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Forum: Suspension TECH 06-10-2022, 10:22 AM
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Posted By 76TA462
I used a cannister before the pump and the...

I used a cannister before the pump and the hydroboost. It saved more volume of the same low vacuum.
Forum: Suspension TECH 06-09-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By 76TA462
Ditto to the above. I ran a vacuum pump to...

Ditto to the above. I ran a vacuum pump to address low vacuum. Helped a bit, not a lot. When I converted to Wildwoods all round, the Wilwood tach advised against keeping the pump and steered me to...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-27-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By 76TA462
Thanks, that makes sense. Does it matter which...

Thanks, that makes sense. Does it matter which prong on the Wilwood is used for ground and power, or would they be interchangeable. They are visually identical.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-26-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By 76TA462
brake pressure switch

I have been using a Wilwood Master Cylinder with the Combination Proportioning Valve for a few years now. The OEM wire for the brake pressure switch is a single wire with a simple plug at the end. ...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 04-21-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By 76TA462
On my 76 TA I went to Wilwood for my disc...

On my 76 TA I went to Wilwood for my disc conversion. Four piston calipers, 12.19 rotors. Part 140-7149DR. Had to pull the axles. And go larger than my 15 inch OEM wheels (Rally) but might not have...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 04-01-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By 76TA462
I have been using AutoMeter mechanical water temp...

I have been using AutoMeter mechanical water temp and oil pressure gauges for years with no problems. Installed a Sniper EFI three years ago and the electrical read on the hand held is close to the...
Forum: 77-81 Firebird & Trans Am TECH 03-12-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By 76TA462
Manny years ago I swapped out my original copper...

Manny years ago I swapped out my original copper rad in my 76 TA for a Griffin aluminum 2 row 1.5 inch due to cooling issues. Problem solved. Recently installed a 2 row 1 inch Cold Case and all...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-27-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By 76TA462
67Firebird. With the inner fender out, the job is...

67Firebird. With the inner fender out, the job is easier, much easier. As for the engine in or out, I would suggest that it would be easier to swap in the VA cover while the engine is out simply...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-26-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By 76TA462
For my car (76 TA) is a kit for non-AC and AC. ...

For my car (76 TA) is a kit for non-AC and AC. Mine was originally an AC car and fit was excellent. I see on the non-AC version for my car that the center vents mock into the console. For my car...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-26-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By 76TA462
Thanks Vintage Air

After having all the Vintage Air parts for about a year, the job finally started last week and is near done as we chip away. The bag with the modified hose kit showed the proper lines on the picture,...
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-11-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,095
Posted By 76TA462
I retired recently, but chipped away at my 76 TA...

I retired recently, but chipped away at my 76 TA since buying it in 1980 and after I beat on it as a youngster does. Yee haw. Since retiring I have made use of the time for several things I couldn't...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-11-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,255
Posted By 76TA462
Last year I polished the cluster covers (1976 TA)...

Last year I polished the cluster covers (1976 TA) which helped a bit and followed by replacing all the main cluster bulbs, fuel and volts bulbs, dome, and under dash courtesy bulb with direct...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 01-25-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By 76TA462
When I originally added the KRE 85 from SD...

When I originally added the KRE 85 from SD Performance I used Autolite 3924 no problems. Since then I switched over to the Sniper EFI and now use NGK 2756 no problems.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-25-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By 76TA462
For what it is worth - even after redoing the OEM...

For what it is worth - even after redoing the OEM (disc front drum rear) I was not comfortable with the braking, both the system itself (just an opinion) and the low vacuum that was on the edge for...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-15-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,325
Posted By 76TA462
LOL. Great analogy. PS - on the 10.4:1 cr I...

LOL. Great analogy. PS - on the 10.4:1 cr I meant to say aluminum heads.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-15-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,325
Posted By 76TA462
I have about 550 plus, each hp and tq from a...

I have about 550 plus, each hp and tq from a 455/462. I run an aluminum intake and have 10.4:1. Pump gas no issues. Street driven and not track. For me, the OEM was no fun, but the plus 500 hp tq...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-15-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,746
Posted By 76TA462
Been using PowerMaster for as long as I can...

Been using PowerMaster for as long as I can remember. Used it on my stock 455, and continued using it with my modified 455. Originally swapped out after too many hard starts with my OEM and long...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-04-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,001
Posted By 76TA462
I had excessive blow-by that caused the same...

I had excessive blow-by that caused the same problems, and adding breathers just caused a mess. My quick successful fix was to keep the PCV (strictly for the purpose it was designed for) and add an...
Forum: G8 General Tech/Discussion 10-24-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,797
Posted By 76TA462
28 inch tire??

Does anyone know of a good summer performance tire in 285 45 18 size? Thanks.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 10-06-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,394
Posted By 76TA462
Not sure for the GP but for my 76 TA when I...

Not sure for the GP but for my 76 TA when I swapped from TH400 to 2004R I used the same cross member in the same place and only had to use a slightly taller tranny mount, the same drive shaft with no...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 10-06-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,394
Posted By 76TA462
I replaced my TH400 with a 2004R spring of 2020...

I replaced my TH400 with a 2004R spring of 2020 behind a stout 455 (about 575 hp and tq). No problems after two summers but not tracked. I used Extreme Automatic's stage 2 for ease of mind. If you...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-14-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,615
Posted By 76TA462
78W72 LOL touchy subject for many. I run a...

78W72 LOL touchy subject for many. I run a 2004R stage 2 from Extreme Automatics behind a 455 with about 575 each of TQ and HP. Two seasons now and absolutely no issues. I push it but have not run...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-14-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By 76TA462
Having gone through the challenge of adding EFI I...

Having gone through the challenge of adding EFI I couldn't agree more with the above points. I used the Sniper, but the gremlins were old car issues not the unit (they all seem to be good - and...
Forum: Pontiac - Boost 09-13-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,149
Posted By 76TA462
Agreed 100 percent with JLMounce. Switching over...

Agreed 100 percent with JLMounce. Switching over in my 1976 from carb to EFI was well worth the effort for me, but as mentioned, Gremlins demanded patience. For me it was mostly grounds and...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 09-13-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,615
Posted By 76TA462
Summer 2020 I installed a 2004R (Extreme...

Summer 2020 I installed a 2004R (Extreme Automatics Stage 2). I stayed with the original 3:23 gears, and have 27 inch tires. Works perfect for me and highway driving is a dream compared with the...
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