A History Lesson in Pontiac V8 Power
From 1935 until 1954, you could get a Pontiac with a flathead six or a flathead straight eight. The company was a bit slow in following other manufacturers in adopting the overhead-valve V8.
461 Pontiac Stroker
When a customer wanted to change gears from his Pontiac 389 project to a 461 Pontiac Stroker, Andy Frontzak and the guys at Engine Rebuilders & Supply were happy to oblige.
Pontiac Museum Curates Pontiac Excitement
Pontiac Excitement! used to be a company slogan and Pontiac engines caused a lot of the hubbub. The first Pontiac in 1926 was called the Chief of the Sixes. It had a split-head six that was advertised as costing only pennies less a day than a four.
Pontiac GTO 400 Ram Air II Engine
A customer of RPM Engines & Machine recently found a Pontiac Ram Air II GTO in a junkyard. He turned to Nate Cutler to freshen up the motor in the rare car. Nate brought the old iron back to life.
Pontiac’s Straight 8s
The Pontiac L-head straight eight was used in production cars for 21 years between 1933 and 1954. This classic engine was advertised as a powerplant that could run 100,000 miles without a major overhaul.
Enthusiasts Set Sights on Wilmington Mile Records
In the December issue of Engine Builder, our cover feature examined the unique one-of-one engine build-ups to maximize performance in all-out speed runs. The article also noted the presence of a new land-speed location at the former DHL facility at the Wilmington, Ohio airport. The super-smooth 9,000-foot runway is perfect for this high-speed activity and
Edelbrock Performer RPM CNC Cylinder Heads
Edelbrock Performer RPM cylinder heads for 455 c.i.d. Pontiac engines are now available with a CNC machined chamber. Performer RPM CNC cylinder heads have the same specifications as Edelbrock’s Performer RPM cylinder heads for 1962-79 455 c.i.d. Pontiac engines, but feature a revised CNC machined combustion chamber design with an all-new spark plug location for
Building Pontiac Excitement
Each GM division had its own engineering staffs and even its own assembly plants. There was very little parts interchange between the different divisions. Each unit had its own engines. Each division had its own personality. When Bunkie Knudsen became general manager of Pontiac in June of 1956 he set the world on fire. His