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Malibu73 08-26-2005 01:41 PM

What Engine came the the '72 Pontiac Lemans Sport Luxery? 400 or 455?
 
Hey all, I was just thinking about that and was wondering if anybody could tell me which engine's were in that car, thanks.


Edit --

Spelled Luxury wrong in the title heh...

Hippie 08-26-2005 03:08 PM

Any I ever saw were Pontiac 350's but an optional 400 was available. The 455 was reserved for the GTO, Trans Am and Formula Firebirds and full size cars.

Malibu73 08-27-2005 08:50 PM

Thanks Hippie,

Anybody else have a guess?

xntrik 08-27-2005 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Malibu73
Thanks Hippie,

Anybody else have a guess?

check that 2 letter code die stamped into the block or the car VIN #..... appropriate letter will tell you what. Stamped code will also tell you if the engine has been swapped and what it came from.

Canadian Charlie 08-28-2005 07:14 AM

The 350 was the base engine. The 400 was an option

Malibu73 08-30-2005 03:48 PM

Is there anyway to confirm this online?

Hippie 08-31-2005 01:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Malibu73
Thanks Hippie,

Anybody else have a guess?


The only A-body to receive the 455 was the GTO and the 455 variety were few and far between and I'm not "guessing". During the 70's I ate, breathed and lived Pontiac's. I owned a '65, '66, '67 and '68 GTO, a '67 Catalina and a '73 Ventura. The guys I hung out with between them had a '53 Straight Eight Super Chief, '65 Catalina, a 66 Catalina, a '66 421 Bonneville, '66-'67-'69 and '76 Grand Prixs, a '65 LeMans, a 421 powered '65 GTO drag car, five '67 GTO's, a '69 Formula 400, a '74 455 SD Formula, a '70 Judge RA IV Conv., a Tri Power '65 GTO Sedan, a '69 GTO, a '73 Firebird, a '71 400/3 speed GT37, a '74 Grand Am, a '73 Le Mans, a '74 "GTO", a '73 GTO and a '76 Trans AM. Those are just the ones I can remember off the top of my head. Hmmm, maybe it's time to build another one.................

Malibu73 08-31-2005 01:25 AM

Thanks for your input Hippie, sorry if it seemed like I was doubting you.

Hippie 08-31-2005 05:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Malibu73
Thanks for your input Hippie, sorry if it seemed like I was doubting you.

We're cool, I wasn't upset I was just trying to provide you with some "credentials". Maybe I should have had my coffee first. ;) There used to be a really great Pontiac Forum sponsored by Performance Years but it seems to be offline now. I've been trying to find it, if it pops back up I'll post a link.



UPDATE:

It's back!!!!! P-Y Online Forums

Duke" 03-28-2013 03:39 PM

A friend of mine has a 72 luxury lemans and his has the 400 in it, hope that helps

gearheadslife 03-28-2013 03:57 PM

was the ohc 6 dead then... as that be the base engine if still in use

LATECH 03-28-2013 04:24 PM

Thread is 7 1/2 years old. I doubt anyone is home.

oldbogie 03-28-2013 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Malibu73 (Post 503960)
Is there anyway to confirm this online?

Pontiac LeMans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bogie

boothboy 03-28-2013 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hippie (Post 504210)
The only A-body to receive the 455 was the GTO and the 455 variety were few and far between and I'm not "guessing". During the 70's I ate, breathed and lived Pontiac's. I owned a '65, '66, '67 and '68 GTO, a '67 Catalina and a '73 Ventura. The guys I hung out with between them had a '53 Straight Eight Super Chief, '65 Catalina, a 66 Catalina, a '66 421 Bonneville, '66-'67-'69 and '76 Grand Prixs, a '65 LeMans, a 421 powered '65 GTO drag car, five '67 GTO's, a '69 Formula 400, a '74 455 SD Formula, a '70 Judge RA IV Conv., a Tri Power '65 GTO Sedan, a '69 GTO, a '73 Firebird, a '71 400/3 speed GT37, a '74 Grand Am, a '73 Le Mans, a '74 "GTO", a '73 GTO and a '76 Trans AM. Those are just the ones I can remember off the top of my head. Hmmm, maybe it's time to build another one.................

Yeah but did you have any Pontiac's?

BB:mwink::mwink:

Valkyrie5.7 03-28-2013 09:49 PM

Man, this old thread makes me wish Hippie still posted on here.


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