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    so far I am not liking the lines of that car. Not sure why all the hype for a mid engine Corvette? If it was meant to be it would have been successful under Duntov decades ago. Just leave the damn car alone and keep the Domestic image that has been the basis of its success for over half a century. Why do we NOT want to be American anymore? Why does everyone want to emulate "European styling?" If I want Euro, I'll buy Euro, If I want American Supercar that out performs Euro at 30% of the cost, I'll buy American. Didn't Chevy learn from the bastardization of the GTO? IT KILLED A BRAND!!!! OUR BRAND!!!!!
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    Well I am a bit OCD when it comes to oil and oil changes. best oil, rigid oil change schedule, and a consistent maintenance schedule. GTO- Royal Purple Full Synthetic with a Royal Purple or K&N oil filter EVERY 3,000 miles or 6 months whichever comes first which has always been 6 months. C6 Corvette- Mobil 1 5W30 Full Synthetic with a Mobil 1 filter or K&N oil filter. EVERY 3,000 miles or 6 months which is usually at 3K miles. NOW, before I complete EITHER oil change above I drain the old oil, remove old filter, replace with STP oil of similar viscosity and a new filter and run the engine for @ 10 minutes and then drain, replace filter again. THEN I add the above listed oils and filters. YES its overkill, yes its more expensive but I've never lost an engine, I've never gotten less than 140K miles out of my engines, and I sleep better at night. I gotta chuckle at those that try and squeeze every last mile out of their oil they can and complain of the price of oil. Compare it to the price of spun bearings or a engine rebuild and I think you'll AGREE that the price of an oil change is nominal.
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    A video I made on how to replace a Vacuum modulator on my th350 https://youtu.be/LV9ZJ6xzzAI
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    Pollock' s had their open house Nov. 19. No Pontiacs, but some interesting cars and projects anyway. They specialize in British cars , but will do almost anything else also.
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    Before announcing our 2018 Forever Pontiac Calendar, I would like to thank all those who have participated, either submitting photos or voting. It was a great turn out and quite a lot of awesome Pontiacs! Without further ado, here is your 2018 Forever Pontiac Calendar Winners! Those listed below, please send the original photo from your camera that you have to myself ( @Ringo64 ) by December 8th. If you do not send in the requested photo, the next in line in your group will then be in the calendar. TranzAm69 BearGFR W Bski SPRINT 6 Brad Danford WhiteBird dalew66gto Frosty Last Indian JUSTA 6 - GTO Tim Crofoot - GTO 31pontiac Honorable mention for cover: MicahDillon Sorry, if you did not make the calendar this year but keep your chin up as there is always next year where we are going to shake things up a bit with voting!
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    Guess i'll try my hand at this 'Progression Place'. My brother and I bought my 1931 Pontiac Sport Coupe in 1976 for $500 after passing on it one year earlier. I bought our '59 Bonneville the next year and sold my half to him. In 1999 he got a 1941 Willys moredoor and a vision of building a Gasser style pickup, so I bought the Pontiac back from him. These pics are from 1999 when I got it home.
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    Another thing I'd like to remind people is age/UV exposure has a long term effect on your tires. You should replace your tires after a period of time, even if you still have good tread left on the them. Think of an aging tire like an old rubber band. If you take a rubber band that's been sitting around a long time and stretch it, you will start to see cracks in the rubber. That's essentially what happens to a tire that's put on a vehicle and driven (or sitting) for a long time. Cracks in the rubber begin to develop over time. They may appear on the surface and inside the tire as well. This cracking can eventually cause the steel belts in the tread to separate from the rest of the tire. Thus making this a potentially deadly situation. Since most of us classic car owners don't drive the tires off our cars every year, I think it's safe to say that many of us fall into this category where we have good tread on our classics but may not realize the potential danger old tires possess. The length of time between replacement is subject to some debate. Some feel that tires should be replaced every six years no matter what, others say you can go up to ten years with proper maintenance and annual inspections. Regardless, do yourself a favor and check the age of your tires. I am a living example. When I purchased Lucy, it was in 1995. One day in 2006, I was going thru some of the documentation I got from the previous owner. I found a 1984 tire receipt for a tire store in Delaware for the purchase of a set of Goodyear Polyglas ST tires. These were same model of tires that were on the car at the time. Curious, I took the receipt and compared the serial number on the receipt to the tires. They matched! These tires more than 20 years old!! I knew this was a ticking time bomb just waiting to go off. So the next weekend I purchased a new set of BF Goodrich T/A radials. That's what I still run on Lucy today.
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    Congratulations to the winners, but more importantly to all the participants. I applaud everyone who entered. I want to throw an extra shout out to vncruiser and 360Rocket for their competition against me. It was a good showing gentleman. I think it was the closest vote of the entire calendar competition.
