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  1. Well this weeks project was to get up and wired a supposed rare option on my 1970 GTO. It was optioned with a remote/electric trunk release button in the glove box and none of it was wired so I got to remove the backseat and passenger side sill panels, body panels, and carpet to run the wiring from the glove box to the trunk latch and then power from the fuse box to the glove box as well. I assumed that the solenoid that releases the trunk latch was bad so I picked up an NOS piece from another Pontiac enthusiast website classifieds only to find out that the original in the car just needed a good cleaning to work with no further issue. Install went smoother than usual and I have yet another option up and running.
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  3. Quit farting in your car before you get out at night.
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  4. One bit of advice that may or may not help minimally with mpg, but well definitely help wth performance and continued maintenance of the fuel/induction system is to use a fuel additive that has PEA (polyether amine)in it such as Regain by Gumout. PEA is the highest end fuel additive there is and will cleanup many deposits and varnish that other additives won’t. All fuel injected engines suffer from the same issue which is that no fuel flows past certain components. Port injection is a problem, but DIC is the worst as it gets no fuel to the back of the intake valves. Either way deposits and varnish buildup is a problem in fuel injection systems. I can tell you factually that PEA works as I spent three years developing systems to deliver it for OEM use for warranty issues as well as a advisory role in the development of the chemistry.
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  5. Another point to add is that is torque, not horsepower, that gets you down the road. So to add to what Last Indian stated, adding displacement will add both horsepower and torque by increasing cubic inch displacement. However, it is torque, or the rotation force, that actually moves a vehicle. There are several examples were a low horsepower but high torque engines are more desirable for street application, this is particularly true in the trucking industries. Case in point, back in the early 1960s, GMC had a 305 CI V6 engine is used in its light duty pickups. They also built what they called the Twin Six, a V12 710 CI engine (essentially two 305 V6 back-to-back) that they used in medium and heavy duty trucks. Some even pulled Minute Man Missiles. The Twin Six produced less than 200 HP, but it had enough torque to move a missile! Let's see a modern V12 do that. GMC Twin Six V12 engine
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  7. Unfreakinbelievable! GE I swear that thing has a siren call for critters. Come meet your doom! So when are you putting on them kill stickers on the C pillar? How many different critters does this make? Deer (check) squirrel (check) possum (check) raccoon (check) and now wabbits (check) - that's five species by my count. What did I miss?
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  8. This coming from the guy with the Malibu, Oldsmobubble Vista Cruiser, and his supercar dream is a Yugo. However, he does have a point. There needs to be punishment for no pictures. I think he needs to watch 3rd rate DIY/car shows "Clock Work Orange" style.
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  9. Those trips would easily outbalance the small profit we make on the calendar. Though I'd be down to do it if money was no thing.
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  10. With another successful year in the books, we're back again thanking you all for being around and making this a great community! With that we're bringing back our FREE giveaway of one of our wondrous calendars. In order to enter, all you have to do is reply to this topic! No restrictions, just reply! In order to receive more entries though, please get active! Active members get 1 entry per day that they are active! Those of you who have donated to Forever Pontiac will get 5+ entries. You too can donate to Forever Pontiac and support our running costs by going to: https://foreverpontiac.com/store/category/1-fp-donations/ If you have any questions, please let us know!
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  12. Ding, ding ,ding, ding, ding,ding.......we have a winner! It is indeed the Esso Tiger antenna ball. These were popular back in the day. As Ringo indicates tiger advertising was big with the GTO back in the day. There was Kellogg's Tony the Tiger, Esso gas "like putting a tiger in your tank", and Tiger Paw tires.
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  13. Bienvenue. Rust repair on a unibody car is an effort in futility. The strength on the body is in layers of thin metal. Repair one and the next is already failing, and by the time you see it, it's already terminal. The wife's old 2005 Malibu is in similar condition. No feeling worse than heading a jack punch through what's supposed to be the strong points.
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  15. Four and a half foot long ... might have to go with an electric fan and water pump. I hate electrics.
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  16. While I believe the consensus is the Sunfire doesn’t get great fuel economy there is a reason, and it's not that car specifically! The problem is an EPA illusion created by saying that fuel mileage today is better, not true! As a general statement not a specific one! Fuel economy for the auto industry today versus say 40 years ago, when compared to engine/transmission configuration and outputs, versus body configuration I.E. weight, tire configuration etc… Has not changed much at all! Your Sunfire when compared to a Vega 3 door as an example is close to the same configuration. Likewise so is the fuel economy. In 1967 I owned a 67 Impala, a 283 with a powerglide tranny. It got 18-21 mpg. Today I own a Buick LaCrosse with 3.6 with a 6 speed tranny, it gets 18-21 mpg both cars are relatively comparable in weight and wheelbase. Other specs like tire size etc. aren’t. Without getting real complicated the total power band configuration of the V8 and powergluide match that of a V6 and a 6 speed trans when compared to body configurations. Some, not many, but some newer technologies like DIC have helped improved fuel economy. The end result is for the Sunfire to get noticeably better fuel economy you would need to reduce weight or actually increase cubic inch displacement, not hp, but displacement.
