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Forum: General Discussion 16-02-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Geoff 4
I guess an ad like that gives new meaning to the...

I guess an ad like that gives new meaning to the word 'restoration'.......

LOL
Forum: General Discussion 15-02-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By Geoff 4
Bonne, You lucky b******! Only $24 for...

Bonne,
You lucky b******! Only $24 for NGK Iridiums.

I got quoted $32 at a shop in Sydney they give me a discount!

Soooooooo, I thought I will get them from Summit, under $9 ea. Guy...
Forum: Technical Discussion 06-02-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By Geoff 4
Darren, There are numerous places for leaks...

Darren,

There are numerous places for leaks to occur. Gear selector shaft, dipstick tube housing, k/down cable, speedo housing, etc.

Sounds like you are pretty sure it is the oil pan or...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-02-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By Geoff 4
If you want to seal it....& never worry about it...

If you want to seal it....& never worry about it again, use silicon only, no other gasket.

Put a nail in the wall, paint 'Antique' above it, & hang all your cork/rubber gaskets on the nail....
...
Forum: Importing to Australia 29-01-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Geoff 4
Have you contacted Legendary? Some US companies...

Have you contacted Legendary? Some US companies will only deal with one shipping company, eg UPS. So no choice.
Some of that stuff may be able to to be sent by US Post Office. They have a 40 lb...
Forum: Technical Discussion 29-01-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Geoff 4
4L60. The 6 denotes the tq rating, 600 ft/lbs. ...

4L60. The 6 denotes the tq rating, 600 ft/lbs.
4L80 can handle 800 ft/lbs.
Forum: Technical Discussion 18-01-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Geoff 4
I never push my luck in wet weather, but I have...

I never push my luck in wet weather, but I have no complaints about the Hankooks on the odd occasion I get caught in the rain.

As for dry grip when you push it......these tyres are good when new,...
Forum: General Discussion 18-01-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Geoff 4
Wow, 1000 miles, that's some 'drive'! My...

Wow, 1000 miles, that's some 'drive'!

My drives are about one zero less...
Forum: Technical Discussion 17-01-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Geoff 4
I am running HanKook SuperDynamic 235/60/14...

I am running HanKook SuperDynamic 235/60/14 radials on my GTO. Great tyres, good mileage & these have raised white lettering.
Tyres can be turned around if you don't like the lettering. These are a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 13-01-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By Geoff 4
Good point about the reaction disc. Only the...

Good point about the reaction disc. Only the Bendix boosters used these, made here under licence by PBR. Holdens, Fords & some Valiants used them. Valiant also used Girling boosters.
The Reaction is...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Geoff 4
Try Ralph Moore in Sydney, [02] 9667 1933....

Try Ralph Moore in Sydney, [02] 9667 1933. Email: autoglass@bigpond.com
Forum: General Discussion 23-12-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 809,782
Posted By Geoff 4
If the choke operated, then it was getting...

If the choke operated, then it was getting ground.
Many elec chokes work off 7v, not 12v. Have you checked yours?
Forum: Technical Discussion 12-12-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Geoff 4
I believe there was a company in SA doing R & P...

I believe there was a company in SA doing R & P conversions that were engineer certified. Not sure if RHD, LHD or both. Sorry, don't have more info.
Forum: Build Ups 10-12-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 36,416
Posted By Geoff 4
Good move, looks nice. Beats me why more...

Good move, looks nice.

Beats me why more people don't use cold air induction. It is free hp & helps reduce detonation, a win-win....
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By Geoff 4
Another fuel shut off method is a switch...

Another fuel shut off method is a switch connected to the oil pressure sw.
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By Geoff 4
A lot of people have tried the K&N air cleaner...

A lot of people have tried the K&N air cleaner filter lids....& lost power.

It makes sense to me why this could happen. You have two air streams coming from different directions.... colliding...
Forum: General Discussion 27-11-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By Geoff 4
Who is an Aussie? Not Barnaby Joyce nor John...

Who is an Aussie?

Not Barnaby Joyce nor John Alexander, both born here....

We must be the laughing stock of the world......

While the lawyers line up at the taxpayers' money trough outside...
Forum: General Discussion 25-11-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By Geoff 4
I have a lot of Chinese people living in my...

