The Jalopy Journal
OEM, perfect original chrome.
Probably because it ain't a small-block Chevy.;)
Pontiacs are the same as the Caddy, the distributor rotates counter-clockwise and drives the oil...
A beautiful '65 Le Mans convertible in Blue Charcoal with 14X6" Hurst wheels that first became available in '65. Hurst wheel production ended in...
Rough 'N Ready
Polishing that original Slingshot intake will likely devalue it, if that matters to you.
If it were mine I'd clean it up properly and leave it as-is.
Trials and tribulations of a Pontiac nitro funny car racer. Just one of the little guys prying his wallet open often to go nitro funny car racing...
Take a closer look, those studs are hollow on your '63 9770716 421 HO heads.
You'll see a very small hole drilled through the side of the stud...
All Pontiac passenger car heads had stud-oiled rocker arms through 1963 with the exception of 389/421 Super Duty heads and 421 HO heads. The...
Tri-Y headers on a Pontiac V8, firing order 18436572.
1.75" primaries, 2" secondaries and 2.5" collectors.
Factory Pontiac 410 HP '63 421 Super Duty tunnel ram. This intake (a rare repro shown) was the first true tunnel ram produced, before any...
I'm in the steel hard line club here, these were fabricated using 3/8" brake line tubing. Fittings are brass inverted flare Weatherhead, readily...
Melling Tool Company was the OEM camshaft supplier for Pontiac.
However, Pontiac did make available for certain NASCAR and drag strip drivers a...
Not trying to split hairs here, but the '69 -'70 RAIV 400 engines did come backed by a TH400 auto trans as well as a 4-speed. A 3.90 rear...
No bad knees or hips and still more than physically able now at age 57 to drive a car with a manual trans, but I simply don't want to...
On the right car they can look pretty sweet.
To each their own.....;)
Great car and great story too.:cool:
Looking forward to updates, especially after the first wash!;)
The Isky Cams #909 studs I linked to in the Pontiac Tech thread will be the proper hollow studs you need for the stud-oiled rockers.
Swapping to a later design head of any type including the Edelbrock heads would be a mistake, you're opening an expensive can of worms because of...
The only proper way to repair them would be to pull them all out (a stack of washers and a rocker nut with plenty of moly lube will usually do the...
On every Pontiac I've ever owned the ones with factory A/C always had a smaller diameter pulley on the water pump as compared to the cars without...
Just about 30 years ago I bought a very nice 340 HP Corvette aluminum intake for the princely sum of $180, it was listed in the local 'Recycler'...
Not yet, I have a major home improvement project in the works so I have no time and no good place to do any engine work at the moment.
Always enjoyed Larry's sense of humor.:)
He will be missed.:(
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Rest in peace Larry.
We'll all see ya on the other side someday.
The new 16 " wheels look much better, proportions have improved greatly in my opinion.
However, the oil pump sees unfiltered oil with the bigger 'stones' being kept out by the pickup strainer screen. This may be a moot...
Mashed potatoes please.....:D
Monkey wrench for changin' spark plugs too.....I guess spark plug sockets were a still bit out of reach for young rodders on a budget.
Kind of surprised that you were allowed to cruise on the sands of Daytona back in '08, not at all sure if they'd allow that today.
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