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Forum: Pontiac - Street 06-26-2021, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Vetteman61
Thank you for the recommendations.

Thank you for the recommendations.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 06-26-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Vetteman61
New A6 A/C Compressor, No More Remans

We have a '71 Catalina w/400. I've had multiple bad experiences with reman A6 compressors and want to get a new unit. Where are you guys getting your new A6s and what is your opinion on the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-24-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Vetteman61
Thanks guys, appreciate the information.

Thanks guys, appreciate the information.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-24-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Vetteman61
Thanks guys. Ben, I had posted this question,...

Thanks guys. Ben, I had posted this question, and then was on the wagon forum to message you a question so thought I'd ask you there also.

As most things do, this has snowballed into a larger...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-23-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Vetteman61
71 455 with HEI

I converted my '71 455 to HEI several years ago. I'm reordering plug wires and I can't remember which ones to get. It's a stock driver. Should I order plug wires from a car that came with stock...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-23-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Vetteman61
'71 Exhaust Flange Gasket

I have a '71 455 in a Station Wagon. Stock exhaust manifolds.

Do these require a gasket? If so, what would you call this part to make my searches turn up more hits? I've always just called them...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-11-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By Vetteman61
Would soaking in WD-40 be the recommended cleaner...

Would soaking in WD-40 be the recommended cleaner for this issue? Before I turn the engine over by hand to see if the valve is stuck it seems like it would be a good idea to attempt to clear the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-08-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By Vetteman61
I pulled the plugs on cylinder #2 (the rusted...

I pulled the plugs on cylinder #2 (the rusted valve) and cylinder #4 (normal like all the other valves)

I took several photos but I couldn't get the camera to get the full color. There's a slight...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-08-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Vetteman61
In case it helps anyone in the future, if you...

In case it helps anyone in the future, if you purchase a new Performer intake, it comes with the block off plate and gasket.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-08-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,493
Posted By Vetteman61
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-06-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,493
Posted By Vetteman61
I just realized that by ordering new intake...

I just realized that by ordering new intake bolts, it leaves a problem with the intake bolts that had the stud on top for mounting brackets. What are you guys using for those intake bolts that had...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-06-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Vetteman61
Thank you everyone

Thank you everyone
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-06-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By Vetteman61
Thanks guys. I haven't removed the spark plug...

Thanks guys. I haven't removed the spark plug yet and was waiting the drain the oil until after I have cleaned and put the engine back together. Should I fill this with anything and let it sit, and...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-05-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By Vetteman61
Corrosion/Crud on intake valve

My engine was rebuilt around 2013. A 1971 Wagon with the original 455 that was bored .60. The car was in an accident a year later and has been stored since. I am just now getting around to getting...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-04-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Vetteman61
Thanks for the tips everyone. What brand oven...

Thanks for the tips everyone. What brand oven cleaner?

Does the duct tape leave a reside that needs to be removed with razor blades or anything like that?

Thanks,
Brandon
Forum: Pontiac - Street 12-02-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Vetteman61
Cleaning engine/Sealing Intake

Hello all,

I got the intake off today. Before reinstalling, I would like to clean the engine and repaint it. I have two questions:

What should be used to block off the intake holes to keep...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 11-27-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Vetteman61
OK, thanks for the reply. The car is a station...

OK, thanks for the reply. The car is a station wagon family hauler and does get driven in the cold season/weather (just not during salt), so I'll keep the crossovers.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 11-27-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Vetteman61
Electric Choke = Heat Crossover Block Off

I want to get verification that I'm correct before I install this.

Pontiac 455 - Street/driver. I'm changing to a carb with electric choke. Is there any reason I would need to keep the heat...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 11-18-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Vetteman61
Thanks guys. I ordered a set of Remflex last...

Thanks guys. I ordered a set of Remflex last night per the recommendations on this thread.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 11-18-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By Vetteman61
Well, sounds like there's really no great...

Well, sounds like there's really no great solution out there. I suppose in the long run, we're all going to get rusty cast iron manifolds and discolored crossovers.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 11-17-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By Vetteman61
Aluminum and Cast Iron Manifold Paint Tips

For aluminum intakes, preventing the discoloring... especially of the middle crossover. The best solution I've seen so far is using a silver, high temp header paint on the aluminum intake, and then...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 11-17-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By Vetteman61
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Pontiac - Street 11-17-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By Vetteman61
Thanks guys, all very good to know. Just to...

Thanks guys, all very good to know.

Just to be sure, antiseize is OK to use on all the intake bolts, right?
Forum: Pontiac - Street 11-17-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Vetteman61
Best Exhaust Manifold Gaskets

It's been about 7 years since the accident, and just now getting the car back together. I remember back then I had two sets of exhaust manifold gaskets and they had a small leak.

What are the...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 11-17-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By Vetteman61
Thanks guys. Greg, when you say a little smear,...

Thanks guys. Greg, when you say a little smear, are you referring to Permatex Ultra Black or to something else? Also, when you refer to some on the donuts gasket for the timing cover, do you mean...
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