This site is by far the most helpful, kind, knowledgeable group I have ever dealt with in all my years in this hobby. That being said it is not that hard of job, just labor intensive. Yes, broken bolts suck but come w/the territory of the hobby. Crazy, but there was a time we did this sort of thing for fun helping each other out! A weekend, a case of beer, some pizza and tunes playing on the radio. After all, these were our everyday vehicles and were wrenching on them constantly. We were a different/dying breed I guess. I see way too many people commenting on how the majority of shops are too lazy, or not enough $$$ to make a scandalous profit or just do not have the knowledge to work on these classics. Some of the younger guys on different Pontiac sites might want to start paying attention instead of posting laughing emoji's or watching hack youtube videos of "experts". I always tell my son either learn my 40+ years experience now or pay someone big $$$ in the future, only for them to screw it up because they have little to no knowledge/experience of these vehicles. And you are right..."no good deed goes unpunished"Appreciate it, geeteeohguy
Good Guys is usually slim picking for Pontiac parts, but I know where a spare set of d-port RA manifolds are if push comes to shove
I was telling GoatWood over PM that my first inclination was to say "come over and we'll fix it in an afternoon!" but that can be a trap if you don't know exactly what's going on. My good intentions have gotten me in trouble with wife, friends and friend's wives a number of times LOL.