Hitman's Pontiac Trans Am Forum

General => General Discussion => Topic started by: Pro71bird on January 01, 2006, 07:44:52 PM

Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Pro71bird on January 01, 2006, 07:44:52 PM
Wanted to know where you folks are from? Forums such as this are a great place to network with fellow gear heads. Whats better is to actual meet fellow gear heads.
I'm located in Central California and enjoy attending car shows, cruises, and races.

Geo.  :D
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Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 01, 2006, 11:15:06 PM
George, I'm Robert... depending on what time of the year-I'll either be in South Carolina or Maryland. I really enjoy turning wrenches, locating parts and attending car shows. Of course I love the races... but it's red light to red light for me! Unless it's red light to blue light! LOL
Read your bio on your car! Sounds like a nice set up.  See ya around the board
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Post by: TaksBandit on January 02, 2006, 07:07:27 PM
S/E Michigan here (and its damn cold) :(
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Pro71bird on January 04, 2006, 08:12:33 PM
Hello Robert and TaksBandit,
Good to hear from you! I noticed that this thread has had 35 views and a whopping 3 posts. LOL ......... It's ok guys to say hello, no one will knock on your door at 3:00 a.m. and try to sell you something. LOL  :lol:
thumbs up to Robert and TaksBandit......
By the way....... It's been raining like Cats & Dogs here in calif. Can't take the Bird out for a drive and that sucks!

Geo.
Title: Young Gun
Post by: eroc022 on January 04, 2006, 08:39:33 PM
Hey my name is Evan and im in Maryland, also probablly the youngest at only 18. restoring three 2nd gens (77,79,& 81) the 77 is a SE Bandit, the 79 is just a base Trans Am and the 81 is a SE Turbo....I used to have another 79 but it was completely dismantled and now I have ALOT of spare parts and constantly looking to be rid of them.....so if you are looking for something let me know..bought the 1st one , my 79, in Ohio the same week of the T/A nationals, which actually happened to be a complete rust bucket under all the bodywork and paint, and non original olds 350 engine, then after returning from my vacation I was given a "car" that happend to be a 77 SE with only 1500 miles on the clock!!!! and its all original, just needs a fresh painting.....but I have that one stashed away for now, and I recently purchased an 81 t-top turbo that im really souping up for some performance....kinda like overhaulin' but with my own designing put into it....check out some of the mods in progress/ completed in the highest modded ta forum,and thats pretty much my whole T/A story. Thanks
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Post by: TAvsGN on January 04, 2006, 09:07:10 PM
Hello all, my name is Greg.  I live in Akron, Oh.  Right now I have a 98 Trans Am, a 78 Formula, both white, and (I know its off subject) an 87 Grand National.  Both my wife and I have the Firebird bug.  We got it after buying the Trans Am.  It soon got a WS6 style hood with airbox (WS7 as it may be called) and a SLP Loudmouth exhaust.  A year later, after wanting one since they were new, I got my Grand National.  I think I am still true to the FBody though.  Soon after, we took a road trip to New Phili, Oh and came back with the 78.  It is my wife's baby!  Got it with the original tires and single into dual exhaust, and 20K miles.  New tires and true dual exhaust went on, along with a new headliner.  The only other thing I am doing to it is adding a turned aluminum dash insert and formula steering wheel.  Check out Hitman's website and look at page 24 of the visitors gallery.  The Firebirds are posted in there.  My next Firebird will hopefully be an early 70's Formula.  I love the hoods on those.  The wife insists that we need to get a 68 and an 88 to complete the collection.  That is fine with me too!!

eroc, do you have any front seat belts or parts for them.  If so, email or PM me and I will explain what I need.  Thanks!
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Post by: sheehan879 on January 05, 2006, 01:24:21 PM
Hi,

My name is Jason, I live in Dorset, England.  I will soon be moving to  Germany.  I have owned a 1980 Formula now for 2 years.  Just starting to get it into shape, the only problem is restoration parts are all in the US, shipping is killing me.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 05, 2006, 03:15:52 PM
Welcome abaord Jason. Post some pictures of your Formula.. if you want to. Drop me a line if you need anything. Robert
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Post by: sheehan879 on January 05, 2006, 03:51:26 PM
Thanks,  Here is what the car looked like two weeks ago.

It is having a full respray as we speak, the interior is now black baring the dash board (i have new one to go in), the seats (still need covers), door cards (still need) and the carpet (still need).  So only the major parts.  I am in the middle of restoring a set of snowflakes and am on the look out for a 6.6 litre engine, not many about in england.  Over here 2 litres is concidered a big car.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b130/nshee/connorfirebird.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b130/nshee/56284140.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b130/nshee/cd6d7998.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b130/nshee/Pontiac-1979interior.jpg)

This website is a real find, information in the uk is hard to come by
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Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 05, 2006, 08:16:22 PM
Cool Pictures Jason. What kind of Bird is that sitting on the hood. LOL... You don't ever let the little one drive, do you?
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Post by: Pro71bird on January 05, 2006, 09:59:46 PM
:D  Hello Evan, Greg, and Jason....... good to hear from you.

George
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Post by: sheehan879 on January 06, 2006, 01:56:02 AM
Funny you should say that, we have a big airfeild on our camp, he has had a few goes up and down the airfeild.
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Post by: 79 TA on January 10, 2006, 06:36:33 PM
Hello everyone. My name is Thomas and i'm from Savannah Georgia. I'm 23 and trying to finish techinial college for Automotive Collision Repair. I own a 1991 Firebird and restoring a 1980 Trans Am.
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Post by: Ta2dbandit on January 10, 2006, 09:31:55 PM
Welcome aboard guys. I am from the central OH area. I have a 79 SE myself. i have owned many birds and loved them all from a 76 junker to an 89 GTA. The 79 is a current owner and is an obcession. From shows to the track, my bird sees it all. Glad to meet all of you.
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Post by: Fbodywarehouse on January 16, 2006, 09:14:44 PM
Pete from Dunlap TN We are near Chattanooga.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Pro71bird on January 16, 2006, 09:33:19 PM
Good to hear from you all..............

Geo.
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Post by: M. Dan Schalk on January 16, 2006, 09:33:37 PM
Hello,  I'm Dan originally from Anaconda, Montana now living in Kent, Washington. I own a numbers matching 1977 Trans Am SE that I bought in March of 1978.
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Post by: s.a.steel on January 16, 2006, 09:40:07 PM
Hi, all, My name is Tom, and I'm from New Braunfels, TX, outside of San Antonio.  Currently working on a 79 SE 4-speed, 400.  I tend to read alot more than post, but I chime in when I can help or need help.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 16, 2006, 09:56:51 PM
Welcome to the board folks!
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Post by: Kiwi on January 16, 2006, 11:05:20 PM
Hi. Justin from Wellington New Zealand.
Currently have a 1976, 77, 78 Trans Am.
Surprisingly large number of American cars in NZ, with some top end vehicles being hidden away in garages (it seems like there is a mustang on every corner). Although  Firebirds / Trans Ams are not as common, and difficult to find in good condition.
Shipping is also a killer! (esp. oversized items eg decal kits ect)
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Pro71bird on January 16, 2006, 11:50:52 PM
Welcome...Dan, Tom, and Justin.

Geo.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: mothermuxer on January 17, 2006, 03:39:13 AM
Joe... in Los Angeles.  Music & DVD crap is what I do.  Building a new recording control room/iso booth right now to continue doing music stuff.

The myspace page plays my ode to the Trans Am.  Song is called "Screaming Chicken".

www.myspace.com/joboj
www.joboj.com
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Post by: Magnum on January 17, 2006, 02:31:57 PM
Jason, St George, Utah.
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Post by: Blue78TA on January 17, 2006, 03:08:21 PM
Hello, My name Darrell Anderson and I live in Shawnee Kansas whick is 8 or so miles west of downtown Kansas City. I have a 1978 Martinique Blue w/black interior Trans Am that I've had since July 1982 right out of high school. And my other Pontiac is a 2002 Firehawk Trans Am Convertible Bright Red w/ebony interior 6speed and every available GM and SLP options except for the Bilstein suspension and the Auburn differential. I enjoy showing the Hawk when time allows and have built the 78 TA for street and strip action which it has seen the street but not the strip.
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Post by: McAron on January 17, 2006, 08:01:25 PM
Hi, My name is Pawel. I am from Poland and working on '78 Trans Am.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: polecat on January 17, 2006, 09:18:41 PM
HI MY NAME IS DEREK AND I HAVE A 1979 BLACK TRANS AM WITH BLACK INTERIOR AND A 403 MOTOR CAR IS COMPLETELY RESTORED I LIVE IN BROOKLYN NEW YORK
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Post by: Pro71bird on January 17, 2006, 09:38:07 PM
Hello Joe, Jason, Darrell, Pawel and Derek. It's good to hear from you all.

