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Jeff & Maries 1966 Lemans OHC 6 w/SPRINT

OHC SPRINT 6

New for 1966 Pontiacs All New Over Head Cam Engine.

First’s Achieved by PMD with the OHC engine;

First US Passenger Car Production 6 cyl with OHC design.

First Belt Driven Camshaft on an American engine.

This LeMans has the optional Sports Package / SPRINT OPTION This factory installed option, Dealer code #332. With a base price around $125.00 included the following: 230 cid L-6 overhead cam engine with a 3.875 Bore & 3.250 stroke. Rated at 207 Horsepower @5200 RPM and 10.5:1 compression. Specially designed head, Intake & exhaust manifolds as well as a 650 cfm 4bbl Rochester Quadra-jet Carburetor with the exhaust piped out a 2.25 inch system with special muffler and resonator. Available on all Tempest & Lemans models, Exc. SW.

The package also included standard 3 speed manual transmission with optional automatic or 4 speed transmissions. Specific axle gear ratios and Heavy duty suspension, with most parts borrowed from the GTO.

Exterior treatment consisted of OHC/Sprint 6 fender badges and body side tri-striping available in Red, Black or White. Or you could order Stripe Delete.

OHC development started at the end of 1961 in hopes to start production in 1964. John Z. Delorean and the Pontiac design team made several prototypes before 1966, look up 1964 Pontiac Banshee.

1967 Pontiac introduced the all new Firebirds with OHC,

1967 also offered the 4bbl OHC engine option on wagons, Not listed as a Sprint/sports package.

1968 brought the release of a newly re-designed 250 cid engine.

1969 was the last year for the OHC engine.

FIRST YEAR 1966 PONTIAC OVERHEAD CAM 6 WITH SPRINT / SPORTS OPTION. 230 C/i, 207 Hp, 10.5:1 CR and the 4MV Rochester Quadrajet Carburetor.

FACTORY INTERIOR; COLOR CODE 220 DARK AQUA.

Driving season is upon us, LETS ROLL!

First picture after restoration. Our backyard Long Branch, NJ c1995.

23717-1966 LEMANS HARDTOP COUPE

LOADED

Heading to NORWALK for the Pontiac Nationals & the Overhead Cammer Reunion.

Still awestruck with the Cammer Reunion attendance at the Pontiac Nationals Norwalk Ohio.

Suttle Changes and additions over the years;

LONG VIEW :-)

CLOSING OUT THE 2015 SEASON AT THE FALL CLASSIC. NEWPORT NEWS CITY PARK.

Hard to believe it's December already. STAY WARM ;-)

Happy New Year, WOW 2016.

Never thought I would/could keep any car as long as this one.

I guess it is part of the family ;-)

Our 1st snow has come and gone but still patiently await warmer weather. A page from Pontiac's 1966 sales brochure is where I want to be :-)

OK, The dandelions have popped, so I think it's time to back it out :-)

SHOWTIME! NOW GO HIT SOME CURVES...

GENTLEMEN, START YOUR SUMMER!

Showing off at the Suffolk Olden Days Festival 2016. After the show we realized we haven't been out to this show since 2003.

Smithfield 2003: Funny thing is we were parked in almost the same location. Right across the street from the Smithfield Inn. Nice to able to have a great Lunch and sit on the porch afterwards and do some people watching :-)

Porch View; 2003 Smithfield Inn.

Getting ready for the annual neighborhood parade and just wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July.

Wow, can't believe it's August already. Man time fly's.

Hope you all are having good cruising weather!

It's been cooling down a bit but we were hitting the triple digits a few weeks back, Thankfully the O'l Cammer hasn't let me down and has been running well in our lovely high humidity summer. Just patiently waiting for the cooler months ahead.

CRUISE ON!

Took in one last Charity Show with my Daughter before she had to head back to College. Took an award in the "Antique" class, Now that's something I never thought I would say :-)

Reflecting on another show season slowly winding down. This Oct 14, 15 & 16 we're heading down the Henderson NC for the East Coast Drag Times Reunion weekend. Always a good event.

Well the East Coast Drag Times Reunion Show has come and gone and was as always a blast. Ricks induction is now forever part of recorded history of the future hall of fame museum. The show was almost a mile of a truly amazing assembly of mixed models and makes, a little something for everyone.

