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Offline eviledolean

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Re: Ed's 1979 Trans Am restoration
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2017, 08:16:28 AM »
70 Power steering brackets were one year only.

You may be able to make a bracket that acts as a spacer to raise your stock throttle/kickdown bracket like the one in pic below.

Sorry, but did not see the picture.    Well got the fuel pump replaced.  Fuel to the carb is no longer an issue, we got the car started but it would not stay on for more than 30 seconds.  Now looking into, timing off just a little or my recently rebuilt carb is not working right?   Baby steps as they say.  The weather changed on me, cold and wet so I spent some time piecing my old broken AC control unit back together with one a fellow Club member provided me for free.
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Re: Ed's 1979 Trans Am restoration
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2017, 09:33:54 AM »
John Paige


Dear Not A TA,
This is Tin Indian's wife. Would you please stop posting pictures of your car? Especially ones with er, ummm, sidepipes. I'm dizzy already and have to get up early in the morning.  :-X

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Re: Ed's 1979 Trans Am restoration
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2017, 11:05:13 AM »
Where did you get the bracket.  Exactly what I need.  Looks like it is secured onto the bolt hole on the Edelbroke manifold.
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Re: Ed's 1979 Trans Am restoration
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2017, 11:47:04 PM »
I made it. It's bolted to the intake and raises the stock bracket so it mounts on my bracket and the elevated mount cast into the manifold.

John Paige


Dear Not A TA,
This is Tin Indian's wife. Would you please stop posting pictures of your car? Especially ones with er, ummm, sidepipes. I'm dizzy already and have to get up early in the morning.  :-X

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Re: Ed's 1979 Trans Am restoration
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2017, 10:30:08 AM »
Its been a while since I provided any updates here.  Finally got the 1970 350 engine running in my 79 TA.  picked up some used wiring harness's for the front and back lights.  So you all my light are working except for the reverse lights.  Will need a aftermarket fix for the backup lights since the engine has headers and the backup linkage was removed.  Don't what I need to do to fix the ignition lock for the shifter.  Don't want to accidently start in gear?   

Does anyone know if you can buy the brackets that on the driver and passenger seat for the seat belt guide.  Not the plastic, my seats don't have the metal bracket for that guide.  Have no clue why, obviously not 79 seats.    Not that the car is started and I had no tranny fluid.  added the fluid, but have a leak.  No I know why it was almost empty.    Oh well lots of work too.   also where can I get replacement side door windows for the 79 TA.  My passenger is damager beyond repair.  Also were the 79 Bandit edition windows tinted?   Ill be going with the Black and Gold theme for my restore.
Evil Ed