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Offline Nathan_DK

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Re: '75 Trans Am project LOTS of pics!!!
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2010, 04:08:23 PM »
Holy cow! That is some fantastic work! I wish I had that much attention to detail. Great work on your T/A!

And please tell me you're keeping those wheels on it. They look perfect for the car.

Thanks!

And yes, I will definately keep the wheels. I really like the snowflakes, but like many other parts of my car, I like to make it a little different, without ruining the classic appearance. Besides, I went through a lot of trouble getting them!
'75 T/A 455 T-tops ('77/'79 clone)
'90 Audi 200 turbo quattro 20V

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Re: '75 Trans Am project LOTS of pics!!!
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2010, 04:19:55 PM »
Very nice work you're doing a great job, maybe you can introduce us the the other T/A in the background  later on ;) I have to admit I really like that ram air hood on the car in the first shot I may have to look around for one on another project.

Thanks!

Well the one in the background was my first T/A. After a couple of years of owning it, I discovered that it was originally a '76 Formula, that had been converted to a '77 T/A. That really didn't bother me, it was a great car with nice custom interior, and a very powerful Olds 403. I had it for four years, before I decided to start over with a T-top car. But I never imagined that my "new" car would need this much attention.
'75 T/A 455 T-tops ('77/'79 clone)
'90 Audi 200 turbo quattro 20V

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Re: '75 Trans Am project LOTS of pics!!!
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2010, 04:44:35 PM »
What are the specs of the 455? I would love to be able to port heads. Great looking car too.

The porting wasn't too hard to do, but it took quite a lot of time. I think it turned out great, but time will tell.

I chose the Lunati Voodoo 60902 hydraulic flat tappet cam along with matching lifters and springs. It matces the RPM range i'm looking for, and I like a noticeable idle, like my old(s) 403 had! The intake will be Edelbrock performer RPM and then a Speed Demon 750CFM e-choke vacuum secondary carb on top. A set of 1.5 ratio roller rockers will also be part of the package. I'm very excited to see how this engine turns out. I think I will go for a TCI Saturday Night Special torque converter. Anyone with experience on this one?
'75 T/A 455 T-tops ('77/'79 clone)
'90 Audi 200 turbo quattro 20V

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Re: '75 Trans Am project LOTS of pics!!!
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2010, 05:11:22 PM »
nice looking ride and welcome aboard
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Re: '75 Trans Am project LOTS of pics!!!
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2010, 01:13:35 PM »
Nice car you got there :) I live in Norway and got 2 T\A's :)
"79 Trans Am tenth Anniversary Edition"
"81 Turbo Trans Am"
Sad to see that people part out T\A's :( especially saveable ones

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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2010, 09:52:04 PM »
Looks great - love all the attention to detals.  Paint the heads  ;)  (Belushi to Akroyd on fixing the cig lighter in the Blues Brothers)
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Re: '75 Trans Am project LOTS of pics!!!
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2010, 05:48:34 AM »
Welcome to the site, and the cars look Bad A**

nice work
Charlie
1979 Transpit...(T/A Clone) (19 years and counting)

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Re: '75 Trans Am project LOTS of pics!!!
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2010, 09:26:07 PM »
Wow great job man, I hope to be able to do this extensive of a resto in a few years. The engine looks magnificent.

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Re: '75 Trans Am project LOTS of pics!!!
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2010, 05:04:12 AM »
Nice car you got there :) I live in Norway and got 2 T\A's :)

Thanks! Do you have snow chains for your T/A's? ;o)
'75 T/A 455 T-tops ('77/'79 clone)
'90 Audi 200 turbo quattro 20V

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Re: '75 Trans Am project LOTS of pics!!!
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2010, 05:07:12 AM »
Looks great - love all the attention to detals.  Paint the heads  ;)  (Belushi to Akroyd on fixing the cig lighter in the Blues Brothers)

As soon as the pain arrives, I'll paint the heads. AND the rest of the engine...
'75 T/A 455 T-tops ('77/'79 clone)
'90 Audi 200 turbo quattro 20V

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Re: '75 Trans Am project LOTS of pics!!!
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2010, 09:15:39 PM »
very nice

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Re: '75 Trans Am project LOTS of pics!!!
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2010, 01:10:06 PM »
Nice car you got there :) I live in Norway and got 2 T\A's :)


Thanks! Do you have snow chains for your T/A's? ;o)
Lol :p only use them in summer days, and no, don't have any snow chains :P
"79 Trans Am tenth Anniversary Edition"
"81 Turbo Trans Am"
Sad to see that people part out T\A's :( especially saveable ones

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« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2010, 06:36:51 PM »
nice work....
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Re: '75 Trans Am project LOTS of pics!!!
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2010, 02:45:31 PM »
Can we see the final finishing pics...
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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2011, 12:50:48 PM »
Can we see the final finishing pics...

Well, not much has happened since my last post. It's not really motivating, when the temperature in my workshop is below freezing. I did a little more work on the engine, though. It's almost ready to be dropped in now. I need to make some longer engine to transmission alignment dowels, because I'm using the adaptor plate. Here's a couple of pics of the engine



'75 T/A 455 T-tops ('77/'79 clone)
'90 Audi 200 turbo quattro 20V