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Offline TransAm_Stan

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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2011, 04:59:59 PM »
Thanks Shank.  I am goiing to need it!!

I forgot. 

I also procured MOST of a shaker base.  It doesn't have the "snout" on it.

Also ordered a new tail light panel.

Stan
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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2011, 03:57:16 PM »
Good luck with the car :) It will turn out great ;)
So that 76' 455-4spd was a lot of work to get good again?
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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2011, 08:47:09 AM »
Brian,
 
I did not even consider the heater core.  I had visions of resealing the windshield, pulling the dash apart etc.

What you say makes sense 'cause the "water" does not seem to be evaporating.  It is behaving just like a 50/50 H2O & glycol.  Kinda greasy & not evaporating. GREAT suggestion / observation!

Sounds like this is not an easy procedure.  Is there a "how to" somewhere from those that have been there before?  Might save a few 4 letter words! 

EDIT:  Never mind I found what I needed.  It does not sound like fun.  Easier, I am sure, than removing a windshield & resealing it!

Those floor pans look like swiss cheese.  I would freak out if I pulled the carpet up & saw that!  Good luck on your project!

Regards,

Stan

No problem.

BTW: That photo I posted is of my Y88 during resto. The results are in my signature line after (3) body shops. My wallet and bank account are a ton lighter due to a few poor decisions I won't get into.

So like I said, you have one heck of a good starting point with yours. Good luck!

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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2011, 02:31:45 PM »
How is this one coming along?
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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2011, 08:27:59 PM »
How is this one coming along?

Hi all.

Was in the process of replacing sheetmetal around the rear quarter area.  Went to FL. to race motocross. Came back home with a broken wrist.  I am at least 2 months out + rehab before I can touch the car again.

Have only had the car a month or so but i needed a break!  LOL  I sure got one. Literally!

Will post more when I get back into the swing of things.

Stan
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76 white with blue/white interior. 400 4 sp.(ongoing project)

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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2011, 02:05:25 PM »
Oh, sorry to hear stan, get well!

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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2011, 09:23:25 PM »
OUCH!!!

I take a brake from mine all the time.  I'm down to about 5 hr's a week on it.

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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2011, 04:32:18 PM »
Howdy all.

Not much to report except one tidbit on the 76. 

I have procured one of the holy grail parts (as far as I an concerned) for the 76.  I needed this to get me going again on the rear sheet metal.

Any guesses?







Stan

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76 white with blue/white interior. 400 4 sp.(ongoing project)

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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2011, 04:56:22 AM »
Hummmmmmm?
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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2011, 09:42:15 AM »
Thats a pretty big box, I wonder what's hiding in there???
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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2011, 04:20:56 PM »
Great work so far stan. Your killin us man whats in the box??????? Keep up the good work, its alot of work but well worth it.
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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2011, 04:36:38 PM »
im voting air compressor
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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2011, 04:49:16 PM »
eroc I would say your right, but we all still wanna see it. If it is how big and 2 stage or one lol
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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2011, 10:55:59 PM »
You cats are killing me with the guesses.   ;D

Suffice to say all the guesses are in the cold to freezing temperature zone.

Stan
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Re: TransAm_Stans 76 400 4sp Project
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2011, 12:32:37 AM »
Sand blaster?