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Offline Andy78TA

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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2010, 09:37:50 PM »
Today I took the car out for a ride and assembled the exhaust system. I unfortunately did not take any pictures but will next week. At the moment everything seems to be working out okay. I was even able to go to a show for a few hours near my house. The temp again stuck around 210 degrees running. It sounds a little hot to me but seems to be steady.
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2010, 09:43:00 PM »
Your killing me with no pictures or a video!  haha  Good to hear your car is up and running and back at the car shows! 

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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2010, 11:56:28 PM »
Here are some new pictures of painting under the hood. I was in a rush so there are not many and they aren't great but I will take more. I also still need to take pictures of the exhaust system but they are clamped on not welded on and I am eaiting for the welding haha

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After: (More after coming soon!)
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2010, 11:23:11 AM »
Everything is looking great!  Thanks for the pictures.  It is amazing what a little clean up and paint will do to get your ride looking good. 

Are you going to clean up the underside of your hood?  I did mine and it really made a huge difference when you pop the hood.  Here are a couple pictures. 

Keep up all the great work.

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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2010, 04:01:51 PM »
Yeah the underside was done but I am going to need to sand it and do it again as it doesn't look that great haha. More pictures will be up in about a week
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2011, 08:40:05 PM »
time to ressurect a dead thread... i told everyone it was  going to get painted... here are some pictures now that I saved up some absurd money :)









i also have about 1200 worth of parts coming in from classic industries on wednesday... more pics to follow!
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2011, 10:17:03 PM »
Nice work.  Looking forward to the pics after painting.

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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2011, 08:22:49 AM »
WAIT.....WHAT?   Is that double sun roofs?
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2011, 12:50:25 PM »
Hey Andy, what made you stick with headers? Just asking because I've been debating whether to upgrade mine or go back to to the RAM Air Manifold.
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2011, 07:52:01 PM »
WAIT.....WHAT?   Is that double sun roofs?

Yeah double sunroofs... they open to the side ha. Its a weird mod but nothing I can do now ha. Its not too bad though.... as for the headers I had to relocate a fuel line or 2 and I like the idea of headers but I am would not recommend the three tube design. I am thinking about getting another set of 4 tube headers. After taking these on and off a few times its not the biggest pain to take off but it takes some work . I can't speak for RAM air manifolds though, I have never had them. Let me know if you have any questions. I would be glad to help!
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2011, 12:15:42 AM »
Gotta love a 1978 T/A---- nice work brother
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2011, 09:40:25 PM »
some new pictures from today, the body work is pretty much done. They put it in primer so that they can see the last of the body work that needs to be done. The rest of the body work will be done tomorrow morning and its getting painted tomorrow afternoon and friday if everything goes according to plan.











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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2011, 06:23:52 PM »
Wow Andy, Everything is looking Great!  I can't wait to see it painted.

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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2011, 09:05:31 PM »
some pictures from today...








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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2011, 08:12:52 PM »
some new pictures for everyones enjoyment :)



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