2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 0-60 Test
The Pontiac Grand Prix:
The Pontiac Grand Prix is was first introduced in 1962 as a full-sized automobile. John De Lorean put a great deal of development into the original Grand Prix, which was seen in the full sport options. The Grand Prix went through six generations until its update as the seventh generation on the GM W platform in 2004. The seventh generation was split into four options groups with the first groups sporting the series III 3800 200 hp V6 engine and the last two groups (the competition groups) hosting a series III 3800 with a Supercharger installed to bring the hp up to 260 hp. The seventh generation suffered declining sales and the car was eventually phased out into the G8 before Pontiac's demise.
Limit Pushing - LS2 GTO 0-60 Test
A damn good time
The Pontiac GTO:
The Pontiac GTO was built by Pontiac Division of General Motors in the
United States from 1964 to 1974, and by GM subsidiary Holden in Australia
from 2004 to 2006 as the Holden Monaro. It is considered to be one of the
most innovative classic muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. The GTO came at
a time when General Motors had banned the divisions from involvement in
auto racing. At the time, Pontiac's marketing was heavily based on
performance. This change in GM's policy forced Pontiac to turn its
attention to street performance.
The GTO was born from a redesign of the Tempest which was to be called the
"Super Tempest" with the larger 6.4 L Pontiac V8 engine from the full-sized
Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville in place of the standard 5.3 L Tempest V8.
The big-engine Tempest was badged the GTO for "Gran Turismo Omologato"
after the Ferrari 250 GTO. The GTO escaped the violation of GM policy by
becoming an option package for the Pontiac Tempest LeMans. The GTO package
had sold 10,000 units before the beginning of 1964 followed by total sales
of 32,450 GTOs. 75,342 were sold by 1965. This optional $ 296 package
included a 6.4 L V8 that produced 348 hp with a single Carter AFB
four-barrel carburetor and dual Exhaust, chromed valve covers and air cleaner, 7
blade clutch fan, a floor-shifted three-speed manual transmission with
Hurst shifter, stiffer springs, larger diameter front sway bar, wider
wheels with 7.50 x 14 redline tires, hood scoops, and GTO badges. The
original GTO's was clocked about 5.6 seconds for the 0--60 test and a
standing quarter mile time of 14.8 seconds.
As time went on, sales increased to almost 100,000 GTOs a year. Pontiac
pushed for the GTO to be called the "GTO Tiger" in advertising, but it
eventually became known in the youth market as the "Goat." The late 60's
saw the creation of the ram air engines and the birth of the Judge. Power
increased over the 60's from 348 hp to 375 hp in the best ram air
applications. The best equipped GTOs could get from 0 to 60 in 5.2 seconds
and perform a standing quarter mile in 11.5 seconds.
As the 70's rolled in, sales of the GTO plummeted. By 1973 GTO sales were
down to 4,806 cars and the energy crisis was beginning to emerge. In 1974
Pontiac moved the GTO option to the compact Pontiac Ventura, also known as
the Chevrolet Nova. This was done in an effort to become part of the
compact muscle market which already included the Plymouth Duster 360, Ford
Maverick Grabber and AMC Hornet X. The 1974 GTO was tested a with the
four-speed transmission and achieved a 0-60 time of 7.7 seconds and a
quarter mile at 15.72 seconds. Sales improved in 74 to over 7,000 cars, but
1974 would be the last model year for the original GTO.
In 1999, the Detroit Auto Show beheld a GTO concept car. The 1999 concept
was never produced but in 2004 Pontiac re-launched the GTO under the
Holden Monoro platform. The new GTO was equipped with the Corvette's 350 hp
LS1 engine in 2004 and the 400 hp LS2 engine for 2005 and 2006 with a
choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic. The GTO was
sold in the UK as the Vauxhall Monaro and in the Middle East as a Chevrolet
Lumina SS. The new GTO was never as popular in the U.S. due to the styling
which was obviously not aimed towards GTO heritage or the car's performance
(even with GM's frantic decision to add sporty hood scoops), and GM's
failure to use a traditional American built car. The 2005 and 2006 models
were virtually the same mechanically. Both made good use of the 400 hp LS2
engine and could go from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds and could execute a standing
quarter mile in 13 seconds. The 2006 model drew the GTO to a close once
again with the end of GM's 3 year GTO revival plan.
Limit Pushing - SRT8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 0-60 Test
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8:
The Jeep Grand Cherokee was introduced in 1983 by AMC as a successor to the
Jeep Cherokee XJ. It was badged by Chrysler's Jeep brand in 1989. In 1993,
after a release delay, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was made available to the
public. Over the years the Grand Cherokee has seen 4 generations: the ZJ,
the WJ, WK, and the WK2. An SRT version of the Grand Cherokee was
introduced in 2005. The original SRT Jeep was powered by a 420 hp SRT8 6.1
L Hemi engine and included Brembo brakes, dual performance Exhaust, a sportier suspension set-up which
allows the Jeep to hold 0.92 g on a skid-pad, a Mercedes-Benz 5-speed
transmission, and a specially designed AWD system. The SRT8 Jeep is known
as the fastest accelerating vehicle in the SRT8 lineup with 0-60 times
recorded as low as 4.6 seconds. The SRT8 Jeep can achieve a top speed of
170 mph since its speed is ungoverned.
Limit Pushing - 1979 Z28 Camaro 0-60 Test
This was another rough video to get and something is wrong with the
speedometer and we got chased by the cop afterward....which I didn't catch
on tape......I'm sorry. However, this is one hell of a car and it really
only has a little over 26,000 miles on the original engine. The Paint job
and a new radio is the only restoration.
