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Y88 Restoration and Identify this part
« on: December 03, 2015, 04:31:26 PM »
Some of the 78' TA w/400 owners might know what this is, and I'm sure Hitman knows.  But this is a part that was usually discarded when working under the hood.  It seemed to some that it was just a piece of metal that got in the way.










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1978 Y88  W72 WS6 4-SPD 79,000 miles
1987 Chevy K5 Blazer 7.4L Vortec 4x4
2005 Chevy Suburban 2500 8.1L Vortec 4x4
2006 Chevy Silverado Z71 5.3L Vortec 4x4

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Re: Y88 Restoration and Identify this part
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 04:51:11 PM »
I started a restore thread, for my Y88, a while back and never got past putting a cover on it.  I worked on my 87' K5 Blazer and that took up a lot of my time for projects.  You can see the K5 Blazer build at http://ck5.com/forums/threads/87-k5-cashbag.280733/.  I am going to try and start the process again.  Some of these pics were posted awhile ago and with all the new members they'll seem like new pics.







« Last Edit: December 03, 2015, 08:57:10 PM by wheels78ta »
1978 Y88  W72 WS6 4-SPD 79,000 miles
1987 Chevy K5 Blazer 7.4L Vortec 4x4
2005 Chevy Suburban 2500 8.1L Vortec 4x4
2006 Chevy Silverado Z71 5.3L Vortec 4x4

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Re: Y88 Restoration and Identify this part
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 04:53:13 PM »
Looks like the heat shield for the carburetor
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Re: Y88 Restoration and Identify this part
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 07:41:49 PM »
Yup choke shield, who can guess where this goes?

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Re: Y88 Restoration and Identify this part
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2015, 08:54:19 PM »
That's right.....heat shield.  I haven't found a part number for it and I have never seen one on e-bay.  Does anybody repro that part?

I found mine when I was inventorying parts and remembered how hard they are to find.







Start of restore thread from 2007......http://www.78ta.com/HTAF/index.php?topic=2851.0
« Last Edit: December 03, 2015, 08:59:58 PM by wheels78ta »
1978 Y88  W72 WS6 4-SPD 79,000 miles
1987 Chevy K5 Blazer 7.4L Vortec 4x4
2005 Chevy Suburban 2500 8.1L Vortec 4x4
2006 Chevy Silverado Z71 5.3L Vortec 4x4

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Re: Y88 Restoration and Identify this part
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 12:35:08 AM »
They are  repro'd
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Re: Y88 Restoration and Identify this part
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2015, 04:51:29 AM »
I believe they do repop them. I think I saw one on f body warehouse
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Re: Y88 Restoration and Identify this part
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2015, 09:00:24 PM »
I think Muscle Car Alley has them,  I think they are in New York ??
79 WS6-W72

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Re: Y88 Restoration and Identify this part
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2015, 02:45:47 PM »
I'm pretty sure 77 didn't get the choke shield.  The intake isn't drilled and threaded for it.  That choke shield got a specific bolt too.

Your car was a pretty nice one when it rolled off the assembly line.  You've got the best of the best Y88.

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Re: Y88 Restoration and Identify this part
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2016, 10:42:40 PM »
Dropped the gas tank today..........and guess what was still attached?













Not in as good of shape as the one I found behind the back seat, but still a keeper.  I had to put it in a plastic sleeve to preserve it as best as possible.  If you try to rub off the thick dust it also rubs off the words and numbers.

So far that's 2 build sheets for this Y88.
1978 Y88  W72 WS6 4-SPD 79,000 miles
1987 Chevy K5 Blazer 7.4L Vortec 4x4
2005 Chevy Suburban 2500 8.1L Vortec 4x4
2006 Chevy Silverado Z71 5.3L Vortec 4x4

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Re: Y88 Restoration and Identify this part
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2016, 12:36:12 PM »
The tear down has begun.













1978 Y88  W72 WS6 4-SPD 79,000 miles
1987 Chevy K5 Blazer 7.4L Vortec 4x4
2005 Chevy Suburban 2500 8.1L Vortec 4x4
2006 Chevy Silverado Z71 5.3L Vortec 4x4

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Re: Y88 Restoration
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2016, 12:46:16 PM »






1978 Y88  W72 WS6 4-SPD 79,000 miles
1987 Chevy K5 Blazer 7.4L Vortec 4x4
2005 Chevy Suburban 2500 8.1L Vortec 4x4
2006 Chevy Silverado Z71 5.3L Vortec 4x4

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Re: Y88 Restoration and Identify this part
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2016, 11:07:25 PM »
I am about to do a tear down on my 78 Y88 as well. I found my build sheet behind the back seat...sweet
1978 Trans Am SE Y88 W72
1978 Firebird Esprit 1 owner 6942 miles
1979 Trans Am Solar Gold
1972 Firebird 
1967 SS Camaro
1972 RS Camaro Baldwin Motion Clone

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Re: Y88 Restoration and Identify this part
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2016, 08:28:13 AM »
I've found more under the drivers seat than anywhere else.
Too many birds, not enough food.