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Rayz571's 1977 Can Am

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  1. Ok that's what I needed to know. It is factory front disc brakes, at least that is what the owner is telling me. He was interested in buying a set of 14 x 7 wheels from me, but we were both unsure if they would fit. Thank You. He was supposed to show up Sat. to buy them, but he was a no show. If he doesn't show then I will know for the next person. Thanks Again. I can always count on this board to come through.
  2. It's been a while, but I have another question. Will the 14" x 7" Rally II wheels fit on a '69 Firebird with factory front disc brakes? If not what will fit. Thanks
  3. No, but I am trying to find out what other "Pontiac Rally" code will work on his drum brake setup. I do have misc. codes so maybe another code will work..........any ideas?
  4. Unfortunatly, He only wanted one wheel, & I didn't want to break up the set. So no sale.
  5. Thank you all for the help. I had someone ask for the 14 x 6 JC code wheels. As far as I can tell they are in good shape, would just have to be sanded & repainted. Just some very minor surface rust. I do know that 14" are hard to sell. I was just looking for a ballpark number. No trim rings or center caps to go with them, just the bare wheels. I will try to get $350 for the set. Thanks Again.
  6. Hi everyone, I was wondering what a decent set of 14 x 6 Pontiac "Rally" wheels would be worth to sell. They are the JC code. Ebay has a set for $500 is that a realistic price to ask? If not what would be a fair price for both me & the buyer? Thanks for any help
  7. Got the new switch, put it in & it works, but I can only push the switch for approx. 20 seconds or it keeps blowing fuses. I do hear the motor both ways. would you say that something is stopping the top from going up, maybe bound up somewhere? I even tried a 30 amp fuse, but it blew that as well. Thanks for any help.
  8. Ok thanks for the info on the bolts. If I cannot get it working by the time I need to winterize it I will put the top up manually. The alignment shop did not recommend to replace anything. I'm fairly sure the would have if anything was needed. They have been around as long as I can remember & I think they would have told me if so. They actually tightened my rearview mirror (which I was going to do when I got home) & told me that my thermostat housing area had a small leak in it. (I put a new gasket on). I still plan on crawling underneath just to check anyway.
  9. Went and got a front end alignment today. It's so much better now. No more drifting from side to side on the road. No more "loose" feeling. It drives almost like a new car. As for the new switch I ordered, it's delayed by two weeks, not in stock. I am so glad I can drive it with confidence now. We'll worry about the top later. Thank You for you're help & advice.
  10. I do have radial tires on the car now, they are just very old. Approx. 10 - 12 yrs. I will look into the Camaro steering box. Yes, I do have power steering. I will check the bushings, ball joints, ect. as well. I will have to check to see if it has a rear sway bar. A friend also suggested to get a front end alignment before getting new tires. Thank You again for all the help & suggestions. Will try to check it out over the weekend, as well as trying the top motor.
  11. Ok folks, Good news & bad news. Good News first: I took her out for the first drive. (On the street). Ran good, shifted good, brakes are fine. (Just have to get used to manual brakes). Bad news is it was all over the road. Do you think it is the old tires?, or, do you think the steering box is bad? I will be putting new tires on it in the next few weeks. What is the oem steering box ratio? If I read right it is 4 turns lock to lock. I do remember when I got my Camaro up & running it had the same problem, so my mechanic replaced the steering box.
  12. hooked up the toggle switch, did the same thing the original switch was doing. Motor works going down, but not up. I even tried reversing the wires & did not make a difference. My co-workers Dad never showed up.
  13. I can lay on the floor a look up under the dash. I can see where the remote is. It looks like it is clipped in. (I cannot see any screws). It doesn't look like I have to remove any duct work. I can follow all the wires from the remote. I looks like my only problem will be figuring out how to get the rear clip off. I bought a 3-way toggle switch, just to see if I can wire it up to see if I can work the top with that, so that I know for sure it's the switch before I remove it. I probably won't get to it till later next week. Going for a long weekend vacation. Then I a selling at a local car show next weekend. Busy week coming up. I will keep you up to date when a get a chance to work on it.
  14. I tried reversing the wires from the switch to see if I could use the down button to make it go up & nothing. My co-worker's Dad is coming to check it out. (Me & electricity don't get along). He used to work at a Pontiac dealer in the 60's & 70's, so he should know what he's doing. I talked to him & he is 90% sure it is the switch, though. If that is the case, how do I remove the switch?
  15. I pushed the button up for approx. 30 seconds & nothing no motor sound or movement at all. Checked again for leaks, could not see any even moved the back side panels to see if there were any leaks at the lifts & nothing. I unplugged the switch & put a test light & voltmeter on the wire(s) that go to the battery & I got nothing. The leads seem semi-clean. No corrosion. I do not have a power probe. On a good note the car is now in my name, and I should receive the tags in about 2 weeks. So at least I will be able to drive it. (On sunny days). HaHa
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