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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2009, 02:55:30 PM »
Do you mean WING?

I think im going to have to post elsewhere about Brake upgrades......
Power is nothing without Control.

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2009, 08:30:53 PM »
Woman USA > see Sheila >OZ
Sorry Jeff, the nonsense continues.

Jeff, I think you (well all of us) need to get some of this stuff into a separate location - a whole section to itself call "FAQ - read BEFORE you ask" or whatever works.  The block photos, for instance, is a thread, nobody posts to it (Brett/Hammer could lock it out) - it's named "How to Identify your Pontiac block" or whatever makes sense.

Add Rick's cam tech series thread
Lee's power window mod
Russ's electrical trouble shooting hints for temp, lights, sensors, etc.
Larry's 403 hop-up bible (a snoozer but people want it)
Etc.

Perhaps if someone has a good idea/basic information, we could add to this NEW section and ONLY the author can modify it based on updates/new info received from other members.  Sort of a Wiki for 78ta.com.

We'd need a moderator or two, they'd lock it out and we'd refer people to this new board/section.  Brett's done some of it on the main page but perhaps those links can just be added to this new "BEFORE YOU ASK" location.  Make sense?

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2009, 11:36:04 PM »
can anyone tell me how I can get the shifter knob off the gear selector so I can remove the center console,I am in the process of changing the carpet.

Rik

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2009, 12:50:54 AM »
can anyone tell me how I can get the shifter knob off the gear selector so I can remove the center console,I am in the process of changing the carpet.

Gently lift up the shift button with a small flat blade screwdriver to get the button off....  then you will see the snap ring that holds the shifter knob on...remove the snap ring and the knob will slide up and off.
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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2009, 10:10:01 PM »
I will give it a try,Jeff

Thanks for the help.

Rik.

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2009, 10:27:40 PM »
Happy to help...check back if you have any problems.
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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2009, 11:06:20 AM »
Hey! That's my shaker at the top! Love that Mayan Red in the light...

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2010, 10:06:40 PM »
All right, we have to come up with a definitive post for each of the Trans AM Tech sections. I mean for Paint and Body we need to have all the information for the shaker/tail panel FAQ's on there stickied, this should be done for each of the sections like interior etc. That would help.
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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2010, 01:23:23 AM »
Jeff, thought I'd add this tidbit w your permission. The date code below is: I=October/27= 27th day/7= 1977.




From Wallace Racing's website:

Pontiac used the same codes on different year blocks.To differentiate them it will have to be determined what year the block is.Next to the distributor hole there is a casting number that has a letter with 2 or 3 numbers. The letter is the month of manufacture- A=Jan. B=Feb,etc.
The next number or two is the day, but sometimes the factory left the first part off, i.e. 5 could mean 5,15,25.The most important is the last number,it is the year of Manufacture it is not always the model year,as most blocks are cast a few months before the car is made.



http://www.wallaceracing.com/index.htm

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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2010, 09:23:40 AM »
Jeff, thought I'd add this tidbit w your permission. The date code below is: I=October/27= 27th day/7= 1977.


"I" is September in my books.  "J" is October. Your opinion may vary, though.  ;D
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Re: Before You Ask...
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2012, 01:59:12 PM »
Here's another good one, just so everyone knows the bird on the hood and all around the car is a Pheonix not a screaming chicken. I know most people know this but it really ticks me off when other people call it a screaming chicken. How disrespectful. Its not just a car its a lifestyle.
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