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360Rocket's 1970 GTO

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  1. 3 points
    I'm not a fan, especially in a vehicle that has no controls for a human to take over in the event of an emergency. So a controless vehicle condemns its occupants to whatever unanticipated fate it may (unfortunately) encounter. The NHTSA would have to prove that self-driving vehicles are significantly (statistically-speaking) more safe than human-driven vehicles. I doubt there is enough data samples, particular on populated roads for that. Nor is anyone terrible anxious to let them out on public streets either - hence the dilemma. I doubt anyone is willing to take it on faith either just to let them out on the roads either (TRUST ME!). Finally who does my family sue when such a vehicle gets in an accident? Who's liable? The company that managed the vehicle? The manufacturer of the vehicle? The autonomous software development company? Or Yes All of the Above Please? WIth a human driver, there is an implied single-point of fault.
  2. 3 points
    Well the old rear end is out. All the Parts from QP arrived in the last week. Total bill was 3300.00 . I will not be using their upgraded brake line kit. ( not worth the $75.00 and would look like crap in my opinion ) Instead i went to my parts store ( autovalue ) and bought weld on brake line retainers PN 60029 allstar performance, and ford replacement rubber hoses PN BH25665 parts master and PN 50150 allstar performance brake line clips. I made a bracket to bolt to the 3rd member to mount the original brake tee. I am using NiCopp hard brake lines from the rubber lines to the tee. This will look Factory i hope. Pics coming later today. I hope...
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    Flowmaster muffler, EGR delete, pacesetter midtubes & y-pipe, double din radio, air baffle delete, fixed some shady wiring, replaced the center console, short shifter, new radiator, and some other fixes.
  5. 3 points
    Here are some more cool cars..... 2018 Drag Week Winner - Tom Bailey's Camaro Looks like another company is now making the Challenger Daytona kits - GE are you listening????? Former Flint Michigan native and legendary car builder Carl Casper was suppose to be at the show - however he was taken to the hospital on Saturday. He was suffering from the flu. Sadly I didn't get to meet him but I remember building a lot of his models and going to his car shows back at the old Flint IMA Auditorium with my dad and brother. I ended up buying an autographed copy of his book. Old nostalgia race cars. A supercharged Ford SOHC engine! You don't see those everyday! She's real fine my 409. She a real fine 409! Way cool old-school style supercharged Olds Rocket V8 with side-draft carbs! Old dragster with a straight-six Blue Flame Six! I think this was the old car at the show - a 1919 Briggs & Stratton Horny Mike from Counting Cars was there.
  6. 3 points
    Ridler Great 8 Contenders This Cadillac was also this year's Ridler Award winner. Some cool Pontiacs - Although the number of Pontiac at this years show was disappointing. Here is the most perfectly restored '65 GTO on the planet - it's Scott Tieman's own GTO. It was his parent's car. He started restoring it back in 1998 and he finished it in 2015 and unveiled it at the 2015 GTOAA convention. Smokey and the Bandit Tribute Area Burt Reynolds owned this Trans Am - it was not a movie car. I thought I'd get in on the action while I was there. So from left-right: Junior, Buford, Snowman, and Bandit. All we are missing is Fred and Frog!!!
  7. 3 points
    WOW, way to be late to my own party....embarrassing, lol. Thank you gang its definitely an honor to be selected from such a large group of amazing cars both in appearance and performance. I really appreciate the votes and accolades from each and every one of you and thanks to Ringo for providing us with such a great venue to show and share our passion for Ponchos.
  8. 2 points
  9. 2 points
    Hey! I think Frosty had an accident in his pants!
  10. 2 points
    Not too much really. Sex with a beautiful woman and without Notallthere would be an excellent starting point though.
  11. 2 points
    I joined a few days ago, and figured I'd post a couple pictures here once I had a chance to get the pollen off. Other pictures
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  13. 2 points
    Is this what they mean by warp speed?😳
  14. 2 points
    JUSTA - I think the more accurate expression is: you can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish....but they both have scales!
  15. 2 points
    LMAO......You can tune an exhaust, but ya can't tune a fish!
  16. 2 points
    Well, started off with a dream of having a family car that was actually fun to drive. Purchased a 2006 impala ss donor car. The vans subframe is drastically different from the impala' so but that being said it shared the same style transmission. Started off my making a new mounts on the rear passenger side of the subframe. Bolted the Trans into its original mount. Squared up the engine drilled the mounting holes and that be it. Next que the 10-15 times I installed and removed the engine.. fitment issues ranging from pulleys hitting frame to alternator vs windsheild motor etc.... also after about 1000miles had to pull it out again...temperamental transmissions, got it rebuilt along with an LSD differential since then just tackled the 400 hours of wiring got everything functional including ABS cruise control everything you would expect in a vehicle turn key.
