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Electrical / Re: '79 Y84 403 Battery smokes, car doesn't start.
« Last post by Maxthe222 on March 24, 2018, 09:15:24 PM »
Ok! It's fixed! It was a combination, you were right in saying check the leads, the positive battery lead that smoked a bit was pretty rough, we took it off and brushed it and filed back some of the corrosion on the inside of the clamp ring, and that seemed to help. The starter however sort of had a problem too, but my neighbour jammed a screwdriver in it (?) and pushed a gear a few cranks back, and then it started running real good again!

Drove it around today and it was working great, so check your wires I suppose!
Suspension / Re: steel control arm bushings for street use
« Last post by F-body International on March 24, 2018, 06:39:07 PM »
I think I responded to this same post from you but on another forum recently.  I'm working on doing up a set of stock controls with the AFCO steel bushings right now.  They're pretty nice.  Most people report positive results with PTFB upper control arms which have a similar overall design so I think you'll be fine.

You will need two (20098) and two (20099) upper control arm bushing from them to use on your stock cross shaft.   I got mine from Dave at Pro-Touring F-Body.  In regards to the lower control arm bushings, you'll probably have to use the nylon/steel version if you have later style frame that uses the 9/16" bolt.  AFCO does offer a cheap steel lower bushing but I found out recently it's only for 1/2" bolt size like on early 2nd gen frames. 

An upgrade some guys on the NastyZ28 forum do for cheap is use offset cross shaft from Moog.  This gets you slightly more camber adjustment from a stock arm for cheap.  From there, you could also throw a +.5" or even +1" extended length upper ball joint.

Keep us posted here on what you do!
Suspension / Re: 1980 Trans Am aftermarket shocks
« Last post by F-body International on March 24, 2018, 06:28:18 PM »
I would check the condition of the leaf springs also.  Don't spend the money on just the shocks if the springs are weak.  You do mention low miles but if original, they are very old.  I got my 78 TA back in 1983 and the springs were already pretty shot when I got it.  Not sure if they were made a little on the weak side or what.  Leaf Springs are not too expensive and that might really tighten the back end up.

X2 on this one!  I at one time broke two shocks in my car before I realized that my leaf spring was cracked half way across the main leaf right in the middle...very dangerous.  My best assumption looking back is that the leaf spring must've been overextending on that side of the car and probably why the shock shaft had pulled right out of the body of the shock. 

In regards to shocks, most of the pro-touring guys like Viking for a bolt-in adjustable shock.  Other options are the Koni Classics (also adjustable) and the Bilsteins.  Pro-Touring F-Body supplies a nice AFCO nonadjustable combination as well. 
DriveTrain / Re: Olds 403 to 400 swap
« Last post by F-body International on March 24, 2018, 06:21:34 PM »
Something sounds odd about this situation.  Have you come up with any solutions since you have posted this? 

This forum has been slow the past couple years unfortunately.  I think much of the old crowd has flown away to the social media scene. 

In regards to the engine and trans, they should be 100% interchangeable as the engines both have BOP (Buick, Olds, Pontiac) bolt pattern. 

To start, I would verify that your frame is lined up with the body.  There are two alignment holes where the frame bolts up to the body at the base of the firewall.  This is a basic check you should start with before messing around with shifting the engine.  In other words, the engine sits in the frame...make sure the frame is lined up first.
DriveTrain / Re: Carb to EFI swap
« Last post by F-body International on March 24, 2018, 06:12:44 PM »
Hello, I am not big into using these forums, but I do like the advice.
First off, I have a 1983 Trans Am as I was a big fan of Smokey and the Bandit and I think the 3rd one is cheesy but Jerry Reed and Collen Camp made that movie good.
Anywho, I have a Trans Am with a Carbureted 305, pretty gutless. A friend of mine who does a lot of customs and old rods stripped down a 90s suburban and sold me the engine, computer etc. We are looking to do a swap this spring when I return from the Army. She's stock, plain jane car.
Any advice to get us started or anything anyone else ran into that we should consider?

Thanks in advance ...

What system are you going with for efi?

I'd say, make your exhaust system is 100% free of any exhaust leaks and have all fresh vacuum lines to start. 
Parts Suppliers / Re: Goodyear Reproduction Tires
« Last post by smallhurst on March 24, 2018, 12:35:21 PM »

Here is my updated list of events. If you are wanting tires or rims brought to an event, please contact me so that they may be reserved and we don't run into back order situations!! Information and pricing are a phone call away. 816-654-3400 or message me.

March 4th-- Rocky Manginelli Swap Meet-- Lancaster Event Center Space 29L-- Lincoln, NE
March 16-17-- Sunflower Swap Meet-- Wichita, KS
April 26-28th-- Pate Swap Meet-- Ft. Worth, TX
May 4-6th— Lawrence AACA swap meet— Lawrence, KS
May 26-27th-- Hemmings Musclepalooza-- Lebanon Valley Dragway, NY
June 1,2,3-- Mopars In The Park-- Farmington, MN
June 15-17th-- Heartland Nova Meet-- Rock Island, IL
June 20-23rd-- Buick Club National Meet-- Denver, CO
July 13-15--- Chrysler's at Carlisle-- Carlisle, PA
July 19-21-- Hurst/Olds National Meet-- Lansing, MI
July 27-28-- Supercar Reunion-- Bowling Green, KY
Aug 1-4-- Oldsmobile Club Of America National Meet-- Gettysburg, PA
Aug 10-11-- Indian Uprising-- St. Charles, IL
Aug 18-- Camaro Gathering-- Kansas City
Sept 7-8th-- Boss Nationals-- Marysville, KS
Sept 14-15th-- Pure Stock Muscle Car Drags-- Stanton, MI
Sept 16th-- Pontiac Museum Show-- Pontiac, IL
Nov 17-18-- Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals-- Rosemont, IL

Remember--- one call gets Goodyear, Firestone, BF Goodrich, US Royal, Michelin, M&H and Wheel Vintiques
Electrical / Re: Blower Motor
« Last post by Burd Turd on March 23, 2018, 11:24:26 PM »
Get a NOS one
Misc. Items for Sale / Re: Smokey and the Bandit Pace 10-4u H Scanner
« Last post by Burd Turd on March 23, 2018, 11:21:58 PM »
Your selling a email? How much?
Electrical / Re: Blower Motor
« Last post by 1979TranzAm on March 23, 2018, 09:50:34 AM »
Renovations, you live around Evansville? I'm about 40 North of there.
Electrical / Re: Blower Motor
« Last post by Aus78Formula on March 23, 2018, 09:40:21 AM »
most come from Taiwan, regardless of brand
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