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1970 pontiac tempest 2 door sedan

By piaboy

In 1974 my dad bought a slighty abused 1970 pontiac tempest 2 dr sedan. I never seen another one. For being the bottom of that platfrom peakcing order it had a quite of few opition3. 350 2 blr trubo 350 trans ps pdb deluxe 3 piont steering wheel deluxe wheel covers am radiao and I supose a heater was a stabdard option then. The Tempest had a rubber mat instead of carpet in side. i really liked the looks of the 1970 2 dr sedan tempest with minimal chrome we the exception[that the door pillars where rome pontiac dropped the tempest name plate i believe in mid 1970 and replaced it with the t-37. I 've seen 70 lemans 2 dr sedans and 70's t-37s 2dr sedans. Bu agian I have never seen a 1970 pontiac tempest 2 dr sedan or as they where refered to 2 door post.................has anyboby else seen one? my dad's was Keylime Green Metallic and course no viyl top. it had he some deluxe wheel covers as my 69 bird 400

lame california

By piaboy

i had to pay someone else's back fee on plates to register the car $277.

spun main bearing 1979 pontiac trans am with olds 403

By piaboy

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Was jamming back from the o.c and classics industries in my 79 trans am with factory olds 403 and spun a main bearing. Does anyone know if this a common issue? I'd like to keep the car number matching,but cost is an issue. it still runs but has a hard core knock coming from the bottom of the pan. Would that idicate its a rebuildable canidate? Or is a totally tear down and having a machine shop check all the spec the only way to se if it rebuildable.
Also does anyone have experience swapping a 77 pontiac 400 for the olds 403i n trans am? is it an easy swap?

78 Trans Am

By piaboy

In the LA/OC area we have several self serve junk yards. There was a 78 trans am in there that appeared stock. It was a pontiac 400/automatic car. Could you still get a 400 pontiac and automatic in 78? i thought all the automatics where olds 403's

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