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About 69customS

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    Learning to Fly
  • Birthday 10/03/1980

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    Los Angeles

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  • Name
    Jim
  • Gender
    Male
  • Year
    1969
  • Car
    Custom s
  • Engine
    400-4
  • Style
    Convertible
  • Color
    Red

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  1. https://frankspontiacparts.com/ FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to Frank I now have matching heads. He had 1... and only 1 single #16 bare head already cleaned. 1 valve guide to replace... but for $250 I scored. Not to mention...ive never seen a dismantling yard that was so clean and organized. If you need any parts... call him. He has a bunch of stuff on his website but not everything. Now I gotta find a local head shop to do the finish work.
  2. Ok I need some help with some heads I just pulled from my custom S. I thought they were the same but after looking at them and seeing the date codes and stamps... i am thinking they are very different. Drivers side: Stamp - 16, Date - 8288 Passenger side: Stamp - 15, Date - A168 I looked up the codes and came up with this: Year - Application - Casting - Valves - CC/CR - Notes Drivers side: 68/69 - 400std/HO - 16 - 2.11/1.77 - 72 - Screw in studs, Dual valve springs, D port Passenger side: 68 - 400 2bbl/4bbl - 15 - 1.96/1.66 - 75 - Pr
  3. haha.... too funny. I actually spoke with Pete on the phone and he is the one that got me thinking about the setup of the gauges. He told me about the wiring being different... which lead me to finding the correct wiring after following the circuit on each of the printed boards. Great dude... and full of knowledge. He even went into detail about how the gauge needles are able to move because of the glycerin that acts as a lubricant and how the gauges almost always work unless that drys out. I thought my gauges were broken... but after talking to him I did more research and found which wires we
  4. Ok, so if your like me you like the rally gauges much better than the idiot lights. When I got my 69 custom S I had the rally gauges installed already but NONE of them worked...including the Tach. So I started inspecting the wiring and the gauges themselves. I did a lot of reading and talked to a bunch of people. I finally figured out quite a lot of information and now have gauges that work! 2 types of gauges (Standard & Rally) Lets start with the easy one... The TACH. If you look at the back of your tach and there is only 1 wire... you most likely have a POINTS only tach. If you
  5. Solved!!!! I'm going to start another post telling what I found out and how to get your rally gauges going.
  6. So I got this great 69 custom S off of ebay... rebuilt motor/trans, suspension done, new radiator, new everything really..... guy was great at mechanical. Then there is the electrical.... He was not so great at that. The tach that was in it was the wrong one... and he had a replacement for me which I switched out and it works great. The rally gauge cluster however.... does not. Its the one that has the gauge for temp, oil, and fuel, with the gen light at the bottom. I pulled the entire dash apart and made sure the circuit board (new) was on there correctly and all tight, the ground point
  7. crazy... who would have thunk it. lemme tell you from experience... they suck. Trying to pull off the caliper with the pads in that groove was not easy. I got my new rotors on order ... drilled/slotted for $114 shipped. :0)
  8. It is most definitely a machine groove... no rock created that. Its exact on both sides and at the same depth and same shape.
  9. Maybe someone can explain this one to me... its on both sides of the rotor. I just pulled my brakes apart and found this on my driver's side. I'm scratching my head on this one... along with 3 other motorheads.
  10. I do like that wheel... but I think for my 69 it needs a little more meat on it. Where did you find that one? Id like to see what else they have. Yes, it will be for my 69. I found the 54 emblem on ebay. Guy was selling it cheap because someone got spray paint on the clear lens.... I can easily get that off. Polish it up and I'll have the centerpiece of my future wheel.
  11. Sprint 6, Thanks for the info. I located the center button on ebay for $70 in decent condition. Now to locate the wheel!
  12. Ok so I found a beautiful steering wheel but its just a picture at the moment... It says it was in a 41 pontiac, but that did not turn up anything. Here is the pic... has anyone ever seen this wheel?
  13. It was a blast driving this thing cross country ... that is up until AZ... and no AC. She was real happy going 80...(60 on the speedo) and flying by everyone. Lots of stares and honks along the way. I am super pleased with this buy. Brand new 400 engine and trans, champion rad, new master cylinder, disc up front, all tubular suspension, new exhaust, new fuel tank.... damn near a new car. decent paint.... only minor rust around the rear fenders. Overall a great car.
  14. Thanks for all the answers. I was looking at the repop version of those manuals. I think I'll keep my eye out at the swap meet for a few weeks... if not then get the repops.
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