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Restoration / Re: couple questions
« Last post by Bman on August 28, 2015, 09:06:58 PM »
alright thanks! gonna try to clean the ac box, it's in pretty good shape still.
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Trans Am Photos / Re: New Happy Trans am owner.
« Last post by Squirrel on August 28, 2015, 07:32:38 PM »
i had the exact interior in a 77ta it is so comfortable, like sitting on  a couch.
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DriveTrain / Re: 455 lifter issues
« Last post by joe d on August 28, 2015, 06:25:04 PM »
only if the break in was incorrect, the cam can wipe a lobe out in 20 seconds. If broken in correctly can sit for 50 years, if you did no prime the lifters then that's an issue for sure
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Parts Wanted / Re: 400 Dome pistons
« Last post by Countryboy352 on August 28, 2015, 05:46:16 PM »
Anyone got some .30Over Dome 400 pistons before i buy new? Check around your shops, look and see what you have
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Trans Am Photos / Re: New Happy Trans am owner.
« Last post by Dark T/A on August 28, 2015, 12:20:50 PM »
Did you get your car? Are American cars commonly seen in Kuwait?
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DriveTrain / Re: Testing throttle body fuel injection in my 81 TA
« Last post by Angelo on August 28, 2015, 07:44:00 AM »
Awesome! I hope my write up saves other Pontiac folks some time installing.

So far I have observed 2 things: after driving around for 30 minutes, I took the air cleaner off, the top of the throttle body is very cold. Must be the air flow keeping it cool. In my case, the car seems to be using more fuel. That may be a good thing as I think I was always in a lean condition at 0 or part throttle.

Yesterday I did a small burnout by accident. Doesn't take much throttle now to light the tires.

Next thing I am going to do is start logging results to help me tune the timing curve.  I can start with just the idle timing. Plan is to put her in gear, watch the map gauge on the fitech, and adjust my timing until I maximize the map sensor. The theory I believe is that where the engine makes maximum vacuum pressure should be the ideal timing. Obviously this can change with atmosphere and temperature outside, but it should be fun at least knowing what it wants on a typical Ohio day.
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Parts Wanted / Re: tank brace
« Last post by ozzy74 on August 28, 2015, 06:36:47 AM »
Not in a pinch have a million other things to work on....let me know when if ya have one when ya get back... R u willing to ship to Canada ? Have fun at nats
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Parts Wanted / Re: rpm gauge
« Last post by ozzy74 on August 28, 2015, 06:33:31 AM »
Ok I can wait till ya get back.... Don't want the turbo one.... Looking for the one with the clock in it
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DriveTrain / Re: Testing throttle body fuel injection in my 81 TA
« Last post by Frankenbird on August 28, 2015, 03:59:47 AM »
Very well done and impressive writup!  It is nice to see another option out there also.  Previously it seems like you either had to spend $2K+ for a name brand system like FAST, Edlebrock, or Holley, or go completely old school like from affordable-fuel-injection.com or Megasquirt.  Any of those also seem like much more work than your installation.
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DriveTrain / Re: 455 lifter issues
« Last post by 2pfl on August 28, 2015, 01:07:28 AM »
I did not soak lifters in oil. Taking back apart Saturday to see what's going on I will defiantly try it. If the car sat for 5 years and the engin only has under 3000 miles since a rebuild 25 years ago, would that cause the lobes to wear?
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