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  1. Got it back out for the spring/summer. 3800 Supercharged engine swap. It’s a fun unit!
    5 points
  2. Here you go! https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-antique-1800s-pontiac-buggy-1818317659
    5 points
  3. The first vehicles named Pontiac were horse drawn carriages and sleighs starting in 1893 by the Pontiac Buggy Company. Founder Edward Murphy would later create Oakland Motor Car Company in 1908. GM would purchase Oakland in 1909. The first automobile named "The Pontiac" HIgh Wheel Runabout was created by the Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works in 1908, not Oakland Motor Car Company. Around 50 are believed to have been built in 1908. Four are known to still exist, two of them are in Michigan. One in Flint and one in Pontiac. The first Pontiac made by General Motors and Oakland M
    5 points
  4. Yeah Fitzy, your 100% right brother. I looked at some other forums before joining this one. I had never been on a forum and stayed away because of the trash taking and lack of respect. I would look for answers but that was it. I actually looked back on this site at some older posts and the comments people had trying to help each other. I watched new posts and member interaction for a couple of weeks before finally joining and speaking. I guess I was just nervous asking strangers for help after seeing all the bull crap on other sites. I'm glad I joined (still the only forum Iv been on). The lev
    4 points
  5. Awesome ride. A local friend built this beast.
    4 points
  6. Did everybody read this? I took the time to carefully read it and it's GOLD. If you haven't run out to the garage and made sure this is happening on your engine, shame on you! Go on, I don't care if you have Krusty The Klown pyjamas on - go out there right now and make sure you are taking advantage of full manifold vacuum by porting the vacuum advance BELOW the throttle plate, not above it. I once experimented with my old 1968 302 Fairlane and disconnected the vacuum advance and played with the timing and went for a long drive. The thing drank so much fuel that I reversed everything I had
    3 points
  7. Bought these back in the day. Gotta keep my brew cold.
    3 points
  8. Good morning there. Thanks for the heads up. I'll be posting some pics later today. We ( me and my dad ) have had 2 TAs in the family. Lol, I guess it's a genetic thing. My dad had the 79 Black and Red TA w charcoal bird, got it repainted in 1986 and I have the 95 TA WS6. Pictures to follow. Have a great day people. πŸ‘πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
    3 points
  9. Can I just say that I just got back from work and am now catching up and I have read most of Wrongway's saga. The depth of assistance, knowledge, experience and willingness to help is inspiring. I've seen chat on lesser forums where trashing each other seems more important than anything constructive. Wrongway, despite what you're enduring, you are a lucky man to have such friends to help out. I'd like to chime in with a similar story (I'll keep it as short as possible - am conscious of hijacking these days!) I used to have a 1964 EH Holden which had a following almost as popular as your 5
    3 points
  10. Steal it now! Now that's gettin your $$$ worth out of a rotor. Stripped oil plug? Gotcha covered. I'm tired of this...... Brake problem? What kinda wrench ya use to remove that?
    3 points
  11. Loading up for a long weekend heading 3 hours south to join in with the Wanganui rod clubs weekend run more pics to come 🍻
    3 points
  12. Don't mess with me at Trivial Pursuit either!
    3 points
  13. Had the turbo 301, is getting the turbo 301.
    3 points
  14. Welcome to the site. As Frosty said a few of us meet up N run together all summer. Hope you can join us. Join N watch the Great Lakes discussion at the bottom of the forum list. Post any shows cruise nights ect for all of us to check out, as well as what we post. I would like to extend an offer to join the Pontiac Widetrackers. Short notice but we have a meeting Saturday at the Golling dealership on M24 in Lk Orion at 3pm. Yearly dues are only $18.00 for the Widetrackers and also a chance to join POCI if your interested. Very active club with monthly activities including our annual sho
    3 points
  15. Something often overlooked is a good clean unpainted surface where the distributor hold down clamp is... Also that it is tight...The distributor hold down clamp provides the ground from the engine directly to the distributor housing itself...If the contact areas on the intake manifold/engine block or the distributor or the hold down and the bolt itself are dirty...Corroded..Etc..The distributor itself will not be grounded as well as it needs to be.....
    3 points
  16. Hey bro, thanks for asking. I finally got to start her up for the first time in a few months. Nope, didn't figure it out yet and it still makes know sense. I took a couple of videos for y'all and unless y'all say not to I'm gonna take her for a drive. I'll post the videos in the other thread or post or whatever its actually called lol. Also, I seen your cool plate and didn't get a chance to send you a pic a mine, so here it is buddy. Had a buddy that worked at a local car dealership and it was hanging on there wall. I had him ask the owner if he'd sell it. Owner said no that it was the only pl
    3 points
  17. We have been sharing tools left to us by our fathers. Here is my contribution. I have no idea where this originated, I do know that my father as a young man plowed behind horses. I had never seen it when he was alive, only found it in his garage after his death. Obviously at some point someone needed a wrench for something and in the absence of a Snap On tool truck whacked this one out of a piece of 1/2 inch flat stock. You can see the torch marks on the side. Crude but probably worked.
