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Last Indian

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Last Indian last won the day on June 30

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About Last Indian

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  • Birthday 11/08/1951

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    Northeast Ohio
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    Pretty much anything in motion, architectural design & work, sports, space & and why humans fail to learn from clear & obviously results of past generations!

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  • Name
    Gary
  • Gender
    Male
  • Year
    2000
  • Car
    Grand Prix
  • Trim
    GT
  • Engine
    3800
  • Style
    Sedan
  • Color
    Dark Navy Blue

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  1. True, true! My “69” Z was that car! As a new car it was a great all around car! Quick, fast and semi comfortable for a sports car. Yet over the 35 years of ownership I did end up going to far from a comfort perspective, or at least so my wife said. 😞 A 600hp mid 10 second car that pulled 1 & a quarter Gs on a 300 ft skid pad wasn’t that great for the street except for short durations. 3800 rpm @ 55mph 6 mpg. A fairly stock exhaust that you could hear coming due to the rumble 2 blocks away. All were part of the reason I sold it after 35 years of ownership!
  2. As a side bar, a couple of things you can do to improve 2 bolt main performance is this. Replace the bolts with studs! The proper studs will be stronger & the corresponding nuts will be stronger. Also use permatex aviation form a gasket on the stud threads on insertion of the stud. It is at this time you should torque the studs independent of the caps. Then when you install the caps over the studs apply this same permatex to the top threads, install the nut and torque the cap.
  3. Well actually a 2 bolt main can handle 600 hp & 7000 rpm, but there is a lot that goes with that statement! If you’re talking racing? Than no! If you’re talking street once in a while then yes. Main cap flex in a 2 bolt starts at just under 600 hp and about 6000 rpm. The advantage of this type of build is more low end power, if done right. The disadvantage is if you get over zealous & fuel economy. So in general I would skip the girding and just do a good build.
  4. I love it buddy! Looks to have been a good time for all!! Does anyone have a wipe, I think I wet myself 😮!
  5. Hope the weather holds for you guys! Terrible about the chloride, I feel for you! Why don’t they use road oil? Not that that makes any less of a mess, but at least it’s not corrosive!
  6. I hope you guys have great weather and a even better time. I thought I might make it up there to see you all this year, but that just doesn’t look like it’s in the cards, sorry!
  7. Well I’m JustA saying Happy Birthday to JustA6! Way to go, one more year and you can hit good old Uncle Sam up for your inheritance!😁 Happy Birthday buddy!!
  8. Ok, let’s back this up for a minute. First it is possible that you don’t have to much blow-by! If you don’t have oil depositing at the oil fill, the PCV or valve cover gaskets, but only a rear seal leak, than that doesn’t mean crank case pressure. First, what was the condition of the crank journal where the seal runs? The seal could have been put in wrong or nicked. If the journal was polished for the new seal that needs done properly, otherwise that can actually induce leakage as rpms increase. Finally, you need to step through this step by step. First find a rubber hose that fits over the dipstick tube, connect the other end to a pressure gage. If the reading is under a pound or less the problem is the rear main.
  9. An accurate as well as inexpensive test is a leak down test. This may be preformed in different ways, but all serve the same purpose. Put air in each cylinder with all valves closed and see how long that cylinder holds pressure. There is a tool that allows you to replace the spark plug, connect a compression gage and an air chuck. With this arrangement you bring each cylinder, one at a time, to TDC. This closes the valves for that cylinder, add 150 psi, close the air port off, read the compression gage and wait to see how long it holds pressure. This tells you what your blow-by is in each cylinder.
  10. Well that’s a possibility, but easy to check! Measure the blow-by. Or dump the PCV and put in breathers on both valve covers.
  11. How did you replace it the first time? More than likely that’s where to start. Did you pull the engine? Or just drop the pan & loosen the crank?
  12. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE TECH TERMINAL, A 30 MINUTE RELEARN PROCEDURE MUST BE PERFORMED BY FOLLOWING THESE STEPS: PLACE A JUMP PACK ON THE VEHICLE. DO NOT LET THE BATTERY DROP BELOW 11.5 VOLTS. TRY AND START THE VEHICLE. RETURN THE KEY TO THE RUN POSITION. WAIT 10 MINUTES. (10) TURN THE KEY FROM RUN TO OFF. RETURN THE KEY BACK TO THE RUN POSITION. WAIT 10 MINUTES. (20) TURN THE KEY FROM RUN TO OFF. RETURN THE KEY BACK TO THE RUN POSITION. WAIT 10 MINUTES. (30) AFTER THE FINAL 10 MINUTES, RETURN THE KEY TO THE OFF POSITION. THE NEXT CYCLE OF THE KEY WILL NOW RE-LEARN THE PASSLOCK DATA INTO THE REPLACEMENT MODULE.PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS IN THE DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER MAY NEED TO BE RESET. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR OWNER'S MANUAL FOR VEHICLE PERSONALIZATION.
  13. Hey I see there is a Chevy dealership right there, maybe it was a fire sale! 😁 Speaking of Kroger, they left Northeast Ohio about 40 years ago! Makes no sense, as the company is from Cincinnati Oh.😮 go figure?
  14. There is place up here called Morad Parts. https://moradpartscompany.com/ they have always been good to deal with. I see the have a couple BCMs, but what they may have that they don’t show online are wiring harnesses. You might call and talk to them. They have always been quite knowledgeable & helpful. Ed is the owner, if you can talk to him.
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