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76 Ventura FACTORY ..260 5 Speed man ?


never heard of a 260 engine  nor of a 5 speed man in a 76 poncho.??  anyone know any thing about this ??   thank you !!



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Sounds like a 1983 Corvette to me.

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I Quess they made like 700 of them ?? thats all I know ?

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Yes, it's a 260 Olds V8 and a very weak little 5 speed, but it's a pretty cool setup all the same. No power but those 260's were very good on fuel.

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Cutlass had it as well.

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So basically a piece of crap. biggrin



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Cool but no performance factor at all. Just something different... I wouldn't say a piece of crap necessarily but nothing special as far as special interest cars go.



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Like a 5 sp from a monza or a v6 from the day neat combo but no power kinda neat that one still exists

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Thanks guys..was thinking of saving it because its different, looks like a nova of that year ..but as I am not a man trany guy for my type of driving I could restore it but ?? no point having a car I don't like driving

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Defitely available:

1976_Pontiac_Ventura-06.jpg

http://www.oldcarbrochures.org/United%20States/Pontiac/1976%20Pontiac/1976-Pontiac-Ventura-Brochure/index.html 

 

It's a shame that GM didn't seem to understand their market in those days.  A stout 5-speed behind a 400 in the Ventura would have made for a desirable ride, but it took at least another decade for them to get that stuff sorted out, it seemed.

I've never had anything with a 260 before, but my impression was that it was a reliable engine, just a little underpowered due to its lack of cubic inches and being strangled for emissions like everything else from the era.



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Those 5 speeds had a unique "Dog Leg" shift pattern.

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yuk didnt know that in fact never ever seen one with a 5 gear good thing id launch in R

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timbuk wrote:

yuk didnt know that in fact never ever seen one with a 5 gear good thing id launch in R


 Nothing wrong with R ....just stage backwards!confusebiggrin



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Those 5 speeds had a unique "Dog Leg" shift pattern.

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 Interesting - like a 3-speed with 2 gears added on...



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Figure that the o.d. 5th gear was introduced in the U.S. when 55-mph limits were nationwide. How were you ever supposed to use it back then without lugging? Cannonball run with radar detectors perhaps.



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MC wrote:
GLHS60 wrote:

Those 5 speeds had a unique "Dog Leg" shift pattern.

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Randy


Bza8mMtb.jpg


 Interesting - like a 3-speed with 2 gears added on...


My buddy had 1 of these (1980 3 spd)....played in a lot of parking lots!biggrin

Image result for chevy malibu 3 speed floor shift

 



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1980 - then it wasn't an Iraqi Malibu (1981s)?  Moved lots of those at Autoport when I was in high school...



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