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  17. At $999 a day, it's more like the rental company that jacks you up!
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  19. I bought some gold and black automotive touch up paint that includes the clear coat. I also got some self-etching primer that works on aluminum, an X-Acto knife, a red scotch bride pad to create some "tooth" on the metal, and some painters adhesive paper to cover the parts not getting painted. Right now it has been primed. Color is next.
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  20. Hi my name is Pat and I am from Gosford NSW Australia. I am a 1st time Pontiac owner. I bought a convertible 1986 305 litre Trans Am in December. I am enjoying learning about the car and loving working on it over my holiday break. The seller told me that he believes there are only 3 full convertibles in Australia. I have been told that the rear spoiler is from a Camaro rather than a Trans Am.
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  22. This how she is today. Paint is 75% done. Chrome is scheduled to be done the last week of feb. I ended up not shipping the chrome out. Shipping one way was $500. I chose a place 40 min from my home , Librandi's chrome.
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  23. Well after the wreck the 69 was about 85% or so handmade. The the front subframe was destroyed, but the firewall was untouched. So I found a subframe and took 2x3 channel and built the back half of the frame & welded them together. Similar to the 74 frame you see in the pics, but in the case of the 69 the 3” is vertical not horizontal all the way, this changes the vertical flex, which in cornering helps substantially with down force flex in cornering. The entire floor from firewall cutoff to the rear valance was 20ga. 304 stainless. Original Z/28 3 leaf, leaf springs & Monroe Max Air shocks. The front sported big block springs and sway bar. Because of this work the car dropped 300lbs and weight was redistributed, which in turn lowered the center of gravity 5” & lowered the roll center 13”. It also balanced the car to a 50/50 weight distribution, but best of all was it would pull over 1.3 Gs on a 300 ft skid pad test @ 50 mph. It also reduced Yaw by 1 full second@ 50 mph. Every part and bolt, clip, nut, washer et. That could be made or bought of 304 stainless was. The engine, well what can I say, it was a stock DZ 302, but what else do you need? People will argue about this motor and its power, but the fact is that the 302 was tested by many reputable people, Smokey Yunick as one and none were ever tested under 600 hp. The with one caveat with mine was the 202 valve heads were replaced with 188 fueler heads. Without getting into a long oration, smaller valve heads actually run better for the street and slalom racing with the 302. Most engine pieces were handmade except for the obvious. It might interest you that if you look closely at the side shot of the engine you can see the power steering & water pump pulleys. They are billet pieces I designed and made. Likewise the front engine pic shows a billet ribbed master cylinder cover I designed & made. I once made the mistake of going to a car show in this area and Mr Gasket, which at that time was out of Cleveland’s west side was there stole the designs. Just another reason I don’t do car shows. The interior was all custom, see pic. Wheels were American Racing billet bean slots that I machined to look like Hildebrandt wheels & the lugs 304 SS machined to a bastard size for security. Rear fenders were custom flared. In 1974 I converted the Z from the Muncie stick to a special built 350 turbo automatic, as my wife, no matter how I tried, couldn’t handle the 2500 lb. clutch. So with that there was so much power and hookup with the automatic it would wind the rear axle up 40 degrees and really S shape the leaf springs. As a result I built what I called ladde- tracs, as they were a cross between ladder bars and traction bars. Traction bars wouldn’t work as the power was to great and would just S shape the springs wrap the axle anyway, had to stop the axle from over rotating. The rear end cover was a custom made piece, see pic. The “74” was my wife so I made it a much more docile machine, detuned, automatic obviously, but it would corner very very well.
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  24. Welcome to FP Kyle. Nice looking Lemans you've got there. By the looks of things I see some March Performance accessorie goodies, and Kauffman Performance heads. Which set of heads? Given the hydro-boost master cylinder I am guessing you are running a pretty significant cam and 4-wheels disc brakes. Clearly you've built this for street-strip use since you have no heater core and you've added a lot of pro-touring/handling goodies along the way. Is this car also fuel injected? I can't tell from the photos but it would be a logical next step for a car set-up like this. That plus the two engine photos don't readily show a mechanical fuel pump. So I suspect at least an electrical fuel pump is in play here, and fuel injection would be the next step. Please tell us more about your car.
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  25. What if only the foot is lucky and all 4 survived?
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  26. Hey the lastest and fast breaking news!! I get to add yet another kill to the car. What type of critter was it this time ya say!! Well, it was a somewhat fast moving wabbit that wasn't moving fast enough. Imagine that if you will !! Dang car must have been hungry lol !!
