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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2008, 03:39:57 AM »
Engine ran great on the dyno. A couple issues that we encountered were the restrictive stock air cleaner assembly and low fuel pressure from the stock mechanical pump. The air cleaner drops about 15 horsepower and the fuel pump can't handle the flow. I'll have to try to address these issues during the install.

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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2008, 08:12:24 AM »
That's looking pretty good!  I'm assuming you doubled up the valve cover gaskets to get clearance for the valve covers -- that's what it looks like.

Even in that insulated chamber it sounds awesome! :) :)

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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2008, 11:12:30 PM »
That's looking pretty good!  I'm assuming you doubled up the valve cover gaskets to get clearance for the valve covers -- that's what it looks like.

Even in that insulated chamber it sounds awesome! :) :)

It sounded sweet thats for sure! I can't wait to hear it through my Pypes exhaust from the driver seat  :-D . We had to double up on the gasket because of the rockers. I just hope my air conditioning fits with those covers, they look a little taller than stock...... :???:

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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #43 on: February 17, 2009, 08:07:38 PM »
Shifter before and after plating and re-assembly.





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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2009, 08:16:17 PM »
Dial indicating the bellhousing and installing the clutch and tranny







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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2009, 08:16:17 PM »

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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2009, 08:18:13 PM »
The engine and trans are in the car now and the car was painted Friday the 13th...... not such a good day to paint I guess. lol. The hood bird is going on today so hopefully I'll have some pictures later this week.
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« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2009, 12:06:23 AM »
Great stuff, i love this thread. Love the paint date!

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« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2009, 01:28:46 AM »
Great stuff, i love this thread. Love the paint date!

Thanks! Can't wait to see the results once you have your engine up and running!
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« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2009, 04:11:15 AM »
I look forward to the pics as well. :-D
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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2009, 06:53:10 PM »
Paint is on! Decals are on! I'll post more pics once the spoilers and stuff are on.













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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2009, 09:25:33 PM »
My, that does look nice! :P

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« Reply #51 on: March 10, 2009, 12:16:37 AM »
Not alot of progress on the body at the body shop at the moment. paint is being buffed and bumpers installed this week. I'm waiting for a couple parts from Year One and then my shaker is going to be getting painted. I know that I've been jumping around alot as I've been posting to this thread but there is a lot going on at one time. I'm hoping to have it finished sometime this summer. Itching to get it on the road but at the same time I don't want to rush it and have the work suffer. Tonight I worked on the clutch and brake pedal assembly. Just like everything else on this car it was rusted. The assembly was taken apart and all the metal components were bead blasted to remove rust and then clear coated or painted black like factory. I'll be replacing the pads once I place my next parts order.

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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2009, 10:01:58 AM »
Very nice, love the colors, keep it up and keep us posted

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« Reply #53 on: March 12, 2009, 04:19:57 PM »
Here is the steering column after cleaning and painting. I wouldn't have disassembled it but the steering shaft had been separated at the nylon pins by improper removal. I decided to use the shaft out of the '78 column which was still intact. I posted the disassembly in the tips and tricks forum in case anyone needs some reference pictures. I know I did. lol.
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=24962.0

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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2009, 01:30:57 AM »
Man it's been a while since I have visited this thread and I love the results!   Looking great.
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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #55 on: March 16, 2009, 03:22:10 PM »
Looks real good! I'm still sad that you had to kill the nice black 78' TA though :(
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« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2009, 05:43:31 PM »
Wow that thing is looking soooo sweet. Dang, I got drool on my keyboard.  8-)
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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2009, 06:57:13 AM »
Nice one...thats the original paint/decal scheme that my car was.
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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #58 on: March 19, 2009, 09:24:59 PM »
Looks real good! I'm still sad that you had to kill the nice black 78' TA though :(

Yeah, I had to kill it so the '77 would live. The good news is the '77 didn't die  :-D
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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #59 on: March 19, 2009, 09:26:46 PM »
Nice one...thats the original paint/decal scheme that my car was.

Leigh,

Your car doesn't happen to be a 4-speed with black cloth interior as well.....
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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2009, 04:04:00 PM »
My shaker is painted and now has the T/A 6.6 decals on it. I went with the functional flapper and I think it looks great. I just hope it works as well. I had to remove the shaker base and clean up the rust that was there so I used stainless steel bolts to reattach it. This shaker is the late '77 and up style. My car originally had the smaller opening shaker that came on the early '77s so I'll keep it in the garage. I think the large scoop looks alot better. Before you guys get all excited about the pics. The '78 shaker was already damaged where the opening is so I didn't ruin a good shaker  :-)









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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #61 on: April 07, 2009, 04:10:25 PM »
That looks awesome. I gotta get me one of those. Where did you get yours?

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« Reply #62 on: April 07, 2009, 05:54:48 PM »
That looks awesome. I gotta get me one of those. Where did you get yours?

I bought my kit from Ames Performance. I can't remember who makes them. I definately recommend this kit. Quality is very good. Instructions are very good as well.
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« Reply #63 on: April 07, 2009, 06:08:57 PM »
Looks really good!
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« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2009, 10:46:04 PM »
That is sweet!!!  Very nice work! :-D

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« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2009, 04:52:26 AM »
I gotta get me one of those. Where did you get yours?

