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Forum: All Other Pontiacs FOR SALE 05-04-2021, 08:41 PM
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Posted By 1980 TA
If someone is interested, PM with offers. I'd...

If someone is interested, PM with offers. I'd really like to see it go to someone that appreciates Pontiacs.
Forum: All Other Pontiacs FOR SALE 04-28-2021, 09:12 PM
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Views: 935
Posted By 1980 TA
Here are some better pics.

Here are some better pics.
Forum: All Other Pontiacs FOR SALE 04-24-2021, 07:20 PM
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Views: 935
Posted By 1980 TA
1994 Firehawk for sale

Looking to sell my 1994 Firehawk. Car #309. 45,XXX miles. The only modifications I am aware of are a strut tower brace and subframe connectors, both of which can be unbolted. Car still has the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-17-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,467
Posted By 1980 TA
Will these lifters clear the factory valley pan?

Will these lifters clear the factory valley pan?
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-27-2020, 09:22 PM
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Views: 1,187
Posted By 1980 TA
After having time to look through everything and...

After having time to look through everything and start cleaning parts, I found some obvious damage. One of the cam lobes was almost round and the #3 cylinder Intake lifter was severely concave on...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-15-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By 1980 TA
Be glad to post pics of the crank. I did not see...

Be glad to post pics of the crank. I did not see anything during tear down that looked bad on the rod journals as far as scratches or hot spots. The rod journals looked very uniform.

Keep in...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-14-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By 1980 TA
The motor is not original. It was a combination...

The motor is not original. It was a combination put together by an engine builder.

Here's some pics of the bearings.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-13-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By 1980 TA
It is an original 455 block. I'll look for a...

It is an original 455 block. I'll look for a date code the next time I'm in the shop.

The heads are 6x-8.

I was running though the gears this summer and at the top of 3rd gear the oil pressure...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-12-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By 1980 TA
455 rebuild

I pulled my 455 due to a knock and a lot of oil leaks. I have everything disassembled and ready to post pics to get some help in diagnosing the problems. What is the easiest to use site for posting...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 10-23-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By 1980 TA
Missouri Machine Shop

I hope to be pulling my 455 in the next couple of weekends to see what is rattling internally.

Two machine shops that are within 90 minutes of drive time to me that look promising are Precision...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 10-05-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,767
Posted By 1980 TA
I'm running a 455 with Rhodes lifters and the 041...

I'm running a 455 with Rhodes lifters and the 041 cam topped with a FITECH. It idles at 800 rpm with 15-16 inches of vacuum. It idles smoother than my 6.1 Hemi in my 2007 charger. My wife drives...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 10-05-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By 1980 TA
Thanks. I looked at my wiring diagram and there...

Thanks. I looked at my wiring diagram and there is no wire to use as a switch in my harness.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 10-05-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By 1980 TA
Is the AC control a new feature in the FITECH or...

Is the AC control a new feature in the FITECH or did I miss something on my install? I'd love to be able to bump the rpms a bit when the AC is on.
Forum: Heating & Cooling TECH 03-28-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,346
Posted By 1980 TA
I'm leaning towards the pro6ten due to the easy...

I'm leaning towards the pro6ten due to the easy swap. I haven't been able to find any comparisons between it and the I'm assuming sanden compressors. If the sanden was noticeably better in...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-28-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By 1980 TA
The latest thing I am trying is a 1/4 inch open...

The latest thing I am trying is a 1/4 inch open spacer between the intake and the super sucker. I'm seeing what that might change if anything. That is the extent of my hood clearance, although the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-27-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By 1980 TA
I checked mileage on the last tank of gas. With...

I checked mileage on the last tank of gas. With the super sucker spacer, I got 15.2 mpg for a mix of highway and city. The tank also included a run through 1,2,3 gear, a 3rd gear pull to 5500 and a...
Forum: Heating & Cooling TECH 03-27-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,346
Posted By 1980 TA
Original Air rotary compressor, Pro6Ten, or s6

The AC compressor in my 1980 Trans Am (all 1979 parts on the ac) is leaking at the front seal. The ac has been converted to R134 and works really well.

I'm wanting to replace the compressor with...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-21-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By 1980 TA
I tried a super sucker 1 inch spacer today. The...

I tried a super sucker 1 inch spacer today. The system took a bit to relearn its map as it was a rich from the beginning. MAP readings where lower and the system was operating in a lower range on...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-08-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By 1980 TA
Got some time to put in some miles today. Good...

Got some time to put in some miles today. Good even mix of city and highway. Mileage was 15.8 MPG. The car was pretty consistent at 11-12 for the same mix of city and highway before the spacer...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-08-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By 1980 TA
Do you think the fuel injection is responding...

Do you think the fuel injection is responding differently than a carb? It seems like conventional wisdom is that the TBI unit should behave like a carb.

From reading the Pontiac engine building...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-07-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By 1980 TA
Just a simple open spacer. I'm not familiar with...

Just a simple open spacer. I'm not familiar with the super sucker. Given the name, it would make me think it might work better than a simple open spacer. Tell me more about the super sucker and I...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-07-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By 1980 TA
Swapped in the 1 inch spacer today. I was...

Swapped in the 1 inch spacer today. I was impressed.

It started out extremely rich and rough. AFR trim was 20 to 30% and the system was not happy. Once the motor hit 160 it started smoothing...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-01-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By 1980 TA
FITECH and different carb spacers

I thought I'd share the results of switching carb spacers with my FITECH.

The original combo is a 455 with 6x8 heads, performer intake, 041 cam with Rhodes lifters. FITECH running the timing...
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-01-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By 1980 TA
I was under the hood today and the electrical...

I was under the hood today and the electrical connections are not weatherpak. Not sure what type they are.

I did look in the instructions and it said to lengthen any circuits to solder the splice...
Forum: Electrical Tech 02-25-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By 1980 TA
FITECH Wiring

I'd like to clean up the wiring on my FITECH set up. Several of the wires are pretty excessive in length. My assumption is that the fuel injection system needs the cleanest electrical signals...
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