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Forum: 77-81 Firebird & Trans Am TECH Today, 01:06 PM
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Posted By 78w72
those look nice & how they should be... hopefully...

those look nice & how they should be... hopefully they have finally fixed the issue or you got a batch of good ones.

my 1st set was bought about 2010, not only were the letters beige, they were...
Forum: 77-81 Firebird & Trans Am TECH Today, 11:00 AM
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Posted By 78w72
yes they will fit & work fine. most run a 255/60...

yes they will fit & work fine. most run a 255/60 as its the closest to the original height of the 225/70's but is a little wider. the 245 is shorter than the factory 225/70.

also, be aware that...
Forum: Pontiac - Street Yesterday, 01:22 PM
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Posted By 78w72
the early 70s vented caps only vent one way, in. ...

the early 70s vented caps only vent one way, in. they dont vent out. the rubber diaphragm lets air in when needed but prevents gas fumes or raw fuel from going out.

a charcoal canister will...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-05-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,360
Posted By 78w72
sorry for any confusion, i knw you werent saying...

sorry for any confusion, i knw you werent saying the 10/30 oil was sketchy, you meant the suggestion to use it for HR lifters was sketchy. my point is that comp & others know of the issues but still...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-05-2022, 10:51 AM
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Views: 1,360
Posted By 78w72
\\ wasnt sure what you meant by "decades"...

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wasnt sure what you meant by "decades" ago, roller lifters for pontiacs werent really that popular/common 2 decades ago so i thought maybe you meant FT lifters. going back about 10-15 years is...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-04-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,360
Posted By 78w72
i cant say if they are behind the times or in...

i cant say if they are behind the times or in denial but i trust what comp or other reputable builders suggest to use. what they suggested decades ago for FT lifters is probably different than...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-04-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,360
Posted By 78w72
comp & other places like SD still suggest 10/30...

comp & other places like SD still suggest 10/30 for hyd roller lifters today.

their reasoning is inline with using a thinner vs overly thick oil in engines not dedicated for racing purposes or...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-04-2022, 10:13 AM
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Views: 1,360
Posted By 78w72
i run 10/30 on my CC "S" lifters based on what...

i run 10/30 on my CC "S" lifters based on what comp & SD suggested. they both suggested the seafoam on the early style lifters that were tickers but it made no difference for me. i use 10/30 based...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-01-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,360
Posted By 78w72
being its that fresh of a build, could you have...

being its that fresh of a build, could you have your friend contact or refer you to the other fella to ask what lifters they are. or, if you know the date it was built that could narrow down the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-01-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,360
Posted By 78w72
without knowing what brand or version of roller ...

without knowing what brand or version of roller lifters they are, its hard to know what the manufacturer suggests for preload, the original CC roller lifters called for 1 full turn past zero lash,...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-01-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,360
Posted By 78w72
he's just saying hes not sure of the brand being...

he's just saying hes not sure of the brand being CC, not that he doesnt know if they are roller lifters...
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts FOR SALE 11-30-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By 78w72
just an FYI... no pontiac wheel of this era is 9"...

just an FYI... no pontiac wheel of this era is 9" wide when measured properly. the measurement is taken from inside the beads not the full outside width, but either way works if youre aware of that....
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts WANTED 11-28-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By 78w72
PM sent with email for pics. thanks!

PM sent with email for pics. thanks!
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-26-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By 78w72
the thin ones are correct for earlier years 70-72...

the thin ones are correct for earlier years 70-72 maybe 73. the thicker ones you show that you think are correct are later 73/74-81 rings.
Forum: THE LOBBY 11-24-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By 78w72
UPS store rates are higher than even walk in...

UPS store rates are higher than even walk in rates at an actual UPS or FEDEX counter, thats how they make most of their money. however, their packing prices are very decent & they do a very good...
Forum: THE LOBBY 11-23-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By 78w72
they are pretty lenient on packing, but wont...

they are pretty lenient on packing, but wont insure it if its not protected.

easiest way to protect them is to make a "ravioli" out of large sheets of cardboard for the 2 door panels, can wrap...
Forum: THE LOBBY 11-23-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By 78w72
spee-dee or Uship will pick them up from the...

spee-dee or Uship will pick them up from the salvage yard....
Forum: Pontiac - Street 11-23-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,664
Posted By 78w72
engine dynos can be all over the place just like...

engine dynos can be all over the place just like wheel dynos. the same engine will show different numbers on different dynos, lots of variables will determine the final numbers.

the numbers do...
Forum: THE LOBBY 11-23-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By 78w72
thats too bad the seller wont ship these, they...

thats too bad the seller wont ship these, they can easily be wrapped in cardboard sheets or find/make a box for them, large TV boxes work great you can find at some stores or Uhaul & others sell...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-22-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By 78w72
be careful when testing other screws, if they are...

be careful when testing other screws, if they are too long they will poke through
or dimple the pad.
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts WANTED 11-22-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By 78w72
yes they are in good condition, just normal signs...

yes they are in good condition, just normal signs of use, should polish up nice. will send you a message with details.
Forum: Interior TECH 11-22-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By 78w72
yes, 5/16 head but not sure of the thread size,...

yes, 5/16 head but not sure of the thread size, they are the same thread size/pitch as the screws used for other items in the dash, like the ones holding the gauges, headlight switch etc. but they...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-22-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By 78w72
yes, 5/16 head but not sure of the thread size, ...

yes, 5/16 head but not sure of the thread size, they are the same thread size/pitch as the screws used for other items in the dash, like the ones holding the gauges, headlight switch etc. but they...
Forum: The Body Shop TECH 11-22-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By 78w72
my painter uses dupont chromabase. for all 3 of...

my painter uses dupont chromabase. for all 3 of my cars 1 gallon was more than enough & i had more than a pint or so left over. the 72 firebird was a color change so painted all jams & underside of...
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts WANTED 11-21-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By 78w72
i have the fender trims if you dont find them...

i have the fender trims if you dont find them with the hood trim. let me know if interested.
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