I have a lot of Chinese people living in my street & suburb. They are great neighbours, cause no problems & keep to themselves. They are a studious & industrious nation of people, reflected in the...
Forum: General Discussion 24-11-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By Geoff 4
Commiserations to all those running the brand H...

Commiserations to all those running the brand H stuff [ & clones ].....

I got a phone call about 2 weeks ago from the owner of a 66 GTO.

About 10 years ago I fitted a Carter TQ to his engine,...
Forum: General Discussion 23-11-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By Geoff 4
Chris Luxford, What sort of carb? Holley?...

Chris Luxford,
What sort of carb? Holley? Something else is wrong if the carb needs a rebuild every 3 mths.

Good carbs: QJ, any Carter four barrel including the TQ & Edelbrocks should go for...
Forum: Technical Discussion 22-11-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Geoff 4
The ign switches do wear out. I had to replace...

The ign switches do wear out. I had to replace mine in my GTO.
Forum: General Discussion 22-11-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 809,782
Posted By Geoff 4
Russ, Before hunting down the torque specs I...

Russ,
Before hunting down the torque specs I would say a payer to Allah &....buy a lottery ticket!
Forum: Technical Discussion 21-11-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Geoff 4
I am assuming the battery is in good condition,...

I am assuming the battery is in good condition, with good, clean battery cable connections.

The 'click' syndrome can have a few causes:

[1] excessive resistance in the solenoid cct, usually a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 19-11-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Geoff 4
I can only speak for power steering GM boxes. ...

I can only speak for power steering GM boxes.
The rag joints are the same. Early GM cars used a 13/16" spline out of the box, but that was changed around 1967 to 3/4" & has remained unchanged.
Forum: General Discussion 16-11-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,000
Posted By Geoff 4
It seems to me the amount of grief you get...

It seems to me the amount of grief you get depends on the whim of the customs official[s]. Some have too much power [ pardon the pun ] & the big head to go with it...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-11-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Geoff 4
Chris, If you need some help, PM me...

Chris,
If you need some help, PM me for my phone #. I helped Blackout Steve [ R.I.P.] get his Chev idling better after a discussion with him about MVA [ Man connected Vac Adv ].

Great...
Forum: Technical Discussion 31-10-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Geoff 4
Lots of misinformation there. Low resistance...

Lots of misinformation there.

Low resistance plug leads do not mean the engine makes more HP. A test that I have seen where about 10 different brands of leads were tested, showed the highest HP...
Forum: Technical Discussion 31-10-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Geoff 4
He says he has the VA connected to manifold...

He says he has the VA connected to manifold vacuum [ Gold Star awarded ] , which means there should be vacuum at idle, no need to rev the engine.
Modified engines that are using VA should be using...
Forum: General Discussion 31-10-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,995
Posted By Geoff 4
I never met Steve, only spoke to him on the...

I never met Steve, only spoke to him on the phone. Sounded quite young.

Does anybody know what happened? Was he sick? Accident?
Forum: Technical Discussion 29-10-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Geoff 4
Another possibility is the VA has frozen up over...

Another possibility is the VA has frozen up over the years. Remove the dist cap [ & rotor for a better look ] & suck on the VA hose. If you can suck air, either the hose or the can is leaking. If you...
Forum: General Discussion 29-10-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,995
Posted By Geoff 4
I assume this is Blackout Steve? My condolences...

I assume this is Blackout Steve? My condolences to his family & friends, will be sorely missed, but not forgotten.
Forum: General Discussion 28-10-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 70,181
Posted By Geoff 4
Granddad, him wise man...

Granddad, him wise man...
Forum: Technical Discussion 24-10-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Geoff 4
Unless the engine is producing large amounts of...

Unless the engine is producing large amounts of HP, the only thing 'noticeable' going to an MSD [ or similar ] digital controller would be a lighter wallet...

Electronic ign in the form of HEI is...
Forum: General Discussion 23-10-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Geoff 4
Welcome To Sydney's gridlocked traffic, expensive...

Welcome To Sydney's gridlocked traffic, expensive toll roads & high rises everywhere!

