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Post by Sinister on Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:29 pm

Found an add for a 76 Gran Prix.
Young kid answered didn't know much about the car.
Dad passes away and left it to him.
Any info appreciated.
301 engine?
Any other available engines?
Where am I going to store this thing?
Ugh!!!!!
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:18 pm

Most of the ones I see in the junk yards have the 400 c.i. engine. Some came with 455's.
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Post by Sinister on Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:43 pm

Waiting on photos.
Just sent a $200 down payment..sight unseen.
$1000
I must be nuts..already own 3..lol
Pontiacs just keep talking to me.
Do I need therapy?
My family thinks so... lol!
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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:33 pm

They're like potato chips. Smile
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Post by Iggy on Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:25 pm

The 301 is the only odd-ball Poncho V8 - no aftermarket support and parts from other Pontiac V8's do not bolt up. I can completely understand the Pontiac thing - I have a '69 Grand Prix sitting in the garage, it came with the base engine like your 1976, only mine was a 10.5:1 compression 350 HP 400 with TH400!

Instead of putting $$$ into the 301, find at least a 350 or preferably a 400 Pontiac to replace it with. You will also want to replace the 7.5" rear end if you go with a 400. If you are near Michigan I have an 8.5 out of a 1975 442 laying around.
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Post by impalamonte on Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:25 am

Among A-bodies , I know I am seeing fewer and fewer though a very popular seller through the 70's. Matter of fact , I see none at local events ! Even more the reason to have one !

The 68-72 Grand Prix.....a beautifully designed car.....another you dont often see !
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Post by Sinister on Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:24 pm

Thank God the 301 was a 77 option..not even good as a boat anchor.
I'm hoping I get a 400 or 455 motor.
If the car has a 350 it would be my only small block.
Anyone have a bad A$$ 350 pontiac?
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Post by Sinister on Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:27 pm

Anything from 68-72 was fabulous.
Best American cars ever built.
More 68-72 remain on the road than any other model years.
Beautiful looks.
Great power.
Loved by all.
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Post by Sinister on Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:01 pm

Still waiting on photos but the kid selling it says it started right up!
Vinyl interior had me thinking it was a base model.
It has a 400...hmmmm
Ultimate sleeper?
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Post by Iggy on Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:05 am

I personally like the 400 better than the 455, I have owned both. A 455 has tons of low end torque and will smoke the tires at will, a 400 revs quicker and higher than the 455. Either one you have to roll then step on it or you never stop smoking the tires!

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Post by Sinister on Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:52 pm

Pontiac 400 is one motor I've never owned.
I can't think of another GM motor that I haven't had in one of my cars.
Looking forward to taking the GP for its maiden voyage. GoFast
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