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Re: Today I...
« Reply #400 on: September 10, 2015, 12:51:04 AM »
What's really bad is the huntsman spider in Australia...  Never going to Australia for that reason alone.

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« Reply #401 on: September 10, 2015, 02:47:46 PM »
Yesterday........me and a friend took our TA's on a road trip.


Nice!  That's an @#$%ing cool pic!  :cool:

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« Reply #402 on: September 10, 2015, 02:53:16 PM »
Thanks Mumbles.....thats the wifes handy work
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« Reply #403 on: September 10, 2015, 04:13:17 PM »
Yes, that is a really neat pic. I like the structure of the bridge as well, where is it located? Looks like something around Wheeling WVA.
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« Reply #404 on: September 10, 2015, 04:19:26 PM »
That is going from Perryville MO to Chester IL over the mighty Mississippi
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« Reply #405 on: September 10, 2015, 04:23:43 PM »
Yes, that is a really neat pic. I like the structure of the bridge as well, where is it located? Looks like something around Wheeling WVA.

I grew up 20 minutes from Wheeling. Claysville, PA. I miss all the bridges of that area. They make for really cool photos. RoadKing77, are you in that area?
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« Reply #406 on: September 10, 2015, 05:21:31 PM »
Yes, that is a really neat pic. I like the structure of the bridge as well, where is it located? Looks like something around Wheeling WVA.

I grew up 20 minutes from Wheeling. Claysville, PA. I miss all the bridges of that area. They make for really cool photos. RoadKing77, are you in that area?
No I am in the extreme North Eastern part of Maryland. 2 mi. south of PA and 6mi west of DE. I have travelled just about everywhere east (and parts of the southwest) of the Mississippi on my motorcycle. That bridge reminded me of the Wheeling area.
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« Reply #407 on: September 11, 2015, 08:19:39 AM »
Started the search for a used Chevrolet TH350, so I guess it's a matter if I sell it first or find one and fix it and then keep it.  Though if I keep it there's so many things I need to do before I'm comfortable driving it for long distances, physically and mentally.  For one I need seats with recline and some side support, the stock seats are horrendous.  Also need to at least get the blower motor replaced so I have heat and can bring in outside air which is better than nothing.  I'd also like to improve the crash safety somehow since it's my daily driver, I won't do anything to warrant it but you never know with everyone else out on the road.  I refuse to take it onto the interstate for that reason, which I'm just not a fan of the interstate regardless of what I'm in but being in something with late 70's crash safety technology I really don't want to take it beyond 50 mph.  Would want to do a disc conversion on the rear along with Hydroboost.  Would also want to upgrade the suspension and put on 17's with modern high performance tires.  Eventually a manual conversion with a hydraulic clutch would be in order, and then fuel injection.

Maybe I am better off selling it after all...

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« Reply #408 on: September 11, 2015, 11:11:38 AM »
Box.....search car-part.com
That is a national salavge locator.
You can get some 4th gen seats and a used th350 on there.
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« Reply #409 on: September 11, 2015, 01:04:15 PM »
Seats I don't mind buying from a junkyard, as what you see is what you get.  Not so much with a transmission, for all I know the trans is the reason the car was junked and that'd be my luck.  I found someone on eBay with good feedback that sells rebuilt TH350's for $450 and a core, but they're in Rogersville, Tennessee.  I honestly wouldn't have the slightest idea on who to use locally, all I know is that there's at least one rebuilder out there that doesn't know what they're doing and with my luck I'd end up going to the one that did the one sitting in the car now.  I've tried getting in touch with the previous owner to find out who he got it from as I can't recall who he said, but that's been a dead end.  Then again there's no telling with a used auto transmission either, even if you get to test drive it.  That's part of my reason for hating automatics, one minute they appear fine and then they're dying or dead the next.

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« Reply #410 on: September 11, 2015, 01:19:07 PM »
I wonder what it cost to ship a trans...........i have a local guy here in IL that did
mine for $400.00.  That was new sprag, friction and plates, a 2000 rpm stall, and shift kit.
I refer all of my customers to him.
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« Reply #411 on: September 11, 2015, 01:32:55 PM »
It'd have to be shipped through UPS or FedEX at the least, if not freight.  I think a TH350 is around 130 or so pounds dry.  Plus I only get one day to do it using the shop, so I'll need the transmission with me when I go to do it.  I'm not wanting to spend a lot on another TH350 that I'll ultimately want to replace, it'd be different if that's what I wanted.