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  27. Well, I guess even a broken clock is right twice a day...
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  28. So Ringo, you should be paying me for all the free tech advise I give? I can call it consulting. Sarcasm is still free, for now. You sometimes frighten me Pro!
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  29. Ford will invest $4.5 billion in new electric vehicles, including a new SUV with a reported 300-mile range, a hybrid F-150, and a hybrid Mustang, all of which will arrive by the end of the decade, the automaker announced Tuesday. Ford CEO Mark Fields announced the new cars and hybrid strategy at a meeting at the company's Flat Rock assembly, where...View the full article
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  30. Pinky, are you pondering what I am pondering? I think so Brain, but where are we going to get a trained Ringo in a thong and that much creamed corn at this time of night? Narf!
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  31. What are we going to do this year Brain? Same thing we try to do every year Pinkey, try to take over the world!
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  32. I believe you, I just think your arm will give out before you run out of stupid people. ....and they breed so quickly too.....
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  34. Now you're just being silly. What would I do with that much power? Go try and beat GE to the next possum?
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  35. Woah, woah, woah. The Malibu is NOT mine. That sad remnant of a car is 100% on the missus. And the Olds isn't a baby Vista ... it's the big mama Custom Cruiser. And as much as I love it ... it was only the complete and total impossibility to find a Safari that led to the desperation that drove me to it. As for the Yugo ... yeah ... that's on me. But that's not so much about the car .... it's the same gut response that makes you come home with the most pathetic runt they had at the animal shelter. It's the underdog of cars. C'mon ... you root for Detroit sports teams. You know what I'm talking about.
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  36. Isn't there a site rule issuing a punishment to people who do work on their cars without taking pics? Oh, wait ... it's only a bowtie. Nobody cares. Move along ... nothing to see here.
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  37. Got a lot of house things for my new house but nothing car fun
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  38. Certainly appreciate the feedback guys. We try and find vendors who will work with us and not skyrocket the price so that the calendar remains reasonable. Unfortunately, that does mean there might be some "gotchas." I'll start researching earlier for 2017 to see how we can improve quality but keep pricing reasonable. Just this year, our previous vendor sent me into a tailspin (like literally the day of sending out the email) due to a decision on their part that made me scramble for another vendor.
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  39. Opened mine today. Really not impressed that they can't size a picture to fit their page, but will take the time to Hack up Ricks photo and any others they messed with, that's out of bounds. Hope we can find a better vendor for 2017. Ringo, we do appreciate your efforts to make this happen every year, and it's truly an honor to be a part of the FP calendar. My opinion....This vendor made a mockery of our top 12 cars.
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  40. Of course after my response, Eli absolutely bombs and we lose to the Eagles...
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  41. Why is it all weird problems are not easily found
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  43. Does the smell come on if you were to run the blower's with the car off? Maybe try other settings? (Recirculation, external) Does it only come out of certain vents (Windshield, feet, ect) or all of them? That might help you isolate it from being something within the system as opposed to the system drawing the smell from an external source. I just did a some searching and you may also want to check the transmission. Apparently in some cases, burning tranny fluid can have a "propane" smell. Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk
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  44. Pro - you don't get blamed for all these things - I drove the car today so, it seems as if 5 times of pressure washing finally got it all off. Yup that's all I need is for varmits to eat the car lol !! Notallthere - Heck I got a big deer whistle on it now with that big supercharger lol !!! I was lmao when I read what you had written and I still laugh at it. Your still my hero!! Frosty - Just FYI Petty's Garage does know about the last deer strike lmao !! I called them and was talking to them about some parts and stuff. I told them about the latest and they could not believe it. I'm sure all the guys and the King will get a laugh outta it!! Thanks Joe !! Frosty - That's PBR, fried okra, and liver pudding!! Joe - Now, just remember that the deer roll under the car so, get ready for a fight when they roll under the blind It would be like a cage match 2 men enter 1 man leaves
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  45. Maybe i need to make my deer blind look like one of GE's cars... ...never had a deer jump into a blind before..Genius! Glad you are OK..
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  46. That is it. We are chipping in for Deer whistles for all of your cars.
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  48. Okay, well I had another adventure with deer last nite with the car. Yup I hit another deer!! Last nite at that. That makes 4 !! Then today I get this christmas card from Notallthere and on the inside it states " Reindeer are not targets for the challenger" I think that there was some plotting going on between notallthere and the deer lmao!!! And what are the odds of getting a card and hitting a deer within 24 hours mmmmmm lmao!!! Anyhoo, I got lucky it only blew out and busted the side skirts and a light bend in the front fender along with loosing up the exhaust system. Yup, it did the dead roll up under the car for about 100 yards. I got off cheap this time!! The other times it was 10k+ each time.
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  49. Season 2 There could be a little swearing in this. Just a little.
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