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Forum: Technical Discussion Yesterday, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By Geoff 4
The low CR is not helping vacuum. The single...

The low CR is not helping vacuum. The single pattern cam would be better. The 268 Hi Energy cam would probably work well.

And a cam with short seat timing will help with vac & idle quality. Get a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 21-05-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By Geoff 4
Darren, Something doesn't sound right with...

Darren,

Something doesn't sound right with the numbers. Light car, 4.10 gears & it is a dog off the line with a 360 engine? Sounds like you might have more wiped lobes. Have you checked for coil...
Forum: Technical Discussion 20-05-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By Geoff 4
What size engine? It makes a huge difference. ...

What size engine? It makes a huge difference.

Most good cams have longer closing ramps to close the valves more softly & prevent valve bounce. Sign of a quality made cam.

232/238 @ 050 110LSA...
Forum: Technical Discussion 14-04-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Geoff 4
I bought Ferd wheels for my GTO, could not find...

I bought Ferd wheels for my GTO, could not find the Holden [ HQ ] pattern, which also fits the GTO.

I had the holes elongated. It was done by a company called Neale Wheels in Sydney, who were...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Geoff 4
Yeah, Aust Post is a joke. I have had three money...

Yeah, Aust Post is a joke. I have had three money orders go missing, at the time we taxpayers were paying some Arab $5m to 'improve' services.
Forum: Technical Discussion 11-04-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Geoff 4
Try Classic Chev 02 9609 7228 or USGMSP ...

Try Classic Chev 02 9609 7228

or USGMSP 02 4257 1230
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-04-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Geoff 4
The term EFI is a very broad brush. As I...

The term EFI is a very broad brush.

As I said in qualifying my earlier post, if you are going to fit/adapt EFI to a 4bbl manifold, I don't think there would be much performance improvement, maybe...
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-04-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Geoff 4
If your car starts, idles & runs well with a...

If your car starts, idles & runs well with a Holley carb [ a bonus ], then an EFI throttle body that bolts to the manifold will do little except lighten your wallet. Because all the flow/distribution...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-04-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Geoff 4
Tell us more about the engine & components. Has...

Tell us more about the engine & components. Has idle quality changed? More info needed.
Forum: Technical Discussion 29-03-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Geoff 4
If you have auto adjusters & they are working,...

If you have auto adjusters & they are working, then unlikely to be the problem.

If you have a high brake pedal, it is a good sign that the adjusters are working & probably no need to go any...
Forum: Technical Discussion 28-03-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Geoff 4
Shaun. When the m/c pilot is too long, the...

Shaun.
When the m/c pilot is too long, the symptoms of a fault would be the brakes staying on [ not releasing ]. You didn't have that problem. Also, since I believe you said there is only one hole...
Forum: Technical Discussion 27-03-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Geoff 4
Yep, that's it. Modified two of those, running on...

Yep, that's it. Modified two of those, running on cars.
Forum: Technical Discussion 26-03-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Geoff 4
Sorry, don't have a part #. I get them from...

Sorry, don't have a part #. I get them from Summit, prices here are outrageous for these.
Forum: Technical Discussion 23-03-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Geoff 4
You lighten the spring. I use the Hayden severe...

You lighten the spring. I use the Hayden severe duty clutches. The anchor point needs to be moved CCW on those. There is enough metal on the alum boss to grind a new anchor slot. I use a small cut...
Forum: Technical Discussion 22-03-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Geoff 4
Don't think the distance is critical. Reason for...

Don't think the distance is critical. Reason for saying that is some cars had the option of an in-line 6 or V8 engine. With the V8 engine being shorter, a very deep fan shroud was used with the V8...
Forum: Technical Discussion 20-03-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Geoff 4
There is a place in SA that can repair boosters,...

There is a place in SA that can repair boosters, ph: 08 7070 1065
Forum: Technical Discussion 19-03-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Geoff 4
Shaun, The first thing to check are...

Shaun,
The first thing to check are the brake linings. Make sure there are no leaking wheel cyls & /or grease on the linings.

If these check out, then it is most likely the booster....
Forum: General Discussion 14-03-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Geoff 4
Cops released the names of the thieves: Dumb &...

Cops released the names of the thieves: Dumb & Dumber
Forum: General Discussion 13-03-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Geoff 4
Could not have been very smart thieves to steal...

Could not have been very smart thieves to steal such a visual car.....
Forum: Readers Rides 12-03-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 87,673
Posted By Geoff 4
Customs didn't think it strange that you were...

Customs didn't think it strange that you were leaning on a 45* angle.....
Forum: Technical Discussion 19-02-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Geoff 4
Legendary seems to have the best name for quality.

Legendary seems to have the best name for quality.
Forum: Technical Discussion 19-02-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Geoff 4
Most GM wheel hubs have 5/16" UNC threads that...

Most GM wheel hubs have 5/16" UNC threads that are there for the removal tool. Easy to make a tool with an angle grinder & a piece of 1/4" or thicker steel, or thick alum.

I have a Grant wheel & I...
Forum: General Discussion 16-02-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
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: 495
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: 376
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: 376
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: 528
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: 596
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: 451
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: 869
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: 451
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: 1,305
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: 662
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: 5,860
Views: 852,942
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: 1,013
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: 364
Views: 41,151
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: 2,043
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: 1,662
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: 1,210
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: 1,210
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: 2,043
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: 2,043
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: 644
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: 5,860
Views: 852,942
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: 644
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: 561
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: 56
Views: 5,269
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: 735
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: 964
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: 735
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...
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