When you get your car on the road, climb up the curb with one wheel. Jump out and check out the other side. You will see the other wheel off the ground. We have traffic circles up here. I used gun it around at the circle at 50 mph. The car remained flat in the turn. You could probably use another sway bar at the rear end. I had both, sold them when I torn down the coupe. Had to replace the ball joints every year.
Thanks. You’re right. I guess I need to get comfortable with having some rust, otherwise the only option for anyone who wants a rust free car is a full frame off resto I suppose. Disappointed because I thought it was in better shape than it is the more I spend time with it.
originals are gettin tough to find,,,, as these have the slot adjust on the bottom and GTO is different and at the top 69 camaro also uses this Linkage ? just buy a set of repops ... make sure you get the right levers ....64-68 use the studs on the side cover 69 up use bolts and the hole shape changes on the levers.... I have originals .... but I want more than repop $$ just my opinion
Ok, I'm not dead lying buried beneath my Firebird. Due to a hand injury and the cold garage I had to stop working. Since the car is still on the ramp I post the URL of the manufacturer here. It is ramp #6 that I have got. The sections are bolted together. https://pkw-rampenmann.de/Rampen-Typen-und-Preise/mobile/ I postponed the rear main seal fix ... maybe infinitely. After the exhaust manifold I'll address the leaking atm oil pan. If this significantly reduces the leaking I can live with the rear main seal drops - especially based on effort and (non)success rate. Yesterday I opened all exhaust manifold bolts on the passenger side - result -5:1 ... The most forward one broke. However, since the respective thread/hole was not used by the factory and I'm a big fan of originality (great excuse, isn't it) I leave it. Attached is a picture of the broken bolt. Appears to me as if exhaust fumes reacted with the surface - maybe the reason for the sheared off bolt ( another excuse).
Still might go that way. I have a complete rear window defogger, AC system, M20, Turbo 400, 3 intakes, 350HO clone with #16 heads, quadrajet, and still don't know what I want out of the car when I'm done. It was a no option V8 of the line, I'm looking to make it fun.
Well crap, - I had a brand new Ames 4bbl throttle cable laying around and after installing it I got the idle down to about 800RPM. I'll never be able to get it to 500 so I can get the solenoid set to idle at 650RPM. The search for clues continues. Bad thing is I'm checking my dizzy for mech advance and am sure I'll have to kick the timing up slightly after I'm done, which will bring the RPM higher again.
Do you have aftermarket heads that require round ports or stock Pontiac round ports? I'm wondering if the E heads have the exhaust port surface at a slightly different angle than stock Pontiac heads. Do you have stock engine and tranny mounts or aftermarket ones that could be thinner of thicker than stock?
I have E head round ports and using aftermarket Trans mount and have the Butler Poly mounts. I attached some pics that were kind of hard to get the right angles with most everything install so sorry up front if they are kind of crappy. I can tell you that my engine does not appear to sit any higher then before. I do have solid body mounts or aluminum, which ever they are.