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by JayS.
January 14th, 2021, 2:31 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Tires that last! Time not milage..
Replies: 26
Views: 2644

Re: Tires that last! Time not milage..

Working on our 65 Dodge Dart GT today. Searching through tire options and went back through this thread. I thought I would try some Mickey Thomson sportsman s/t 255/60R15. It is pretty much the biggest tire that will fit under the back of the car. Ordered them through jegs, and bought a set of jegs ...
by JayS.
January 11th, 2021, 4:50 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: What to look for when buying a 78 TA
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: What to look for when buying a 78 TA

One place that comes to mind that is different than an A body is underneath the car back behind the spring shackles there is a seam were the back panel attaches to the main truck frame that rust out that goes across the back of the car, if it gets bad enough it will get up into the trunk. Even a pre...
by JayS.
January 8th, 2021, 6:34 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Budget Pontiac Engines comparisons: Mild to Wild
Replies: 35
Views: 4335

Re: Budget Pontiac Engines comparisons: Mild to Wild

The number 5 main oil hole was slightly enlarged, while the other main bearings received mods to allow more oil from the primary oil galley. File to fit rings are stuck in the bores for installion with each matching cylinder.
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by JayS.
January 1st, 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Budget Pontiac Engines comparisons: Mild to Wild
Replies: 35
Views: 4335

Re: Budget Pontiac Engines comparisons: Mild to Wild

I get to spend New Year’s Day playing with engines. Working on the 1 piece seal install on my w72 engine. Making some main bearing oiling mods on the main bearings. Cutting the thrust bearing shim out for the Olds thrust bearing. And wrapping up a mopar 383 build for our 65 Dodge Dart GT (front engi...
by JayS.
January 1st, 2021, 10:47 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Pontiac Barn Finds
Replies: 26
Views: 1949

Re: Pontiac Barn Finds

Happy New Year 2021 4DD1E91A-5436-4C30-ABE8-F2B8DB31F196.jpeg I enjoy looking a cars that come up for sale, not interested in buying anything, but it is a little like a virtual car show. sometimes some unusual car show up. Like this 1975 Lemans sport GT 400 4bbl with 24000 miles for $12000 down in S...
by JayS.
December 20th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Pontiac Barn Finds
Replies: 26
Views: 1949

Re: Pontiac Barn Finds

Amazing how many 68-72 lemans’s projects are currently on the market in my region. Here is another example, 72, lemans with a enduro front end and a new engine for $5000 down by Jefferson, Mo. 782FB737-928E-4F6D-A12F-5EF98CE3EBC1.jpeg D68E6B18-62F7-45F4-B389-28E853FB7452.jpeg 1209B2ED-EA41-41FF-9865...
by JayS.
December 20th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Pontiac Barn Finds
Replies: 26
Views: 1949

Re: Pontiac Barn Finds

More lemans’s. This time a 68 lemans with a dual quad Butler 462 with a 4 speed. Comes with 2 parts cars and a bunch of parts. Fremont,NE. A lot of money in the engine, asking $16k for the works. Red lemans is the parts car, sure looks restorable though, 3 speed on the floor. 5E087FD3-4A69-42CA-987F...
by JayS.
December 20th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Pontiac Barn Finds
Replies: 26
Views: 1949

Re: Pontiac Barn Finds

Another Lemans, and another, and another. This 69 on in Ponca City, OK for $6950, FB marketplace. 350 with a eddy cam and intake package, 2 speed auto. Solid looking car, needs interior work and paint, 2BFF706B-1AA4-45E6-9515-CA88D322D9C5.jpeg BD73DB86-21A5-424E-BAD7-568BA07DDEE4.jpeg 9304C240-18A9-...
by JayS.
December 18th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Budget Pontiac Engines comparisons: Mild to Wild
Replies: 35
Views: 4335

Re: Budget Pontiac Engines comparisons: Mild to Wild

A friend, my brother and I went and for $150 picked up 73 400 take out with 4x heads, small valves and screw in studs, and it’s original long tail shaft t400, mainly after the block and he needs the accessories. Plus a 76 400 YZ with 6x-4 heads for $175. We were concerned the 73 had been sitting out...
by JayS.
December 16th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: Jan Leno's Garage: 1979 T/A 6.6 (20,240 miles)
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Jan Leno's Garage: 1979 T/A 6.6 (20,240 miles)

They did make good hp and tq numbers. To make those numbers at 5200 rpm it makes me wonder if it had a stroker crank in it.
by JayS.
December 16th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: Jan Leno's Garage: 1979 T/A 6.6 (20,240 miles)
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Jan Leno's Garage: 1979 T/A 6.6 (20,240 miles)

It is unusual to see a 79 black t/a without the gold stripes. The 79s with silver stripes, I had forgotten how good they looked. Miss second gear. :lol: Sounds like me. But in third. We went an test drove a low milage 30k mile black 78 t/a automatic with the lower hp 400. I think it had the silver s...
by JayS.
December 15th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: Jan Leno's Garage: 1979 T/A 6.6 (20,240 miles)
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Jan Leno's Garage: 1979 T/A 6.6 (20,240 miles)

He did do a nice job, that was a nice low milage car. I thought the 79’s had 2 cat’s on the w72, one on each side. Looked like that car had 1 big catalytic converter like my 77. For a Nebraska car I was a little surprised it had all those options but didn’t have a/c. Appeared like it was detailed by...
by JayS.
December 15th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Pontiac Barn Finds
Replies: 26
Views: 1949

Re: Pontiac Barn Finds

1967 Firebird convertible, 400 with a 3 speed manual, no engine bug the 3 speed is there. $8250. Kansas City, MO. Surprisingly good shape, looks like a top and carpet and it would be pretty decent. Says if sat in a barn for years. I would think this would be fairly rare. 75120FCE-A6BA-4952-9D2A-603D...
by JayS.
December 14th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Pontiac Barn Finds
Replies: 26
Views: 1949

Re: Pontiac Barn Finds

63 Catalina with the 389 for $2200 NE colorado. Cool old car.
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by JayS.
December 14th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Pontiac Barn Finds
Replies: 26
Views: 1949

Re: Pontiac Barn Finds

69 lemans down in Kansas. Looks like a really solid body. No engine. $3500.
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