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Electrical / 77 gauge cluster
« Last post by 77TRANS-AM400 on June 26, 2016, 02:47:14 PM »
Does anyone know what goes to the open screw hole above the speedo, it's just to the right of the light socket hole ???? I can't get my pics to work.  The light socket itself has a ground wire running to the ash tray but that screw hole is just open, when everything else has as screw or stud to it???
Help please
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Restoration / Re: wiper motor
« Last post by blackbeauty79 on June 26, 2016, 10:30:58 AM »
Thanks. When we bought the car it was almost 100% naked..so we are putting it back together...Where does the pump on the bottle go? Since I do not have a bottle either ;) ha.
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Restoration / Re: wiper motor
« Last post by Aus78Formula on June 26, 2016, 10:25:21 AM »
Just the plain with pump on washer bottle
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Restoration / Re: wiper motor
« Last post by blackbeauty79 on June 26, 2016, 10:23:22 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply! I have just the on and off switch on the dash. Which motor would that be? I see they come with the water pump on not on it.
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Restoration / Re: wiper motor
« Last post by Aus78Formula on June 26, 2016, 08:58:30 AM »
There's only 2 types for a 79 TA, one has the water pump on the motor side (Pulse), the other runs up from the water bottle with pump in base (Standard). So you can also tell by the washer bottle, and also by the wiper switch on dash if simply on and off or has the intermittant of the Pulse.
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Restoration / wiper motor
« Last post by blackbeauty79 on June 26, 2016, 07:20:37 AM »
I have a 79 TA, how do I know which wiper motor I need?
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Parts Wanted / Re: Driver side mirror
« Last post by acgwinn on June 26, 2016, 05:25:32 AM »
I'm sure I have one.  P.M. me your email and i'll send you some pix.  Damian.
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General Discussion / Re: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
« Last post by Field truck on June 26, 2016, 12:19:27 AM »
Howdy from Texas.  Shopping for 2gen to build as a Bandit road racer.

Great forum!
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DriveTrain / Build my 400
« Last post by gixxer711 on June 25, 2016, 10:16:21 PM »

I have a 75 Trans Am with a stock rebuilt 400. I just did three days of the Power Tour. The car did great except that I am pushing oil out in a few places, I believe. It doesn't leave puddles, I mean while driving at rpm, especially since I just put 3.23 gears in the car with just under 27" tires. I think possibly the rear main seal, oil pan and the oil filter adapter are my culprits. They rebuilt the motor with those horrific 8 valve relief / chamfered edge pistons which I confirmed with a digital scope. While I have the motor out to reseal, I was thinking of bumping the power up somewhat, but on the tightest budget I can get away with. I want to reuse as much stuff as possible to keep the costs down. I am not trying to build a big horsepower motor, just something to have a bit of fun with while I spend the next couple years putting together a much bigger motor using a better block. Plus I need to have it ready to do the long haul on next years Power Tour.

I am hoping I don't find any surprises once inside. Hopefully a quick rehone and pop the new Pistons and rings in.

What gaskets and rear main seal do you recommend?

I found a set of 6x-4 heads really cheap. I would like to do a quick clean up and fix what is needed and maybe add a better set of springs that the heads do not machined for and can reuse the stock retainers, rockers and push rods. Keep the oil shields on the springs or ditch them?

I want to replace the Pistons with the EDIT: Speed Pro forged 4 valve relief flat tops. Which rings?

Cam, timing chain and intake to work with the stock heads with the better springs, 3.23 gears and what I would guess to be around 8.5ish compression? Who has the correct lifters?
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Restoration / Re: 403 olds
« Last post by boomer10 on June 25, 2016, 07:05:53 PM »
ok, found pictures, also found lots of odd and ends either bypassed, disconnected or just not replaced.
this is a x code t/a 10th anniv.  Daytona 500 pace car, drove it out of showroom in 3/79.  came with all Daytona 500 stickers.
paid a lot to have it rebuilt, restored. about 80% completed.
beat the hell out of mechanic for screwing up, this was over 15 years ago, no internet to search for correct parts., back then. just got it registered this month. will either sell or continue-hell of a lot of little things to find and fix.
car runs great, beautiful paint and superbird and nascar and Daytona 500 billboards. engine rebuilt.
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