Topic: Check out this carburetor...
#11 Mar 26, 2012 at 5:43 pmThats OK Chum. I put the top of the motor on after I dropped in the lifters.
No push rods yet.......................so the next day a spin the motor up side down to check the oil pan casket.
Rotate the motor back around and hear a CLUNK. I'm thinking what in the H@LL was that.
Then it hits me..............................no push rods. Luckily only two lifters fellout.
So now the top of the motor is off again. But the pushrods are installed now.
Must of been a blessing in disguise.
In the Tech Articles on the Pontiac Street Performanc page, it goes in to great length on how to seal a Pontiac motor up.
Found out that the oil pan cork style gasket seals better than the ribbed rubber one (on the rear main cap) that comes with the gasket set.
So now the gasket is setting up. It sure does seem like it does make a better seal. Or maybe it's wishful thinking. I will now more tomorrow, as I'm letting it sit over night before I install all the rest of the oil pan and bolts and tighten them up.
Keep on Pontiyakkin'
#12 Mar 26, 2012 at 7:51 pmdam old V8s.. well, I was able to drill and remove my busted stud in my throttle shaft, didnt damage it, as non to be had, so it was done under extremly mellow, intensely focused attention.tada dam im good. If I could have seen the look on your face when you heard the ka thunk stuff happens, its crazy that these auto parts suppliers sell (so called) improved design seals or gaskets to were the good ole fashion stuff works best....I tryed that once piece oil pan gasket on a pontiac V8, ,JUNK! didnt even take it off the stand, dropped the pan, yanked it, and threw away 50 bucks, waste of money they are,keep it old style cork, sprayed with a copper high temp coating. others may like the one piece, i didnt. always use McCord gaskets on my ponti pans. never fel-pro ......anyway,, Carry on Soilder.
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#13 Mar 30, 2012 at 2:05 pmHats off to the drag race engine builders Mark! Get 'er done!!!
"Ready to Roll Roy?"
78 WS6 TA, Original Owner, Martinique Blue, Coupe
79 WS6 TA, Mayan Red, T-Tops
and a couple of others that will remain nameless!
#14 Apr 13, 2012 at 3:41 pmBRING ON THE BANDIT RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The car is together and running. Had my buddy tune on the carb on Monday ( 4/9).
He added two degrees initial timing to it also. And the motor likes it.
It's set at 14 now. Motor seems more responsive, crisper when you hit the throttle.
Now to swap out the rear.
Best of all...........................I still have 3 1/2 weeks to go.
Havent looked under the car yet.
Keep on Pontiyakkin'