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Parts for Sale / FS: very low mile Olds 403 + THM400
« Last post by firedome on Today at 01:32:13 PM »
For sale:  complete low mile Olds 403 & THM 400 drivetrain, runs great, only 40,700 miles, excellent compression and still installed in all original 2 owner '79 Buick Electra, hear it run and drive it! (take whole car, drive it home!)  Located in Burlington VT right off I-89. 

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thanks for the ad!
Parts for Sale / sorry - don't know how to remove!
« Last post by firedome on Today at 01:25:26 PM »
Sorry for double post - please remove this one!
Parts Wanted / Re: WTB: 78 400 block X7
« Last post by Maxthe222 on July 23, 2017, 08:48:21 PM »
Hey man, that Y6 Block you've got, do you still have it? If you do... do you have the Partial VIN?

Thanks heaps!!
Parts Wanted / Looking for a 400 Pontiac Y6/YG engine
« Last post by Maxthe222 on July 23, 2017, 08:31:57 PM »
Hey guys,

I'm looking for the original engine out of a 1977 Special Edition TRANS AM, it was an automatic W72 and the engine probably got taken out a while back. The car was originally from Canada and it had an engine block heater factory installed on it. Partial VIN should be 251053.

Still haven't contacted original owners but all I have is name, address, state, city and rego papers for last previous owner, however since the car is originally from Canada I can get the UVIP if I find someone who is a Canadian Citizen.

Any help is super appreciated!!
Restoration / Re: Advice for debugging bumpers anyone????
« Last post by outlaw78 on July 23, 2017, 03:06:49 PM »
Dryer sheets. It works awesome. Put a couple sheets into a hand spray bottle of water. Let it soak for a while to get the chemicals into the water. Spray it on and let it sit a minute. Then use another sheet as your bug sponge.
Restoration / Re: Shaker help please
« Last post by outlaw78 on July 23, 2017, 02:44:43 PM »
I have a SBC shaker and base from my '81 that I am not using. It's in perfect condition right up to new paint (changed engine plan after the fact). e-mail me at and we can work something out.
DriveTrain / 77 Trans Am 400 oil Dip stick question
« Last post by STOTZBOTZ on July 22, 2017, 09:51:26 PM »
Hello friends. I recently purchased a 77 Trans Am. It has the Pontiac 400 engine and this is a non air conditioned car. The dip stick is damaged and broken. I was wondering if anyone knew the proper length of the dip stick for a 400 engine without air. I was told the length was different than an air conditioned car. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
Parts Suppliers / Re: Goodyear Reproduction Tires
« Last post by smallhurst on July 21, 2017, 11:00:25 PM »
Just a note about some of the events I am going to soon.
The Supercar Reunion is a gathering of Chevy dealer supercars that attend for a 1 day drag race/ 1 day show. The dealer names of Yenko, Berger, Nickey, Fred Gibb, Dana..... special prepped cars by Dick Harrell all are in attendance. Some other stuff will be showing up as well.
The Ames All Pontiac Tri Power Nationals at Summit Raceway Park in Norwalk, OH. It is my understanding that it is the largest all Pontiac event in the country. Over 400 race cars and an incredible number of show cars.
The Mopar Nats... It is still one of the biggest events in the country for the Pentastar! Drag racing and show cars... once again, does it get any better.
If you are wanting me to bring Goodyear reproductions to the events to save money in shipping, I need to personally hear from you. Because it may have been mentioned in passing does not mean that I have it in the trailer. That being said, my cell is 816-654-3400.
Thanks and have a great weekend!!!
Cars for Sale/Wanted / Re: Looking to buy Y82/Y84
« Last post by Maxthe222 on July 21, 2017, 09:13:08 PM »
Oooohh sorry, probably should have mentioned i'm looking at the 1977-1979 models, sorry for the late reply too
DriveTrain / Re: 403 rebuild advice
« Last post by TAKID455 on July 21, 2017, 08:19:21 AM »
A rebuild with machine work will be 5-6k min.  This is you doing no work and no buddy favors.  No way around it, its not a SBC. This includes decent parts and not the cheapest junk you can find.  You can add power to it as it will not affect cost. Just part A or B.   I have a nice rotating assembly if interested. 30 over flat top pistons. Will raise the compression to about 9-9.5:1 with your 4a heads. PM for more info.
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