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Old 28-08-2013, 02:21 PM
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Ok Guys n Gals, looking for some advice. I need to get serious about my decision on which way to go with my Disc Brakes. I am keen to hear people suggestions for a full disc brake kit for the goat. My experience is limited to replacing broken bits on late model cars so when it comes to aftermarket upgrades I have not a clue. I only have 3 requirements:
  • Must stop the car well
  • Must be very reliable
  • Want same decent size discs front and back
So please fire away with your suggestions and maybe a supplier?

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Old 28-08-2013, 09:01 PM
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Remember your wheel diameter will limit selection on disc / caliper assemblies.
Have you increased the wheel size?
Hi Nev,
Will do, I have heard all the stories about guys who have gone big but then got caught out. I have 18's on the car now with heaps of space.

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Summit Racing in the USA have kits available.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/rs...tiac/model/gto
Hi Damon,
The Summit offerings are the ones I have been leaning toward. I also like the look of what Baer offer.

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Speak with Tobin at Kore 3

Front x 355mm
http://www.kore3.com/proddetail.php?prod=10103-03

Rear x 340mm
http://www.kore3.com/proddetail.php?prod=10277-03

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Thanks Roger, they look the good. I shall certainly do some investigating.

Appreciate everyones input.

As a bit of an update did a bit of work today:
  • Dropped the fuel tank and cleaned the lines, lovely muck from both
  • Added an inline filter. There wasn't one at all other than the one built into the carb.
  • On the carb side, took it to a specialist and turns out it was knackered (warped nearly 4mm) and beyond saving
  • But did pickup a Holley 850, adapter plate and fuel rail and a heap of expert advice.
  • Bolted all together
  • Filled with 20ltr of 98Ron
  • Kicked over the first time and runs sweet
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Old 31-08-2013, 01:21 PM
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nice to see another pontiac in perth, looks like a nice car.
think carefully about drop spindles, also check the rear main, one of the pontiac joys. lol
Graham,
Dead on, on both counts! one corner of the inner guard will rub if I go drop spindles and it looks like it may put me just below legal height once everything settled so that's off the agenda for now.

As for the rear seal, yep needs replacing...
Am going to bite the bullet and, if they are available, try to get a full engine and transmission gasket and seals kit.
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Old 31-08-2013, 03:19 PM
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http://forums.performanceyears.com/forums/

this is a great site for all things pontiac.
in regard to rear main seals there are two very good ones available, one is the BOP engineering viton seal, be aware of imitations and the best gasket company rope type seal, do a search on py in the street section for lots of opinions on both.
i am using the BOP seal and have not had any problems as yet, everything has to be right on these things for them not to leak so do plenty of research.
these are good books to get as well,
how to rebuild
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/How-to-Re...item27d5a81a00

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/How-To-Bu...item27d6a5025e

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/How-to-Bu...item3a82d89f84

the jim hand book is a little dated but is great, you may find it cheaper if you look around.

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Old 31-08-2013, 11:08 PM
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Thanks Graham, I just ordered the V8 rebuild book. I have already ordered a gasket kit from pontiworld will see how that goes https://pontiworld.com.au/usgmsp/pro...a8c2a97bd65888
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Old 21-09-2013, 12:08 AM
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Wife is off to the UK for a month so time to play.
Next week will see the new steering wheel go on, and replace all the leaking seals. Pretty much the entire drive line. Which touch wood should be enough to get it over the pits. Because I have screwed up before on one of my other cars, if anyone has any advice on common mistakes to avoid I am happy to listen to those in the know :-)
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Old 21-09-2013, 12:18 AM
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Oh and will be re seating the bumpers. The jack has slightly bent the mounts
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Old 28-09-2013, 12:28 AM
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Little help anyone? Pulled the engine and trans today. But am having a bit of trouble deciphering the engine production code on the 389. As I understand it the letter is month (A=Jan, B= Feb and so on). The 1st two numbers are the month and the last number is the year. But the number on mine is F168. Can anyone assist? All other numbers etc are correct for a 66GTO 389 YS (auto trans) Casting number is 9778789
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Old 28-09-2013, 06:54 AM
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check code search on the left, the info would be there somewhere..

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Old 28-09-2013, 12:24 PM
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check code search on the left, the info would be there somewhere..

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Thanks Graham, Had a quick look, unfortunately no joy. Will spend some more time on it tonight. Cheers Mark
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:18 AM
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Ok so engine and trans are out. For an engine that doesn't look like its had a full rebuild am pretty happy, though someone loves sealant. Bits ordered that am replacing so far are:
  • Water pump plates
  • Engine Mount -Both Sides
  • Water Neck
  • Battery Tray
  • Headers, Full-Length, Steel, Ceramic Coated with Collector Gaskets.
  • Starter
  • Gasket kit (already here)

Trans is off to Bunbury on the weekend for a strip check and assemble. Still need to order and replace all the suspension bushes, if anyone can recommend a good suspension shop in vicinity of Osborne Park to do the refit would be great.

Once the engine, trans and bushes sorted she is off for rego (I hope). Looking to have everything done and the car on the road by early to mid November.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:49 PM
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Ozzi park will be WA Suspensions.
I don't know how they are with Pontiac but certainly know Mustangs
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:26 PM
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Thanks Birchy, will give them a call
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wilkinson suspensions for me, do some research on the other mob. you will still need a decent rear main seal, the one in the kit you bought won't be any good.
for bushes ect go to dave clee or direct from the states, i went to a couple of local suspension shops for a complete front end rebuild and i was quoted $800 more for parts than i purchased them from dave, same brand of stuff.
i got all the, " parts will have to come from over east, pontiac hard to get, parts will take two weeks to get here, yeah yeah."
mate be careful you will get bent right over if you do not do your research with these things in WA, if you are fifo and don't care about price go anywhere they will accommodate you and empty your wallet.cheers
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Hi Graham, Not FIFO since 08(thank god), my business in Ossie Park hence the location. Been getting most my bits from Dave. I have just emailed him for his recommendations. Gotta say the service from Dave and Daniel has been outstanding. I will give Wilkinson a call. I have also had Ape Suspension in Wangara recommended by a couple people so a few to choose from. We have a nice little of fleet of cars needing more than regular maintenance as a bargaining chip so whoever does the righty will likely win quite a bit of business.
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