We want this page to offer the parts and help needed to restore your tripower, including the small detail parts others do not sell. We may have small parts and even used original "hard to find " parts available that are not in the shopping cart. Feel free to e-mail us if you need something you cannot find. If you prefer to have us do the restoration work, or supply a complete tripower for your vintage Pontiac, we can do that as well.
The new year is bringing about some changes for pontiactripower.com. For the last 10 years, I have been taking care of the restoration and parts business, primarily by myself. It was keeping me busy, too busy.
At the POCI Convention in St. Charles, I met John Wright. I mentioned to him that I was looking for a partner to help with the business; he showed interest right away. In the next few months, John made several trips to my shop, became familiar with my inventory and helped to pack and ship orders. John now has a well stocked inventory. He has added some new items to the page...fuel regulator kit, drill bits to modify the idle circuits yourself (per DVD,) an improved "F" fitting, to name a few.
John and I now refer to the business as "The Pontiac Tripower Team." That is just how we see it. The new page gives you a choice of e-mailing questions to John or me. Questions regarding purchases off the page, or advice regarding what parts you might need, should be directed to John. However, if you are having issues with your tripower and need advice, or if you are considering having Mike do the restoration work on your tripower, or build a unit for you, direct the e-mail to Mike. Click on CONTACT in the gray bar running across the top of the page to reach either of us.
John has been active in the hobby since his high school days. He is a member of POCI, GTOAA, and Cruisin Tigers, a local club. He has a pair of 1965 GTO convertibles, both with 4-speeds...you guessed it...tripowers! The black convertible is a Concours restoration brought back to factory original. It has won GTOAA Best of Show, several Concours Gold awards, including Concours Gold and the Jim Mattison Celebrity Choice award at the Chicago Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. The other 65 GTO is an original Iris Mist car that John showed at the POCI convention in St Charles 2012, in the popular vote field.
John and I will have a Vendor Booth at POCI 2013, Co-Convention at Dayton. John will bring parts to display and sell. I will have a few restored tripowers there as well. We will also have the DVD's available. We enjoy meeting our customers, so please stop and say "hello."
INSTRUCTIONAL TRIPOWER DVD
I have been answering questions on these units for nearly 20 years. Now, you get this information in video form with my narration. The DVD was filmed in my shop, with help from my son,Tim and a professional photographer. Tim does Web Design for a living and does the design and back end work on this page.
The DVD is nearly 90 minutes of video, covering many aspects of dealing with Pontiac and Oldsmobile tripowers. It has an index, so you can click to the area you want to view. You can see a list of the topics in one of the pictures below. This DVD has been out since July of 2009. I have sold quite a few and have received lots of positive feedback. I received ths unsolicited comment on a popular Pontiac Forum ...follow this link http://forums.performanceyears.com/forums/showthread.php?t=610938&highli... When you go into the shopping cart and click on this item, you can see an additional segment for the DVD.
To purchase this DVD in the shopping cart. Click here... http://www.pontiactripower.com/shop/Tripower_DVD/
To see a second clip off the DVD, please visit the product page.
In the PARTS FOR SALE section, you will find that I have many small parts that are not available elsewhere. I also carry parts that other suppliers carry. However, I supply pictures of each part, and hints about installation.
In the SERVICES section, I describe services I offer for repair and/or restoration of your tripower.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS is just that. Over the last several years, I have found myself answering the same questions over and over. This section address many of those areas. Please read through it before e-mailing me. When you click on this section above, you will see three more sections, described below. Once in the FAQ area, you can click on these for more content.
The ID YOUR TRIPOWER section gives intake part numbers as well as pictures. People pick up tripowers at swap meets, garage sales, or from friends. This section should help you identify what you have.
TRIPOWER MYTHS is just that and it is, essentially, my old webpage that my son and I put up in 1996. It is still relevant
LETS COMMUNICATE MORE EFFECTIVELY section has an illustration of a Rochester 2 bbl carb with parts labeled.
In the PHOTOS section, I plan to do several things. If one of you needs a photo of a tripower related part, or has one to share, let me know. I may post them here with a search function for others to use. However, I am asking my customers (and others) to send me pictures of your cars. If you want me to give your name, or any interesting details about the car, let me know.
In the NEWS section, I plan to communicate any interesting facts, stories, or hints related primarily to the hobby in general, or specifically to tripowers. Just my way of keeping in touch and getting you to come back from time to time. If you have a something you think would be an appropriate, send me an e-mail, and I may include it.
Hopefully, the information on the site helps you to keep your car looking good. Here in Illinois, we have Winter. I am always waiting for the first nice Spring day. I roll down the windows, back out of the drive and take a short ride. With the engine warmed up and running like it should, I finally get to kick all three carbs open!!!!! Tires scream, carbs howl....life is good!