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Offline yoshi78TASE

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1978 TA SE
« on: October 04, 2010, 10:56:30 PM »
This is my '78 Trans Am.  I've had it about five years.  It is a work in progress.  Maybe when I get out of engineering school I'll have more time and money to spend on It.

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Re: 1978 TA SE
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 11:02:29 PM »
very sweet car welcome to the site.
-1979 Trans Am Ws6, W72 400, holley 650, #62 heads (toy)
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Re: 1978 TA SE
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 11:03:00 PM »
what haev you done to the motor?
-1979 Trans Am Ws6, W72 400, holley 650, #62 heads (toy)
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Re: 1978 TA SE
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 11:30:27 PM »
Welcome to a great site ,and thanks for posting pics . Got any more and bigger?

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Re: 1978 TA SE
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 12:12:19 AM »
Welcome, looks like a sweet car.  Automatic?

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Re: 1978 TA SE
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 09:34:49 AM »
What intake and carb are you running? Motor looks super clean. With that intake, was there a clearance issue? I see your shaker in the first pic but not mounted on the intake. Just curious
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Offline yoshi78TASE

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Re: 1978 TA SE
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 11:13:52 AM »
The intake and heads are a Performer RPM by Edlebrock and the carb is a Holley 770 street avenger. The photos are about 2 years when the engine was rebuilt.  I mounted the shaker to the hood.  Clearance was not as much an issue as much as the style of carb.  the stock air clean didn't sit right with the bowls on the holley.  I had a 750 Edlebrock that worked with the air cleaner but the car like the holley a LOT better.

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Re: 1978 TA SE
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 11:15:15 AM »
It is a TH350 auto.

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Re: 1978 TA SE
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 11:18:10 AM »
The pictures are just some I had saved on the computer.  I'll post some new ones when I get a change.

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Re: 1978 TA SE
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 11:41:46 AM »
Nice looking ride.  Just a warning to you though, I would put a different air cleaner on there unless you want to risk burning up your ride.  Those air cleaners are known to catch fire.
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Re: 1978 TA SE
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2010, 12:22:08 PM »
I just noticed it looks like Aluminum heads too huh?
Justin
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Re: 1978 TA SE
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2010, 01:32:32 PM »
Looks good :) nice Trans Am :D
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Re: 1978 TA SE
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2010, 03:06:06 PM »
My friend had that same breather on his mustang and it caught on fire.  I have a 10 inch edlebrock on there now.  Can't go any larger than that.  At one time I had a 11 inch extreme by K&N but it hit the inside of the shaker and broke the bolt off coming out of the carb.