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01-18-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Which Flywheel, Pilot Bearing, Release Bearing and Clutch?

UPDATE:

Just talked to Ryan @ Hawk's. I've dealt with him before; he's never steered me wrong.

He's big on RAM clutches.

Here's their flywheel he recommends: ...
01-18-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Which Flywheel, Pilot Bearing, Release Bearing and Clutch?

The clutch disc and pressure plate are OK, but when the throwout bearing failed, it left some grooves in the arms of the diaphragm on the pressure plate. The weights on the pressure plate were kinda...
01-18-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By seanof30306

Which Flywheel, Pilot Bearing, Release Bearing and Clutch?

So, I've been going back and forth over whether to swap to a 700R4 in my T5 Formula. I've decided to stick with the T5, and I need a flywheel, clutch, pressure plate, pilot bearing and throwout...
01-11-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Need Help Understanding 700R4 Converter Lock Up

Wow, thank you so much for taking so much time to dumb things down enough for me to understand.

Is there a specific vacuum switch you'd recommend?
01-11-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By seanof30306

Need Help Understanding 700R4 Converter Lock Up

OK, so I'm totally confused. I'm wanting to swap from a T5 to a 700R4 in my '89 Formula.

I've owned my car since it was new, but it's a manual. All of my experience with and understanding of...
Forum: TPI
12-28-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,738
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Who has used the C4 gear reduction starter?

Fast, please check PMs. Important.
12-27-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Swapping From A T5 To A 700R4 Questions

Drew, I may be needing that tailshaft housing too!
12-27-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Swapping From A T5 To A 700R4 Questions

REGARDING THE LOCKUP:

Most of the transmission guys I've talked to build the transmissions using a vacuum lockup. Would it be better to use that, or to find an ECM out of a L03 auto car?
12-27-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Swapping From A T5 To A 700R4 Questions

Thanks for the response.

I'm still trying to decide what to do about a transmission. As I said earlier, the guy at TCI was a dick. Also, he won't have a transmission till February. I still...
12-20-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Swapping From A T5 To A 700R4 Questions

Think you might be interested in parting with them?

Had a REALLY frustrating day today. Called TCI, the guy was an absolute dick. Called B&M. Took 4 calls to get through their insane AI t a...
12-20-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Swapping From A T5 To A 700R4 Questions

Thanks for the response, Scooter. Why do you say it isn't worth going that way?
12-20-2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By seanof30306

Swapping From A T5 To A 700R4 Questions

OK, so I can find threads about swapping TO a T5, but not swapping FROM one.

I have some questions need answering:

1. Do I have to change the crossmember, torque arm, or driveshaft?

2. Any...
12-19-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By seanof30306

Source For Reman T5

OK, so I've been having an absolute nightmare for more years than I can count trying to solve two vibration problems with my car; one in the engine, and the other in the drivetrain. I detail it...
11-17-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By seanof30306

Need A Pre-Purchase Inspection In Philly

Looking at a car on the internets. Looks GREAT there. We all know where that goes, though.

I need someone to go over to the car and give it a thorough inspection ... especially for rust on that...
11-10-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By seanof30306

BMW Wheel Question

So what year and model BMW uses wheels that are the closest to a perfect match for 3rd gens?

Most sites I look at want to show me wheels for a specific make, model and year car. It would make...
Forum: Body
11-09-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Fix This Door, Have It Reskinned, Or Replace It?

Look, I felt bad for them, and that was absolutely part of the reason I didn't pursue it, but not all.

The cops would have charged her with hit-and-run. She would've been able to plead it down to...
11-09-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Another Set of 17s"

Yeah I don't think they've ever said that.
11-09-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Another Set of 17s"

Who is making those?
11-09-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Another Set of 17s"

What tires are those?
Forum: Body
11-08-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By seanof30306

Fix This Door, Have It Reskinned, Or Replace It?

So I had my Firebird and my Jeep parked on the street in front of my house one day a year or so ago so I could hose down the carport and the driveway. As I did so, the sweet little 86 year-old lady...
Forum: Body
11-08-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Firebird Aerowing/MSE Wing Hybrid

You seem to know a good bit about the process. Is there standard software used for industrial-style 3D printing?

My thought is to get someone with an MSE wing to have it scanned, and have...
11-07-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Aero wing spoiler NY

Have you still got the spoiler? If so, I'd really like to see pics.
11-07-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By seanof30306

Need driver's seat tracks that have the tilt feature

Looking for a manual seat track (driver's side) that moves back and forth and reclines, but also tilts the seat bottom. Came on some 3rd gens and a lot of 4th gens.
11-07-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 8,989
Posted By seanof30306

Re: What are your needs?

I'm looking for a set of manual driver's seat tracks that have the tilt feature for the seat base.
11-07-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,282
Posted By seanof30306

Re: What are your needs interior or exterior

I'm looking for a set of manual driver's seat tracks that have the tilt feature for the seat base.
10-28-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,260
Posted By seanof30306

Re: 88 GTA Spoiler/Wing question

I would really like to see those pics, especially the parts of the blades where they're the smallest. I don't like the way the Hawks and Classic Industries aerowings look there.

