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Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-11-2021, 06:30 AM
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Posted By racerboy
Best cast iron heads for 428 street build

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Hereís a photo instead
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-11-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/81621/10002/-1 ...

https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/81621/10002/-1

Meant to post link


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Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-11-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
Thx Steve The Jegs kit comes with an 11Ē wheel....

Thx Steve
The Jegs kit comes with an 11Ē wheel. If I can put the kit together for less, Iím happy to buy it piece by piece, but just wanted to point out that this kit already has the bigger degree...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-10-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
Ok thanks. Iíve never degreed a cam before. ...

Ok thanks. Iíve never degreed a cam before. Iíve been watching some YouTube videos. With regards to a kit, I see that Jegs and Summit sell one for about $90 and the Comp-Cams one is almost $180! ...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 05-09-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,408
Posted By racerboy
Iím still torn between the less expensive BFGs...

Iím still torn between the less expensive BFGs (or M/Ts) or just springing for a set of Firestone Wide Oval radials. Of course, if I went the Firestone route, wouldnít it make sense to just swap out...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 05-09-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,408
Posted By racerboy
That would be interesting , considering that Iím...

That would be interesting , considering that Iím guessing that less that 10% of these cars are used Ďall seasoní.


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Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 05-08-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,408
Posted By racerboy
Appreciate all the feedback and photos! ...

Appreciate all the feedback and photos!


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Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 05-07-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,408
Posted By racerboy
Thanks Bruce. If I stay with the stock F60 size...

Thanks Bruce. If I stay with the stock F60 size (not sure what that translates to in modern sizes) is there really no difference between the BFG and Firestones?

Is the G60 wider than the F60? I...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 05-07-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,408
Posted By racerboy
Tire size/brand questions

I picked up a set a clean set of 15x7 Rally II wheels for my '70 TA. I was looking to get a set of radials for it and keep the JW wheels, and Polyglas tires for shows.

Even with the factory...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-06-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
I think I got the fuel pump eccentric on...

I think I got the fuel pump eccentric on correctly this time. I didnít really tighten it since I am waiting for a timing chain, but wanted to at least get a better idea of how itís supposed to look. ...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-06-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
Thanks John. Iíll make sure to slip that over...

Thanks John. Iíll make sure to slip that over the cam snout when I put it back on.

I ordered a replacement chain for the Rollmaster from Butler ($103!! [emoji15]). I didnít remember spending...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-05-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
As I was cleaning up the heads before placing...

As I was cleaning up the heads before placing them back on the block, i noticed that the exhaust flange had a lot of RTV sealant. I think I had someone swap out 4-tube headers for RA manifolds years...
Forum: Northeast 05-05-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By racerboy
Any update on Atco? I know Island Dragway seems...

Any update on Atco? I know Island Dragway seems to be up and running again. Interesting that in NJ they close Atco(?) and Englishtown, but open up the NJMP road course racing park a few years back....
Forum: Northeast 05-05-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,414
Posted By racerboy
Oh, this sounds like fun. I am having shoulder...

Oh, this sounds like fun. I am having shoulder surgery on the 14th, but if I can drive by the following week, maybe I'll take the '70 Trans Am down there. It's been a lot of years since I've been...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-05-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,690
Posted By racerboy
I thought the same thing as Greg. Where I drew...

I thought the same thing as Greg. Where I drew the red circle is what I thought was the faint outline of a '1' but maybe it's the remnants of the casting pad (circled in blue on other head)
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-05-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
Will do! Thanks for the tip!

Will do! Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-05-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
Thanks Tom. I see that Butler sells a...

Thanks Tom. I see that Butler sells a replacement chain for this Rollmaster timing set, so I can just order one of those.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-04-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
Hi Tom I thought I could just reuse the chain I...

Hi Tom
I thought I could just reuse the chain I took off when I disassembled it. Thereís less than 10k miles on it. Should I just buy a new timing set?


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Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-04-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
I thought I lined up the little tang with a hole...

I thought I lined up the little tang with a hole in the sprocket. I will take it apart tomorrow.


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Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-04-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
A couple of rookie questions as I start...

A couple of rookie questions as I start reassembling the 428.

I think I got the timing marks lined up (ea at 12:00) but figured Iíd show you all a pic. ...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 04-27-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
Thanks chiphead I'll look around to see what's...

Thanks chiphead
I'll look around to see what's out there.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 04-25-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
Another question. When I built this motor back in...

Another question. When I built this motor back in 2001 or so, I went with the aftermarket SFI damper. If I chose to, could I just substitute this with a stock balancer? I could never seem to get...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 04-25-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
Thanks Jay. Is there any specific head gasket...

Thanks Jay. Is there any specific head gasket thickness I should run, or should I just get a regular old Fuel-Pro engine gasket kit?
Forum: Pontiac - Street 04-23-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
Do you think I can run these heads as is or...

Do you think I can run these heads as is or should I look for a set of 6X-4 heads with bigger chambers.

If you think Iím ok compression wise, would you re-install the XE274 cam or switch to the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 04-23-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,208
Posted By racerboy
I didnít notice any seepage. This is the first...

I didnít notice any seepage. This is the first time I ever ccíd anything.


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