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Restoration / Re: Advice for debugging bumpers anyone????
« Last post by outlaw78 on Today at 03:06:49 PM »
Dryer sheets. It works awesome. Put a couple sheets into a hand spray bottle of water. Let it soak for a while to get the chemicals into the water. Spray it on and let it sit a minute. Then use another sheet as your bug sponge.
Restoration / Re: Shaker help please
« Last post by outlaw78 on Today at 02:44:43 PM »
I have a SBC shaker and base from my '81 that I am not using. It's in perfect condition right up to new paint (changed engine plan after the fact). e-mail me at and we can work something out.
DriveTrain / 77 Trans Am 400 oil Dip stick question
« Last post by STOTZBOTZ on July 22, 2017, 09:51:26 PM »
Hello friends. I recently purchased a 77 Trans Am. It has the Pontiac 400 engine and this is a non air conditioned car. The dip stick is damaged and broken. I was wondering if anyone knew the proper length of the dip stick for a 400 engine without air. I was told the length was different than an air conditioned car. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
Parts Suppliers / Re: Goodyear Reproduction Tires
« Last post by smallhurst on July 21, 2017, 11:00:25 PM »
Just a note about some of the events I am going to soon.
The Supercar Reunion is a gathering of Chevy dealer supercars that attend for a 1 day drag race/ 1 day show. The dealer names of Yenko, Berger, Nickey, Fred Gibb, Dana..... special prepped cars by Dick Harrell all are in attendance. Some other stuff will be showing up as well.
The Ames All Pontiac Tri Power Nationals at Summit Raceway Park in Norwalk, OH. It is my understanding that it is the largest all Pontiac event in the country. Over 400 race cars and an incredible number of show cars.
The Mopar Nats... It is still one of the biggest events in the country for the Pentastar! Drag racing and show cars... once again, does it get any better.
If you are wanting me to bring Goodyear reproductions to the events to save money in shipping, I need to personally hear from you. Because it may have been mentioned in passing does not mean that I have it in the trailer. That being said, my cell is 816-654-3400.
Thanks and have a great weekend!!!
Cars for Sale/Wanted / Re: Looking to buy Y82/Y84
« Last post by Maxthe222 on July 21, 2017, 09:13:08 PM »
Oooohh sorry, probably should have mentioned i'm looking at the 1977-1979 models, sorry for the late reply too
DriveTrain / Re: 403 rebuild advice
« Last post by TAKID455 on July 21, 2017, 08:19:21 AM »
A rebuild with machine work will be 5-6k min.  This is you doing no work and no buddy favors.  No way around it, its not a SBC. This includes decent parts and not the cheapest junk you can find.  You can add power to it as it will not affect cost. Just part A or B.   I have a nice rotating assembly if interested. 30 over flat top pistons. Will raise the compression to about 9-9.5:1 with your 4a heads. PM for more info.
Parts Suppliers / Re: Delco Freedom battery top?
« Last post by Burd Turd on July 20, 2017, 08:39:24 AM »
The new freedom battery "Topper" will be out soon, molded in correct color blue plastic, complete with a 2 PC plexi EYE, and avail in either Freedom or Freedom II, down the road we will do a black topper run, those were  used up through the 90's and then some,  I'll post here when we have then.  Should be in a few weeks.  These toppers will lay on top of a stick size battery, and held on with the stock hold down.
Get ahold of me if your not sure wich to put on your car, for 1976 and up. 
GM/Pontiac didn't keep records on option combos or paint colors (aside from Special Edition cars) so there is no way of knowing (so beware of anyone stating their red T/A with A/C and power locks is one of only 206 made lol).
However your color isn't often seen so I'd say it's fairly "rare"...regardless, it's a great looking bird. Welcome!
Can anyone help?
General Discussion / Re: 78TA Forum
« Last post by NOT A TA on July 18, 2017, 10:34:16 PM »
Thank you LWS
  I always have fun playing cars and trucks, him? Not so pretty much.
 We started disassembly starting at the back. Bumper skin, fins,marker lights, rear window trim and back glass is out. Guess what I found under the trim? Yep! Rust at the quarters AND at the roof line. I acquired all the sheetmatal to fix it, but I have never done THIS kind of patch job. Welding in patch panels is not that big of a deal to me. This one takes a lot more brain cells and planning. I'll try to post some pics. There is nothing on the interweb to help me along. I may have to make my first u tube video. I'll need the help from my kids for that one.  :)

Depending on the rusted area you may be able to bond rather than weld your repair in the window channel. In many cases it's quicker, cleaner, easier, safer, and stronger than welding. The drawbacks are additional cost and repair should be within the channel.
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