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Forum: THE LOBBY Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By Sirrotica
Yeah, I went through this on my 1993 K3500 about...

Yeah, I went through this on my 1993 K3500 about 3 years ago, cooling lines rusted through. I just bought a 25 ft X 5/16 inch roll of Nicopp (Nickle/Copper) and bent them using the old lines for a...
Forum: Pontiac - Street Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 382
Posted By Sirrotica
High temp RTV on a street 455 D port with Hooker...

High temp RTV on a street 455 D port with Hooker headers since 1990............:D
Forum: 73-77 A-body TECH 01-15-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Sirrotica
Yes, good deal if you want the 73 body (one year...

Yes, good deal if you want the 73 body (one year only quarter panels, deck lid, and tail lights).

I owned a 73 400 4 speed car back in the mid-late 70s, and even with low mileage the body was...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-15-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Sirrotica
Being I've spent the majority of my life in and...

Being I've spent the majority of my life in and around garages, I probably shouldn't have put a question mark after my post. They are model A axle tube bells. I've seen more than a few over the years...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-14-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Sirrotica
Model A ford axle end bells?

Model A ford axle end bells?
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-13-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,323
Posted By Sirrotica
Pontiac Vibe, cheap, safe, and economical on...

Pontiac Vibe, cheap, safe, and economical on fuel.

I bought one for my wife new in 2008, and it's just under 300,000 miles today. They're fairly cheap to purchase used.

My stepsons fiance also...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-11-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By Sirrotica
Aluminum will not solder to steel, you need steel...

Aluminum will not solder to steel, you need steel or copper to solder to your pickup assy.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-09-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By Sirrotica
If it were my car, I'd probably remove the 5/16"...

If it were my car, I'd probably remove the 5/16" line from the tank unit and replicate it with 3/8" steel line using the old line for a pattern. Drill out the tank unit for 3/8" line and solder/weld...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-07-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By Sirrotica
I have one of these ...

I have one of these ...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-06-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By Sirrotica
AC Delco still lists one for tilt and one for the...

AC Delco still lists one for tilt and one for the standard column. I used to have good luck with AC Delco electrical parts, but as with everything who knows how the quality is at this point?...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 01-06-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Sirrotica
When Crankshaft Specialties was in Memphis, we...

When Crankshaft Specialties was in Memphis, we used to ship Pontiac cranks via Greyhound bus lines. It was much cheaper than UPS. I'm not sure if that is still a viable way to ship heavy engine...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-05-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,444
Posted By Sirrotica
Gee, nobody said anything about only street...

Gee, nobody said anything about only street engines, the topic was flat tappet engines. Flat tappets are used in all kinds of engines last I looked. The example that Driven used to illustrate about...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-05-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,444
Posted By Sirrotica
The ZDDP is the cheapest additive that chemical...

The ZDDP is the cheapest additive that chemical engineers could use to fend off flat tappet wear especially during break in. There are other additives that are able to do the same thing, but they are...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-05-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,444
Posted By Sirrotica
Link to Driven motor oil, Nov. 11 2019 video with...

Link to Driven motor oil, Nov. 11 2019 video with oil analysis from 2 racing engines showing indeed too much ZDDP will cause more wear.
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Forum: THE LOBBY 01-03-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Sirrotica
i'll be using the Motor Guard compressed air...

i'll be using the Motor Guard compressed air filter on the unit, takes out water as well as oil.
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-03-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,087
Posted By Sirrotica
You're quite welcome Paul, always like to pass...

You're quite welcome Paul, always like to pass along something that actually works well nowadays. I'm so glad you were able to get the free shipping instead of paying for it....................LMAO
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Forum: THE LOBBY 01-02-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Sirrotica
Mark, my link is to Amazon, price is in the ad. ...

Mark, my link is to Amazon, price is in the ad.
...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-02-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,087
Posted By Sirrotica
https://www.amazon.com/Arcan-Professional-Grade-Al...

https://www.amazon.com/Arcan-Professional-Grade-Aluminum-Service/dp/B01H9MWTA0/ref=sr_1_2?hvadid=78477695940117&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=arcan+floor+jacks&qid=1578016199&sr=8-2

I have one...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-02-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Sirrotica
I did a lot of research before plunking down the...

I did a lot of research before plunking down the money and found that just as you said, the company has a good reputation for good products, and standing behind the product. They also have a 24/7...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-02-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Sirrotica
Thumbs up I just got a Primeweld 60 amp plasma cutter

I just got a 60 amp Primeweld plasma cutter this afternoon from Amazon, can't believe I waited so long to purchase one. I have wanted one since I saw one in action close to 40 years ago.
...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-02-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,444
Posted By Sirrotica
There are lots of people that have no clue what...

There are lots of people that have no clue what it takes to keep 6.5 diesels together. Not to say that GM didn't have bad castings in the earlier ones, cracked blocks right up through the bulkheads...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-02-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,444
Posted By Sirrotica
You're correct, too much zinc is as bad as too...

You're correct, too much zinc is as bad as too little when it comes to oils. As in many oil additives they screw up the OEM designed additive package by being heavy on one or two of the ingredients,...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-31-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 879
Posted By Sirrotica
This^^^^^^ I usually loop mechanics wire...

This^^^^^^

I usually loop mechanics wire through the top 2 mounting holes, tie it to the wiper motor, done. You're only suspending 100# or less. There's no need for rigging strong enough to lift...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-31-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 825
Posted By Sirrotica
Disclaimer, after pulling wrenches for close to...

Disclaimer, after pulling wrenches for close to 50 years I only use a torque wrench for bottom end, and head assembly. I also use one for torquing wheels, because over tightening wheels on modern...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-31-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,327
Posted By Sirrotica
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1973 Jeep J4000 (3/4 ton) 1972 455 from a GP, 068 cam, reworked 3 tube headers headers to clear the front driveshaft on right...
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