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Forum: THE LOBBY 03-25-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 68
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Posted By jerry455
I am also going to find 3 or 4 friends who are...

I am also going to find 3 or 4 friends who are struggling. I am still working and my wife is still working so we are going to pay it forward, help our kids and then some very deserving friends who...
Forum: Heating & Cooling TECH 03-23-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By jerry455
GM has been using Dex Cool since 1996. Their...

GM has been using Dex Cool since 1996. Their recommendation is 5 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first. It works really well. They also recommend distilled water. I am not sure about the...
Forum: THE LOBBY 03-23-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By jerry455
Pontiac also used Ford transmissions for a while...

Pontiac also used Ford transmissions for a while in the 60's. The Dearborn trans was sourced from Ford when Pontiac could not get the GM trans for whatever.
Forum: THE LOBBY 03-19-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By jerry455
Having a service history is the best way to know...

Having a service history is the best way to know how vehicle was cared for. I agree about Ecotec timing chain issues. Synthetic oil and more frequent oil changes are the best recommendation. We have...
Forum: THE LOBBY 03-17-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 17,404
Posted By jerry455
My lap top died the other day so I ordered a new...

My lap top died the other day so I ordered a new one from Best Buy. I went in yesterday morning and picked it up. A friend who works there said I was lucky I got one as they are selling out. People...
Forum: Exhaust TECH 03-06-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By jerry455
Weights like that have been added to some of the...

Weights like that have been added to some of the later GM trucks and vans with 4.3 V-6's. They have a resonance in the exhaust and there was a weight that they came out with that they put near the...
Forum: Suspension TECH 03-06-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By jerry455
Check your steering linkage, tie rods, etc, and...

Check your steering linkage, tie rods, etc, and also check the steering box. Sometimes you can tighten up the lash on it. That usually helps out an old box.
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 02-28-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By jerry455
Looking forward to seeing it on Saturday.

Looking forward to seeing it on Saturday.
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-26-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,638
Posted By jerry455
GM is not using the soy based insulation for...

GM is not using the soy based insulation for their wire. It does not meet our temperature specs. The Japanese have been using it for some time. There are multiple class action lawsuits about it....
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-18-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By jerry455
Why did all of the auto manufacturing end? It...

Why did all of the auto manufacturing end? It seemed like Holden built some really cool cars. HSV makes a cool Colorado called a Sporsts Cat that looks really nice. I wish we could get that here in...
Forum: 77-81 Firebird & Trans Am TECH 02-12-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By jerry455
The dual mufflers started on the 1978 W72 cars. I...

The dual mufflers started on the 1978 W72 cars. I bought a slightly used 1978 WS6 T/A back in the early 80's with only 20,000 miles and completely bone stock. It had the dual mufflers on it. They...
Forum: Exhaust TECH 02-08-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,531
Posted By jerry455
I wish they still made the Walker Red Line Z...

I wish they still made the Walker Red Line Z muffler from the 1970's and mid 80's. It was a copy of the GM Turbo muffler and had a great sound with no resonating problems . I had them on my 1971 400...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-01-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By jerry455
I am just going to make it look as stock as I...

I am just going to make it look as stock as I can. I am not going to epoxy any casting numbers on just making them a little lees conspicuous. If it is all plain blue under the hood it won't draw much...
Forum: Suspension TECH 01-29-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By jerry455
Herb Adams VSE used to sell a 1 3/8" bar...

Herb Adams VSE used to sell a 1 3/8" bar also.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-29-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By jerry455
When I was going to redo my motor I looked at...

When I was going to redo my motor I looked at cylinder heads. For what it was going to cost to improve a set of cast iron factory head, I got a set of Edelbrock round port 72cc RPM heads. After a...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-29-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By jerry455
Years ago I found a dealer tech who was retiring...

Years ago I found a dealer tech who was retiring and was selling a Tech II. I bought it for I think $600 and used it quite a bit for years. I ended up buying a candi module later on for $500 but it...
Forum: Suspension TECH 01-28-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By jerry455
I did not have to change anything to install the...

I did not have to change anything to install the Summit bars. They bolted on in the factory locations. I had no factory rear bar and the kit came with all of the hardware to install it. It was a very...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-28-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 536
Posted By jerry455
My knees and joints have improved with running....

My knees and joints have improved with running. Like I said, I wear properly fitted running shoes and with the mileage I do a year I go through 3 or 4 pair. Last year before I started training for an...
Forum: Suspension TECH 01-27-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By jerry455
I put a set from Summit Racing on about a year...

I put a set from Summit Racing on about a year ago. I believe it was 1 5/16" for the front and a 1" for the rear. I put them on my plain Jane 1976 Firebird. They were very reasonable price. I don't...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-27-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 536
Posted By jerry455
Look for a running shop and ask them for...

Look for a running shop and ask them for suggestions about shoes. It makes a huge difference. There are so many differences in drop and cushioning it is surprising. I am lucky as a local store here...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-27-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By jerry455
Usually when the light starts coming on like that...

Usually when the light starts coming on like that the bearing is going. Check the run out of the bearing. If it is worse turning then it is probably the bearing starting to loosen and increase air...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-27-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 536
Posted By jerry455
Started running 10 years ago, in my late 40's,...

Started running 10 years ago, in my late 40's, and still run quite a bit. I run probably 4-6 half marathons per year, 5-6 10k's and a lot of 5k's. I ran 950 miles last year. I joined a local tri...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-16-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,064
Posted By jerry455
Before we got the Fiero , my aunt gave me a 1984...

Before we got the Fiero , my aunt gave me a 1984 Buick Park Avenue. This was the last year before it became a FWD. It had a 3.8 v6 in it that needed replacing. It was a really nice car but between...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-14-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,064
Posted By jerry455
My buddy is putting together a Solstice for his...

My buddy is putting together a Solstice for his son. It is a 2.4 5 spd manual. He bought it as a fixer upper that he and his son are working on together. He is learning the value of the car and...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-10-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By jerry455
How old is the battery, if it is older you may...

How old is the battery, if it is older you may want to test it. The turbo Ecotec's were an amazing motor. It is impressive what power can be had from those. GM printed a good book on building the...
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