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    Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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    Movie "Family Plot" 1976

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    Buick/Pontiac
     
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    • Dicer

      Dicer Back Bone beats Wish Bone all the time. FABO Gold Member

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      Pontiac Temptest thinking about a 62.
       
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        • Syleng1

          Syleng1 Karma is real and Life is short... FABO Gold Member

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          Don’t be embarrassed- I don’t know that family either. Lol!:rofl:
           
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          • Dana67Dart

            Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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            Thanks. I saw the v shaped logo on the back and the name on the side ended in a t
             
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            Nice looking car for a GM product. Got to say that blue purple-ish color looks hideous.
             
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            • RustyRatRod

              RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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              Those had the GM transaxle in the rear with independent rear suspension. You checked the transmission fluid by opening the trunk.
               
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                I knew it was a 62 Tempest immediately. My mom's first car was exactly like the one in the top pic, except is was the color of the one in zombywoof's post.
                 
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                EXACTLY like mom's, but different. ..... :poke:
                 
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                • Demonracer

                  Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

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                  They made killer race cars with a 389 4 speed & a heavier rear axle in them.
                   
                • RustyRatRod

                  RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                  I agree. I've always felt Pontiac's heyday was well before the GTO. Think 421 Super Duty.
                   
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                  • Dana67Dart

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                    So I'm not seeing things. The rear tires seem to have a lot of camber.
                    Thought I was seeing things as I assumed it had a solid rear axel.
                     
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                    I had a 63 vert for awhile. had a 326 and that ropeshaft driveline/transaxle. Drove like a cloud. smooth sailing that one.
                     
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                    • RustyRatRod

                      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                      Das right! It's IRS. I believe it was the first on a domestic car.
                       
                    • Dana67Dart

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                      A Tempest was referred to in My Cousin Vinny
                       
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                      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                      LOL. Yeah I thought about that when I saw the thread.
                       
                    • Dana67Dart

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                      My biological clock!
                       
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                      Still can't wrap my head around that Rope Driveshaft .... kinda like a Dremel cable drive . Lol
                       
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                      Google Image Result for https://cdn.dealeraccelerate.com/streetside/3/18227/797361/790x1024/w/1963-pontiac-tempest
                      This is just like mine that I had in 1970 when I was 17. Exact same in and out with a White top. Torque tube, trans axle, 326 and three on the tree. Paid $75 for it and rebuilt the engine, (My first) then sold it for $150. Beat on it pretty hard and nothing broke. Not even the transaxle, lol. Really liked that car. Very quick machine. Steve
                       
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                      • 67Dart273

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                        Review the movie "My Cousin Vinny." Comedy with the then hot-as-women-get Marissa Tomei Centered on reckless driving tire marks and the incorrect identification, because of whether/ or not the tire marks exhibited the changing tire track of an IRS

                        GM in those days, if nothing else, was "unique"

                        Chev had The Corvair, unique all in itself

                        Ponch had the Tempest, and as mentioned the thing initially used an IRS and transaxle, a "flex" drivesahft Porche 914 style, and a "slant 4" made from one of their V8's

                        Bleack had the 225 V6--Actually 198, and they offered the same 215 V8 the first year

                        Olds (F-85) had the little aluminum 215 V8 which they later sold to Rover and who used the thing for YEARS in their Land Rovers.

                        Neither Olds nor Buick were IRS they had conventional solid rear axles

                        Later on, Ponch offered a few Tempests with the rare OHC 6, but most I've seen were pushrod engines
                         
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                        • Dana67Dart

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                        • RustyRatRod

                          RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                          A lot of people think the Buick and Olds 215s were the same. They weren't. There were some pretty big differences. Number of head bolts, rocker assemblies, combustion chambers. Plus, Olds made a Turbo version called the Olds Turbo Rocket.

                          Check it out. They were pretty cool. 62 and 63 only I think.

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                            I have a 63 215 all aluminum engine. I have the 64 300 heads that everyone seems to want. I have been told that that putting the 300 heads is the hot ticket. I am not sure how to graft the two together because that one head bolt does not line up amongst a few other things. I have a bellhousing that mates to a T5. It would be a great setup to put into my S10 mini truck. Mini truckin!
                             
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