George

Jason, I was in St. George, Ut in early December visiting my brother in law and his family. The area is very nice!
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Post by: Zulu on January 19, 2006, 01:31:50 PM
Hello. I'm "D" (as in Dee, but no ee). I found Hitman's site a couple of years ago after I had a renewed interest in my TA. This site furthered my enthusiasm. I'm happy to be a part of his new discussion board.

Can't seem to get my avatar pic to post.
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Post by: Magnum on January 19, 2006, 04:19:24 PM
I do love it here, most everything is within 2 hrs away, Vegas, skiing, lakes, mountains, you name it. i've been here 20 years now.
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Post by: milly on January 21, 2006, 12:26:43 AM
Milly here, I live in Jacksonville Ill. Some of you guys may know me from TAC.

For those that do not, I have a 1981 Trans Am that I have been fooling around with for the last 9 years.
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Post by: dad78ta on January 21, 2006, 01:54:26 AM
Hello all.

My name is Scott and i live in Mississippi, I am 39 and i have a 78 Gold Edition all numbers matching with the ws6 package and the w72 motor.

I bought it on ebay and shipped it here from Miami, It was in good shape when i bought it with no rust and even the AC worked and still does, I repainted it back to solor gold and had the tan custom seats redone.

I must say it is the nicest TA i have ever had and i have had 3 other second gen TA.

I have been a TA nut since i saw Smokey and the Bandit in 1977.
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Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 21, 2006, 07:26:49 AM
Welcome aboard Scott. Sounds like a hot TA. Post some pictures. We love that sort of think here.
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Post by: dad78ta on January 22, 2006, 11:33:33 AM
Quote from: "Tin Indians Rule"
Welcome aboard Scott. Sounds like a hot TA. Post some pictures. We love that sort of think here.


I would love to but i do not know how to post pics.

I would be glad to email them to somebody if they wanted to post them for me.
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Post by: 78TransAm on January 23, 2006, 02:10:37 AM
My name is Mark Haynes, I am from Warner Robins, GA. I am a moderator over at www.transamcountry.com.

I own a 1978 Trans Am that I am 2nd owner of and have had for over 15 years. I am also restoring a Cameo White 1974 455 Trans Am.

My hobby is 2nd Gen Trans Am's and look forward to meeting many other enthusiast. :D I usually attend STARS and The Trans Am Nationals.

I have a beautiful wife Stephanie, a 3 yr old daughter named Macie and  we are expecting  a son in the next month.
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Post by: blackbird on January 23, 2006, 09:00:50 AM
Hey all, Jeff from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. I have a 80 turbo TA SE, and a 80 turbo Formula at present and looking for more. I had a numbers matching 81 turbo TA stolen from my about 5 years ago (day before 9/11 actually). Had a 68 firebird when I was 14 (given to me by a neighbour) but sold it to finance a first vehicle which was running when I turned 16. SSSSOOOO I have been looking for another 68 here for a while. My wife tells me that I am at my limit for cars right now with the classic project cars. lol... always room for ONE more, right.....
Hope you all enjoy this site as much as I am.
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Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 23, 2006, 10:39:01 AM
Quote from: "78TransAm"
My name is Mark Haynes, I am from Warner Robins, GA. I am a moderator over at www.transamcountry.com.

I own a 1978 Trans Am that I am 2nd owner of and have had for over 15 years. I am also restoring a Cameo White 1974 455 Trans Am.

My hobby is 2nd Gen Trans Am's and look forward to meeting many other enthusiast. :D I usually attend STARS and The Trans Am Nationals.

I have a beautiful wife Stephanie, a 3 yr old daughter named Macie and  we are expecting  a son in the next month.

Welcome aboard Mark. Glad to see your posts here as well as TAC. Finally, some folks from the South Gettin in here!
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Post by: 78TransAm on January 23, 2006, 11:26:23 PM
Yea, we have a few members from the south, but from all indication's if I lived up north I could probably find more car buddies. Seem's like I never meet car guy's around here. Maybe I just don't get out enough. :?
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Post by: Hitman on January 23, 2006, 11:46:58 PM
It is nice to see that we have more and more people joining the forum from all over the US and the World.  Welcome to all.
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Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 24, 2006, 01:02:12 AM
Mark, It's kinda funny you say that about the car buddies up here. I really think it's because of the life span of the cars due to rust. When I moved up here and folks at work found out that I owned several Trans am from the 70's they went nuts. Like WOW, REALLY, A 76, NO WAY YOU CAN'T OWN A 74 TRANS AM. They were just good old used cars in the south. I mean something to shine and work on. Up here they are like hens teeth! I really think that has a big part in it. Now that the 70's car are drying up and their value has shot up so much... everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. just my .02
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Post by: Magnum on January 24, 2006, 09:07:31 AM
I think youre right Tin, there has been a "renewed" interest in the 2nd gens. Personally I'm using it for inspiration to get to work on my own car. But I can remember even 10 yrs ago or so, there wasnt a whole lot of info or parts available. Also, the internet wasnt what is is now either. Only the people who had loved the TA's from the beginning were around and enjoying what they've had from the start.
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Post by: Maryland Bandit on January 24, 2006, 02:09:31 PM
Hey all!!! Tom here checking in from Sykesville, Maryland. About 25 miles west of Baltimore. Currently own a '79 S/E clone. Working on getting a real S/E shortly.
I usually live on the board over at Trans Am Country. Good to see a cross over mix between board "neighbors".
Look forward to hitting this years Trans Am Nationals in Ohio and Trans Am Country Show #2 in North Carolina this October.
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Post by: evilways on January 25, 2006, 12:58:46 AM
Hi...Frankie here. I'm in Asheboro, NC...pretty much been here my whole life. Grew up on a steady diet of Smokey and the Bandit,Dukes of Hazard, and Knight Rider, matured to street racing and drag strips, re-matured to married and father.
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Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 25, 2006, 01:10:47 AM
Hey Frankie, Welcome to the board. Your description of your Life history was deju vuish for me? LOL  


To the others reading this.... Another Southerner! It's starting to feel like home here.
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Post by: evilways on January 25, 2006, 01:34:44 PM
Yep...southern here...but am greatly out numbered...my wife is from West Virginia, father in law from Ohio, mother in law from West Virginia, and I'm the only one who doesn't have an accent....lol.At least my dog was born in NC.
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Post by: Pro71bird on January 31, 2006, 03:10:23 PM
Hello all.......... it's good to hear from you! :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
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Post by: Tbird on January 31, 2006, 11:40:37 PM
I Joe from South Carolina and I have a 1978 Trans Am that I am trying to maintain its condition. I hope to take it to the Nationals this year maybe Mark and myself can meet up and convoy up to the Nationals. I just have a few things I want to do to it before I go and I hope to be done with that in the next two months.
(http://photobucket.com/albums/f242/TransAm1978/?)
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Post by: lugnuts on February 01, 2006, 03:37:44 PM
I am Rob from wheaton Illinois. I grew up in the Boston area and moved here 3 years ago for work.
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Post by: milly on February 01, 2006, 11:24:34 PM
Hey Rob, where is Wheaton Ill.?? I live in Jacksonville Ill., about a half hour west of Springfield.  I grew up in Liberty about 16 miles east of Quincy.
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Post by: olddog1500 on February 02, 2006, 04:57:31 AM
I'm Bob from West central Ohio, about 30 minutes due north of the TA nats.
 I am currently in the parts gathering stage for a 79 WS6/W72 hardtop #'s matching car. Hope to begin on it later this summer.
  I have 2 boys and a beautiful wife and a big spoiled St. Bernard (Brandon).
Bob
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Post by: Hitman on February 02, 2006, 08:26:29 AM
Hey Bob,  Check out www.ohiofirebirds.com
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Post by: lugnuts on February 02, 2006, 08:35:55 AM
Quote from: "milly"
Hey Rob, where is Wheaton Ill.?? I live in Jacksonville Ill., about a half hour west of Springfield.  I grew up in Liberty about 16 miles east of Quincy.

