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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread (Skip to Page 9!)
« Reply #135 on: May 29, 2012, 04:49:18 PM »
Here's a teaser for you guys:
Just got a NOS shifter plate in today to add to my interior parts.


NOS Shifter Plate by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

And a shot of the barn as I was wrapping up for the night:


Barn by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

That is all for now for ya'll!

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« Reply #136 on: May 29, 2012, 06:13:46 PM »
Shiny ;D
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« Reply #137 on: May 29, 2012, 10:23:15 PM »
That it is! Here's another quick teaser for you (UPS arrives later than USPS here). These were waiting for me after doing some work in my shop:

Quick teaser for you guys, I walked out of my work shop this evening and there was a nice package sitting on my door step:


Roller Tip by MercurioJJ, on Flickr


Roller Lifters by MercurioJJ, on Flickr


Roller Lifter by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

These are some NICE pieces! Can't wait to get the camshaft in now.

That is all for now,

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« Reply #138 on: June 07, 2012, 09:43:28 PM »
   Very cool my friend. I'm doing the same thing to my TATA. Curious to see where you go with yours. Also, if you need any pics of the way it looks from the factory, mine has 48K OE miles on it, and is in excellent condition (I know, you're asking yourself why did I tear it apart?). I have lots of pics if you need them....  ;)
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« Reply #139 on: June 12, 2012, 11:06:06 PM »
Billy, I need tons of pictures! I'll contact you about getting my hands on those. And I've been following your build for over a year and a half now, it's a freaking blast to watch! I'm not at all curious as to why you tore it apart, as it's going to be one mean TATA when you're done! Thanks for dropping in and following, it feels like Chipper Jones coming to watch me play little league! ha.
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« Reply #140 on: June 12, 2012, 11:07:03 PM »
Alright, I've finally got a photo update for ya'll!

Here's a shot of the stock 403 cam:


Stock 403 Cam 2 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr


Stock 403 Cam 1 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Got my custom grind in! It's an Erson Roller Cam, cam cards final specs are:
Lobe separation angle: 110+4
Overlap: 72
Intake Opens: 39
Intake Closes: 71
Exhaust Opens: 82
Exhaust Closes: 33

Valve Lift: .544 on both intake and exhaust

Duration: 290/294 (int/ex)

7/4 Swap

These specs are at 110, not .050. I'll put the .050 if ya'll want.

Here's some photos:

Boxed up!:


Erson Cam Box by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

The cam:


Erson Roller Cam 3 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr


Erson Roller Cam 2 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr


Erson Roller Cam 1 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Erson Cam vs. 403 Stock cam:


Erson Roller & Stock Olds 403 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

The overall quality of this camshaft is flawless and beautiful. Cannot wait to get it in the motor and run it. Visually it looks great, no nicks, scratches, machine debris or anything. I highly recommend Erson and PBM.

That's it as far as the cam goes. Any questions, please feel free to ask! Anyone using a roller camshaft in the future remember you MUST buy a cam button to keep the cam from walking!


I have started restoring the pulleys and brackets on this car as well. New or restored ones from a parts supplier are upward 200 bucks! I restored these with a TON of elbow grease, and $8 rattle cans. I'll be posting a step by step that I use with photo's in the Restoration section when I start the next set of brackets:

A/C Bracket:


Alternator Bracket Finished 2 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr


Alternator Bracket Finished 1 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Water Pump Pulley:


Water Pump Pulley Finished by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Crank Pulley:


Crank Pulley Finished by MercurioJJ, on Flickr


For anyone looking for really good info regarding building Olds 403's, check out my engine build in the Drivetrain section for a LOT of good info.

More coming soon!

JJ


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Re: TATA Y89 Restoration/Pro-Touring Build Thread (Skip to Page 9!)
« Reply #141 on: June 18, 2012, 10:32:17 AM »
Billy, I need tons of pictures! I'll contact you about getting my hands on those. And I've been following your build for over a year and a half now, it's a freaking blast to watch! I'm not at all curious as to why you tore it apart, as it's going to be one mean TATA when you're done! Thanks for dropping in and following, it feels like Chipper Jones coming to watch me play little league! ha.
90% of the pictures are in my gallery on this site... just FYI  ;)
-Billy

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« Reply #142 on: June 18, 2012, 07:23:07 PM »
Thanks Billy, I'll poke around and find them!
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« Reply #143 on: June 20, 2012, 10:05:20 AM »
  Yea have fun! There are a TON of photos  ::)  This is going on for over two years now HA!
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« Reply #144 on: June 21, 2012, 01:38:12 AM »
Billy, I feel your pain! Paying rent, tuition, fraternity dues, beer, and to top it all off building a Trans Am (which is where the beer comes in....) makes it go really slow in the funds department! Just trying to work with what I've got for now. The 403 is going to be great and worth every dime though!

