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Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion   Yesterday, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By PontiacJim
X2 on the bad gas. Take a slug of water and...

X2 on the bad gas. Take a slug of water and it'll do as you say. Pertronix is a good set-up. The earlier units got a bad rap, mostly because if you left the key/power on and the engine was not...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Complete Exterior Body   07-21-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By PontiacJim
I may be thinking of another car, but doesn't the...

I may be thinking of another car, but doesn't the latch pin screw in/out? It may be extended too much not allowing for a tight/snug closing of the hood. I am thinking I had a car I had to screw it...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Projects, Barn Finds & Restoration Discussions   07-21-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 128
Posted By PontiacJim
x2, seems way to long on the stick-out. Shorten...

x2, seems way to long on the stick-out. Shorten with a die grinder/cut-off wheel and polish up with a grinder. If you drill the spacer, you may oversize the hole or even offset drill it - unless...
Forum: 1964-1974 GTO's and Parts Wanted   07-20-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By PontiacJim
You may have already seen this one, if still...

You may have already seen this one, if still available, $749.00: 1967 GTO, Lemans, Tempest Tilt Steering Column (http://www.garys-classics.net/19gtletetist.html)
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Engine Tuning and High Performance   07-19-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By PontiacJim
So lets wrap this up in summary: gtojoe68 -...

So lets wrap this up in summary:

gtojoe68 - ".......what I CANNOT figure out is the chugging, stumbling way she runs. timing is fine at 34deg, plug wires all plugged in and tight. when I get on...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Complete Engine Compartment Discussion   07-17-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By PontiacJim
Lemans guy: If you are trying to keep everything...

Lemans guy: If you are trying to keep everything original then you may want the 8 bolt pump. They are not Re made, so you have to source one or find a reconditioned one. They exist but not so easy."...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Exhaust, Suspension, Alignment, Fuel Tank and Brakes.   07-16-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 56
Posted By PontiacJim
X2. I was always taught to start at the farthest...

X2. I was always taught to start at the farthest away brake - passenger side rear. The do the driver's side rear. Next was the passenger front, then driver's front. Still do it this way today...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-16-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By PontiacJim
I agree with what has been said as well. I would...

I agree with what has been said as well. I would bring to another shop. Sometimes putting it on the frame machine and giving a good pull can straighten panels out to the point you may not need a...
Forum: Engine Discussions   07-16-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By PontiacJim
Must be your first Pontiac? You won't get...

Must be your first Pontiac?

You won't get 7-800HP out of a stock Pontiac block - it will not live, nor was it ever designed to reach this level.........they break - typically split.

If you want...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-16-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By PontiacJim
I take it the accident was family related and why...

I take it the accident was family related and why the other driver's insurance is not paying for it?

Bungee the trunk and drive the heck out of it. 11K almost seems like it is a total loss and...
Forum: Engine Discussions   07-16-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By PontiacJim
Rather vague question and does not really inform...

Rather vague question and does not really inform us of what you are looking to do.

Numbers matching, I get it. But how much modification are you willing to do? Stroker assembly, aluminum heads,...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-16-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By PontiacJim
It is a tracking device left there by your wife,...

It is a tracking device left there by your wife, or maybe the FBI.
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Exhaust, Suspension, Alignment, Fuel Tank and Brakes.   07-16-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 56
Posted By PontiacJim
Honestly, I never knew of the term "bench bleed"...

Honestly, I never knew of the term "bench bleed" when I replaced any of the master cylinders I swapped out when I was younger. I simply replaced the master, filled it up, and had someone help me...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Engine Tuning and High Performance   07-16-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By PontiacJim
gtojoe68: "My last question has to do with zero...

gtojoe68: "My last question has to do with zero lash concept. I know what it means - it's literally twist pushrods horizontally between thumb and index finger, tighten nut as you do this, and when...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Engine Tuning and High Performance   07-15-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By PontiacJim
Did you pull the pushrod and roll it on a flat...

Did you pull the pushrod and roll it on a flat surface, like a piece of glass, to make sure the pushrod was not bent?

Generally, no damage should have occurred when a rocker goes sideways - unless...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Undercarriage, Frame, Transmission and Differential Discussions.   07-12-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By PontiacJim
If you are talking about the bolt hole in the...

If you are talking about the bolt hole in the block, nope, should fit like any bolt/nut combo, pretty snug. I don't recall my bolt being sloppy when I replaced it. The block is cast iron and the...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion   07-12-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By PontiacJim
Wow, interesting. I would have not thought there...

Wow, interesting. I would have not thought there was any kind of offset to the engine. Wonder why that might be. Perhaps the outside dimensions of the Pontiac, being all cubic inches are the same,...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion   07-11-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By PontiacJim
Sounds about right to me. Keep in mind that the...

Sounds about right to me. Keep in mind that the drop will also drop your oil pan closer to the road and clearance can become an issue, or at least something to always be aware of - unless you are...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Complete Engine Compartment Discussion   07-11-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,224
Posted By PontiacJim
From a Chevelle site. Maybe you have the wrong...

From a Chevelle site. Maybe you have the wrong steering box? These are the correct years and the Alpha Code is a factory applied sticky decal stamped with the 2-letter code on top of the box and...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion   07-09-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By PontiacJim
Did the car have a fan shroud originally? ...

Did the car have a fan shroud originally?

The Chevy Nova, Olds Omega, Pontiac Ventura, & Buick ****** all used the same body. My guess might be that they may have shared a similar radiator as...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Engine Tuning and High Performance   07-08-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By PontiacJim
I think it was the R44S that was used in the Ram...

I think it was the R44S that was used in the Ram Air engines. The R43S may be suggested, especially for towing, because the engine is being worked harder and towing will cause the engine to run hot....
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Projects, Barn Finds & Restoration Discussions   07-08-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,783
Posted By PontiacJim
American Muscle put out the 1/18" scale 1968 GTO....

American Muscle put out the 1/18" scale 1968 GTO. I bought one about 8 or so years ago at a retail store, so I didn't get raped on the price. You can get one on Ebay, but not inexpensive.

There...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Engine Tuning and High Performance   07-07-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By PontiacJim
Hmmmm. A little too "bright?" That's a new...

Hmmmm. A little too "bright?" That's a new description to me.

Today's blend of gas does not produce the coloring of old. Very difficult to read plugs, so you can't really judge by the...
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Convertible Top, Interior, Glass and Trunk   07-07-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By PontiacJim
The 1969 Beaumont SD396. Simply a Chevelle with...

The 1969 Beaumont SD396. Simply a Chevelle with a few changes. This one was really clean and when fired up, sounded healthy.
Forum: 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Convertible Top, Interior, Glass and Trunk   07-06-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By PontiacJim
And this is why we always take photos BEFORE,...

And this is why we always take photos BEFORE, DURING, & AFTER disassembly even if we are going to reassemble it 10 minutes later.

You are missing the thin "hat like" nuts often used to secure...
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