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Trans Am Tech / Re: One Mystery Part
« Last post by Casynikx on Today at 03:22:38 AM »
I'm sure I can advise you on the issues mentioned here.
Forum Help and Suggestions / Re: Section suggesting
« Last post by Casynikx on Today at 03:21:18 AM »
It is good that we have come to discuss these interesting stories.
Restoration / Re: 79 Trans Am - Neither Door Will Open
« Last post by Aus78Formula on September 17, 2018, 10:23:43 AM »
Hinges are badly worn and now hanging on the striker bolt even when door handles released. It won't hurt to spray around the door edges to loosen the seal and around the striker and catch area, then prepare for heavy lifting as you lift handles but not using the handles, the pot metal casting break easily. You may need a large, flat pry bar to lever from the base but dont pinch the panel.
Electrical / 77 A/C - Cycles Every 60 Seconds. Normal?
« Last post by allenga on September 16, 2018, 07:57:19 PM »
My converted a stock system to 134 and its working great.  Just one concern.  I noticed on the freeway I can feel the AC cycling on and off every minute or so.  I can't replicate at idle watching it with the hood up.  Just had the whole system serviced.  All new hoses, o rings, orifice tube.

Outside air temp 88.  AC Setting, NORM, fan speed 3rd.

Is this behavior normal.

Restoration / 79 Trans Am - Neither Door Will Open
« Last post by Rick5150 on September 16, 2018, 05:40:46 PM »
Hi. I am new to this community. I used to belong to another message board back in 2002 and I cannot find it any more and this looks like the best one around at this point.

I have a 1979 Trans Am that sat in the yard since 2003. I am looking to start restoring it but I cannot get past the simple feat of opening the door.

Neither door is locked.

Neither door opens. About a year ago, I opened it and it dropped down quite a bit and it was a bear getting closed again, so I have not opened it since. Now that I want to, I cannot get it to open. Any ideas are welcomed. I have a t-top but cannot access that. No way in to do it from the inside.

Electrical / Re: Puff of smoke when I turned on my headlight switch
« Last post by Aus78Formula on September 16, 2018, 02:59:04 PM »
It will release the knob only. You then have access to threaded bezel that holds it in dash facia. Unplug the switch, unscrew the ground strap and pop the knob back in so headlights turn off, in whatever order suits.
Electrical / Re: Puff of smoke when I turned on my headlight switch
« Last post by rickspiller on September 16, 2018, 01:39:09 PM »

thanks for tips. Headlights look like sealed OE type.
Going to remove dash bezel this week and inspect all including fuse block.
BYW- For headlight switch, once the control knob is released and pulled out (via push button on top Ihave read...)
will the switch simple come out the front?
Parts for Sale / 1984 - 1987 Black Freedom Battery Toppers
« Last post by tz6p06 on September 16, 2018, 12:11:06 PM »
The Black Freedom II topper is in stock and ready immediate shipping. They are $70 ea, add $15 for priority mail shipping with full insurance. This price is for the continental US only. 

The topper fits 78 series batteries perfectly, while the smaller batteries will have the topper hang over some.  Cars without a top battery hold down will need to secure the topper with tape, Velcro, or glue, not supplied.

The toppers are located in Michigan, if you live near 48044 we can meet up.  If you would like to purchase one of the new toppers please utilize the information below:

Please include: Name, address & quantity
Time line: Black Freedom II  1984 - 1987

Parts for Sale / Freedom & Chemical Spotting Pamphlet Bundle
« Last post by tz6p06 on September 16, 2018, 11:51:40 AM »
To complete the glove box literature for your vehicle, we are now offering the Freedom Battery & the Chemical Spotting pamphlets GM included and they are good for 1976 - 1981 vehicles.  The price for the set is $15 with free shipping in the Continental US in a regular envelope.  If you would like more protection, you are able to request Priority shipping for whatever the cost is from the post office.

Electrical / Re: Puff of smoke when I turned on my headlight switch
« Last post by Aus78Formula on September 16, 2018, 03:11:04 AM »
could be several things. Check if headlights have been upgraded or still original sealed beams. Could be switch on the way out, they get old, can be bad earth, or where gauge cluster grounds onto switch not making a good contact. Inspect the wiring going into the switch plug to see if any discoloured from heat, only have to be slightly worn or overheated and then shorts can occur.
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