30 miles west of chicago just north of naperville and joliet.
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Post by: olddog1500 on February 03, 2006, 04:47:43 AM
Thanks Brett, will do!
Bob
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Post by: MikeJ on February 04, 2006, 10:34:20 PM
Hello,

I am at the Jersey shore, 65 miles south of New York City.

A long time ago, I owned a 1984 Trans Am WS6 with the 305 H.O. engine. I am now searching for a nice 76-79 Trans Am. I have always loved the looks of those cars and look forward to owning one someday.
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Post by: Pro71bird on February 13, 2006, 11:34:41 PM
Hello Joe, Rob, Bob, and Mike. Good to hear from you all.

George
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Post by: ih8z28s on February 17, 2006, 11:16:39 PM
Joe here from Clear Lake, IA  I have a 77 and an 80 Trans am's.  Ive been working on the 80 for the last ten years, the 77 I just bought last fall.
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Post by: LtWebb on February 18, 2006, 04:28:00 PM
I'm Pete, and I'm from outside Chicago. I just bought a 1980 Trans Am to work on. The interior is in poor condition and some goofy stuff has been done to the engine. I hope to learn a lot from reading here and it's good to be a member now!

Edit: Forgot to add I'm 20 years old.
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Post by: Tin Indians Rule on February 18, 2006, 04:55:23 PM
Hey Pete, Wecome to the board and congrats on the 80 Trans am.
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Post by: Merlin on February 18, 2006, 06:12:27 PM
My name is Kenneth.  I'm 17.  Born in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Live in Bossier City, close to Benton.

I currently have a 1978 Formula w/ W72 and L78 packages.
My dad restores classic trucks and I've been helping him ever since I could.
I'm more into the late 60's and 70's Pontiacs myself.

I'm looking for a nice 1977-78 SE Trans Am roller, if anyone knows of one semi-nearby.

Awesome website and forum.  Great tech stuff.
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Post by: doughcfc on February 19, 2006, 07:11:31 AM
Hello all.  Brian  from Wilmington, Delaware. About 20 miles south of Philadelphia.  I've been gradually working on a 78 T/A, w72,ws6 4 speed.  Got lucky finding the car and have been addicted to 2nd gen cars since.  Thanks for the site Hitman, it's got a lot of great information.
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Post by: erockplan9 on February 19, 2006, 11:16:35 AM
hey brian i just registerd yesturday to, my name is eric good luck w/ your 78. im up in jersey city n.j. not to far off. i just got a 76 8) hey i meant to post in this section yesturday but i guess i goofed up and made a seperate post in general diss  (my intro)  sorry.
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Post by: LtWebb on February 19, 2006, 12:48:50 PM
Hey Rob, I just noticed you were from Wheaton, which is where I live too. I say Chicago cause I go between both. Also, here's a link to my Car Domain page with some pictures of my car: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2263715
Title: Andrew
Post by: 80indypace on February 25, 2006, 06:57:54 PM
Andrew, from Nashville, TN. I owe 80 Indy Pace car that I am looking to restore to drive and have fun. The car have 73K on it but it have been sat and interior are stink and discolored.  I have been fixing car in the Air Force for 15 years. It's great to get my hands dirty again.  I need All the helps I can with this car.
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Post by: TransAm7779 on February 26, 2006, 12:07:53 AM
Hey guys. My name is Brandon and I'm from Oklahoma City. I think I'm the youngest here; I'm only two months away from being 16. Anyways I have a '77 SE and a ws6 '79. My dad and I are doing a ground up resto on the '77. So far it's completely gutted and all of the body work is done. But right now that project is on hold. Now we are workin on the '79. We're fixin it up to be my daily driver. So far all the engine work is done and the interior is all gutted. All we have to do now is put in the gas tank and get at least some of the interior done and it'll be a runnin' car. Then we will get all of the paint and body work done while I'm drivin it. It was originally heritage brown with deluxe camel tan interior, but I decided to go with nocturne blue and gold decals and the same interior. Sorry for the long winded intro!
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Post by: TN-T/A on February 26, 2006, 03:33:39 AM
Im Daniel from Milan,Tn.  I have a 78 T/A with L78/M33 auto.  Exterior is in pretty nice shape, but the interior needs some work.  Trying to stay mostly original.
Title: Paul
Post by: ArizonaTA on February 26, 2006, 09:07:25 AM
I'm Paul, living out here in sunny, blistering hot Arizona. Originally from Pittsburgh. Bought my first TA (79 SE) about 2 months ago. My wife can tell when new parts come because she'll hear me in the garage giggling like a little girl. Nice thing about cars out here: no rust!  Love the Forum Brett.
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Post by: Jonnyscotti on February 26, 2006, 01:46:14 PM
^But the bad part about Arizona is that anything plastic or vinyl gets cooked. But I would rather replace interior than replace sheetmetal. :lol:
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Post by: moonrider1 on February 26, 2006, 06:02:59 PM
Hello everyone my name is Ed and i'm from Arlington Texas which is in the Dallas Fort Worth area.  I love tinkering with muscle cars, walking around swap meets, doing the car shows and playing a round of golf every chance I get.

I am restoring a 79 10th T/A that I found in September.  Pretty much a complete running car with no rust or body damage.  Paint is peeling off pretty badly but everything is there.  Just finishing up the tear down on it and have been amazed at how pristine the sheet metal on this car is.  Not a spec of rust in the floors, trunk, sub-frame, quarters, etc.  I guess I got lucky with this one.  

I wasn't really looking for a Trans Am when I found this one but when I came across this one it brought back alot of memories for me.  I used to have a 79 that I bought when I was 22 in 1980 and kept it until 1996 when I finally sold it to my brother in law at the time.  Man do I ever regret doing that.  I remember the day I bought my 79 there was a brand new 10th T/A in the showroom with a $10K sticker on it.  Just a little out of my price range at the time, so I bought a nocturne blue 79 6.6 automatic for $8600 instead.  Anyway the blue 79 became my daily driver for many years and I'm not even sure why I sold it.  Turns out the brother in law totaled the car out within 6 months of me selling it to him.  Go figure.  I had the car all those years and never got any more than a few parking lot dings in the doors.  Never wrecked ever.  Oh well that's how it goes.  Anyway I finished a 1966 Ford Mustand 2+2 fastback in 2003 that came out really nice and have been doing tons of shows with it the past couple of years.  I guess I'm ready for a new project and that's how I came to find and start working on the 10th.  

Great to meet all of you guys and I think this will be a great site.  It's definitely off to a good start.
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Post by: Killer TA on February 27, 2006, 10:03:50 AM
I am from Connecticut.
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Post by: Pro71bird on February 28, 2006, 08:59:48 PM
Hello everyone and Welcome to this forum. It's good to see the list grow!

Firebirds Rock!

George
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Post by: wheels78ta on March 01, 2006, 07:08:42 PM
Howdy all....I'm Willie from Wichita, "gulp" Kansas, where we have 80 degree days in Feb.  and 20's in March....I currently own a 78 T/A with the 403 all original and #'s matching...and a 75 with a bored over 30 350 chevy, angle port heads etc....welcome to the coolest trans am web page....(winking at Brett)...  : )
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Post by: Hitman on March 02, 2006, 12:26:34 AM
Welcome to the forum...... and I am married so stop winking at me... it is getting me nervous.. :D
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Post by: Eagle 1 on March 03, 2006, 11:39:10 PM
Hello to all.  I am George, I live in Central Texas (small town).
I currently own four hot rods.

1.  1969 GTO.  It is my baby that I have been restoring  for several years now off and on.  It has a Ram Air III engine, WS block, #48 heads, and a M-21 muncie 4 speed (rock crusher)
I purchased this car while in the Army at Ft. Benning Ga.  Currently it is stripped down to the frame as I am doing a complete frame off restoration.  I am adding hide away headlights as well as a few other options since the car came very basic and was used by the orginal owner as a strip racer.  It is a PMD documented GTO.

2.  I also have a 1972 Chevy SWB Pickup.  It was my first daily driver restoration.  It came factory with an eaton posi-track rearend which I rebuilt and changed to 3-73 gears.  The engine is a cheyy 350 with a medium cam, accel ignition, headers, chrome accessories, etc.  I also added a turbo 400 tranny with a shift kit and a b&m stall convertor.
However, after going through three teenage sons, the truck is in need of another restoration, even though it still runs fine.

3.  My middle son purchased a 1981 Camero Z-28 from the original owner.  The car is loaded with every option that came out that year including T-tops with the original covers.  Even the factory cassett player still works.  But, it is time to do a complete restoration as the body and engine are starting to show its age.

