489 cubic-inch Pontiac Engine!

489 cubic-inch Pontiac Engine!

What you are looking at is a Butler Performance built 489 cubic-inch, all aluminum Pontiac engine. Butler custom built this beast especially for Brad and it will produce over 900hp on pump gas. You can read about the motor on Butlers website where they describe the custom build. Click Here.

GearStar Perfomance 4L-80E

Sending all that power to the Firebirds rearend is a GearStar Perfomance 4L-80E (level 4) Automatic race built transmission. Attached to the end of that is a Gear Vendor over/under drive unit

serpentine belt system serpentine belt system

According to the folks a Butler, the most challenging part of this engine build was the design of the serpentine belt system, which had to operate the alternator, AC, PS, and vacuum pump, and still fit under the hood.

1968 Pontiac Firebird - 489 ci. Pontiac engine

Be Cool aluminum cross-flow radiator Be Cool aluminum cross-flow radiator

Attempting to keep this beast cool is a Be Cool aluminum cross-flow radiator with built in transmission cooler and twin electric fans. As for the water pump, it will be a remote mounted Meziere electric pump.

Meziere electric pump Be Cool aluminum cross-flow radiator

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