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Forum: Pontiac - Race 04-10-2015, 12:01 PM
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Posted By mels80ga
Thanks for the info.Was wondering if anyone had...

Thanks for the info.Was wondering if anyone had bolted a set on and went to the track for some real testing .
Forum: Pontiac - Race 04-10-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By mels80ga
Edelbrock D ports

Does anyone have any real world experience with these heads right out of the box?
Forum: Pontiac - Race 04-03-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 48
Posted By mels80ga
60509 E Head

I am looking to upgrade to a set of E Heads. Has anyone ever bought these bare heads and used their existing parts on them. I would have to have the seats ground and get the exhaust sized to fit my...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 04-09-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,375
Posted By mels80ga
That is awesome! Congrats on a job well done....

That is awesome! Congrats on a job well done. Look forward to seeing the track numbers.
Forum: Pontiac - Race 03-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By mels80ga
Thanks for the nice comments. The car is a 1980...

Thanks for the nice comments. The car is a 1980 Grand Am, not sure on the wt. I haven't wieghed it in years, probably 3400 and change. The engine is a 467 with #62 heads. The cam is a Crower solid,...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 03-16-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By mels80ga
New Best

I finally got the suspension working with the 4.56 gear. I had a new best 60' @1.55 and a best ET @7.15, MPH was a little over 95. It was fun again to be able to dial the car in and go rounds....
Forum: Pontiac - Street 10-16-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,335
Posted By mels80ga
I see that you replaced the trans already, but...

I see that you replaced the trans already, but was it used? I had a terrible vibration in my car and after suggestions from ppl on this forum, including Cliff, I replaced the pilot shaft bushing in...
Forum: 93-02 Race Tech 10-16-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 23,206
Posted By mels80ga
Launch RPM

I just bought an 02 WS6. The car put down 454rwhp and 419rwtq on the dyno at Vengeance Racing. I have a 1980 Grand Am that I bracket race,but have never launched a stick car. Just wondering if anyone...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 10-15-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By mels80ga
Thanks. I think I get the general idea. If I can...

Thanks. I think I get the general idea. If I can move the instant center closer to the rearend, the tires should plant harder with more rear end seperation from the body. Am I correct? Again thanks.
Forum: Pontiac - Race 10-15-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By mels80ga
The car is a 1980 Grand Am (G Body) Ford 9" with...

The car is a 1980 Grand Am (G Body) Ford 9" with stock suspension bolt ons. Trans is TH350. Thanks for your help. I am really trying to learn all I can on tuning my suspension.
Forum: Pontiac - Race 10-15-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By mels80ga
Thanks. Can you describe how to find the ideal...

Thanks. Can you describe how to find the ideal IC? I am sure it changed when I went from the 10 bolt to the 9" rear.
Forum: Pontiac - Race 10-15-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By mels80ga
These are the ones from Quick Performance for the...

These are the ones from Quick Performance for the 9". They have several adjustment holes. I have not installed them yet. I have been having tration problems with the 4.56 gear. I have installed...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 10-14-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By mels80ga
LCA Relocation Brackets

Has anyone used these, and if so did they improve traction?
Forum: Pontiac - Race 10-14-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By mels80ga
Vibration is gone.....Thanks to all

I had posted a while back about a vibration I had at the end of the run. Well I finally got the car out after fresh bottom end and new gaskets. I want to thank everyone who gave advice. Cliff and...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 09-25-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By mels80ga
Thanks for the responses. I will try and post...

Thanks for the responses. I will try and post some pics later. I forgot to mention that an extra 350 trans with the 406 engine that was running consistent 7.70's when pulled and the original 301...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 09-24-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By mels80ga
C'mon guys. Doesn't anyone have an idea of what...

C'mon guys. Doesn't anyone have an idea of what the value of a car like this is? Nothing too detail minded, just a guesstimate. I ask because I never sell anything. I usually keep stuff forever. I am...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 09-24-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By mels80ga
Estimate on selling price

Good morning to all. I am thinking of selling my street/bracket car and I was wanting opinions on the car's approximate value. Although I know selling boils down to seller's motivation and buyers...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 04-19-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By mels80ga
That sounds exactly like mine, although it...

That sounds exactly like mine, although it happens at higher speeds, it too stops as soon as I let off the throttle. Thanks for all the replies. At least now I have some insight from ppl who know...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 04-18-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By mels80ga
Yes th350, new tires (different set from last...

Yes th350, new tires (different set from last time out) driveshaft was balanced with new u joints. Pinion angle is at -4 when checked at pinion, last rear was set up at -5. It is weird, I have never...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 04-18-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By mels80ga
Yes, I took the driveshaft and had it shortened....

Yes, I took the driveshaft and had it shortened. They were supposed to shorten it 1.5 inches, but I think someone dropped the ball. It was balanced and has new U Joints. The only thing I replaced was...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 04-18-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By mels80ga
Question for Cliff and other transmission experts

I will start at the beginning of the problem so you will have all the info I have. At the end of the 2010 season my rearend let go. It came loose at the end of an 1/8th mile run at 95 MPH. During the...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 03-03-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By mels80ga
Control arms

I asked this in the suspension section also. I was wanting to know if A Body rear upper control arms will work on a G Body.
Forum: Suspension TECH 03-03-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By mels80ga
Control arms

Will A Body rear upper control arms work on a G Body?
Forum: Pontiac - Race 08-13-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By mels80ga
I was running 62's with a clean up on the runners...

I was running 62's with a clean up on the runners and gasket match to the Fel Pro 1233 intake gasket, Performer RPM intake and a 750 Holley double pump carb.
Forum: Pontiac - Race 08-12-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By mels80ga
Thanks for the tips guys, I've been in Germany...

Thanks for the tips guys, I've been in Germany since Feb. 27 and I am going home on Aug. 29. My motor is apart for a freshen up. I ran the cheap Fel Pro gaskets the first 100 passes. I took the motor...
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