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  • melsg5
    melsg5 replied to the thread Can't keep a thermostat in it..
    Two things were sited in this 7 year old post. A bad radiator cap and the need to drill an air bleed hole in the thermostat. In...
  • melsg5
    melsg5 replied to the thread Flickering Generator Idiot Light.
    Ideally 36 at about 3,000 rpm is initial timing plus the advance created by the weights moving. An additional amount of timing from...
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    melsg5 reacted to Ravie's post in the thread Can't keep a thermostat in it. with Like Like.
    Thanks to Doug for helping me with my first issue on this forum. I've got another one for you that is stumping me. When I first bought...
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    G-123695 replied to the thread Catalina seats.
    I have looked. One place told me to sent them my old cover and they will copy it and make me a cover for $1600..Thought that was high.
  • melsg5
    melsg5 replied to the thread Flickering Generator Idiot Light.
    You are correct on the 10 BTDC https://www.tpocr.com/pontiac1.html
  • melsg5
    melsg5 replied to the thread Flickering Generator Idiot Light.
    You have an HEI so I would set them for .045. I have a Mallory HiFire in my GTO for a couple of decades and gap my plugs at .045.
  • melsg5
    melsg5 replied to the thread Flickering Generator Idiot Light.
    When you installed this distributor did you connect a 12 volt source to it. The stock wiring harness has a resistance wire that drops it...
  • melsg5
    melsg5 replied to the thread Flickering Generator Idiot Light.
    So exactly what HEI distributor did you install? The typical stock initial timing would be 9 BTDC. Unless this is an aftermarket...
  • melsg5
    melsg5 replied to the thread 1968 catalina seat question.
    Can you have the seller measure the seat tracks and door panels?
  • melsg5
    melsg5 replied to the thread Catalina seats.
    Go to a automotive seat upholsterer and have them make them I assume you have looked at Legendary and PUI?
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    Does anyone know or tell me a place for information if any other year or model seat covers will fit a 1968 Pontiac Catalina convertible...
  • melsg5
    melsg5 replied to the thread Flickering Generator Idiot Light.
    You are aiming for a total of initial plus mechanical advance of 36 at about 3K rpm. Sounds like you are only at 32. Did you put lighter...
  • melsg5
    melsg5 replied to the thread Aftermarket Radio Issues.
    You have made a mistake in wiring the radio. Typically there is a constant feed connection and an ignition only connection. Did you use...
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    G-126209 posted the thread Aftermarket Radio Issues in Pontiac Grand Prix Forum.
    I installed a Boss Audio BV9384NV aftermarket radio using an Axxess ASWC-1 adapter which is supposed to allow me to retain my steering...
  • melsg5
    melsg5 replied to the thread Flickering Generator Idiot Light.
    You probably have the original alternator and 730 in park is pretty low causing the alternator to not generate sufficient output. Are...
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