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Electrical / Re: ignition switch
« Last post by Stringer on September 16, 2017, 08:16:20 PM »
Easy!  You will need a steering wheel puller. Available for rent at Orielly's or Autozone.  Here's one of many videos on how to do it if you do a google search: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WoAxBWqqx8
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Parts for Sale / March Serpentine set up with a/c
« Last post by Bobby G on September 16, 2017, 05:13:53 PM »
I have a March set up....its basically new, but it has been on and off the motor a couple times from the previous owner of the car I bought.....never started. looking for $1000 shipped....this kit is over $2200 new...let me know if your interested....send my your number and I can send pics ....thank u
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Hi, If its still available please send pics to me
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Electrical / ignition switch
« Last post by Marlin1977 on September 16, 2017, 04:45:01 PM »
How hard is it to replace the ignition switch? When I turn my key, it does nothing. It won't give me power to roll my windows up.
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DriveTrain / Re: 400 Build Help
« Last post by SA74SD on September 16, 2017, 08:33:44 AM »
No problem with the cam lift. It's the cam timing events along with lack of compression that is killing low speed cylinder filling. Be aware that advancing the cam is just a crutch.  To really wake up that motor, you need to increase the C.R. 1 1/2 to 2 points. Good Luck.
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Trans Am Values / Re: 78 Trans Am with 50k original miles
« Last post by Aus78Formula on September 16, 2017, 01:51:07 AM »
It depends what your intentions are, you will always spend more than you will sell them for, parts or cars, and then factor in shipping of individual parts back and forth, don't even mention international shipping. If you are looking for an instant daily driver then fine. If you plan to tidy it up slowly as you go, then yes, you will likely replace much of it that was previously fine, but that may be suitable given the purpose, but it's still a fact even if it's not instantly. My comments were completely in context with condition and intentions.
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Trans Am Values / Re: 78 Trans Am with 50k original miles
« Last post by Stringer on September 16, 2017, 01:33:59 AM »
While I respect Aus78Formula opinion, I disagree on a few things. Good condition is always worth more than mediocre or terrible.  Not everyone who would buy it is looking to put $20-25K into it. I think you will find buyers that will want to a good daily driver they can bring to life with just a little work.  That's what I have done with mine. After 3 years it is almost done....its been an absolute joy to work on.

That being said....while rot on quarters and doors is better than rot on floors or around window seals - it is rot none the same.  There may be other bad things as well: suspension bushings, dirty gas tank, dry engine and transmission seals that may start leaking once driven, etc.

It is hard to estimate a price without pictures but I would say, if it is what you say it is, the 5K is probably a little low - especially if it is a 4 speed manual transmission with t-tops and factory a/c.  Some articles I have read say to estimate, over the base price, an additional 10% for each.

One technique you can used to judge the market and the value of the vehicle is do a craigslist search for Trans Am's in your area and others.  Make comparisons. What are others asking for ones in similar shape -better shape -worse shape?  But remember....just because they are asking for it doesn't mean it will sell for that amount.
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DriveTrain / Re: 400 Build Help
« Last post by tals225 on September 15, 2017, 11:19:56 PM »
Thank you. I will certainly talk to a local builder.
Do you think I should change the cam to something with a little less lift?
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Electrical / Re: Rt kick panel actuator install
« Last post by Stringer on September 15, 2017, 10:39:51 PM »
It bolts to the body after the panel is installed. Similar to the image provided.
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Cars for Sale/Wanted / Re: Houston, TX. 1975 Trans Am pro touring style
« Last post by gixxer711 on September 15, 2017, 09:41:39 PM »
Still available. More pictures and videos below.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ov2i55elzmkokz9/AAC2n4dcWduOD6IIvOIj0zwKa?dl=0
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