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Re: Eric's 78 TA Project Arizona Build
« Reply #160 on: June 25, 2019, 09:40:31 AM »
Thanks Yeti, and Roadking.  New seatbelts installed, new sunvisor mounts installed. Spent last night working on fitting the a and b pillar seal holders. Front ones got new blowout clips, gave all of them fresh foam and installed and adjusted.  Filled the holes between them with seam sealer in preparation for the seal installation tonight. Have to install the seals before i finish the t -top trim pieces, seatbelt covers, and Y trim.  Now that the headliner is in i can assemble the front seats and get them in the car which eliminates a lot of loose parts from the parts room. Then since i have everything to assemble the 461 i can work on getting the motor put together. I already got the Eagle crank and melling cam installed in it, just have to work pistons next and clean the head up and put that together.    Just happy to get more parts installed and the parts room in the house is slowly getting emptied and the boxes of bolts and screw bags slowly disappears. Its nice to have stuff disappearing and going back onto the car.  One pic from last night, and that was fitting the T -tops to the car to check the gaps on seals and make sure the seals line up.

I wont work on the t-tops themselves until the car is done. I dont need them finished to have the car driveable as i probably wont use them much here in AZ.  They dont have any scratches but i do need to go over them and fix the trim, paint the trim on them, and work over the mechanisms, install the new seal on them etc..  but for now they can wait.

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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #161 on: July 02, 2019, 09:35:16 AM »
Update time, spent the entire weekend working on the car and it was a nice 113 degrees out. Got a lot done. Here we got the front seats assembled with fresh piping installed, and freshly dyed plastics.





Next we got glass in the car , hooray!  Front glass installed with new black trim. Also asked the windshield guy to assist with laying the rear window with Urethane. I had purchased the Butyl rubber but with the heat here i was a bit worried that it would start to sag and not be very sealed so we did it with Urethane which turned out great.    I previously had a friend over help get the rear tinted with 20% tint once again its freaking hot here.  The OER trim actually fits pretty good around the front and the rear, it went in with new clips also.





And finally i got the front seats installed into the car, which l think look amazing.

20190629_204415 by GARAGE 77, on Flickr
20190629_204440 by GARAGE 77, on Flickr

This did also involve installing new seat track knobs, seatbelt shoulder triangles, and then i was able to finish off all of the trim around the T top seals, U channel, T top plastics, and finally new visors.






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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #162 on: July 02, 2019, 11:22:01 AM »
Those seats look great, really modern touch.

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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #163 on: July 02, 2019, 11:43:05 AM »
Those seats look great, really modern touch.

Right ??  I was going for old school look but modern touches on the whole car. 
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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #164 on: July 02, 2019, 12:15:41 PM »
Yes, it's very subtle but I pick up on that vibe. Excellent work.

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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #164 on: July 02, 2019, 12:15:41 PM »

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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #165 on: July 02, 2019, 09:29:11 PM »
Amazing

how the hell do you work so fast...like watching a TV build come together in like 30 mins...lol
Charlie

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(18 years and counting but still have her)

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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #166 on: July 03, 2019, 09:56:24 AM »
Amazing

how the hell do you work so fast...like watching a TV build come together in like 30 mins...lol

Its not coming together fast enough.  I just want it to be done and had a soft goal of july 29th,, 2 years from the date i started tearing it apart. My new goal is to have the engine in the car and running by that date now.
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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #167 on: July 05, 2019, 06:45:55 PM »
Amazing

how the hell do you work so fast...like watching a TV build come together in like 30 mins...lol

Its not coming together fast enough.  I just want it to be done and had a soft goal of july 29th,, 2 years from the date i started tearing it apart. My new goal is to have the engine in the car and running by that date now.

That show's adaptability....I think most of us have that ability when working on theses things...Life gets I the way sometimes and you are still going to reach your goal...it just might have a different date associated with it!!

Loving the build regardless
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(18 years and counting but still have her)

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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #168 on: July 09, 2019, 10:24:50 AM »
Its hot out, supposed to be another 113 this weekend. But Sunday i was able to do something. I spent the afternoon assembling the pistons, pins, rods, and rings.   Mahle Forged Pistons, Eagle stroker Rods,          First slug is in the block, updates coming again soon.

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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #169 on: July 11, 2019, 10:06:50 AM »
Slugs are in, timing cover, timing chain, and water pump on, Oil pan cleaned up and ready for paint, installed, short block is assembled i will work on the heads this weekend.






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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #170 on: July 12, 2019, 03:36:29 PM »
Nice! Maybe I missed it but what cam did you go with?

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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #171 on: July 14, 2019, 04:40:15 PM »
That's the strangest looking LS motor I've ever seen.... Looking great man. Keep up the great work!!

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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #172 on: July 15, 2019, 10:59:50 AM »
Nice! Maybe I missed it but what cam did you go with?

I went with the Melling SPC-8 cam. 
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Re: Eric's 78/TA Arizona Build
« Reply #172 on: July 15, 2019, 10:59:50 AM »
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