The 1979 Z28 Camaro:
The second generation Chevrolet Camaro was introduced in February
of 1970 and lasted until 1981. The second generation was styled after
several European car including Jaguar, Aston Martin, and Ferrari. The
second Camaro was
engineered much like the first with a unibody structure utilizing a front
subframe, A-arm and coil spring front suspension, and rear leaf springs.
Although it kept similar designs from the first generation, the second Camaro profited from a
much higher budget and was designed with higher quality parts and a better
driver experience. By the mid 1970s the Camaro grew less powerful, like
many other cars of the time, due to the tightening emissions regulations
and a fuel crisis.
The 1979 Z28s came with a front spoiler and fender flares to match the
Pontiac Trans Am, and "Z28" decals that ran from the beginning of the front
flares to the bottoms of the doors. The Z-28 model was powered by a 5.7
liter V8 engine with a 4V carb producing 175 hp and 270 ft/lbs of torque.
Sales for 1979 were the highest ever for any generation Camaro ever with a total of
Limit Pushing - Toyota Camry 0-60 Test
Toyota Camry 0-60 Test
The Toyota Camry:
The Toyota Camry began being manufactured by Toyota in 1980. The name
"Camry" is a westernized transcription of the Japanese word kanmuri, which
means "crown". This follows Toyota's tradition of using crown in the name
for primary models starting with the Toyota Crown in 1955 followed by the
Toyota Corona and Corolla which are the Latin words for "crown" and "small
crown". "Camry" is also an anagram for "my car".
The Camry was originally launched as the Toyota Celica Camry in January
1980 to the Japanese market, this model resembled a 1978 Toyota Celica XX,
known as the Celica Supra in export markets. This became the first Celica
to be sold in a sedan model rather than coupe.
In 2001, the 2002 model year Toyota Camry known as the XV30 generation, was
released as a larger but without a station wagon for the first time. The
XV30 generation received the 2.4-liter 2AZ-FE I4 engine producing 157 hp
with 162 ft•lbf of torque. Due to station wagons losing popularity to
minivan and crossover SUVs, the Camry wagon was replaced by the Sienna
minivan and the Highlander SUV, which are all the three vehicles utilizing
the Camry's platform.
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
GT. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
How To Replace The Head Gasket and Intake Manifold Gaskets On A GM 3800 Engine
In this walkthrough I replace the head gaskets, upper intake manifold (UIM)
gaskets, and lower intake manifold (LIM) gaskets on a 1997 pontiac
bonneville. These steps will be identical for almost any GM 3800 / 3400 /
3100 series II motor.
If you have any questions feel free to post them on the video and I'll do
my best to try to help!
Here is a link to the the text walkthrough I used as a guide for making
Also here's a list of torque specs for most of the motor:
Camshaft Bolt: 74 ft/lbs + 90 degrees angle torque
Camshaft thrust plate: 132 in/lbs (T30 torx)
Front cover bolts: 15 ft/lbs + 40 degrees angle torque
Oil pan bolts: 125 in/lbs
Crank sensor nuts: 18 ft/lbs
Camshaft sensor bolts 48 in/lbs
Lifter hold-downs: 22 ft/lbs
Rocker bolts: 11 ft/lbs(132in/lbs) + 90 degrees angle torque
Lower intake bolts: 132 in/lbs
Supercharger bolts: 17ft/lbs
Crank Bolt: 111 ft/lbs + 76 degrees angle torque up to 10/98
111 ft/lbs +114 degrees angle torque 10/98 and up
Cylinder head bolts: 37 ft/lbs + 130 degrees + 30 degrees up to 10/98
37 ft/lbs + 120 degrees
Flywheel/flexplate bolts: 132 in/lbs + 50 degrees
Exhaust manifolds: stud/nuts 132
Nuts 156 in/lbs
Oil filter adapter to timing cover: 22 ft/lbs 97 earlier
132 in/lbs + 50 degrees 97 and later Oil pump
Cover to timing cover: 98 in/lbs
Pick up tube and screen: 132 in/lbs
Valve cover bolts: 89 in/lbs
Tstat bolts: 21 ft/lbs
Water Pump: 132 in/lbs + 80 degrees
Water pump pulley: 115 in/lbs
Throttle body: 84-89 in/lbs
Fuel rail nuts: 75-84 in/lbs
1968 Pontiac Firebird Pro Touring
A 1968 Pontiac Firebird Pro Touring car I shot while at the Shades of the
Past Rod Run 2013...This was a five year build....and it shows...very nice
car...Check it out!!!...Make sure you follow me so that you don't miss any
of the other awesome cars I shot at this show!!
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DriverTV Pontiac Grand Prix GXP
This was the DriverTV Pontiac Grand Prix GXP video they no longer have on
their website. Check out www.drivertv.com for more cool videos like this
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Wide-Track: 1959 Bonneville - /BIG MUSCLE
• Chuck Cushner
Slathered in Lamborghini orange paint and exuding a presence that is
anything but subtle, this 1959 Bonneville is a car that represents a peak
time in American automotive design. It was drafted before government
mandates and regulations stifled imagination and creativity, and takes us
back to an era when we still looked to the stars for inspiration. This is a
car that will stop you dead in your tracks and make you truly long for the
days when chrome was King, gas was a mere .25¢ per gallon, and where Elvis
Presley was the greatest thing the public had ever heard.