Last Indian

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About Last Indian

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    Learning to Fly
  • Birthday November 8

Forever Pontiac

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

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  1. Today I started the first refresh of the Indian since the initial restructuring mods in 2004. This is to gut the underside from the engine back and replace all lines, gas tank, hoses, etc... Pluse a few structural upgrades in the back & a few suspension upgrades front & back. Replacing all the weatherstripping/reveal molding, etc... A couple interior mods and in general a good cleanup of what you never can get to without a tear down! Hey Frosty thanks for the parts!😁!! Well it had your picture on it!
  2. Couldn't find the single picture of the black 2002 the first time! Forgot to mention I also owned a "88" GTA for 6 months in 2012.
  3. My first car was a Pontiac, a "64" GTO in early "68" than the "69" Z/28 came out and bye bye GTO hello Z. Than in 2000 the Grand Prix followed by 2002 Black GP, a 2002 white GP & a red 2003 GP.
  4. Well it may not help, but ground issues are the second largest causes of electrical issues. There are multiple grounds connections up front. The main ground on the frame by the battery, four on the engine & trans, one on the back firewall, one over by the drivers strut tower. Four out front on the core support. Then at least 4 under in the cab area. All of these should be pulled and wire brushed and the surface they attach to should be wire to clean metal. Then when reconnected electrical grease should be used to coat them.
  5. Did ou pull and clean any grounds & if so do you recall which ones?
  6. 2020, one other thought. Put the trans in manual mode. Place the shifter in 1st. as you drive shift to 2nd. then 3rd., but don't put it in D. See if that keeps it from down shifting.
  7. Ok, you'll need to get a tech with high end obdll that can test the trans operation. Most likely it's a shift solenoid or more likely the pressure control solenoid valve. If that proves to be the case, that a load of work. Everything on the drivers side has to come out or pull the tranny. Either way if the cars worth it & that's the problem you might be better off replacing the tranny.
  8. Then you'll need a tech with a high end obdll to check out the electronic shift solenoids one is most likely bad, possibly the pressure control solenoid valve. If it's one of them their a real pain. Got to pull everything on the drivers side, suspension, axle, etc. ugly! Sorry! If the cars worth it put in a new 4t65e hd.
  9. So your saying you have cruise control?
  10. Do you know if you have cruise control? It appears the yellow wire feeds the cruise & the cruise & trac control are tied together. Because all traction control does is low rpms. So possibly it's one of two things, 12 volt power to yellow or a ground issue. See if you have cruise, then pull the cruise fuse and also check your ground connections. If that's not it…. Well we’ll keep thinking.
  11. 2020, if I may, first off wheel sensors if the don’t work simply revert to a dormant mode, I.E. no abs & no traction control. So they are a non issue under all circumstances. The downshifting issue is another story! It is definitely electronic, but without looking at a schematic I can’t say what. That will take a little time, I have all the manuals, I just have to go see what interfaces with what. In the mean time you can look at another possibility. While it may be a slim one, I’ve mentioned this before, that these platforms are are wired with five 12 volt leads. They feed the ignition switch which is a series of finger switches that distribute power to the rest of the car. It is very common for these finger switches to burn and when they do they no longer deliver 12 volts. This in turn causes electrical issues with whatever branch is on that 12 volt lead. As of now I don't know how, if at all the tac ties into the equation. So try two things, first go down on the steering column and find the plug coming out of the ignition switch. Locate the 12 volt supplies at the plug. Using a volt meter, with the key on, get in to the backside of the wire were it inserts into the plug and see if you get 12 volts. Do this for each 12 volt lead. The other, and you may wish to do this first is disconnect the traction control at the source, not the switch.
  12. Sorry for your problem, but wheel sensors won't cause this problem! I can't go in to detail right now, but I'll explain tomorrow.
  13. 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
  14. Frosty, when you say two hours outside of Sun Valley, ID. Was this to the place where the fella was building the planes? And was the Corsair an F2g or an F4u? This is a said story, but I ask because the man I knew, Bob Odegaard and his facility is in Kindred, ND., but that's like 17 hour from Sun Valley. The first plane he restored was a P51 that he started in “89” and the first Super Corsair, which is the red one, 57 in the pictures, he would have been working on about that time frame. The story in short with a said ending! Cook Cleland and my father-in-law Dick Becker were best friends in the Navy in WWII. When Cook got out he bought an airport in Willoughby, Ohio an urged Dick to retire from the Navy and come in with him and he did. Then Cook bought 4 surplus F2g Super Corsairs, 94,84,74 & 57. There were only 10 Super Corsairs ever built. After they finished racing in “49” 57 was sold 94 was used for training in Cleveland somewhere and eventually destroyed, 84 was lost in the Cleveland air race crash of “47” & 74 fell into disrepair and was in very bad condition. The Crawford Auto Aviation Museum bought 74 from the fella that had it sitting on his property in Newbury, Oh. with the intent to restore it for the museum. So they contracted Bob Odegaard to do this. He and Dick had become acquainted over the years from different events Dick would be asked to attend because of the racing history. Crawford ended up bailing out on the project due to financial constraints. So Bob bought & finished 74 in 2012. I talked to Bob in June of 2012 and he was excited because he was getting very close to being ready for the first flight of 74. In mid July of “12” Bob fly 74 for the first time since “49”. Sadly on Sept. 8th 2012 both Bob & 74 were loss in a crash. Only two F2g’s remain and only 57 is flying condition. http://www.warbirds-eaa.org/featured/6Featured Articles - Vol.35, No. 03- April 2012 - You'll Never See This Again!.pdf
  15. This would have been a truly thrilling time! These planes flew 200 feet off the ground and achieved speeds over 400 mph!
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