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General Discussion / Re: Ordering my 78 back in the day
« Last post by T/A Kid on January 29, 2015, 10:26:11 PM »
I bought my 79  when I was 18 years old, I remember driving up on the lot and not seeing any T/A's I think there was a strike or something and the 79's were slow getting on the lot. I looked and saw this one sundance yellow T/A and took it for a test drive and all the girls in the neighborhood flipping out, that's all it took my Dad and I went back and got it that day, the car cost $8100 I had $2000 for a down payment and financed the rest. I started restoration in 2010 and finished up 2012 if you can say you ever get finished ;)
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Trans Am Information / Re: antennas
« Last post by RENOVATIONS on January 29, 2015, 10:20:02 PM »
Doubtful on a factory RPO since it was dealer items...also why it wouldn't be on buildsheet
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Trans Am Information / Re: antennas
« Last post by RickDs78ta on January 29, 2015, 10:14:03 PM »
Ok, thanks that's what I have and your right the dealer did install my rear power antenna with a trunk mounted cb. Now the next question would be how would this look on the build sheet(which I haven't found yet) and what was the RPO code for this package. Also what would have been the MSRP sticker price? There doesn't seem to be any info concerning this package on message boards beyond the Delco am/fm stereo with cb mounted in the map box under the dash and power antenna on front fender. My package was something else altogether and must have had some sort of code don't you think. Thanks in advance.
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General Discussion / Re: Ordering my 78 back in the day
« Last post by Dark T/A on January 29, 2015, 06:22:24 PM »
My first car is my 79, that my dad bought new when he was 22. It was his 3rd Trans am he had a 74 SD 4 spd, 77 Bandit auto, 79 4-spd, and 83. I still have it today.
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Trans Am Information / Re: antennas
« Last post by RENOVATIONS on January 29, 2015, 04:42:54 PM »
Windshield antenna was standard equipment though a power antenna in the LH fender was optional for '79-'81.
Antenna mounted on the quarter panel was usually a dealer installed item for CB packages,etc
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Parts for Sale / Re: Parts from my '77
« Last post by jayszo6 on January 29, 2015, 03:42:07 PM »
Okay, thanks.
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Trans Am Information / antennas
« Last post by RickDs78ta on January 29, 2015, 10:48:04 AM »
Did 78 trans ams without the power antenna option come with window antennas or antenna mounted on fender? Thanks in advance
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longtime lurker finally registered i am starting a 400 stroker build with a 1973 400 block dropping off at machine shop tomorrow, its going in a 1981 trans am with 3.73 gears and a th350 currently

current parts list is
forged rotating assembly
325 cfm heads from sd
port matched rpm intake (fit under shaker)
holley 950 carb
solid roller cam and crower hippo lifters was thinking something low to mid 240s duration
2inch primary headers with 3 inch true dual x pipe exhaust

intending goal is a fun weekend cruiser with massive torque and will pull hard to 6000+ rpm car will be driven maybe 500 miles a year

since I am starting from scratch is it worth going with the 72cc e heads and dished pistons for the extra flow the 72cc e heads flow over the 87cc or does the porting negate the advantage?

anyone have any experience with good tight converters? I have a redneck brand 3500rpm behind a chevy 350 I hate it slips so bad and then I have a 2500rpm hughes behind a 454 I cant even notice it till I gas it.

is it overkill getting a canton 7qt road race pan made for the 2nd gen for my intended use?




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Electrical / Low voltage
« Last post by cmk-2 on January 28, 2015, 10:27:32 PM »
Hi everyone for years now when I'm driving the 78 T/A everything works great as far as electrical but when I'm at a stop light after about 30 seconds if I have my lights on the voltage starts dropping getting to about 11 on the gage and the blinker starts blinking slower. If I put in in neutral and rev the engine the volts jump back up and the blinks blinks at a normal rate.  The battery is kinda new (2 years). I dont have any extra electrical equipment so what gives?  BTW it has always done this since the 15 years that I have owned her.
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Trans Am Photos / Re: 78TA
« Last post by RENOVATIONS on January 28, 2015, 10:19:01 PM »
Good looking bird, Rick
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