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This is a video showing the manufacturing process for Pontiac engines. It is not 'Canadian Pontiac' but I thought it was interesting.

http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230672

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That is very interesting. In High School shop we actually had to make a project by making a mould and packing it in sand then pouring in liquid metal. We then finished them up on the lathes and drill presses. I did a candle stick holder from molten aluminum. The whole lesson was for us to learn about casting engines and parts. It was amazing to me back then, still is.



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Vaughan91 wrote:

This is a video showing the manufacturing process for Pontiac engines. It is not 'Canadian Pontiac' but I thought it was interesting.

http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230672



I got those videos in actual video tape format (doesn't that sound weird now that everything is on hard drives) years ago.  I have quite a few PMD videos, does anyone know if GM of Canada ever produced anything similar, particularly with respect to Canadian Pontiacs?  I would love to know if there are any tapes of old Canadian TV commercials for our cars. smile



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73SC wrote:

That is very interesting. In High School shop we actually had to make a project by making a mould and packing it in sand then pouring in liquid metal. We then finished them up on the lathes and drill presses. I did a candle stick holder from molten aluminum. The whole lesson was for us to learn about casting engines and parts. It was amazing to me back then, still is.



Who was your shop teacher Ray?



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Who was your shop teacher Ray?




Isn't that aweful, can't remeber their names, "Woody"was the old guy then two younger guys showed up. Wood shop was along Coxwell side and metal shop along Cosburn. Jr. High shop teacher was Mr. McCullough, never forget him, no BS at all in that shop, just respect, "A before O of up you go!"


Just came to me Woody, Groom, Benuick.



-- Edited by 73SC at 14:59, 2008-06-23

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I worked in two of the foundries that cast engine componets for G.M. in Saginaw Michigan.  One was the Grey Iron plant pouring iron for blocks, heads, intake and exhaust manifolds.  The other was the Nodular Iron plant pouring iron for cranks, knuckles & rotors.  One very important thing I learned, you can pour water on molten iron but you cannot pour molten iron on water.
I also worked at the V-8 engine plant from 64-68 in Flint Michigan.  We machined the rough castings from the foundry and assembled the complete engine assemblies.
All engine componets were marked with paint for identification.  I remember green paint on a block, head, etc indicated a 283 componet.  We all know the infamous pink paint indicated high performance.  I never worked in a machining area, only inspection and assembly.  I installed cams, distributors, rod caps and soft plugs (brass plugs indicated marine engines).
Then there is one heck of a lot that I don't remember, like what I had for breakfast.

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Is that where the term "Pink Rods" came from?

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