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Restoration / Unleaded Fuel Decal / Label Placement 1976 TA
« Last post by sanctuarycabin on July 19, 2016, 12:45:59 PM »
Checking if anyone has an original 1976 TA whereas I can get a photo or more info of the unleaded fuel decal placement.   I read some info for a 1979 unleaded fuel decal here on this site - but not sure if that is applicable to a 76 car?  (Which indicated it was placed on the bumper - below the license plate and readable when license plate is in the closed position.)  IS that the same for a 76 TA?  My assembly manual unfortunately doesn't show it.  I want to show the car and if there is a exact location such as 1/2 inch from bumper edge, please let me know.  I have purchased several decals some have some smaller lettering of the unleaded fuel and some have a larger text.  Is the smaller text more correct? 
Suspension / Re: Replaced break booster, extra rod part?
« Last post by Flounder55 on July 19, 2016, 11:44:06 AM »
So.. you did not convert the rear to disc? If not I don't have a clue. If so then what I wrote previously applies
Trans Am Information / Re: Validating the w72 engine on a 78 trans am
« Last post by Aus78Formula on July 19, 2016, 03:58:39 AM »
Many years on anything could have been swapped or added, paint jobs given, decals removed or never readded. What heads are on it, large casting code. Does it have chrome or blue valve covers? Is the aircleaner snorkel adaptor round end trumpet or has an adaptor and flat snorkel shape?
Electrical / Re: Blower motor stopped working
« Last post by Stringer on July 18, 2016, 11:52:33 PM »
OrangeCrush79 there will definitely be a relay.  The blower motor wiring works the same with or without the A/C.  Where the relay is located with on a no A/C car I am not could be behind the inner wheel well next to the blower motor.

The only way I know to test the blower motor without removing the inner fender well is to locate the power lead that goes to it and attach power directly from the battery.  The blower motor itself only has two wires going to it - a ground (attached to the firewall at the motor) and a power wire (that comes off the relay).

If you cannot locate the power wire you may have to pull the inner fender well.  It isn't too difficult to remove and put back. You may have to wrestle with it a while but you will figure it out. 

To remove:
- Remove all bolts that attach the inner fender well
- Push the well up and back to clear the fender lip
- Pry the front section of the well over the front portion of the sub frame
- Pull the front of the well down until it clears the sub frame then rotate it clockwise and it will come out. 

To put it back:
- Place the rear of the well in first
- Rotate counter clockwise until it binds on the finder lip
- Push the well up past the sub frame
- Use a screw drive to pry between the fender well and fender to get the well to set behind the finder lip
- Bolt it back in
Suspension / Re: Replaced break booster, extra rod part?
« Last post by cobray on July 18, 2016, 10:15:41 PM »
it originally had disk in front, same as before.
Electrical / Re: Blower motor stopped working
« Last post by OrangeCrush79 on July 18, 2016, 10:13:13 PM »
Hi Stringer,
            I lost all speeds when the blower went. Nothing! I don't have a/c in my car so I don't know if there is a relay and where it would be located. I already installed a brand new resistor and still don't have the blower working.
           What else could cause the blower motor for not working? Can the blower motor be checked without removing it? I want to check it to see if it still works. If it doesn't - then that might be the problem. Anybody have the procedure on how to check to see if the blower motor still works? :-\
DriveTrain / Re: Rear end identification
« Last post by Aus78Formula on July 18, 2016, 09:56:04 PM »
A lot of casting codes, some were carried through the years and tell you nothing useful. G113 could be plant and date code, haven't checked what others have though.  3.08 posi sounds typical.
Trans Am Information / Validating the w72 engine on a 78 trans am
« Last post by happy81724 on July 18, 2016, 09:53:28 PM »
I just bought my first classic car and it's a real nice 1978 Gold Trans Am with the ws6 and w72 packages.  It came with a ton of original paperwork and doesn't need much.  I had a mutual friend help find it and on Wenesday he will take it to the shop to have his mechanic look at the engine.  The question I have is how do I validate the w72 engine.  I have done a ton of research but I can't get to the vin on the engine.  I found an A178 above the two spark plugs on passenger side but no idea what that means.  I was looking for the codes on there to validate the package.  The one reason I am a little concerned is the shaker doesn't have any decals which I read could be a L78 engine.  I am hoping all numbers match but just curious is there any easier way
General Discussion / MOVED: Rear end identification
« Last post by kentuckyyeti on July 18, 2016, 05:10:11 PM »
Shows and Events / Re: How many going to the NATS this year
« Last post by Flounder55 on July 18, 2016, 03:52:39 PM »
I will be there Friday and Saturday....staying at the Hampton Inn down the street. Leave Parkersburg,WVa Wednesday, in Columbus Thursday, Dayton Friday.
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