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Forum: Technical Discussion 29-04-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By bonnevista
Don't FE Holdens have a red combo brake...

Don't FE Holdens have a red combo brake light/blinker?
Forum: General Discussion 25-04-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,275
Posted By bonnevista
Yeah, have a drive around the 'burbs of Detroit...

Yeah, have a drive around the 'burbs of Detroit...
Forum: General Discussion 18-03-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By bonnevista
I've always loved boat tail Rivieras. This one,...

I've always loved boat tail Rivieras. This one, not so much. However, it's not beyond redemption. I'd only change a few things on it to suit me.
Forum: General Discussion 13-03-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By bonnevista
I hate thieves. I'd break their legs...

I hate thieves. I'd break their legs...
Forum: General Discussion 16-02-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By bonnevista
So, I ordered the tune up kit from Rock Auto last...

So, I ordered the tune up kit from Rock Auto last night at 10.15pm. I just received an email at 9.25am. The order has been shipped...
Forum: General Discussion 15-02-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By bonnevista
I just bought the tune up kit...

I just bought the tune up kit...
Forum: General Discussion 15-02-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By bonnevista
Geoff, these are for the 455 in my barge, so...

Geoff, these are for the 455 in my barge, so tapered seat, I also have a HEI. BTW, Rock Auto also have a tune up kit, which includes the Iridium plugs, HEI cap/rotor and leads for $156 AU delivered...
Forum: General Discussion 15-02-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By bonnevista
Do you think we get ripped off on price???

Well, if this isn't a rip off, I don't know what is...

I looked at some spark plugs online.

I've always used NGK, but just the standard type.

Anyway, I had a look at Supercheap and saw they...
Forum: Technical Discussion 06-02-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By bonnevista
A little out of left field... As this is an...

A little out of left field...

As this is an alloy pan, I'm assuming that the mating flange is reasonably thick. If this is the case, to ensure that it's actually flat, take it to a machine shop...
Forum: General Discussion 18-01-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By bonnevista
I felt like going for a drive, and well...

On Tuesday morning, I felt like going for a drive (from Wollongong) in the barge.

Later that evening, I checked into a motel in Shepparton.

The following morning, I took a drive to Bendigo and...
Forum: Build Ups 03-12-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,417
Posted By bonnevista
There's a tenth of your e/t right there...

There's a tenth of your e/t right there...
Forum: General Discussion 23-11-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,043
Posted By bonnevista
Really? All of my American cars have been daily...

Really? All of my American cars have been daily drivers for the past 36 years and I've almost never had to touch the carb - on any car.
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,162
Posted By bonnevista
Awful news...

Awful news...
Forum: Technical Discussion 29-10-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By bonnevista
Either the can is broken, or there's a crack in...

Either the can is broken, or there's a crack in the vacuum line. The cans do go bad. Keep in mind how much work the canister does over the years. The diaphragm will fail eventually.
Forum: New South Wales 24-10-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 693
Posted By bonnevista
Blacktown Drive In. 18th of November.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2045366882416132/
Forum: General Discussion 24-10-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By bonnevista
Mike, if you're here in time, you might be...

Mike, if you're here in time, you might be interested in a night at the drive in on the 18th of November that's hosted by the Old Time Street Rod Club. It's an annual event and there's always a good...
Forum: General Discussion 23-10-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,748
Posted By bonnevista
It's no different to what they did with '60s...

It's no different to what they did with '60s Mustangs when they were new...
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 20-10-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 359,722
Posted By bonnevista
My old barge in music video.

The band is called 'Heart of Mind'...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXR6xoXTMTs
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By bonnevista
Whilst I won't be buying one, a new Camaro with a...

Whilst I won't be buying one, a new Camaro with a RHD conversion for $90K with a factory warranty is cheaper than I thought they'd be.
Forum: Technical Discussion 17-09-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By bonnevista
There was one additional thing I did in my garage...

There was one additional thing I did in my garage hack high beam upgrade. I used 150 watt clear lens aircraft landing lights. They just about melt the asphalt if you stay still long enough. I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,626
Posted By bonnevista
Maybe that's why they call them Weld wheels...

Maybe that's why they call them Weld wheels...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5,860
Views: 852,941
Posted By bonnevista
Well, I service it every 5000 miles, which...

Well, I service it every 5000 miles, which generally works out to 4 times a year...:D
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5,860
Views: 852,941
Posted By bonnevista
I gave the barge a work out last week. My...

I gave the barge a work out last week. My younger son moved to Melbourne to start a new job, so guess who had to move him...

I rented an enclosed furniture trailer (imagine a 7x5 box trailer with...
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 31-08-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By bonnevista
Can't argue with that... :D

Can't argue with that... :D
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 30-08-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By bonnevista
I think V/R goggles would be a better experience...

I think V/R goggles would be a better experience than the screen...
Forum: General Discussion 15-08-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,860
Views: 852,941
Posted By bonnevista
Did the rear axle bearings in the barge. ...

Did the rear axle bearings in the barge.

