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What was the easiest, and hardest job youve done on your TA?

This is a discussion on What was the easiest, and hardest job youve done on your TA? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Lets hear everybodys easiest and hardest job theyve done to their car. My easiest was probably installing the alternator. My ...

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    What was the easiest, and hardest job youve done on your TA?

    Lets hear everybodys easiest and hardest job theyve done to their car.
    My easiest was probably installing the alternator.
    My hardest would probably be the spark plugs and wires. The wires seem to be more of a PITA than the spark plugs themselves.

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    easiest.....oil changes lol
    hardest would be putting in new springs, shocks, lca relo, adj. PHR, and lca relos at the same time. That was one helluva long and painful weekend

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    For me, the hardest job and still is would be changing these damn plugs.
    What a sick bastard engineer it was to lay a design out like this for F bodies.
    The easiest would probably be swapping out my shifter for a short throw one.
    That was a whole 10 minutes.
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    The easiest job was installing the SLP lid lol, the hardest would probably be the cam swap...but then again its not a TA only a Camaro so who knows how hard that would have been on a TA

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    easiest - SLP lid
    hardest - rebuilding/building my 4L60e

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    By far the easiest: Sitting down with the order forms from the dealer to special order my car

    By WAAAAAAAAAAAAy far the hardest: Making payments for 5 years.

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    Easiest? Maybe the TB swap for a ported one.
    Hardest? Probably a shock swap when I snapped one, the dang mount wouldn't line up and it took forever to compress the springs by hand.
    Most nerve racking? The oil pump swap...omg...

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    Easiest - battery swap, oil change, then lid.

    After 2X swapping out the axle seal on the 9" became relatively easy - about 20 minutes.

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    Easiest- Just about everything but the headers...

    Hardest- Headers... still have nightmares about those...

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    Easiest - Strut tower brace

    Hardest(so Far) - wires/plugs

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    Easiest was the headers. Motor was out for that.

    Hardest was installing the SPEC 4+. Not so much the install, but the trouble we had. Transmission came down 5-6 times.

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    i dont look foreward to my alt install , goddamn procharger in the way

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    Easiest - SLP Lid

    Hardest so far - swapping the springs on the front shocks. Damn bolt rusted & seized. Had to use a hammer and chisel to cut off. Every blow of the hammer was absorbed by the shock. Took 45 mins for one damn shock.

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    Ok everyone, now that you've scared me to even look at the plugs, does anyone have a good tip for removing the right rear plug ? Last weekend I was fooling around under the hood and thought maybe I should change the wires & plugs. Maybe not ?????
    I've replaced the suspension underneath by myself on my back but this sounds like a real challenge.

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    Take the coil packs off and the air tube off the manifold. Then you can get at it but its still a pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    Easiest? Maybe the TB swap for a ported one.
    Hardest? Probably a shock swap when I snapped one, the dang mount wouldn't line up and it took forever to compress the springs by hand.
    Most nerve racking? The oil pump swap...omg...
    Oh come on its not like you won't know where the pick up tube bolt will end up.

    Easiest pretty much anything but valve springs
    most pain in the ass springs on #s 6 and 8

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    Easiest - air lid
    Hardest by far was installing poly motor mounts

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    do it cold, place the spark plug socket on then the ratchet then switch from top and bottom as your arm starts to burn from being jammed

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTP231 View Post
    Oh come on its not like you won't know where the pick up tube bolt will end up.

    Easiest pretty much anything but valve springs
    most pain in the ass springs on #s 6 and 8
    Yea the springs weren't any better, it's just knowing what could happen with the pick up tube bolt.

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    easiest job for my TA i guess would be lid or short stick swap

    hardest job.. FLYCUTTING!!! by far a huge pain in the @$$ pulled the motor for that and swapped in some poly mounts while at it.

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