Can you please...
Forum: Fabrication
10-26-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By seanof30306

Fabricating A Firebird Aerowing/Mecham Wing Hybrid?

OK, so I LOVE the way the aerowing looks on 3rd gen Firebirds. I think they accentuate the lines of the car beautifully.

I saw a Mecham Macho T/A years back. I thought the blades of the wing were...
Forum: Body
10-26-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By seanof30306

Will Any 3rd Gen Doors Not Fit My '89 Formula?

Any years have different hinges, latches, etc?
Forum: Body
10-26-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By seanof30306

Firebird Aerowing/MSE Wing Hybrid

OK, so I LOVE the way the aerowing looks on 3rd gen Firebirds. I think they accentuate the lines of the car beautifully.

I saw a Mecham Macho T/A years back. I thought the blades of the wing were...
Forum: Interior
10-20-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By seanof30306

Super-Easy Solution For Getting 1 1/2 - 2" More Legroom

Was surfing the YearOne website and saw this:

35 bucks.

https://www.yearone.com/Product/PartSearchResult/SB246
10-20-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 1,365,849
Posted By seanof30306

Re: BEST looking 3rd gen firebird & camaro rims

Very nice!

Are you running drop springs?
10-19-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 1,365,849
Posted By seanof30306

Re: BEST looking 3rd gen firebird & camaro rims

Pics or it didn't happen, Son
10-19-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,109
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Widening aluminum wheels?

Awesome wheels, man.

What did the backspace end up being on the wheels you had widened?
10-17-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By seanof30306

Tulsa Area Mechanic?

Need a mechanic or shop in the Tulsa area who understands 3rd gens.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Forum: Electronics
10-17-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By seanof30306

(Intermittent) Starter Won't Turn Over

God, I hate these intermittent problems!

Started a couple of years ago. Every now and then, I'd shut the car off, go to restart it, turn the key, and all that would happen would be the solenoid...
10-11-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Has anyone ever heard of seat risers?

Some 3rd gens and many 4th gens had manual seat brackets that both moved forward and back, and also had an adjustment to tilt the front of the seat bottom up and down. Take a walk through a junkyard...
Forum: TBI
12-06-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,996
Posted By seanof30306

Re: My Vortec 350 Hotcam TBI build + Questions

Here's the thread:

https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/aftermarket-product-review/84340-383-vortec-tpi-dyno.html
Forum: TBI
12-06-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,996
Posted By seanof30306

Re: My Vortec 350 Hotcam TBI build + Questions

There was a guy on here years ago named Mike Crews. He did a thread on his 383 Vortec TPI Camaro that was amazing. It's well worth the read for anyone who wants to see how much a regular guy can...
Forum: TBI
12-06-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,996
Posted By seanof30306

Re: My Vortec 350 Hotcam TBI build + Questions

ummmm ......... yeah

so a) I was saying a 3200 converter and more gear than a 3.42 would be too much

and b) if you're having those kinds of traction problems with an LT4 Hotcam and 3.42 gears,...
Forum: Exhaust
08-11-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Which would be louder, GMMG or Thrush Rattler?

ummmm .... nowhere in that video did I see Stacey David getting cuffed and stuffed
Forum: Exhaust
08-11-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Which would be louder, GMMG or Thrush Rattler?

I have headers.

Not interested in a huge single exhaust.

Keeping the cats. I believe in them. Also, I think the muffling effect of the cats is what lets me get more extreme on the mufflers....
Forum: Exhaust
08-11-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Which would be louder, GMMG or Thrush Rattler?

I want the opposite of what modern exhaust systems offer.

I'm not interested in an exhaust that's quiet under normal conditions and LOUD only when you romp on it. I'm not interested in an exhaust...
Forum: Exhaust
08-10-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Which would be louder, GMMG or Thrush Rattler?

I understand it's not a true dual exhaust. I should have been clearer.

The GMMG uses two chambered mufflers. The only thing that keeps it from being a true dual exhaust is the mid-pipe.

Many...
Forum: Exhaust
08-10-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By seanof30306

Which would be louder, GMMG or Thrush Rattler?

Wanting a loud, mean-sounding true dual setup
08-09-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 46,530
Posted By seanof30306

Re: Detroit Speed 1987 Camaro Test Car 2.0

Just beautiful. Congratulations
08-08-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 42,984
Posted By seanof30306

Re: ANNOUNCING GTA 17x9 MESH WHEEL SETS!!!!

paul_huryk, can you lobby these guys on sizes/backspacing? They seemed interested in what you have to say,
08-08-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 42,984
Posted By seanof30306

Re: ANNOUNCING GTA 17x9 MESH WHEEL SETS!!!!

Please don't take this the wrong way ... I'm very grateful you're making this rim for 3rd gens.

I'm just wondering why 18 x 9, instead of 18 x 9.5 or 18 x 10?
08-08-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 42,984
Posted By seanof30306

Re: ANNOUNCING GTA 17x9 MESH WHEEL SETS!!!!

OK, I get it now.

I thought you were saying you couldn't get wider than 9" on 3rd gens without tubular front control arms.
08-08-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 42,984
Posted By seanof30306

Re: ANNOUNCING GTA 17x9 MESH WHEEL SETS!!!!

I thought the Firehawk rims were 9.5" wide?
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