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    Hung the new front cover to get a visual comparison & start the splitter design/incorporation/ interface. Two parts merged as one.
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    Rebuild the original mill, replace all lines & hoses, & then drive it like I stole it. It spent 40yrs in the dark, now it’s time to be in the light.
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    The weather was perfect for a good run down the interstate this afternoon, decided to stop in at the CVAS held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Ran into a few cars I've not seen before, this 1961 Ventura being one. Outstanding 4 speed car! Here's a link to a few of my other top picks; ENJOY! https://flic.kr/s/aHskxthRsi
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    Pulling the fender out, repainting, replacing brake lines and exhaust from '95 (and a few more parts), drive/update until it breaks, fix, repeat. Sent from my LGUS990 using Tapatalk
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    Sadly the lack of ZDDP (a.k.a. zinc dialkyldithiophosphate ) in today's modern oils is what provides the molecular protection preventing metal-to-metal contact in older flat tappet engines. So selecting an oil brand with adequate ZDDP or adding a ZDDP additive is becoming more imperative today. The reason ZDDP is going away is that OEM manufacturers are expected to warranty their new car & truck emissions systems to last 100,000 miles or more by the federal government. In order to do that, the car companies have to eliminate phosphate contamination in the catalytic converter, which can come (in part) from the motor oil. Therefore the oil companies have to reformulate their gas and oils to eliminate phosphates, but in doing so, the ZDDP goes away too. Brands like Amsoil, Brad Penn, Lucas Hot Rod & Classic Car Oil, Royal Purple, Valvoline VR-1, Mobil 1 Synthetic, and Pennzoil synthetic and conventional oi are all suppose to have high levels of ZDDP in them. Note: I intentionally left the diesel oils like Rotella and Delo off the list, this is just a conventional motor oil list, not diesel oil. A lot of guys swear by the Delo and Rotella. I am just trying to keep the list to regular motor oils. While the brands I've listed work fine, they tend to be expense too. So I also look for oils with an API rating lower than the current standard - which is SN. If I can find something between SF-SL, I personally buy it for my '72. Sometimes I get lucky and find cheap Wal-Mart, Meijer, or gas station private branded oil with one of these ratings. Its still a needle in a haystack search, but sometimes I am rewarded. So this is a long winded answer to your question, but now you have more information.
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    To continue the arrowhead fab, the only thing left is to polish/buff it out. The splitter is started, but this will take some time. Next few weeks will try to get the front cover on to see the fit and to get a feel for how the splitter needs to fit in to the scheme.
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    KEEPER Stop! Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see. LANCELOT Ask me the questions, bridge-keeper. I'm not afraid. KEEPER What is your name? LANCELOT My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot. KEEPER What is your quest? LANCELOT To seek the Holy Grail. KEEPER What is your favorite color? LANCELOT Blue. KEEPER Right. Off you go. LANCELOT Oh, thank you. Thank you very much. ROBIN That's easy! KEEPER Stop! Who approaches the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see. ROBIN Ask me the questions, bridge-keeper. I'm not afraid. KEEPER What is your name? ROBIN Sir Robin of Camelot. KEEPER What is your quest? ROBIN To seek the Holy Grail. KEEPER What is the capital of Assyria? ROBIN I don't know that! Auuuuuuuugh! KEEPER Stop! What is your name? GALAHAD Sir Galahad of Camelot. KEEPER What is your quest? GALAHAD I seek the Holy Grail. KEEPER What is your favorite color? GALAHAD Blue. No yel-- Auuuuuuuugh! KEEPER Heh heh. Stop! What is your name? ARTHUR It is Arthur, King of the Britons. KEEPER What is your quest? ARTHUR To seek the Holy Grail. KEEPER What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen Challenger? ARTHUR What do you mean? An R/T, SRT, Demon or Hellcat? KEEPER What? I don't know that! Auuuuuuuugh! BEDEMIR How do you know so much about Challengers? ARTHUR Well, you have to know these things when you're a king you know. (...and it's good to be the King!)
