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1963 Pontiac Tri Power

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jbuechler, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. jbuechler
    Joined: May 14, 2009
    Posts: 46


    I have a barn find 1963 Pontiac Tri Power. I took it to the carb shop and he stated that the carbs are matching and need rebuilt. I have the stock manifold as well. I have a SBC that I would like a Tri Power setup on. Can anyone tell me anything about these carbs and what my best bet to getting a setup for my Chevy. Any help is appreciated.
  2. marxjunk
    Joined: Feb 4, 2010
    Posts: 81

    from KCMO

    the center carb is smaller and is the primary carb, it has idle circuts etc..
    the two end carbs are secondary carbs, no idle circuts, or like they cal them dumpers, they dump fuel...that set up works very whell, take all the vacume linkage off buy a mechanical linkage set for a 64 GTO and use the stuff,

    They are the big base rochesters, make sure ya have the right intake for the chevy..if ya get it right its take them to a tri-power specialist though, i know most carb guy think they are just carbs, but they have issues, like throttleblade sealing, throttle shaft leakage etc..

    [email protected] good guy reasonable, and yuou can ask questions and he doesnt get pissed...he can do the whole thing or he can rebuild the throttle bodies/bases and you can do the rest..all the GTO people swear by him, ive had good dealings, and he's a wealth of info...he has new parts, most he reproduces..has modern gaskets for todays gas seems todays fuel kill the old GM style gaskets and they leak

    got the linkage... username dadwarpath on ebay,.ive bought several and the stuff is better than factory
  3. jbuechler
    Joined: May 14, 2009
    Posts: 46


    Decided to put the tri power in the corner and got 6 deuces for the SBC. I will put the tri power on a Pontiac motor for the next build.
  4. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,473

    from 4077th

    That's got to be one of the most info-loaded first replies EVER.

    To not even be acknowledged or thanked should be a crime.

  5. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,620


    Good info marxjunk

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  6. jbuechler
    Joined: May 14, 2009
    Posts: 46


    Yes. Thank you marxjunk. I apologize greatly for my delay in thanking you and to mashed for bringing such a heinous crime to my attention.
  7. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,299


    I think saving that set-up for a Pontiac is a good idea.....with the price of Pontiac and their stuff (tri-powers etc),you might do great by selling to a might be able to fund the sbc stuff and have pocket change.

    I once sold a tri-power SBF set-up with matching stuff that had sat for 20 years at least for $1550!!!
  8. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    I was going to suggest you sell the Pontiac setup and buy the Chevy one because I bet the Pontiac one is a little harder to find and some GTO guy would love to have it. But putting it in a corner is a good idea too.

    I forget exactly, but that intake only fits a few years around 64, like maybe 63 and 64. It has been 45 years since I played with Pontiacs.

    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013
  9. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,150


    100 sit ups/push ups and 10 laps around the track mister.
  10. tjs44
    Joined: Apr 9, 2010
    Posts: 31


    a 63 setup will fit 61-64 pass car heads.Tom
  11. jbuechler
    Joined: May 14, 2009
    Posts: 46


    I have had some completely disgusting offers on the tri power. That's what lead me to hang onto it for the next build. And it looks really cool.
  12. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

    gotta know when to hold'em---great find---multi- carb set ups are so cool looking

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