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Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 12-02-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 756
Posted By Mcronk
Amen about survivor cars. So many cars have been...

Amen about survivor cars. So many cars have been "restored" and unless great attention to detail is observed some are "cobbled" together. A survivor may not be as shiny but I really admire seeing...
Forum: Exhaust TECH 11-30-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By Mcronk
I took a look when they held the downpipes up to...

I took a look when they held the downpipes up to the manifold. Not only does the lip need to be clearanced for the bolts but the bell is too large to seat on the manifold. So it needs to be ground...
Forum: Exhaust TECH 11-30-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By Mcronk
I also have the DGA20S33 downpipes with 2.25" HO...

I also have the DGA20S33 downpipes with 2.25" HO manifolds. Took them to muffler shop and they said they don't fit right. You could see the lip of the bell extending into the opening for the flange...
Forum: THE LOBBY 11-28-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Mcronk
For your reading pleasure. Phil Koopman, a...

For your reading pleasure.

Phil Koopman, a Carnegie Mellon University robotics engineer and researcher who has studied automotive technology for years, counts self-driving car companies among his...
Forum: THE LOBBY 11-27-2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Mcronk
There is a federal investigation on several...

There is a federal investigation on several crashes that happened while vehicles were in self driving mode. Read an article from the person who was most instrumental in developing the software for...
Forum: 67-69 Firebird TECH 11-19-2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By Mcronk
Lot less expensive to purchase RA parts than RA...

Lot less expensive to purchase RA parts than RA II parts. Heads, carb, block, distributor are big ticket items for RA II but much cheaper for the RA version. By the way there was officially never a...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 11-19-2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 756
Posted By Mcronk
I don't know how they would have done it. Kind...

I don't know how they would have done it. Kind of surprising since there were a lot more automatic transmission cars built that you don't see them more often. The assembly manual would lead one to...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 11-18-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 756
Posted By Mcronk
I noticed your question about exhaust extensions....

I noticed your question about exhaust extensions. While looking through my 69 assembly manual I came across this information. There were tips made for 2" pipes on automatic cars. They appear to be...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 11-18-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 756
Posted By Mcronk
I guess you could say I have been at this a long...

I guess you could say I have been at this a long time. I got my first Pontiac in 1978 (a 1975 TA). But a year later I bought my first GTO in 1979. Since then I have had Pontiacs. To date I have...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 11-18-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 756
Posted By Mcronk
You are correct. The ad online I saw for the car...

You are correct. The ad online I saw for the car was a dealership in Texas. I cannot remember the name of the guy who had it in Tampa. I was told by others he had owned a really nice 70 Judge at...
Forum: 69-71 Judges only TECH 11-18-2022, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By Mcronk
I will be there but unless I win the lottery I...

I will be there but unless I win the lottery I will just be a spectator!
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 11-18-2022, 01:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 756
Posted By Mcronk
The first time I saw that car it was for sale at...

The first time I saw that car it was for sale at a new car dealer in a online ad a while back. I saw it for sale again in the Tampa area of Fl. I went and looked at it and you are correct about it...
Forum: 61-77 GTO, Tempest & LeMans Parts For SALE 10-16-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Mcronk
Thanks for the offer but I prefer to sell them as...

Thanks for the offer but I prefer to sell them as a pair. I don't want to end up with just one manifold.
Forum: 61-77 GTO, Tempest & LeMans Parts For SALE 10-10-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Mcronk
Bump. New price $750.

Bump. New price $750.
Forum: 61-77 GTO, Tempest & LeMans Parts For SALE 10-10-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Mcronk
The 67 cap is different.

The 67 cap is different.
Forum: 61-77 GTO, Tempest & LeMans Parts For SALE 10-07-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By Mcronk
68 is a one year only switch that attaches to the...

68 is a one year only switch that attaches to the shifter body at the rear and is activated by the movement of the reverse shift lever.
Forum: 61-77 GTO LeMans & Tempests WANTED 10-05-2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By Mcronk
Found nice correct PS hose. Still need driver...

Found nice correct PS hose. Still need driver door panel either NOS or near NOS. Thanks.
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 10-05-2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Mcronk
Traction is what is holding you back. The mph...

Traction is what is holding you back. The mph should easily run mid 13s. I did so with my 67 GTO running in the NMCA Stock ET class back in 95. It ran 13.60s to 13.50s at 98 mph. I had the...
Forum: Exhaust TECH 10-05-2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mcronk
I used Remflex on a set of original RA II exhaust...

I used Remflex on a set of original RA II exhaust manifolds I found. I did not want to risk exhaust leaks from a 50+ year old set of manifolds. I did trim the gasket to make it less noticeable. ...
Forum: 61-77 GTO, Tempest & LeMans Parts For SALE 09-29-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Mcronk
More pics.

More pics.
Forum: 61-77 GTO, Tempest & LeMans Parts For SALE 09-29-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Mcronk
RA IV reproduction 1969 exhaust manifolds 2.5" flange

Like new, were on my car for a very short time till I found the correct RA II exhaust manifolds for my 68 GTO. Fits 68-72 A body and 70-81 F body. $850 plus shipping. 34731 Central Florida area.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-29-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,108
Posted By Mcronk
Notice finish on vent tube to air cleaner/RA tub....

Notice finish on vent tube to air cleaner/RA tub. Also intake paint seems very good for 52 year old car. Possibly "refreshed" at some point? Thanks for sharing very interesting.
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-29-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,916
Posted By Mcronk
I have lived in Florida all my life and been...

I have lived in Florida all my life and been through a few of these. Anything Cat 3 and above is no joke. Personally I would evacuate if winds were forecasted to be sustained above 100 mph. The...
Forum: Industry Stuff 09-12-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By Mcronk
I did not have to worry too much about rules. I...

I did not have to worry too much about rules. I ran in a bracket class Stock ET. There were rules regarding engine/trans/axle having to be GM parts. Car had to be licensed/insured and run street...
Forum: Industry Stuff 09-12-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By Mcronk
I remember early on a guy with a 69 GTO claiming...

I remember early on a guy with a 69 GTO claiming he was running a 400 in one of the classes. It was a 428. It took a few races for them to start sorting out the cheaters!
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