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Old 10-27-2007, 08:04 PM
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Where are all the Pontiac guys . Back in the early 80s I built and raced Pontiac's . I had a 1969 GTO 400 Ram air 3 with a 4 sp and 355 rear end . Also a 1969 fire bird I installed a 455 out of a grandville . And my Dad had a 1970 nova with a 455 Pontiac 30 over TH400 410 Dana 60 . I also had two Trans ams one 1977 that had #670 heads . And a 1973 Grand am . Also a CAN AM with the T/A 6.6 not the 403 olds . I would like to know what Pontiac's you own or have owned ? And how you built it ? STILL LOVE PONTIAC'S

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Hello TANGO,
I have a 67 Firebird sitting in my garage which I've had for almost 25 years. It's in resto mode right now but it's mine. I built a 68 GTO and sold it too cheap back in my younger days. Owned a 78 Gran Prix which was a very nice driving car. I sold it too. Doesn't really count but my wife drives an 01 Bonneville SLE. Cheers to fellow Pontiac owners.
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Is the 1967 Firebird a factory 400 car ? A Friend of mine in high school had one . IT had the #670 heads and a TH400 . It ran OK but it had no posi . What type of engine are you going to run .
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It's a 326 car but it had a 400/400TH in it when I bought it. I plan to put a 400 back in it. No posi either. I built the motor and put it in the 68 GTO then sold it. It had the good heads, Crane Fireball camshaft and 4bbl. I put a TCI stall converter in and it couldn't take it. It came unglued. I still kick myself for letting that car and engine go.
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Well I have owned the same 71 GTO for the past 21 years. 72 400 block with 670 heads. Lunati BMII cam (which I hate) 4 speed and right now has 3.08 rearene, nomally run a 3.55 and an 85 Grand Prix that I have a 75 400 in with a 200-4R transmission. GTO has turned a best of 8.46 in the eighth with a 1.80 sixty foot and this was with an open rearend, and has lifted the front wheels, believe it or not. Grand Prix is my daily driver. Get it all the time from people because I didn't put a Chevy engine in it.
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I always liked the 1971 GTO . Even with the lower compression that year . Those GTO still were fast . I know yours has about 10.5 with the #670 heads . The first Pontiac's I help work on were my Dads . He had a 1963 Catalina and a 1965 Bonneville . The 1965 Bonneville had a 389 with 335HP a AFB 4BBL and a TH400 . COOL GTO and I do be leave that goat can pull the front tire . Any other Pontiac guy out there ?
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I have a 66 Bonneville. Check out this list:

Caddy 500
TH400/gear vendors OD
front suspension from a 1-ton truck
14-bolt full-floating axle from a frito lay step van

Its currently stripped bare ready for an acid dip. Can't wait to tear into the body work.
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Post some photos of that Pontiac for us ! COOL
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Any other Pontiac guy out there ?

I'm lurking in the shadows. I haven't had a street driven Pontiac for many years (drive pick-ups), but here are a couple of pictures of my GTO, that my son and I built. I got it in 1989 after I rolled my 63 LeMans going through the traps at 120. The 64 has been an on going prodject ever since. Best pass so far was an 8.517@158.48. The 60' was 1.2329 and the 1/8th was 5.4599.

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Thats a real fast Pontiac ! The fastest Pontiac we had was in a Nova . It was a 1970 Nova that ran a 455 30 over with super rods domed full floating pistons . We used some 1972 iron heads 211 in 177 ex they had around 112 ccs . With the pop up pistons it had 10.75 . Also a 525 lift 328 cam a Torker 1 intake with a 850DP Holley . And a Accel race dual point dist . TH400 with a 9" 4500 stall and a 410 in a Dana 60 . That car ran 11.50s and back in 1983 that was the fastest Pontiac at are track . Also there were no Edelbrock heads then or real good intakes . We port match the iron heads to Ram air 4 intake gaskets .
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A lot of up Pontiac'ers hang out on performanceyears.com

Here's my baby, a 78 Trans Am that I've owned (and been meaning to paint) since 1992. It's a .030 400 with 250CFM race ported D port heads, XE 274 cam, 3500 converter with 3.73's in the rear.

I can't wait to get it back on the track next year.
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Nice T/A I had a 1977 with a #068 cam and #670 heads and true Dual exhaust . What type of exhaust manifold are on your T/A . Here is a photo of that cars engine . I know the engine needed a paint job . But it did run good .
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I've had a couple of Pontiacs but nothing really cool, just beaters. But there are plenty of Pontiacs that would be in my dream stable. An early '60s Catalina with all of the good stuff, a '64 or '65 GTO, a 421 4-speed 2+2, a rare '69 Trans-Am and others. When I was a kid of about 14 or 15 I remember a black '64 Grand Prix at a used car lot in my neighborhood. I used to stop and look at that car constantly wishing I could have it. That thing was just gorgeous.
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Try and see if you can buy a 1964 GP . I alway thought GPs were over looked . I would like a 1969 GP . The good thing is GPs are cheaper then GTOs . I think you can find one . COOL
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Post some photos of that Pontiac for us ! COOL
I wish I could!!! I'm on a friend's laptop while mine gets repaired, so I don't have any pictures right now. I did find these two on the web from a while ago. One shows the caddy in the engine bay, and the other shows the front wheels without the center caps.



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