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Electrical / 1981 Trans Am Turbo Engine Control Module
« Last post by Garrett1308 on October 18, 2014, 09:10:24 PM »
I recently got a 1981 trans am as a buy out for my 68 roadrunner. It's in great shape other than needing paint and getting it on the road after 15 years of sitting outside. It is almost ready to go, but my ECM is out and I can't find it. I've heard that it is either behind the glove box or the passenger kick panel. I pulled the glove box, and it isn't there, and I almost had the kick panel out, but it was stuck on something and I didn't want to risk breaking anything, so I left it be. I did get a glance behind it, but I didn't think I saw it. So before I try at it again, I thought I might have a go at posting something on a forum and see if anyone here could help me out.
Much appreciated,
     Garrett
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DriveTrain / California smog legal LS swap in a 78 Trans Am? anyone done it?
« Last post by T/A_BRO on October 18, 2014, 08:46:59 PM »
I have a 78 Trans Am with 131,000 miles that burns a lot of oil and instead of fixing or rebuilding the 403 to pass smog, I thought an LS swap would be cool. I've done a few LS swaps already but in pre-smog cars. I was wondering if anyone has done a smog legal swap and how hard it was?

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Restoration Projects / Re: A link to my TA project
« Last post by raguza123 on October 18, 2014, 07:57:28 PM »
I have continued to tear it down, now I pulled off the AC lines and the compressor and condenser, put them away except the condenser, will be cleaning it up or replacing it, and will be going in with the rad support. No oil leaked out of the AC lines at all, not sure if it's normal?
Pulled the alternator and the air pump off, there was a bracket holding the air pump on that I know doesn't belong, anyway the pump is seized and the fitting that ties to the back of it is broken off, all the hoses are off and boxed up. Thinking about leaving it off and putting it all away.
Haven't tired to turn her over yet, will be pulling all plugs and putting Marvels oil in the cylinders, I found on my #4 plug had  moisture on it.
Time to find a good degreaser?
I have one question I can not find where the dual snorkel air cleaner came from, I know it's not stock?
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Parts for Sale / MSD HEI module
« Last post by jonathonar89 on October 18, 2014, 10:40:45 AM »
MSD HEI module with built in programmable rpm limiter.  Set any rpm limit you want without having a large external cdi ignition box.  It has about 20min run time so it's pretty much brand new.  I'm also including an original GM 990 module.
$80
http://www.msdignition.com/Products/Ignitions/Circle_Track/Road_Racing/83647_-_HEAT_HEI_Module.aspx
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Parts for Sale / Re: 77-81 twin turbo hood for sale
« Last post by jonathonar89 on October 18, 2014, 10:37:50 AM »
Interesting, where are you located
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Parts for Sale / Re: 1979 W72 400 Quadrajet
« Last post by jonathonar89 on October 18, 2014, 10:36:55 AM »
Sold
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Suspension / Re: power steering pump pulley
« Last post by ski27fever on October 18, 2014, 09:53:52 AM »
thanks for the tips guys.I didnt realize they made a special puller for these,and now have purchased one from harbor freight (cheap Chinese made) but it worked.   
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Trans Am Information / Re: 1980 T/A chevy motor?????
« Last post by RENOVATIONS on October 18, 2014, 07:55:19 AM »
That sounds like a nice find..probably not a lot of them left out there that haven't been modified.
Another thing to look for on a 305 equipped T/A is the absense of chrome splitter exhaust tips. They got straight tailpipes like the Camaro.


then in 81' it was available everywhere, but only as a 4 speed.
With exception to Canada where the 81 305 T/A was an automatic.
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Trans Am Information / Re: 1980 T/A chevy motor?????
« Last post by winks79 on October 18, 2014, 07:27:18 AM »
79' was last year for 400/403. 80' and 81' all you could get was the 301 and 305. 80', as stated, 305 was a Cali car only, then in 81' it was available everywhere, but only as a 4 speed.
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Trans Am Information / Re: 1980 T/A chevy motor?????
« Last post by dodgeram106 on October 18, 2014, 12:54:13 AM »
Ok......Thanks......It was a Cali car to with no rust at all very clean body.....This is a complete factory car with no mods or any thing...It has been in storage  for about 20 years......
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