June 2019 – Update from The Launch Centre
Currently we are continuing on the exterior of the car. We have most parts in primer and have started bolting these parts back onto the car and aligning them. This tends to take a while as it is finicky and difficult to get all of the lines and gaps equal and perfect on older cars that have had parts changed but we are coming along pretty well.
March 2019 – Update from The Launch Centre
Just wanted to give you a heads up into our progress. We ended up completely dismantling the engine for the trans am. We originally wanted to just replace the camshaft and lifers as they were showing signs of wear and were causing some internal engine noise. In addition, by upgrading the camshaft, we will be adding some power to the engine (always a must!). After we removed the parts required to access the camshaft, we noticed some significant wear on some of the other internal engine components so we have completely dismantled the engine to assess and repair. In order to help with this as there is some machine shop work and equipment required, we have asked Niagara College for their partnership with this part of the restoration. I took the engine parts there this week and will be working with them on that end. Another good thing about this partnership is that some of my students from last year are at the college and will continue to be involved with the project even though they have moved on from our facility.
March – April 2017
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