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Forum: THE LOBBY 12-20-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By dadsformula
Very Cool in deed. I was a big collector of HO...

Very Cool in deed. I was a big collector of HO and N Gauge when I was a Kid
and have quite a collection of first production N-Gauge Passenger and Freight Sets.
In HO I have the original...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 12-06-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,251
Posted By dadsformula
No I have no evidence of an M20 used on a...

No I have no evidence of an M20 used on a Trans-Am or Formy with the L75
455. The guys have this correct. No M22 in 73, and the only Trans for the
the L75 was the M21 Big in Big...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-30-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,251
Posted By dadsformula
73 was the only year you could get a formula L75 ...

73 was the only year you could get a formula L75 455 and a 4 speed, and nearly
all of them were M21 Muncies. Total produced was 227. PHS is needed to confirm
both the 4-speed and the RA, ...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-21-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By dadsformula
OK, that eliminates the tank as an issue. Next...

OK, that eliminates the tank as an issue. Next bench test one or all of the sending
units with a multi meter. This test is to insure your getting a reading on the full
scale of the...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-21-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By dadsformula
OK I'll bite. Is the Tank an Original or...

OK I'll bite. Is the Tank an Original or repro? If repro what type. Sounds to me
if the low reading is the same on all of the senders then the first place I would look is the
drop on the...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-15-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 678
Posted By dadsformula
This is a rare car no question, and one of 227 ...

This is a rare car no question, and one of 227 L75/4 speed formulas in any year
In 73 Ram Air Hood was an option, and the only difference from the standard formula
Hood is the cutouts...
Forum: THE LOBBY 11-08-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By dadsformula
I like the Cal Customs also, but for me the...

I like the Cal Customs also, but for me the best Valve Covers for a Pontiac are
the old (or new) Offenhouser. Had these on a Tri-Powered 406, and they are
very cool. Needed to...
Forum: 74-76 Firebird & TA TECH 11-08-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By dadsformula
1976 was a crazy year. Everything you bought...

1976 was a crazy year. Everything you bought was the "Bicentenial" version.
I have a Bicentenial Grandfather clock that has a dial with the signing of the
Declaration of independence...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-04-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By dadsformula
Well, I have a 73 in Admiralty Blue with...

Well, I have a 73 in Admiralty Blue with Saddle, and as far as I know its the
only one. I would expect that yours is also one of if not the only one in that
Combo. I do like mine...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 10-18-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 11,203
Posted By dadsformula
Yep, if you drop the RA requirement, you would...

Yep, if you drop the RA requirement, you would open the field up a little.
Min is a 73 Formula 455 L75/M21 with 24 options and to my knowledge the
only Admiralty Blue D98 over Saddle ever. ...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 10-17-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By dadsformula
When I did my 73 I used all later Z28 stuff (76...

When I did my 73 I used all later Z28 stuff (76 and UP) This requires the use of
a Camaro Pitman Arm, but the rest is Moog. This setup has the equal length
Inner and Out Tie Rods. ...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-28-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By dadsformula
It's just a little rust and crud in the bearing...

It's just a little rust and crud in the bearing area. Remember this was a Auto Car
for 40 years. All I did was use a drill mounted wire brush and about 5 seconds
and the bearing slid...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-27-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 798
Posted By dadsformula
Original Pulleys are the issue, as we can't (at...

Original Pulleys are the issue, as we can't (at least easily) buy the correct
belts for them. I finally got sick of the noise and put CVF racing pulleys
on because they use the same...
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts WANTED 09-19-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By dadsformula
Ive got a right side if it helps, but I...

Ive got a right side if it helps, but I thought a 77 T/A would have 3 bolt flanges.
The One I do have has perfect threads and new Studs (2 bolt)
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts WANTED 09-19-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By dadsformula
I have a Dip stick with the matching upper AC...

I have a Dip stick with the matching upper AC tube, but I don't have the lower
Tube that goes in the block. pretty sure it came from a 70, 400 Bonneville.
It's yours for the freight...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-19-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By dadsformula
When installing the clips, be sure to row...

When installing the clips, be sure to row through the gears a few times, and
watch the shift linkage. In a few places the placement of the clips can be critical
as the movement can...
Forum: 74-76 Firebird & TA TECH 09-16-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By dadsformula
My Car (Original 73, 4 speed) is over the Trans,...

My Car (Original 73, 4 speed) is over the Trans, and this is confirmed in
GM's 73 Assembly Manual. On Original 4 speed Cars there is a welded
on clip on the Drivers side Trans...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 09-06-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By dadsformula
True, but the AC only Clutch Fan used with the...

True, but the AC only Clutch Fan used with the AC Pulley Set up for your year
would provide the best factory cooling system. It would not be stock for any
Manual Trans Car, as the guys are...
Forum: THE LOBBY 08-31-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By dadsformula
OHHHH Sweet Mystery of Life I've Found You. ...

OHHHH Sweet Mystery of Life I've Found You. Not sure if this is an exact quote
but one of the best lines from Young Frankenstein. Silver Streak was always my
favorite of his movies, but...
Forum: THE LOBBY 08-03-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By dadsformula
Very Cool Car. Notice he elevated the front...

Very Cool Car. Notice he elevated the front Engine cover mounts. This gave him that
1 inch opening in the front almost certainly to cool the Engine, but limiting the effect on
streamlining. ...
Forum: THE LOBBY 08-01-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By dadsformula
This make no difference to the history or value, ...

This make no difference to the history or value, but it looks like the Axles
or at least the Hubs were changed since that pic on the Salt Flats. Those
racer moon caps would not work on...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-07-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By dadsformula
The Imitation Game is also a great true story, ...

The Imitation Game is also a great true story, but the Movie I was referring is
"Castles in the Sky" and is the story of Sir Robert Watson Watt. He invented
radar (as a working defense...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 07-06-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 605
Posted By dadsformula
I cut my keys down as well, but I wonder if the...

I cut my keys down as well, but I wonder if the original Keys had a longer
distance between the working end and the grip end. If that was extended
even an 1/8th of an inch or so, ...
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-30-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By dadsformula
Thanks Guys, really enjoyed the Videos and...

Thanks Guys, really enjoyed the Videos and article. I have the Special Addition
Hot Rod Mag on the Surfers. One of the best. The Story of the Cardboard and
duct Tapped Hemi is...
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-29-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By dadsformula
The Best Movie never made

Not long ago I re-read the story of the Surfers and Mike Sorkin.
How the story of those guys has never been made into a Movie is
beyond me. That team pretty much invented Nitro methane...
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