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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #60 on: April 06, 2012, 03:46:36 PM »
Finally getting some good news on the car. It was A Bad Modulator. He already has it replaced and ran it, total cost $30. Smoke is gone, and runs strong.  He is going to keep the car over the weekend and really look at some other areas of the engine bay so I can finally enjoy the car for more than 1 day before something else breaks.

Im gonna dump a gallon of Holy water on this thing when i get it back ;)
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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2012, 03:53:44 PM »
Finally getting some good news on the car. It was A Bad Modulator. He already has it replaced and ran it, total cost $30. Smoke is gone, and runs strong.  He is going to keep the car over the weekend and really look at some other areas of the engine bay so I can finally enjoy the car for more than 1 day before something else breaks.

Im gonna dump a gallon of Holy water on this thing when i get it back ;)

I'm gonna unplug the cigarette ligher when I get mine built..........IF I ever get it done...........

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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2012, 06:58:10 PM »
Keep with it ...this car will be worth it in the end
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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2012, 09:20:10 PM »
Keep with it ...this car will be worth it in the end

I Know it will! The 70-73 Style has always been my favorite, and Loved the Lucerne Blue with White the most. I bought my 76 last year, because at 22 I could not afford a car like this. I never gave up looking for a way to get one, and This is/was my dream car, So I will stick with it as long as it takes.  Thanks for the Support!!
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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #64 on: April 06, 2012, 09:37:25 PM »
Good to hear it was worked out. Just remember..
 
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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #65 on: April 07, 2012, 08:32:25 AM »
Which God did you make mad?  haha  Seems like the year of "issues"

Same one I did, I guess...........

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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #66 on: April 07, 2012, 03:51:21 PM »
White smoke is water.

Blue smoke is an oil of some sort.

Black smoke is carbon (Fuel rich).

Green smoke makes people smile.

White smoke and transmission ???
Transmission and tail pipe ??
white smoke is definitly trans fluid and yes when the diaphram goes bad in the modulator it sucks tranny fluid into the engine, water is STEAM and looks like white smoke but disapates very quickly, good news is the valves and piston tops are probably clean now. I am glad it is back on the road for you
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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #67 on: April 07, 2012, 03:58:46 PM »
Got one in the stash, hard to find delco's.
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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #68 on: April 07, 2012, 09:48:06 PM »
What don't you have? ::)
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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #69 on: April 07, 2012, 10:16:31 PM »
When this guy needs parts for his 78 TA, he buy's them off of me.
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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #70 on: April 08, 2012, 12:34:40 PM »
White smoke is water.

Blue smoke is an oil of some sort.

Black smoke is carbon (Fuel rich).

Green smoke makes people smile.

White smoke and transmission ???
Transmission and tail pipe ??
white smoke is definitly trans fluid and yes when the diaphram goes bad in the modulator it sucks tranny fluid into the engine, water is STEAM and looks like white smoke but disapates very quickly, good news is the valves and piston tops are probably clean now. I am glad it is back on the road for you

Thanks man! I should be getting it back sometime tmrw!!

When this guy needs parts for his 78 TA, he buy's them off of me.

Haha Thats Awesome Burd!

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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #71 on: April 10, 2012, 12:46:01 AM »
Just got the car back today. Was a Bad modulator. He also said my Exhaust manifold gasket was bad, so that was replaced as well. Took it out for a few hours and everything seemed fine again. Hopefully this is it for repairs. Wish me luck :)
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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #72 on: April 10, 2012, 05:47:31 AM »
good luck
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Re: Post fire repair update...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #73 on: April 10, 2012, 10:53:33 PM »
Well, The days of my 71 may be coming to an end. There is something about this car that is "unfixable". Had the car out again last night with no problems. Then today, once again merged on the Expressway, and Nothing but white smoke...trans Fluid again. The modulator was just replaced yesterday. It seems the problems arise when merging on, at high RPMs. My car runs about 3000 at 55 and when mergng at a normal rate I was around 4000-4500 RPM and then smoke.

After this mechanic said be careful but you could drive home if not smoking at Low RPM, so I got off and nursed it home up to 2500 rpm and there was not a single puff of smoke. I am baffled about this. Any ideas what I should do? 

I am starting to think this car Really is Possessed. Anyone see Christine?
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Re: The Problems Continue...My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2012, 11:12:29 PM »
Are you sure it is trans fluid and not antifreeze/water? Does the engine oil look ok, is there any traces of milkiness? If the modulator was leaking badly there could still be traces in the muffler that are burning off especially during higher rpm and forced out heavier with increased exhaust pressure.I would think the trans fluid would be more blue though.
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