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Offline RENOVATIONS

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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2007, 12:38:35 PM »
Turbo City out in Orange, California, has kits, and rebuilds turbos.
They advertize in Ricer magazines.
I'm sure that there are places in other cities by you.
Check the phone book in the big cities.

Hope this helps,

George  8)

George has already given you a good starting point for your search...have you tried them?
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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2007, 01:17:12 PM »
i kinda dont want to send my turbo off to ca because what would i do if it got lost in the mail
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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2007, 01:41:34 PM »
Then your only option would be to check your yellow pages for a local shop or buy a kit and attempt it yourself.
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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2007, 09:12:06 PM »
Uh,
You could insure it. ;)
Or, buy a replacement and pay the extra "core" charge.

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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2007, 11:00:46 PM »
what do you mean by that
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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2007, 11:05:44 PM »
If they have one in stock(they have used, rebuilt turbos for sale).
Most places don't only just rebuild your turbo.
They have others for auto shops, and charge a "core" charge, which is the price for a "used" unbuilt turbo.
Call them, and see it they have one in stock.
Some replacement turbos also have a adjustable wastegate rod, so you can turn up or down, your boost.

Hope this helps,

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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2007, 01:00:11 PM »
what kind of aftermarket turbo could i use and does my stock turbo have a adjustiable wastegate to up the boost
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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2007, 10:10:27 PM »
Call them, and they will tell you what turbos you can use.
As for your rod, is it solid all the length?
Or, does it have a two piece, where you can adjust it.
You have to show some pictures of the engine and turbo for anyone to see.

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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2007, 11:13:14 PM »
it is just a stock 301 turbo from a 1980 pace car and i dont know anything about turbo motors
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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2007, 11:24:11 PM »
it is just a stock 301 turbo from a 1980 pace car and i dont know anything about turbo motors

At the risk of insulting you, do you know how a turbo is supposed to work?  That might sound like a stupid question but a lot of people don't know about them.  It just means nobody has told them. :-\

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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2007, 11:42:56 PM »
If you haven't done it yet, I would suggest again that you order the GM factory service manual on CD that Brett sells on this site and also pick up a couple of engine rebuild books for good measure to help you get an idea of what you are dealing with.

And the easiest thing for you to do is use the internet. Do some searchs on the web, as well as here, and read everything you can get your hands on reagrding T/A's, engines, turbo units, restoration companies, etc....it  WILL help. The info isn't going to just fall into your lap...you're going to have to do some research to find all the answers you need for your project. Good luck.
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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2007, 08:46:08 AM »
it is just a stock 301 turbo from a 1980 pace car and i dont know anything about turbo motors

Have you gone through the entire thread here yet:

http://transamcountry.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=421

If not you might want to. It'll more than likely clear up a bunch of the questions you've asked. And I second/third/fourth everyone's mention that you need to pickup a couple manuals for your car. The one's Brett sells on CD are great because you'll never wear out the pages, get grease smudges on the pages, etc. Haynes and Chilton also produce some manuals which do supplement the CD's. Its these 3 items I've used to reassemble my Y88.

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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2007, 08:25:28 PM »
i have checked all around the internet and i just find all the same stuff and i am still lost
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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2007, 10:36:44 PM »
i have checked all around the internet and i just find all the same stuff and i am still lost

That's why I asked the basic question:  do you know what a turbo charger is supposed to do?  Understanding that concept is fundemental to understanding all the info you find on the web.  I'm really not trying to be a smarta$$ -- a lot of people don't know, and it's not necessarily intuitive.  Don't be bashful if you don't -- asking is better than not knowing.  Just raise your hand if you don't.

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Re: 1980 1981 turbo trans am pace car
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2007, 01:49:09 AM »
no you are not being smart i have never fooled with a turbo car all i know is that a turbo forces heat from exaust back into the motor to build pressure
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