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Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 10-10-2019, 11:29 PM
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Posted By mechanickeith
Check with Clint Haskin in New Mexico. He is...

Check with Clint Haskin in New Mexico. He is parting several cars.
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-24-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By mechanickeith
I was at the local cruise in a while back. A...

I was at the local cruise in a while back. A friend pulled in in his 66 LeMans. Had his 2 kids in car seats in the back. He & his wife got out & automatically locked & closed the doors. Kids in back...
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-21-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By mechanickeith
There were some thin blocks in both 62 & 63...

There were some thin blocks in both 62 & 63 years. If OPH's 63 is a true 4 cyl, 4 bbl engine, its most likely a thick block. We would need the numbers off of the front of the block & also a picture...
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-20-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By mechanickeith
If its going to be a performance build, make sure...

If its going to be a performance build, make sure you have a "thick" block. Look at the front of the block where the head meets the block. It should be flat & straight across. The thin blocks have a...
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-20-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By mechanickeith
What all are you looking for?? I see them all the...

What all are you looking for?? I see them all the time. I have 2 complete, rebuilt, on stands right now as backups if I need one.
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 09-05-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By mechanickeith
What are you looking for mike? Just getting shoes...

What are you looking for mike? Just getting shoes relined, cylinder overhaul? Just about everything is available. Disk brakes wont work on the rear of these cars due to the pivoting of the brake drum...
Forum: THE LOBBY 09-03-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By mechanickeith
The post count only changes when you post in the...

The post count only changes when you post in the tech sections. Lobby, etc, etc doesn't count.
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 08-19-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By mechanickeith
You would have to get it sonic checked. I don't...

You would have to get it sonic checked. I don't know much about the 326's. I have several 4 bangers that are at .120 over bore.
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 08-16-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By mechanickeith
Not interchangeable, need to find a diff from a...

Not interchangeable, need to find a diff from a 61-62 automatic trans car with a lower gear ratio than what you have. look on the right side of the diff down low on the case & towards the back of the...
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 08-16-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By mechanickeith
Mike,,,You have come a long way since the first...

Mike,,,You have come a long way since the first time I saw your car!! WOW! If you look at the torque converter on the back of the diff, you will see a thin sheet metal cover welded to the converter....
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 08-16-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By mechanickeith
Sorry for the confusion. This was supposed to be...

Sorry for the confusion. This was supposed to be mainly for the 61-62 cars to improve the handling in hard fast turns. It will help the 63's a bit but not much as most of the 61-62 handling issues...
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 08-16-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By mechanickeith
A 63 setup wont swap right into a 61-62. Lots of...

A 63 setup wont swap right into a 61-62. Lots of things are different. The 61-62 automatics can be quite peppy with the correct differential gears.
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 07-25-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By mechanickeith
Mine did the same thing. I clamped it in a vise...

Mine did the same thing. I clamped it in a vise to hold the dip stick in position & then I brazed it in place. That was 10 years ago, still ok.
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-11-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,303
Posted By mechanickeith
Radio in the car today in Glendale Az said 118*...

Radio in the car today in Glendale Az said 118* at 2:30 this afternoon. 1% humidity! Still like a blast furnace out there!
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 06-29-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,746
Posted By mechanickeith
I don't have any stock rods that are out of...

I don't have any stock rods that are out of engines right now. Your issue may be with the BBC rods being used in the Pontiac. The factory 4 banger rods are the exact same rod as used in the Pontiac...
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 06-29-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By mechanickeith
You can clean the rheostat with some fine black...

You can clean the rheostat with some fine black oxide sandpaper. I also use a pair of needle nose pliers to tweak the contact so it puts more pressure on the rheostat windings.
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 06-27-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,746
Posted By mechanickeith
Charlie, as Bill said, the rods are the same. ...

Charlie, as Bill said, the rods are the same. Did you try & swap the installed direction on the Eagle rods? I know the only thing different with the 4 cyl. is the bearings had a small chamfer put on...
Forum: THE LOBBY 06-26-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,303
Posted By mechanickeith
106* in the shade today, 2% humidity though....

106* in the shade today, 2% humidity though. Reports say 112 by the weekend.
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 05-11-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By mechanickeith
I will check this weekend when I am at the yard.

I will check this weekend when I am at the yard.
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 05-09-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By mechanickeith
Left or right side? I may have one.

Left or right side? I may have one.
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 04-18-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By mechanickeith
Manual trans or automatic?

Manual trans or automatic?
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 04-18-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By mechanickeith
The 63 Tempest flex plate is a 1 year only plate.

The 63 Tempest flex plate is a 1 year only plate.
Forum: THE LOBBY 04-10-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By mechanickeith
Get it scanned to see if there are any codes in...

Get it scanned to see if there are any codes in it. Could be anything. RPM sensor, cam sensor, knock sensor, low fuel pressure, etc, etc.
Forum: 61-66 Big Pontiac TECH 04-03-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 559
Posted By mechanickeith
Steve Barcak should have one. ...

Steve Barcak should have one. steve@pontiacheaven.org 480-899-7873
Forum: 61-63 Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-29-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By mechanickeith
63 326 V8 automatic or manual trans? The 4...

63 326 V8 automatic or manual trans? The 4 cylinder flywheel wont work on the 326.
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