1979 TA Pro-Touring Build in progress

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Bad79, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Bad79

    Bad79 Veteran Member

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    Finally got the bird to the house so I got a picture of it in the sun, as it was briefly out last week. Needs the new wheels and tires to really look cool.
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  2. Bad79

    Bad79 Veteran Member

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    I got the motor ready to install, laid out the transmission installation kit only to find out the flywheel that I was sent didn't fit the crankshaft. The hole that goes over the snout was 2.4" instead of 2.75". So American Powertrain dropped shipped me several until I got the one I needed 2 weeks ago.

    Here is a picture of the full kit, including the QuickTime Bellhousing cover that will fit a Pontiac. The flywheel for the dual clutch T-56 is a nice piece of aluminum, though the motor had a brand new SFI approved, high end flywheel from SD Performance. The American Powertrain clutch is thicker and lighter.

    The install kit to put there T-56 Magnum in a 2nd gen is really sweet.
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    It included all of these parts plus the correct bellhousing, which I already mounted on the transmission.
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  3. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Wow, just Wow...
     
  4. Bad79

    Bad79 Veteran Member

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    So that is where I am today. I am trying to finish the last pieces of another 2nd Gen I was working on at the same time. It was a 79 TA Special Edition restoration and is all but done. I'll post another thread on that if anyone wants to see it.

    For a quick teaser... I have a third second gen project in progress that most of you will like. It has a front and rear Art Morrison 2nd Gen chassis under it with a 3-link and 4-link setup for the car. here is a pic, though she is on hold until I can finish the two I'm working on now.

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  5. 79RedZ

    79RedZ Veteran Member

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    Wow!! Nice work. And yes, lets see the rest.
     
  6. steveWFL

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    nice!

    *subscribed*
     
  7. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That is looking really good!
     
  8. J. Chris Davis

    J. Chris Davis Veteran Member

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    That's pretty sweet. Really like the color. I'll be following this build.
     
  9. FatnLow

    FatnLow Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You have a really good air brush artist. I like that blue.
     
  10. red78z

    red78z Veteran Member

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    bro you have mad skills:eek: :eek: , I give my Z and a left nut for a T/A that's that sweet
     

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