1967 GTO engine - Pontiac GTO Forum
Pontiac GTO Pontiac GTO Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Technical Discussions
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

GtoForum.com is the premier Pontiac GTO Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-10-2009, 05:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
Bad Banana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5
My Photos: (0)
1967 GTO engine

I owned a 1967 GTO with a 389 motor in it new from the dealer. Everyone says that there where only 400's in them but I was told that the last 500 or so built in 1967 where fitted with 389's when Pontiac ran out off 400 blocks. Can anyone confirm or disprove this story? Thanks.
Bad Banana is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-10-2009, 07:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
67 Basket Case Restorer
 
Too Many Projects's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 2,669
My Photos: (27)
Garage
I can't disprove it but it doesn't make sense. Usually when a manufacturer changes a part they use up all the old stock first which would, theoretically, put the last 389's in the first cars built. I doubt Pontiac would've kept 389's sitting around a for a year and then use them up, but never say never......
__________________
Mitch
1967 GTO; Gulf Turquoise on Black, 4 speed bench
1967 Camaro ss/rs 350
1966 Chevelle SS 396
1970 Chevelle SS 396
1966 Corvair Corsa convert
1965 Corvair Monza convert
1969 GMC K1500
1952 Chev 2 ton flat bed
1938 Chev coupe
Too Many Projects is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2009, 09:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
64-67 Expert
 
geeteeohguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fresno, California
Posts: 6,675
My Photos: (2)
Ditto on the above post. 389's were NOT used after the '67 models started production. Your car had a replacement engine or was indeed a 400 incher (They look the same).
geeteeohguy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2009, 09:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Rukee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Central Wisconsin
Posts: 9,316
My Photos: (16)
They never ran out of 400 engines, they used the 400 in all the big pontiacs from `67 up to `71. And I agree, they would have used up all the left over 389s in the first production units till the stock was used up, not the end of the production year.
__________________

Restoration pictures password is 'GTO'
Burn-out videos.
Rukee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2009, 10:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 4,674
My Photos: (3)
Garage
Eric Animal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2009, 12:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
Bad Banana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5
My Photos: (0)
Chevy blocks?

Someone else told me they borrowed the blocks from Chevy? Were they running 389's in late '67? Would they have been a different color? The only reason I bought it late was I was waiting for the '68's to come out - saw them - couldn't take the new body style.
Bad Banana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2009, 12:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Rukee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Central Wisconsin
Posts: 9,316
My Photos: (16)
There were Pontiacs with chevy engines, but they were all sold in Canada. Check out GTO Alley, they have lots of info.

GTO Engine Codes!
__________________

Restoration pictures password is 'GTO'
Burn-out videos.
Rukee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2009, 01:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
Bad Banana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5
My Photos: (0)
Old VIN numbers

Does anyone know how to track down old VIN numbers on a car from a name of a purchaser. I would love to see if my GOAT still is alive.
__________________

Former owner of 1967 Red and Black GTO 4 speeder "Good Vibrations"
Bad Banana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2009, 01:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
67 Basket Case Restorer
 
Too Many Projects's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 2,669
My Photos: (27)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bad Banana View Post
Does anyone know how to track down old VIN numbers on a car from a name of a purchaser. I would love to see if my GOAT still is alive.
All that info dried up several years ago with the Federal Privacy Act. States are no longer allowed to share info about owners from VIN's. Most states only keep records back 7-10 years now too. I was able to track down a Chevelle I hadn't owned for 23 years because it was still actively registered. They wouldn't give me the current owners info but let me write a letter to him and they mailed it. We eventually talked and I went to see the car, still only 40 miles from where I live, but it had been very poorly restored and he wanted more than I thought it was worth to get it back. If you have the name of the person you sold it too, see if you can track them down thru web search's and follow the trail from there.

Good Luck......
__________________
Mitch
1967 GTO; Gulf Turquoise on Black, 4 speed bench
1967 Camaro ss/rs 350
1966 Chevelle SS 396
1970 Chevelle SS 396
1966 Corvair Corsa convert
1965 Corvair Monza convert
1969 GMC K1500
1952 Chev 2 ton flat bed
1938 Chev coupe
Too Many Projects is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2009, 02:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
Administrator
 
05GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 4,733
My Photos: (473)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bad Banana View Post
I owned a 1967 GTO with a 389 motor in it new from the dealer. Everyone says that there where only 400's in them but I was told that the last 500 or so built in 1967 where fitted with 389's when Pontiac ran out off 400 blocks. Can anyone confirm or disprove this story? Thanks.
I read somewhere years ago that a few of the early production 67's used left over 389's from 66,
__________________
Randy


05GTO is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Technical Discussions


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Definitive Definition Of Gto Suspension Concerns dms Drive train, suspension, alignment and brakes. 1 12-05-2008 12:47 AM
cam Q's GTO6 2004-2006 GTO General Discussion 1 10-18-2006 07:34 PM
L76 | GM's Generation IV V8 engine released in Australia 05GTO In the News 4 02-22-2006 10:10 AM
LS-2 Engine Break-In danrieke Engine Discussions 16 12-27-2005 01:43 PM
Pontiac GTO Drifter - Car & Driver (Jul 04) m1das In the News 13 09-29-2004 08:11 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.