  17. 2 points
    Did you or can you disconnect that line at the hose connection of the fuel pump and see what happens? Does it pump out gas, does it suck, is it vapor? It might help diagnose that’s going on!
  18. 2 points
    My 68 Firebird is receiving some significant upgrades this spring, including a fuel injected 535, 4L80E trans, PTC 3500 stall triple disc converter and 12 bolt 3.55 Eaton rear end. The car is already beautifully restored and should be really special when finished. Here she is right now... Block all cleaned up and ready to assemble... Installing cam bearings... Camshaft and main bearings installed... Crankshaft checked for straightness, main bearing clearance and end play. .009" end play seemed a little big to me, but Butler confirmed it is OK. Rear seal installed and main caps torqued down... Pistons and rods weight matched... I degree'd the cam with only cylinder #1 piston installed without rings. I find it much easier this way. When installed straight up, the intake center line is at 112.75 degrees. Cam card says it should be 114. I guess I'll leave it as is and let chain stretch get it closer...
  19. 2 points
    I found this on Haggerty. https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/02/14/josephs-garage-is-a-pontiac-dealership
  20. 2 points
    Here’s a couple pics of Hodges I found
  21. 2 points
    Interesting article from Automotive Magazine about the Ride Pontiac Ride ad/commercial of the late 80s. It is more of a music video with Pontiacs. What I found more interesting was the second Pontiac ad from 1990, "As Long as THere are Individuals There Will Be Pontiac" - if only that were true. This ad features a sci-fish theme and a voice over by Jean-Luc himself, Patrick Stewart. I must admit I honestly don't remember this ad at all. https://www.automobilemag.com/news/watch-ride-pontiac-ride-ad-commercial-80s/
  22. 2 points
    Looky what I picked up for $100 bucks tonight.😬😬
  23. 2 points
    Get them hooked young and they won't be able to afford drugs or alcohol. Little nephew enjoying the day out. Made me a bit nervous with the feet kicking next to the irreplaceable blinker lense TBH lol.
  24. 2 points
    Thanks Esprit. What did Vin Diesel say in the first F&F movie? “ Don’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile?” Lol. Look seriously ANY of the cars in this were worthy of winning.
  25. 2 points
    We (My dad,My brother and I) Gave my 6 year old nephew a tool set and an old completely disassembled ..(Even had the freeze plugs and oil gallery plugs out of it.... distributor and carburetor were completely disassembled too... pistons separated from the rods..etc.. and all the parts thrown into one box)... 348 Chevy engine and a 1958 GM shop manual for Christmas that year(1997).....Over a period of about 3 years..He managed to get it reassembled correctly and make it run with very minimal help from us..( loved it and still says it was the best gift he ever got) ..Went on to graduate top of his class at UTI and is now a very successful mechanic for Duke Energy.......
  26. 2 points
    We scared him sooo bad, he's not been around since meetin us at the Dustoff!!!!
  27. 2 points
    My mama didn’t raise no fool! I’m stickin with you! That’s “Joe” my pedal only goes to the floor?!
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  29. 2 points
    Hmmmm not sure what i did.. Anyways i ordered it yesterday 35spline eaton trutrac posi, ford explorer brakes, new N case, back brace all the overkill extras 3k to my door. About 2 weeks it will be here. Real nice people to talk to. Only found a couple people who had issues doing some searches. And between the feedback on the PY site and lots of PM's i think i'll be happy. Time will tell though. Need about 500 miles to break it in. Keep ya posted though.
  30. 2 points
    The day she came home...
  31. 1 point
    Guys when referring to the Horsepower numbers on these cars you also have to consider that measurement was also changed during that same time from SAE to net Horsepower. I know that compression dropped and cam profiles changed on the engines but the way the manufacturers advertised horsepower ratings had changed as well. Here is an excellent read on the subject, enjoy. https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2013/08/13/horsepower
  32. 1 point
    Yeah a handful of these over here that are a 59', but funny enough there is a guy with a 59 convertible 5 mins away from my house. What are the chances.
  33. 1 point
    I can send you some if you’d like. My allergies say we have more than we need.
  34. 1 point
    The most likely suspect would be your alternator is not recharging the battery properly when the car is running. It should produce ~14V to recharge your battery once your vehicle is running. Otherwise, you may have something like some sort of interior light, radio, etc. that is staying on after the car is shut off, draining the battery, or there is some sort of internal electrical short causing the battery to drain.