    3 points
  18. 3 points
  19. Had a great weekend with great people caddy won a couple of prizes and a trophy
    2 points
  20. Justa got home from the Widetracker meeting. 1st time I've seen Frosty since the unofficial Dream Cruise. Missed you guys.
    2 points
  21. You know what, I didn't even notice the photo. I was too busy expounding my innate knowledge of Pontiac steering. Yep, that's a fine looking car.
    2 points
  22. Hi. I just recently purchased a 67 GTO that had a Rotisserie Restoration and an engine and transmission change. The 400ci has been replaced with a 455ci and the four speed with a five speed. I'd like to convert the standard steering to power. Has anyone on the forum done this and could you tell me the things to consider when making such a change? Thanks
    2 points
  23. So the hold down was tight guys. I didn't check the resistance between the hold down and the distributor shaft. Its a really tight fit but it was between 00.4 and 00.6 depending on how and where the probes touch. I rechecked the ground strap that I just scraped the paint off of and it was 00.1- 00.3. I tried the one on the back of the motor the I couldn't get off to clean and couldn't get the probe on the block. There's just not enough room.
    2 points
  24. 2 points
  25. I did the opposite on my 65 GP - power to manual. You will need new steering box, coupler & appropriate pitman arm. Idler arm is the same on mine-yours might be different. Last thing is extra pulleys on your harmonic balancer to accommodate the pump drive belt, and ensure you have enough room for pump to st. box plumbing. Oh, and a bracket to attach pump to block. Personally, I love the uncluttered engine bay look and the purity of manual steering. Ames should have most things you'll need.
    2 points
  26. I have Brembos on my Camaro from factory and I have nothing but positive things to say about them. Stops my bemouth well and with relatively low maintenance. Just be ready for brake dust galore I want to say there used to be retrofit kit that you could get Brembos from a Cobalt SS so that you could put them on the G6 relatively hassle-free. Been about 5 years since I've heard anything on that though so who knows if it's still around.
    2 points
  27. Frosty, the walking Encyclopedia
    2 points
  28. Nope, the 3800 fits just fine without any frame/body mods. This car had the wide body kit on it when I got it. Back then it had an iron duke in it with 90hp. Now I’m in the 280hp range.
    2 points
  29. Very cool engine swap. Did the SC 3800 and transaxle necessitate widening the rear of the car or was there enough real estate to accommodate the stock wheels and fenders if you had wanted to? The wide body looks bitchin'. How much HP or torque are you getting to the ground?
    2 points
  30. A zip tie won't work because it's the bulkhead connector , i might see if I it's ok with only one tab, worst case I'll just have to bite the bullet and buy a new harnes ,might try the online chat and send them a picture.
    2 points
  31. So thanks but we are sticking with this i-beam. This is not a ford so IFS does not work, the fenders are so different that you have to cut a giant hole in them to make ifs work. And there is no way we are cutting up these tins. We've seen it done, not good looking at all. We have spoken to two others that have manual steering with a 350 in a 21 chevy that was almost identical and they said it's not so bad. But for my wife power steering would be better. So that's why we are looking at the power assist at the column if we have to. Yes I've heard vega steering box as well. Just a matter of if we
    2 points
  32. Well i for one learnt something new !!! thank you frosty, and for me it made a world of difference with pictures
    2 points
  33. Of course it was a high wheel, it's made from a carriage. Low riders were not even thought of, hydraulics (steam power) was waay to bulky Justa make it drop into the weeds. Raise for rock crawling or WTF would they make it bounce for? Kidding aside, good info/pic's buddy.
    2 points
  34. .....and your point is? Is it cheating if you know it? Besides the pictures of the Pontiac buggy is from Pontiac Illinois! Neah!
    2 points
  35. CHEAT...... This like recalling family memories for those of us from the PONTIAC MI area.
    2 points
  36. They do have live chat with a troubleshooter. Might have both sides of an 8 pole connector and JUSTA replace the entire thing. It all looked pretty ripe.
    2 points
  37. Oh sure! If you want to get real detailed about it! Good job buddy!
    2 points
  38. Anything's worth a try.
    2 points
  39. and if your a cleaver mouse
    2 points
  40. AND we interrupt this very quiet weekend on fp to bring you an important beer advert !!!
    2 points
  41. JustA, i think you may be right mate ! i think i could jb weld a small flat plate inside the hidden part of the break, which could add some strength to what to me looks like a blood poor designed muck metal horn ring..... gees here i am thinking Cadillac had the top of the self quality parts ! πŸ™„.... and the more i hunt for a replacement.... the more i read about this 59 horn ring being a bit of a lemon.... whats the world coming to ! making car parts that wear out after 62 years !! happy Easter guys... day light savings finished here yesterday, so that means its gona get warmer wh
    2 points
  42. The biggest connector i found was 8 terminal and the one on the car is 10, guess i have to keep looking,but they had a bunch of other interesting stuff so thanks. Here is a picture of the connector, you can see the broken tab on the side.
    2 points
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