Plenty of muscle car action in your new area.
Forum: General Discussion 23-10-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,395
Posted By Geoff 4
A friend of mine with a early Camaro has bought a...

A friend of mine with a early Camaro has bought a new Muzzy as his everyday driver. Cheaper than buying a fully specced Holden.....And it goes better, handles better & gets reasonable economy.
Forum: General Discussion 17-10-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,395
Posted By Geoff 4
And maybe GM will join the rest of the world...&...

And maybe GM will join the rest of the world...& go to OHV cams instead of trying to make pushrods stiffer....40 years late, but better late than never!!
Forum: General Discussion 16-10-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,395
Posted By Geoff 4
Yeah, seeing a lot of them here. Even parked in...

Yeah, seeing a lot of them here. Even parked in the street like a Toyota!

I am not a Ford fan, but I have always like the Mustang shape, & to Ford's great credit, you can see the 'heritage' of the...
Forum: General Discussion 16-10-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By Geoff 4
..or maybe the K&N formula for calculating reqd...

..or maybe the K&N formula for calculating reqd filter area is.....simply wrong.

And it is not just the airflow [ cfm ] that can affect the final hp . Booster buffeting, disturbance of air above...
Forum: General Discussion 15-10-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By Geoff 4
What I find strange is that the air flow area [...

What I find strange is that the air flow area [ lid section only ] defeats K&Ns own formula for determining minimum area of the filter for the engine's output.
That small area of the lid filter...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,000
Posted By Geoff 4
What a disgrace! I would go & see your Federal MP...

What a disgrace! I would go & see your Federal MP because that is officialdom gone mad.
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-10-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Geoff 4
If the inserts are alum, & they are the ones that...

If the inserts are alum, & they are the ones that usually corrode, I would try & find a cap with brass or s/steel inserts.
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-10-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Geoff 4
When you say 'on one of my points', do you mean...

When you say 'on one of my points', do you mean one point has a build up, the other has a recess? If so, it means [1] the condenser is failing [2] condenser is the wrong value in microfarads or [3]...
Forum: General Discussion 24-09-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By Geoff 4
Lee has retired, not sure if the business is...

Lee has retired, not sure if the business is still going...
Forum: Parts For Sale 22-09-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By Geoff 4
CD E core ign coil

Bought in error. New Summit E core ign coil, # SUM-850615,
Can only be used with series 6 CD ign systems [ MSD 6, Crane 6, Mallory 6 etc ].

It looks identical to the Pertronix E core coils...
Forum: General Discussion 19-09-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By Geoff 4
I bought a fast ratio DSE p/steer 'light weight' ...

I bought a fast ratio DSE p/steer 'light weight' box for my GTO with alum valve section.The steeringt was too heavy for my liking & it had a noticeable 'clunk' in it. This was a brand new box,...
Forum: General Discussion 18-09-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By Geoff 4
Dry cement instead of wet cement...just kidding. ...

Dry cement instead of wet cement...just kidding.

I think the best bang for the buck improvement that you can feel is thicker anti sway bars.
You can get thick 1 5/16", [ maybe thicker? ] that...
Forum: Technical Discussion 15-09-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By Geoff 4
Shaun, that will work perfectly, I use the same...

Shaun, that will work perfectly, I use the same set up. Although you haven't shown it in your diagram, the 3rd terminal [ common ] on the dip sw needs to go the head light sw & only receive power in...
Forum: Importing to Australia 11-09-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,040
Posted By Geoff 4
Mate bought some engine parts recently from...

Mate bought some engine parts recently from Summit, was just over $1000. Had to pay gst, & I think he had to pay gst on the shipping also.
Forum: Technical Discussion 10-09-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By Geoff 4
Sar, Not big on gorilla snot, have never seen...

Sar,
Not big on gorilla snot, have never seen the real stuff. Have used the term jokingly among friends for years when referring to silicon. I did qualify it in post #3, the first mention of GS in...
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-09-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By Geoff 4
No, wrong again Rodent. Gorilla snot is silicon....

No, wrong again Rodent. Gorilla snot is silicon. Like I said, you need to brush up on your reading skills, & then you will see in post #3 where I mentioned GS, in brackets, silicon...........
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