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Suspension / Coil spring choices
« Last post by Cecil07 on October 01, 2021, 10:45:22 AM »
Im having to replace my 76 ta front coil springs (they are broke). There is soo many choices and being that I live in Canada,  makes things a bit more pricey. I've found a set  on line with a sprjng rate of  319.  Engine plans are a 5.3 or 6.0 ls with either a 4l80 or 6l90. Any thoughts on if the 319 springs will work ?
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Restoration / Flloor pan question
« Last post by bcwoods on September 30, 2021, 05:42:04 PM »
so you can see both rear corners where the seat belts bolt in are rotted out.I have the full rear floor pan replacement. Would it be better to replace as little as possible or just make it easier in my opinion and just replace the whole section at once. Thang....on typing o did notice is the replacement panel has the hole for the anchor nut nut no nuts included
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Restoration Projects / Re: This is Ruby AKA "The Project"
« Last post by Nexus on September 30, 2021, 08:54:03 AM »
So, I recently pressure washed the block and heads with hot water, dried them with air and heat, and coated everything in WD40 to keep the rust at bay. I then reinstalled the pistons into the block, reinstalled the crank, and when I started torqueing the connecting rod bolts, my torque wrench apparently was crapped out because I broke one of the studs. Furthermore, the gamble I took on ordering standard stock connecting rod bearings didn't pay off because the crank had already been ground once. Should've taken the 10 mins to measure but like a big dope, I didn't!!

What to do?

Well, I decided to retrieve the spare 301 that I pickled, pulled the crank and pistons from it and much to my amazement, the crank looks great. Also this crank has never been ground...I measured so the connecting rod bearing I already purchased will fit this crank. I also punched out a rod stud and replaced the broken one with one of the 16 spares I now have!

We shall see how all of this pans out!!

BTW...Torque wrench went into the scrap metal bin!!
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Trans Am Values / Re: 1977 403
« Last post by tony1980 on September 28, 2021, 09:36:36 PM »
No ball parks?
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Restoration / Re: 79 TA full rocker replacment
« Last post by bcwoods on September 28, 2021, 02:13:52 PM »
Ok thanks for the tip, that makes sense. One last question I Circled the tab in reds thats suspect. THe rocker is pretty much where it needs to be but that upp tab has a 1/4 or so gap, If somehow I could move it up that high, it would no longer be level to each side. any ideas?
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Restoration / Re: 79 TA full rocker replacment
« Last post by RENOVATIONS on September 28, 2021, 06:25:43 AM »
.... does the outer skin wrap around and under this tab then its sandwich together?

From factory, yes.
A lot easier for them to spot weld joining points as the shell comes together ...not so easy for those of us replacing individual panels.
What I have done in the past...a solid weld (actually alternating  tack welds) across the bottom of the dog leg of quarter where it meets the top of outer rocker.

Grind welds flush...THEN use the edge of a cut-off wheel to lightly cut-in the "appearance" of a seam in that same area.
It will look the same as the factory seam with a lot less headache
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Trans Am Values / Re: 1977 403
« Last post by tony1980 on September 27, 2021, 08:49:52 PM »
Sorry for the delay as well
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Restoration / 79 TA full rocker replacment
« Last post by bcwoods on September 27, 2021, 08:28:10 PM »
OK SO I decided to replace the whole rocker assembly and for the most part I have it with in  1/16 of the other side (Up and down) that is factory. SO my question is  how close do I need it? I know these cars were not super tight so when can I say thats good enough. ALso How does the rear quarter attach to the rocker ? I see tabs on the inner structure? but does the outer skin wrap around and under this tab then its sandwich together?
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Trans Am Values / Re: 1977 403
« Last post by tony1980 on September 27, 2021, 02:21:32 AM »
https://youtu.be/aadfKu8Qdfw

All my pics were to big so here's a video lol
To my knowledge it's matching, not much in mods, except sway bars and ac bypass
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Paint and Body / Re: Sandblasting issue
« Last post by Aus78Formula on September 18, 2021, 03:32:45 AM »
Pic too small to tell, it'd soon be covered in rusty fingerprints otherwise. And yes, sandblasting will leave somewhat of a rough surface and ideal for a good base primer to bite into. But can't tell if it has anything or not, easy to ask them. You'll be needing to clean it anyway, never know who's greasy hands have been on it prior to paint.
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