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Forum: 77-81 Firebird & Trans Am TECH 08-01-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 411
Posted By Sirrotica
In the post I referred you to I only replaced a...

In the post I referred you to I only replaced a line, and there was no air in the caliper, so I just bled it at the connection. No need to touch a bleeder that is 25 years old, and take a chance on...
Forum: 77-81 Firebird & Trans Am TECH 08-01-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 411
Posted By Sirrotica
You're forgetting that the main reason people...

You're forgetting that the main reason people post about bleeding brakes is that they can't seem to get the air out of the system. Gravity bleeding does it more efficiently than other forms of...
Forum: 77-81 Firebird & Trans Am TECH 07-31-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 411
Posted By Sirrotica
Never used a pressure bleeder in 50 years of...

Never used a pressure bleeder in 50 years of doing automotive work as my profession. Gravity bled them all by myself in a few minutes. I was tasked to put out a professional product, at a reasonable...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-28-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,561
Posted By Sirrotica
Here is a synopsis of what synthetic lubricants...

Here is a synopsis of what synthetic lubricants can start out as, it can come from many sources, crude, natural gas, etc.
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Forum: THE LOBBY 07-28-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,561
Posted By Sirrotica
Any of the good by pass oil filters, Amsoil,...

Any of the good by pass oil filters, Amsoil, Frantz (what I have), just google by pass oil filters and you'll find options. They aren't cheap, but they'll pay back in a few years just on oil savings....
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-28-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,561
Posted By Sirrotica
The reason natural gas is used is simply it's...

The reason natural gas is used is simply it's cleaner when extracted from the ground, it doesn't already have soil mixed in when it's extracted as crude oil does.
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-28-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,561
Posted By Sirrotica
There is such a thing as too much ZDDP in oil, I...

There is such a thing as too much ZDDP in oil, I would consult with the manufacturer to see what their recommendation are for your application with flat tappet cams.
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-28-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,561
Posted By Sirrotica
First of all I'm 68 YO, so I had to go against...

First of all I'm 68 YO, so I had to go against every thing I did for many years making my living wrenching on cars and trucks when I switched to by pass oil filters on my own vehicles. Running oil...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-27-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,561
Posted By Sirrotica
Jim, there are 2 ways to keep oil clean, and you...

Jim, there are 2 ways to keep oil clean, and you choose to keep replacing it as oil gets contaminated. I used to do it that way too, but have since found out that a by pass oil filter that takes all...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-27-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,561
Posted By Sirrotica
Jim, since I operated a Pennzoil service station...

Jim, since I operated a Pennzoil service station in the late 70s, early 80s I also use nothing but Pennzoil. About 15 years ago I switched to using their 10W30 platinum synthetic in all the gasoline...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-27-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,531
Posted By Sirrotica
I always have a chain fall in my garages,...

I always have a chain fall in my garages, sometimes it's on an I beam with a trolley and sometimes it's hanging from the rafters.

I'm currently stripping and painting a 5X8 trailer to haul the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-27-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,531
Posted By Sirrotica
This is exactly why a 2 post above ground is the...

This is exactly why a 2 post above ground is the most versatile type of lift if you want to be able to perform operations such as dropping a cradle out of anything late model, or FWD. Don't try that...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 07-26-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,341
Posted By Sirrotica
During Prohibition, that's the way Canadian...

During Prohibition, that's the way Canadian whiskey got to the cities on the northern shores!!!
Forum: Members Helping Members 07-26-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 649
Posted By Sirrotica
I bought a new line trimmer last week and wanted...

I bought a new line trimmer last week and wanted to start it out right so I bought the 93 octane non ethanol mixed with synthetic 2 stroke oil. That has to be the most expensive gallon of gas I've...
Forum: 77-81 Firebird & Trans Am TECH 07-26-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 411
Posted By Sirrotica
Try reading this thread: ...

Try reading this thread:

https://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844367

Gravity and atmospheric pressure is all you need to bleed brake systems, I've been doing it for 50...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-26-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,561
Posted By Sirrotica
Back in the mid eighties GM issued a bulletin...

Back in the mid eighties GM issued a bulletin that the additive package used in 10W40 could cause sticking of the oil rings on the piston, resulting in oil consumption problems. I never had used it...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-26-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,882
Posted By Sirrotica
Thanks for the heads up Mike, that info is good...

Thanks for the heads up Mike, that info is good information to know. I once worked at a dealership that had a Rotary asymmetrical lift, and I liked that unit a lot, but that was in 2005 ish, they...
Forum: Members Helping Members 07-26-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Sirrotica
I built 4 tall stands (range is 24-48 inches) out...

I built 4 tall stands (range is 24-48 inches) out of 2 sizes of schedule 40 pipe (1 1/2, and 2 inch) 4 steel 14 inch rims, then used 3 pieces of 5/8 inch rebar to go from the outside edge of the rim...
Forum: Members Helping Members 07-25-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Sirrotica
I built 4 tall stands (range is 24-48 inches) out...

I built 4 tall stands (range is 24-48 inches) out of 2 sizes of schedule 40 pipe (1 1/2, and 2 inch) 4 steel 14 inch rims, then used 3 pieces of 5/8 inch rebar to go from the outside edge of the rim...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 07-25-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,341
Posted By Sirrotica
Unfortunately I can only attend on Friday due to...

Unfortunately I can only attend on Friday due to having to attend one of the grand kids first birthday party on Saturday. As usual, my wife and I will be making the tour of the grounds in our black...
Forum: National Events 07-24-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,402
Posted By Sirrotica
If you see a guy and his wife driving a black and...

If you see a guy and his wife driving a black and gold, 2 seat, all terrain Go Kart that looks like a winged sprint car, but smaller, that would be my wife and me.
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Forum: THE LOBBY 07-24-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,882
Posted By Sirrotica
Mike, the pole building is only 8 years old so...

Mike, the pole building is only 8 years old so the concrete is fairly new, plus it was relief cut with a concrete saw. There was another building that was on the same spot that burned down. This...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 07-23-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,531
Posted By Sirrotica
I've used a twin post Weaver, a center post...

I've used a twin post Weaver, a center post inground X head configuration, a symmetrical above ground, a grease pit, and an asymmetrical above ground. By far the asymmetrical above ground is the best...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-21-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Sirrotica
You need one of these:...

You need one of these: https://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&type=E211US105G0&p=hub+buster+wheel+bearing+tool

I made my own because I'm able to, they're kind of pricey to buy, but they do...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-20-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,882
Posted By Sirrotica
Today is the first time I've had to take...

Today is the first time I've had to take measurements on the garage and the pole building. The garage is 30X40 and then there is the addition on the back of that building which is basically a storage...
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