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  • HOW TO: HydraBoost Brake Booster in a Classic Pontiac (Part 2)

    HOW TO: HydraBoost Brake Booster in a Classic Pontiac (Part 2)

    In part one of this project, you saw how to get your new HyrdaBoost ready for your car. In part two, we get to install it. Before we get that task underway, we still have some preparation to do to the new unit. We can't do that until we get the old booster out of the car. This Trans Am was running a 7 inch dual diaphragm vacuum booster. It was shiny and chrome, but didn't work worth a crap on this car, even with a vacuum canister and an external vacuum pump. A lot of money has been wasted trying...
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  • HOW TO: HydraBoost Brake Booster in a Classic Pontiac (Part 1)

    HOW TO: HydraBoost Brake Booster in a Classic Pontiac (Part 1)

    Many modern cars and trucks are using hydraulic brake assist boosters instead of the old vacuum style boosters. There are many advantages to a HydraBoost on a classic Muscle Car, especially for those of us with a big cam. The low vacuum problems we see with the bigger cams, cause all sorts of brake issues that are some times remedied with a vacuum pump, or canister, but not always. That's when it's necessary to upgrade to the HydraBoost systems, and get rid of all the extra accessories. The HydraBoost...
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  • Broken Bolt or Stud Removal

    Broken Bolt or Stud Removal

    originally posted by Poncho1961 on 02/03/2014

    OK, we've all been there. Its stuff like this that sucks the fun right outta restoration or at home repairing of your pride and joy Pontiac. You're deep into pulling off the old pieces or parts and that sickening feeling hits you as the bolt or stud suddenly snaps off. Sometimes you're lucky and enough is left protruding from the part that you can apply some heat, grab whats left with vise grips or a pipe wrench, and you're back at it, broke...
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  • Drilling and Tapping Pontiac Heads for Headers

    Drilling and Tapping Pontiac Heads for Headers

    Originally Posted by Chuck on 05/14/2012

    To save myself some money I decided to drill and tap my set of #16s.


    To start out you need to clean the surface real good.

    Secondly you need some layout blue. It makes things easier when you scribe you layout


    Next grab a good quality gasket. I used a fel-pro exhaust manifold gasket. Bolt it down with a couple exhaust bolts to hold it in place. Then use a good scribe to trace the gasket....
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  • HOW TO: Custom Headliner

    HOW TO: Custom Headliner

    Instead of just doing a review of the ABS Headliner Board that I recently purchased, I figured that I'd also do a How To on doing your own headliner. It's so simple, pretty much anyone can do it.

    ABS Headliner Board.
    Most cars with the headliner board can get a replacement board made of ABS plastic instead of the compressed foam board. If you've had glass leaks, chances are that foam board is shit. The ABS Plastic replacement that I bought was an exact match. Every cutout, every...
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  • HOW TO: HydraBoost Brake Booster in a Classic Pontiac (Part 2)
    Hardcore Pontiacs
    In part one of this project, you saw how to get your new HyrdaBoost ready for your car. In part two, we get to install it. Before we get that task underway, we still have some preparation to do to the new unit. We can't do that until we get the old booster out of the car. This Trans Am was running a 7 inch dual diaphragm vacuum booster. It was shiny and chrome, but didn't work worth a crap on this car, even with a vacuum canister and an external vacuum pump. A lot of money has been wasted trying...
    09-11-16, 07:44 PM
  • HOW TO: HydraBoost Brake Booster in a Classic Pontiac (Part 1)
    Hardcore Pontiacs
    Many modern cars and trucks are using hydraulic brake assist boosters instead of the old vacuum style boosters. There are many advantages to a HydraBoost on a classic Muscle Car, especially for those of us with a big cam. The low vacuum problems we see with the bigger cams, cause all sorts of brake issues that are some times remedied with a vacuum pump, or canister, but not always. That's when it's necessary to upgrade to the HydraBoost systems, and get rid of all the extra accessories. The HydraBoost...
    08-28-16, 07:41 PM
  • Broken Bolt or Stud Removal
    LORD HARDCORE
    originally posted by Poncho1961 on 02/03/2014

    OK, we've all been there. Its stuff like this that sucks the fun right outta restoration or at home repairing of your pride and joy Pontiac. You're deep into pulling off the old pieces or parts and that sickening feeling hits you as the bolt or stud suddenly snaps off. Sometimes you're lucky and enough is left protruding from the part that you can apply some heat, grab whats left with vise grips or a pipe wrench, and you're back at it, broke...
    01-16-16, 08:24 PM
  • Drilling and Tapping Pontiac Heads for Headers
    LORD HARDCORE
    Originally Posted by Chuck on 05/14/2012

    To save myself some money I decided to drill and tap my set of #16s.


    To start out you need to clean the surface real good.

    Secondly you need some layout blue. It makes things easier when you scribe you layout


    Next grab a good quality gasket. I used a fel-pro exhaust manifold gasket. Bolt it down with a couple exhaust bolts to hold it in place. Then use a good scribe to trace the gasket....
    01-16-16, 07:31 PM
  • HOW TO: Custom Headliner
    LORD HARDCORE
    Instead of just doing a review of the ABS Headliner Board that I recently purchased, I figured that I'd also do a How To on doing your own headliner. It's so simple, pretty much anyone can do it.

    ABS Headliner Board.
    Most cars with the headliner board can get a replacement board made of ABS plastic instead of the compressed foam board. If you've had glass leaks, chances are that foam board is shit. The ABS Plastic replacement that I bought was an exact match. Every cutout, every...
    01-10-16, 03:57 PM
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