Ordered new headman headers and gear drive starter from sumitt. cant wait to install, old headers have holes. ceramic coated also. see what kind of temps i get then. tried to get R.A.R.E manifolds, but they won't email back.. so went with headers again...
Hello Finally starting to rebuild my motor and just starting to start putting parts for sale on here. Can someone give a honest opinion on how much I can possibly sell these heads for. I think they came from a 1970 400. For some reason it not letting me attach my photos. if you provide me email I can send photos Thanks
If you want to drive it often I would jack it up and remove the rear wheels. Then have a friend start it up and put it in drive and get it up to where it should be vibrating. Watch the drums and see if everything runs out smoothly. Also it is possible a balancing weight came off the drum. A good machine shop should be able to check balance on the drums. Hope this helps.
Bad idea running the speed up to 55 MPH with nothing holding the drum on the car.
I ended up ordering a 4 leaf set from Eaton Detroit, was torn between a 1” raise or a 2” raise, then when talking to them, they said they can also do .5” increments, so I split the difference and went with a 1.5” raise, hopefully it gets me close to how it’s sitting now.🤷🏼♂️ Have till Monday to change it, so I’m trying to figure out for sure this weekend if that’s what I want and if I need to change.
When looking through the 68 Brochure, they sure do seem low in the rear, has me wondering if I shouldn’t go with the full 2”??
I agree with Gus, the torque of the Pontiac engine, no matter what size, makes it a different animal than any chebby. With all the similarities of the Camaro and the Firebird, It's the engine and the rear end that set them apart. Like you said, the SBCs are a dime a dozen and you can't swing a cat at a car show without hitting a dozen cookie cutter Camaros, if you put a SBC into a Firebird you have a Camaro with slightly different body style. My opinion anyway.
Rubber fuel filler hose USA made by Gates with clamps. This will cure your gas spills during fill up and gas smell. $30 shipped to you. Paypal OK. Power steering hoses, pressure hose is a hard to find AC Delco, new, the return hose is also an AC Delco, slightly used. $65 shipped for both hoses.
Yes, +12v from the battery to the horns should test them.
First trace the horn black wire back to the relay rather than the red wire.
The buzzer is activated by the key in the ignition and the door open and the buzzer circuit is separate from the horns circuit. I only mentioned wiggling the key with the door open because it is a very easy test and it is "semi-broken" in my '68.
I checked various '68 documentation that I have and other Firebird and Camaro forums and find no other standard horn relay '68 mounting locations other than on the radiator support under the regulator.
Is your '68 the convert in your Photobucket? Beautiful car! Coincidentally, we passed a '67/'68 white convert while vacationing in Germany in 1998. Going in the opposite direction on a divided highway, I didn't get a good look at it. I was just surprised to see a 1st Gen there and remembered it.