  35. 1 point
    Hey guys that be me, but that vsn isn't a w body
  36. 1 point
    Randy....sorry haven't checked back in. Been busy. Looks like most info has been covered for you N stuff to check. I don't believe the cap is vented (could be totally WRONG!) BUT... Esp since you said you checked the vent/breather hose off the tank. Should go up and behind the bumper? Or at least higher than the filler neck. You said it was blowin air. This should be a wide open vent and not allow any buildup in the tank unless partially plugged. That said... a vented cap couldn't hurt . Think of it like a gas can, when trying to pour with the vent cap closed. This is the vacume effect Last Indian is talking about. Flow will slow to a stop and then it will inhale air to relieve the vacume and start the flow again. Open the vent and it will flow smooth. I'm a lil more concerned about the heat buildup in the fuel system. Was hoping someone would have some thoughts on that. It has me stumped. Being hot on the engine is one thing...tank should be cold.
  37. 1 point
    How about this '66 GTO for sale. The ad states, in part, "Excellent body basically straight and with nice stainless as well. Won't find an original any nicer for restore than this one." https://www.ebay.com/itm/1966-Pontiac-GTO-2-Dr-HardTop/113668632733?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20180306143914%26meid%3Df5f204cff14242d99310f565da788420%26pid%3D100935%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D3%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D264221075684%26itm%3D113668632733&_trksid=p2349624.c100935.m2460 Do my eyes deceive me? Is that a piece of wood supporting a gap in the frame? "Won't find an original any nicer for restore than this one." Waiter....check please.
  38. 1 point
    No judgement brother, just a big smile. I let my son read it and watch the video also. He likes the old nova to lol. Your living proof on why its so important to pass our knowledge and hobby down to our children. Thank you for letting us all share in your memory. Be safe bud
  39. 1 point
    I was about your son's age, Wrongway, when my dad and grandfather would let me hang around their driveline shop. By age 11 I was working the clutch press and flywheel Turner. By 13 I was helping balance driveshafts and helping with installs/removals. The shop shut down shortly after, unfortunately. But I bought my first classic when I was 17. A rusty 74 Nova. Had a little-more-than stock 350. Me and Dad built the TH350 trans and kept tinkering till it would run consistent 15.5's lol. One of the greatest times I had was driving something that I had helped make possible. Link to the video on the run I held 2nd gear a bit too long and floated the valves. Miss that car, even though it was kind of ratty. PS: don't judge that line jump 😰
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    As much as I wish to preserve union jobs, this is a losing battle for the UAW. This is like the old jobs bank idea. Pay people their full wages not to produce anything, especially when you aren't selling cars. This makes no sense. These plants are closing because of a lack of demand for the products they produce. These are market forces GM can not control. Now the UAW wants GM to put product into these plants that obviously must "sell well". Good luck with that. GM and the other domestics are conceding the vast majority of the American automobile market to the Asian manufacturers. Consumer public opinion and the automotive press have all against the domestics for decades so the only lucrative markets left are SUVs, trucks and performance cars. Even if the UAW wins their court battle, that will only last until this fall's contract negotiations.
  42. 1 point
    A Hellcat with a block heater? Perish the thought Ringo!!!!
  43. 1 point
    Not many came with the Info center either. My GTP doesn't.
  44. 1 point
    Most likely the motor is just tired from age and weather, not uncommon for what you described. You can get a good replacement from NAPA. Unless you are looking for something more with relevance to absolute concourse condition.
  45. 1 point
    Haven't forgotten Ya'll expecting my AC manual today.....
  46. 1 point
    One of the last Pontiacs made. 2009 G8
  47. 1 point
    Curtis, well yes and no. Depending on what, where and how you cut, sheet metal will warp or it won’t! In the case of my wife’s “74” all I really used was the roof, tops of the rear quarters and half of the upper pillar post. Would it have been cheaper to find a new car? Maybe, but it would not have had a full frame and all the geometrical weight shifts I made to allow this car to handle. If you look, all the upset edges, double layers sheet metal, and back window structure were left in place. This held the rear quarters together. The front pillar posts are a triple structured arch with an inner roof panel to hold that whole structure together. When I put the pillar post halves together I inserted a ½ SS rod about 12” long into the hollow channel that exists, then welded them together. In this way any collision that might occur would never be able to compromise the welds of thin sheet metal. The most damaged part of this car was basically the lower firewall/frame mount area and front floor, similar to what you have found. Here are a few more pics to give you an idea of how it progressed.
  48. 1 point
    Amazing Firebird! Excited to see more!
  49. 1 point
    @TWO LANE BLACK TOP, please let me know if I can be of assistance uploading any pictures or anything here. Think it may be helpful to others in the future to have here as well. Can even zip up the photos and we can place it for download in our document repository if that makes life easier: https://foreverpontiac.com/files/
  50. 1 point
    So what do you think? Is this a big block or a small block? Of wood!?!?!?
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