1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

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Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Sun 07 May 2017, 09:36

I used to paint in my letters with a pen in the '80's but it doesn't last long before it needs doing again on a daily used car. I used to get them from Autoquip.
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Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

Post by pietpetoors » Wed 10 May 2017, 09:05

Does anybody know what is the standard size battery the Trans Am takes? I got mine without a battery.
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Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

Post by Chev58 » Wed 10 May 2017, 09:29

Take battery box / space dimensions and terminal orientation, give those to a battery supplier and they can supply you with the highest A/h rated batt for the space you have.
Probably anything from 70 -85 A/h will be sufficient.
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Post by pietpetoors » Wed 10 May 2017, 11:44

OK, thanks.
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Post by RASSIE » Wed 10 May 2017, 18:47

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Post by pietpetoors » Wed 10 May 2017, 19:28

Dankie Rassie, waarder.
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Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

Post by pietpetoors » Thu 25 May 2017, 20:57

Getting there
Engine partly assembled and painted
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Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

Post by ZA Perana » Sat 27 May 2017, 16:07

Have just been catching up on this thread. Very nice restoration job! Amazed at the body pictures, many of these cars have lived quite tough lived but really the bare metal pictures the car appears to be really straight and there didn't seem to be any nasty surprises based on the pictures.
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Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

Post by pietpetoors » Sat 27 May 2017, 18:51

Yes the body is in very good condition. There were two places with a bit of body putty, but nothing serious. Otherwise it is still perfect. No rust on the body at all. When I assembled the body I sprayed Tectyl in the doors and all other openings I could find to make sure it stays this way. It was an up country car all its live.
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Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

Post by ZA Perana » Sat 27 May 2017, 19:54

pietpetoors wrote:
Sat 27 May 2017, 18:51
Yes the body is in very good condition. There were two places with a bit of body putty, but nothing serious. Otherwise it is still perfect. No rust on the body at all. When I assembled the body I sprayed Tectyl in the doors and all other openings I could find to make sure it stays this way. It was an up country car all its live.
A late friend of mine had a Trans AM turbo, the car went very well and I remember being amazed at the sheer size of the turbo that was fitted.
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