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    Jan 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    This is my TA as it sits. Getting ready to pull the motor. Gonna gasket match the intake to head ports. Apply some ceramic coating to the bearings, possibly the cam and pistons. HOPFULLY fix the oil leak I've had for a couple years. Thanks to Mark (aka Chum Brother) I may have it licked this time.

    Also looking for a complete rear end with 2.73 gears in it. I'm tired of running 3500rpm at 70mph.

    The heads,intake, oil pan, radiator and water pump are coated with a heat transfere coating of mine.

     

    Keep on Pontiyakkin'

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    Jan 13, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    smile image Thanks for the shout out Mark smile image , I love trans ams and I hope it shows....dont matter want type, f -bodys rock! as for a rear, I gave (sold) Heidi and Frank(see-ya) a rear from a 78 ta with 2.56 gears and was a posi., a friend of mine who just aquired a 79 Z28, has a rear end with (i Think) a tall highway gear, as his car does around 90 with a th350 trans and only at 3000 rpms, he wants a 3.73 axle that mike has, left me see what i can do i will let ya know b4 end of this weekend,.......good luck on that dang oil leak hyper image

     

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    Jan 16, 2012 at 7:34 am
    And the new/rebuilt rear is awesome too! I don't need it for speed, but it sure did help with gas mileage on the run!

    Thanks Markie Mark!! biggrin image

     


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    Jan 18, 2012 at 7:37 am
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    Originally posted by SeeYa  And the new/rebuilt rear is awesome too! I don't need it for speed, but it sure did help with gas mileage on the run!

    Thanks Markie Mark!! biggrin image


    always a pleasure to help out Heidi, cant wait to see your T/A biggrin image Is any of the companys year one or restore offering any discounted parts, ?I need a deluxe seat cushion for my 80ta drivers seat there everywhere for around 190-225 bucks, can anyone do better. and any of the t top trims for fisher hatches.just checking before i go shopping.......oh and mark, todd with the 79 camaro has been out of town, he will be back on thursday, so i will get with him on the rear axle for ya...havent forgotten, just been busy. eyebrow image

     

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    Apr 13, 2012 at 6:56 am
    Never thought I would do this, but having to put air shocks grumpy image on the rear of the TA, dang wifes bag is bigger then the trunk, biggrin image women! gosh wink image

     

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    Apr 13, 2012 at 8:30 am
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    Originally posted by chumbrother  Never thought I would do this, but having to put air shocks grumpy image on the rear of the TA, dang wifes bag is bigger then the trunk, biggrin image women! gosh wink image


    Wow, the things we do for traction! LOL

     

    How's this thing go back together???

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    Apr 14, 2012 at 10:49 am
    boggled image I had to put airshock'ems on the Little Red Head TA a year or so ago... dang thang just about squatted in the rear with a full size spare, tools, jack, clothing apparel, folding chair, extra this and that cleaning supplies... dang thang needed a lift in the dexterior portion if ya knowhatimean. Shocks work good though... level's her right out fine until you hit an alligator in the road. crazy image Hopefully Solargold's friends, the Klieberts, have 'em out of the road for us.
    eye-popping image Do the Klieberts deal with dead alligators or just live ones?

     

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    Apr 15, 2012 at 9:03 am
    OK-smart guys---going over the Firehawk yesterday, the passenger side rear suspension stop is worn and the axle housing is smooth. It's been bottoming out a lot. The drivers side still has a factory sticker on the axle housing with no wear. The car sets level the clearance from the stop to the axle is the same on both sides. The spings look fine and the shocks are dry. I think it gets new shocks I'm wondering about springs. LS1 Tech doesn't have anything on this. Any ideas?

     

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    Apr 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    BRING ON THE BANDIT RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The car is together and running. applause image applause image applause image applause image

    Had my buddy tune on the carb on Monday ( 4/9).

    He added two degrees initial timing to it also. And the motor likes it. thumbsup image

    It's set at 14 now. Motor seems more responsive, crisper when you hit the throttle.

    Now to swap out the rear.

    Best of all...........................I still have 3 1/2 weeks to go. woot2 image

    Havent looked under the car yet. ashamed image

     

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    Apr 17, 2012 at 8:07 am
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    Originally posted by GTOStan  OK-smart guys---going over the Firehawk yesterday, the passenger side rear suspension stop is worn and the axle housing is smooth. It's been bottoming out a lot. The drivers side still has a factory sticker on the axle housing with no wear. The car sets level the clearance from the stop to the axle is the same on both sides. The spings look fine and the shocks are dry. I think it gets new shocks I'm wondering about springs. LS1 Tech doesn't have anything on this. Any ideas?


    What is your question? I've pulled mine out a few times and I'm all over LS1tech, same screen name.
    Ken

     

    How's this thing go back together???