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Forum: Pontiac - Street Today, 01:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 972
Posted By Sirrotica
If you can't get the plug back out, just leave it...

If you can't get the plug back out, just leave it in there, I've seen a lot of crap inside of water jackets that has no effect on engine cooling.

This is exactly why I made the recommendation I...
Forum: Pontiac - Street Today, 01:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 972
Posted By Sirrotica
The sealer won't fail once it seals, it is...

The sealer won't fail once it seals, it is considered a permanent repair. If you don't have real world experience with this sealer (I do), and know the principal on how it seals (I do) then saying it...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-29-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Sirrotica
Warm it up with a propane torch, if it's a crack,...

Warm it up with a propane torch, if it's a crack, it will open up as it's heated. I really think it's a parting line from the die casting process though.

The reason you don't see it on other used...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-29-2022, 02:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Sirrotica
Good chance it's a GE Locomotive engine, they...

Good chance it's a GE Locomotive engine, they used to be manufactured in Erie PA, they later switched to a plant in Grove City PA. I used to work in the foundry there right out of high school. They...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 09-28-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,217
Posted By Sirrotica
When Jim first made the CV 1 heads I spent a...

When Jim first made the CV 1 heads I spent a weekend at Norwalk in the manufacturers midway with our T Shirt booth set up next to his booth. I looked the heads over quite well during that weekend,...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-28-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 972
Posted By Sirrotica
FWIW, if the sealer was a problem, then they...

FWIW, if the sealer was a problem, then they would incur more warranty cost from using it. There are 2 pellets put into the cooling system when the car is new at the factory, just to head off any new...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-28-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 972
Posted By Sirrotica
55 years of twisting wrenches here, put a can of...

55 years of twisting wrenches here, put a can of Bars Leaks in it and be done with it. This is what I prefer to use for leaks such as you have.
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Forum: Electrical Tech 09-28-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Sirrotica
LED bulbs don't draw enough to heat a standard...

LED bulbs don't draw enough to heat a standard flasher contacts up, you need a electronic flasher for LED lights because of the reduced draw.

Link: ...
Forum: Members Helping Members 09-27-2022, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Sirrotica
Grounds are not the problem on my neighbors...

Grounds are not the problem on my neighbors motorhome, that's what I was expecting to find when I tore into it. All the wiring, and grounds in my example have already been checked, the problem is...
Forum: 64-65 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-27-2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Sirrotica
Theoretically, the OHC 6 has a of of chevy...

Theoretically, the OHC 6 has a of of chevy dimensions incorporated into it. The 215 OHV I-6 that came in the 64-65 Pontiac A body was just a chevy engine, with a bastard sized bore to come out...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-25-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By Sirrotica
My 69 428 has the CI cast in the lower sides, and...

My 69 428 has the CI cast in the lower sides, and the "28" in the valley.
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-25-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,013
Posted By Sirrotica
Good point Eric, I've probably thrown out at...

Good point Eric, I've probably thrown out at least 3 cordless drills that the batteries went bad, but there was nothing at all wrong with the tool itself. No replacement batteries available, so out...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-25-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,013
Posted By Sirrotica
What kind of power hand tools do you use, electric, or pneumatic?

I'm old school and have been using pneumatic tools since the 70s, I am not prone to change over all my tools from pneumatic to electric at just under 70 YO.

How about you, what's your preference?
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-25-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By Sirrotica
The real price determiner is whether it's a big...

The real price determiner is whether it's a big block 400, or a small block 400. The big blocks are worth way more than the small blocks.......LMAO....:pound:

Hey, the guy said it ran when parked,...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-23-2022, 01:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,411
Posted By Sirrotica
I just bought a new Legend battery from NAPA for...

I just bought a new Legend battery from NAPA for my 05 GTO in August, I asked the counter guy about warranty when I picked it up. He said 2 years, and no pro rate after the 2 years. He did say that...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-20-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Sirrotica
I keep a spray bottle filled with 91% isopropyl...

I keep a spray bottle filled with 91% isopropyl alcohol, and spray them when they get inside the house, it pretty much will kill any bug shortly after contact.

The soil at this house is loaded...
Forum: Members Helping Members 09-18-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Sirrotica
I hope someone answers your question, my neighbor...

I hope someone answers your question, my neighbor has a 96 E 350 motorhome chassis that does the same thing. I spent about 3 hours working on it last fall, and all I got determined was the wiring...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-16-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,468
Posted By Sirrotica
After working on cars for a living most of my...

After working on cars for a living most of my adult life, and being told by my father (also a mechanic most of his adult life) to learn most any trade but "auto mechanics", I couldn't agree with your...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-16-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By Sirrotica
FWIW, I'm not a cat person either, my wife is the...

FWIW, I'm not a cat person either, my wife is the cat person. I always had dogs growing up, and we still do have a pound adopted dog, but she doesn't kill mice...LOL

I have learned that the cats...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-16-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,468
Posted By Sirrotica
Back in the early 80s when electric chokes were...

Back in the early 80s when electric chokes were becoming commonplace there were growing pains, one being as Jon has mentioned the choke opening at a quick rate that the car would stall.

I had...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-16-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,468
Posted By Sirrotica
Even though I heard that crap from a self...

Even though I heard that crap from a self appointed expert many years ago when I first started building, and driving dirt oval cars, I never tried it. Some sprint cars don't have RF brakes either,...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-15-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By Sirrotica
Get a couple of cats, they work on contact, no...

Get a couple of cats, they work on contact, no waiting for a month........;)

I also moved last year to an old farmhouse, the 4 cats we have, keep all the mice, squirrels. moles, etc under control....
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-14-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By Sirrotica
Years ago I had a solid roller reground by...

Years ago I had a solid roller reground by Crower, from advertised valve lift of .520, down to .480. The advertised duration went from 320 degrees down to 285 degrees. Back in the early 70s cams were...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 09-14-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Sirrotica
Just put in my 2 cents, in 1970 I worked at a...

Just put in my 2 cents, in 1970 I worked at a Pontiac dealer. In their pile of warranty parts there was a RA IV engine , with a broken lifter bore. Now this car was running as Pontiac hydraulic cam...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-12-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 930
Posted By Sirrotica
FWIW, They also make Dick Cepek, off...

FWIW,



They also make Dick Cepek, off road tires, Mickey Thompson, and they also own Avon tire in England.

Goodyear purchased Cooper Tire and Rubber in 2021, so Cooper doesn't exist any...
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