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#41 ewaskew

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:15 PM

Looking very good Nick keep us posted
God Bless

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:45 PM

Looking very good Nick keep us posted
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Will do.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 09:59 AM

Did a little more.
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with any luck I'll have more done soon

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:59 AM

1 nice build, i had 3 T/As in my days so i have a thing for the Trans Am.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 10:38 AM

1 nice build, i had 3 T/As in my days so i have a thing for the Trans Am.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 03:34 PM

"Success Story NO. 1: A New Age of Performance For Those Firebirds, Just When You Thought The Age of Exciting Sporty Performance Where Over.........POW, Firebird goes Turbo" (1980 Pontiac Brochure, Turbo Firebird layout)

Made a dipstick, Made A fuel line with a Fuel Filter, and wired it up.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:11 PM

Looks good... Any more progress on this Nick?? Looks like You nee to add an AC bracket, the way that just hangs in space

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:42 PM

Why does it look like a starter hangin on the end of that belt ??

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:09 AM

Looks good... Any more progress on this Nick?? Looks like You nee to add an AC bracket, the way that just hangs in space

I might have to, no more progress so far, but I'm trying to clear the bench so I can get back to my Big Bad Bird.

Why does it look like a starter hangin on the end of that belt ??

Rick that's the A/C compressor :lol:

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:47 AM

Very good looking build thus far...looking forward to future progress.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:37 AM

Rick that's the A/C compressor :)

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Nick, that's the starter. The A/C compressor is shown here.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 02:29 PM

According to the kit and the fact that I still have the part that's nearly identical other then the hole in the end being filled, it's supposed to represent the A/C compresser.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:30 PM

Maybe instead of representing a R4 series compressor like the one in the picture above it is supposed to be an A6 see attached, with the high side muffler? It still looks like a starter motor with a solenoid though... ?

The lump should (solenoid looking part) be silver if it is the muffler, If it supposed to be the oil reservoir it should be on the bottom. The compressor in this picture is positioned upside down.



I am glad Jimmy got banned.

You are doing a fine job Nick.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 03:14 AM

Had to stop in to see the T/A, the engine is looking good and i love T/As had 3 one was a super bro. Keep the pics. coming.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 04:40 PM

Any more progress on this??

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 07:14 PM

Hi Nick...don't know if your still working on this or not, but in looking at your engine pic I have a couple observations...one is that your A/C comp. sure looks like a starter to me, but that aside if you look at it, what's holding it and the pulley up besides the belts? same for the alternator. I've never seen this kit so I don't know if their are brackets of some sort supplied, I would think in a large scale kit they would have engineered it better if this is the way the instr. show buttt.. this is a common problem with many 1/24/25 kits where things like the alternator are apparently "floating" on air :lol: I usually fashion my own brackets so I'm not surprised if this is how they made it...anyways good luck on this project, hope ya get er done :)

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 07:42 PM

I concur: That's a starter on the engine's belt in post# 50. That's different.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:16 AM

Rick, Mike, Mitch, Brian, and Dan it is not the starter, for about the fifth time, below is a series of photos, because I'm tired of this.
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If you still think that's the starter, take it up with Fundementions, circa 1979

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 12:08 PM

i believe it is the model companies attempt to produce what i think was called a muffler in the a/c system. here is a pic of it.

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hope this helps

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:20 PM

you may want to run one of those lines forward to the condenser (if it has on one) then back to the firewall.