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Electrical / Re: 79 Firebird Manual to Power Window Conversion
« Last post by Aus78Formula on Today at 03:51:53 AM »
Big project but starting from scratch possibly better than correcting a factory setup that you replace anyway. Look for the power window regulator kits that are designed to fit manual window cars, and rewire the setup completely using the relays mentioned if you look up the sticky in electrical section.
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Electrical / Ground Points for a 79 Trans am
« Last post by 79_455 on Today at 02:34:35 AM »
Hi

Does anyone know all the factory ground points for  a 1979 trans am?

I'm specifically looking for the transmission grounds..

If anyone has any info, id appreciate it..

Thanks
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DriveTrain / 80 TURBO T/A RUNNING HOT
« Last post by martyp on September 24, 2017, 08:52:05 PM »
I know that the turbo T/A runs somewhat hot. I took a short 20 min. drive today ( it was 85-90) and the temp gauge went above 220 deg. Should I be worried about this ?

Car has 27K original miles & bone stock. Not sure if thermostat or coolant has been changed in a while ? If I change it, what degree thermostat is best ? I probably should flush the system. The heater core is bypassed already, but plenty of heat comes into the cabin.

Also want to make sure I have the right oil in it. The sticker under the hood says 30W straight. I've read that it's OK to use Rotella because of the zinc ?

I've had T/A's from '75 to '81 & '84 to '02  and have never had such a hot running motor ?

Any help, would be greatly appreciated
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Restoration Projects / Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread (Skip to Page 9!)
« Last post by Tander on September 24, 2017, 02:57:28 PM »
Nice to see a good job :-)
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Parts Wanted / Re: Wtb a 79-81 front end mask/bra
« Last post by firedan13 on September 21, 2017, 10:44:46 PM »
still looking for bra I have one pm me
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DriveTrain / Re: turbo trans am help needed please
« Last post by ldgd87 on September 21, 2017, 09:17:54 PM »
thank you
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Restoration / Dimmer Switch
« Last post by pontiac on September 20, 2017, 05:31:48 AM »
Hi can you tell me how do you change out a dimmer switch on a 1979 pontiac transam/firebird
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Restoration Projects / Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread (Skip to Page 9!)
« Last post by TheKid on September 19, 2017, 09:09:26 PM »
Bringing this guy back from the dead. Changed careers mid-build. I went from making great money with plenty of disposable income as a kid, to a new career for a start up (that has since led to me progressing big time in that field and now working for the industry leader) and finally able to get back into this thing. And boy have things changed. The shop doing the work relocated and I went broke while starting the new career...so the car went into storage. It's been primed and ready to go though. Getting an update tomorrow, can't wait.

Also, I'm bringing the 403 back to stock, and holding onto it. I caught the FI bug...and I'm thinking it's time to just build an LS platform and be done with it. I really want to drive this car, and not beat up the 403...

Anyway, if anyone here is still around, I'll have some updates sooner or later. Can't wait to get back into this thing...and get all my parts out of my storage unit.
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Electrical / 79 Firebird Manual to Power Window Conversion
« Last post by MBurley127 on September 19, 2017, 01:28:51 AM »
I have a 79 firebird trans am and my center console has the hole and the switch for power windows, but my doors are for manual crank windows. What all do I need to convert to power windows? This is my first restoration and I'm a kid so need all the help I can get. Is there a kit? Do I need new doors? Thank You so much and any help is greatly appreciated!
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