1963 Pontiac Tempest/ Cold Start
April 10th, 2011
Per Request of e-Bay bidders, I took video of my Tempest (Auction number
280654362489) running from cold start 3 minutes in to warm up so bidders
could get a feel for what condition the motor is in. Also see other video
of footage from under the hood with motor running.
1961 Comet Dealer Training Film VS Pontiac Tempest - Part 1
This is a video of a 1961 Comet salesman film comparing the car to two
other compacts from the time. The 1961 Pontiac Tempest . This is the
original slide show with the original 33-1/3 RPM record sound. Comet
dealers would show the slides and play the record for their salesmen to
train them about the car and point out how it is better than the
competition. Please go to http://www.61thriftpower.com/DVDsales.shtml for
a DVD with (4) 1961 salesmen slide films, two TV commercials and 2 radio
interviews conducted by Jac LeGoff with Mr Ben D Mills, Vice President of
the Ford Motor Company and General Manager of The Lincoln, Mercury, Comet
1964 Pontiac Tempest 455 V8 High Performance Muscle Car
I thought you'd like a look at this very clean 1964 Pontiac Tempest. This
is a great example of Pontiac muscle that has been frame off restored and
modified just enough to make it exciting! It's decked out in white paint
with a red vinyl interior and factory steel wheels with correct hubcaps for
a classic Pontiac look, but wait until you open up the hood. There you will
find a completely rebuilt Pontiac 455 CID V8 complete with roller rockers,
HO Exhaust manifolds, Edelbrock 4
barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Pontiac Torker II aluminum intake, Mallory Hy
Fire electronic ignition, and a 4 core radiator. The transmission is a
rebuilt turbo 350 Automatic with a 2500
stall, and all of this is run through a Ford 9" posi rear end with 3.73
gears. There's plenty of power to spare in this beast! Other options
include hub caps, red line radial tires, factory style wheels, power
steering, seat belts, bucket seats, and an in dash tachometer. Thanks for
taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St. Louis, MO
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
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.
CHEVY CORVAIR'S STATION WAGON, 1961 LAKEWOOD
ADDED BONUS! SEE VINTAGE MATCHBOX TOYS IN THIS WAGON. THIS ORIGINAL '61
CORVAIR LAKEWOOD WAGON IS AN ORIGINAL SURVIVOR. CORVAIRS WERE INTRODUCED IN
1960 TO COMPETE WITH THE INFLUX OF FOREIGN GAS PINCHING IMPORTS. CHRYSLER
PRODUCED THE PLYMOUTH VALIANT, STUEDEBAKER THE LARK, FORD THE FALCON,
OLDSMOBILE THE F-85, BUICK THE SPECIAL, PONTIAC THE TEMPEST. CHEVY'S
CORVAIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ECONOMY CARS WAS DIFFERENT. THE ENGINE WAS IN
THE REAR. 1961 CORVAIR OFFERED THE STATION WAGON MODEL, THE LAKEWOOD.
CORVAIRS WERE PRODUCED IN 500 AND 700 MODELS, PLUS THE BUCKET SEAT SPORTY
MONZA. THIS WAS THE FIRST YEAR FOR THE LAKEWOOD STATIONWAGON. ENGINES FOR
'61 HAD AN INCREASE OF CUBIC INCHES TO 145. CORVAIRS WERE MADE WITH 3 OR 4
SPEED GEARBOX WITH STICK SHIFT OR AN AUTOMATIC. SINCE THE ENGINE WAS IN
BACK THEN THE TRUNK WITH OUTSIDE LOCK WAS IN THE FRONT WITH A 10 FOOT CUBIC
SPACE. THE LAKEWOOD CAME IN TWO MODELS BOTH WITH 4 DOORS AND A PASSENGER
CAPACITY OF SIX PEOPLE. THE CARGO BAY HAD A ONE PIECE LIFTGATE AND WITH THE
SECOND SEAT FOLDED DOWN GAVE A 58 CUBIC FEET CARGO SPACE. THE WHEELBASE WAS
109 INCHES, AND OVERALL LENGTH WAS 209 INCHES. OPTIONS INCLUDED TWO SPEED
WINDSHIELD WIPERS, GAS HEATER, AND A PUSH BUTTON AM RADIO. TOTAL SALES OF
500 AND 700 LAKEWOODS AMOUNTED TO 26,400 UNITS IN '61. YOU MIGHT SEE AN
OCCASIONAL CORVAIR AT CAR SHOWS BUT YOU WILL SELDOM SEE A FIRST YEAR 700
SERIES LAKEWOOD STATIONWAGON. THIS CAR IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AS YOU CAN
SEE BY THE CONDITION OF THE TRUNK LINER, CARGO LIFT HATCH OVER THE ENGINE,
THE PERFECT SEATING AND CARGO AREA. TO TOP THE DISPLAY OFF, THE OWNER
DISPLAYED A GREAT COLLECTION OF VINTAGE MATCHBOX TOYS IN THE BACK. ANOTHER
RARE CAR, THIS LAKEWOOD, AND A TROPHY WINNER AT THIS CAR SHOW. Another
original survivor car video brought to you by 55lincoln.
Pontiac Street Machine
Burn out in a 1963 Pontiac Tempest by Allan Patterson with a 530 CI Pontiac
Big Stuff Fuel Injected Patterson Power Plant.
Nunzi's 1963 4 Cylinder Super Duty Tempest-Part 2
Hungry for more, Nunzi, the crew, and his 4 Cylinder '63 Tempest headed
back to Atco Racetrack in hopes to break 11's. Success came early in the
day hitting 11.74. When the spectators asked Nunzi if he was satisfied with
the 11.74 run, he quickly replied "I'm not done yet."
-Thanks to my son Tony for his hard work and the gang for their help,
Kenan(camera man), Andy, Matt, Jimmy, Jones.