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Forum: 61-66 Big Pontiac TECH Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Stuart
All blocks for 1961 and 1962 including SD's had a...

All blocks for 1961 and 1962 including SD's had a 538181 casting number.
All non-SD heads for 1961 and 1962 had a 538177 casting number.
Are you sure there's no numbers at all on the front of the...
Forum: THE LOBBY Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By Stuart
Does it sound like the Rav4 in this video? ...

Does it sound like the Rav4 in this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvX7NnlhiOE
Forum: 67-79 Big Pontiac TECH Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By Stuart
Great looking car! My guess is the door...

Great looking car!

My guess is the door panels from a 1968 Catalina, Ventura or Bonneville two door hardtop will physically fit, but the problem is they have vent windows and the Grand Prix...
Forum: Non Pontiac Motors in Pontiacs 06-27-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 152
Posted By Stuart
The car probably isn't as heavy as you think -...

The car probably isn't as heavy as you think - shipping weight on a four door Star Chief was 3,920 pounds.

I agree with Scarebird, installing a BBC is mainly going to be a matter of coming up with...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 06-26-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Stuart
My '71 Catalina had that green button in the...

My '71 Catalina had that green button in the glove box. It operated a solenoid that pushed on the trunk release. It was kind of a handy option.

I wouldn't be surprised if the button and solenoid...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 06-26-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Stuart
The Thrush Muffler and Hi Jacker air shock...

The Thrush Muffler and Hi Jacker air shock stickers on the dashboard are a nice period touch. :)
Forum: Pontiac - Street 06-24-2022, 01:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By Stuart
GM and Ford are already working on it. GM has...

GM and Ford are already working on it. GM has one they call the 'E-Crate' that's been installed in a few cars but I don't think it's available to the public yet. ...
Forum: National Events 06-23-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Stuart
At the bottom of the registration guide there's...

At the bottom of the registration guide there's contact information for the person in charge of trailer parking, you could check with him:...
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-23-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Stuart
You can buy yellow film precut for round...

You can buy yellow film precut for round headlights. Here's one example but lots of places sell it. https://www.amazon.com/Harley-Davidson-Round-Headlight-Cover/dp/B004BVBBYI
Forum: Pontiac - Race 06-23-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By Stuart
There's a BMW shop in the Kansas City area called...

There's a BMW shop in the Kansas City area called Metric Mechanic. They have a patented process called Surface Turbulence, where they add concentric grooves inside the ports and on the valves...
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-22-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,260
Posted By Stuart
A scary moment. I'd check underneath the car to...

A scary moment. I'd check underneath the car to see if anything got bent or damaged, maybe the driveshaft took a hit.
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-21-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By Stuart
Another childhood memory: My dad's lawn mower...

Another childhood memory: My dad's lawn mower had bright red grips on the handle bar, and when I'd go out to mow the lawn hummingbirds would follow me around, trying to feed from those grips. :) ...
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-21-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Stuart
Canadian Pontiacs are interesting. I posted a...

Canadian Pontiacs are interesting. I posted a link the other day in the 1961-1966 section to a couple videos of a guy working on a 1961 Laurentian. ...
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-19-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 988
Posted By Stuart
When I was a kid I was sitting out on our front...

When I was a kid I was sitting out on our front porch one day next to the hummingbird feeder. Two males were having a dogfight. One dive-bombed the other, missed him, and got his beak stuck in the...
Forum: 61-66 Big Pontiac TECH 06-16-2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Stuart
It's been chrome plated but this is the original...

It's been chrome plated but this is the original valve cover on my '61. I don't have a picture of the other side. Those ridge lines are straight around the breather.
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Forum: THE LOBBY 06-14-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Stuart
I've watched a few of their videos, some of their...

I've watched a few of their videos, some of their resurrections are pretty amazing.
Forum: Electrical Tech 06-13-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 366
Posted By Stuart
There was a recent discussion where Muscle Car...

There was a recent discussion where Muscle Car Radio in Minnesota was recommended, it appears they do the same type of conversion. See post #18 in this thread:...
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-13-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Stuart
About 26,500 Star Chiefs were built in 1964. So,...

About 26,500 Star Chiefs were built in 1964. So, not really rare, but somewhat lower production when compared to Bonnevilles or Catalinas.
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-12-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By Stuart
A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes...

A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost. He spots a woman down below and shouts, "Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?"

"Yes, you're in a hot air balloon, hovering 50 feet...
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-12-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By Stuart
A priest, a drunkard and an engineer have been...

A priest, a drunkard and an engineer have been sentenced to death by the guillotine. The executioner asks the priest if he wants to face up or down when he meets his fate. The priest says he would...
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-12-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By Stuart
That joke about trains is pretty old, it's not...

That joke about trains is pretty old, it's not like engineers haven't heard it a thousand times already.
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-12-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Stuart
They aren't the greatest, but it is critical to...

They aren't the greatest, but it is critical to get the linkage from the carburetor to the transmission adjusted properly and then it will shift okay.
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-12-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Stuart
Star Chiefs and Bonnevilles had a larger...

Star Chiefs and Bonnevilles had a larger transmission tunnel to accommodate the bigger Hydramatic transmission used in those cars. I don't know if they'll fit in a Catalina without interference.
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-11-2022, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By Stuart
It was a promotion for GM dealer repair service,...

It was a promotion for GM dealer repair service, not specific to any one brand. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_Certified_Service
Forum: The Body Shop TECH 06-11-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Stuart
If you can get a hole punch that's the right...

If you can get a hole punch that's the right dimension, it will make a nice round hole without distortion. You do need to drill a pilot hole for the bolt.
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