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« on: November 23, 2016, 04:28:10 AM »

This came up in the Bonneville pictures a year or so ago. I did a facebook search and contacted Rod Hynes, whos name is water marked on pic. I never got any feedback from him. Does anybody here know the owner/car that this engine was in? Judging by the pop can on left side of picture I guessing it was taken in the late 70s?


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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 06:31:33 AM »

But that plate proclaiming proudly that the car is "Powered by Chrysler" kinda stumps me. . .or did GM farm the Poncho out to Chrysler?
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 09:32:37 AM »

Looks like a chopped up 318-340-360.

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 11:01:35 AM »

The engine is definitely Pontiac, take a good look at the curved valley rail & the valve cover.
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 05:03:50 PM »

Could that be the "Tempest in a T pot" car of Benham and Hurley in 1966?

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 06:04:01 PM »

Gotta-B.

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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2016, 02:49:34 AM »

Thanks jdincau.

This engine was up for sale a few years ago. Show up on the Pontiac site with a link to craigslist. Chasing a unicorn?
Note the blower hub on crank in the first pic posted at top of thread. I'm about to post a shot of modified V8 manifold
cut down for a 4 banger. And the header makes this a dead ringer for being the same engine.

 


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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2016, 10:26:08 AM »

Yep, gotta be the same one.
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2016, 10:45:19 AM »

Craig, Is the engine in your possession?
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2016, 12:36:09 PM »

Craig, Is the engine in your possession?

No but I want it. I figured I would gets some names and try to see if its still available?
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2016, 11:34:59 PM »

... I'm about to post show a modified V8 manifold
cut down for a 4 banger...
Doesn't look to me that it's any blower manifold that was ever produced- just something put together for this four cylinder.
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2016, 11:02:51 AM »

Craig, Is the engine in your possession?

No but I want it. I figured I would gets some names and try to see if its still available?

I'm guessing it was Ron Benham back then but Norm Benham might be a place to start, I think he's a Rod Riders member but somebody here should know how to contact him.
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2016, 03:10:43 PM »

Ron passed away several years ago.
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2016, 09:47:17 PM »

I took this photo of the 'Tempest in a T Pot' Modified Fuel Roadster at Bonneville in 1971.  Car was driven by Bob McMillan and ran a Pontiac Tempest 4-cylinder engine, half of a 389.  Also ran a supercharged Tempest.  Was a beautiful modified built by Ron Benham.  Not sure where it has ended up. 
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2016, 12:56:15 AM »

Thanks AAFA Rod for the time line on this great looking car! Hope it's still around.
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