Here's a link to some show cars; http://s412.photobucket.com/user/SPRINT-6/slideshow/2016%20EAST%20COAST%20DRAG%20TIMES%20HALL%20of%20FAME%20SHOW

We attended this years event to be part of Ricks induction and the show was a great way to get good parking ;) With only one class per make, winning never crossed my mind.

Well Fridays mail contained a package with something that truly came as a surprise. I for one would have, could have, chosen so many other worthy candidates for this award. With that said we are honored to be recognized with this. Not bad for our 21 year old restoration! What a way to close out this years car season.

Cheers and see you soon...

Well another year rapidly coming to a close, and what a year it has been. The Ol '66 is safe, sound and resting but NOT sleeping ;) See you in the NEW YEAR.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! WE made it :-) Spent the night in Virginia Beach Town Center with the family and Smash Mouth on stage, my ears are still ringing in the new year. Had a Blast. Cheers!

Hard to believe this time last year we were dealing with snow. Its been a truly mild January. Not sure if I should be concerned with what February has offer, Can't trust Mother Nature ;)

SO, I figured it was time for some "early" Spring Cleaning. As with any of these old cars one thing always leads to another... ...I trust everyone is ready or at least getting ready for some Drive Time. Flowers are popping like crazy here and I'm getting antsy :D

This weather sure has been testing us. With several 70 degree days in late Feb early Mar. Then some below 30 days at the end of March. Last night the area took a hit with Heavy Rain, Hail & Tornadoes. But we made it. April 1st 2017 Spring Dust Off. The season has officially begun! A nice 60 degree Saturday and lets hope Mother Nature will be nice from here out :-)

Going through old image files and came across this image from one of the first shows we attended in Virginia Beach. Moved down here in '96 and kept the '66 stored in N.J. while patiently waiting to get it down here. Once here I couldn't get it out fast enough;) c1997 Boardwalk Show, to think it's been 20 years. Summers approaching quickly are you ready?

I hope everyone has their classics out of hibernation by now.

Our weather has been very unpredictable, but we still have managed to get some cruising in, and today is the official start of our Hurricane season, Oh JOY :-)

BUILT TO BE DRIVEN!

Hey Hey hope everyone has been out cruising and putting on some miles. Just realized another month has past and in less then 2 weeks I'll be heading down to Texas to meet up with an old friend and a 1963 Tempest I re-assembled almost 4 years ago. Looking forward to catching up with old friends, and driving the Tempest Torque 194 c/i "Rope-shaft"

Have a great & Happy fourth of July.

Well The POCI Convention has come & gone. It was great to see my good friend and the Ol '63 Little Indian. We had a blast while clocking 300+ miles on the Tempest.

The overall show was fun but we never built this car as a shower, more of a go'er. We drove her in all directions around the Texas Motor Speedway and she never missed a beat and it was HOT.

Cruising her best in the 60/70mph range all the while running with the (65-4 AC) system full on ;-)

To top it all off we (She) were honored with a, Most Outstanding in Class award!

Good Times for sure!

Hey gang! Hope all are well and having a good summer. Our's like this, Urban Camouflage has been a colorful one weather wise. Gratefully we have been getting in some drive time in between those events. Our Cruise-In weather is really just beginning so we should still get lots of wheel time. Be Safe & Drive the wheels off it!

Boy has time just been zipping by. Harvest time has come and gone, but October weather is fantastic for cruisin and our show schedule usually runs right up into Nov. Cruise On! and be Safe.

Well gang our 2017 Cruise-In has officially ended, See you in 2018! Now I guess I just have to drive around aimlessly ;)


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azmusclecar on Feb 9, 2015 said:

I have to be one of the first to give you a thumbs up since I too own an OHC 6, except mine is in the 39th car built, a Tempest, with three on the tree and the very same color as yours. I had to go to my garage to see if mine was still there. I have a lot to do to my car, the body is in very good shape, with both original paint, and original primer and now with some new primer. The OHC 6 was just overhauled and week by week I work on it. It has a bench seat and rubber floor mat as well. I bet you get a lot of questions about the engine at car shows. That engine is a real crowd draw since many have been scrapped and some haven't ever seen one in their life. Glad to see what my project hopes to become someday.

