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haflingerheaven

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More tata questions
« on: June 21, 2017, 04:44:27 PM »
So my tata is in the driveway.  30 yrs of sitting has taken its toll.  Does anybody know if the single stage original paint can be wet sanded and buffed?  Also the wheels look like crap.  I was surprised how hard it is to find the turbo wheels.  Any ideas?  Can they be redone?
On the bright side, the interior is near perfect.   I had hoped to avoid another restoration project but i can see a paint job in my future lol


Oh and one more question.     What can I replace the carb with while I find someone to rebuild the original?
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roadking77

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Re: More tata questions
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 06:17:04 PM »
Cant answer about the paint, but if the interior is good, youre way ahead of the game. I would look for a wheel refinisher. I had my "flakes done by a company that had a 24 hr turnaround. They did a fantastic job. Gonna see if they can do my tata turbo wheels next.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 07:13:42 PM »
If it is a semi modern single stage paint you can wet sand with 1500/2000 grit and then use rubbing and the polishing compound with a good machine to buff it back to a shine. Watch that you don't sand through any where.


I say semi modern as in the last 20-25 years only because those are the paints I used to and still work with and know.
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Re: More tata questions
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 07:17:00 PM »
You are in New England right? I have a set of turbos 15x8 in good condition, PM if you're interested.




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haflingerheaven

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Re: More tata questions
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 05:21:09 AM »
Thx sent you a pm.

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roadking77

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Re: More tata questions
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 11:33:07 AM »
Since the title is TATA questions, I figured I would ask here instead of starting a new thread.
Did the 4 speed TATA come with cruise control? I know that generally speaking the only option was auto or manual, however i just got a 4 speed car and have what i think is the original steering column. There is no cruise control on the signal switch.
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 12:42:57 PM »
Nope, cruise control was not available on 4 speeds
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Johnny ace

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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 01:08:52 PM »
My 04 GTO had a 6-speed and cruise.First stick shift that I've seen with cruise.

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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 09:29:24 AM »
Thanks, That's kinda what I thought. I thought from memory that generally speaking in the "old" days manuals did not come with a cruise option.
Johnny Ace, I had a grand prix (86 I think) that had cruise. Car had every available option. It was a 5 speed manual.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2017, 12:13:57 PM »
Good to know about the cruise.Wonder how many cars had it with a stick?

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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2017, 01:23:41 PM »
Reason I brought it up,when I bought my 04 GTO,all my friends said the same thing:it was the first stick with cruise they had ever seen.

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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2018, 05:59:46 PM »
You could get any of the 4th gen birds with cruise, even with 6 speed. I think even 3rd gens with manuals had cruise. It became more prevalent with computer control, older systems were vacuum based, the reason for not having it on manuals - loss of engine vacuum consistency between shifts.
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