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DriveTrain / Re: Conversion to 3.8 turbo
« Last post by Aus78Formula on Today at 09:39:17 PM »
It may not even have enough in common to be a straight forward swap with the V6 base models. Will it be worth the time, effort and cost? Most would say not at all, but maybe you really want a turbo V6 bird. I can imagine a lot more straight forward slapping a turbo on the 305, or a 350 straight in swap, minus the turbo for a lot more torque and go, and part simply bolt on and work as they should.
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DriveTrain / Conversion to 3.8 turbo
« Last post by EscuePontiac on Today at 08:17:17 PM »
My red 89 TA currently has the 305 it originally came with from the factory.  A friend has an 84 Buick 3.8 turbo engine and transmission along with the wiring harness.
Iíve removed and installed several engines in the past and Iím in the process of installing a BBC in an A Body now.
How much of job is this conversion and will it be worth the time, effort and cost?

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Parts Wanted / 1977 TRANS AM PARTS WANTED
« Last post by johnnytrans am on January 17, 2018, 10:09:30 AM »
RIGHT SIDE FLARES FRONT AND BACK
CENTER FLARE,SPOILER FRONT PIECE
AIR CLEANER BASE ONLY CLEANER

Thanks John
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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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