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Old 25-06-2019, 05:35 PM
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Your ride highlights just how 5hitty looking Queersland plates are

Good to see it back together Chris......No dramas?


I think I'm gonna borrow one of your pictures
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Old 25-06-2019, 06:01 PM
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Man that car is stunning Chris. Glad to see it getting back together.
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Old 25-06-2019, 07:54 PM
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Yeah the Qld plates suck. Custom plate like $2500. F that I pay the Govt enough not paying two and a half Gs for a piece of metal.

Use as many pics as you like

Ken it does look nice. I may need to respray and rechrome the front end now though
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Old 25-06-2019, 10:13 PM
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Really nice Chris. $2500 for custom plates ! F N criminals !
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Old 28-06-2019, 09:18 PM
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Very nice Chris, you must have racked up a few K's in the bubble top by now.
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Old 29-06-2019, 04:53 AM
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Very nice Chris, you must have racked up a few K's in the bubble top by now.
110,000 Miles Ken in 7 years
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Old 19-07-2019, 01:17 PM
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Well, I thought I'd post something, as it's been a bit quiet for a while.

I've been chasing an intermittent miss for a short time. After going through everything, I (hopefully) narrowed it down to the HEI dizzy.

The engine in my Grand Ville now has 142,000 miles on it and apart from the module failing at 80,000 miles and the vacuum advance canister failing at 120,000 miles, the HEI has been trouble free.

As I had to pull out the HEI anyway, rather than attempt to go through it and find out what was wrong, I just decided to fit the new HEI I bought about a year ago, just in case something went wrong with the old one. After dropping the new dizzy in, it fired up straight away. I set the timing and it ran great.

The old HEI was the one that came with the rebuilt engine I bought about 8 years ago. The engine builder told me it was a Proform part. I bought the new one from the US from Skip White performance in Tennessee. I'd spoken to a few people online and they reckoned they were ok, so I bought one. It's only been in for a day, so I suppose I'll see how it goes...
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Old 19-07-2019, 07:03 PM
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White gets a lot of criticism on US websites for selling 'Chinese' parts. I have used many, many Chinese HEIs from Road Star in Sydney, zero problems. They appear to be well made, lubricated where they need lube, & as good as any brand name HEI.

I do know of a HEI that failed. Engine would crank, but no sign of life. It produced a weak spark with a spark plug lying on the rocker cover. The coil & cap was replaced & the engine fired up ok. The dist in the car now [ Pontiac TA ] is a $80 HEI from RS. Been in the car about 18m, does lots of trips including log distance trips, with the car club.

The dist that failed was a DUI HEI. Cost 3-4 times that of the Chinese version.

I rebuilt the engine for this car when it still had the DUI dist. On checking the centri curve, I found that that the weights were fouling on the rotor & the dist NEVER achieved the total amount of centri adv!! DUI claim to dial in the curve each dist individually......
I always wondered how these people could be in the ign business because in their catalog, which I have, they talk about the 'explosion' of fuel/air mixture in the cyl.

Moral of the story: paying more doesn't guarantee a better product.
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Old 20-07-2019, 05:51 PM
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White gets a lot of criticism on US websites for selling 'Chinese' parts. I have used many, many Chinese HEIs from Road Star in Sydney, zero problems. They appear to be well made, lubricated where they need lube, & as good as any brand name HEI.

I do know of a HEI that failed. Engine would crank, but no sign of life. It produced a weak spark with a spark plug lying on the rocker cover. The coil & cap was replaced & the engine fired up ok. The dist in the car now [ Pontiac TA ] is a $80 HEI from RS. Been in the car about 18m, does lots of trips including log distance trips, with the car club.

The dist that failed was a DUI HEI. Cost 3-4 times that of the Chinese version.

I rebuilt the engine for this car when it still had the DUI dist. On checking the centri curve, I found that that the weights were fouling on the rotor & the dist NEVER achieved the total amount of centri adv!! DUI claim to dial in the curve each dist individually......
I always wondered how these people could be in the ign business because in their catalog, which I have, they talk about the 'explosion' of fuel/air mixture in the cyl.

Moral of the story: paying more doesn't guarantee a better product.
From memory, the HEI I bought from the US cost me about $150 Aus including delivery.

Before I bought it, I contacted Skip White Performance and spoke to one of the guys there. This business primarily builds Chev engines, they just sell other stuff on the side. The guy I spoke to was one of the engine builders there (can't remember his name). When I was asking him about their HEIs, he said that if he built me a $15,000 engine, it would have one of their HEIs in it.

I just had another look at their website and it looks like they don't have any stock of Pontiac HEIs currently, but in reference to Geoff's comment about paying more doesn't guarantee a better product, they have a 4 pin module for $10.95. It also has a life time warranty...

https://www.skipwhiteperformance.com...or-6917_89895/
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Old 22-07-2019, 08:23 AM
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Done nothing, pulled the driveline out a while back to address some transmission problems:

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Old 22-07-2019, 05:52 PM
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What trans is that?
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Old 22-07-2019, 11:59 PM
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Borg Warner 11B from my Javelin, too much drag racing.
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Old 23-07-2019, 04:24 PM
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Borg Warner 11B from my Javelin, too much drag racing.
"too much drag racing"?! is that possible?
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I think the trans thinks so
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Changed from the Holley to the correct Quadrajet for my Chevelle.
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