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Forum: Pontiac - Street 10-06-2021, 03:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 876
Posted By lust4speed
Number one complaint on the 6-speed is its huge...

Number one complaint on the 6-speed is its huge size -- you will basically remove the complete tunnel on the 67. My TKO-600 required two dimples with an air hammer for clearance and the new TKX...
Forum: THE LOBBY 10-05-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,172
Posted By lust4speed
I've seen similar used trailers lately priced at...

I've seen similar used trailers lately priced at $3,000+ in SoCal. Totally ridiculous out here and the inflated prices will be spreading to your areas. I have been looking for new dump trailers and...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-24-2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,084
Posted By lust4speed
Vibration will eventually kill it. Solid...

Vibration will eventually kill it. Solid mounting the filter where it doesn't have support on the other end is asking for trouble. Even a short section of hose between tank and filter will help. ...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-15-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,912
Posted By lust4speed
Manufacturers have had 50+ years to sort out...

Manufacturers have had 50+ years to sort out their cooling systems. We might say that they were still learning when our cars were made. The temperature reading is an average of coolant from cooler...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-12-2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,236
Posted By lust4speed
An interesting tidbit is the 28" tire compared to...

An interesting tidbit is the 28" tire compared to the stock tire is almost exactly one gearset. I ordered my GTO with the 3.36 rear, but when I computed engine RPM the move to a 28" tall tire worked...
Forum: 61-66 Big Pontiac TECH 09-09-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,568
Posted By lust4speed
That's funny and so true. ;)

That's funny and so true. ;)
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-25-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,806
Posted By lust4speed
TRADER MIKE 2012, you are saying that you feel...

TRADER MIKE 2012, you are saying that you feel that the 041 cam is larger than you like. If this is true, then you do not want to install higher ratio rockers because that will make the cam feel...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-17-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By lust4speed
I'm confused. Can you get pressure for the rear...

I'm confused. Can you get pressure for the rear port when bench bleeding? If not, I've had good success like Schurkey said with the syringe back-bleeding the MC. If you can't get pressure on the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-17-2021, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By lust4speed
Everyone needs to remove a pan with the engine in...

Everyone needs to remove a pan with the engine in the car at least once in their life. If you do it a second time you're a really slow learner...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-16-2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,620
Posted By lust4speed
Only the 87cc heads have the crossover port, the...

Only the 87cc heads have the crossover port, the 72cc versions do not.

Looking at Cylinder #4 chamber it seems that the only exhaust soot is coming out of the exhaust valve. I would think that...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-12-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,083
Posted By lust4speed
Good news is a stock 1965 326 is going to have...

Good news is a stock 1965 326 is going to have the old style hub/damper assembly and timing mark is on the hub and won't move.

Wondering how the HEI was checked and if it was really limited to 20...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-26-2021, 04:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,073
Posted By lust4speed
One of Murphy's Laws: Working on the ground you...

One of Murphy's Laws: Working on the ground you will squirm out from under the car for the right tool at least two dozen times or more. Get a lift and the handful of tools you walked under the car...
Forum: 66-67 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 07-22-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By lust4speed
Pontiac definitely wasn't too worried about the...

Pontiac definitely wasn't too worried about the sender ground and both photos are showing the correct location (although I would clean down to bare steel on the brace to insure that the wire is...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-19-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,911
Posted By lust4speed
Plugs show a massively rich idle. My contention...

Plugs show a massively rich idle. My contention is that the raw gas from all that idling is going to wreck ring seal - or in other words if rings don't seal up it will be the result of improper...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-19-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,911
Posted By lust4speed
:eek: My suggestion is to drive it moderate...

:eek:

My suggestion is to drive it moderate for a half mile, and next half mile start getting on it. Last two miles to the shop drive it like you stole it. Rings are not going to seat at idle...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-12-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,037
Posted By lust4speed
Lift up to .600" on a street engine with a roller...

Lift up to .600" on a street engine with a roller cam will still allow the valve train to live a very long life and is nothing to worry about. Higher lift is basically free power considering that...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-04-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By lust4speed
If the seal is bare metal or only has a rust...

If the seal is bare metal or only has a rust preventative on it, then definitely use Ultra Gray or equivalent. I'd skip the sealer if the new seal has a black rubber coated O.D. The rubber coated...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-03-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,749
Posted By lust4speed
Received my copy of the SCCPOCI newsletter today...

Received my copy of the SCCPOCI newsletter today and there was a nice write-up on the cruise they had for Jim. Hopefully they don't mind my posting the page. Kicking myself for missing it.
Forum: Heating & Cooling TECH 06-21-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,540
Posted By lust4speed
No. Bypass is the passage from the top of the...

No. Bypass is the passage from the top of the timing cover (water pump area) to the coolant crossover that has the thermostat and the return hose to the radiator.

In the included photo I...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 06-20-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,911
Posted By lust4speed
Regardless of how "good" the PCV valve is, I'd...

Regardless of how "good" the PCV valve is, I'd pop it out and completely eliminate the possibility that it could be contributing to the smoke. When we have had a valve that was pulling oil it took...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 06-16-2021, 03:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By lust4speed
My suggestion would be to leave it and not worry....

My suggestion would be to leave it and not worry.

I've found a 1/4 pushrod, 1/2 pushrod, almost full pushrod, nuts, washers, strings of silicone, gasket material, nylon teeth off original timing...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 06-09-2021, 03:33 AM
Replies: 23
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Views: 1,663
Posted By lust4speed
All depends on bearing tolerances. I had old...

All depends on bearing tolerances. I had old school clearances in the drag engine and ran 20w50 racing. My street GTO with tight tolerances I run 5w30 Valvoline Conventional (translation = old...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-31-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,949
Posted By lust4speed
Would be good to have photos and confirmation...

Would be good to have photos and confirmation shaft did split lengthwise.

Most of us have seen shafts fail and the tangs break off and seen shafts bowed, but if "the oil pump driveshaft ( a...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-31-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,949
Posted By lust4speed
Never much room between counterweight and shaft,...

Never much room between counterweight and shaft, and I would suspect that contact was after the failure. Sounds like a manufacturing defect - very strange way for the shaft to die - usually just...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 05-26-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,688
Posted By lust4speed
Seriously doubt any of us could hear noise from a...

Seriously doubt any of us could hear noise from a piston only .002" out of spec. The "recommended clearance" of .003-.004 and being at .006 just isn't that critical of difference. Thousandths...
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