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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.
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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. 
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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!
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Can anyone help?
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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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DriveTrain / Re: 403 rebuild advice
« Last post by LWS78SE on July 18, 2017, 06:25:25 PM »
Thats a loaded question. If nothing is seriosly wrong, just needing rods and mains, timing gears, rings ,waterpump and gaskets, you could keep it under $3500. If say the heads are cracked or need reworked , crank needs turned, block needs bored the price tag starts getting alot larger. Thats the way it usaully goes for me. :P
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General Discussion / Re: 78TA Forum
« Last post by LWS78SE on July 18, 2017, 06:14:01 PM »
There was a fellow on here that went by 4 Speed and he was very good with restoration work. He has a 79 that he has won several awards with. I know I last heard from him over on Trans Am Town. He lives by Greenville,Ohio.There should be plenty of guys here to help you.
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General Discussion / Re: 78TA Forum
« Last post by Sadler on July 18, 2017, 02:38:12 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.  :)
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HI All

Thanks for the add i live in england and have a 1981 turbo trans am in yellow orange 56u i just wondered how rare a colour this was and if anyone knows of any other
thanks
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