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1979 W-72 Trans Am.

 
pjg43 pjg43
New User | Posts: 19 | Joined: 08/08
Posted: 05/26/14
05:37 PM

Hello Gents,
                  Adding another resto project to the plate. PHS documented 1979 Y-84,WS-6 W-72 4 speed T/A that has a very expensive CB option. So here is my question, If, in 1980 I had this car and blew the motor what would Pontiac have done? The last of the 400s were made in 77 so what would they have done to fix it?

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shyrgfuh3 shyrgfuh3
Enthusiast | Posts: 450 | Joined: 11/13
Posted: 05/26/14
06:00 PM

i don't understand your question. they would have installed the same size engine it came with and got it from the same place your 79 engine came from.  

barneyformula barneyformula
Addict | Posts: 3306 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 05/26/14
07:27 PM

Actually, all the 79 400's were made in 78 and Pontiac held over a certain percentage for warranty claims. There's probably a simple mathematical formula they used to determine how many the would need.  
A little help... 'cause we don't all have to learn the hard way!

shyrgfuh3 shyrgfuh3
Enthusiast | Posts: 450 | Joined: 11/13
Posted: 05/27/14
07:24 AM

Icon Quotebarneyformula:
Actually, all the 79 400's were made in 78 and Pontiac held over a certain percentage for warranty claims. There's probably a simple mathematical formula they used to determine how many the would need.

Yes, all companies built extra engines that were available at least a year or two after the engine was no longer produced. Ford made around 10,896,678 extra Boss 302 engines for wareanty. Wonder why?