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Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 10-02-2022, 11:35 AM
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Man, you guys get things done fast!

Man, you guys get things done fast!
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 09-29-2022, 11:01 AM
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Posted By north
Differential install kits

I need to go through the diff on one of my 69 Fullsize cars and I'm having trouble finding an install kit for those diffs (gasket, pinion seal, crush sleeve, pinion nut etc.

Anyone have a source...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-28-2022, 03:32 PM
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Posted By north
How about this clip at AMK? ...

How about this clip at AMK?
https://www.amkproducts.com/bulk-fasteners-products/?Product_ID=10710

Same idea but no idea if the distance from stud to retention lip is good.
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-28-2022, 03:16 PM
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Posted By north
You could also use several layers of two sided...

You could also use several layers of two sided tape to hold a metal plate that in turn would be spaced enough to act as the clip.

Another option, one I used way way back to fix the same problem is...
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 09-28-2022, 03:10 PM
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Posted By north
I have one of each, took me a while. Probably...

I have one of each, took me a while. Probably because I'm not a big fan of flashy cars like that. Got the TA in 2017 and the Judge in 2019

The Judge is an 11,000 mile original that was drag...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-28-2022, 09:15 AM
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Posted By north
This is the screw in stud I was thinking of… ...

This is the screw in stud I was thinking of…
...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-27-2022, 08:17 PM
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Posted By north
By the way, some cars used Phillips wheel opening...

By the way, some cars used Phillips wheel opening molding screws on the bottom and others used small hex head screws.
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-27-2022, 08:15 PM
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Posted By north
The oval holes were punched and the studs were...

The oval holes were punched and the studs were welded before the car was painted. But in either style the clips were added after the body was painted.

A solution if you can’t get the clips is to...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-27-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By north
Here are some pics. These are original hardware...

Here are some pics. These are original hardware (car was original paint when I bought it. Clips slide on from above. They are metal but there is a see through plastic spacer in back (part of the...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-27-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By north
The clips you refer to are the same for 68 and...

The clips you refer to are the same for 68 and early 69. They work with the spot welded pins (like used for windshield moldings). The part number for those clips is 7775814.

I’ll see if I can...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-27-2022, 05:26 PM
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Posted By north
A few thoughts on the rocker moldings and the...

A few thoughts on the rocker moldings and the rear extension moldings aft of the rear wheel.

1… the rear extensions were cut on hardtops in February but were continued (in some plants at least) to...
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 09-27-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By north
Here are the long overdue pics of the convertible...

Here are the long overdue pics of the convertible deluxe front shoulder belts.

In order the pics are: 1...male strap tag near the tongue, 2...male strap at mounting point on floor at driveline...
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 09-27-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,356
Posted By north
One thing I didn't mention about the new car is...

One thing I didn't mention about the new car is the interesting induction sound. Like my Sprint the exhaust note it is clearly not V8, however the Sprint induction sound is similar (on a smaller...
Forum: OHC-6 TECH 09-27-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By north
Jeff, that picture and dimensions are just...

Jeff, that picture and dimensions are just sickeningly too neat and clear! You obviously have neat privilege and therefore you should apologize humbly to us oppressed and victimized messy types...
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 09-27-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,356
Posted By north
Camerjeff, thanks for the kind words and I’ll...

Camerjeff, thanks for the kind words and I’ll take you up on your offer. You are correct about the upper cover (and the one behind it), I have the original but the upper cover had a really messy...
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 09-26-2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By north
Here are my Bonnie’s 1… ragtop is a fully...

Here are my Bonnie’s

1… ragtop is a fully optioned Expresso Brown Brougham which included leather seats. Repainted but a nice rust free car with a 428-390

2…4 door hardtop is also a Expresso...
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 09-26-2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,356
Posted By north
Here is my salesman pitch to a potential buyer in...

Here is my salesman pitch to a potential buyer in 69 who couldn’t afford to swing with the big bore cats,

“son, this is the highest power standard six sold in America and it is so modern it...
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 09-26-2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By north
The “beak” is the biggest headache with the big...

The “beak” is the biggest headache with the big 69 Pontiac cars. The originals are made of the same plastic used in the early 70’s spacers between the bumper and body on many GM’s. It dried to hard...
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 09-26-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By north
By the way, almost every one of the big car...

By the way, almost every one of the big car ragtops had a potential issue with the wire to that switch; the factory routed them down to the floor and the bottom edge of the steel rear armrest...
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 09-26-2022, 08:50 PM
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Posted By north
Pretty nifty Firebird, original paint is a huge...

Pretty nifty Firebird, original paint is a huge plus but I think the seat covers etc look like this shapeless pui covers.
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 09-26-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By north
The switch, which was used on all fullsized...

The switch, which was used on all fullsized Pontiac convertibles of the era, would turn on the courtesy lights which included the two rear armrest lights and the dash mounted front courtesy light. ...
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 09-26-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,356
Posted By north
For tires I went with the original sized E70 bias...

For tires I went with the original sized E70 bias belted units from Coker. It is quite noticeable the difference compared to my Sprint which has it's original 14x7" rims (all 69 Firebirds except the...
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 09-26-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,356
Posted By north
a few more

a few more
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 09-26-2022, 02:47 PM
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Views: 2,356
Posted By north
Some pics

Some pics
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 09-26-2022, 02:43 PM
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Views: 2,356
Posted By north
For those V8'ers of you who haven't followed up...

For those V8'ers of you who haven't followed up on the progress of this car over on the OHC section here is an update:

Got the car and was a bit disappointed, nothing terrible but the car wasn't...
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