Similarly, the 421 V8 was replaced by a new 428 cu in 7. Although large V8s were still available, performance was on the decline due to another federal standard—a new emissions control system. The similar but less luxurious followed in 1970. Five years ago, I think Pontiac would have been on to something. I actually used an Archie kit when I built a V8 Fiero about 12 years ago. The clutch and flywheel must go hand and hand. So, I got to thinking and doing some research, and what I found was surprising: The Getrag 284 5-speed manual that was found in some W-bodies in the '90's bolts in with much less fabrication required than does the F40.
A leather trim option which also replaced nylon loop rug with cut-pile carpeting was finally offered in addition to the redoubtable Morrokide vinyl and cloth and Morrokide upholstery offerings. Our discount used Pontiac Grand Prix transmissions come directly from a dependable network of modern junk yards. I highly suspect this was either an installation issue or he needs a driver mod. The turbocharged V6 came only with a 4-speed automatic, however. I drilled new holes in the crossmember to bolt the mount to, and fabricated extensions where the crossmember bolts to the car a real headache to deal with. Well, Schram has a ton of F40s at that price, but before I commit, I want to make sure I can make this work without spending an arm and a leg. A Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, variable-ratio power steering, and power brakes were standard equipment on both models.
As for the axles, I guess it will just have to be a mount-and-measure kind of a deal. George answered 9 years ago yet again you miss the point of a modification, he wants a manual transmission because it will be fun, secondly the weight only makes a difference when the transmission reaches the differential or in this case the transaxle and has to deal with the increased friction from the heavier car, putting a manual in the car would make the car much more fun to drive and it will increase the front wheel horsepower since an automatic has much more hp depletion than a manual, if i remember right a manual takes around 15% hp and an automatic generally takes 25 to 30% hp George answered 9 years ago thats not true at all, just cause a person doesnt know what kind of transmissions he can bolt onto his motor says absolutely nothing about know how to bolt on a transmission and run wireing, whats to say he hasnt replaced his own transmission at another time or possible worked on another car, thats like saying somone doesnt know what alloy rims are and they only know about steel rims so they have no idea how to put a wheel on there car, zack you are the reason that other forums have locks on them, so people dont completely ruin the topic by insulting it, if he wants a manual grand prix let the man have his manual grand prix and dont insult him about it, its a cool idea and it would deffinetly be much more fun than the usual automatic Craig answered 9 years ago It does work, though the only guyt i know of who did it had to do a shitload of grinding and flywheel work. The base Model J got Pontiac's new 135 hp 101 kW 301 cu in 4. Pedals received revised custom trim plates. For example, no domestic-brand midsize sedan can be had with a manual anymore. The base 400 cu in 6. Production of the larger , however, ended in June 2009.
Expected delivery date does not account for the required special freight shipping. Tastefully restrained use of bright trim on the exterior combined with a unique grille design, side badging and applique for the tail panel gave the Grand Prix a distinctive, clean appearance, especially when the optional 8-lug wheels were ordered. The bucket seats were available with optional recliners and adjustable lumbar support. The 284 still has a clutch release arm just don't remember if it was internal or external , so this might still be an issue. We are an auto dismantling yard. A four-speed automatic was the only transmission offered.
We do clean them, but some come cleaner than others. Engine offerings again included the standard Buick 3. Like all but the short-lived 1967 convertible, the new Grand Prix was a 2-door hardtop. In January 1996, the 1997 Grand Prix was unveiled at the. I would like a recall done on this as this is a common problem.
All Grand Prix received a sport package with five-spoke alloy wheels and dual exhaust. The Pontiac brand was dissolved in 2010 as part of. This flywheel is plentiful, already has the right crankshaft pattern, is already the right thickness, and is already neutral balanced. And for me, this makes a difference as our Impala sees about 3500 - 4000 miels per month, 95% of which is highway. The most notable styling feature of this generation was the appearance of the fixed opera window, replacing the previous disappearing rear side glass. Early models were available with Pontiac performance options, including the factory-race powertrain installed in a handful of 1962 and 1963 cars. Please call 1-888-824-2012 before ordering to verify availability.
The rear end was much more subtle than the aggressive front Shortened by three inches from the previous Catalina wheelbase, the 118 in 3,000 mm 1969 Grand Prix finally had its own body — and Pontiac's longest-ever hood. Engine choices included the standard 400 cu in 6. Come on, a closely spaced six-speed could have smoked the porky Hemi Charger. Hit the jump to watch on as Sam Young and James Smith replace Bo Duke and The Bandit for a bit of dirt-road shenanigans in a pair of otherwise well cared for classics. Can any of these parts, like starter plate be used in a W-body swap? But the clutch not being strong enough? A five-speed manual or four-speed automatic were the transmissions offered. By adopting a measure no one else has ever put into production. The standard four-barrel 389 in³ V8 was uprated to 333 hp 248 kW with a manual transmission or 325 hp 242 kW with automatic.
I believe the Fiero track width is narrower than the W-body, so your axles should be longer overall, but it is hard to say what the lengths from side to side would need to be. Thanks for the tip on the clutch and flywheel, too! It was rescinded by Congressional action. In celebration of Pontiac's 50th anniversary in 1976, a number of special edition Grand Prix were produced. Expected delivery date does not account for the required special freight shipping. More importantly, which of these two cars would you rather own? Again, the Pontiac V8s were not available in California, where they were replaced by Chevy 305 cu in 5. Custom fabrication, welding, cutting of the firewall, more fabrication, more welding, mount pedals, custom shifter cable, custom shit inside the car to mount the shifter.
Some more rarer options specific for the 1985 Pontiac Grand Prix include a factory rear spoiler, rare aluminum turbo finned wheels, and a full size spare tire. The Strato buckets were standard equipment along with a console, but a notchback bench seat with center armrest was a no-cost option. The seller states that the car has been kept in indoor storage since 1987. A new optional four spoke steering wheel was also available. Under the net horsepower measurement system, the standard 400 cu in 6. The 200 hp 150 kW 455 cu in 7.
For more information go to. New options included an automatic air conditioning system. Also new for 1974 was a federally mandated interlock system that required the driver and front-seat passenger to fasten their seat belts in order to start the car. The transplant also required mods to the 4T65-E four-speed automatic to handle the extra torque and a three-point engine-mount system designed to damp the V-8's torque rotation at full throttle. It was also the last year that a manual transmission could be ordered as an option. The trans thread is very interesting, thank you! This turned out to be a major miscalculation and 301 equipped cars became much less desirable among Grand Prix enthusiasts and collectors in later years. In addition to power windows, tinted glass, remote mirror and factory tachometer, this Grand Prix also features a rare factory air-conditioning system with an upgraded compressor.