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    360, I know some of the details of the Aussie GTO development and why many of the classic details that older GTO owners would have wanted, didn't make it into the newer GTO. This is information I heard from both John Sawruk and Jim Wangers, so I consider it reliable information. Once Bob Lutz introduced to the press that a new GTO was going to come out in time for the 2004 model year, GM had to fast track the Monaro program into overdrive. There were significant changes to the Monaro that had to be made in order to make it a GTO: 1. Make it look like a Pontiac (split grille, Pontiac logos, etc.) 2. Re-engineer the car for U.S. emissions, mileage, and crash safety standards - moving the gas tank, catalytic converters, etc. 3. Certify the car to the U.S. Federal government - in all categories - as well as California's A.R.B. - government testing The new GTO turned out to be quickest new car program in GM U.S. history since the '57 Chevy. GM was allowed the unique opportunity to "piggyback" some of the US certifications for the GTO off the new Grand Prix federal certifications because both cars were similar shapes, dimensions, and wheelbases. Otherwise, the 2004 GTO would have at least been a 2005 model. Let's just say that was a first and a significant time saver. The rush to get the car to market forced GM to keep many of the original Monaro styling elements in place. So iconic things like dual hood scopes, hood tachs, Hurst shifters, etc. would have to come much later (again because of the US certifications). There just wasn't enough time to incorporate all the classic features and get it to market as Lutz had promised. Now the GTO lasted only 3 years. We did get the dual hood scopes before it was over. The problem was the Monaro platform was already long in the tooth when the GTO came along. GM planned to completely re-do the platform and design a whole new Monaro and a new GTO. That didn't happen, even though rumors still persist that concept artwork of a new generation GTO exist within the walls of GM Design. The problem for the U.S. was a combination of poor sales and the gas guzzler tax (GTO's limited production was restricted by Monaro production line capacity). The GTO was not seen as a huge seller to the Pontiac marketing geniuses (who, in my opinion, still don't understand what muscle cars at all), so it was nixed in favor of the G8 (which was based on the widely more popular Commodore platform). You know the story after that, GM starting loosing money and went bankrupt and nixed Pontiac altogether. Now I will also argue that the new GTO was poorly marketed during it's 3-year run. I made these point known to Jim Wangers and he eventually agreed with me. Jim did a lecture that I was able to attend on historical GTO advertising over the years and how understated it was and why. I suggested during the Q&A session to Jim that Pontiac was still doing that with the new GTO. I pointed out that the three new GTO commercials vastly understated the entire car. In one of the last issues of Pontiac Enthusiast, Jim wrote a scathing editorial on Pontiac's General Managers and marketing execs for the mismanagement of Pontiac. When he got to the new GTO, many of my points were there. Lastly, if you don't think that GM understood what a new GTO should have been, I invite you to re-exam the 1999 Concept GTO. IMO, that is what the newer GTO should have been or at least the next gen that never was. Now examine the Concept GTO's lines and compare it to the 5th and 6th gen Camaro. I think you will find that while we don't have a new Firebird or GTO, those lines live on in the Camaro, to some degree. 1999 Concept GTO
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    I tend agree with you Ringo. I think the Corvette is more than just the flagship for Chevrolet and GM, it's also the corporation's halo car. To that end, the Corvette has become an institution onto itself within GM as well as beyond. Name one other museum, in the world, dedicated to a single name plate, other the National Corvette Museum? The museum itself is literally across the street from the Bowling Green Assembly plant. So moving from front to mid-engine will be a huge institutional change. So why the change? I think 360 makes some excellent points. Obviously we have to hear GM's side of things - including why. Perhaps the mid-engine platform allows Chevy to chase after the Bugatti Veyron, who knows?
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    Could be a reason why it was only a concept .While I am open to a mid-engine sports car from GM, there is going to be some major backlash for it being GM's flagship sports car IMO.
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    2018 Forever Pontiac Calendar Purchase Now! We're happy to say that our calendar is now ready to be purchased and it can be done so in our online store! Check it our by going to the link below: Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
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    I recently bought a 65 LeMans convt that has a 389 and lots of options. Could you order a LeMans with a 389?
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    Nothing wrong with a larger displacement between the tubs I ran a '66 326 model with a 400 for years. I topped it with as much of the basic 326 parts to make it appear stock and had a lot of fun running the wheels off it. That's one of the best things about Pontiac engines no big block small block so swapping engines/parts isn't that bad.
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    Next, assembly of the new wood structure began, while constantly checking it was level and square ( probably WAY more meticulously than during the original factory assembly).
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    We welded the roof to the body and began removing what was left of the original wood.
