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General Discussion / Re: New purchase 1977 TA 400 4 peed black
« Last post by LWS78SE on January 16, 2018, 05:53:50 PM »
Sweet!!! Congratulations on the purchase! What are the plans?
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General Discussion / New purchase 1977 TA 400 4 peed black
« Last post by johnnytrans am on January 15, 2018, 11:18:16 PM »
New purchase
1977 400 4 speed 58k miles Orig paint
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Paint and Body / Re: Trunk Lid Gas Shock Lift Assist?
« Last post by TA400FL on January 14, 2018, 11:20:31 AM »
I will have to try and paint the rods before I install them.  The whole car has already been painted.  That is why I was upset with the body shop for not giving me the opportunity to replace the rods before they painted it.  They had the car for over a year!
I will hit them with some black trim paint to protect them from rust before I put them in.  If I scratch a little I can touch up with brush.
Thanks!
ERIC
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Paint and Body / Re: Trunk Lid Gas Shock Lift Assist?
« Last post by 78w72 on January 14, 2018, 11:01:10 AM »
cheaper & easier to replace the rods.  & if you are painting the jams of the trunk area you can just hit the rods with paint after they are installed, that way you dont damage the paint installing them.  you only see about 3"-4" of the ends anyways.

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Electrical / Re: Electric Choke Wire Question
« Last post by TA400FL on January 13, 2018, 10:30:58 PM »
I ahould have known that one.  I have one of the laminated wiring diagrams but the only blue it ahows was for V6 electric choke??  I just thought it was a typo.
Thanks.  I will run that switched wire from wiper.
Eric
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Electrical / Re: Electric Choke Wire Question
« Last post by Aus78Formula on January 13, 2018, 10:15:43 PM »
That's the oil pressure sender boot, often cooked from exhaust heat. There is no electric choke, unless slightly custom harness. Otherwise most run a wire from wiper motor, live with ignition.
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Electrical / Electric Choke Wire Question
« Last post by TA400FL on January 13, 2018, 09:40:05 PM »
I was running my new engine harness and wanted to see if someone out there could confirm if the blue wire in the photo is for the Electric Choke on the Quadrajet Carb?

I don't see where else it would go.  It doesn't fit the choke terminal with that boot so I would have to cut that off.

Thanks!
ERIC
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Aftermarket Questions / Re: Cold Case radiator install in 78 TA
« Last post by TA400FL on January 13, 2018, 09:28:45 PM »
Needed to add the photo showing that the radiator will not fit all the way into the fan shroud recess. 
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Paint and Body / Re: Trunk Lid Gas Shock Lift Assist?
« Last post by TA400FL on January 13, 2018, 09:26:19 PM »
Hey.  Thanks for the input.  I am leaning more towards replacing the rods too.  I will just take it slow..  Have to take the trunk lid off and that filler panel above the rods.  I guess I will have to paint the rods before I install them.  They are usually just body color.

Thanks again.  On to the next problem.  My new Cold Case Radiator will not fit far enough into the fan shroud to clear the radiator support. UGH!!
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Aftermarket Questions / Cold Case radiator install in 78 TA
« Last post by TA400FL on January 13, 2018, 09:16:25 PM »
Well, I have about three hours of trying to get this Cold Case radiator to fit into the fan shroud and then aligned with the radiator support holes.  In and out about ten times so far.  I trimmed the rubber isolators because I thought that was the issue.  Now, the top of the radiator hits the speed nuts in the support for the top fan shroud bolts.   Just another one of those "fits right in with no modifications" parts again I guess!  There is no way this is the same size as OEM.  I mean come on!  Its four pads and six bolts!  Should have taken me 10 minutes!

It appears to me that the Cold Case is too tall to fit far enough into the molded recess of the fan shroud.  See PIC 1 how it needs to go farther in?  About 1/2" to 3/4" gap along the side.  If it doesn't go all the way into the shroud it hits those speed nuts shown in PIC 2.  The top of the radiator is right below the metal support flange (where the shroud bolts up to) so no room at all for any type of screw/bolt.

Anybody out there ever install a Cold Case radiator with an OER fan shroud??

Thanks for the help.
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