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Trans Am Photos => Restoration Projects => Topic started by: johnnytrans am on July 22, 2016, 12:35:51 PM

Title: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on July 22, 2016, 12:35:51 PM
Hey All, :D
Just picked up this 1978 Martinique Blue TA with white interior
Gonna post progress here, It should be here next week.
Bought it from Michigan. fresh rebuilt on the orig 400 79k mile car

Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on July 22, 2016, 07:18:37 PM
1 more pic
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on July 31, 2016, 11:37:46 AM
So its been a week and two days shipper hasn't picked up my car yet still in Michigan???
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on August 07, 2016, 01:18:41 AM
 ;D Well Guy's the CAR WAS PICKED UP ON Monday SHOULD MAKE IT'S WAY TO Tucson by the end of next week the latest.
Title came today
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on August 11, 2016, 11:25:35 AM
Ok car arrived,  Lots to do!!!
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on August 11, 2016, 11:28:19 AM
One more
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: Bman on August 14, 2016, 09:33:30 PM
Nice car!! Doesn't look like it needs anything, what are your plans for it?
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: Aus78Formula on August 15, 2016, 05:15:12 AM
What was the original paint and interior?
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on August 16, 2016, 12:27:01 PM
That is the Orig color combo!
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on August 16, 2016, 12:30:32 PM
What was the original paint and interior?
Oh boy does it need!!!
seat tracks and seats installed! shifter cable and shifter , console, cross memebr and trani bolts!, trani lines need install.
sway bar needs installed lower valance, head liner! seat belts,starter, heater hoses, fire for the first time,check firing order install wires,engine harness,
hook up Exhaust "collectors" runs battery cables, thats just off the top of my head,
My plans are to get it running, install the  head liner,hook up the exhaust, get new tires, maybe do seats & door panels and redo interior parts.
refurbish front brakes, check front end. then drive and Enjoy for a bit and sell it.

Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on August 19, 2016, 12:52:28 PM
day light! under it;s own power!!!
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on August 19, 2016, 12:54:30 PM
 Side view, engine just broken in!

Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: 78T/AKID on August 20, 2016, 08:47:04 PM
Nice car!! keep us updated......
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on August 28, 2016, 07:52:33 PM
Hey guys idles  nice now after break in ,the car has roller rockers do i need to adjust them after break in?
of are they set to 30 pounds?
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on September 08, 2016, 10:01:37 AM
Just installed 4 ac delco shocks
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on September 14, 2016, 11:14:44 AM
sway bar installed
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on September 16, 2016, 11:50:12 AM
Installed sway bar and lower valance!
Title: Re: 1978 Martinique Blue Trans Am
Post by: johnnytrans am on October 22, 2016, 11:47:45 AM
Ok guy's i just started my motor for the first time it has roller tip rockers.
its getting oil to them but they are still noisy do roller tip rockers generally make a little noise?
or should i re adjust thew rockers or even get factory stamped ones?