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Offline LilSki

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My 79 TA
« on: December 07, 2009, 12:47:55 AM »
I just realized I have never posted over hear. So I figured I would start off with some pics of my love affair.

For those who do not know it is a 79 with 77 nose, 468, M-21, Hotchkis TVS, and 3:42 gear. Still not done as I still need to fit the wheel flares. I decided to spend the last few good days this fall fine tuning the mechanical side of things. This winter will see subframe connectors, g-braces, tubular upper and lower control arms from PTFB.   

Just a little cruise vid


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Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 01:01:08 AM »
very cool nice bird, im also planning on swapping out my 79 nose for a 77-78 nose. looks a lot sharper i think. welcome to 78ta
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Offline Anderson0741

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 01:11:19 AM »
I love the 79-81 tail lights. Car looks great.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 04:07:09 AM »
looks very nice,I see that you have 17" rims ,may I ask you what tires you run . do you have stock suspension ?

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 08:30:09 AM »
Hey thanks guys!

The tires are 255/45 R17 on all 4 corners. The springs are all Hotchkis but the front control arms are still stock or now. The front is still higher than I want it to be so I will probably end up cutting the front coils a tad. But I am going to wait until I get the tubulars in there as it may may change it even more.
Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2009, 08:58:36 AM »
You have a very nice T/A. I really like the 17" YO rims
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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2009, 11:25:52 AM »
my question is where did you find the shifter ball??? btw.. good looking ride and welcome to the site.
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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2009, 11:44:17 AM »
nice, I see you have manual vents in the interior, is that factory or did you install after an AC delete?

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2009, 12:30:38 PM »
Yeah the car is/was an AC car and I have the AC delete box on the firewall. As for the vents I just like the look of them better and like the function of being able to open each side. The top knob does nothing though as I still have the AC ducts behind the dash. I bought the panels new from Ames.

The shifter knob my father bought for me at a car show this past summer. There was a guy/vendor there selling them. I think my father mentioned he had a couple different pontiac/firebird/trans am knobs. I will look when I get home as I still have the sheet that came with it and will see if there is a website on it. It is a nice size ball and really fits well in your palm.
Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2009, 04:05:38 PM »
Very nice looking Bird inside and out. 8)  Great pics, thanks for posting.
Keith
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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2009, 06:08:30 PM »
Nice - what's in that 468?
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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2009, 09:16:05 PM »
The shifter knob I found out was a local guy who sells, maybe even makes, them. I have an email address and phone # I can give out so PM me if you are interested.

The 468 and car consists of:
-'69 Pontiac 428 block now 468 ci
-Steel Eagle Crank
-Forged H beam eagle rods
-Srp pistons
-Comp cams XR288HR-10 hydraulic roller 236/242 @.050 and .520/.540 lift
-Harland Sharp 1.6 Rockers
-KRE 85 cc heads
-Edelbrock performer RPM intake
-Holley 870 street avenger carb
-Doug's coated headers
-Pypes 2.5" Stainless exhaust
-Mallory Billet Distributor
-Hayes Billet Steel flywheel
-Centerforce 11" clutch
-Muncie M-21 32 spline
-3:42 gears out back
-Hotchkis TVS Suspension with tubular upper and lower control arms on the way
-Year One 17x9 Snowflakes
-4 Wheel Disc (Factory setup for now)

I think that is it....

I have plans for possible fuel injection and will probably be installing a Tremec 5spd with 3:73 gears next year.

« Last Edit: December 07, 2009, 09:24:26 PM by LilSki »
Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2009, 10:25:04 PM »
Hey Kevin thats one beautiful T/A you built there . I really like your mods,looks like you do some nice work

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2009, 10:26:40 PM »
This is probably one of the coolest cars on the site. You and that other guy with the pro touring 76 t/a are neck and neck for baddest ride on the forum in my book.


Here's the other guys http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=17007.0  . You guys both have the two coolest cars on here in my opinion.
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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2009, 10:31:57 PM »
Just watched your second video ,love that exhaust sound! Wish mine sounded like that . I was trying to make out the tach ,I think you were under 4500 rpm?