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Hi from Germany

i own a 78 TransAm for myselfwith wrong engine, friend owns a 69 GTO

He has his engine broken and we search for a new. Now we have an offer, 69 400 Engine, without intake. The man that wants to sell the engine has also a TriPower Setup from a 62 421 (?)

Question 1 is: Will that intake fit the heads?
Question 2 is: Will the carbs feed the engine well when we use little bit more cam?
Question 3 is: If it fit, what HP we can expect?
 

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A 1965 or 1966 tripower will bolt right on with no changes. A 1964 and earlier tripower is a different story, as stated above. It will only work if you use early '64 and earlier heads. You most likely have a '65-'66 unit, as they were more common. It should be ok.
 

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ok thank you
so it makes no sense to buy that setup exept to sell it here or on ebay i guess and take that win and invest in a set of heads, wight?
 

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I don´t know the setup of the engine right now. We plan to convert the 400 to a 455, goal is 430HP+

And i have no idea yet how much the 68 heads will give me in difference between cast heads and TriPower or Aluminum heads and SingleCarb
 

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I don't think the sale of a tripower intake is going to pay for a $3000 set of heads. Tripowers work on Aluminum heads, and look really cool. There are plenty of threads on here about engine builds, and HP output. Torque is king with the Pontiac, but 455 should easilly push 430 HP without being too wild. You being in Germany, you can still get the high octane gas to run the high compression heads that we can't in America. Although it is over $10 a gallon..
 

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I tried the search-button... and there are a lot of treads... and i don´t know which one could that be for build a budget 455
 

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You can't convert a 400 into a 455 using a 455 crank, unless you have the main web cut for a larger crank. Everyone on here is building the 461 with a stroker kit for about $2k. Budget and Pontiac don't go well together, not a cheap brand to build compared to a Chevy. Others will share their links I'm sure.
 

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We found a 65 intake and a carb-Setup for 59-65 intakes. I hope that was a good buy. We will stay with the 400 and we will do the Motor (Alinghone with ARP Mainbolts, Deck and Square, Full HEad Job and the best Balancing job i´ve ever seen), Choice is KB Flattops, hydr Cam (we need to research what´s the best) and maybe, if nessesarygigger Valves or ValveLift

We just bought the 400, i need to get checked what heads are on and what condition the block is

This is the intake, i cant identify the casting nr 9778813

http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo309/philmcp/2011/2011-03-16 65 gto tri power intake/DSC00012.jpg?t=1301497616
 

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Guten Tag, LikeThat :)

I have no numbers yet, but the middle carb looks very different to the outer carbs, not only that he has a choke, he´s smaller and has a vacuum dose also.

I will see it when it´s arrived and post a pic
 
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