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Old 07-16-2012, 09:15 PM
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I guess Chris isn't answering so I ask a quick easy one.
What is the difference between 1962 Pontiac and 1967Chevy same class size cars lug nuts and why?
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:59 PM
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Were the Pontiacs a larger diameter stud like Buick did because, well just because?

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Some 62 Pontiacs had six lug, finned wheels and the large Chevys had the same five lug pattern they had for years. I know some of the Pontiacs had big blocks and some with three two barrels and lots of tork.
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No to both of you. Where's all our Pontiac guys out there?
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LH threads on driver side? But that's not unique to Pontiac, I don't know specifically about 1962- other GMs (and other makes) also used them in various years/models so that may not be what you're looking for. Growing up in a 'yard you quickly found these things out.
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You got it. Pontiac ,Olds and Buick all used both right and left handed lug nut on their cars. Same as Mopar. The thought was the forward momentum of the vehicle would always tighten the lug nuts. When I was working at a Pontiac dealership we were doing a 10 tire swap on two big cars. The guy that was helping was new. I swiped one of his lug nuts and replaced it with the wrong thread.. I kept his nut hidden in my hand and as Les was swearing at his problem I said what's the problem Les? Go* **** lug nut won't go on! Let me see and switched back to the right nut. I spun it on and back off and dropped the wrong nut back into his hand. It worked three times before the lady who was waiting for her car spotted the switch and ratted me out. Les wanted to kill me.It was great!
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Don't really have anything but one thing that came to mind while remembering the oddball LH thread thing was that there's a maker of a domestic V8 that times off #8. Name it. Proceed if you know you're right.
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A Chryslar product?

*You know I knew about the left and right hand threads, I guess it was so obvious that I didn't think that was what you were loking for but I was wrong with my first answer it was eight lugs in lieu of six. I think that had something to do with large aluminum drum brakes maybe on the rear but of course they had to make them all match. Ihave always been a fan of the big full size cars, having owned ten big Chevys from 1960 to 1970, some of which were 409s and 427s. Never owned a big Pontiac but am a big fan of 59 through 65s
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Don't really have anything but one thing that came to mind while remembering the oddball LH thread thing was that there's a maker of a domestic V8 that times off #8. Name it. Proceed if you know you're right.
Are you referring to cylinder firing order?
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A Chryslar product?

*You know I knew about the left and right hand threads, I guess it was so obvious that I didn't think that was what you were loking for but I was wrong with my first answer it was eight lugs in lieu of six. I think that had something to do with large aluminum drum brakes maybe on the rear but of course they had to make them all match. Ihave always been a fan of the big full size cars, having owned ten big Chevys from 1960 to 1970, some of which were 409s and 427s. Never owned a big Pontiac but am a big fan of 59 through 65s
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Smarty pants! Hows this, you know those big "eight lug" wheels? I once sold a set a set of FORD's version for a friend. Yep, this friend of mine had bought a 58 T-Bird about 1970ish that had a set of Kelsy Hayes wheels and brakes just like those Pontiac 8 lugs with the brake drum being the center of the "wheel". I searched and searched and could find no evidence of these existing outside of a "dream car" book where they were on a Lincoln in the Ford Design studio! I sold them around 2000 on Ebay as I remember I don't remember what I got for them but it wasn't anywhere near what I thought I was going to, $500 or something I think is what I got. I hate to do any research now and find that they are worth a bunch more so I won't even look.

For those of you who don't know what we are talking about, this is a Pontiac "8-lug" wheel


This is the brake drum.


This is the wheel and drum assy on the car.



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You know I think I may have bought those on Ebay around 2001 and I think I sold them for $3,500.00 and then maybe I didn't!
You know if we had known back in the day when you were cutting up and junking Model A'S and classics and I was buying split window fuel injected coupes for $1,100.00 and big block 67 Corvette roadsters for around $1,400.00 we could have rented buildings and kept some of those and we would be laughing all the way to the bank now. You know I bought lots of really nice 55,56 and 57 Chevys for $400.00 to $700.00 that today would be $20,000.00, oh well I will just have to live off the first milion I made! Las ( laughing and snickering )

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Are you referring to cylinder firing order?
Sorry if I was too vague. When you hook up a timing light, ordinarily we use plug wire #1 to check/set the timing.

On THIS line of V8 engines, instead of hooking the timing light to plug wire #1, you use plug wire #8. Looking for the name of the US automaker that did this.
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International Harvester is the only one I can remember. I sent my first Sun timing light through the fan on one of those.
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You know I think I may have bought those on Ebay around 2001 and I think I sold them for $3,500.00 and then maybe I didn't!
You know if we had known back in the day when you were cutting up and junking Model A'S and classics and I was buying split window fuel injected coupes for $1,100.00 and big block 67 Corvette roadsters for around $1,400.00 we could have rented buildings and kept some of those and we would be laughing all the way to the bank now. You know I bought lots of really nice 55,56 and 57 Chevys for $400.00 to $700.00 that today would be $20,000.00, oh well I will just have to live off the first milion I made! Las ( laughing and snickering )

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The one that blows me away is property around here. There was a track of homes built on some farm land a few hundred feet from my childhood home. Those homes sold for $18-22K My parents owned their property outright that was worth about $50K at the time. They could have put ten percent down and bought five of those houses and put renters in them and been in the black each month, EASY! Those houses could have been sold about five years ago (and they would have been owned free and clear) for about $700-800K each!

Wild to say the least.

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