1979 Trans Am W72 4-Speed Project

Engine disassembly

L78/W72 400 engine hanging from cherry picker.
Lots of cleanup will be needed!

Lots of oil sludge in the pan sump.
Someone in the past decided red RTV was the answer to oil leaks.

Typical of the main bearing shells was this one.

Typical of the rod bearing shells.

Typical of the cylinder walls.
Just a normal overhaul will fix all of the above.

Main journal looked fine. All it needs is a polish.
Timing chain looks OK too, but it was replaced.

The are block was solid and good internally.
All it needs is a tank clean and hone.