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Restoration Projects / Re: 1977 project
« Last post by Steele59 on June 20, 2018, 09:44:00 AM »
It's a beauty!
DriveTrain / Re: im sure everybody asks this..400 rebuild
« Last post by tb on June 19, 2018, 10:46:35 PM »
I thought I would piggy back on this thread instead of starting a new one.......I'm in the process of rebuilding a 1977 w72 500557 block.  I have discussed outputs with him and will be in the range of 350hp and 400 ft lb of torque.  The builder has stated that he would like to use " Main Studs " to give it bottom end strength.   

My question is about the spring loaded slotted dowels that were only used on the w72 block. From what I read, these spring loaded slotted dowels helped induce less stress on the main web area during high RPM use.  Will this method of using Main Studs together with the slotted dowels further reduce stress on the the main web area or will this combination cause more stress. 

Thanks very much.

Trans Am Photos / Re: My 78 golden bird!
« Last post by Steele59 on June 19, 2018, 07:09:42 PM »
Congrats on your new ride. It's lovely!
Cars for Sale/Wanted / Re: WTB 79 Trans Am W72
« Last post by Maxthe222 on June 18, 2018, 10:04:52 PM »
Still looking? If you could live with a 403 and can put a little bit of elbow grease into it:

Black on black, charcoal graphics, T-Tops, looks to be very original, but.... it's a 403. And it's rough. But damn cheap!

Parts Wanted / Re: WTB...Air Cleaner and Scoop
« Last post by Darkman71 on June 18, 2018, 06:30:25 PM »
Your more than welcome. And I'm still in need of one.
Trans Am Photos / Re: MY 76
« Last post by Steele59 on June 18, 2018, 09:23:21 AM »
Nice ride!
Suspension / Re: Ride heights
« Last post by Aus78Formula on June 17, 2018, 10:13:20 PM »
No worries, happy to help, I was digging out that diagram and uploading it anyway.
Shows and Events / Cruisin' the coast 2018
« Last post by Bladerunner on June 17, 2018, 09:39:48 PM »
Anyone going to Cruisin the coast on the gulf coast this year?
Parts for Sale / Hooker Super Competition Show Bar $300 o.b.o
« Last post by 78w72ws64spd on June 16, 2018, 09:46:07 PM »
I have an original hooker super competition 4 point chrome show bar for 70-81 camaro/firebird. It is in very good condition, not sure shipping is possible so local pick up only in Kingsport, TN
Parts Wanted / Re: WTB...Air Cleaner and Scoop
« Last post by Aus78Formula on June 16, 2018, 06:39:20 PM »
Thanks for clearing that up.
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