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Classics (Star Chief and 1957 to 1986) Converse about your Classic Bonneville.

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Old 03-13-2003, 05:58 PM   #11
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Yeah, I'm replying to this thread a few hours later. I tried to look it up on YAHOO, and it didn't pull up. Thanx for the heads up. I'll be looking for some mail soon, thanx,

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Problem! I looked at your profile and you don't list an email. I can't have them email you without an email. So I am going to PM you the administrator'* email and you can email him.
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Actually, When I refer to the bendix, I am refering only to the drive gear that engages the flywheel. It is attached to a solenoid that is on the side of the starter. What happens is that when the bendix (as I have described it) is warn, it can start to loose teeth or slip against the flywheel teeth, causing a grinding noise. The other thing that can happen with a bad bendix is that the solenoid that engages the bendix gear can become tired (weak) and therefore not fully extend the bendix gear to the flywheel. This too will cause the flywheel/bendix gears to slip against each other and "grind".
Your Right!!! So, in the end, Vince got "the shaft" named after him. I found some info at this site.
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Great site Ol'Timer!
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hey guys! Long time no...talk?

Anyway...I figured out what was wrong with the bonneville.. I actually haven't worked on the car since a little after easter, just haven't had time...but here'* what the deal was. Timing chain....it litterally just slid right off. So yeah, that'* not good!

So I'll buy a cloyes plus timing chain...it'll be super duty, and and add about 10 hp. So that'* a plus. Have fun guys..me
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Glad you found the problem. Please continue to stop in--maybe post a pic of your '68 in your signature
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I'd like to see a pic of the '68. I'm down with all those ol' bonnies! I want to get a 65 or 66 (maybe 67 if the price is right) next year or the year after at the latest. (I'm saving up). The 68 had the front end look from the original firebird. Very stolid and stoic. Ever see the '67? It was very interesting how only for 67 did bonneville get that weird >: | look with recessed headlines.

Mike D.

p.*. i'm not sure if GM had so callously banned teh tri-power technology by the time your 68 was made but .. even though chevy was allowed to keep copying pontiac'* tri power for years... does yours have a tri power engine?

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I think the last year for Pontiac tri-power was 1966. In 1967 I think they were banned. And yes, the Golden Bowtie alwasy got what they wanted. Pontiac made some of the best small block engines. The 326, 389, 400, 421, 428, and 455 (even the 301) were great engines. They all shared the same block, so heads and manifolds could all bolt up with no problems. Cheverolet just got too big for its britches. They were almost forced to break away from GM back in the '50'* due to anti-trust laws. But there are some great engines in the Cheverolet line-up as well. My favorites are the 327, 350, 396, 409, and the 427.
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