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.
Yes, I got the measurements. My front to back dimensions are within 1/8". The diagonals are about 3/8" longer from one side to the other. It appears the subframe is shifted a bit towards the passenger side, relative to the body. At this point I'm going to leave it alone until I get some time to take all the front panels off and start from scratch with panel alignment. I'm afraid if I start moving the subframe around with the panels on, I will be mashing panels into on another.
I agree. As long as the panel line up and the car does not drive side saddle you should be fine. Did see that link to the Eastwood tool? You can use it to save the exact location of your body panels so when you take off and put panels back on, you don't have to adjust them again.
Do a search and then you can ask a question if you don't find what you are looking for.
I did a quick search and found a couple of posts with similar symptoms to yours and the recommendation was to open up or resize the down channel restrictors (DCR)
"Down Channel Restrictions are part of the idle circuit in the main body. The size of this orifice will restrict fuel flow during idle. When increasing compression and cam on an engine, these should be enlarged to allow more fuel to flow with less vacuum."
I’ve always had good luck with Moog suspension parts. I have KYB gas shocks on all four corners. Relatively cheap for the performance but not cushy. Also had good luck with Monroe’s higher end offering.