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carcraft mickey thompson the pontiac tempest article

wayne712222 wayne712222
Moderator | Posts: 235 | Joined: 10/13
Posted: 12/27/13
01:17 PM

i spotted this great article on the tempest over at CC


tuffnuff tuffnuff
Moderator | Posts: 2567 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 12/27/13
08:14 PM

Great article Wayne, definitely worth reading.

When The Flag Drops.,.


The Bull ***t Stops.,.

P. Engineer, Engine Builder

4zpeed 4zpeed
Enthusiast | Posts: 369 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 12/28/13
01:34 AM

+1  Mickey's one of my heroes.  
Poncho huggen gear snatchen posi piro.

idrivejunk idrivejunk
Addict | Posts: 5172 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 12/28/13
10:22 AM

+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.  

gtojack1366 gtojack1366
Guru | Posts: 1278 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 12/28/13
03:22 PM

The same 60's tempest cars that did low 12s back then can do low 8s now with the same Pontiac block .   DSC01721DSC01720 Mickey Thompson did everything Pontiac check this engine out ! 280 hp out of 2 cylinders in 1963 !!Tompson2 Zpsa250a55f