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    From mac's Motor City garage. M/T project from circa 1962 featuring a twin-supercharged Pontiac V8 with an unusual breathing arrangement, to say the least: The intake and exhaust ports are on the same side of the cylinder heads. But there was actually some method to the madness, as we will see. A pair of GMC blowers mounted outboard and driven by Gilmer belts. This seems to be somewhere in the mockup phase, and the cylinder heads definitely appear to be new aluminum castings rather than modified Pontiac production pieces. Note: There’s an extra cylinder head on the floor at lower left in the photo that can give us a clue as to what this engine is all about. This detail enlargement provides*a better look at the M/T cylinder head arrangement. We can see that yes, the intake passages have been rotated 180 degrees so now they are on the same side of the head as the exhaust ports. While it seems counter intuitive to jam the intake and exhaust ports together on the same side of the head in this manner, evidently there was some sensible logic behind it. By flipping the intake ports around to the “back side” of the head, now they no longer had to snake around the pushrods and the top, inside row of long head bolts. The intake ports could now be shorter and straighter with minimum resistance to airflow. In theory, anyway. There was also a naturally aspirated version of M/T’s contrary V8 using a pair of Carter AFB four-barrel carburetors. Since the conventional V8’s cylinder firing sequence would create some carbuertion problems with this arrangement, it’s possible that a 180-degree crankshaft, aka flat crank, was used. This would transform the Pontiac V8 into two separate-but-equal inline four-cylinder engines on a common crankshaft. click on the links below; Hey Ringo? Would you consider opening a "Pontiac History" section so we can archive some Pontiac history, trivia, old school tech articles, pictures, etc. for future Pontiac enthusiasts? Just a thought. Some of the old timers here (not me of course, like Steve and Dennis, lol) may be able to contribute things like posted above as I believe we would have a good size audience of Poncho historians out there.
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    I actually double taked on that. Weird
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    Different heads...but I know those 6 slugs.
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    Like the idea....before I forget. 360 who???
  31. 1 point
    And the bending continues! Next up some real fun tig welding !
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    Even my 'good' fender has problems. LMAO. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk But even with all its issues, its been fun. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
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    Congrat's to all participants, this year was the most participation we have had since I've been here. The quality of cars was amazing.
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    Let the Games Begin! You have now entered into a little known and/or appreciated part of Pontiac's history. Caution must be used as it can become an addition Best of luck and keep us updated with looking forward to hear/see your progress.
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    Not a real GTO . It' s a '66 LeMans with a GTO front clip, having work done in spurts as the owner comes up with money.
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    And this would basically be the running '93: Sent from my LGUS990 using Tapatalk
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    Thought y'all would like a little update. Its not a huge step but it paves the way to getting motor/tranny (turbo 350) seated and rear end mounted. I have an S10 limited slip disc brake 10bolt rearend that is within 1-2 inches of stock width. Once engine and rearend are in place I will need to replace the leaf springs and order a drive shaft. Though im thinking I should maybe wait on that till I have the steering figured out. Then our next step will be to find a steering setup that we like. I've meet one person the put a power steering unit infront of the axle. With a couple universal joints. This is the other guys car for steering reference.
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    Update: '93 came home Sunday morning. Looked underneath, "done" by Southern standards but "rust free" for all you Northerners. That being said, brace yourselves for some Compnine information: '93 only saw 719 of these. 115 were Bright White with matching wheels. From those 115, 72 had the 1SD package (power everything, including antenna). Add in the B20 Sport interior, leather, tape deck with equaliser, and rear defrost. So with this being fully loaded, this makes the only one of 2 '93 Bright White GAGT Sedans left built this way. The other one was sent to California. So you tell me which one stays now... Sent from my LGUS990 using Tapatalk
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    Emblem is beautiful. Good luck with the splitter.
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    If we are playing World of Warcraft I pick the Ogres.
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    Ringo, you just have to be able to speak and translate true southern GE BS.
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    Someone really should tell him he can't hunt with that rubber sword. Maybe an upgrade to a NERF crossbow might help. Then again...I have no place to talk with an empty freezer, so I''ll Justa stay outta this one.
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    Thanks Joe! If it helps someone to see away to improve their braking system then the post will have made sense. To me a quick car is a nescesity, a fast car is great, but today most cars are fast; to me, to stop under control in the shortest distance possible is paramount!
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    The 104+ fuel injector pro is a pea chemistry, Phenethylamine, but they also claim some other proprietary chemistry. That may be, but it’s the pea that’s affecting the overall engine health! The last seven years at LZ, my company, I worked on a project for delivering pea as an aftermarket product as well as a dealer delivered option cleanup. Just before I left I designed two systems to do this. Fuel deposits have always been a problem, but they got much worse with fuel injection which goes all the way back to tune port as you pointed out with the fuel injector issue. The problem is simple, there isn’t any fuel that washes over the parts, not even the fuel injectors, in the air induction path. In port injection at least the injectors sat behind the valve giving some cleaning to the valve, but not the throttle body/plate or plenum. In GDI there is none. Yet the real issue is engine shut down. In this condition there are always intake valves open in various degrees. The unburnt fuel vaporizes and rolls back up in and around the valves, plenum, throttle body/plate causing deposits to form. PEA coats these parts when the fuel vaporizes, but pea doesn’t coke like the fuel does. It gets absorbed into the coked deposits and dissolves them. So the 104+ is just as good as the regain, pea is pea. The regain might be a little cheaper, but so what, if it work who care, heck I think I’ll try some in the Indian!
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    Well the newest missing piece arrived yesterday.
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