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« Reply #412 on: September 11, 2015, 01:36:40 PM »
It'd have to be shipped through UPS or FedEX at the least, if not freight.  I think a TH350 is around 130 or so pounds dry.  Plus I only get one day to do it using the shop, so I'll need the transmission with me when I go to do it.  I'm not wanting to spend a lot on another TH350 that I'll ultimately want to replace, it'd be different if that's what I wanted.

X2.  Had my motor shipped via UPS freight.  I think they could beat $400.
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« Reply #413 on: September 11, 2015, 01:39:35 PM »
$400.00 was the total price for the rebuild.
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« Reply #414 on: September 11, 2015, 01:40:22 PM »
$400.00 was the total price for the rebuild.

Oh, misread.  Sorry...
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« Reply #415 on: September 11, 2015, 01:42:44 PM »
Which that's pretty inexpensive all things considered.  I wish I had a personal shop with a lift and workbench, etc...  I'd just rebuild it myself for the princely sum of $75 for the ATP master kit, or I'd probably splurge for the $225 Alto red master kit.

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« Reply #416 on: September 11, 2015, 01:50:23 PM »
I understand
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« Reply #417 on: September 11, 2015, 06:27:23 PM »
Hey Box, you could have a set of Subframe Connectors installed. When my cousin took out his T-Top '80 Z/28
on a pole was when I decided to buy the SFC for my car before I really start driving it. Figured that since mines a hardtop and with SFC it might just stand a chance of being rebuilt after a crash like that.  Just a thought, I hope your transmission search goes well too!
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« Reply #418 on: September 11, 2015, 06:43:33 PM »
Today I.....
ran the numbers on the glovebox RPO sticker in the '00 S10 and found out that it has 4.11 gears, non locker rear though. I might end up buying a '87 2.8/auto Sport Coupe Camaro.
1977 HardTop T/A: 347 LSx Build,3.905" Wiseco 25cc dished pistons,forged rods, OE crank,BTR Stage 2 turbo cam, ARP Main+Head Studs,

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« Reply #419 on: September 11, 2015, 08:26:19 PM »
Today I.....
ran the numbers on the glovebox RPO sticker in the '00 S10 and found out that it has 4.11 gears, non locker rear though. I might end up buying a '87 2.8/auto Sport Coupe Camaro.

A 6 cylinder and a Camaro.  How dare you....  LoL no j/k g/l with purchase.


Heh, as for me, Today I... did a very important update on my T/A resto thread and did some body work (GASP) on my 2000 Camry.  Probably the first rust removal that car has seen in 15 years.
1976 T/A 400, 4-speed swap.... 

Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

It's all trial and error until something lines up...

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« Reply #420 on: September 11, 2015, 08:26:53 PM »
Really don't see how SFC's would help as it's a matter of lacking refined crumple zones more so than anything, but that's just part of it I guess.  My biggest fear is someone crossing over the line with us both doing 50-55 mph.  T-boning I'm not too overly concerned with as I always make sure things are clear before proceeding despite having the the light or right of way.  Should've never looked up that crash test video...  Anyway thanks for the well wishes on the transmission search.

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« Reply #421 on: September 11, 2015, 10:50:08 PM »
Life is too short to worry about things out of your control.
Live life, take chances, and enjoy every day you have.
My only concern every day is, was I the best me I could have been today.
Other than that, everything else will fall into place.
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« Reply #422 on: September 12, 2015, 04:27:13 AM »
Today I.....
ran the numbers on the glovebox RPO sticker in the '00 S10 and found out that it has 4.11 gears, non locker rear though. I might end up buying a '87 2.8/auto Sport Coupe Camaro.

A 6 cylinder and a Camaro.  How dare you....  LoL no j/k g/l with purchase.


Heh, as for me, Today I... did a very important update on my T/A resto thread and did some body work (GASP) on my 2000 Camry.  Probably the first rust removal that car has seen in 15 years.
Yeah I know...Camaro...ugh.... I really want a third gen Z/28 but I figured driving at 2.8 for a year or two would get me more experience  driving before jumping straight to a Z/28. 
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Re: Today I...
« Reply #423 on: September 12, 2015, 09:23:05 AM »
Life is too short to worry about things out of your control.
Live life, take chances, and enjoy every day you have.
My only concern every day is, was I the best me I could have been today.
Other than that, everything else will fall into place.
I know, but I'm a professional worrywart so it can't be helped.

