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Forum: Pontiac - Street Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By lust4speed
Which is why I don't use Victor or the Butler...

Which is why I don't use Victor or the Butler head gaskets. Good gaskets, but it requires a lot of time with a razorblade when it's time to clean up after them.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-15-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,244
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: THE LOBBY 09-13-2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 812
Posted By lust4speed
What I am seeing lately is an unbelievable amount...

What I am seeing lately is an unbelievable amount of people out in our fairly small town pretty late at night. We were coming back through town and thought we'd swing through the Dairy Queen for a...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-12-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,574
Posted By lust4speed
Can you push down on the pushrod cup and get...

Can you push down on the pushrod cup and get movement? If the cup is frozen in place then cranking in the preload from zero lash will hang the valve open. Since you only had problems on only a...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-12-2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,831
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: 1,213
Posted By lust4speed
That's funny and so true. ;)

That's funny and so true. ;)
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-08-2021, 02:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By lust4speed
Usually the switches strip out the threads and...

Usually the switches strip out the threads and they will no longer maintain adjustment. The brake arm should contact the stop on the pedal assembly and the switch should be adjusted where the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-05-2021, 04:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By lust4speed
Iceomatic, are you running a 3" or taller air...

Iceomatic, are you running a 3" or taller air filter with the RPM and spacer? Just wondering if the available room to the hood doesn't require a reduction in the air cleaner height, and if so I'd...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-05-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By lust4speed
Agree. I would guess that the misfire is caused...

Agree. I would guess that the misfire is caused by too much vacuum advance under light throttle. Would suspect that slowly bringing the engine revs up in neutral probably will cause the same...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-03-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By lust4speed
I always disagree with Ross on their stated...

I always disagree with Ross on their stated piston dish size. It's not much but always a little larger than what they say. Last set I requested 25cc, their sheet said 23.8cc and actual was...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-03-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By lust4speed
Since the heads will be off it will be easy to...

Since the heads will be off it will be easy to check deck height. If Dan built the engine there's a really good chance he decked the block.

Good old modeling clay or even a Tootsie Roll would...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-03-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By lust4speed
Is block still standard bore? I usually see...

Is block still standard bore? I usually see numbers like the 2288 from machine shops that stamp a numeric control number on blocks and heads to identify them as they move through the shop. The...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 09-01-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,457
Posted By lust4speed
My friend found this helmet still in its box at a...

My friend found this helmet still in its box at a garage sale last weekend for $20. I had him pull back the lining and it was a 2005 Snell helmet, and not usable according to NHRA.

One of the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-01-2021, 03:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,143
Posted By lust4speed
The photo is from the MSD Digital 6 Plus...

The photo is from the MSD Digital 6 Plus installation manual. Only interesting thing here is they only corelate compression levels to recommended spark plug gap. I keep my cast iron headed engines...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-25-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,546
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 08-24-2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,546
Posted By lust4speed
Don't worry about what the timing is at the cam. ...

Don't worry about what the timing is at the cam. Conversation should only be about what the degree wheel reads, and that is crank degrees. The eight degrees would be crank degrees. With high lifts...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-22-2021, 03:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By lust4speed
Two different seals available. One is only...

Two different seals available. One is only coated with not much more than a rust preventive and Ultra Grey works great. The other seal has a fairly thick black rubber coating on it that acts like a...
Forum: 66-67 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 08-21-2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By lust4speed
Pontiac used 1/2" bolts while Chevy used 7/16"...

Pontiac used 1/2" bolts while Chevy used 7/16" bolts, and both had 168 tooth flywheels so I'm thinking you have a Chevy flywheel. Don't think the offset pattern of the Pontiac aligns with the Chevy...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-18-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By lust4speed
A stock engine has some bleed down back into the...

A stock engine has some bleed down back into the pan when you take a reading, and I would apply this thinking to your new setup. I would fire the engine, and allow the two filters to fill and...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-17-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,101
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: 66-67 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 08-17-2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By lust4speed
I used the Eastwood radiator paint and it turned...

I used the Eastwood radiator paint and it turned out a nice semi-gloss so it very well could have been spraying on a hot day.

The "Cold Case" stenciled on the fins totally blended in and went away...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-17-2021, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
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, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By lust4speed
Actually I have several cars that need the fan at...

Actually I have several cars that need the fan at highway speeds because of a high pressure area under the engine compartment. This blockage is enough to pretty much equal out the flow through the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-16-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By lust4speed
For testing - take the thermostat out. ...

For testing - take the thermostat out. Regardless of Chevy wife's tales a Pontiac with no thermostat will run as cool as a perfectly working thermostat. If your thermostat is like 95% of those I...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-16-2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,574
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...
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