4.  Finally, my most recent toy is a 1978 TA.  I am just starting on this car which needs plenty of work.  I purchased the car from the original owner who used it as a daily driver up until 2000.  Fortunately it has the factory engine, trans and rearend.  The car runs strong and doesnt use any oil, but like the Camero, time has taken its toll.  Lucky for us there is ebay.

One last thing.  My oldest son has a 1978,79,81 TA.  The car was pieced together by the previous owner.  It was a T-top car.  I say was because about 18 months ago my son wrecked the car, (oak tree your in my way).
It was heart breaking to say the least, but he and his passenger were ok.
The TA didnt fair so well.  It was totalled.  I guess the only thing good thing about the car is that we now have a parts car.  Anyhow, we had completely rebuilt the engine.  The 400 block was bored 30 over, the crank was machined, and an extreme comp cam was added.  The best part was the heads that the previous owner had installed were a set of #12 ram air heads from a 1970 GTO.  Needless to say this car was a neck breaker.  We saved the engine, but the turbo 400 tranny, like the rest of the car,  didnt survive the wreck.

Sorry about the book, but I enjoy talking cars, especially Pontiac.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: lugnuts on March 03, 2006, 11:42:31 PM
Quote from: "LtWebb"
Hey Rob, I just noticed you were from Wheaton, which is where I live too. I say Chicago cause I go between both. Also, here's a link to my Car Domain page with some pictures of my car: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2263715

car looks good, should be a fun project. I have been working on mine for the past 2 years off and on. if you ever need a hand with anything let me know.

Rob.
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Post by: Eli80Formula on March 04, 2006, 12:00:04 AM
I'm Eli and i live in Connecticut. i have 3 vehicles, a 1969 olds 442 convertible  which is my project car, my 1990 chevy silverado, which is my daily driver, and my 1980 firebird formula. its a WS6 car with T-tops that had a 301, but that crapped out so now it has a 350 chevy. i bought the car from my buddy who desperately wanted to sell it before moving to north carolina. sadly he didnt save the original motor or snowflake wheels :(  but i still love the car the way I've set it up
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Post by: evilways on March 04, 2006, 01:43:13 PM
car looks nice...are those GTA wheels or something else??My 2K TA was black and had black Corvette grand sport rims. I've always liked that look.Welcome to the forum!!
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Post by: Killer TA on March 07, 2006, 11:55:09 AM
eli, nice to see anouther connecticut person. I saw your little project probe car, a little hard to drive it I would think.
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Post by: Eli80Formula on March 07, 2006, 05:36:18 PM
what car did you see? i dont understand what you mean
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Post by: PontiacFan 78 / 89 on March 14, 2006, 01:32:25 PM
:D

Hey - My name is Darrell and  I'm from Alabama near Birmingham.  I have an 89 Formula 350 I bought new and a 78 Trans Am that I have had for a couple of years.  The formula has just been repainted and "only" has 80K miles.  I drive it to work a few days a week (70 mile round trip) and it runs really well.  The TransAm is in good shape and is a good driver.  It needs help in the wiring department, though.  I have all the names of all the previous owners (4 total) and I have been researching trying to get information on my car.  Look forward to participating in the forum.
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Post by: Tin Indians Rule on March 14, 2006, 01:40:29 PM
Welcome abaord Darrell. Sounds like two nice pieces of Pontiac. Post some pics and feel free to look around and ask questions.
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Post by: Ekki on March 15, 2006, 06:12:34 PM
Hi folks,

my name is Ekki and I live near Hannover, Germany.

I have a 78 T/A 'SE' Y82 4-speed which will be restored this summer.
My first Pontiac was a 68 Firebird (ongoing resto - hopefully ready for summer) which I bought 2 years ago.
And then there's the 'Widow', a 69 El Camino SS and of course the 'Millennium Falcon', a 89 325i BMW Touring (or station wagon, as you call it).
Am I obsessive about cars? Maybe a bit... :wink:

Anywho. I really enjoy this group - thanks Brett for providing this platform. Hope to meet some of you guys in person if I ever make it to the US.

P.S. I'll post some pics of my 'garage' as soon as my Pontiacs are ready to rumble.
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Post by: evilways on March 15, 2006, 06:32:07 PM
Welcome to the forum!! I'm of German decent myself. Last name is Nix. Glad to have you here!! Sounds like you have quite the collection going on.
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Post by: JrBanditfan on March 18, 2006, 10:03:07 PM
Hi all - My name is Crystal and I'm a HUGE TA fan.  Although I don't have my own...YET, I'm constantly scanning the web to find pics of other people's rides that I can envy and came across TA Specialities.  Growing up, my dad always had a Trans AM, and that got me hooked.  I can remember when he bought his 1978 Trans AM and brought it home...I was only 8 years old, but at that moment,  I knew what love at first sight meant!   We shared alot of fun days in that car!  To me, there was no better feeling than cruising around with my dad with the T-tops out and some Lynyrd Skynyrd blarring in the 8 track player...if I could only turn back time.   Sadly, he passed away in 1982 of leukemia, and obviously, the car followed soon after.   What I'd give to find that car now!  I've been working hard on my husband to persuade him to get a TA for us to enjoy.  He's a pure Cutlass man...but I showed him the pic of Hitman's 78 TA and I think I've got him hooked now too!  :wink:   I'm hoping in the next couple of years I can convince him to start looking for a fixer-upper...which would be perfect for us.  Our son will be 14 soon, and he's got the TA bug too, thanks to me!   What a perfect family project...at least it sounds good to me!  I'm hoping you don't mind if I check in from time to time on the board, even though I'm not an owner...as of YET.   Peace...
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Post by: Hitman on March 19, 2006, 10:13:34 AM
Welcome to the forum.... nice to have you here.  This forum is for Trans Am owners and lovers alike.... so it doesn't matter if you don't own one yet, you are always welcome.  Let me know when you are rerady for one and I am sure I can find the right one for you.
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Post by: Tin Indians Rule on March 19, 2006, 06:02:44 PM
Hi Crystal and Hubby. Welcome to the board. Your post made me remember that old "Gimmie Back My Bullets" cassette.  :D  I'll admit that I've cranked some Skynyrd tunes with the T-tops out late at night terrorizing the local drag. Man, those days are gone forever. Sure were some good times.
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Post by: evilways on March 20, 2006, 06:16:54 PM
Crystal...I hope you guys do get a project to work on. I wish someone had with me when I was in my teens. Welcome aboard!
Title: living in uk
Post by: ste on March 31, 2006, 08:39:03 AM
hia mate my name is steve i live in manchester uk at the moment i have a 1977 firebird owned it for 2years  have owned a 1971 ,1974 and 1980 birds  [/list]
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: trickyreena on April 01, 2006, 08:34:25 AM
new york.  but i grew up in hawaii.  i miss it there :(
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Post by: tulsapoolplyr88 on April 12, 2006, 08:49:53 PM
My name is Rick, and I'm an alcoholic.......


oops, sorry....wrong group  :lol:  8)


I've been reading all the posts on here for a few weeks....and I've gotta say, this is a good group of people.  I don't post all that much on here.....still pretty much a newbie.  I have, however, made something that I'd like to contribute to the forum.  I've created a "member map" to kinda go along with this thread.  With Hitman's permision, I'd like to invite everyone here to plot where they are from.  It also has a scrolling photo slide show, so ya'll can show off your rides.  It has some other pretty cool features, so feel free to check it out.  Here's the link:

http://www.frappr.com/transamenthusiasts

If you (Hitman) would like to make a more permanate link on his message board, feel free to do so.  This is for you guys, and you guys only (unless you invite other TA fans...lol).

Anyways, have fun with it.
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Post by: evilways on April 12, 2006, 09:01:34 PM
I'm in...cool map!
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Post by: Merlin on April 12, 2006, 09:08:09 PM
Me too
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Post by: Hitman on April 12, 2006, 11:34:32 PM
Looks good to me.
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Post by: sim on April 13, 2006, 05:35:49 AM
i惴 in the map now...
You must scroll a lot to see my insert  :lol:
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Post by: tulsapoolplyr88 on April 13, 2006, 08:15:51 AM
Quote from: sim
i惴 in the map now...
You must scroll a lot to see my insert  :lol:

You can just click on your name, and the map will automaticly move to where you are.   8)
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Post by: sim on April 13, 2006, 10:53:20 AM
鄣m... good idea  :lol:
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Post by: pta78 on April 14, 2006, 02:54:40 AM
Hi,
I'm Ali from Brisbane Australia.  I have a black 78 Trams Am which I have for about 3 1/2 years.  I bought it from a young guy who had just bought a house and needed the money for furniture. He was so sad when I drove it out of his driveway and I was so happy.  What a bargan.  Perfect interior and slight marks on the paintwork at the back and looks great. Love going to car shows, swap meets and cruises.

