1971 Pontiac LeMans 5.7 V8
Basic muscle car fixes. I did a complete engine overhaul. I had to replace the heads due to burnt out valves. New gaskets and seals. New exhaust system. I had to replace the cam because all the lobes had worn down.
This car is FAST! Without a doubt it is the fastest car that I have ever owned. After all my modifications and the engine overhaul, the horsepower jumped from 320 to 400! The transmission never had a problem. It leaked just a little bit of oil every now and then. This car pasted everything, but the gas station. I beat a Ford Mustang GT 4.5 off the line without any problems. Even though it was an automatic, this car would fly! I still dream about this car. I now own a 1972 LeMans and I can't wait to put it on the road to burn rubber once again!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2004
I also have a 1972 LeMans. It's a Canadian car. When I bought it in 2010, I saw it had a Chevy 350 orange block and pulled the motor out. Then I was on the Canadian poncho site, and saw Robin McKay's luxury LeMans with a factory Chev 350 in it and almost died. I was so happy to know it is the original engine for the car. So I painted it up, put in a new timing chain and oil pump when noticed the block casting #3970014. so I looked it up and found it's a 245 to 300 H/P motor also. So it's back in the car and running smooth. Only in Canada did they use a Chev 350 in the Pontiac. If you found the same car let me know.
I have a 1973 LeMans, and it also came with a Chevy 350 motor. Funny thing is, when I added the quadrajet 4 Bl, it sits on a Pontiac blue intake manifold??
I've had the car for 31 years, and just recently put in on the road after 13 years in my garage. I changed the fluids and primed the carb, and it started on the third try. You just can't kill these engines!!