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by tjs44
January 18th, 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Roller followers
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Roller followers

Not a issue with our pontiacs.Tom
by tjs44
January 16th, 2021, 9:43 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Roller followers
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Roller followers

actually very few breakage with hyd roller lifters.Biggest issue is noise and bleed down rate.Johnsons are said to be very good.FYI,the only pontiac hyd roller lifter with the oil band in the proper location is Comp Cams.Solid roller lifter in street use is a diff issue as they need much higher spri...
by tjs44
November 10th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Refinishing
Topic: Factory and Custom paint job-difference
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Factory and Custom paint job-difference

I have found factory clear coats dont hold up if left out in the weather.Just had to have my 2005 Silverado touched up,red truck,all flat surfaces started pealing.Tom
by tjs44
November 8th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Oil pump

I had a engine on the dyno a year or so ago and had some issues with cam bearings.The dyno operator started all pulls(15 pulls) at 2000 and was running 20-50 breakin oil.Bill Blair a pontiac racer and a NASCAR engine builder after seeing my cam bearing thinks a big part of the problem was the lack o...
by tjs44
October 20th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: The 1320
Topic: Pontiac V8 Powered Stock Class History
Replies: 168
Views: 12052

Re: Pontiac V8 Powered Stock Class History

I just found a video of the 1965 AHRA Winternationals at Beeline dragway where my 63 421 Bill Barry Tempest winning the class with Jess Tyree driving.Tom
by tjs44
September 16th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: First engine start
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: First engine start

Get or borrow a big fan to put in front of the radiator,have a hose handy if you need to cool the radiator.If you have to shut it down during the brak in keep tact of how long you ran it and when cool,finish it.I assume its a flat tappet cam?If me I would also put in a 1/2 bottle of EOS and a 1/2 bo...
by tjs44
September 12th, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 30
Views: 2346

Re: overheating

Just me,I always go to timing first for over heating.When timing is somewhat retarded they run hot.I only found that by accident years ago.I had a car that was running perfect and all of a sudden started running hot.I found the dist hold down was a little loose and it had retarded itself a few degre...
by tjs44
July 12th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Melling 1.65 Rockers on Exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Melling 1.65 Rockers on Exhaust

What heads?Has the pushrod holes been opened up to allow 1.65s without binding?Tom