1961 Pontiac Tempest Chassis & Body Shop Manual


1961 Pontiac Tempest Chassis & Body Shop Manual

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1961 Pontiac Tempest Chassis & Body Shop Manual

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This 1961 Pontiac Tempest Chassis & Body Shop Manual by publisher Detroit Iron® is a high-quality, licensed, PRINT, reproduction of the shop manual which was written and first published by the experts at the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Pontiac Motor Division, for use by their dealership mechanics and body shop personnel.  Now, this tremendously helpful service guide can be yours!


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Packed with 528 pages of factory specifications and directions, this magnificent maintenance manual is the definitive guide for service and repair tasks on your 1961 Pontiac Tempest.  Please take a moment or two and check out the Table of Contents tab on this page to see just how extensively this book covers these classic, stylish vehicles.

In addition to all of the well-written text, you'll love the huge number and wide variety of visual aids.  Illustrations, black and white photographs, tables, charts, cut-away views, exploded views, wiring circuit schematics and more have been included to provide you with an excellent understanding of the tasks at hand.  With this information at your fingertips, you'll be ready to do everything from minor adjustments to major overhauls.

The Pontiac Tempest is a car with a rich history, which began with the '61 models.  How did it all come about?  I'm glad you asked.  Well, the first thing you need to know is that the Corvair was a big hit for Chevrolet.  Pontiac was certainly hot to get in on the action with regard to a share of that market segment.  Rather than rolling out some adapted clone of the little Chevy, John DeLorean (yes...that DeLorean!) whipped up a worthy Pontiac creation to fill the bill.  How worthy?  Again, glad you asked.  In 1961 the Pontiac Tempest was chosen as Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year.  The model featured a load of innovation, including the "Trophy 4" engine.  That particular powerplant was adapted from the right cylinder bank of the "Trophy 8", which was Pontiac's 389 cubic inch V8.  Talk about creative, yet effective engineering!

When it comes time for you to perform all of the necessary tasks on your popular vintage Poncho, there's no need to search around for some ragged, hand-me-down book.  Not when we offer this freshly-printed version, which retains all of the content of the original 1961 Pontiac Tempest Chassis & Body Shop Manual.  It's the best of both worlds...the automaker's expertise in a clean, new package.

NOTE:  This is the main chassis and body SHOP manual for your vehicle.  If your Tempest is equipped with air conditioning, you'll definitely want to also pick up the 1961 Pontiac Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Manual.  Additionally, for a superior look at parts and accessories information, please check out the 1961 - 1962 Pontiac Master Parts / Accessories Catalog SupplementWe strongly recommend owning ALL of the factory-authored manuals that apply to your vehicle.

This factory-written shop manual is perfect for service, repairs, restoration, and rebuild projects.  Clear illustrations and photos show exploded views, as well as component details, plus specifications on engine, data, engine torque, carburetion and more.

Subject: 1961 Pontiac Tempest Chassis & Body Shop Manual - Includes Detailed Procedures and Instructions. | OEM Part Number: S-6104 T

Table of Contents:
  • General Information
  • General Lubrication
  • Suspension
  • Wheels and Tires
  • Rear Axle And Propeller Shafts
  • Brakes
  • Engine Mechanical
  • Engine Cooling And Lubrication
  • Engine Fuel
  • Engine Tune-up
  • Engine Clutch
  • Standard Transmission
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Fuel Tank And Exhaust
  • Standard Steering
  • Power Steering
  • Chassis Sheet Metal
  • Body
  • Electrical and Instruments
  • Accessories
  • Index
Sample Page:
Below:1961 Pontiac Tempest Chassis & Body Shop Manual Sample Page - Engine
1961 Pontiac Tempest Chassis & Body Shop Manual Sample Page  - Engine


  • Publisher: Detroit Iron
  • Author: Pontiac Motor Division
  • Pages: 528 - Hundreds of b&w illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-7914-0770-4
  • Years: 1961