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« Reply #424 on: September 12, 2015, 10:53:07 AM »
Today I bought a 79 Z code 4 speed NOM 455. Silver, orange hood bird and t roof
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« Reply #425 on: September 12, 2015, 11:02:42 AM »
Pics! :o

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« Reply #426 on: September 12, 2015, 01:47:21 PM »


My name is Mike and I am a Trans Am addict

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« Reply #427 on: September 12, 2015, 04:57:54 PM »
Nice.  I imagine it's a blast to drive with the 4-speed and 455. 

A 4-speed needs to fall out of the sky somehow undamaging the rest of my car as it knocks the TH350 out of the way and installs itself.  One can dream.

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« Reply #428 on: September 12, 2015, 05:06:24 PM »
Life is too short to worry about things out of your control.
Live life, take chances, and enjoy every day you have.
My only concern every day is, was I the best me I could have been today.
Other than that, everything else will fall into place.

x2.

I take my car on long drives that involve 80mph for 40+ miles on I95 or 495. Safety has never crossed my mind while out and about in the T/A.
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Re: Today I...
« Reply #429 on: September 12, 2015, 06:19:25 PM »
Tore the top off my 77 dash in preparation for repairing it.  A bit of a scary process when I started with a single crack.




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« Reply #430 on: September 12, 2015, 07:51:53 PM »
  Wow that looks like a major repair. 

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« Reply #431 on: September 12, 2015, 08:14:14 PM »
Life is too short to worry about things out of your control.
Live life, take chances, and enjoy every day you have.
My only concern every day is, was I the best me I could have been today.
Other than that, everything else will fall into place.

x2.

I take my car on long drives that involve 80mph for 40+ miles on I95 or 495. Safety has never crossed my mind while out and about in the T/A.

80mph yah right  :wink:




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« Reply #432 on: September 12, 2015, 08:29:35 PM »
Wow that looks like a major repair.

It does give me pause as I was pulling pieces off the dash.  Still, I'm expecting it to go well, based on others that have described the process with even worse starting points, such as JTS32: http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=64923.msg644947#msg644947.  Others I've seen on TAC have started with large chunks missing from the foam and have brought the dash back to near perfection.   

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« Reply #433 on: September 12, 2015, 09:08:15 PM »
I finished rebuilding the AC in a car.  New everything except evaporator and condenser.  Just need to make sure it holds vacuum overnight and then I can fill it up with freon and verify it works.
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« Reply #434 on: September 13, 2015, 09:30:23 AM »
I test fitted the new rear spoilers I got from TxTransAms and they fit my 78 like a glove, comes as a welcome relief since I had heard bad stories of the new repops not fitting. I would highly recommend these.
I also will be redoing my dash same as you are ta6.6liter, I have already foamed it and didn't have, in my opinion enough flexible filler so had to hold off on the project until I could order more just in case, good luck with yours and please keep us posted on your progress.
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« Reply #435 on: September 13, 2015, 10:00:36 AM »
I also will be redoing my dash same as you are ta6.6liter, I have already foamed it and didn't have, in my opinion enough flexible filler so had to hold off on the project until I could order more just in case, good luck with yours and please keep us posted on your progress.
Does yours look similar to mine?  I've only ordered one can of the filler, so hope that is enough for the entire dash.  I've gotten lots of information from the TAC link I provided and also from RoadKing77, who has done 2-3.

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« Reply #436 on: September 13, 2015, 10:15:04 AM »
I also will be redoing my dash same as you are ta6.6liter, I have already foamed it and didn't have, in my opinion enough flexible filler so had to hold off on the project until I could order more just in case, good luck with yours and please keep us posted on your progress.
Does yours look similar to mine?  I've only ordered one can of the filler, so hope that is enough for the entire dash.  I've gotten lots of information from the TAC link I provided and also from RoadKing77, who has done 2-3.
For major repairs it will take 2-3 cans of vinyl repair filler. Having to buy them 1 at a time gets expensive with shipping. It's important to use several think layers sanding in between. Also you want to overlap the repair over good material and be thick enough to prevent it from cracking again with the old material versus the new foam
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« Reply #437 on: September 13, 2015, 12:17:07 PM »
Re dyed my interior plastic again :shock: Did it yesterday, it  was raining heavy all day and I thing the excess humidity adversely affected the clear sealer. Scuffed it up and another coat. This time it looks much better.
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« Reply #438 on: September 13, 2015, 02:13:48 PM »
No before, screw up and after pics!




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« Reply #439 on: September 13, 2015, 06:27:43 PM »
Look at my thread..lol..but today I stripped and cleaned all brake and fuel lines,painted everything under the bird in preparation of putting it all back in. More under coating and A-arms painted. Oh yeah, changed a power steering pump on my brother in-laws 08 Nissan Altima..that was fun..Not!
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