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Anonymous on Mar 1, 2015 said:

Hey great engine bay pic, look at that...power steering, power brakes, AND AIR CONDITIONING!!! As the song sings: GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY..... And that four barrel sitting there ready to feed it. I hope my engine bay will look this way AND this nice someday......... You've set the bar high .....thanks for the goal.!!

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azmusclecar on Mar 1, 2015 said:

sorry my above post shows anonymous...but it was me........ :-)

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azmusclecar on Mar 2, 2015 said:

I'm not sure how many OHC 6 owners know it, or maybe readers of this website but there is a forum designed for the OHC6 owners which takes in Tempests, Lemans and Firebirds from 1966-1969. If you know of someone with an OHC6 or own one yourself, find out what all the chatter is about. This car by Jeff and Marie would be an exceptional example of the OHC6 breed.

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azmusclecar on Mar 2, 2015 said:

Here is the website address:

sohcsix.yuku.com

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ghpcnm on Mar 28, 2015 said:

Great Car...THUMBS UP !!!

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ghpcnm on Jul 1, 2015 said:

Swweeeet Six Banger !!!

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azmusclecar on Jul 1, 2015 said:

Dagnabbit, everytime this car comes to the front it makes me want to pull mine off the road to someday get it to this state. But I'm having so much fun driving my OHC6 now with the 4 speed, I keep procastinating my restoration.

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ghpcnm on Jul 1, 2015 said:

That is one sweet looking engine bay for sure. Nothing against V8s...(There is no replacement for displacement), BUT I have a special affinty for six-bangers, especially for quick six-bangers.

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azmusclecar on Jul 30, 2015 said:

Yea, everytime I see this engine bay it makes me sick...............sick to look at mine......LOL!!

I can't seem to find the time to even detail mine...maybe a winter project........I'm enjoying driving my OHC6 with 4 speed too much. My dog won't allow me to do much to HIS car. He owns the back seat and proudly prevents anyone from coming close to it while he's out for his ride.

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azmusclecar on Aug 9, 2015 said:

Wow Jeff, I'm not sure if your order sheet was posted before or not.......amazing to see the options on your OHC6. Base price 2,600 with 1,300 in options! WOW! When I saw the word "LOADED"...that was an understatement. Most salespeople back in the day would suggest you just spend less money and get a GTO. But evidently someone knew what they wanted and stuck to their guns ordering this. I do enjoy seeing small items listed like the visor mirror.......... you could really PERSONALIZE a vehicle back then. I miss spending hours across the desk from a knowledgeable salesperson checking off boxes and negotiating options and prices and then getting up, and going to another dealer with your build sheet, handing it to them when they offered the car for less. Fun Fun Fun.........those days are gone.

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azmusclecar on Sep 20, 2015 said:

I'm visiting your OHC6 again since I no longer own mine.

A 65 year old retired GM/Pontiac mechanic who cut his teeth and spun his first wrench on a Pontiac Tempest bought mine to do a full restoration.

It was bittersweet to see it go, yet I know this car is in the hands of a man who wants to fulfill a dream in his golden years.

I'll keep coming back to view yours Jeff and Marie. Please keep your OHC6 alive and well. I'll need to live through yours vicariously.

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ghpcnm on Oct 1, 2015 said:

Nice long view ;-)

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azmusclecar on Dec 1, 2015 said:

Well Jeff.....I feel your pain having spent many a winter in PA. I'm in Arizona now but will be bringing my new (new to me) OHC6 Tempest back to PA. Yes I went out and got a replacement for my other OHC6 which went to a worthy mechanic to restore. I'm making mine roadworthy here in warm AZ, for an upcoming road trip from AZ to PA. May sound crazy but at my age, people expect crazy so why not fulfill their expectations. My new OHC6 drove fine for 900 miles from San Jose to Tucson. Mine will never be as nice as yours, but I use yours as the benchmark by which others are judged. So put your trophy winner in hibernation and let it rest.

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ghpcnm on Dec 2, 2015 said:

I luv this car a little more every time I see it.

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esstenner on Dec 14, 2015 said:

Very very nice Jeff & Maries, wow that's a peach and with the Sprint package (must be rare) Great page lots of pics and info :^)

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ghpcnm on Dec 17, 2015 said:

I just love everything about your car. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year !!!

