from the full regular sodes, and then mashed into
one 20ish min vid, no B.S., just rotting vintage tin!
With bonus cars ONLY seen in the full length D.C. VIDS! Much more to come!
Can you save them all?
...every single one of the cars is for sale, yet truly no one cares,
0:13 1964 Pontiacs, 1957 Buick, Tbird, 1954 ? Caddy, 53? Bel Air
3:10 1966 Ford Econoline
1959 Chevy Bel Air
1969 70 Lincoln Mark 3 parts cars for me!
1956 Plymouth Buick wagon 59 Chevy too!
...rotting dusters, squished caddys
7:16 crusher 54ish Pontiac
8:20 57 56 Buick 1964 Impala 1947 Pontiac
11:09 bonus stuff!
Pintos shoebox ford, crumaro, scout, dead hippie van, + more...
Nothing beats the satisfaction of chasing down and pulling old cars from
their resting spots. There is a thrill in the hunt, and a joy in
discovering a car that nobody else knows about. These are the cars that
have been parked for whatever unknown reason ; a blown tranny, discarded in
disgust, set aside for later. Many cars are sentenced to a particular spot
with no release date in mind. They all have a story to tell, and one has to
wonder who fell in love with the vehicle first and plunked down all their
hard earned cash on the beast.
Cracking open the door is like entering a ancient tomb, with the rusty
hinges announcing your arrival. Every old car has it's own unique smell,
some brands even possessing their own odors.
Pop the hood next. Engine bays come in 3 types, complete, empty, and
partially disassembled. A complete bay is the ultimate goal, for that means
there is a small chance that the car might still run. An empty bay puts the
car towards parts-car status, or full swap/update for sure. A half complete
mill is the worst situation possible. One must play detective and figure
out what went wrong and where all the missing parts currently reside.
Pop the trunk, and it's time to go treasure hunting. The trunk can hold
anything from missing parts and nos trim, to possums and many other
shocking items forgotten over time.
The adventures of moving a car that has not moved in decades is immediately
present. Brakes stick, bearings freeze, tires are square and downright
ignorant, and every immobile wreck instantly gains 1 ton over its
still-mobile twin. Might be the 1800 pounds of old concrete in the trunk,
the one the owner conveniently "lost" the keys for. Many times there is
things in the way that were not present when the car was parked 45 years
Naturally, not all these cars go into the garage and come out show queens.
Some get fixed, few get finished, and most get slated for parts service.
The ones that do not meet one persons standards get pawned off on fresh
hunters with less money and more ambition. Maybe the car will help out to
get another twin out of the weeds also and back on the road. But one thing
is for certain, once the derelict wreck is loaded, the standard question
always asked is "Do you know of any more old cars around here?"
(pulled from my old website from years gone by)
Pontiac 400 break in
Number matching engine. Pontiac 400 cid. Break in of camshaft.
Formula 1973 with non stock color ( it supposed to be Burma Brown)
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).
PONTIAC - The Glory Years! Part 1 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.
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