Great Site.
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Post by: Tin Indians Rule on April 14, 2006, 10:29:03 AM
Welcome to the board and congratulations on buying the car at a bargain. We like pictures of Trans am here... post some for our viewing pleasure.  :D
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Post by: Pro71bird on April 14, 2006, 09:44:16 PM
Hello and welcome to all..............

George
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Post by: Pro71bird on April 14, 2006, 09:55:08 PM
Alright..... Very cool map. I'm the first guy on the map representing the West Coast!

George
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Post by: bty_coolio on June 13, 2006, 01:43:57 AM
hi
my name is Richard
i live in Southern West Virginia lol
WE ARE NOT INBREDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  LOL
just kidding a little WV humor!
but i love the TAs and nothing else matters!
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Post by: IwantmyTAback on June 13, 2006, 02:03:20 AM
My name is Bud (Gerald)
I live in southern Michigan (woodhaven)  About 25 minutes north of the Ohio border.
I currently don't own A trans am but am looking for one since I miss my

TA  badly.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: TRAN5AM on June 13, 2006, 07:39:57 AM
Quote from: TaksBandit
S/E Michigan here (and its damn cold) :(

Me too. Live in Dearborn area, work in Ann Arbor. Where are you?

Quote from: IwantmyTAback
I live in southern Michigan (woodhaven)

I grew up in Trenton, neighbor! How's the TA search?

Anyone else in Metro Detroit? There are a couple of pretty good cruise-ins we could meet up at!
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Post by: IwantmyTAback on June 13, 2006, 09:30:15 AM
I have found one on collector car trader online  that is in southgate which is a 5 minute drive from here.I have been trying to get a hold of them for a week or so and no one will answer the phone.
I know they still have it because they lowered the price from $1,600 to $1,400 yesterday.
I will try calling a little later today.
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Post by: band1t1 on June 13, 2006, 06:21:42 PM
Hi im darren im 26 and from uk near London

Ive owned a couple of 77/78 trans ams plus a few other American cars. my last 2 t/a were in quite bad shape , my first one i owned when i was 18 and it used to burn as much oil as it did petrol and 2nd one was quite rotten especially on top of dash round arches and rear screen unfortunatley i did not have funds or skill to restore

after a 5 year break from t/a s i have owned 88 camaro 2 80s el caminos a 86 chevy celebrity convertible , iam now back on right path though and have 77 t/a special edition clone on way from ta Specialties , as can be seen in signature,

i do not have the knowledge that alot of people on this forum have, but i enjoy reading everyones comments and  learn a lot of stuff at same time  :D
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Post by: Solar78 on June 13, 2006, 07:55:54 PM
Never noticed this sticky....

So I chose to make it offical...

I am Mike from Long Island New York....

My 78 Solar gold ta with WS6 and W72 engine... ordered with every option an SE had but the t-tops and the Y88 code on the build sheet...

If anyone is up in my neck of the woods..drop a line.
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Post by: 81BlackTA on June 13, 2006, 08:10:29 PM
Hi All...My name is Kevin and I'm a 41 yr old gearhead from Nova Scotia Canada. I had my first bird when I was 18, an 81 Formula with the turbo wheels, 4 wheel disk and the 5.0L. I paid $5000.00 canadian for it. It was silver with the charcoal bottom. Red/orange somewhere on it too if I recall, maybe a stipe along the bottom and around the hood scoops? This car was absolutely pristine until...my old Dodge aspen winterbeater ran dry of oil and seized the engine, I had to pull the formula out of storage, got drunk at a bar one night with it and hit a snow/ice bank on the way home with it. Drove the front wheel up into the fender and wrikled it. I was sick. I traded it for a Jeep CJ7...thats a whole other story.
It wasn't until 1995 when I split with my girl at the time and found my Black 81 TA. Had a bit of minor rust and very solid. Just doing a major on it right now. New engine, paint, decals(soon I hope:-}, weatherstrips, added posi and 4 wheel disk. Old interior goes back in this year, new next year. Be looking you up again Brett for the seat covers.
I absolutely love these cars. The only thing mine was really missing was some grunt. Got it now though. Convenient hat the 81's had a chevy motor standard. Made for a straight bolt in for my roller 350.

You all have some awesome looking cars. Glad to have found y'all.
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Post by: Hitman on June 13, 2006, 08:56:23 PM
Welcome all to the Forum.
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Post by: turbota80 on June 15, 2006, 12:35:47 AM
Hi all, I'm Shawn Sousley from Billings, MT.  I'm in the process of building a 1980 Pace Car T/A.  I say building because I don't have the original motor, nor do I want one.  I'm sure I got some frowns on that one, but I would rather build a more common Pontiac V-8 that I can rely on and get more power out of (I'm putting together a 400).  Other than that the car will be completely restored back to original.  Good to find a forum that accually get some activity.
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Post by: elliott on June 16, 2006, 10:13:20 AM
Quote from: sheehan879
Hi,

My name is Jason, I live in Dorset, England.  I will soon be moving to  Germany.  I have owned a 1980 Formula now for 2 years.  Just starting to get it into shape, the only problem is restoration parts are all in the US, shipping is killing me.

Hi Jason,

Im based in the West Midlands in England. Have a 78 Trans Am 4 Speed in black, with the 400 engine.
Owning an American Car in England isnt as bad as you make out in my experience. Ive had no problem getting parts from the various suppliers all over the country. Its not cheap, but no worse than it is buying bits for my other halfs BMW 3 series. And its far more worthwhile than messing about with old BM's which is waht i did before taking the plunge & finally buying one of the cars ive always loved. I sharnt be buying anything 'non American' again as a toy thats for sure!

Car looks good by the way, all the best with it.

Elliott.
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Post by: Pro71bird on June 18, 2006, 09:48:23 PM
Hello and welcome to all. I've been away for some time and it's good to see new post's from folks across the world.

George
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Post by: BadBirds on July 15, 2006, 12:12:56 AM
sorry Eric022 but i think i might be the youngest my name is josh and im 14 and restoring two trans am's. a 76 with" cars and concepts" t-tops
and  a 400. and a 81ta with fisher t-tops and a 400. i love 2nd gen birds and the only thing that sucks about having two trans am's is i dont have a drivers license.
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Post by: CT Bird Fan on July 18, 2006, 12:14:55 PM
Another member here from CT. I've loved 2nd gen Firebirds since I was a kid, but unfortunately I had to sell my 79 Formula lat summer.

I have been able to save up some since then, so I am now on the lookout for a driver TA or Formula to work on while I drive it!

I am not much of a talker (online or off!), but it is great to be part of this forum, as I can tell it is a friendly, helpful and tight knit group!!

Dave
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Post by: fb_rider on July 20, 2006, 08:31:18 PM
I'm Mike from Taylorsville, MD (about 1/2 west of Baltimore).  I was 18 when Smokey and the Bandit was first released and always wanted a black and gold TA.  It took a long time, but I finally got on earlier this year.  It was in pretty good shape with a relatively new paint job, but it had red interior, which had to go!  With Brett's help I was able to get everything to make the change and I'm real happy with the way it came out.  It could probably use an engine rebuild (147,000 - but it runs great - knock on wood) and maybe some rear end work - but the kids and I have had a great time with it this summer taking rides and going to some informal local car shows (they especially like the one at the ice cream place!).  I've learned a lot on this forum and I'm sure I'll learn a lot more as time goes on.  Thanks!
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Post by: bigfoot on July 25, 2006, 02:28:16 PM
My name is Jeff and I just wanted to say "Hi".  I have a 79 TA SE I picked up about a year and a half ago for a good price.  I am planning on doing a complete restoration on it, if I can get my free time and money to meet at the same time.  I've been reading this site for a while and felt it was time to get on and start asking questions.  

