The 1 to 1 Club is a special recognition program aimed at recognizing those Pontiac enthusiasts who have achieved one horsepower per cubic inch of engine displacement (or more) in their traditional Pontiac V8 engines. By definition, traditional Pontiac engines are those V8 blocks of similar design manufactured between 1955 through 1981.

The focus of The 1 to 1 Club is engine power. While a car’s ability to fly down the quarter mile may be evidence of an engine’s power, the real focus is on the Pontiac engine.


1. Eligible engines
Pontiac V8 engines built for the 1955 Pontiac automotive year through 1981. Common displacements include but are not limited to the 326, 350, 389, 400, 421, 428, and 455. The 265 and 301 are also eligible.

2. Bore and Stroke
There are no limits on bore dimension and stroke. The total bore and stroke determine the cubic inch displacement of the engine.

3. Heads
Any d-port, round port or aftermarket iron or aluminum heads may be used. Any size springs, valve guides, and valves may be used.

4. Cams
No limitation.

5. Induction
There is no limit on what intake may be used. Stock cast iron, aluminum, and after market intakes are all permissible. Any number of carbs may be used as well as CFM. Turbocharging is permitted. Nitrous oxide is not permitted.

6. Exhaust
Any stock iron exhaust manifolds, modified stock manifolds, after market iron manifolds as well as 3 and 4 tube headers. No limit whatsoever on tube size or collector size.

7. Ignition
Any conventional point system or HEI system may be used. There are no limits on improved components, advance curves or how the spark is triggered.

Gross hp at the flywheel is the measure of power. Horsepower is a result of mathematical calculations arising from measuring torque at various rpms at the engine’s flywheel. RPM X TORQUE divided by 5252 equals HORSEPOWER.

The best evidence is a printed engine dyno report(s) and printed graphs showing engine performance data at rpm intervals. Dyno reports must show the subject engine’s uncorrected torque output expressed in pound-feet (lb-feet). The report must also show the uncorrected horsepower.

NO. Other evidence of engine power will be considered when a valid engine dyno report or related graphs are not provided. Other evidence may include:

1. Time slips (copies) indicating date, location, ET and MPH from existing quarter mile drag strips provides evidence of an engine's power. It is not conclusive evidence.

2. Weight slips showing weight of the car in which the traditional Pontiac V8 powers. The weight of a car relates to power. The heavier the mass the more torque must be delivered to make it move quickly. Weight is clearly a factor to be considered in determing power.

3. Chassis dyno report(s) reflecting power delivered to the rear wheels. The report must show the date of runs and the name, location, and phone number of the facility. Providing a copy of the paid bill for dyno services rendered will help substantiate the truth of the documentation. Rear wheel power may vary between testing machines, yet the data provided is another indicator of just how powerful a particular engine is. Loss of power from the flywheel to the rear tires also varies depending upon the engine and testing procedures. A twenty (20%) or more loss due to driveline friction is not uncommon.

4. Three (3) photos (standard or digital) of the car and subject engine. Example: 1) a photo of the engine in the engine bay (frontal), 2) a photo of car launching from green light, 3) a photo of your car passing through the traps with time and mph being displayed, 4) a video tape showing the engine, the car staging, making a pass, and showing ET and MPH on the track’s display.

Each applicant must provide engine specs about the subject engine. The following information must be provided without fail.

Block: year, casting number, and original cubic inch displacement

Bore and stroke: provide over bore dimensions and change in stroke from stock

Heads: provide the casting number found on the center exhaust or elsewhere when applicable; provide details on springs, installed height, valve sizes and oil control. Porting: provide details on the nature and extent of porting, if any.

Intake: provide intake type (iron or aluminum), OEM (with casting numbers) or after market manufacturer. Include any modifications to the ports and plenum as well as spacers, if any.

Carb(s): Make, type and any special jetting and tuning performed. If a fuel injected system, provide all relevant details, plus a close up *photo of the engine’s intake and fuel injection system.

Ignition: Specify whether contacts, HEI, after market or stock type components. All information pertaining to advance curve as well as total timing.
Fuel delivery: describe the fuel pump doing the work (mechanical or electrical) size of lines if different from stock size.

Other: Provide information pertaining to the transmission in the car, (TH-400, Muncie, T-10 etc); rear end gearing (3.23, 3.55 etc); and, tires used on the rear of the car (street, DOT approved, slicks, etc).

An applicant’s evidence will be fully reviewed by 4 panelists. They are: Brian Baker (aka Mongo), Bill Boyle, Jim Lehart (aka Mr P-body) and Cliff Ruggles.

Each panelist will evaluate the data provided and indicate their vote to Bill Boyle as to whether, in their opinion, the applicant’s traditional Pontiac V8 engine meets or exceeds the 1 hp per cubic inch of displacement criteria. All that is required is 3 out of 4 (75%) positive votes. If the vote is split, the panelists will discuss the matter via email or by phone, whichever method is most convenient. If no change in opinion results, the engine will fail to meet to 1 to 1 criteria. Any applicant whose engine fails may resubmit his/her engine as early as 30 days following notice that the engine did not meet the 1 to 1 club criteria. Any resubmission should include additional evidence to support the power claim.

All applicants must send evidence of their engine’s performance to Bill Boyle, the webmaster of Pontiac Street Performance. Because data can’t be properly evaluated and determined credible when it comes via fax’s or by electronic means, all documents including photos should be original, if possible, and must be mailed to the webmaster for processing. Please be sure to include as much vital information as possible to ensure proper consideration of your engine. Original documentation will be returned, when requested. Please, keep in mind there is a difference between sufficiency of evidence (how much weight it should be given) versus sheer volume of evidence. A lot of information that has little value is weak evidence at best. So, be sure to include documentation that is reliable.

Send everything by snail mail to:

Bill Boyle
Pontiac Street Performance
630 NW 71 Avenue
Plantation, Florida 33317


1. All winning combos will be featured in the Torque Power section of the site. Detailed specs and photos will be included.

2. All winning engine combos will receive the 1 to 1 Club moniker on the web page.

3. Optional: Any winning applicant, may send $25 (check or money order) to cover the purchase and shipping of a PSP T-shirt with 1 to 1 Club logoo on it. Add $3 for XXL. Make your check or money order payable to William E. Boyle. Please allow 2 weeks for shipping and handling. Take a look at the T-shirt. See the current roster of 1 to 1 Club Inductees.

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