So, have had my 69 bird for less than a year. Pulled the door panel off (Delux panel) to see why there was no rod for the door lock. Well, there are a few issues. 1st: no rod was in the door, or connecting rod 2nd: seems the panels might have come off a 68 as they have the rear holes punched out for the lock rod 3rd: bought the correct 69 rods
So, few ideas from some chat and head scratching. 1: I could buy new panels (someday... not cheap) 2: try and patch the hole and punch out the correct hole, then put in the correct rods 3: buy the 68 rods and see if they will fit in and then use them till I can afford option 1.
So, would the 68 rods work? Also, these panels being non original has me concerned. What else should I start looking for to see how much has been modified and from what?
Larry, thanks for the information. I will order the carburetor gasket from Rock Auto for the 1967. The 67 gasket looks like the right fit, but I am still confused because the numbers on the intake manifold 9794232 indicate that it is a 1969. Also, what is the metal shim for? According to the Pontiac parts illustrations they do not show a metal shim for the 67, 68 or 69?
Maybe, or Summit? Federal Mogul has the Sealed Power and Speed Pro brands. Don't know who makes them or the Summit ones. Maybe United Engine and Machine if they're made in US, If china, who knows? Most of the brands of pistons, lifters, camshafts etc. aren't made by the people who's name's on the box. They're usually made by one company who puts the sellers logo on the box and sometimes on the part. Or that company gets them made by whatever company in china will do it for the least cost.
Sorry no pic. Now that I think about it some more I bought a new tomahawk valley pan when I got the rest of the parts for my build. It fit so bad I reused the old one after clearancing it. I think I put a couple srtips of dum dum putty on the pan then turned the crank by hand and checked if there was contact with the putty. It will depend on the hight of the lifters and the lift of the cam lobes as too how much clearancing is needed. You'll should make sure the old pan is cleaned out spotlessly in the baffle. Don't want any crud from there getting into your new build.
You'll also need to get a new distributor gear, the stock one will wear with the steel camshaft.
I just bought a 69 roller.... Will need a few things..... 400 hood.....an automatic transmission TH400.......drive shaft.........radiator ( auto ).......... interior........... Front seats ( preferably tan/gold color.......would like deluxe door panels.....door glass...deluxe regulator......deluxe door handles.....gauges....dash parts.....hood tach...... Rear marker lights...... firebird fender letters.......rear spoiler.... 69 Camaro horseshoe shifter and trim plate...... I’m in south Florida....
Bought this a while back to fix the fuel inlet on my quadrajet. Only used once, works beautifully and is a permanent fix for worn and leaky threads. It incudes the tap you need, helicoil installation tool, 4 helicoils and instructions. Makes is worth your while if you have a few carbs to do and don't want to disassemble them and sent off to have it done. If you have a drill press and angle plate at home you can DIY. Its easy. I paid $180 for this kit, yeah I know, it was expensive, but extremely hard to come by and would like to get $125 for it. I'll include shipping in the price. This works for all quadrajets 1972 and earlier.