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Forum: THE LOBBY 09-17-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,352
Posted By Sirrotica
First of all, I agree that there was a crack in...

First of all, I agree that there was a crack in the first pictured hitch. The fracture was discolored long before the piece broke off completely.

Anything I haul heavy, is done on a fifth wheel,...
Forum: 64-65 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-12-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By Sirrotica
Red face Yes, it's bent from improper lifting. When these...

Yes, it's bent from improper lifting. When these cars were daily drivers and I worked on them daily, it wasn't at all uncommon to see frames tweaked like yours is.

It won't have any effect on the...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-04-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,068
Posted By Sirrotica
As a matter of fact, yes, the north wall was...

As a matter of fact, yes, the north wall was devoted to fan belts and radiator hoses, all of which I ended up taking to my garage at the house, and yes we had a stick with a hook to retrieve them. I...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-04-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,068
Posted By Sirrotica
Transmissions were slid under the car on a piece...

Transmissions were slid under the car on a piece of 3/4 plywood after elevating the car with either floor j acks, or a chain fall. Sitting it on a few wooden blocks on top of the plywood, you simply...
Forum: 64-65 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-01-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Sirrotica
I've repaired them for many years by cutting off...

I've repaired them for many years by cutting off the rusted portion and welding another new section in place of it. The crossmember isn't structural lending strength to the frame itself, it just...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-12-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By Sirrotica
About oil temps, and oil breakdown from personal...

About oil temps, and oil breakdown from personal experience. Back in the mid 90s I used to work for a asphalt sealing, and patching company maintaining all their equipment, and trucks.

The...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-28-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,313
Posted By Sirrotica
Here is a synopsis of what synthetic lubricants...

Here is a synopsis of what synthetic lubricants can start out as, it can come from many sources, crude, natural gas, etc.
...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-28-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,313
Posted By Sirrotica
The reason natural gas is used is simply it's...

The reason natural gas is used is simply it's cleaner when extracted from the ground, it doesn't already have soil mixed in when it's extracted as crude oil does.
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-28-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,313
Posted By Sirrotica
There is such a thing as too much ZDDP in oil, I...

There is such a thing as too much ZDDP in oil, I would consult with the manufacturer to see what their recommendation are for your application with flat tappet cams.
Forum: Members Helping Members 07-25-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By Sirrotica
I built 4 tall stands (range is 24-48 inches) out...

I built 4 tall stands (range is 24-48 inches) out of 2 sizes of schedule 40 pipe (1 1/2, and 2 inch) 4 steel 14 inch rims, then used 3 pieces of 5/8 inch rebar to go from the outside edge of the rim...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-23-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,714
Posted By Sirrotica
I've used a twin post Weaver, a center post...

I've used a twin post Weaver, a center post inground X head configuration, a symmetrical above ground, a grease pit, and an asymmetrical above ground. By far the asymmetrical above ground is the best...
Forum: National Events 07-20-2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,471
Posted By Sirrotica
Here is the listing from SD website for Pontiac...

Here is the listing from SD website for Pontiac vendors for 2021:

Ames Performance Engineering
GTOAA Club Display
Poncho Perfection
Butler Performance
Mobile Insurance - Hagerty
J & G...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-18-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,881
Posted By Sirrotica
Thumbs up Update!!!

We closed 5 days after the estate auction on June 17th, so the closing was on June 21st. The family of the widow were slow to get started on cleaning out the hoard. It was worse than anyone estimated...
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 07-17-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,162
Posted By Sirrotica
Usually dieseling is caused by the curb idle...

Usually dieseling is caused by the curb idle speed being too high. If possible slow your curb idle down more.

One other thing that causes dieseling is red hot carbon deposits in the combustion...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-16-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Sirrotica
The ring gear can absolutely be installed...

The ring gear can absolutely be installed backwards on a manual flywheel if it were changed sometime during the life of the car before the OP bought it. And yes the bevel should face the front of the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-15-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,714
Posted By Sirrotica
I'm currently doing it lying under the cars in a...

I'm currently doing it lying under the cars in a 2 car attached garage, but that's about to change with the purchase of the new home. Along with the addition of a garage and a pole building, the new...
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-27-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,529
Posted By Sirrotica
If you look at the sound track of American...

If you look at the sound track of American Graffiti they used late 50s and early 60s music, stuff that would be played on radio rock stations at the time frame (1962). George Lucas was very...
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-23-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,680
Posted By Sirrotica
Keith, I pulled a stock car and trailer back from...

Keith, I pulled a stock car and trailer back from the racetrack (about 10 miles) after a friend of mine was involved in a wreck. He broke a couple of ribs and was taken to the hospital. That was with...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 06-11-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By Sirrotica
You're making a lot of hard work for yourself...

You're making a lot of hard work for yourself unnecessarily. Put a 3/8 inch turnbuckle between the left/drivers side, cylinder head and the frame rail and you can set the preload to anywhere you want...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 06-11-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,996
Posted By Sirrotica
The 8.8 bypass voltage during cranking is too...

The 8.8 bypass voltage during cranking is too low, and then it momentarily jumps to 12 as you move the key. It indicates that the ignition switch is high resistance in the set of contacts the bypass...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 05-26-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By Sirrotica
FWIW, the ratio is .6 to one, so 1/2 inch at the...

FWIW, the ratio is .6 to one, so 1/2 inch at the spring is 1.2 inches at the wheel, just in case you want the correct exact ratio to figure spacer to wheel gain. I can't remember where I saw that in...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 05-26-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,493
Posted By Sirrotica
I agree fully with this statement, I've put...

I agree fully with this statement, I've put together engines that were a couple thousandths more piston clearance than the manufacturer called for with no negative results at all.

These were on...
Forum: THE LOBBY 05-26-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,434
Posted By Sirrotica
Prayers sent for successful surgery, and healing...

Prayers sent for successful surgery, and healing after the procedure. Also I'll send prayers to the family of Tom, for strength during the procedure and recovery.

I had a neighbor that had the...
Forum: THE LOBBY 05-14-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,881
Posted By Sirrotica
50 inch zero turn Ariens, 21 HP Kawasaki powered....

50 inch zero turn Ariens, 21 HP Kawasaki powered. I bought that 2 years ago in anticipation of owning a larger piece of property.
Forum: THE LOBBY 05-13-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,881
Posted By Sirrotica
I didn't get the log cabin I wanted, but I did get another home

Some of you may remember I asked about log homes back a few months ago. Because of covid, and lumber prices, and supply, we decided that the log home just wasn't in the cards. So we started looking...
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