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Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-22-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Sirrotica
Ed, here's a link to amazon harness and an OEM...

Ed, here's a link to amazon harness and an OEM style GM PRND321 switch, this is how GM put a switch on the drives side selector shaft.

There are wiring schematics online that should get you the...
Forum: 77-81 Firebird & Trans Am TECH 09-19-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 376
Posted By Sirrotica
You alluded to new head gaskets, I'm curious why...

You alluded to new head gaskets, I'm curious why the head gaskets were changed earlier?

If there was compression gases getting into the cooling system it's possible that it wasn't head gaskets,...
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: Pontiac - Street 09-16-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Sirrotica
I had a friend that owned a 1960 Catalina 2 door...

I had a friend that owned a 1960 Catalina 2 door sedan, 3 speed stick, with the E engine in 1970. This was easily identifiable by removing the air cleaner and noticing the 2 bbl carb was the small...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-15-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 651
Posted By Sirrotica
My current workout, I bought a 120 YO farmhouse...

My current workout, I bought a 120 YO farmhouse with 4 acres of lawn. Repairing all the neglected things, plus trying to update other things, that keeps me busy and tired, and I dropped 10 lbs since...
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: YOUR BEST PONTIAC STORIES 09-11-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Sirrotica
On my dirt track cars, pulling engine, swap...

On my dirt track cars, pulling engine, swap heads, and cam to another shortblock and reinstalling in chassis on raceday about 6 hours. That's with a lift, and a chainfall and some pretty good...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-11-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,220
Posted By Sirrotica
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Anyone that works on cars frequently, or as their profession usually leaves the transmission in the car when doing engine service that requires...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-05-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Sirrotica
Likewise with most of the dirt tracks my wife,...

Likewise with most of the dirt tracks my wife, and I frequent. Prayers start the night asking for a safe event for all of the participants, and a safe journey home for the fans after the event. Then...
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: THE LOBBY 09-04-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,068
Posted By Sirrotica
Yes, I'm fully aware of the fact after twisting...

Yes, I'm fully aware of the fact after twisting wrenches for 50 years as my profession. I've had my own garage and gas station, but of course it was leased from the oil company. It had a Weaver twin...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-03-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,068
Posted By Sirrotica
Your mind says "I need to do this", and you did...

Your mind says "I need to do this", and you did it easily just 5-10 years ago. The body is the hold back that says, "you're now nearly 70, get a young person that hasn't found about about old age yet...
Forum: 61-66 Big Pontiac TECH 09-02-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Sirrotica
My father, (mechanic most of his adult life)...

My father, (mechanic most of his adult life) called them pilot bolts, made just as has been described, with all thread, or cutting the heads off long bolts. On a Muncie with the aluminum case they...
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 08-29-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,567
Posted By Sirrotica
Not surprising at all. They make copies of...

Not surprising at all. They make copies of replacement carbs for small engines such as Honda, for under $20 in most cases, it doesn't surprise me that they have started making the rare high priced Q...
Forum: THE LOBBY 08-24-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,966
Posted By Sirrotica
I agree, there seems to have been a rash of...

I agree, there seems to have been a rash of people from this forum passing, as well as people in their families.

When my wife and I used to sell T shirts during Norwalk Jerry would usually show up...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-23-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,248
Posted By Sirrotica
No, the timing gears oil from the relief cut in...

No, the timing gears oil from the relief cut in the thrust plate, and a drain back hole in the front of the block.

The modification for the distributor gears is a hot rodders trick to supposedly...
Forum: 61-77 GTO, Tempest & LeMans Parts WANTED 08-22-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Sirrotica
Looks like 2 brand new members with no posts have...

Looks like 2 brand new members with no posts have just what you want........Hmmmmmmmmmm.....:noidea:
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-22-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,228
Posted By Sirrotica
The WS6 T/A's came with I believe nylon bushings...

The WS6 T/A's came with I believe nylon bushings on the links, I've worked on a bunch of them, and also substituted them for rubber bushings as an upgrade. I've never had one squeak in my experience....
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-22-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,248
Posted By Sirrotica
FWIW, I own 2 chevy trucks with the 6.5 turbo...

FWIW, I own 2 chevy trucks with the 6.5 turbo diesels in them. When you change water pumps the timing chain is exposed in them, and you can clearly see what condition it's in during the operation. I...
Forum: THE LOBBY 08-22-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By Sirrotica
I've owned probably 75% 0f the same cars your dad...

I've owned probably 75% 0f the same cars your dad has, but over 50 years, never all at the same time.......LOL. As my signature says, 100% Pontiacs in my driveway, the exception is my trucks aren't...
Forum: THE LOBBY 08-20-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,071
Posted By Sirrotica
I lost my mother in November of 2020, fortunately...

I lost my mother in November of 2020, fortunately I was able to be in the hospital, and Hospice with her. Let them know you care about them by all means, no one is on this earth forever.

You...
Forum: 77-81 Firebird & Trans Am TECH 08-20-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Sirrotica
To add to the above information, no washers on...

To add to the above information, no washers on the bolts. Number 2 hardness should be plenty sufficient, although I think GM used 5 hardness, which is overkill. The bolts only need to pull the gasket...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-20-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,228
Posted By Sirrotica
To locate the noise I would suggest the tried and...

To locate the noise I would suggest the tried and true way I've done it for decades. Put the car up on ramps, and have someone else bounce the car and put you hand on the rubber bushings, you should...
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