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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2009, 02:52:22 PM »
That's more instructive than where I was gonna' tell him to stick it  :D :D :D
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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2009, 03:26:25 PM »
Thats charming!
I come on here to add a little wit to your otherwise dull existence and all i get is abuse!

Right as soon as theyve finished experimenting on me im coming over, oh and by the way............

A fender is a WING
A hood is a BONNET
A air cleaner is a AIR FILTER
And pants are UNDERGARMENTS !! 


etc etc so there! and if you dont like it tuff wotsits with a cherry on top i said it first so there, no returns.  :-*
Power is nothing without Control.

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2009, 05:02:28 PM »
And a trunk is a BOOT... ;)

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2009, 06:45:19 PM »
And a trunk is a BOOT... ;)

Good man!!
Power is nothing without Control.

Steve, :-)
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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2009, 09:57:26 PM »
Deluxe vs Standard interior? Has this already been posted?
Formula wheel vs my wheel whatever it is (with the wood grain thing or w/e)
Fisher vs Hurst t tops, mentioned previously?

The members of this forum if handed a new 78 t/a in pieces, could probably assemble it in an hour or two.
We could probably make our own "haynes" style manual except waaaay better, that'd be cool. :D
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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2009, 12:53:06 AM »
The '78TA Complete Book On 2nd Generation Trans Ams Volumes 1 - 12 ;)
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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2009, 01:08:17 AM »
Deluxe vs Standard interior? Has this already been posted?

http://www.78ta.com/interiors.php


Formula wheel vs my wheel whatever it is (with the wood grain thing or w/e)

What's up with that? Time for you to get the correct style wheel for your Formula ;)



Fisher vs Hurst t tops, mentioned previously?

http://www.78ta.com/ttops.php



I'll be the first (and last  ;D ) to admit I don't know it all (very far from it).
But I feel that collectively, we come pretty close here. The one thing I have learned is the more I do learn, the more I find I didn't know.  :P

I just felt this would be a good place to put some answers for questions that seem to come up pretty often.

Hopefully others will feel free to add some good info to this thread.... :)

Jeff

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2009, 04:56:04 AM »
lets
And a trunk is a BOOT... ;)

Good man!!



lets not forget that a wrench is a SPANNER   :) ;D
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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2009, 03:40:13 PM »
See more EXCELLENT information has been added!

Soon well be able to talk to each other properly................. its the dogs bollox! lol

Right im off to go and work on the jam jar, before the trouble and strife starts !
Power is nothing without Control.

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2009, 04:08:26 PM »
Good info so far guys...

How about...

What battery should I get as mine's shot? Yellow top from Autozone, Diehard, etc. Make sure it has enough cold cranking amps - can always go bigger!

My car starts slowly when hot? Could be a hot start issue as its typical on these cars. Check timing and/or wrap your starter in a heat shield. Heat Shields are available from Jegs and Summit Racing

I want to replace the electrical harnesses in the car. Where do I get one? A couple places....M&H Wiring Harnesses are drop in. If you're not going for a points resto you can use a Painless wiring system available through Jegs or Summit. The Painless system will require additional work to retrofit to your car.

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2009, 12:22:44 AM »
Pontiac Engine #'s locations:



2 letter block code (front of engine/RH side):




Partial VIN stamping ( matches car if original engine...front of engine/RH side):




Block casting # (rear of engine/RH side/right of distributor)




Date/assembly #'s (near distributor shaft hole):




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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2009, 01:32:00 PM »
another one i see a lot lately is how to strip paint to bare metal

options

take it to a meda blaster
sand it with a sander
aircraft stripper (donot use on plastic or ruber)
a strip disc

after it is stripped prime it with an epoxy primer (it is the only non porus primer) to keep from it rusting
speed kills drive a ford and live forever

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2009, 01:38:24 PM »
another thing i would like to see some day is a commen parts inter change thread so we can know what years will work with our car
speed kills drive a ford and live forever

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2009, 06:53:10 AM »
Sorry jeff.......... :-[

I think Pat raises a good point, especially for me, its hard to source certain parts here and knowing that a different Gm model or year will fit would most certainly help.
Ie if i want to uprate the brakes on my car would a system off another newer Gm car fit?
I know that you can do this on certain European cars alot of stuff is just a straight bolt on swap.....
Power is nothing without Control.

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2009, 02:38:41 PM »
back up....was the fender the big flat thingy w the pretty birdie?  :P