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by Admin
September 24th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Fall Cleaning out of old Pontiac parts
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Fall Cleaning out of old Pontiac parts

Jay-- The single plane intake was one of many that were purchased to resell for a profit through Pontiac Street Performance. They were manufactured overseas and appeared to provided good performance. Some of them were chromed and I kept one for myself. At the time, my engine build up was designed to...
by Admin
September 23rd, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Linda Ronstadt--simply the best
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Linda Ronstadt--simply the best

More of Linda...."Just One Look."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOjCPXtlBac

"I Fall to Pieces"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN4vZveYvyE

Simply the best....what can I say.
by Admin
September 23rd, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Rear Suspension
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Rear Suspension

Hi Brian, 3.55 ratio, 27" tires, 1:1 final gear ratio, 70 mph: approx 3092 rpm 3.23 ratio, 27" tires, 1:1 final gear ratio, 70 mph: approx 2811 rpm 3.08 ratio, 27" tires, 1:1 final gear ratio, 70 mph: approx 2693 rpm The difference between your current 3.55 to 3.08 would be a reduction of 400 rpm at...
by Admin
September 22nd, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Fall Cleaning out of old Pontiac parts
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Fall Cleaning out of old Pontiac parts

I know that I am not alone. "Real" car guys, the guys that work on their cars, have a tendency to save old, used parts. We have good intentions, I suppose, and have honest belief at the time the part was removed or replaced, to keep it should it be needed in the future, or that it can be rebuilt and...
by Admin
September 17th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 338

Re: overheating

Looking at your overflow tank, it is on the driver's side of the radiator. I assume the neck of the radiator and cap are on the passenger side. Does the hose run in front of the radiator to the bottom of the tank?

Do you have a fan shroud in place?
by Admin
September 17th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 338

Re: overheating

AA334283-8A39-41C7-A1E9-1AC4975D6237.jpeg Rich—-Here is a photo taken of my boy dog with my smart phone camera and posted from my smartphone. Here is how to do it. You did do it; here is clarification if you need it again. Go to the internet on your phone and put in the url for the forum. Then log ...
by Admin
September 17th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 338

Re: overheating

Rich, photos can be uploaded from a smart phone. Kiwi Mal did it in this thread.
https://www.psp.pontiacstreetperformanc ... hp?f=3&t=1
by Admin
September 17th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: First engine start
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: First engine start

Vacuum advance is not needed for the cam break-in. As for oil, my mind was recently changed about using full synthetics in our old engines. I'd stick with conventional (Dinosaur) oils that have a good amount of ZDDP in them. You may pay a little more for it but it will, in my opinion, avoid camshaft...
by Admin
September 16th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: Bill Boyle's 79 TA Resto Project: Part 5, Page 1
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: Bill Boyle's 79 TA Resto Project: Part 5, Page 1

Update: 16 Sep 2020

Richmond Gears 80-90W GL4 oil in the Super T-10 now and took a brief test drive. Jury is still out on the smoothness of the shifts. Need more time behind the wheel to get my "muscle" memory back. Will update this in the future. ;)
by Admin
September 16th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Classified
Topic: Wanted: SS hub for WS6 SnowFlake Wheel
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Wanted: SS hub for WS6 SnowFlake Wheel

Lost a SS center hub from my 1979 TA. Gone. Need a very good, not dented SS replacement. Send me a private message. Thanks.

Bill
by Admin
September 15th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: Sound deadening & under carpet insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Sound deadening & under carpet insulation

Insulation1a.jpg Insulation1b.jpg These photos illustrate my earlier post. The package purchased did not required a full contiguous installation of Dynamat. The Dynamat pieces were numbered and recommended spots were included in the instructions as I recall. The insulation is also pre-cut and fits ...
by Admin
September 15th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 338

Re: overheating

Rich, can you post a photo of the overflow tank?
by Admin
September 14th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: Bill Boyle's 79 TA Resto Project: Part 5, Page 1
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: Bill Boyle's 79 TA Resto Project: Part 5, Page 1

Update: 14 Sep 2020 Today, the Lucas Oil 80-90W gear oil was drained from my Super T-10 transmission. The car was placed on jack stands with the front of the car higher than the rear at first. While the oil drained, the front of the car was lowered twice to get as much of the Lucas Oil out of the ca...
by Admin
September 13th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 338

Re: overheating

You said the overflow tank / reserve tank was empty. When the pressure in the cooling system exceeds the pressure specified on the cap (16psi) fluid in the radiator will be released by the cap into the tube that runs into the reserve tank. When the pressure drops below 16 psi and the coolant drops i...
by Admin
September 12th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Automotive Refinishing
Topic: Tips on "Cut and Buff"
Replies: 3
Views: 136

2500 Wetordry Sandpaper: Mirror Shine

For a daily driver, 1500 Wetordry Sandpaper used wet, will eliminate most dirt and imperfections allowing a good compounding with a machine to remove most sandpaper scratch marks. The shine will be deep and with a good polishing and waxing will look great. Going the extra step to 2000 and then to 25...