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Saturday in the Garage

By Crazyfast79TA

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I got out to the garage today and straightened things out and made some room around the Trans Am. I started hooking things up that still needed done. I got the torque converter bolts in. I got the oil filter on, the oil pressure line hooked up and the temp capilary sender installed. I got the radiator and fanshroud installed. I hooked up the trans cooler lines. When I went to bolt on the fan, I discovered it hit the power steering pulley. I made a 1/4" spacer to go between the fan mount and the water pump pulley. That didn't solve the problem. i think I'm just going to use my die grinder and carbide cutter to clearance the fan and take the spacer out. I also broke the terminal off the wire to the alternator. I had the battery on a charger in the house all day. It showed it took a full charge. That's amazing considering it sat in the car out at the barn for 2 years completely unattended and then in the garage here for another 2 years. I brought it in last winter and tried to charge it. It didn't want to take a charge. If it came back, I have to applaud Dura-Start batteries. The battery i bought for the truck last winter didn't take a charge today. I'll have to take it back for a warrantee replacement. I'm sure they won't give me a refund for me to go buy a battery from the competition. So it looks like clearance the fan, fix the alternator wire, fill the radiator, double check all wire connections and hose clamps and CRANK IT UP! I won't be able to drive it until I make a throttle bracket and get the shaker situation resolved.. But that's just small potatoes! I think I'm winning!

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May 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm
UPDATE: I ordered new headliner material Tuesday. I also decided not to clearance my fan blade. I'm making a thicker spacer and longer studs instead. I also figured out the shaker fix. I'm going to rework the original plate on the bottom of the black shaker so it's the same as the plate on the brown shaker. The air cleaner still needs some straightening, but it's getting better! I will have to find a filter that is slightly shorter but same diameter. Shouldn't be too hard. I designed a throttle bracket that I'll fab up this week-end. If I get it fired up this week-end, I'll be able to get the hood on and concentrate on the shaker situation and get the rest of the engine stuff finalized. Stuff like painting the brackets I made and the power steering pump. While I'm messing with the brackets, I'll get the spacers made, too. I'll get the wiper motor cleaned up and installed. I may even get the alternator cleaned up too. Before I can drive it, I'll have to bleed the brakes. I also have to get the collector gaskets installed. I may still have to make a heat shield for the shifter cable. Man, it's getting close to the first drive! I'm really getting worked up!

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