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Is there a source to buy a complete tri power setup. Manifold, gaskets, carbs, linkage etc
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Is there a source to buy a complete tri power setup. Manifold, gaskets, carbs, linkage etc

Ebay might be your best bet. Most of what I see are services that will rebuild the tri-power, but you have to supply the carbs. So you might purchase a tripower off Ebay and then send the carbs out for restoration. You can then buy all the other parts fairly easy and install yourself.
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Thanks. I'll start looking
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Mike @ Pontiac Tri Power https://pontiactripower.com

1965 GTO Convertible 3 speed tri-power drum brakes originally

Current setup:
400 cu in with tri-power
4 speed Muncie
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Mike @ Pontiac Tri Power https://pontiactripower.com
I checked out his website prior to my recommendation. It seemed that he had more in the way of restoration/rebuild parts, but didn't see any complete carbs which is really the key. So it looked like a complete tri-power set-up from Ebay would get the carbs, along with the other needed items, all in one shot and then have the carbs restored/rebuilt by someone like Mike and go from there.

The tri-power set-ups on Ebay, in my opinion, were going for a fair and reasonable price. I suppose it is getting to the point where less and less owners know how to rebuild/adjust a carb, and with the costs to restore a tripower along with those who are going with aftermarket fuel injection pieces and LS swaps, you will see tripower set-ups sell for cheap - their time has come and gone for those who sought to cash in on them.

FiTech seems to offer an EFI 2x3 set-up good for 600HP and for installation on a tripower manifold. Not inexpensive when you consider all the mods needed for the installation, but it would be the way to go if one could afford the pricing. https://fitechefi.com/products/39610/ and more installation info by HotRod https://www.hotrod.com/articles/kick...71-challenger/

So I am sure more and more swaps from carb to EFI are going to be done over time and the Pontiac tripower set-ups will go down in value and become affordable. It's just the way of the old car hobby.......and a big indicator that I am old, and getting to be an outdated antique myself.
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I checked out his website prior to my recommendation. It seemed that he had more in the way of restoration/rebuild parts, but didn't see any complete carbs which is really the key. So it looked like a complete tri-power set-up from Ebay would get the carbs, along with the other needed items, all in one shot and then have the carbs restored/rebuilt by someone like Mike and go from there.

The tri-power set-ups on Ebay, in my opinion, were going for a fair and reasonable price. I suppose it is getting to the point where less and less owners know how to rebuild/adjust a carb, and with the costs to restore a tripower along with those who are going with aftermarket fuel injection pieces and LS swaps, you will see tripower set-ups sell for cheap - their time has come and gone for those who sought to cash in on them.

FiTech seems to offer an EFI 2x3 set-up good for 600HP and for installation on a tripower manifold. Not inexpensive when you consider all the mods needed for the installation, but it would be the way to go if one could afford the pricing. https://fitechefi.com/products/39610/ and more installation info by HotRod https://www.hotrod.com/articles/kick...71-challenger/

So I am sure more and more swaps from carb to EFI are going to be done over time and the Pontiac tripower set-ups will go down in value and become affordable. It's just the way of the old car hobby.......and a big indicator that I am old, and getting to be an outdated antique myself.
Thanks for the great response
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I checked out his website prior to my recommendation. It seemed that he had more in the way of restoration/rebuild parts, but didn't see any complete carbs which is really the key. So it looked like a complete tri-power set-up from Ebay would get the carbs, along with the other needed items, all in one shot and then have the carbs restored/rebuilt by someone like Mike and go from there.

The tri-power set-ups on Ebay, in my opinion, were going for a fair and reasonable price. I suppose it is getting to the point where less and less owners know how to rebuild/adjust a carb, and with the costs to restore a tripower along with those who are going with aftermarket fuel injection pieces and LS swaps, you will see tripower set-ups sell for cheap - their time has come and gone for those who sought to cash in on them.

FiTech seems to offer an EFI 2x3 set-up good for 600HP and for installation on a tripower manifold. Not inexpensive when you consider all the mods needed for the installation, but it would be the way to go if one could afford the pricing. https://fitechefi.com/products/39610/ and more installation info by HotRod https://www.hotrod.com/articles/kick...71-challenger/

So I am sure more and more swaps from carb to EFI are going to be done over time and the Pontiac tripower set-ups will go down in value and become affordable. It's just the way of the old car hobby.......and a big indicator that I am old, and getting to be an outdated antique myself.
https://pontiactripower.com have and sell complete setups....Don't go Ebay, you will regret it....Call Mike

1965 GTO Convertible 3 speed tri-power drum brakes originally

Current setup:
400 cu in with tri-power
4 speed Muncie
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I have dealt with these guys in the past and every once in a while they have complete set ups all restored, but it is a crap shoot to hit them at the right time. I will say this though, great guys to deal with and I picked up a lot of useful information from them.
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Mike at Pontiac tripower is a stand up guy. Well worth a conversation. Be careful with eBay as the saying goes with obe one kenobi - "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. You must be cautious"
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I got lucky with eBay with the tripower for my 66. Mike at tripower squared me away with correcting the numerous issues with my setup on my 65.
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