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« Reply #145 on: June 24, 2012, 05:10:11 PM »
Well, assuming the funds are there, this weekend it looks like I'll be loading up GATA on the trailer and heading for North Georgia to get it to the shop doing my restoration work. I'll keep you guys posted!

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« Reply #146 on: June 29, 2012, 01:29:08 AM »
Well, today and tonight have been somewhat depressing but also joyful! Spent the first half of the day on the phone with the shop making sure they had room for me. Spent the second half tracking down a trailer (Sometimes living in a small town sucks), and the third half getting the Trans Am ready to roll, and loaded up. Here it is 1 AM and it's finally all loaded up. My barn is empty, and the Trans Am will be leaving my possession for the first time since I drove it 400 miles from North GA over 3 years ago. I guess it's great that it's finally going! Just sad to not see it out front anymore.

Anyway, enough of my blabbing, here's some pictures!

Forgot I took the interior out...and we needed a driver, so this was the best we could come up with ,here's my fraternity brother and roommate "driving."


JB Driving by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Got it up on the trailer!


Car on Trailer 4 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Me and one of my childhood best friends, my "little brother" in our fraternity,  and favorite buddy to work on cars with. We've been working on cars since 17 years old with our first rides and he's helped me with this car every step of the way (I'm the SHORT one by the way):


Car Me and Jon by MercurioJJ, on Flickr


And off we go!


Car on Trailer 2 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Here's the barn...empty. It's bitter sweet! Time to start building that monster 403.


Empty Barn by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

I'm headed on a 300 mile journey to the restoration shop tomorrow morning bright and early. I'll have TONS of pictures, they've always got cool stuff in there. See ya'll tomorrow, hope you enjoy!

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« Reply #147 on: July 01, 2012, 06:02:22 PM »
For the first time since I bought the Trans Am, it is no longer out in my driveway or workshop! It's now sitting up at a family friend's restoration shop in Marietta. Took some fun pictures of the travel there and back yesterday. I left South GA at 8, got home around 2:30 AM, driving a grand total of 646 miles! Here's some pictures from the fun:

Ready to head on out in the morning, about 7:45 :


Morning by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Freaked me out a few times rolling up I-16 wondering who was about to rear end me! Then I realized...it was just my car:


Mirror by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Made it through downtown Atlanta around 11:30ish AM or so, no traffic! :


Atlanta Morning by MercurioJJ, on Flickr


Atlanta Morning 2 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Pulled into the shop, and to my excitement saw my long time high school buddy's old Tonka truck parked out front. His dad owns the business, and the shop manager is now driving this truck. It is a highly modified (luxury mods that is) Ford F-150. If you can name it, this thing has it going on inside, we lived it up in highschool in this truck!:


Tonka by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

And here's the last two sights I had of my favorite thing I've ever owned. Next time I see it...well who knows what it'll look like! C'ya!:


Last Sight by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

I had terrible timing and managed to hit ATL in rush hour, which made for a very unpleasant ride but downtown is always a decent change of pace from the backwoods:

 
Atlanta Afternoon by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Heat index of 121!! Unreal!


121 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Passed my old high school hangout! Spent many and many summer days right here at The Ted:


Turner Field by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Got south of Atlanta, and swung by Summit and picked up some ARP rod bolts, they had a great car on display!


Summit 2 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr


Summit 1 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

Finally, back to my country back roads and no more traffic:


Country by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

I made it home, 646 miles and 19 hours later! It was a blast, got to visit my family, sister, and girlfriend as well. Dad met me at the shop. Going to miss my car, but now I can focus on building this engine to put back in it!

I'll keep the updates coming a lot more steady now as well. Going to miss not having this car out in my workshop:


Last Sight 2 by MercurioJJ, on Flickr

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« Reply #148 on: July 02, 2012, 06:00:31 AM »
nice trip jj looking forward to seeing it
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« Reply #149 on: July 02, 2012, 07:57:25 AM »
That was beautiful Man!  Beautiful!  :'(