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#1 bosmeck

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:45 PM

I finally got around to shooting the rest of the photos of the Bonneville. I have to admit being English, that I was not a big fan of... big, fat, and super-long American cars from the 1960s until Barrett Jackson car auctions. And now... I love them. :D :D I will go as far as to say... ART! :)

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 03:58 PM

Beautiful Bonny! Now ya got to build one of the most forgot about Pontiac street machines ... the 1969-70 Grand Prix Model SJ. Big 428 ci. V8 and a four speed! What a sleeper sled! This car had the longest hood of ANY US-built car, even longer then Cads.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:20 PM

Even longer than a Duesenberg SJ, Barney? ;)

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:45 AM

Not sure about that one?? Do you have #'s on how long it was? I have a 70' GP to measure.


Even longer than a Duesenberg SJ, Barney? ;)


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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:57 PM

Hi

now that you are in texas instead of england...you know about the long STRAIGHT roads! In england, this would have been an impossible car. But in Texas, doing a long all day run at 70 with 3 kids and the wife, this is a luxo cruiser in it's environment!

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 04:39 PM

From what I gather John DeLorean was behind it and named it after the Duesenburg SJ so ..... still not sure.....




Even longer than a Duesenberg SJ, Barney? ;)


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Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:52 AM

Beautiful model!

Beautiful Bonny! Now ya got to build the most forgot about Pontiac street machine... the 1969-70 Grand Prix Model SJ. Big 428 ci. V8 and a four speed! What a sleeper sled!


Not unlike the 455 c.i. Buick GS (I think it was called the "Stage I or Stage III"?). The thing looked like a Skylark but was ridiculously fast and monstrously powerful...my dad had one and if you stood on it, it would just rise up and float for a little while until it hooked up. It helped that gas was around 35 to 40 cents a gallon or something stupid like that. :shok:

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 12:52 PM

The mid 60's full size Poncho's with the 421 super duty motors were faster than a majority of the pony cars of the day. A lot of business men got to give kids a lesson.

A buddy of mine was allowed to warm up his parents car. He was in the garage reving up the motor in neutral when he dropped it into gear, punched it in reverse and left a nice car sized hole in his neighbor's block wall. The first of 4 of his parent's cars he crashed.

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Wheelbase, inches: 120.0
Weight, lbs: 3,575
Number built: 172
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Displacement, cid: 421
Fuel system: 2 x 4bbl.
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Horsepower @ rpm: 405 @ 5600
Torque @ rpm: 425 @ 4400

Representative Performance
0-60 mph, sec: 5.4
1/4 mile, sec. @ mph: 13.9 @ 107.0

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 02:37 PM

Ya Mike these old Pontiac's had some brute power. One of the car mags ran an 69 4 sp. 428 SJ at 13.90's with a single 4bbl even! I wish I could find a 4 speed for mine but they made so few the parts when they are found are $$$$$$.

It's fun getting on the Fwy with my model J 400 (XH code motor) and punch it and see the look on peoples face when they see this old Grand Pa car sled pop down into first gear! Even with just 350 hp it get up and goes. I gave my nephew a ride when I first got it and it will melt the tires down. :laugh2: Now just some 4:11 gears and .....

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"Even if you're on the Right Track, you'll get run over if you just sit there!"

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