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Forum: THE LOBBY 03-02-2024, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Sirrotica
Our Fed Ex driver leaves our packages on the back...

Our Fed Ex driver leaves our packages on the back covered deck, he even leaves a dog biscuit on top of the package for our dog..........:thumbup:

I live in a rural farm area, and people out here...
Forum: 61-66 Big Pontiac TECH 02-23-2024, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Sirrotica
Leaking rear grease seal will definitely create...

Leaking rear grease seal will definitely create the condition you're describing. When grease gets on the rear shoes they will lock up, and skid the wheel that is leaking. It may very well be...
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-23-2024, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Sirrotica
Jack, the current Hilborn corporation hasn't...

Jack, the current Hilborn corporation hasn't supported Pontiac engines for decades, is the point I was making. When was the last time you looked on a Hilborn catalogue, and they were offering a new...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-22-2024, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By Sirrotica
By the looks of Dave, I'd say he's likely twice...

By the looks of Dave, I'd say he's likely twice as old as that block is............;)
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-22-2024, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Sirrotica
Good thing Engler, and Kinsler, have a large...

Good thing Engler, and Kinsler, have a large portion of the sprint car market already. I won't have to worry about the ability of racers to keep their race cars on the track with a major player...
Forum: Suspension TECH 02-22-2024, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By Sirrotica
The most common taper on ball joints, and tie...

The most common taper on ball joints, and tie rods, is 7 degrees.

The other reamers are known as repairman reamers, used to ream holes in parts such as structural steel to aid in getting the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-20-2024, 08:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,861
Posted By Sirrotica
Steve, It was answered with a wink Emoji....;),...

Steve, It was answered with a wink Emoji....;), so I was also, J/K.

Also the part about synthetic TP, not very absorbant for it's main purpose it was created for...........:)

1000 sheets, is...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-18-2024, 05:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,018
Posted By Sirrotica
The late 70s is whe I first started seein HFT...

The late 70s is whe I first started seein HFT failures in GM products. This is the same time the pennypinchers at GM tried changing the nickel content in the cast iron parts cast for engines. This...
Forum: Members Helping Members 02-12-2024, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By Sirrotica
FWIW, 99% of the trailers with brakes, are drum...

FWIW, 99% of the trailers with brakes, are drum brakes, so trailer manufacturers are comfortable with them. Until recently almost every tractor trailer on the road, also had drum brakes. Yes they're...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-11-2024, 09:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,018
Posted By Sirrotica
I've built dozens of engines over the last 5...

I've built dozens of engines over the last 5 decades. How in the heck did I ever get so lucky to never have trouble with them using plain old oil, and STP, or Lubriplate 110, calcium based grease, on...
Forum: Members Helping Members 02-11-2024, 09:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By Sirrotica
This^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I towed my stock cars...

This^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I towed my stock cars more times with one of my cars than a truck. I had a friend that used his truck to flat tow my stock car, 1968 GMC 1/2 ton, with a 3 on the tree, and a...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-11-2024, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By Sirrotica
There is one You Tube video that a guy wanted to...

There is one You Tube video that a guy wanted to know what would happen inside of an engine with Glyptal paint. He tried about 20 different componds that could possibly come in contact with the oil....
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-11-2024, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By Sirrotica
Are you sure it's primer, and not Glyptal paint...

Are you sure it's primer, and not Glyptal paint used to seal cast iron surfaces?

Years ago it became a prepartion for mostly performance engines to seal the insides of the block, and heads with GE...
Forum: Members Helping Members 02-09-2024, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By Sirrotica
Although the fifth wheel, and gooseneck style...

Although the fifth wheel, and gooseneck style trailers are no where near as popular as bumper pull trailers, they are many times safer, and easier to control than bumper pull trailers. Especially for...
Forum: Members Helping Members 02-09-2024, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By Sirrotica
If you go back to the year I got my drivers...

If you go back to the year I got my drivers license (1969) people towed anything, and everything with their cars. If you drove though a large subdivision back then you'd be hard pressed to see a...
Forum: Members Helping Members 02-08-2024, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By Sirrotica
Ohio has, as most other states, requires trailer...

Ohio has, as most other states, requires trailer brakes over 2000# empty. That leaves a lot of tandem trailers that can go down the road with zero brakes. I see tandem trailer here all the time with...
Forum: Members Helping Members 02-08-2024, 07:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By Sirrotica
Since I was of driving age in the time frame...

Since I was of driving age in the time frame you're asking about, the cars will pull a trailer with a car on it. The biggest limiting factor is a trailer hitch that attaches at least 4 points to the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-06-2024, 08:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,621
Posted By Sirrotica
Good video on XE comp cams: ...

Good video on XE comp cams:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH31ndYApFg&ab_channel=BlackLabGarage

As HB said, he engineered the High Energy series of cams, and quit, and after he left comp,...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-04-2024, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By Sirrotica
For anyone that is unaware, Cliff Ruggles is a...

For anyone that is unaware, Cliff Ruggles is a dealer of sorts for Tri-shield convertors. If you want it speced, I'm sure Cliff has a reccomendation, and is able to get product from Tri-shield.
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Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-01-2024, 11:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,844
Posted By Sirrotica
1970 Judge 4 speed RA III, with a 3.55 axle,...

1970 Judge 4 speed RA III, with a 3.55 axle, posi, street tires. Powershift 1-2 shift sheared 2 teeth off the ring gear, about a 1/2 tooth of the pinion, and broke a piece out of the front of the...
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-01-2024, 04:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,521
Posted By Sirrotica
The BCM can be set off by recharging the battery...

The BCM can be set off by recharging the battery with the voltage set too high, I always disconnect the battery from the system if I have to charge my battery. The other thing I have run into is an...
Forum: THE LOBBY 01-30-2024, 12:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,521
Posted By Sirrotica
Old flat rate mechanic, and also I've owned my...

Old flat rate mechanic, and also I've owned my own garage business twice during the last 5 decades. .8 HR. to replace the tie rod, and set toe in to factory spec. .3 HR. to replace tie rod without...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-28-2024, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,470
Posted By Sirrotica
Having been there, done this, at least twice on a...

Having been there, done this, at least twice on a Stratostreak Pontiac V8 in my lifetime, I'll echo Mike's advice that the likliehood of you getting the rear main to seal, leak free, in the car, is...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-27-2024, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,470
Posted By Sirrotica
If you have no welder, you likely don't have a...

If you have no welder, you likely don't have a oxy-acetylene cutting torch either.

During the last 50 plus years I've used cutting torches to remove broken off hardened steel, taps, EZ outs, etc....
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-27-2024, 03:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,844
Posted By Sirrotica
The title of the thread should have been, "8.2...

The title of the thread should have been, "8.2 BOP axle, anyone not broken one?" ...........:D.........LOL

Put a 9 inch in, and have the luxury of easy ratio changes, (swap punkins) while having...
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