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Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 06-29-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Bruce Meyer
Its been a while since I posted progress. Ive...

Its been a while since I posted progress. Ive been doing mostly boring stuff like disassembly. I am working on fenders and valences. I took them to a shop that does media blasting to make life a...
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 04-25-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Got the crank back from machine shop. It magged...

Got the crank back from machine shop. It magged good, It looks like I am going with the 455. More cubes is never a bad thing. Right? Ive been pulling the interior out. The part I hate the most. I...
Forum: THE LOBBY 04-22-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,745
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Deep Purple is another one. Nothing more than a...

Deep Purple is another one. Nothing more than a tribute band now. Without Blackmore and Lord it just isn't Deep Purple.
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 04-12-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
I think I found out why this car was parked years...

I think I found out why this car was parked years ago. Most of the lobes on the cam are wiped out. The metal from that got into the bearings and scored them up. They overheated too and lost their...
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 04-10-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Do you have any dished 400 pistons?

Do you have any dished 400 pistons?
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 04-10-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Thanks. Im pretty sure the block will need to be...

Thanks. Im pretty sure the block will need to be bored .030. I happen to have a set of TRW forged .030 pistons from a previous build on hand to use. Im still debating whether to build a YS 400 with...
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 04-09-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
I got the engine partially torn down. The 13...

I got the engine partially torn down. The 13 heads look great. Thick valve margins. No signs of valve recession. Some of the nicest Pontiac heads Ive seen in a while. The block is standard bore 1973...
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 04-07-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
The engine/trans ready to pull. It comes out...

The engine/trans ready to pull. It comes out tomorrow when I can get a buddy over to help. The engine is pretty dirty and looks like it was run for many miles. Im curious to see what the previous...
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-31-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Thanks for the info. 1970 must be the first year...

Thanks for the info. 1970 must be the first year for that reservoir because I have done 2 different 69,s with air and they didn't have one.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-30-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Did you feel the back of the heads for oil? I had...

Did you feel the back of the heads for oil? I had a valve cover leaking on the back of the drivers side. It coated the starter with oil and the rear of the pan.
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-30-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Does anyone know what this round gizmo is that is...

Does anyone know what this round gizmo is that is bolted to the passenger inner fender? It was mounted behind a vapor canister. It has what looks like a vacume port. Thanks
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-27-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Looks good! If my car was a matching #,s car it...

Looks good! If my car was a matching #,s car it would get the Palisade Green paint. I just love the Atoll Blue though. I found this pic of an Atoll Blue 70 on the internet.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-26-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Not exactly. 69 4 speed cars got the 48,s even...

Not exactly. 69 4 speed cars got the 48,s even without ram air. The 16 casting is a 68 casting. In 69 all the base automatic cars got 62 heads.
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-26-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
The hood is almost done. My Air Compressor broke...

The hood is almost done. My Air Compressor broke down so bodywork is on hold till a replacement part comes in. Started pulling the front sheet metal off. Those nut clips or whatever they call them...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-23-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Bruce Meyer
You don't need to use the shims. If it fits...

You don't need to use the shims. If it fits without shims just bolt it up.
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-18-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Started to sand on the hood and noticed it has 2...

Started to sand on the hood and noticed it has 2 layers of factory green under the silver. The rest of the car has 1 green coat and one silver. I think I found out why. A dent on the hood scoop that...
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-17-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Finally done with the bumper. Lots of priming and...

Finally done with the bumper. Lots of priming and blocking. Filling pinholes. etc,etc. Next up is the hood.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-13-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Its a piece of a harmonic balancer. Probably...

Its a piece of a harmonic balancer. Probably happened in the past when someone didn't properly tighten the balancer down.
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-12-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Ive had the same issues with a 69 GTO that I did....

Ive had the same issues with a 69 GTO that I did. The bumper was in bad shape like this one. I took it off the car and patched it up and forgot about it. When I went to bolt it up it was way off and...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-10-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Theres a thread on one bought from OPGI...

Theres a thread on one bought from OPGI https://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856797
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-09-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Im lucky enough to have this shop equipped with...

Im lucky enough to have this shop equipped with A/C.
Right now I have to wait until Friday when a buddy of mine can help me fit the front bumper to see how far off my bodywork is. A 70 GTO bumper...
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-06-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Awesome! Thanks!

Awesome! Thanks!
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-03-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Can anyone post a close up picture of the very...

Can anyone post a close up picture of the very center of the front bumper where it meets the hood? The line on this one is pretty much completely gone and I need something to go on so I can reshape...
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-01-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bruce Meyer
Ive been out of action lately due to a bad back....

Ive been out of action lately due to a bad back. Ive been working on the the front bumper. Here is about 25 hours total so far. Ive been using Polyvance flexible filler and am very happy with it. It...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-28-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,205
Posted By Bruce Meyer
The regular Performer worked great on a 400 I was...

The regular Performer worked great on a 400 I was testing back in 90,s. It was a 79 T/A with a 400 and ran the quickest time with a Performer and a Holley 600 DP. It ran a 14.2 with the factory...
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