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azmusclecar on Jan 1, 2016 said:

Double the greetings for the holidays, I'm late to the party.....but better late than never.

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azmusclecar on Jan 1, 2016 said:

Double the greetings for the holidays, I'm late to the party.....but better late than never. I told Dave (post above) to include me in his greetings but at his age, he forgets alot............

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ghpcnm on Jan 2, 2016 said:

HUH ??? Did you say something ???????

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azmusclecar on Jan 2, 2016 said:

Once again, late to the party........I know Dave.....what party?

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Anonymous on Feb 15, 2016 said:

Is the party over ?

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azmusclecar on Feb 15, 2016 said:

Well the lights are still on..........as the song goes...turn out the lights, the partys over. So it must still be going on. The last person leaving please turn the lights out......then we will know.

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ghpcnm on Apr 9, 2016 said:

I never tire of seeing that OHC/6.

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Anonymous on Apr 10, 2016 said:

Also had a 1966 sprint , blue charcoal fully loaded like yours with a reverb feature on the radio KR

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Anonymous on Apr 10, 2016 said:

Also had a blk vynl top 4 barrel rochester and hurst 4 speed !

KR

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azmusclecar on May 30, 2016 said:

I just had mine out for about a 100 mile road trip. A bit toasty here in Tucson without A/C. The vinyl seats and steering wheels reminds you fo the good ol' summertime when you hopped in wearing shorts and you starting doing back arches to get your butt off the seat and then grab the steering wheel which is just as hot to brace yourself and your hands get burnt.........ah yes........the good ol' summertime......... My car ran well and got a few thumbs up. The ladies gave me the thumbs down........:-(

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azmusclecar on Jul 1, 2016 said:

Nothing better than a good car show........sitting on a comfy chair.............on a shady porch..........people watching...............oh and owning a sweet desirable OHC6 SPRINT too.

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azmusclecar on Sep 8, 2016 said:

Congrats on the ANTIQUE award........it was for the car right???????????? As I get ready to go back to Arizona to work the winter months on my OHC Tempest I still have yours as my benchmark. My intended projects won't bring it anywhere near your car's level of perfection but for me......I have always been a meat and taterz kind of guy when others are having surf and turf. The uniqueness of my Tempest with the OHC is what I like showing at car shows. Hope you had a great driving season with your car and its always nice to cap it off with a dinner with your child. Enjoy the fall driving weather. Hopefully the AZ thermometer will soon be a bit more kind when I get there and the fun begins............

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SPRINT6 on Sep 9, 2016 said:

Thanks, I'm not sure about the award ;-) I was surprised by my daughters request to go to the show, I wasn't planning to. Glad she doesn't mind being seen with her goofy old man :-)

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azmusclecar on Sep 9, 2016 said:

Jim, maybe she wanted to be seen with THE CAR! HA HA HA HA.......cherish the moments, I have two sons and rarely if ever get to see them. Enjoy the blessings you have in your life. And it sounds like you have many blessings........

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ghpcnm on Jan 1, 2017 said:

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

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Anonymous on Mar 19, 2017 said:

I had a '67.. best car I've ever had; tremendous motor.. economical, very fast (beat out MANY v-8s, INCLUDING Pontiac's 326!!!)

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ghpcnm on Apr 2, 2017 said:

Keep it straight and have a great spring :)

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azmusclecar on Oct 2, 2017 said:

I just took mine out Jeff yesterday for a 25 miles cruise keeping an eye on the gauges and listening for anything that didn't sound right. It was an enjoyable 25 mile cruise up in the mountains of AZ even getting a thumbs up. I have a slight shake above 65 so I guess I'll have the alignment checked. I just had the tires rebalanced so hopefully an alignment will fix the problem.

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azmusclecar on Nov 4, 2017 said:

Well Jeff my summer of 2017 driving was spent with mine in the garage. But with a new carb and valve stem seals, sway bar, boxed control arms, power steering added and soon to be tranny transplant, 2018 is looking a whole lot brighter.

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SPRINT6 on Nov 4, 2017 said:

Getting there is part of the OHC experience ;-) Keep at it & Best of luck. Cheers

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