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Forum: OHC-6 TECH 01-08-2022, 02:49 AM
Replies: 111
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Nice! Curious to see how your Saginaw 4 speed...

Nice! Curious to see how your Saginaw 4 speed turns out. Mine island fine now but took about five tries to get it right. They have a tendency to grind when downshifting from 3 to 2. If you look...
Forum: 69-71 Judges only TECH 01-02-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By north
I can attest to this, every month I forget to...

I can attest to this, every month I forget to send an alimony check I get to see a judge.
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 12-31-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By north
Looking more carefully I think it’s just a black...

Looking more carefully I think it’s just a black rattle can detailing of the engine bay.
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 12-31-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By north
Brake master and booster indicates drum brakes. ...

Brake master and booster indicates drum brakes. AC looks like an after market (non AC heater box) but with a factory compressor setup. Is it my eyes or is the fender jam near the passenger hood...
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 12-31-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By north
I wonder why the Ventura trim option was dropped...

I wonder why the Ventura trim option was dropped on convertibles in 69? Much nicer interior than the regular Catalina guts.
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 12-31-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By north
https://www.ebay.com/itm/284589013257 Here...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284589013257

Here is a much more interesting car than mine…

68 Ventura ragtop, 428 (doesn’t say which one) and a 4 speed. A 2+2 other than by name. Apart from a 69...
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 12-30-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By north
Those nosepieces came in three varieties from the...

Those nosepieces came in three varieties from the factory. The first two crumble but they brought out a third version (you can tell them apart with the hood open, the lips were all different) must...
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 12-30-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By north
Thanks guys, funny thing is I like them on my...

Thanks guys, funny thing is I like them on my Bonnevilles. Maybe it’s the wide ribbed rocker moldings front to back that create a unbroken line or the extra 6” of length in the quarters.

But on...
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 12-30-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By north
I think I need the old car equivalent of AA, that...

I think I need the old car equivalent of AA, that was me who bought it. I had no intention of bidding but the car was so virgin and one owner loved and indoor stored for 53 1/2 years. how many 69...
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 12-27-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By north
Here is a pic, this one is 30 amps, GM documents...

Here is a pic, this one is 30 amps, GM documents are weirdly scarce on details of what amps they should be. My best guess from seeing lots of cars with them over the years is convertible with seats...
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 12-27-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By north
What probably happened is at some point the...

What probably happened is at some point the shorting bar melted from a bad pump motor or a crossed connection. I’ve never been able to find them in any original parts catalog. But as I mentioned...
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 12-27-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By north
Hi Ron, that should not be a fuse. All 69 power...

Hi Ron, that should not be a fuse. All 69 power top equipped convertibles that did not also have power seat and or power windows used what they called a shorting bar which was basically a solid...
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 12-27-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By north
Catalina and Executive shared the same standard...

Catalina and Executive shared the same standard engine, 290 horse 400 2bbl, premium fuel with a 265 horse regular fuel version optional at no extra charge. To put it in perspective this engine was...
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 12-27-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By north
Executive versus Catalina basically gets you...

Executive versus Catalina basically gets you three extra elements…

1… Executive comes on a longer wheelbase and body, 3” more wheelbase and 3” more rear overhang for a total of 6” longer car. All...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 12-25-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By north
Do you have the shop manual?

Do you have the shop manual?
Forum: OHC-6 TECH 12-23-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By north
Thanks, I figured it was something like that.

Thanks, I figured it was something like that.
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 12-23-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,076
Posted By north
Maxxis is the name of the company. Korean...

Maxxis is the name of the company. Korean company I believe. They make all kinds of tires but these tires are now considered specialty tires so limited distribution. Coker carries them
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 12-23-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By north
Some end play is normal (and required) but sounds...

Some end play is normal (and required) but sounds like you may have too much, I'd have a look at the bearing race in the bowl and the screws that hold the bowl together. The bearing races can loose...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 12-23-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By north
I just looked at my Judge, they are there but...

I just looked at my Judge, they are there but were just forward of the picture I posted.
Forum: OHC-6 TECH 12-23-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By north
Jeff, Looking at those pictures I see you...

Jeff,

Looking at those pictures I see you have some kind of spring steel keepers on the followers, neither of my engines has them and no sign of it in the shop manual, was that something that was...
Forum: OHC-6 TECH 12-23-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,068
Posted By north
My new OHC (1 bbl, 2 speed auto) has it's...

My new OHC (1 bbl, 2 speed auto) has it's original with that little bracket. I wonder if you could tap a whole in another starter body to install that bracket on changed out starters? I was...
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 12-23-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,076
Posted By north
My new Catalina I bought early this year has a...

My new Catalina I bought early this year has a really old set of Michelins, great tires but they are so old they are hard. No cracking because they got no sunlight and almost no miles but at 32 psi...
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 12-22-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,076
Posted By north
I typo'd about my tires they are 235/75/15 (not...

I typo'd about my tires they are 235/75/15 (not 70). The maxxis tires have a about 13/16 " white while the Hankook is about 11/16" which is closer to the factory size white on big cars in 69 of 1/2...
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 12-22-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By north
Are you referring to the rod that has the pull...

Are you referring to the rod that has the pull grip on the end of it? If so I'm not aware of anyone selling just that. Bear in mind if you decide to make one out of wire stock that most of that...
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH 12-21-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By north
This car would have pulled high single digits a...

This car would have pulled high single digits a few years ago, wonder what it’s worth now. I guess we will find out.
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