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Forum: Pontiac - Street Today, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Sirrotica
Throwing parts at a problem is pretty expensive,...

Throwing parts at a problem is pretty expensive, plus the quality of new parts made of chinesium is questionable.

I trouble shoot problems before I spend money, and buy, and change parts...
Forum: THE LOBBY Today, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 785
Posted By Sirrotica
One time in the middle of a very cold winter here...

One time in the middle of a very cold winter here in Ohio we were preparing to drive to NC, and I just didn't feel like lying on the ground outside, and changing oil in my wife's Vibe before we left....
Forum: Heating & Cooling TECH 05-24-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,390
Posted By Sirrotica
There is another reason to spin the water pump at...

There is another reason to spin the water pump at a higher speed, it increases pressure in the cooling system to help eliminate steam pockets in the cylinder heads.

As far as water traveling too...
Forum: 66-67 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 05-24-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By Sirrotica
Blocked years ago, not...

Blocked years ago, not listening..........:rolleyes:
:lalala:
Forum: 66-67 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 05-24-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By Sirrotica
The truth is it doesn't make any difference what...

The truth is it doesn't make any difference what order you bleed brakes, after over 50 years doing it as a profession I bleed wherever I'm working at first.

I also bleed them with gravity,...
Forum: Heating & Cooling TECH 05-21-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,390
Posted By Sirrotica
Agree that most everything I read is aftermarket...

Agree that most everything I read is aftermarket hype, that is pretty well known to not apply to most situations of members on this board.

We really don't need a recap of every Pontiac article...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-21-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Sirrotica
Cliff, I know you probably posted it previously,...

Cliff, I know you probably posted it previously, but have you tested the Holley SD, Torker II or a Victor against the factory iron intakes? Just curious if any of them are an advantage on a street...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-20-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Sirrotica
Almost any time I've put on an edelbrock intake,...

Almost any time I've put on an edelbrock intake, the OEM brackets to work on a Pontiac it required, cut, fit, and weld the old bracket to make it work. I've also found that edelbrocks brackets aren't...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-19-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 698
Posted By Sirrotica
I don't know if you've looked into a ford 9 inch...

I don't know if you've looked into a ford 9 inch or not? This would give you enough strength, and have a drop out center section so changing ratios is done in under an hour. The bare housings aren't...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-19-2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 698
Posted By Sirrotica
You could put a T 350 convertor in and gain a few...

You could put a T 350 convertor in and gain a few hundred RPM stall with it. I used a 350 convertor in my 73 T/A with a 455, and a 3.08 gear, it worked well on the street, and autocross. The stock T...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-18-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,338
Posted By Sirrotica
As has already been said, very few electric fans...

As has already been said, very few electric fans will move the amount of air required to cool a Pontiac Stratostreak. Having run them on a dirt track it is paramount to move enough air to keep them...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-18-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,437
Posted By Sirrotica
X2, I will keep him in prayer.

X2, I will keep him in prayer.
Forum: THE LOBBY 05-17-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 555
Posted By Sirrotica
I had mine removed about 10-12 years ago,...

I had mine removed about 10-12 years ago, recovery was pretty fast for me. I had a little minor trouble at the incision points, that required an office follow up.

Hope yours goes as well as mine...
Forum: THE LOBBY 05-17-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,212
Posted By Sirrotica
If I was at a car show, and there was a concours...

If I was at a car show, and there was a concours restoration sitting next to a race car, same color, model, and year, I'm going to look at the race car first.

I worked on the cars when they were...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-17-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By Sirrotica
Unless you drained the block, (which you didn't)...

Unless you drained the block, (which you didn't) there's about a gallon still in there. The block is drained by removing the 2 pipe plugs on either side just above the oil pan rail. Usually a hex...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-15-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By Sirrotica
Correct, my memory failed me, at my age it...

Correct, my memory failed me, at my age it happens.
Forum: 69-77 Grand Prix TECH 05-15-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Sirrotica
It has to be from a car that came with a...

It has to be from a car that came with a catalytic convertor on if from the factory, they switched from 2 bolt flanges to 3 bolt flanges in 1975. There are only rear exit manifolds after 75.

...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-15-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By Sirrotica
The 326 still have a 3.75 stroke so they have a...

The 326 still have a 3.75 stroke so they have a long stroke for low end. Being oversquare, they're like a 455 scaled down.

I had a 67 HO Firebird that came with a 067 cam and I put a tripower...
Forum: 77-81 Firebird & Trans Am TECH 05-13-2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By Sirrotica
If it has a serial number it has to be legal to...

If it has a serial number it has to be legal to drive on the road. Mule cars normally didn't have serial numbers, or titled, and were destroyed by the manufacturers upon the end of their usefulness,...
Forum: 77-81 Firebird & Trans Am TECH 05-13-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By Sirrotica
What would the PHS say? That it never was...

What would the PHS say?

That it never was built with a 455 from the factory would be my guess.......:D

OR.....That it was an extra 76 455 car converted to a 77 for the movie, SATB???...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 05-11-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Sirrotica
Check this post out for no engine braking in...

Check this post out for no engine braking in second gear on a recently rebuilt transmission:

https://www.dieselplace.com/threads/94y-gmc-suburban-4l80e-2nd-gear-no-engine-brake.986067/
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-07-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 104,307
Posted By Sirrotica
One of the best solvents for carbon is water. ...

One of the best solvents for carbon is water.

You're never going to keep them clean though, exhaust is a by product of combustion, you ever look into a chimney, and see one that's clean? Even a...
Forum: THE LOBBY 05-07-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By Sirrotica
When you have a service facility, there is...

When you have a service facility, there is insurance called "garage keepers liability insurance", it would come into effect while the car was at the service facility, and during test drives, etc.
...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-07-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,437
Posted By Sirrotica
Prayers sent for Don and his family.

Prayers sent for Don and his family.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-06-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sirrotica
Not factory for sure, been a long time since I...

Not factory for sure, been a long time since I removed an engine and left the trans in a first gen, but I never ran into anything that I couldn't get out with conventional tools.

That looks like a...
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