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Old 04-26-2011, 01:26 PM
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my friend has a 67 pontiac tempest with a straight six in it. he was told it needs a timing belt..... did they even have timing belts back then......?
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:44 PM
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Yes, Pontiac had an overhead cam six cylinder.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac...am_.28OHC-6.29
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:44 PM
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well... just did a google search and i found this...... never knew it....lol

"The first American vehicle to use a timing belt was the 1966 Pontiac Tempest. The Vauxhall Slant Four was the first production overhead cam four cylinder design to use a timing belt, a configuration that is now used in the vast majority of cars built today."
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:46 PM
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pontiac had an over head slant four cylinder to....... i never even seen one
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Never knew that until now....
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