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Shakercars's 1972 Trans Am

2019 August
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  2. https://frankspontiacparts.com/ FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to Frank I now have matching heads. He had 1... and only 1 single #16 bare head already cleaned. 1 valve guide to replace... but for $250 I scored. Not to mention...ive never seen a dismantling yard that was so clean and organized. If you need any parts... call him. He has a bunch of stuff on his website but not everything. Now I gotta find a local head shop to do the finish work.
  3. I was wondering if there was any videos or anything showing how to replace a transfer case in a 2008 pontiac torrent. My husband was driving mine today and said he heard a loud sound. Then we found this.
  4. Yesterday
  5. What’s new for 2020: Audi The luxury automaker added two wagons to its A6 lineup and will keep the TT around for another year. What do you get from a connected car app? Connected car apps are becoming more common and more functional in new cars, and automakers such as Ford are making these convenient apps free. NHTSA finally plans to get...View the full article
  6. I agree with your analysis. The Stamp 8288 on the #16 head is probably B288 - which translates into Feb 28, 1968 cast date. The A168 is January 16, 1968. I think it highly unlike that your car was built this way. I suspect one of the heads was replaced at some point in time after it was built. Clearly the driver's side is the more desirable head. You can talk to a machine job about opening the passenger side up to the match the driver's side.
  7. As cars themselves get smarter and smarter, the technology on our dashboards is becoming ever more intertwined with the devices we carry in our pockets. From simple maintenance reminders to functions that can turn a smartphone into an advanced key fob, connected car apps vary significantly in terms of capability⁠—and cost. Earlier this...View the full article
  8. New vehicles will have to meet more rigorous safety standards to earn five-star safety ratings doled out by federal regulators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Wednesday. “American car buyers want safety, and NHTSA wants to help by creating additional market-based incentives for automakers to continue investing...View the full article
  9. It’s hard not to have an opinion on the 2020 Toyota Prius. The car’s expressive shape, impressive fuel economy, and reasonable price have made it a favorite with drivers interested in saving fuel. But gas is cheap, and rivals are catching up, which makes the 2020 Prius less of a stand-out than before. We rate the lineup at 6.0 out of...View the full article
  10. It’s hard not to have an opinion on the 2020 Toyota Prius. The car’s expressive shape, impressive fuel economy, and reasonable price have made it a favorite with drivers interested in saving fuel. But gas is cheap, and rivals are catching up, which makes the 2020 Prius less of a stand-out than before. We rate the lineup at 6.0 out of...View the full article
  11. Last week
  12. Ok I need some help with some heads I just pulled from my custom S. I thought they were the same but after looking at them and seeing the date codes and stamps... i am thinking they are very different. Drivers side: Stamp - 16, Date - 8288 Passenger side: Stamp - 15, Date - A168 I looked up the codes and came up with this: Year - Application - Casting - Valves - CC/CR - Notes Drivers side: 68/69 - 400std/HO - 16 - 2.11/1.77 - 72 - Screw in studs, Dual valve springs, D port Passenger side: 68 - 400 2bbl/4bbl - 15 - 1.96/1.66 - 75 - Pressed in studs, D port, B & G body So either I am looking up these heads incorrectly... or I have very different valve sizes .... would really love it if someone could help me clear this up. Cause Im thinking I need to get a matching head so that I have the same on both sides.
  13. I believe that all '67-73 GM cars should be black & aqua speckled. You can purchase that paint from Amazon. Search for "trunk spatter paint". Dupli-color, ACDelco, and OER all produced the correct paint in spray can form. Does anyone else have anything different?
  14. Does anyone know the paint code for the trunk spatter paint on a 67 Pontiac Ventura Thank you in advance
  15. The luxury arm of Volkswagen is loading its lineup of stately sedans, capable crossovers, and sporty compacts and wagons with more standard safety equipment and trim options for 2020. This year, for Audi, the base Titanium trim is no longer offered, leaving the core trim levels as Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The biggest news for Audi...View the full article
  16. Appears to be in pretty good shape. Good luck on the project and keep us up on your build as you go along. We LOVE pic's.