Jeff
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Post by: 784mula on July 27, 2006, 11:17:19 PM
Hi

Joe from Michigan, Can't wait to caravan down with all you guys to the "Tipp City Cruise".  Every year I drive 4 hours just to enjoy that show. Oh yeah,  I forgot about the TA Nationals is also that weekend.
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Post by: Hitman on July 28, 2006, 12:16:18 AM
Will be nice to cruise with you this Year Joe.
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Post by: Blackbird Trans Am on August 03, 2006, 05:55:58 PM
Hi! My name is Marshall, and I live in Joplin Mo. I own a early 1977 Trans Am W72. I've been working on it for about 6 years now, whenever I get some money that I can spend on it, and when I can locate the parts. Have a good one!




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Title: Hello to all
Post by: scatpac1 on September 23, 2006, 03:53:30 AM
:D Hello out there,my name is Mike,finally living out the childhood dream car,my 10th anniversary w72 car,have had it for about a year,and needed alot of attention but finally have it mechanically sound,and in the body shop getting a fresh coat of paint,im from northwest Mississippi. anyone else from around here? great site by the way.thanks to all for the help.
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Post by: LOMILETA on September 23, 2006, 10:16:19 AM
HI, all. I'm Russ from north east ohio. I will be finishing up my car soon. It is a martinique blue 78. I am installing a 565 hpm 462 ci in big block buick motor( yeah I know but most of the parts were freeeee so I had to  build it)  LOL. Oh and EROC didnt tell you about his trip to the nats this year ( bad things happened). I will post all the pics when its done. Happy motoring to all.
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Post by: hazzardcountykid on September 23, 2006, 06:13:45 PM
Hey All,
        My name is Grant. I live in Concord NC.. 3 miles from Lowes motor Speedway. I am working on a 79 Trans-am that I am doing a Bandit car with.

Later...
Grant
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Post by: daruff on September 30, 2006, 09:46:50 PM
Hey there All.


I live in Beutifull Washington State


This is a very nice site, ive actually used Hitmans 78ta webpage for a long time now.
Currently i am restoring a 78 T/A Gold SE as well as making my 97 Z-28 faster. Then there is my 71 Ford 4x4. I just dont have enough time for all of these projects. I do think though that by the time I am 50 they should all be done.



Dave :twisted:
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Post by: RJH20dog on October 01, 2006, 12:04:44 AM
Hi all!  Just joined the forum tonight.  I just purchased a '78 T/A from a guy on the east coast, and as we speak it is on it's way over here to the Great Northwest.  I had an absolutely gorgeous root beer brown '78 before I was married, had the engine built up a little and absolutely LOVED that car.  Long story short....got married, had kids, sold mint T/A (WAAAAY too cheap) started driving family friendly vehicles.  Fast forward 16 years; making good money, got my first Corvette (LOVE it), and had been looking for a 6.6 to resto-mod.  Which leads back to the beginning of my story.  Anyway, found this site just searching the various T/A websites (it appears there are only a couple decent ones) and really found lots of good info here.  Great site, Hitman!
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Post by: Hitman on October 01, 2006, 04:29:43 PM
Welcome to the forum.  Anytime you have any questions.... Just ask us.  We are all here to help.
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Post by: MacT/A80 on October 29, 2006, 07:41:37 PM
hey everyone, my name is Darren from Ohio. just joined the forum and i love it! talking to people who share a passion in T/A's is the best. i have a 1980 trans am, midnight blue metallic. I WILL NEVER SELL IT! i bought it in high school and have owned 4 years this month. too bad i've only driven twice this month cause of the damn weather but oh well. just to let people know, if you live in or near ohio and u own any year firebird or T/A, you have to join the ohio firebirds. i can't say enough about this club, they attend all pontiac shows as possible as a caravan usually. this is only my 1st year but i has been the best of times, contact Hitman or Hammer for info.
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Post by: John Witzke on October 30, 2006, 08:11:34 AM
1977-79 W72 Peformance Package historian and expert.  www.78ta.com/w72.htm
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Post by: Zulu on October 30, 2006, 12:28:38 PM
Quote from: "Magnum"
I do love it here, most everything is within 2 hrs away, Vegas, skiing, lakes, mountains, you name it. i've been here 20 years now.


St George by chance? I like that city. Spent the night there a time or two on my way to Vegas.
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Post by: lowdown73 on October 30, 2006, 04:39:51 PM
Hello everyone, my name is Todd Lowe from Edmonton, Alberta( the great white north). I have a 1980 trans am se that i am working on right now, will post a few pictures later on. Just wanted to say hi and seeing who else is from Canada on here.
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Post by: Hitman on October 31, 2006, 12:25:49 AM
Welcome all new to the Forum....... I think you will find a nice home here.
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Post by: DWills on October 31, 2006, 12:15:17 PM
Doug from Florida, bought my 77 SE about three years ago after looking for over two years for the right car.  Have been working on it since.  Looking for any other ta freaks on the east coast of florida.
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Post by: White Bandit on November 01, 2006, 10:04:38 PM
Hi there lowdown73 and greetings from a fellow Canuck.  

I have a 78 Transam

I Live In Mississauga, Ontario on the western side of Toronto so you are not the only Canadian on the board.

Right now I am suffering from withdrawal as the TA was just put in storage for another long cod winter.    :cry:
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Post by: Ron 1973 on November 02, 2006, 02:28:50 AM
Hey all....
Oakland, California here.......
Jason, check out Summitracing.com, I beleive they will ship overseas and thay have tons of stuff.

Ron
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Post by: Pro71bird on November 18, 2006, 05:25:51 PM
Hello and welcome to all. I've been away for awhile and WOW....5,000+ views to this thread.

Brett......any chance of making a sticky of this thread?


George
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Post by: 80T/A bart on November 23, 2006, 12:51:41 AM
Hello all, long time reader, first time poster.   :lol:  New to the TA world, just made a long time dream come true.  Lots of work ahead but really happy to start the project.  Lots of good info here from all of the posts and hopefully will have something to offer.

Later, B
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Post by: Dennis on December 11, 2006, 09:23:12 PM
Greetings from sunny Chandler, AZ.

I'm in the process of restoring a 1978 w72 4-speed car, t-tops w/91k original miles on it.  A close friend of mine bought the car in 1988 and had it in storage since 1990 (due to a dui), I've been bugging him since about 1992 to sell me the car and he finally relented in 2002!  Since buying the car from him I've gone through the entire drive train, brakes, etc....  I'm coming to the final stages of the restoration, paint... I'm told she'll be done before Christmas.  I stopped by the shop today to drop off the weatherstripping... I truly can't wait to see her back on the road!

Would love to hook up with any Pontiac folks down in the SW.
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Post by: eroc022 on December 17, 2006, 09:40:48 PM
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if you live in or near ohio and u own any year firebird or T/A, you have to join the ohio firebirds. i can't say enough about this club, they attend all pontiac shows as possible as a caravan usually


hahaha I was living in Maryland when I joined !!!! this club is awesome....especiallly when you get them in a bar....whoo
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Post by: LOMILETA on December 17, 2006, 10:42:23 PM
Im from Willowick, OH. Eroc is right, we do some of our best thinking in the pub.....   DEE DEE DEE
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Post by: webby on December 21, 2006, 08:43:20 PM
I'm from Nicholasville Kentucky. 5 Minutes South of Lexington. john Webb
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Post by: Pro71bird on December 22, 2006, 02:18:06 AM
Welcome to the site John. Take a look around and feel free to ask questions.......there are alot of knowledgable folks here.

George
(http://i14.tinypic.com/4gtdmzc.jpg)
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Post by: langss on December 25, 2006, 11:59:52 PM
Hello Everybody.  New to your Forum. I own a 78 TA currently waiting to have the Firewall straightened and then have the front end sheetmetal installed.The car was hit hard on the right front so the sub frame had to be changed.Looking forward to driving it soon. Regards.
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Post by: Tin Indians Rule on December 26, 2006, 12:25:46 AM
Welcome Langss! I know you'll be glad to have your car back on the road. Look around let us know if we can help. Post some pictures of your car when you get time. We love to see em'

Evan when there are two NON Firebirds on each end! Hee Hee

George, Did you repaint your 71? That hood is da' shizizzle!
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Post by: Pro71bird on December 26, 2006, 10:37:54 PM
Quote from: "Tin Indians Rule"
Welcome Langss! I know you'll be glad to have your car back on the road. Look around let us know if we can help. Post some pictures of your car when you get time. We love to see em'

Evan when there are two NON Firebirds on each end! Hee Hee

George, Did you repaint your 71? That hood is da' shizizzle!


LOL......nah, the bird is still wearing the same coat of paint. The book end mustangs are friends of mine.

