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Forum: 61-77 GTO, Tempest & LeMans Parts WANTED 10-19-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By b-man
Moved to correct forum. :)

Moved to correct forum. :)
Forum: Pontiac - Street 10-10-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By b-man
What you’re thinking of doing in option #1 looks...

What you’re thinking of doing in option #1 looks like a decent plan.

However some headers would be the key to the additional power you’re seeking no matter which upgrade you decide to go with.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 10-09-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By b-man
Agree 100%. However I wouldn’t bother since...

Agree 100%.

However I wouldn’t bother since they’re a weak bottleneck design. Do it right and convert to screw-in straight 7/16” studs.

At least the early Super Duty heads had the much stronger...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 10-09-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By b-man
Your machine shop is way way overpriced. I had my...

Your machine shop is way way overpriced. I had my 9770716 heads converted to screw-in studs about 6 years ago and the cost including parts was less than $250, right now it shouldn’t cost much more if...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 10-07-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By b-man
9.145” 9.136” Either one would be...

9.145”

9.136”

Either one would be correct.

Pontiac V8s never used a pushrod that was 7.794”.

1966 and earlier (some 1967) used shorter 8.715” pushrods.
Forum: YOUR BEST PONTIAC STORIES 10-04-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By b-man
Banned.

Banned.
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts WANTED 10-03-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By b-man
NOS caps were sold to the first member to send me...

NOS caps were sold to the first member to send me a PM.

Good luck with your search gobrdgo.
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts WANTED 09-27-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By b-man
I’ll let you guys know if the original poster of...

I’ll let you guys know if the original poster of this ad who of course has the first shot at them passes on them, there are a couple people ahead of you right now who have also expressed interest in...
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts WANTED 09-26-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By b-man
They changed to ‘Pontiac Pontiac’ in 1970 and...

They changed to ‘Pontiac Pontiac’ in 1970 and from then on for all the replacement caps.
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts WANTED 09-26-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By b-man
Sent you a text.

Sent you a text.
Forum: Performance Parts For Sale/Wanted 09-26-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,220
Posted By b-man
Still available.

Still available.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-25-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,062
Posted By b-man
Thumbs up Amazing. You really know how to make ‘em run!

Amazing.

You really know how to make ‘em run!
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-20-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By b-man
POR-15 cast iron grey manifold paint. A...

POR-15 cast iron grey manifold paint.

A little pint can does at least a few pairs of manifolds, brush on a couple coats on your bead pasted manifolds and it holds up nicely for many years and...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-19-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By b-man
How you know you’re never going to restore that...

How you know you’re never going to restore that old car you’ve been saving......
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-18-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,389
Posted By b-man
James, So sorry to see you lost your wife...

James,

So sorry to see you lost your wife Julie. My most sincere condolences and prayers go out to you and your familly

Bart :(
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-18-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,949
Posted By b-man
I’d definitely do the 428 running the correct 670...

I’d definitely do the 428 running the correct 670 heads for the right look since you’re trying to replicate a 2+2, nothing worse than having the wrong heads on the engine when you pop the hood if...
Forum: 66-67 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-12-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By b-man
100% correct on both counts. They’re...

100% correct on both counts.


They’re G-bodies by designation but are essentially stretched wheelbase A-bodies under the skin. For the purposes of this discussion they’re big Pontiacs. 428 and...
Forum: 66-67 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-12-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By b-man
Thatís where almost all the 455s and all the 428...

Thatís where almost all the 455s and all the 428 and 421 engines come from, the big Pontiacs.

Itís the big Pontiac enthusiasts that decry the cannibalism of their favorite cars just so we can have...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-12-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By b-man
What year 389? Anything ‘63 and earlier you...

What year 389?

Anything ‘63 and earlier you will want to avoid because of the bellhousing bolt pattern on the earlier engines being difficult to adapt to later transmissions and bellhousings....
Forum: Performance Parts For Sale/Wanted 09-12-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,220
Posted By b-man
Available.

Available.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-11-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By b-man
Pretty much. Haven’t done much on the Le...

Pretty much.

Haven’t done much on the Le Mans since I yanked out the 389/ST-300 because I always seem to get sidetracked with my air-cooled projects.
Forum: Pontiac - Race 09-11-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By b-man
You want a ‘65 - ‘67 valley pan. They’re easy to...

You want a ‘65 - ‘67 valley pan. They’re easy to identify with the rear PCV location along with four notches at the sides for each of the four pairs of intake runners.

‘64 and earlier are slightly...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-11-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By b-man
How I do it by myself in my garage. Both the...

How I do it by myself in my garage.

Both the engine and trans were being replaced.

I simply rolled the car backwards little by little as I extracted the engine and trans rather than pull the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-26-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,171
Posted By b-man
RAIV with 1.5:1 rockers, no need to grind for...

RAIV with 1.5:1 rockers, no need to grind for pushrod clearance.

Fairly gentle ramps and .470” lift should be pretty easy on parts and have longevity. Heads with stock ports don’t really need more...
Forum: THE LOBBY 08-24-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By b-man
Amazing! Happy Birthday to your dear old dad!

Amazing!

Happy Birthday to your dear old dad!
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