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by Admin
April 11th, 2021, 11:43 am
Forum: New Visitors Center
Topic: The Pontiac Street Performance Forum: Shutting Down
Replies: 5
Views: 31

Re: The Pontiac Street Performance Forum: Shutting Down

My hosting service subscription ends on 22 May 2021. This will be the last day of the forum. If there's information anyone needs they can copy and past into a document and save it for later reference. To all of those who have continually frequented the PSP forums since 1999, thanks for participating...
by Admin
April 10th, 2021, 4:35 pm
Forum: New Visitors Center
Topic: The Pontiac Street Performance Forum: Shutting Down
Replies: 5
Views: 31

The Pontiac Street Performance Forum: Shutting Down

It's almost a year since the new PSP was created and published to the world. The new forum is a failure. Too few enthusiasts have registered and fewer yet have participated in the past 10-12 months. More importantly, the BB format has been nothing but difficult for me to master and solving registrat...
by Admin
April 4th, 2021, 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Puzzled? Defective leather seat covers?
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: Puzzled? Defective leather seat covers?

This tale of bad leather and poor treatment by the vendor/manufacturer of my Corvette's leather seat covers is finally over. The seats are back in the car and I'm satisfied with the new leather. The End.
by Admin
March 31st, 2021, 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Puzzled? Defective leather seat covers?
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: Puzzled? Defective leather seat covers?

This afternoon I retrieved my two seats with covers re-installed from the upholstery shop. Will be installing them in the car soon. 8-)
by Admin
March 25th, 2021, 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Puzzled? Defective leather seat covers?
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: Puzzled? Defective leather seat covers?

On Tuesday of this week, the rep from Corvette America contacted me to tell me the new leather was ready for shipment. It is in transit and will arrive Saturday. I've already spoke with the upholsterer and expect to bring everything to his shop for installation on my seat frames this coming Monday. ...
by Admin
March 25th, 2021, 6:30 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Power Brakes and Low Manifold Vacuum at Idle
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Power Brakes and Low Manifold Vacuum at Idle

The pump increases the vacuum level in the booster canister. When it drops, the vac pump turns on to raise the vacuum level again and then shuts off. I suppose that an extra (separate) vac canister might prevent the pump from turning on and off so much, but I am not sure of that.
by Admin
March 23rd, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Power Brakes and Low Manifold Vacuum at Idle
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Power Brakes and Low Manifold Vacuum at Idle

The vacuum pump is fully installed and the brake assist is far better than before. :) It is quiet too.
by Admin
March 19th, 2021, 4:46 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Power Brakes and Low Manifold Vacuum at Idle
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Power Brakes and Low Manifold Vacuum at Idle

Just a short follow-up for those interested. The Leed Brakes rotary vane vacuum pump arrived yesterday and today I've been working out the engineering details to mount it in the engine bay in the cavity where the charcoal canister lives. To make room I'll reposition the canister closer to the radiat...
by Admin
March 19th, 2021, 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Puzzled? Defective leather seat covers?
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: Puzzled? Defective leather seat covers?

Still waiting. Four weeks and two days. Corvette America should be :oops:
by Admin
March 17th, 2021, 12:58 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Cylinder Pitting
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Cylinder Pitting

Have to wonder, what caused the pitting?
by Admin
March 16th, 2021, 10:48 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: Garage Shop Honesty
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Garage Shop Honesty

A couple of weeks ago I stopped by the "all services" repair shop that specializes in AC work. They have serviced many of our cars over the years. The reason for the stop was to coordinate a time to get the Sanden styled AC system recharged in my TA as it was blowing out warm air after sit...
by Admin
March 12th, 2021, 9:33 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Power Brakes and Low Manifold Vacuum at Idle
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Power Brakes and Low Manifold Vacuum at Idle

Not happy with the stopping power and assist on my TA's power brakes. Checked the manifold vacuum that feeds the brake booster and my engine is producing a paltry 11" of Mercury at 800 rpm (idle). This is not enough vacuum for the power brakes. While I have used piston type vac pump in the past...
by Admin
March 12th, 2021, 9:25 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Play in Steering Wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Play in Steering Wheel

I don't know if there is a slight (worn) problem with my Saginaw steering box or some other steering component on my Trans Am (1979). Driving down the road on a flat surface, driving straight, there is maybe 2" of play left and right. I am looking into the suspension (tie rods, idler arm etc) n...
by Admin
March 11th, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Puzzled? Defective leather seat covers?
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: Puzzled? Defective leather seat covers?

It was 3 weeks ago that the vendor rep promised the leather parts would be done. Nope. Now it's another week to wait. Amazingly poor customer service. Why should it take a month's time to manufacture two seat bottoms and two seat backs? :?
by Admin
March 4th, 2021, 11:54 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Wiper Blades at an affordable price
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Wiper Blades at an affordable price

WiperbladesUSA.com Needed new wiper blades for my 79 Trans Am, 2001 Corvette and my wife's Cadillac SRX. Found WiperBladesUSA.com and ordered Trico blades for each vehicle. This company responded immediately to my order and in 2-3 days all were delivered. They provide an install code that provides t...