George
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Post by: superduty on December 27, 2006, 03:26:32 PM
I am from Kansas City missouri.   I can't believe the name superduty was still available here.  I guess it's mine now.   :D
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Post by: Hitman on December 27, 2006, 04:10:06 PM
Welcome to the forum.... I guess I don't have to ask if your car is a SD or not huh.
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Post by: langss on December 28, 2006, 12:55:13 AM
Quote from: "Tin Indians Rule"
Welcome Langss! I know you'll be glad to have your car back on the road. Look around let us know if we can help. Post some pictures of your car when you get time. We love to see em'


At this point it may be sometime before I can get it to a body shop to have the firewall straightened.Unfortunatly I'm in the process of moving from one house to another so its just going to have to go along for the ride.Regards....
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on January 04, 2007, 07:08:22 PM
Hi everybody! I made it here. For those who don't know me I'm Larry Benham. I'm a  TAC refugee living in Valley City ND. I used to build cars back when I lived in the DFW area under the name Larry's Custom Cars. I specialized in Oldsmobiles (and Olds powered cars and trucks), S-10s and of course 2nd gen. Trans Ams. Almost every vehicle I owned ended up with an Olds V8. So I'm a lot more versed in them than I am in Ponchos.
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Post by: silicon.mayhem on January 04, 2007, 08:24:29 PM
Guess I missed this thread before I started posting.

I am Gordon Mott... I don't have any cool car background or anything... actually I'm just a 25 year old computer nerd.  Actually, I used to have my own consulting firm...  well, I still do... just no clients.  Got tired of working for the evil corporate empires of the world and being miserable.... so now I just work on writing my own software, and restoring a 78 TA y-car I bought off of a friend to save it from going to another person who doesn't attend the First Pontiac Church of the Trans Am...  So no crazy income anymore... but I'll take a dirty workshop over a cube any day of the week. :)

-Gordon
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Post by: Pro71bird on January 04, 2007, 10:43:25 PM
Hello and welcome Scott, Larry, and Gordon.
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Post by: LeighP on January 05, 2007, 12:39:18 AM
Hello all, just registered. Located in Sydney, Australia. I own a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am with 400 engine...currently assembling a 455 to go in it.
Also own a 1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 convertible resto project.....something for the long term hobby...lol.
I probably know a lot of posters...from TAC and the PY forums.
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Post by: milly on January 05, 2007, 12:42:23 AM
Hey LeighP, great to see you over here. Can't wait to get back to TAC!! :D
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Post by: AmFan on January 05, 2007, 12:21:12 PM
Hello to all the 78TA members and TAC refugees!!!!!

Just registered this week.  Long time lurker here and long time TAC member.

I am from the Pittsburgh area.  New Eagle to be exact, which is about 25 miles south-east of Pgh.  I have a 78 TA hardtop that I have striped as an SE.  It has a Pontiac 400 .040 over and an automatic.  

I have loved TA's since S&TB, and it took me almost 25 years to finally get one.  I did own a 90 Formula (loved that car as well) until I got married.  Had to sell it to afford the mortgage on the house.

Thanks

tom
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Post by: Chewey on January 05, 2007, 02:57:35 PM
My name is Mike...and I love Trans Ams.

Looks like TAC going down (sts) has forced a lot of us lurkers to finally pony up and register!

I've got a 78 Trans Am that's been in the family since '85. I'm just finishing up a 3 year restoration on it. I built it to look stock, but I'm looking for low 13's/high 12's out of it.

I'm stationed in the panhandle of Fl between Pensacola and Ft Walton Beach. I'm hoping to get to meet a lot of you guys at the STARS show down here in March.
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Post by: rkellerjr on January 05, 2007, 06:36:00 PM
Hey everyone, I'm Rich and am located in the historic traingle of Yorktown Virginia near Jamestown and Williamsburg, about 50 minutes from Virginia Beach.

Been a TA fan all my life and owned two in my younger adult years.  Because of money and life in general I got busy with other things.  I just turned 40 last year and decided it was time to get back into a passion I've had all my life, just didn't have the time and money to pursue.  So, here I am.

I'm married to a beautiful woman and have a wonderful 4 year old daughter.

Thanks to 78TransAm and Rick for posting over at PY else I would not have thought to come over to Brett's website.  Thanks Brett, appreciate the use of your forums for us refugee's.
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Post by: folzinal on January 05, 2007, 11:54:24 PM
My name is Ryan from the West side of Cleveland.  I too have browsed alot but never posted on this site.  It's pretty cool to see how many members here are from Ohio.

I have a '77 TA that has... well, 'a lot of character' but I love it that way.
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Post by: Hitman on January 06, 2007, 12:24:02 AM
Ryan,

Why have you never contacted me... I am on the East Side of Cleveland.  We have a Firebird/Trans Am Club up here that we would love for you to be a part of.
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Post by: folzinal on January 06, 2007, 12:36:09 AM
Hey Brett, we did chat a few months ago regarding some work I hope to have you do on my TA.  It would be great to meet up you guys.  My brother actually lives about 5 minutes from your shop off Lost Nation by the airport.

Please send me a pm with more details about the club.   Thanks!  ryfol@hotmail.com
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Post by: MalteseFalcon on January 06, 2007, 03:45:04 AM
Hi, my name is Steve, and I'm from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I bought my first Trans Am in 1980 (a 1976 455 4 speed) and have owned 4 Trans Ams all together. All of them were manual transmissions. I still have two, a Martinique Blue 1978 WS6 W72 4 speed and a black 2000 WS6 6 speed. The 2000 is the Maltese Falcon.

I'm restifying the 1978, and installing a full Stage II Fire Am package while I do it. Parts of Stage III too.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 06, 2007, 01:58:30 PM
Hi, my name is Jeff and I'm an alcoholic...oops, sorry wrong forum. :lol:
I'm currently living in central Iowa while my '79 WS6 and '77 SE live in southern Indiana :( .
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Post by: milly on January 06, 2007, 02:52:48 PM
Hey Jeff, I'll buy the next round after our weekly meeting.  :wink:  :lol:
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Post by: Bigghooch on January 06, 2007, 03:16:26 PM
I am in Northwest Indiana

I have a few " Rescued " TAs
Here are a couple of late cars I play with
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l29/bigghooch/DSC01548.jpg)
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Post by: Z1 on January 06, 2007, 11:29:46 PM
Im Bill from Missouri near KC
79 TA
Proud lost w/o TAC member :D
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Post by: blue81ta on January 07, 2007, 07:25:34 AM
My name is Keith. I'm from Albany, NY.  I'm hopelessly addicted to Firebirds and Trans Ams. It's an addiction I will never get over... not that I want to. So I'll just have to continue to feed it. Now that I am here at 78ta.com I can do just that. Hope to be a regular around here and get to know all of you.
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Post by: TA462 on January 07, 2007, 11:44:29 AM
I'm Dave from Port Hope Ontario, Canada.  I'm a TAC refugee with a Solar Gold 78 Trans Am.
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Post by: eroc022 on January 07, 2007, 12:05:09 PM
welcome to the forum guys.....im sure youll find all sorts of useful information here as well as asking those questions youve always wondered about Trans Ams.....
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Post by: brian c on January 07, 2007, 01:45:26 PM
Brian C from Akron NY (burb of Buffalo).

1978 Y88 fully loaded minus the W72 and 4-spd (everything else was checked off). PHS documented and undergoing a resto mod. Hope to have it painted in a few months in solar gold.


Future Plans:

200r4 automatic conversion
Redo the cloth interior
Refinish the 8" snowflakes
Install/Expand stereo system
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Post by: WarbirdTA on January 07, 2007, 05:30:08 PM
 8)
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Post by: Rick on January 07, 2007, 06:59:54 PM
George is being modest, folks.  Warbird is the premier collector of all things Firebird.  A couple of other people I know have some pretty extensive collections, but those are mostly only in one or two things (like minature cars or back issues of HPP and the like).  George's collections are more like a societal documentation for a antropology collection. :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: 455dave on January 07, 2007, 07:24:41 PM
New to this site, so hello to everyone. I have an overweight 76 T/A and a 71 Formula. I don't know how to post pictures but here is a shot of the T/A from August:

http://mysite.verizon.net/res03ax9/cool.jpg
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Post by: Rick on January 07, 2007, 07:28:33 PM
Welcome!  How do you mean "overweight"?  Do you mean like heavier than you'd like, or heavier than a usual 76? :?
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Post by: Rick on January 07, 2007, 07:31:11 PM
Dave -- if you want to post a pic, just click on the "Img" icon in the window that comes up when you type your post, then copy in the link where the pic is found, and then click the "Img*" icon again.  The pic should come up like this:

(http://mysite.verizon.net/res03ax9/cool.jpg)
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Post by: 455dave on January 07, 2007, 07:35:34 PM
Quote from: "Rick"
Welcome!  How do you mean "overweight"?  Do you mean like heavier than you'd like, or heavier than a usual 76? :?


