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Offline kjkjkcjkcj

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project UPDATE 12-20-11
« Reply #135 on: December 21, 2011, 08:01:19 AM »

I can't wait to see you fill up the rear deck with speakers - that is wicked looking!

and from the looks of that motor he will be filling it with white smoke as well!
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project UPDATE 12-20-11
« Reply #136 on: December 21, 2011, 08:49:48 AM »
Nice work on the car so far...I really like it and the ideas your using on it!!
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project UPDATE 12-20-11
« Reply #137 on: December 21, 2011, 05:24:56 PM »
Thanks for the continued support on the build, I am really getting anxious at this point! We have made good progress, but 417 Motorsports had an open house so we bolted the front end back on and cleaned it up a little bit. I have to say just cleaning the year and a half of dust and dirt off sure did get me going again though.

The turbo's are only 62mm each, so not really that big all in all. As far as boost goes, I only plan on running around 9 psi on the street as that should make close to 700rwhp, but for road race and drag race as long as I can make the car hook, it will be around 14 to 18 psi (max).
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project UPDATE 12-20-11
« Reply #138 on: December 23, 2011, 01:07:35 PM »
got started on the clutch master install, it is a TICK adjustable. Used a copy of a DSE bracket and cut out the firewall around it. Still have to box it in on the firewall, but looks like it will work like a champ. I also threw up some pics of the brake master and steering shaft, wasn't happy about doing the two pivot steering shaft, but that was the only way to get it to work with the stock manifolds.








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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project UPDATE 12-20-11
« Reply #139 on: December 28, 2011, 05:36:02 PM »
All I can say is, Too Cool! 

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project UPDATE 12-20-11
« Reply #140 on: January 18, 2012, 09:16:08 AM »
Alright,

through the floor subframe connectors are done along with splined sway bars front and rear. The front bar is a 1 1/4" .188 wall bar. The rear is a solid 7/8" bar, but used an 1 3/4" tube to slide it into in case I ever want to put a big bar in the back for drag racing. The subframe connectors have tabs that slide into the subframe and then are held on with 6 bolts a side, so subframe can be removed still.

started fitting the turbo's last night as well, hope by the end of the week to maybe have the turbo headers (factory manifolds) holding the turbo's in place.

here are some updated pics

















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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project UPDATE 1-18-12
« Reply #141 on: January 23, 2012, 03:19:33 PM »
Twin Turbo headers DONE! We got the passenger side done Saturday, but Blake at 417 built the driverside this morning and sent me some pics, so here they are. Waste gates should be in this week, so hope to have those added to the headers by the weekend. Now we can get the tranny cross member drawn up and to the water jet to get cutout.  Also hope to have the exhaust done back to the x pipe too pretty quick.  Turbo's did end up being too low so I will have to run a scavenge pump on the oil return of the turbo's.















78 Trans Am - twin turbo iron block LS1, T56, 9"

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project TWIN TURBO KIT UPDATE
« Reply #142 on: January 23, 2012, 09:09:57 PM »
One word: impressive!! :o
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project TWIN TURBO KIT UPDATE
« Reply #143 on: January 24, 2012, 10:40:38 AM »
All things considered, the turbos being saddled so low and everything else underneath makes me not really care much about the topside.  Seeing your car on the rack is definitely a good thing.  It seems like the pace of the build is really picking up.  Can't wait to see it shred pavement......maybe some vids of track/autocross time?

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project TWIN TURBO KIT UPDATE
« Reply #144 on: January 24, 2012, 11:05:08 AM »
All I can say is WOW!  Just amazing.  I can't wait to see what is next.  I wish I had your fab skills!!

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project TWIN TURBO KIT UPDATE
« Reply #145 on: January 24, 2012, 12:36:22 PM »
Thanks for the continued support guys! I as well can't wait to get this thing going, my goal is to make power tour. Although a long shot it will happen at least it gives me a goal to strive for.


All I can say is WOW!  Just amazing.  I can't wait to see what is next.  I wish I had your fab skills!!

I wish I could take credit for the fab work, but Blake at 417 Motorsports is the talent behind that. I am just the guy that cuts where he tells me to cut, and then I put it together after he builds it lol
78 Trans Am - twin turbo iron block LS1, T56, 9"

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project TWIN TURBO KIT UPDATE
« Reply #146 on: July 24, 2012, 01:09:53 PM »
HOLY CRAP!!!  long time awaited, but it's finally home from 417 Motorsports, chassis is done with the exception of some rollcage bars since it is easier to work on without them in the way. car will go out for body work now then I can start stabbing this thing together finally!

here are the last pics of the chassis work and at home in it's garage spot for the first time.







78 Trans Am - twin turbo iron block LS1, T56, 9"

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project TWIN TURBO KIT UPDATE
« Reply #147 on: July 24, 2012, 02:28:12 PM »
SOOO SICK. Can you even turn those wheels???
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project TWIN TURBO KIT UPDATE
« Reply #148 on: July 24, 2012, 03:04:24 PM »
they turn lock to lock no problem, just not sure about once I am cornering hard into a turn. I'm not getting my hopes up on leaving it this low just in case. I figure worst case I will have to raise 1/2" or so. With the sway bars that are on the car it shouldn't move too much though.

and Thanks for the compliment!
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project TWIN TURBO KIT UPDATE
« Reply #149 on: July 29, 2012, 01:11:32 AM »
Man I have been waiting FOREVER to see updates of this thing. Damn this car is so sweet. I want a ride in this so bad. You have got to be proud.
Justin
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