COMPONENTS

The PONTIAC TEMPEST PROJECT

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Block: GM, Gen VI, 4.5-inch bore x 4-inch stroke 509 cu. in., (.030 over 502)

Internals: GM forged crank, forged JE pistons, Hi Perf rods with ARP bolts

Heads: Edelbrock Aluminum oval port, bowl blended , 10.75-1 comp ratio

Valves: 2.19" intake, 1.88" exhaust, Edelbrock seals, 10-degree retainers

Springs: Isky Tool Room Gold 148#@ 1.880/ 480#@ 1.280

Cam: Lunati 502A-I, billet Solid Roller.  243/249   630 lift,

Lifters: GS Solid Rollers with pin oiling

Rocker Arms: Comp Cams SS Roller, 1.70 ratio

Manifold: AirGap, 1/2 spacer, port matched

Carb: Original, built by Barry Grant 4779-Stage3 double pump Holly

Headers: Custom 1 7/8" primary tube into 3-inch plumbing

Exhaust System: Four muffler set up with a balance tube and duel 2.5 inch splitter-pipeson each side (4 pipes) that pass throufgh the trunk to exit behind the rear wheels

Ignition: Performance Distributor HEI with Crane Hi-6 box

Flywheel: McLeod SFI steel.

Clutch: Performance Friction 11 inch

Transmission: Richmond Gear 5-speed, PDF RICHMOND 5-Speed SERVICE MANUAL Long brand shifter with Line Lock

Driveshaft: Three-inch-custom, Spicer HD joints

Rear Axle: Narrowed Mopar 8.75 - We run the 2.94 gear with 26-inch (50 series) 10-inch Nitto Drag Radiasl on 9-inch widened MoPar Cop Car rims or s or 28-inch (60 series) T/A radial for long road trips

Rear Suspension: Art Morrison 4-Link with adjustable coil over shocks

Brakes: Re-drilled Ford 11-inch rear rotors on stock Pontiac spindals and hubs in front with Wilwood GM stylesingle piston calipers, Stock 11-inch Mo Par drums on rear.

Fuel Tank: Jaz 22 gal

Fuel Pump: Holley 1200 with -8 return line

Vacuum Pump: GZ running at 52% engine speed with custom made front pully

Instruments: Auto Meter Phantom

Chassis: Tempest unibody with two additional cross members, diagonal door-opening braces, torque box plates for 4-link

Front End: Stock Pontiac with lengthened and reinforced strut rods and Mustang strut rod bushings

JC Whitney Baby Moons all around

Safety Equipment: Simpson

 

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