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by Brian R
November 24th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Paint for Rear End Carrier
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Paint for Rear End Carrier

Thank you
by Brian R
November 22nd, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Paint for Rear End Carrier
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Paint for Rear End Carrier

Looking to repaint my rear end after I have it rebuilt. It's out and the 49 year old factory coating is actually not in that bad of shape considering. Scratched up some and dirty but no deep rust, just 49 years of road crud and grease. I want to repaint it a nice gloss black before installing. I am ...
by Brian R
October 27th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Rear gears for 8.2 BOP
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Rear gears for 8.2 BOP

Still hunting... Jay - I was very psyched to see the post from Rigid that you put up. Something told me that something was wrong so I contacted them. They got right back and said it was a typo that they would fix right away. The lowest they have is a 3.38... Thank you though, much appreciated. I can...
by Brian R
October 26th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Rear gears for 8.2 BOP
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Rear gears for 8.2 BOP

Trying to find gears for my 8.2, 10 bolt BOP rear. Pinion got chewed after 20 years and over 100k miles. Very tired of the high rpm’s with the 3.55’s and would like to go with 3.08’s. I cannot find them anywhere. The closest I can find are 3.36 for a posi. Does anyone know who might make these gears...
by Brian R
September 25th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Rear Suspension
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Rear Suspension

Thanks to All.

Steve C, can you give me more detail regarding the Torque Converter please?
Been years but pretty sure I put in a 2400 rpm converter and have been very happy with it on 2 different engines with a big difference in the power of those engines.

Thanks
by Brian R
September 23rd, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Rear Suspension
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Rear Suspension

Since my rear end is cooked (pinion gear lost some teeth), I am going to pull the entire rear end out and bring it to someone who knows how to properly set up the new diff/ring/pinion. Replacing everything so I hopefully get another 20 years out of it. The reason I am pulling it completely is that m...
by Brian R
September 22nd, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: First engine start
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: First engine start

I have always been told to NOT use Synthetic on break-in or for the first 1000 miles. Use conventional oil with ZDDP additive for break-in and for every oil change thereafter unless using roller lifters. Keep an eye on the temp during break in and like said before, a big fan helps, I didn't have one...
by Brian R
September 22nd, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1539

Re: overheating

I wrote an article about this on the old site but not sure how to find it. I had similar problems and all of what has been said above it correct. Below is a sort of "checklist." In order: * Timing * Thermostat * Cap * Aluminum radiators are the best - a good 2 core with true 1 inch tubes works the b...
by Brian R
July 7th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Pontiac Barn Finds
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Re: Pontiac Barn Finds

Wish I had room for the 66.
by Brian R
July 7th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Daughter graduating high school
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Daughter graduating high school

Great picture - congratulations all around!
by Brian R
June 18th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: New Visitors Center
Topic: New Board
Replies: 4
Views: 570

New Board

Bill,

The new board is very nice. Love the "Jump To."

Am I missing it or are the Tech Articles gone?

Thanks a lot - Brian
by Brian R
June 18th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: 1979 Trans Am: New front rotors and pads
Replies: 11
Views: 1026

Re: 1979 Trans Am: New front rotors and pads

Brakes were needed!!! The new board looks real good Bill. As always, thank you for keeping it going!