i spotted this great article on the tempest over at CC enjoyhttp://www.carcraft.com/dragtimes/1342_mickey_thompson_the_pontiac_tempest/viewall.html
Great article Wayne, definitely worth reading.
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+1 Mickey's one of my heroes.
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+2 He was so cool his initials are on my valve covers! Thanks for linking that, Wayne. Never would have found it myself. Dad was a Tempest man in the 60s, bought new in 62, 4, and 6 undoubtedly in some part due to the racing successes of the day. Sounds about right that GM's dominance spooked the feds, I never realized that went on then. An interesting read and very cool pics in the article.
The same 60's tempest cars that did low 12s back then can do low 8s now with the same Pontiac block . Mickey Thompson did everything Pontiac check this engine out ! 280 hp out of 2 cylinders in 1963 !!