A lot depends on the type of camshaft follower the engine was built with. The zinc has been removed from today’s engine oil due to emissions requirements. Roller lifters don’t need the metal to metal sliding protection that flat tappets need. If motor is equipped with roller lifters then use modern oil. If flat tappet equipped, I would suggest ZDDP enhanced “hot rod” or racing oil. I’ve had good luck with Valvoline VR1. The high zinc Dino oil, not the synthetic version.
I’m looking to replace all the glass on my 67 Convertible and was hoping to find a date coded 7 piece set. I have called quite a few places and have had no success. Does anyone have any suggestions of where I might try. Thanks
You have to load tension on them by twisting a half-turn, full-turn or multiple turns. I don't know how much tension, but Bronzbird knows how many turns and how to do it. I'm sure he would be more than glad to help.
Your Pontiac is the stronger of the two rears and comes with bolt-in axles instead of the c-clip. You'd be better off keeping your rear, or finding a complete 8.5" out a Nova/Omega/Ventura/Apollo from '68+ (be careful, they also came with the weaker 8.2 as well).
I would bet that most of the "aftermarket" body panels are made with the same stamps, and re-branded by some of the different companies. Same thing happens with most tools you buy.
I hope to get started in the next month or two. My little brother has his 68 Chevelle in our shop now. When he's done, the firebird moves in if I have anything to say about it!!! I will definitely report back to this forum about my progress and the quality of the AMD parts.