Hello Gents, Adding another resto project to the plate. PHS documented 1979 Y-84,WS-6 W-72 4 speed T/A that has a very expensive CB option. So here is my question, If, in 1980 I had this car and blew the motor what would Pontiac have done? The last of the 400s were made in 77 so what would they have done to fix it?
i don't understand your question. they would have installed the same size engine it came with and got it from the same place your 79 engine came from.
Actually, all the 79 400's were made in 78 and Pontiac held over a certain percentage for warranty claims. There's probably a simple mathematical formula they used to determine how many the would need. A little help... 'cause we don't all have to learn the hard way!
barneyformula:Actually, all the 79 400's were made in 78 and Pontiac held over a certain percentage for warranty claims. There's probably a simple mathematical formula they used to determine how many the would need.Yes, all companies built extra engines that were available at least a year or two after the engine was no longer produced. Ford made around 10,896,678 extra Boss 302 engines for wareanty. Wonder why?