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???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« on: May 03, 2009, 01:50:29 PM »
 I didnt think there was a 403 4speed.

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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 02:41:18 PM »
There isn't ... at least not from the factory.
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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 03:21:17 PM »
No they only made the 403 in an auto. prob because they didn't want people over reving them and with an auto the odds of it happening would be less likely.  so you don't spin a bearing.
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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 04:08:25 PM »
that is what i told the guy.  I no there was no 403 4 speeds.
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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 05:12:17 PM »
Can you even bolt a warner t10 4 speed on a 403 olds
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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009, 05:30:19 PM »
There's no pilot bearing location on the 403.  You have to either get it machined or swap the crank.  Have him send you a shot of the engine - that'll tell you if it's a 403 or a 400 - he may not know the difference.
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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 06:00:50 PM »
 i asked him for pics. and the vin #
its a 301 4speed car with a 403, i think.
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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2009, 06:04:21 PM »
OK ... pix help
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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009, 06:17:17 PM »
he asked me if I want it or not for 3k . I told him hell ya. I'll take the rarest of all the trans am's , one of one 403 , 4 speed.  ::)  :P
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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009, 10:18:25 PM »
you should ask him for a photo of the pedals. perhaps he is mistaking the emergency brake for a clutch pedal
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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2009, 06:16:45 PM »
I was bored today so I called the guy.  Let me say that this guy was interesting to listen to.  He talked about that he has a M21 tranny ready for the car that's sitting inside his bedroom!!!!  I explained to him that I was confused about his listing.  I said..."what motor is in this car?  Pontiac never had a big block or small block, the only 403ci motor they've used was a Olds motor which they've never installed with a 4sp tranny."  He said that it was indeed a 403.  So I asked where the oil filler was...."was it on in the front center of the engine or in the middle of the dr. side valve cover."  He said it was on the side.  So, I said OK so it's not a 403 but a 400.  He said no, it's a big block 403. (?) 
Anyway you put it I'd stay away from the guy because I'm sure the car is hacked and wacked unless you could get it for under $1k.  You'd think since he's hoarding parts in his bedroom he's just a Poncho nut like us but the further we got into our conversation I don't think he even clearly knows his own name or address.
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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2009, 06:26:45 PM »
LOL!!!!!!!!!!

......but the further we got into our conversation I don't think he even clearly knows his own name or address.
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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2009, 06:46:57 PM »
haha i beleieve that there are cooks out there.
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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2009, 07:33:03 PM »
I talked to him, trying to ask him stuff or tell him that motor and trans will not go together.  he doesn't no his head from his a$$.

the dudes crust fell off his sandwich a long time ago.
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Re: ???? 403 4 speed 1979 ????????
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2009, 07:40:39 PM »
How is a reliable car if the tranny is in his bed room ? Ill bet his name is cletus and he can count to potatoe.
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