Even though it has a Pontiac part no., it's a c clip style rear end. I know it's overkill in terms of how often I do it, but I do it around every 60,000...
Forum: New South Wales 20-07-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By bonnevista
Bullitt - At the Drive In

As far as I'm aware, nobody has organised a run for this, but for those of us in the Sydney area, the Blacktown Drive In is showing 'Bullitt' on the 19th of August. Sounds like an excuse to get the...
Forum: General Discussion 19-07-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5,860
Views: 852,941
Posted By bonnevista
There's only one way to find out...:confused:;):D

There's only one way to find out...:confused:;):D
Forum: General Discussion 19-07-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5,860
Views: 852,941
Posted By bonnevista
I just did the timing chain/gearset on the 455. ...

I just did the timing chain/gearset on the 455. It's a job I usually do at 100,000 miles, but being slack, I left it to 120K.

Everything came apart and went back together relatively painlessly.
...
Forum: Technical Discussion 10-07-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By bonnevista
Fitting cruise control is something I should've...

Fitting cruise control is something I should've pulled the trigger on a long time ago. I actually have a factory correct c/c for my car from another Grand Ville I parted out years ago, but it won't...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-07-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By bonnevista
[QUOTE=sar4890;190056]1 car probably better for...

[QUOTE=sar4890;190056]1 car probably better for the bank balance but i think my car would to much of a pita to drive every day especially for road trips I like my mod cons

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Forum: Technical Discussion 08-07-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By bonnevista
Yeah, it's really easy to keep a low profile in a...

Yeah, it's really easy to keep a low profile in a '72 Pontiac convertible with peeling paint. I blend right in...:cool:

BTW, I've only been out of that 'profession' since 1993.
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-07-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By bonnevista
It is my normal driver. It's the only car I own...

It is my normal driver. It's the only car I own...
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-07-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By bonnevista
I change my oil at 5000 miles (around 7500 -...

I change my oil at 5000 miles (around 7500 - 8000km). Which is 4 times a year.
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-07-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By bonnevista
If I did that, I'd be changing the oil in my...

If I did that, I'd be changing the oil in my Pontiac 30 times a year...
Forum: Parts Wanted 03-07-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By bonnevista
Exclamation I wasn't talking about weird lumpy pistons. My...

I wasn't talking about weird lumpy pistons. My 455 was rebuilt with 124cc heads and has 9:1 compression. The tops of the pistons are flat, but are slightly tapered at the top, sitting proud of the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By bonnevista
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKynGJvr8bA ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKynGJvr8bA

An oldie, but a goodie...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,519
Posted By bonnevista
[QUOTE=Jezz;189885]The 455 is getting kicked out...

[QUOTE=Jezz;189885]The 455 is getting kicked out for a boosted iron block gen III 5.3 LS with gen IV internals. Going to get hate from the Olds community but in the end, it's my car. The hardest part...
Forum: General Discussion 29-06-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,519
Posted By bonnevista
I don't get it... :confused:

I don't get it... :confused:
Forum: Parts Wanted 28-06-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By bonnevista
If you want to increase the compression a little,...

If you want to increase the compression a little, you can install some pistons with a slight dome. It doesn't take much to get 9:1.
Forum: General Discussion 28-06-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,519
Posted By bonnevista
Even you Chev guys thinks Chev engines are boat...

Even you Chev guys thinks Chev engines are boat anchors... :D;):confused:
Forum: Technical Discussion 15-06-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By bonnevista
I've always wondered why guys want to spend money...

I've always wondered why guys want to spend money on a rear disc conversion on a stock, street driven car.

(Just my view) If everything is working properly and you're using good quality pads on...
Forum: Technical Discussion 14-06-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By bonnevista
I'd fill it. You said it it was nice and shiny...

I'd fill it. You said it it was nice and shiny and yellow when you got it, so it had been filled before. But that's just me...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-06-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By bonnevista
Unless you want the actual experience of...

Unless you want the actual experience of restoring a car, you should (just my view) always buy the best car you can afford, that requires the least amount of work. It'll be cheaper in the long run...
Forum: Parts Wanted 18-05-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By bonnevista
Like Way Way Different Different...:D

Like Way Way Different Different...:D
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,417
Posted By bonnevista
Lowering block...

Lowering block...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By bonnevista
And the RHD conversion...

And the RHD conversion...
Forum: Importing to Australia 26-04-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,041
Posted By bonnevista
You say "only" like 25K US is cheap...

You say "only" like 25K US is cheap...
Forum: General Discussion 17-04-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5,860
Views: 852,941
Posted By bonnevista
I remember doing this about 12 years ago. It...

I remember doing this about 12 years ago. It seemed easier back then, but I guess that just shows I'm getting old. At least the car has a bench seat, which allowed me to lay across it for most of...
Forum: General Discussion 16-04-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5,860
Views: 852,941
Posted By bonnevista
I just finished everyone's favorite job... I...

I just finished everyone's favorite job...

I replaced the heater core in the barge. Did I mention it also has A/C. Not the stone age type with bowden cables, no I have Pontiac's Automatic...
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