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Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-28-2024, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By grivera
Has the torque wrench been calibrated?

Has the torque wrench been calibrated?
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-25-2024, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By grivera
I have a 4L80e in my 69 - didn’t have to monkey...

I have a 4L80e in my 69 - didn’t have to monkey with the pinion angle but did have to shim the tail of the transmission up and it sits at 3 degrees sloping to rear. The drive shaft is on a downward...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-19-2024, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By grivera
Do a search on here in the street section - lots...

Do a search on here in the street section - lots of good info as it’s a common topic.

Have you tried dry fitting the thick cork gasket already?
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-18-2024, 04:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,021
Posted By grivera
This is the reason it has to be poorly...

This is the reason it has to be poorly manufactured parts and not if the zinc additive is already in the oil. Those instructions from 25 years ago are no different than using a non-detergent oil and...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-05-2024, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By grivera
I had a GM20 behind my stockish 400 in my 69...

I had a GM20 behind my stockish 400 in my 69 bird- ran great with that converter!
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-04-2024, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By grivera
Cliff should be able to advise as he’s a vendor

Cliff should be able to advise as he’s a vendor
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-04-2024, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By grivera
Hence why I recommended the Hughes GM25...

Hence why I recommended the Hughes GM25 https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hup-gm25bpohd
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-04-2024, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By grivera
For that type of build and intended purpose a...

For that type of build and intended purpose a Hughes GM25 would do decent and not break the bank.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-03-2024, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By grivera
I’ve had my 64 on the lift for extended periods...

I’ve had my 64 on the lift for extended periods without issues. If you’re concerned, put underhoist support stands front and back.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-01-2024, 10:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,369
Posted By grivera
Dave - did you figure out what the knocking noise...

Dave - did you figure out what the knocking noise is?
Forum: Members Helping Members 02-01-2024, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By grivera
Thanks Jim

Thanks Jim
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-31-2024, 06:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,369
Posted By grivera
While I agree with keep it factory Dave’s car is...

While I agree with keep it factory Dave’s car is anything but as originally engineered- look at his build. It may be driven as a daily driver only but is built to the hilt. An HEI would be better in...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-29-2024, 09:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,448
Posted By grivera
In my case I wanted LBMs on my Firebird so the...

In my case I wanted LBMs on my Firebird so the dport E heads were an easy choice. The car previously had Hooker SCs and they hung lower than I liked.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-26-2024, 12:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,662
Posted By grivera
You would trust those over the Hylift Johnson’s...

You would trust those over the Hylift Johnson’s recommended here?
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-26-2024, 09:57 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,744
Posted By grivera
OP- I have an RPM in my bird with a 1” drop base...

OP- I have an RPM in my bird with a 1” drop base and use a 14x3” element, clears hood but not by much. Definitely measure.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-25-2024, 10:11 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,744
Posted By grivera
I’m sure the Crower cam would do great but the...

I’m sure the Crower cam would do great but the risk of wiping a lobe during break in would be enough for me to correct the obvious issues in this build before throwing in the towel. As already...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-23-2024, 12:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,522
Posted By grivera
Make sure the FT lifters rotate easily in their...

Make sure the FT lifters rotate easily in their bores

Regarding nitrading, have you read this thread?
http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719464&highlight=Nitrading
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-12-2024, 07:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,657
Posted By grivera
If you’re near Oklahoma, Len Williams Auto...

If you’re near Oklahoma, Len Williams Auto Machine can do it for $6395 based on his website prices and that’s with his core. It should be several hundred less if you take in your engine. His is a...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-04-2024, 10:17 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 11,967
Posted By grivera
Mike - Unrelated but I have to ask- why do you...

Mike - Unrelated but I have to ask- why do you write “Mike’s reply” before each reply post?
Forum: Pontiac - Street 01-03-2024, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By grivera
I marked the pushrods rods in the 69 Lemans with...

I marked the pushrods rods in the 69 Lemans with a yellow paint pen and turn engine over by hand - much like chiphead indicated, some rotate faster than others but at least they all rotate. I’ll...
Forum: Members Helping Members 12-31-2023, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By grivera
Haha - I do plan to drive mine - it’s for the...

Haha - I do plan to drive mine - it’s for the others
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 12-29-2023, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,761
Posted By grivera
Update - got the heater box out today - I was...

Update - got the heater box out today - I was able to get the speed nut off the hidden stud with a ratcheting wrench- wasn’t easy but glad I did it - here is a pic of the firewall after removal.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-23-2023, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,549
Posted By grivera
https://butlerperformance.com/i-24452916-butler-pe...

https://butlerperformance.com/i-24452916-butler-performance-pontiac-polyurethane-stainless-steel-interlocking-engine-mount-64-72-gto-set-bpi-2255-6p.html?ref=search:https%3A%2F%2Fbutlerperformance.com...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-18-2023, 12:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,725
Posted By grivera
Cliff’s willingness to share knowledge is an...

Cliff’s willingness to share knowledge is an asset to this hobby - I’ve also learned a couple of his phrases -

“Not worth two squirts of duck poop” and “like crows picking corn out of manure”
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-10-2023, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,889
Posted By grivera
Wanted to update this- I installed the updated...

Wanted to update this- I installed the updated version of the carbon lined blocker rings last winter and per instructions from MDL, drove for over 500 miles to break in. After doing so I drained and...
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