1967 Pontiac Tempest Custom
Bought in June of 1991, this Tempest came out of the factory in a double gold appearance. The first owner bought it with the famous OHC6 sprint engine backed by a 3 speed manual on the floor. After finding it in a newspaper classified, bought it for about 1200 dollars. At that time the car's color turned to a dark metallic green, a black vinyl top, and a tired 326. After intensive rust repair in the roof quarters and floor, the car recieved a new paint job, which was white. The engine was fixed and then slightly modified for street and drag use. After getting tired of a 326, the car went bigger, to a 428 block. After having fun with that setup, the car was given its current engine, a 455 HO bottom end and block, punched out to 463 cubic inches. The car is now mostly used for drag racing and small cruising as the engine is built mainly for the track. It now has a 4 speed which is connected to a Ford 9 inch.
Paint and exterior
All the paint and body work was done at Biery's Port auto in Catasauqua PA. It was repainted white instead of the gold from factory.
Upholstery and interior
From the factory the interior was gold with a bench seat and a 3 speed on the floor. As of now the interior is black with bucket seats and a 4 speed on the floor with no console. The dash and all instruments are restored.
Original Engine: No
The current engine is custom built by late Jim Taylor out of PA. It is a 455 HO block and bottom end, currently 463 cubic inches. The camshaft is custom made for the engine. The carburetor is a 850 CFM double pumper. Custom heads with Doug's headers
It used to be a daily driver little after it was bought, but the speedometer was turned off around 66xxx miles. It has now become a weekend cruiser to the carshow. But has had history of making pases to the track since the late 90's.
Wheels and tires
Mopar style steel wheels. Front tires are BF Goodrich radial T/A's. The rear tires are Mickey Thompson ET Street
Factory drum brakes all around
New casing, heat treated gears, new bearing, etc. It has Long shift linkages, with a Long shifter assembly, with a Hurst Shift Knob with Line-Loc installed.