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Interior / Re: 1979-1981 radio faceplate. Aren't they all the same?
« Last post by Aus78Formula on February 20, 2019, 08:10:18 AM »
The smaller size opening is correct for 78-81 Firebirds. Some larger cars used a larger radio, and the larger 8-track in a Firebird was mounted in the console map pocket. Bezels for them are hard to find. There was a combined radio that also had 8-track built in but were smaller. Assume you have the other.

This is the console type. Is this what you have or the FM radio type? Are you sure it actually came out of a Firebird or just advertised?

https://photos.smugmug.com/Az-autoparts/David1/i-9qBqqK8/0/32f981eb/M/2480-M.jpg
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Interior / 1979-1981 radio faceplate. Aren't they all the same?
« Last post by mpdes1979 on February 19, 2019, 06:39:31 PM »
Hello all.  I have a 1979 Trans-Am with an uncut factory radio faceplate and aftermarket radio.  I want to put an original era radio back in the car. I find that a 1979 Bonneville am/fm stereo and a 1980 Trans-Am am/fm 8-track have face / dial area too large to fit my radio face plate.  My opening is 4.25 x 2".  These radios are 4.5 x 2.5.  I don't get it !  Any insight ?

Thank you in advance
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Electrical / Re: electrical
« Last post by Aus78Formula on February 19, 2019, 06:15:39 AM »
There is no 79 electrical diagram, use the 78.
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Electrical / electrical
« Last post by gary adams on February 18, 2019, 01:36:43 PM »
I am new to the site so not sure how this works.  There is a battery cable and another connector with two leads that connects at the starter.  not the solenoid lead.  The connector with two wires is shorted to ground somewhere.  I have the Haynes manual 1970-1979 but it has no schematic for the 79.  Where do I start in trying to locate the short?  Where can I find a wiring diagram? 
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Electrical / Re: Speedometer doing weird things
« Last post by Aus78Formula on February 17, 2019, 07:00:45 AM »
Used speedos are everywhere if needed to test the setup cheaply to prove it works normally prior to new unit. Maybe you did that with older speedo.
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Electrical / Re: Speedometer doing weird things
« Last post by Nexus on February 16, 2019, 09:20:26 PM »
That's great indeed. I haven't heard of too many negative things. Actually, I can't remember anything

glad to her that
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Paint and Body / Re: 15x7 Snowflake Restoration Vendor
« Last post by 78w72 on February 15, 2019, 10:16:45 AM »
i think i posted a reply to you on PY forums... check with texas trans ams, he uses a very good wheel resto company in texas that did my wheels & they turned out excellent.  there are a quite few other wheel restore places that will do them too, just google wheel restoration...

& there is nothing special about the snowflake pattern to justify a $1500 price... these wheels usually run about $125-$150ea to fully restore. 
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Trans Am Information / Re: Looking for my 1978 Trans-am
« Last post by Aus78Formula on February 15, 2019, 04:55:57 AM »
It's in a field looking like swiss cheese from the neglect and rust holes. Either you won't want to find it, or the current owner doesn't want you to find them and hassle them over the car they just restored. Start fresh, find a new one, tell people you found it.
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General Discussion / Re: Store still closed
« Last post by P-Js_BLKBRRD on February 13, 2019, 01:25:00 AM »
What do the hours say on the door?

The "sign" says it will be open August.  Which year...???
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Paint and Body / Re: 15x7 Snowflake Restoration Vendor
« Last post by P-Js_BLKBRRD on February 13, 2019, 01:18:17 AM »
Try reaching out to Tom Hegland (TATA455@aol.com).  10+ years ago he re-did the original snowflakes for our car and I also got a set of WS6 snowflakes from him.  I don't know if he is still in the business but he may know someone else who could help you out.
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