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Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-12-2022, 01:32 AM
Replies: 52
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Somewhere way up above I read something that...

Somewhere way up above I read something that could confuse you. The cam manufacturer has cut the keyway to give you their desired advance. In a perfect world you would set the timing dot to dot and...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-12-2022, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 356
Posted By lust4speed
Let's see if we can't simplify things. The...

Let's see if we can't simplify things. The kickdown switch is auto adjusting once you push the tan plastic rectangle piece forward as far as it will go towards the firewall. It should go to its...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-12-2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By lust4speed
So they are not quite set up exactly as before. ...

So they are not quite set up exactly as before. Might not be a bad idea to at least keep the maximum speed and the duration of the drives a little conservative. This will allow the areas of contact...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-08-2022, 02:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,543
Posted By lust4speed
yellow1098 stated in post #10 that he had Johnson...

yellow1098 stated in post #10 that he had Johnson short travel lifters. Getting close to bottoming them out.

From Butler website:
Description: Johnson Lifters, Pontiac Lifter Set, Short Travel...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-06-2022, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By lust4speed
Gates lists belts in half inch increments but...

Gates lists belts in half inch increments but I've found that I can order the next size up and it might be exactly a half inch larger or somewhat smaller or larger than the stated size. It seems...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 08-02-2022, 03:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 765
Posted By lust4speed
Summit starters were my go-to starter until about...

Summit starters were my go-to starter until about a year and a half ago. The starter blocks are now machined wrong and as mentioned above, the pinion gear only engages about half way into the ring...
Forum: THE LOBBY 08-02-2022, 02:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By lust4speed
One more photo. This one was a destroyed fuse...

One more photo. This one was a destroyed fuse that was a pain to find. One of the blades had come off the fuse. The shunt bar was still good and a test light lit on both sides. The 30 amp shunt...
Forum: THE LOBBY 08-02-2022, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By lust4speed
I really like fusible links. When properly...

I really like fusible links. When properly installed they absorb temporary overloads that would quickly kill a properly rated fuse. The thing to understand and not violate is the fusible link MUST...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-31-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,543
Posted By lust4speed
Stainless steel is very hard and aluminum is very...

Stainless steel is very hard and aluminum is very soft. Those scratches are not witness marks from any contact. All you might see if there was contact is some aluminum discoloration at the very...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-31-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,543
Posted By lust4speed
Since it is a new build with new heads you should...

Since it is a new build with new heads you should be able to set a straight edge across the top of the polylocks and look for one that stands out. Something could have hung up during initial lashing...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-29-2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,844
Posted By lust4speed
Yep, "as-cast" aluminum heads and a mild roller...

Yep, "as-cast" aluminum heads and a mild roller cam in the 226/234 range with around .560 lift with a Performer RPM or similar manifold. Won't sound any different than a 400 with a flat tappet 068...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-27-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,650
Posted By lust4speed
Here is a photo showing pistons available in...

Here is a photo showing pistons available in 1967. If your pistons are original then they are flat top. Notice the valve reliefs are different in the piston tops and your pistons would have the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-27-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,844
Posted By lust4speed
:rant:

:rant:
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-27-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,650
Posted By lust4speed
Correct me if I'm wrong, but in '67 the only...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but in '67 the only Pontiac engine with dished pistons was the "Export" engine, and all others had flat tops. If so, bolting on a set of 670's is going to raise the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-27-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,844
Posted By lust4speed
Smart builder. There is an additional problem...

Smart builder. There is an additional problem that the engine builder has to put up with. Every small block Chevy motor at a car show has in excess of 500 horsepower because that's what they wanted...
Forum: 64-65 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 07-22-2022, 03:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By lust4speed
I used POR 15 on a timing cover inside the water...

I used POR 15 on a timing cover inside the water pump area. Six months back on the road and I noticed little flecks of black about the size of metal flake. Even though I had media blasted the cover...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-20-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,796
Posted By lust4speed
You get to spend $280,000 on a build when you...

You get to spend $280,000 on a build when you farm every part of the build out. This guy doesn't have a clue on the workings of his car and was probably waiting for an appointment to have the...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-18-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By lust4speed
Your Bonneville is a little over 18' long. While...

Your Bonneville is a little over 18' long. While I get by with my 18' PJ trailer hauling my '65 big cars, I wish I had a 20' trailer for those. The 18' is perfect for the A-bodies, but a little...
Forum: Heating & Cooling TECH 07-16-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,658
Posted By lust4speed
I still think the tech was wrong. Pitch is a...

I still think the tech was wrong. Pitch is a measurement that involves two planes. Your roof of your house might have a 4 in 12 pitch meaning the roof height changes 4" for every 12" of horizontal...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-15-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 790
Posted By lust4speed
Scorpion rocker arms are the tallest (and...

Scorpion rocker arms are the tallest (and fattest) of just about any rocker arm. If you keep those you might be doomed.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-15-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,476
Posted By lust4speed
Our '65 421 (actual 338ci) had a 2802 cam up to...

Our '65 421 (actual 338ci) had a 2802 cam up to about 15 years ago. Went with the Crower 60919 which is their replacement for the 041 cam. The Crower sounded a little better at idle but lost over a...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-15-2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 790
Posted By lust4speed
These are what Sun Tuned...

These are what Sun Tuned referenced:https://www.summitracing.com/parts/cro-86050s-16. Less than a quarter inch shorter, but enough to make a difference.

I can get large roller cam setups under...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-09-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By lust4speed
Please do. I've got a vague idea of where it...

Please do. I've got a vague idea of where it should be but not really that sure.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-09-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,500
Posted By lust4speed
Therefore another question. I'm pretty sure that...

Therefore another question. I'm pretty sure that the Chevy bolt 10-bolt center hole is slightly smaller than the BOP center hole and therefore the BOP backing plate bolts on to the Chevy, but the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-08-2022, 03:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By lust4speed
No, we'd be screwed because of all that nasty oil...

No, we'd be screwed because of all that nasty oil escaping on #1, #2, #3 and #5 main bearings that don't have side clearances. As far as rods, we are looking at maybe .003" rod bearing clearance if...
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