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Thanks LilSki. I took flywheel to a local machine shop who has re-surfaced many flywheels. The gentleman said that all flywheels get cracks from the constant heat/cool cycles, and that mine wasn't that bad. He charged $25 to re-grind mine and sent me on my way saying that this flywheel had never been re-surfaced and that it will be fine. So, that saved me alot of money and so I splurged for a Centerforce dual-friction clutch and PP. Next I need to replace the rear-main seal using an expensive $80 Viton that they claim will not leak like the rope. Then I will paint the motor and drop it back in. Can't wait. To the point of discussion, I have it on good authority that Pontiac 400's are internally balanced. But boy what alot of back and forth and confusion there is on this subject on the web.
Restoration Projects / Re: A link to my TA project
« Last post by 81Y84TA on October 23, 2014, 04:09:15 PM »
Added more pics to my link, I was stalled needed to find a garage, moved in and ready to battle what I'm dealt with, found rust clumps on the spark plugs, the #1 &2 cyl.
drained the oil and about a gallon of clear water came out, the engine had green anti freeze, then the oil came out, it was grayish blk. in color
Restoration Projects / Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Last post by smelly$cat on October 23, 2014, 04:07:23 PM »
Nice work!
Restoration Projects / Re: 1979 TA Restoration project
« Last post by smelly$cat on October 23, 2014, 03:53:47 PM »
Here are some more pictures after further dismantling


This tin piece is pretty rusty on both sides of the car...

Driver side quarter panel is straight. Passenger side quarter panel has had some work around the light lens at one point.

Is this dash "capable"?

All of the fenders look good and rust free under the spoilers or whatever they are called

The radiator support "wall" if you will has some surface rust on it, but, is pretty light. Down low on the drive side is probably the worst but I think it can just be sanded off and painted.

Pretty much got all of front bumper area removed. Is that cooler that is just hanging there stock? Looks like it runs back to the transmission.

Anyway, that's where I'm at now. I can't get the spoiler off the trunk lid. Bolts are off but it's just on there nice and firm. Some sort of adhesive tape used? I think the spoiler is in good shape and I want to salvage it. Do I "need" to remove it? I'm thinking yes for a proper paint job.

Shows and Events / Possibly the Last Nice weekend NE Ohio
« Last post by on October 23, 2014, 01:51:54 PM »
Heading Up to Annabell's Dinner Saturday evening for what might be the last car cruise for the year. : (     LOL
General Discussion / Re: New site about Catoosa County Sheriff T/As
« Last post by b_hill_86 on October 23, 2014, 11:54:32 AM »
That's some cool info. I've seen pictures online of some old LE T/As but never any info on them.
General Discussion / New site about Catoosa County Sheriff T/As
« Last post by dblhh on October 23, 2014, 10:46:22 AM »
I know there have been previous articles and information posted about the Catoosa County Sheriff using T/As in the 1970s, but I just came across this website and it has some photos and information I had not seen. (The article attached to the website I have seen elsewhere.)

If you click on the link for Pontiacs, there are some more stories about T/As being used by law enforcement.
DriveTrain / Re: New guy turbo question
« Last post by Hardlanding on October 23, 2014, 08:47:43 AM »
I think everyone is missing my question here, I am asking if anyone hooked the turbo up to the 400.

but thank for the responses
Parts for Sale / Hood and fenders
« Last post by BigJR on October 23, 2014, 03:14:31 AM »
1978 Firebird hood and fenders. Would like $250 each, Not firm. No rust & no dents. In New Port Richey, Florida
Parts Wanted / 79 on down Trans Am Non A/C dash bezel with pulse wipers
« Last post by pontiacwarrior on October 22, 2014, 11:32:21 PM »
Hello I am looking for a 1979 or earlier Trans Am Non A/C dash bezel with pulse wipers....Thanks Robert
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