1984 Trans Am

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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by petegee77 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:46 pm

twomanymontes wrote:Cool!!! I guess I had better start brushing up on Turbo motors.
Can I look at the pictures in the book when you're done ? :D
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by twomanymontes » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:26 pm

Only if your nice!!! LOL!
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by petegee77 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:11 pm

twomanymontes wrote:Only if your nice!!! LOL!
I'll really try but sometimes I can't control myself. :twisted:
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by twomanymontes » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:22 pm

Yeah, Like tonight with Ro!!! I'm shocked she didn't smack you!! LMAO!!!
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by battmann » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:36 pm

been awhile since i posted progress pics. got the engine buttoned up last month finally. also received the VS racing GT45 80mm billet turbo kit.

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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by petegee77 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:27 am

Looks REALLY nice Clint.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by twomanymontes » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:33 pm

That's going to look good in the engine bay Clint..
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by battmann » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:36 am

got a good deal today by accident. i was searching Rock Auto's website to price out my front end rebuild parts and the center link happened to be on a warehouse close out. the part should have been like $55, but i got it for $15. that's pretty cool.

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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by petegee77 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:11 pm

battmann wrote:got a good deal today by accident. i was searching Rock Auto's website to price out my front end rebuild parts and the center link happened to be on a warehouse close out. the part should have been like $55, but i got it for $15. that's pretty cool.
That's over 70% off. That's GREAT for anything.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by twomanymontes » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:11 pm

Can't beat Rock Auto's prices. But still haven't got any electrical parts from them. Just not sure how well they would cover them under warranty.
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Post by twomanymontes » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:41 pm

Matt and I turned the Trans Am around today. Now he has room to work on the nose piece. Yesterdays cold weather was a bit chilly with the door open.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by battmann » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:17 am

got a lot done this past weekend. engine and tranny went in. i used Spohn's LSX swap mounts and the engine sits about 1/4" low on the passenger side. i'll probably put shims between the engine mounts and block. 4L80E tranny fits good though. i had to cut an ear off of the driver side bell housing for it to fit. tranny only slightly hits the tunnel on the passenger side. i'll need to massage the tunnel slightly and it will be good. we the started to fabricate the 4L80E crossmember. seems like what we came up with will work. need to finish welding it and then paint it. i wanted to make sure the member allowed clearance to take the pan off for tranny servicing. installed some of the steering so it's easier to move the car around. also installed the subframe connectors, suspension and Ford 9" rear. i have koni yellows but don't want to put them in until after paint. still need to weld in the BMR trak pack torque arm. springs are Eibach pros. car sits high, but it's also pretty much gutted. hopefully it'll settle down once the car is back together (which is going to be awhile).

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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by petegee77 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:22 pm

Can't wait till it's done Cliff.
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Post by twomanymontes » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:48 pm

Looks like that 9" fits really good Clint. Glad you got a lot accomplished.

Don't loose my springs! LOL!
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by battmann » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:02 pm

Your springs are in the back of the car with your slot mags and lugnuts.

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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by twomanymontes » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:26 pm

Yeah, got them tonight. Still wondering why the car sits so high on one side.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by battmann » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:39 pm

I'm not sure. Car seemed to sit high all around. Maybe one side isn't seated properly? Hopefully it settles once the car is all back together. The springs should drop the car 1" to 1-1/2". The springs were a PITA to install so hopefully I don't have to cut these or install new ones.

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Post by twomanymontes » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:19 pm

LOL! I'm sure they were a breeze compared to installing the wrong springs like I did just so it would sit on it's own.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by twomanymontes » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:12 pm

Haven't been able to do any picture posting since photobucket has been in and out. But Matt was doing a lot of work on it before he took off to Barrett Jackson. In fact he made quite a mess over there. He better clean it up when he gets back!
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by petegee77 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:24 am

Gonna be so nice when it's done.
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