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Offline darcurr

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Yet Another TATA
« on: May 24, 2010, 07:11:18 PM »
I've noticed there are a few other TATA projects going on right now.  Well, like the subject says, here's another.  I just got it back from IN, and it definitely needs some TLC.  Fortunately the body is pretty much rust free, except under the battery, but even that isn't real bad.  Z-bart(sp?) undercoating and being stored in a garage for the last 20 years helped.  I'm still in the air exactly what I'm going to do.  I really would like to yank the 403 and drop in either a 455 or LS1, but part of me says that a bad idea due to the fact it's a TATA.  So for now I'm going to start with the no brainers.  First off, the brakes.  While they work, they're pretty sketchy.  While I'm there I'll go after the rear end.  I thinking a 3:73 gear well do well, and I'm taking the Z-bart off and painting the rear the dark grey like the top of the coupe.  Then the fuel tank.  After that I'll go after the interior.  I plan on posting pics of my progress.  What's the easiest way to do pics, photobucket?

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Re: Yet Another TATA
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 09:35:19 PM »
What's the easiest way to do pics, photobucket?

You can either sign-up for a free membership at a photo hosting site like www.photobucket.com , load your pix there and then post the "IMG Code" of the pic directly into your post here
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load your pictures on this site by following the "Gallery" link at the top of this page.
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Re: Yet Another TATA
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 07:40:30 PM »
So here it is in the garage finally

ta 001


ta 002



ta 003


I'm still trying to figure out what's going on with the rear seat.  Guess it's a good thing I was going to replace the covers anyway. 

Project#1
new tank

Anyone know how come I have 3 lines going to the tank but only two out of the tank?


ta 004

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Re: Yet Another TATA
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 01:06:03 AM »
Anyone know how come I have 3 lines going to the tank but only two out of the tank?

The lines you should have are fuel, return, and vapor.
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Re: Yet Another TATA
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010, 04:20:51 PM »
Anyone know how come I have 3 lines going to the tank but only two out of the tank?

The lines you should have are fuel, return, and vapor.


That sounds right, and I guess I should have counted on it being wrong.  I'm on the prowl for yet another part....

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Re: Yet Another TATA
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010, 06:38:32 PM »
Nice project!!

I like the TATA
Charlie
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Re: Yet Another TATA
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2010, 09:46:59 AM »
Nice project!!

I like the TATA

Thanks, I'm with you.  Just wish a 455 was factory, but I don't think I'll let that stop me ...... >:D

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Re: Yet Another TATA
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2010, 10:34:48 PM »
Well it was looking like rain, so no painting the gas tank today.  Since everyone likes to beat on stuff, I figured I'd work on the battery tray.  Should have taken a pic with the tray still in, but here's what i found lying in wait.....

ta 006

Then I noticed....

ta 007

Good thing someone got that extra metal out of they way.  Besides, razor sharp edges make the car go faster.... ::)

Anyone have pics of what it's suppose to look like?  I'd like to fix it right.

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Re: Yet Another TATA
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2010, 11:42:06 PM »
Welcome to the club! Nice starting point, looking forward to following this
JJ
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Re: Yet Another TATA
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2010, 06:53:10 PM »
Well it's been a while and I know some purists won't care for this, but I prefer a blacked out underside.  So here's the new tank....

ta

Now I just have to wait for the tank isolation pads to get here.  Guess I'll get the battery tray put in while I wait.

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Re: Yet Another TATA
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2010, 10:07:15 PM »
That looks great, I like the blacked out tank!
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Re: Yet Another TATA
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2011, 09:27:44 PM »
Ok so I know this topic is old.  I can't help it.  I moved, new job, you get the idea.  I now live in a box on the 14th floor in downtown Atlanta.  I have given up the diy resto on the TATA.  Does anyone know of a reputable place in Atlanta that can fix my old girl right?