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Forum: Site Topics Yesterday, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By BillyJack
Here's my favorite among the many I've taken of...

Here's my favorite among the many I've taken of my '87.

Bill
Forum: Announcements 11-14-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,405
Posted By BillyJack
Thank you for your diligence, Ken. Nice work! ...

Thank you for your diligence, Ken. Nice work!

Bill
Forum: Interior Restoration 11-08-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By BillyJack
I redid mine with some chrome tape I got from a...

I redid mine with some chrome tape I got from a local vendor who does striping & graphics for the local car dealers.
Careful prep work is the key. After removing the upper panels, I cleaned the old...
Forum: For New Forum Members Only 10-30-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,086
Posted By BillyJack
Joe, as someone who both autocrossed and wrenched...

Joe, as someone who both autocrossed and wrenched on circle track cars since the 70's, your menu is a good start to improving your handling.
First, make sure all your steering linkages and bushings...
Forum: Suspension & Steering 10-27-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By BillyJack
Having someone cycling the steering wheel back...

Having someone cycling the steering wheel back and forth thru the range of play while looking for lost motion is an efficient way to check for worn components.

I'd put the idler arm and...
Forum: Suspension & Steering 10-26-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By BillyJack
Don't forget the idler arm. It's the most...

Don't forget the idler arm. It's the most commonly worn component in the steering linkage.

Bill
Forum: Suspension & Steering 10-21-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By BillyJack
Switching steering wheels on GM vehicles are...

Switching steering wheels on GM vehicles are usually not a problem. The shaft splines have been consistent in diameter and spline count for a long time. You'll need a puller that uses two long bolts...
Forum: General BS Topics 10-21-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,036
Posted By BillyJack
Nice work. Hudsons from that era were cool...

Nice work.
Hudsons from that era were cool cars. Are you going to keep it a 6 cylinder?
I had a much older friend who was a Hudson fanatic. At any given time he'd have a dozen or so, including a...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-14-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By BillyJack
If you haven't yet, read the "sticky" in the...

If you haven't yet, read the "sticky" in the beginning of the wheel and tire sub-forum. It deals strictly with wheel/tire fitment on 5th gen Caminos. 4 1/4" backspace, while fine for earlier models,...
Forum: Transmission & Drive line 09-20-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By BillyJack
There's a good reason why the 3-4,000 horsepower...

There's a good reason why the 3-4,000 horsepower Pro Mods with the big, sticky tires are running THM 400 trannys. They're about as bulletproof as a transmission can be.

Bill
Forum: Transmission & Drive line 09-19-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By BillyJack
454 torque is pushing it way beyond the design...

454 torque is pushing it way beyond the design parameters of a 200.
Yeah, it will last, but how long is anybody's guess. I'd make d**n sure my AAA card is current and in the car at all times.

Bill
Forum: Transmission & Drive line 09-18-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By BillyJack
Nope,that's not the case at all. The OP's...

Nope,that's not the case at all.
The OP's question were related to just the three speed trannys, so that's what I answered. I'm not familiar at all with the OD's internal details, other than a...
Forum: Transmission & Drive line 09-18-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By BillyJack
"METRIC" indicates the use of metric fasteners,...

"METRIC" indicates the use of metric fasteners, which was a new concept for domestic-produced GM vehicles in 1977.
The original 200's had no Torque Converter Clutch, but by 1981 all did. If you see...
Forum: Transmission & Drive line 09-18-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By BillyJack
Go ahead and build your motor and don't worry...

Go ahead and build your motor and don't worry about the transmission yet.
With sensible use it will last forever behind a moderate 355, but there's not much margin for abuse, such as multiple long...
Forum: Interior Restoration 08-28-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By BillyJack
I did mine over 20 years ago and it's still...

I did mine over 20 years ago and it's still holding up well.
The chrome tape is not flexible like regular striping tape; You have to mitre-cut the joint.

Bill
Forum: Detailing 08-16-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By BillyJack
Like Old Bear, I'm a member of the Meguiar's...

Like Old Bear, I'm a member of the Meguiar's Online forum. Since the Hybrid wax was only announced at SEMA last year, there's not much longer-term testing to be had. If you care to read more than...
Forum: Detailing 08-15-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By BillyJack
Old Bear's got it correct. There are Ceramic...

Old Bear's got it correct.
There are Ceramic Coatings on the market that are quite expensive (around $100 for a 20cc syringe)and last years rather than months, but the Meguiar's product mentioned is...
Forum: Suspension & Steering 08-14-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By BillyJack
I've got the Moog Cargo coils on my'87, along...

I've got the Moog Cargo coils on my'87, along with KYB "non-air assisted" shocks. For the extra capacity, I also have AirLift bags, but run them at the minimum 5 psi unloaded. It's got just a little...
Forum: Engine Topics 08-14-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By BillyJack
My '87 305 shows 0 degrees. I've moved it around...

My '87 305 shows 0 degrees. I've moved it around a bit, testing with different octane fuels and I can run it at 4 degrees BTDC without issue on 87 octane. As the octane goes up, I can advance the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By BillyJack
The 1974 GM vehicles had a seat belt interlock...

The 1974 GM vehicles had a seat belt interlock system, set so that the starter got no power until seat belts were buckled. IIRC, that relay allowed them to be started by pressing the button for...
Forum: General BS Topics 08-10-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By BillyJack
I'm with you on the no-gloss preference. I work...

I'm with you on the no-gloss preference.
I work for a Chevrolet Dealer and see a lot full of artificially shined tires every day, but can't stand that look on my own vehicles.
Two dressings I use...
Forum: Site Topics 08-10-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 51
Sticky: Poll: 2020 Calendar Interest??
Views: 3,003
Posted By BillyJack
Count me in. Every year I go scouting for...

Count me in.
Every year I go scouting for locations to provide the best background for my tired old girl's closeup.
Haven't made the showpiece calendar yet, but I keep trying.


Bill
Forum: Heating & Air Conditioning Systems 07-15-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By BillyJack
The pulley and clutch are usually one assembled...

The pulley and clutch are usually one assembled piece on the R4 compressors. No problem, though, as you should be able to just swap the clutches. I did one on my '87 years ago when my clutch gave up....
Forum: Brake Systems 04-15-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By BillyJack
Your Camino should have 11 inch front rotors, as...

Your Camino should have 11 inch front rotors, as opposed to 12 inch on the full size GM cars of that era. However, the caliper piston size is identical at 2.9 inches, so nothing to be gained there....
Forum: Engine Topics 04-14-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,012
Posted By BillyJack
As Randy posted, a filtered air intake to the...

As Randy posted, a filtered air intake to the crankcase is necessary. If you want something more attractive than the GM filter, the choices are endless...
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