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Forum: General Discussion 16-10-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Geoff 4
Bonne, It is all in the eye...of the beholder....

Bonne,
It is all in the eye...of the beholder. You have probably seen the Shannon's ad that claims the 1971 Ford GT Ph 3 Falcon was the fastest 4 door car in the world. Absolute rubbish. Numerous...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Geoff 4
I wouldn't buy a bread crumb from DSE. I...

I wouldn't buy a bread crumb from DSE.

I bought one of their light weight power steering boxes for my GTO.

The box had a clunk in it right near the centre of travel where you do most of the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Geoff 4
Ahhhhh, the Peugot, France's revenge against the...

Ahhhhh, the Peugot, France's revenge against the world....

Bardahl makes a good seal softener.
Forum: Technical Discussion 22-08-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Geoff 4
Correct Frank. A smaller crank pulley spins the...

Correct Frank.
A smaller crank pulley spins the accessories slower. A smaller w/pump pulley spins the pump faster. A smaller pump pulley should be tried first for a hot runner. Some A/C cars had...
Forum: Technical Discussion 15-08-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Geoff 4
Nev, You are correct. I just mentioned...

Nev,
You are correct.

I just mentioned the 3000/1500 rpm thing as something for people to think about & how the poor old cooling system can be overtaxed trying to keep us happy.....
Forum: Technical Discussion 14-08-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Geoff 4
Shan, I am using a pressed steel...

Shan,
I am using a pressed steel factory type WP pulley. My engine is a 455 Pontiac. I recently switched from a 160 to a 180 stat because it was running too cool!

The problem with March...
Forum: Technical Discussion 11-08-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Geoff 4
Some pictures might help. Without seeing the set...

Some pictures might help. Without seeing the set up:
- different brand of pump
- spacers to move the pump away from the block.
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By Geoff 4
Wheel brgs. Noise does not change from accel to...

Wheel brgs. Noise does not change from accel to decel to coasting.

Tyre noise also does not change under load, it is either ' there' or it isn't.

Worn crown wheels & pinions that are noisy....
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-08-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Geoff 4
The elec fans are not helping. Elec fans evolved...

The elec fans are not helping. Elec fans evolved for use on modern cars with 195* or higher stats. Our old bangers came with 180* stats for moderate climates. There is not an elec fan[s] made that...
Forum: General Discussion 30-07-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By Geoff 4
Shannons are great, but guess who pays for all...

Shannons are great, but guess who pays for all those ads.......

I am with a company called Enthusiast, based in Brisbane, ph 1300 679 888
Forum: General Discussion 19-07-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By Geoff 4
Cali, Speaking for myself & what I observe...

Cali,

Speaking for myself & what I observe on the road, a lot of people are getting fined for the wrong thing. No allowance is made for drivers using common sense. With a rising road toll in NSW,...
Forum: General Discussion 18-07-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By Geoff 4
We get treated like mugs in this country. And it...

We get treated like mugs in this country. And it will continue until the mugs get off their a**e & start taking action.

Just two examples:

[1] If you are booked for speeding, you should be...
Forum: Parts For Sale 06-07-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By Geoff 4
Conical valve springs

Comp Cams #7228. The latest technology. New in the box, $250.
Forum: Parts For Sale 06-07-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By Geoff 4
Pontiac V8 solid roller cam.

In perfect condition, low miles. Can email pics. This is a CUSTOM ground cam from Comp Cams. Cost $AU600 for a new one........then there is the shipping, plus the GST you have to pay now to Mr....
Forum: Readers Rides 27-06-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By Geoff 4
Is it a later 318 or Poly 318?

Is it a later 318 or Poly 318?
Forum: General Discussion 27-06-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By Geoff 4
You could try Roadstar in Sydney, ph 02 9477 7666

You could try Roadstar in Sydney, ph 02 9477 7666
Forum: General Discussion 27-06-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Geoff 4
I fitted AU fans to my GTO. Ran noticeably hotter...

I fitted AU fans to my GTO. Ran noticeably hotter than my trusty factory clutch fan. AU fans came off the same day, now gather dust, & the factory fan continues to work fine...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-06-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Geoff 4
They should be welded [ or brazed ], then ground...

They should be welded [ or brazed ], then ground flat. If you just file the pads, shoes will sit at angle, which might cause uneven wear, pulling to one side etc.
Forum: Technical Discussion 22-05-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
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: 14
Views: 773
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: 14
Views: 773
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: 637
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: 628
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: 405
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: 589
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: 589
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: 589
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: 1,195
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: 1,195
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: 695
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: 695
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: 695
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: 695
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: 1,195
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: 1,195
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: 834
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: 834
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: 96,081
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: 816
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: 877
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: 668
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: 796
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: 706
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: 706
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: 817
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: 1,024
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: 788
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: 1,213
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: 788
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: 1,864
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...
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