  17. 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric crossover debuts: 200 miles, all-wheel drive, constantly updated Volvo's first electric vehicle, the 2021 XC40 Recharge, leads the charge for a more sustainable future. 2019 Volkswagen Arteon earns top crash safety ratings despite poor headlights The big Volkswagen sedan's headlights kept it from earning an award...View the full article
  18. Volvo's first all-electric car made its official debut Wednesday and carries with it the automaker's ambitious plan to pollute less from the vehicles it produces and to reduce emissions from the factories that make the cars. The 2021 Volvo XC40 will go on sale later in 2020 and cost more than $55,000, before applicable federal, state, and local...View the full article
  19. The 2020 Toyota Camry lineup ranges from mainstream suburban family car to hypermiling commuter to track-tuned TRD sports sedan. There’s something for everyone here, at least everyone who hasn’t followed the call of the SUV. We rate the entire range at 6.8 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Some versions, such as the Camry...View the full article
  20. The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon just missed a Top Safety Pick award due to headlights with either deficient visibility or excessive glare. But when it comes to crashworthiness, the full-size sedan earned the praise of the IIHS, which conducts the most rigorous crash-safety testing of any non-profit testing agency. In the six key tests, including the...View the full article
  21. Welcome to the site great looking old wagon... Noticed you said that the straight 8 engine was seized up.....Was it seized due to a mechanical failure or just rusted (rings to the bores..possibly from moisture over the years...??) The reason I ask is....Years ago my dad came up with an old Cadillac (1949) that had been sitting in an old shed for years and the engine was locked up...So what we did was use a process called electrolysis...Basically what we did was reverse the oxidation process using a car battery and charger and an electrolyte made out of water and washing soda (sodium bicarbonate) If I remember correctly he used right at one tablespoon of washing soda to one gallon of water...So we pulled the engine out of the car and removed the intake manifold..valve covers...water pump...oil pan.... timing cover ... freeze plugs ETC...Then submerged the engine in a plastic kids wading pool large enough to completely get the whole engine underwater then added the washing soda to the water and mixed it up really good so as to be sure it did not clump up....Then from the 12 volt car battery using jumper cables hooked the ground to the engine block which turned it into a cathode....Then we used a piece of steel rebar as an anode which we hooked the positive cable to the hot side of the battery then submerged the rebar in the solution placing it real close to but not touching the engine block with about 6 inches or so sticking up above the water level where the positive lead was hooked to....The rebar will be consumed during the process so you would need to keep an eye on it and replace as necessary...so that the positive cable does not become submerged into the electrolyte solution...It is a slow process took about three weeks to clean and derust the Caddy engine...It worked really well and when it was done...We rolled it over by hand with very little effort...The black powder residue that was left on the engine came right off with stiff brush...Then the engine was quite easily disassembled any wearable parts replaced reinstalled in the car and was driven across country to Seattle from North Carolina and back with no issues.....I am sure that I have missed a few details as this was 30 some years ago..... Electrolysis Might be something worthwhile to check into if you want to reuse the original engine......Good luck with your project and keep us posted..... TLBT
  22. Looks like a nice project. Goy any pics of it now?
  23. Hi, I am carld83 and have been working on this car for a few years now. The pic is how I found her, drug her home from a farmers pasture. Slowly acquiring pieces and parts to get her back on the road. Got her running and moving under her own power. Brakes have been gone through. But still need a little work. Wish me luck.
  24. Thanks my friend! Like pretty much everything else, it’s what’s underneath that counts! Or at least counts as much. Or the devil’s in the detail!
  25. According to gtcarlot.com, GT convertible production was 20.8% of the 150,001 G6s sold in the US in 2007. So that is around 31,200 total.
  26. I love my G6 coupe! Have owned it almost 14 years. Such a great car. Living in Florida I see a lot of the convertibles. However, I am not too sure about the numbers. 2007 was the first year for the convertible as well.
  27. Always wondered (after drooling over what you CAN see on your car) How much was involved with watcha can't see. So I'm not surprised. Great story Gary and very helpful.
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