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Forum: 66-67 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By JSchmitz
I need to take a closer look at mine I guess.

I need to take a closer look at mine I guess.
Forum: 66-67 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By JSchmitz
My mirrors move a lot on my '64. I think they are...

My mirrors move a lot on my '64. I think they are Ames replacement mirrors. I liked the factory one that I had previously. It had a draw screw to tighten it down. But I wanted to add a passenger...
Forum: THE LOBBY Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By JSchmitz
.001 Green. :D

.001 Green. :D
Forum: THE LOBBY Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By JSchmitz
That does NOT sound fun! Best of luck on a speedy...

That does NOT sound fun! Best of luck on a speedy recovery!
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-16-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,702
Posted By JSchmitz
I was looking at the threaded stem. Thought it...

I was looking at the threaded stem. Thought it might be a double seating plunger or gate that would need to be fully closed or open. It looks like there is a packing nut on it. So should be able to...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-16-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,702
Posted By JSchmitz
I agree. Just kinda thinking out loud and...

I agree. Just kinda thinking out loud and throwing it out there as general FYI on the subject. I might add one. I like the idea of keeping the heater box cool during the summer. My car doesn't have...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-16-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,702
Posted By JSchmitz
This discussion has me thinking about heater...

This discussion has me thinking about heater control valves. This one is cheap. I wonder if it can be used to control flow like a ball valve. Or is it only designed for open or closed.
...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-16-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,702
Posted By JSchmitz
My dad told me, when I was very young, that you...

My dad told me, when I was very young, that you can run the heater to help out if your car is overheating in traffic. Might make you a little miserable. You could see if that makes a difference when...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-16-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,702
Posted By JSchmitz
One thing to remember is that early GTO's have a...

One thing to remember is that early GTO's have a significantly smaller radiator vs. later years. The early core area is roughly 401 square inches and later core is roughly 476 square inches. That's...
Forum: 68-69 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 05-13-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By JSchmitz
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: THE LOBBY 05-13-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,634
Posted By JSchmitz
Did you contact the seller and give him a chance...

Did you contact the seller and give him a chance to explain?
Forum: THE LOBBY 05-13-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,634
Posted By JSchmitz
You sold the car and had control of the price and...

You sold the car and had control of the price and details. Did you get what you wanted for it? I say let it go.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-09-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By JSchmitz
X2. I don't think retorqueing the bolts is...

X2.

I don't think retorqueing the bolts is going to fix it. Spend the time pulling it apart.
Forum: THE LOBBY 05-09-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By JSchmitz
Done with a car. Now that's a funny one! You...

Done with a car. Now that's a funny one! You crazy optimist! LOL! :)
Forum: Pontiac - Street 05-06-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 960
Posted By JSchmitz
You could make a removable panel in the floor pan.

You could make a removable panel in the floor pan.
Forum: The Body Shop TECH 05-05-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By JSchmitz
Summit Racing has good prices on paint. I bought...

Summit Racing has good prices on paint. I bought some black acrylic urethane for my dash.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 04-30-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 102,885
Posted By JSchmitz
My Comp rollers quieted down a bunch when I went...

My Comp rollers quieted down a bunch when I went from 1/2 turn past zero lash to 1 turn past. Glad to see that you're getting some seat time! Mine has been down about two years now. :(
Forum: Pontiac - Street 04-29-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By JSchmitz
Bottom line is there's no perfect way to tension...

Bottom line is there's no perfect way to tension a belt. There are different profiles, spans, rubber composition, cording, notched/tight radius, etc. The deflection method gives you a good point of...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 04-29-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,040
Posted By JSchmitz
Just curious. Was the car on jacks or the...

Just curious. Was the car on jacks or the suspension. The suspension would absorb a lot of the impact. I think it's gonna be fine with a few repairs.
Forum: Pontiac - Street 04-29-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By JSchmitz
I teach Drives as part of my job. A good rule of...

I teach Drives as part of my job. A good rule of thumb for v-belts is 1/64" of deflection per inch of span. This is subjective because of how hard you pull on the belt. Use a long straight edge (on...
Forum: THE LOBBY 04-27-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,567
Posted By JSchmitz
Black snakes are good. They even eat copperheads.

Black snakes are good. They even eat copperheads.
Forum: THE LOBBY 04-27-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,567
Posted By JSchmitz
I've killed 16 copperheads so far at my property....

I've killed 16 copperheads so far at my property. One had a dozen babies in it. So I guess it's 28. I've owned the 27 acres for about 12 years. One was behind the refrigerator in the pole barn. It...
Forum: Pontiac - Race 04-22-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,935
Posted By JSchmitz
He's lucky all things considered. Very scary one....

He's lucky all things considered. Very scary one. Prayers sent.
Forum: LS Talk 04-18-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,663
Posted By JSchmitz
Maybe post it in the Race Section. Title it,...

Maybe post it in the Race Section. Title it, "Help Paul prove that Pontiac engines are better than LS". Maybe you could just keep posting LS engines are easy to beat like you did in another of your...
Forum: LS Talk 04-18-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,663
Posted By JSchmitz
My point is that he doesn't really give a ****...

My point is that he doesn't really give a **** about 500 cubic inch LS engines. He wants to prove that Pontiacs are better (Like always). But I will take the suggestion and stay away. Have fun.
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