Topic: Preparring for BR'09
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#1 Jan 19, 2009 at 2:27 pmWell, since it isnt looking good to finish the 79TATA, i have abandoned that for the time being to do some work on the 95. If weather cooperates, we should have it painted by this coming Friday, then going to do some work with the wheels. After that i will install a new opti-spark, cap, re-seal and do a tranny service, front struts, already have done plugs and wires, rear shocks, fuel filter and some other odds and end stuff. If i finish the mechanics of my to-do list, i will need to do some interior work. It will never be a show car, but i will be able to enjoy it on the run anyway.
1995 Pontiac Trans Am
1996 Pontiac Formula
1976 TA 455/4SPD
2009 Yamaha Roadstar
1979 VW Super Beetle
#2 Mar 19, 2009 at 3:55 amMatt--
I hope you're still on track to make BRIII.
I passed a major hurdle yesterday, I thought I needed to rebuild the differential in the '76 but as it turns out, all it apparently needed was a good servicing. Wear patterns are normal on the ring gear and the backlash was in spec.
I still would like to repaint my headlight buckets and grills as well as update the exhaust but neither are "trip killers".
Can't wait until May!
"If you don't make dust, you eat dust"
1939 Pontiac Silver Streak (street rod)
1973 Trans Am
1974 Grand Am
1976 Trans Am (50th Anniversary)
1979 Trans Am (10th Anniversary)
2006 Jaguar XJ8L
#3 Mar 19, 2009 at 8:34 pmTinman,
Since Red talked me into driving my blue TA, I've got enough work to do on it to cost BO a bundle while he is still in the $$ handing out business. Unfortunately, I won't get any of his I mean ours (how strange but true). I got to have Mac stop an oil leak that we think is in the valley pan underneath the intake going down the backside of the engine. Then balance the rear drums or driveshaft or whatever is causing a vibration over 65 (tires and wheels have been ruled out). Then... soften the exhaust as I cannot bear the resonation of the Flows betwixt 45 & 55 if ya kno whatimean. Then... Then... Then... Then... and don't forget about that...
Once, those items are all done, I can focus on the little bitty trim items and buff and shine 'er up for the run. Likely won't change the rear gear but depends upon completing all the above and how much time and $$ is left before the run.
Great news on the differential!
"Ready to Roll Roy?"
78 WS6 TA, Original Owner, Martinique Blue, Coupe
79 WS6 TA, Mayan Red, T-Tops
and a couple of others that will remain nameless!
#4 May 7, 2009 at 4:22 pmJust put on a brand new set of BF Goodrich Radial T/A's. Factory size 225 70R 15
My bird is in the cage right now, i thought it would be a good idea to rebuild the original carb before the run. Turns out the thing has never been off the intake and was desperately tired. Also gutting the catalytic converter while I am at it. Maybe I'll pick up a few horsepower along the way.
Any day above ground is a GOOD day!!!
#5 May 7, 2009 at 5:27 pmPerformance on my 30 year old 79 is down somewhat also, I bought new plugs and tune up parts will be ready to head out tomorrow. (always at the last minute !)
1979 Trans Am Y84 Black & Gold SE
1979 Firebird "REDBIRD Edition"
1979 "Atlantis Blue" Trans Am
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