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Restoration / Re: Reverse lights switch override
« Last post by Aus78Formula on August 20, 2018, 08:59:36 PM »
Here is the Shiftworks kit I've used to modify a spare shifter for my 200-4R, a neater version of what I already had on my car.

https://shiftworks.com/collections/firebird-products/products/1968-81-firebird-neutral-safety-back-up-light-switch-relocation-kit

https://www.flickr.com/photos/53057445@N08/shares/N2Vj84
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Trans Am Photos / Re: 78 Trans Am Build Sheet Confusion
« Last post by wheels78ta on August 20, 2018, 08:57:40 PM »
According to your build sheet: You have the W72 performance package which means you do have the stock 220 HP motor.   You also have the WS6 which is the performance handling package so a bigger sway bar and that is usually accompanied with the 8" rims, which you also have.

As far as rarity:  Not really rare, but it is a 4 speed which is always a plus.  In 1978 the records for that year are very vague.  For what ever reason, 1978 records did not get kept very well. 

If it was a "Special Edition" it would have either Y82 or Y84 on the build sheet, but none the less, a very beautiful Trans Am.
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Suspension / Re: Help with rear disc brakes!!
« Last post by Angelo on August 20, 2018, 04:19:52 PM »
For reference details how to use front 80's s10 calipers on a 79-81 rear disc brake TA car: http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=34085.0
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Aftermarket Questions / 1980 Trans am Rear disc brake question
« Last post by Don_bianco on August 20, 2018, 03:46:20 PM »
Hi everyone!

I heard from a very old post on this forum that the rear calipers on my trans am are interchangeable with the front calipers from an 80's chevy s10. Is this true? I'm more than willing to lose my parking brake to have proper working, non corroded calipers in the rear. Could anyone shine a little more light on the subject for me?
Thank you so much!
I've had the car for 5 years i don't know why I didn't sign up sooner! (The ex owner of my T/A was a total moron, I'm still finding stupidities 5 years later, he used automotive goop adhesive in the rear calipers to hold the pads in.......)
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Restoration / Re: Reverse lights switch override
« Last post by Volpe on August 20, 2018, 01:06:14 PM »
It's an automatic. TH350
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General Discussion / Re: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
« Last post by Richy on August 19, 2018, 09:28:36 PM »
Hey everyone, my name is Richy, and Iím from Wenatchee WA. I have a 79 Trans Am Pontiac 400.
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Restoration Projects / Re: my 79 trans am project in wv
« Last post by swims350 on August 19, 2018, 06:00:43 PM »
I didn't update this at all, I've torn the car down to nothing at this point and found alot of bad stuff.

I removed the front clip, was just going to clean and paint the backsides and what not.
I found a rot hole in bottom of the subframe, had my buddy come get it and fix it for me. I found 2 broke coils off the driver's spring, got most of the front end parts cleaned, painted and rebuilt, new bushings, ball joints, tie rod ends, center link, idler arm, new coil springs, all moog stuff. I also got poly boots for them all in red, and have to order the red poly bumpstops.

I need to clean and paint the subframe still yet, I just got it back from my buddy a few weeks ago.

I found rust holes in the floor pans, covered with caulk, torque box rot, seat belt area etc.

Crappy patches in the 1/4's

I decided to strip it down and build myself a wood tip over jig to get under it and work on it.

I also cut that roof patch out and picked up a t-top roof but it's got rot in all 4 corners not sure if I'll use it or not yet.

I also started doing youtube videos on it but they suck, crappy camera and sound and had to switch to cell phone which aint so great. I'll try to link them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW6VmtKe2Ik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9bdbEEWWmg
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Cars for Sale/Wanted / Re: WTB 1979 SE Y84 400 4sp
« Last post by Y84SE on August 19, 2018, 01:58:07 PM »
Thanks, but I donít have the time to be doing a full restoration project....
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Restoration / Re: Reverse lights switch override
« Last post by Aus78Formula on August 18, 2018, 05:00:56 AM »
Auto or Manual? It's common in countries that are RHD since you can't use existing factory rods for reverse lockout and lights.
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Parts Suppliers / Re: Goodyear Reproduction Tires
« Last post by smallhurst on August 17, 2018, 10:36:30 PM »
Next 3 events are:

Boss Nationals, Marysville, KS 9/8
Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race, Stanton, MI 9/14-15
Pontiac Museum Show 9/16

Contact me if you are wanting tires brought to these events.
I also deal with the Goodyear Endurance Trailer tires. These are a very well built trailer tire made in the USA!!!

Call me!! My cell is 816-654-3400.
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