PONTIAC - The Glory Years! Part 3 of 5
(1956-93). Some great basic Pontiac history, along with the CARS and PEOPLE (Bunkie Knudsen, John Delorean, Jim Wangers, Pete Estes, etc) who made Pontiac great in those years. In 1956 Bunkie Knudsen was hired as Pontiac's General Manager. He was told by GM "Turn Pontiac around in 5 years or the division is gone". Within about a year he quickly assembled a great team. Knudsen was fortunate enough to pick up engineer John Delorean from Packard when that company closed, Delorean later became the father of the GTO and MANY Pontiac Innovations. Knudsen was also fortunate enough to lure a brilliant "Olds Rocket V8" engineer away from Oldsmobile---Pete Estes who helped the Pontiac V8 breath as well as it could.
62 Pontiac 421, 4 speed
Putting the front sheet metal on my friends 62 Pontiac Catalina. Factory 421, 4 speed tri power car.
Hot Aug Nights Lewiston,ID
This was shot in 1999 at a car show in Idaho.
There's an interview with the owner of a '61 Pontiac Ventura Super Duty.
Tyler fox's 1965 pontiac gto #10
got the passenger side floor pan in place right and have started tachin it into place and we have the driver side pan close still need to fit a lil better but we are movin along well!!!
Pontiac 1964 GTO 428 Pro Street
Show Quality PHS Documented
Just completed total restoration (less then 500 miles, all receipts), never raced award winning, show quality 1964 Pontiac GTO (PHS documented), ProStreet 428 (compression 9.6:1, 517hp). Complete engine build by Joe Boghosian (chief mechanic for Dan Gurney, Indy winner 1960s). Since then, Boghosian Racing has been building winning engines across the nation. Glove box door has been signed by Joe B.
Headers by Dougs
turbo 400 Transmission built by John Bettencourt.
TCI Flex Plate
B&M 3000 stall converter
Mini hi-torque starter
Flow Cooler aluminum water pump with stainless inner plate and stainless sleeves.
Custom designed Exhaust system by Shuken Racing.
Custom designed Ram Air Intake system by Shuken Racing.
QTP Electric cutouts.
Exhaust system ceramic coated.
Custom made Aluminum radiator.
Billet water recovery tank with billet thermostat housing.
All new wiring provided by EZ Wiring. All wiring wrapped in nylon cloth.
Flex-a-lite 3000 cfm thermostatically controlled fan.
Proform HEI distributor.
Holly fuel pump, with stainless braided fuel lines and AN fittings.
Sheet metal work including cage, back halving, installation of Ford nine inch completed by Ruth Enterprises, Richard Ruth owner. Richard is famous for his build of the 55 Chevy for the movies Two Lane Black Top and American Graffiti.
456 Detroit locker Ford nine inch.
Twelve point roll cage.
Ladder bar suspension.
Adjustable rear coil overs.
Disc brakes in front, drum (powder coated) in rear.
Wheels fully polished Centerlines.
Mickey Thompson tires, 31x18.5x15 rear. Front 26x7.5x15.
All original stainless except new door seal plates and rocker panels.