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    Hot Rod cars motorcycles engine building Anything mechanical . Jack of all trades .Custom Fabrication ,welding ,Machine work . Firm believer anything can be fixed . Navy veteran. Do everything from fixing carburetors to AM FM broadcast and cellular phone towers . Have owned several Pontiacs thru the years.Currently own 1996 Firebird and 1997 firebird Formula that I bought new.

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  1. Is it only the high speed fan setting not working..?? If that's the case..There is a seperate fuse that is used for only the high blower setting.....Located in an inline fuse holder under the hood along the firewall...Can be hard to spot....Usually hidden in the wire harness that runs along the firewall....Might be worth checking to make sure it is not blown......
  2. Am wanting to change the very troublesome and unreliable power windows in my 1996 Firebird over to manual crank windows...Should be a straight forward swap..The main issue is trying locate all of the correct parts....As very few of those cars (4th gen ) were equipped with manual windows...Actually I Have only seen one (1) that didn't have them and it's a 1LE car...Was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on where to source the parts (internal and external) to do the change....Any input or thoughts would be welcomed......
  3. Have seen quite a few catastrophic mechanical failures through the years...Never anything like that.... Glad everything turned out OK....No one injured and nothing torn up....
  4. The lifters should measure 2.00 tall and .842 diameter...it's the same size as a Chevy lifter....The pontiac specific lifter has the oil hole closer to the top of the lifter than the Chevy does so the oil hole in the lifter doesn't drop out of the bottom of lifter bore when using a cam with a small base circle....Usually when you get the cam and lifters as a kit the lifters should already matched to the base circle of the cam..Just something to be aware of... Even though you soaked the lifters for a couple of days in the oil..would still preoil the engine just to make sure that the lifters are indeed pumped up good and tight....Can make an oiling tool out of an old distributor shaft...just be sure that you turn the oil pump counter clockwise....Back the rockers all the way off but still just tight enough to where the lifters stay seated on the cam lobes first before pumping them up...Try that first...Then readjust the valves...See what happens before getting different pushrods.....And then go from there......
  5. Good choice...Hard to go wrong with a Pontiac rally wheel.....
  6. Sorry didn't even cross my mind to do so...... Truth be told.... I'm almost too lazy to even carry my phone around...let alone take photos..Will try to do better when I go back in September....
  7. Thanks for the input guys..Will more than likely try the Mobil one....
  8. Are you running hydraulic lifters..?? If so did you preoil the engine to be sure that the lifters are fully pumped up....Are the pushrods the proper length to match up with the cam -n- lifter combo that you're running..?? The ratio of the rockers should be marked somewhere on them.....
  9. 10W40 works well with the hot summertime temps....
  10. Looking for suggestions on what oil to use in my 2007 V star...Been using the Yamalube oil since new..Would like to change to something I can easily get from the local auto parts store...(has a wet clutch) Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated......
  11. Last Indian, Thank you very much for the info....Will try to put it on the rack sometime next week to check to be sure it is still in spec....(hit a really nasty pothole awhile back was too late spotting it and couldn't avoid it)..The main thing I was wondering was if the 1LE had different specs...But apparently it doesn't ... So I'm good to go.....
  12. Happy to help....Good luck with you project TLB..
  13. 1976...Should drop in with no problem..with the F body V8 engine mounts and related accessory mounting brackets..ETC..Just make sure that all the bolt holes in the ends of the cylinder heads are on the same side as the original so there will be no issues with the accessory brackets... power steering... AC ...alternator... ETC..
  14. If it is an original 1966 model Chevrolet small block engine it will be either a 283 or a 327 CID..If it has never been rebuilt it will need to have hardened valve seats installed in the cylinder heads to be compatible with today's unleaded gas...Will also more than likely ( unless it has been changed ) have the breaker point distributor rather than a HEI unit..Also unless it has been converted over it will still have the cartridge type oil filter which can pain in the #$s to change and could potentially create a clearance problem with the 3rd gen F body platform...Whereas the 1980 model will already have the hardened valve seats...HEI...and a canister type oil filter....among other things...
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