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Old 01-10-2013, 07:39 AM
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Forget the brand-X carbs. Use a nice Q-Jet from '74-'80 or a good Holley. 750 CFM MINIMUM if you want that Pontiac to get beyond 5,000 RPM.

The "torque monster" Cobalt327 describes is a common "old school" Pontiac build. I had one like it in '85, in a '73 T/A. 12.50s w/3.73 gears, stock converter...

Who ever it was in this discussion that told him to "just use a Chevy motor" needs a "wake up call". And it isn't a "new" thing, either. GTO did NOT earn a reputation for getting BEAT... (:- When properly built, the Pontiac is among the very BEST street/strip engines "out there". Making over 600 HP UNDER 6,000 RPM is one of the reasons...

Jim
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