Here it original site for the funtional flappers.

http://pontiactransamshakers.homestead.com/

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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #66 on: April 10, 2009, 11:21:57 PM »
So i have the PHS documents for my car. It states that it was billed to dealer 38-001 and shipped on 11/15/76. Is there a way to find out what dealership sold the car? I think that would be a very interesting thing to know.....
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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #67 on: April 11, 2009, 07:02:28 AM »
It doesn't have the address it was shipped to on it?

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« Reply #68 on: April 11, 2009, 11:25:09 PM »
It doesn't have the address it was shipped to on it?

Nope. All it has is the date shipped, order number, VIN number, invoice number as well as all the options ordered and the cost. Under order number is says charge dealer 38-001 under that is says ship to dealer but doesn't have a name or address..... is this unusual? btw this is a Canadian order.
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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #69 on: June 29, 2009, 04:36:37 PM »
I guess I'll have to do some more digging and maybe I'll be able to find out what dealer originally sold my car.....
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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #70 on: June 29, 2009, 04:43:30 PM »
Making some slow but steady progress on the car. I installed my brake booster and master cylinder. Just working on sorting the wires out and making sure everything is in its place. I've got a few aftermarket accessories I will be installing so I'm just trying to figure out the best way to tap power..... I'm thinking of a small fuse block mounted by the battery. I'll need power for the MSD box, shaker solenoid, electric choke, temp and oil gauges, and the cd player. I'll also have to run a large power cable to the trunk for the 2 amplifiers.





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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #71 on: June 29, 2009, 05:24:55 PM »
Looks awesome!!! Great to see it moving along.

That booster looks great, did you buy it in Canada? i also need one for my 77.

Cheers.

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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #72 on: July 05, 2009, 02:14:26 AM »
I had my booster restored by Steve at brakeboosters.com. Really nice work and good turnaround. I shipped mine down to him in the states and he rebuilt it and shipped it back. Can't remember the turnaround time but it wasn't that bad.
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« Reply #73 on: July 05, 2009, 05:50:14 PM »
i usually prefer blue on the cameo white but ur red decals really pop on that color  :-P

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« Reply #74 on: July 21, 2009, 11:59:13 PM »
i usually prefer blue on the cameo white but ur red decals really pop on that color  :-P

This combo is my favorite for this year of T/A. I do like the white with the blue stripe on the early '70's too.
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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #75 on: July 27, 2009, 11:51:02 AM »
Working on getting all my wiring sorted out. I'm running a few accessories that didn't come factory so I installed an aux fuse block from painless wiring. Fits nice tucked in behind the battery in the fender. This way I don't have to load up the existing electrical to power my electric choke, shaker solenoid, extra gauges, MSD box, and stereo.



MSD box tucked nice and neat behind the charcoal cannister



Shot from the front with the shaker in place!  :smile:




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« Reply #76 on: July 27, 2009, 04:19:59 PM »
looks good! drip rails and weatherstripping soon? side chrome moulding option with white insert or no...cant remember if u had phs and buildsheet on that car.  :-P

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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #77 on: July 27, 2009, 07:26:49 PM »
Neat job, I did a similar thing near my battery to power electric fuel pump and coling fans etc. Your car looks like a twin to mine when it was new....white 77 with the charcoal and red decals. Nice!  :-D
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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #78 on: July 29, 2009, 12:19:30 AM »
looks good! drip rails and weatherstripping soon? side chrome moulding option with white insert or no...cant remember if u had phs and buildsheet on that car.  :-P

I do have the PHS docs for the car.  It lists the following options

W87Z      Trans Am     $4235.21
M21        Close Ratio 4 Speed    NC
QCY        GR70X15     $31.89
C60         Custom Air Conditioning    $334.22
C49         Electric Rear Window Defroster    $57.33
K05         Engine Block Heater    $9.09
Y96         Firm Ride Package       $7.69
A01         Soft Ray Glass All Windows    $34.96
WW7       Hood Decal    $43.35
Y92         Lamp Group    $11.19
B37         Front and Rear Floor Mats     $12.59
B84         Body Side Moldings       $27.97
B80         Roof Drip Moldings        $11.89
U63         AM Radio            $55.24
N33         Tilt Steering Wheel     $39.85
U57         Stereo 8 Tape Player    $93.69
Y90         Custom Trim Group          $82.51
Z49         Mandatory Canadian Equipment    $3.50
W72        T/A 6.6 Litre(400CID)4BBL V8 Engine     $34.96

Unfortunately I don't have the build sheet for the car. Would have been nice to have. Not sure what some of these options even are but its interesting info anyway.

I'm assuming B84 is a molding that goes on the door and B80 is the chrome molding above the side window. The car didn't have either on it when I owned it and I'm not sure if I'm going to put them on or not. Thats something to think about at a later date, I've got lots to do right now.

Wouldn't it be nice to pay these prices for options nowadays.

Jay
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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
« Reply #79 on: July 29, 2009, 04:10:35 AM »
Wonder what this is....
Z49         Mandatory Canadian Equipment    $3.50
kilometer per hour speedo face?
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Re: Jason's '77 W72 Resto
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