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Hello fellow Pontiac enthusiasts,
I am here to seek guidance and counsel. I recently had my front suspension break on me. More specifically, the lower shock mount broke free from the front passenger lower A-arm (I think it's the A-arm). Where the lower shock mount is supposed to bolt on, I no longer have those two holes. The metal broke right there, and I do not have one of those holes for the shock to mount to.
So here is my conundrum. I am thinking about upgrading my suspension, but I am not sure what to do first or where to begin looking. Currently, I am pretty sure I have the original setup--suspension, drum brakes, 14" PMD 5-star rims/tires. I would like to do any upgrading on somewhat of a budget, as my wife told me "You don't HAVE any money to do this!" But we will see....
I have read somewhere before that some people have swapped in a Corvette suspension/brake/hub setup. Is that even possible? If so, how easy is that? If not a Corvette setup, what would be a direct swap? I am looking for something that is relatively easy to do, as well as relatively easy on the bank account. (see above WIFE comment).
So that all are aware of what car I currently have.... I own a 1967 Pontiac Tempest Custom 4-door hardtop. It has a relatively new Pontiac 400ci V8, and a rebuilt TH350 transmission. The engine has been completely redone, as well. Bored out, all new internals, heads redone, it is NICE!!! The rest of the car, however, is mostly original. And of course, those are the parts I have to work on or fix up. Case in point, the suspension issue of which I am now typing about here on ForeverPontiac. I will soon be adding a few photos of my car. But for now, I simply ask for HELP!
I welcome information from any and all folks willing to dole out the advice. In advance, THANK YOU.
Here I am again turning to the experts... I methodically went through everything that I thought was necessary on a vehicle that is 40 years old and had sat for a while.. New plugs, cap, rotor, carb rebuild, fuel pump, oil change (and filter), and some seafoam in the tank along with adding a few gallons of fresh fuel. She's still "popping" or "stumbling" when I open the throttle. Runs perfectly smooth at idle, and "cruise" speeds. It's possible I reckon that I could've got the float drop set wrong or the float level..? I also am going to check the dizzy tomorrow along with checking all vac lines with the best diagram that I have so far... Fuel filter has also been changed. Due to how smooth it runs normally, I was trying to avoid looking into any serious valvetrain issues, well and the fact it has only 66,000 on her. I don't really know the tendencies or weaknesses of these particular years' of engines though. Any direction is appreciates! I was considering possibly there may be build up on the valves?