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Pontiac had an SD engine program in the late 50s early 60s, and later/briefly again in 1973/74 with the SD455. This video is regarding the FIRST Super Duty program.---In only a few years time during the late 50s early 60s, Pontiac MORE THAN DOUBLED their V8's horsepower output (described in this video), while using/keeping the same V8 engine block they used thru 1955-81. Even though the same block was kept, from 1955-62 the cubic inch displacement grew much larger than the initial 287 cuber it started as in 1955. It grew to a 317 347 370 389 and finally a 421 cuber in 1962. It eventually maxed out at 455 cubes in 1970. By 1970 ALL the other GM divisions were producing engines at 454 or 455 cubes (500 for Cadillac). PONTIAC WAS THE ONLY DIVISION still using the same block they used in the 1950s on engines that had a much smaller displacement -- 287 cubes. The 1955 287 displacement would remain the smallest displacement ever used in the Pontiac V8 block all the way until 1980/81 when a 265V8 was produced. Since less durability was required for the smaller displacement, the block was decked/butchered/lightened on the 265/301v8s of 1980/81. Prior to 1980 the block had never been decked/butchered/lightened. The 1980/81 265/301v8 blocks were about 200 pounds lighter than the 1955-79 blocks, and only 25 pounds heavier than a Buick 231V6.
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This is a video that I posted several years ago that was taken down for a copyright claim on the music I used in the soundtrack. I got a request to repost it with the camera audio only, so here it is. This was filmed at the Inaugural NHRA Midwest Hot Rod Reunion, held at National Trail Raceway in Columbus Ohio.
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This video is a compilation of four separate videos as well as previously not seen footage of this famous car from NelsonRacingEngines.com. The original video of this Pontiac has been posted all over the internet and has been seen by more than 6 million viewers. If you have seen the viral video, you may still enjoy this Directors Cut of all the videos of this crazy street/track monster machine. Download your videos for your IPOD or PS3 at http://nelsonracingengines.com. For marketing help go to http://VeritasMovieStudio.com.
A compilation of Arnie the farmers cars races and life long dedication to the sport of Pontiac drag racing!