It's a 455/4 speed car and it weighed out at 4025 years ago when it was fairly stock. Since then it's got an 8 point, a turbo 400, a Ford 9 inch, SFCs, 3.5 inch driveshaft,  balanced by a glass hood, 70 nose, aluminum heads and intake, so it's probably 3850 to 4000 with five gallons of gas.  The early Nova guys give me fits, light cars and they hook like crazy.
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Post by: 455dave on January 07, 2007, 07:37:53 PM
Rick,

Thanks for the tip, I appreciate it. Next time I'll cut the resolution a bit and post it like you said.
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Post by: Rick on January 07, 2007, 07:40:08 PM
Yeah, my 75 TA is a bit lighter than that, but only after extensive weight reduction from taking "stuff" out that wasn't needed.  It started out about where yours did.  Those Novas can be VERY light indeed. :)
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Post by: 455dave on January 07, 2007, 07:47:47 PM
My first T/A was a Buccaneer Red 75 with a stock 400 and a 4 speed, white interior, I miss that car.

I've had the 76 since 94 and I still consider it a street car, the A/C still works. I need to pull the drive train out of the 76 and put it in a stripper.  
 :D
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Post by: WarbirdTA on January 07, 2007, 07:54:20 PM
8)
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on January 07, 2007, 08:04:23 PM
Quote from: "WarbirdTA"
So Rick,
When are you planning on coming out to Las vegas, and taking a 100 mile drive to visit me?
Heck, you can even bring milly! :wink:

George 8)


Oh God, could you see the two of them in a car together?
:shock:
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Post by: milly on January 07, 2007, 08:06:39 PM
If our plans don't change, we will be giving that idea a test drive on the way to the Nats this summer.  :D
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Post by: Rick on January 07, 2007, 08:09:08 PM
George -- the wife is talking a trip to Vegas sometime -- I'll keep you posted.  Since I don't really get into gaming I'll need something to do.

milly -- I'm looking forward to that trip!  It ought to be a BLAST! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: milly on January 07, 2007, 08:12:05 PM
It's gonna be a great time I'm sure. I can hardly wait!!  :D
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Post by: 455dave on January 07, 2007, 08:41:19 PM
Quote from: "milly"
It's gonna be a great time I'm sure. I can hardly wait!!  :D


Which Nats are you talking about? I've been to the T/A Nats in Dayton and the Ames Tripower Nationals in Norwalk, is there a Nats I'm missing?. BTW, Ilive in Sarasota.
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Post by: WarbirdTA on January 07, 2007, 08:48:33 PM
8)
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Post by: milly on January 07, 2007, 08:53:01 PM
Sorry, inside story.  T/A Nats in Dayton, Oh.
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Post by: Rick on January 07, 2007, 08:58:23 PM
Here's the link:

http://www.78ta.com/nats/index.htm
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Post by: BLURR on January 08, 2007, 06:02:15 PM
Hi everyone Im new here. A fellow TAC refugee. Thanks again 78TA for letting us flood in here. :lol:

Im from West Monroe, LA and currently starting on a 1977 Special Edition T/A restoration.

I just finished a few months ago my Silver 1978 Trans Am's restoration. Been real happy with the car. But I've been after this specific SE for awhile and have finally gotten my hands on it.

Cant keep em both. So the 78 has to go. Will be on ebay this week. You can PM if interested off ebay.
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Post by: stimpy on January 08, 2007, 06:54:15 PM
Stimpy here , don't let the nickname fool ya , from Joliet Ill , from the TAC boards ,owned 1 73 455 SD , totaled out in 1985 by a buddy of mine , had a 76 firebird (exwife murdered the car) , raced a 74 SS/KA Trans am in NHRA back in the early 90's (went broke) , and in the process of building a Super/Pro class T/A from a 81 301 SE hulk.
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Post by: Rick on January 08, 2007, 07:38:26 PM
Quote from: "stimpy"
... had a 76 firebird (exwife murdered the car)...


And then stimpy took care of the ex-wife...body STILL hasn't been found...something about a sawzall... :shock:  :shock:  :lol:

How do you think you're going to like the new job, Scott?
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Post by: 81Nascar on January 08, 2007, 09:11:20 PM
Hello all.   My name is Scott and I'm from Anchorage,Ak.    Big thanks to Bret for kicking this site off. I know he's a T/A nut like me.   I see some of my TAC brothers over here too as well.   Some of my T/A's (yeah like I only have one) include a 81 Turbo Trans Am (Nascar Pacecar) that I just finished doing the final touches of the resto on. The car is not 100% stock.   I modded it to be an awesome driver.  The 301T is pretty modded as with some of the suspension.   Also a custom stereo install that I did.  I did EVRYTHING on the car minus the recovering of the Recaro seats.     Next T/A is 78 Y88 (gold S.E.)  That car is far from it's original color.Not my fault.That'show I bought it. It is in solid shape so that's what counts.  It has a  L78 400 auto. It was going under the knif this winter for a resto, but something elese came up so my time wouldn't be there untill later. So I will get started on it some time this summer.  My next ride is my little sleeper.   1988 Trans Am GTA. 350 TPI with  beechwood interior.  Black car and a hard top.   Stock except for the Procharger and SLP headers. Oh and it has 180,000 miles. Sure they don't last long.

 I have a forged 383 waiting to go in that bird with AFR heads and a super ram.  NOT so stock after that.    Someone has to chase off those pesky Cobras and Vipers.
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Post by: stimpy on January 08, 2007, 10:18:17 PM
Quote from: "Rick"
Quote from: "stimpy"
... had a 76 firebird (exwife murdered the car)...


And then stimpy took care of the ex-wife...body STILL hasn't been found...something about a sawzall... :shock:  :shock:  :lol:

How do you think you're going to like the new job, Scott?


I don't work at the bodyshops unless they need some welding/mechanical work  done ,I rent/barter  space from them , I still drive a tanker but lately it has been a little slow .

as for the ex wife I wouldn't want to waste the blade on her and get my sawzall dirty in the process , instead I destroyed her chevelles motor and broke the frame in the process then sold it to a buddy of mine . he he :twisted:  he restored the car and lives about 2 blocks from her house and drives past it all the time ... paybacks are a ......... :twisted:  :twisted:
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Post by: Flamn Chkn on January 08, 2007, 11:05:09 PM
Great site I have been a lurker hear and have gotten some very useful information thanks Brett.

My name is Todd I live in North Central Washington State

I have worked for a fruit tree nursery for 25 years about 8 years ago I started my own catering business. I do Southern style barbecue you know Pulled Pork, Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, Whole Hogs. and all the side dishes too.

I have the biggest barbecue in town on wheels :D  I bought it from a barbecue wood supplier in Texas in 1998

I have always loved Trans Ams I bought a T shirt in 1973 that had a T/A on it and knew one day I  would own one. Oh yes it would be mine :D

I have Owned 2 1976 Trans Ams and a 70 1/2 Camaro and a 67 Camaro also. My son owns a 73 RS/Type LT Camaro K code engine.

I have always had a soft spot for 2nd Gen F bodies.
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Post by: Rick on January 08, 2007, 11:07:35 PM
Quote from: "Flamn Chkn"
I do Southern style barbecue you know Pulled Pork, Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, Whole Hogs. and all the side dishes too.

I have the biggest barbecue in town on wheels :D  I bought it from a barbecue wood supplier in Texas in 1998.


You just became Mark Haynes' (78TransAm) best friend... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: Flamn Chkn on January 08, 2007, 11:09:53 PM
Quote from: "Rick"
Quote from: "Flamn Chkn"
I do Southern style barbecue you know Pulled Pork, Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, Whole Hogs. and all the side dishes too.

I have the biggest barbecue in town on wheels :D  I bought it from a barbecue wood supplier in Texas in 1998.


You just became Mark Haynes' (78TransAm) best friend... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


When I show up I.m pretty much everybodies best friend :lol:
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Post by: Hitman on January 08, 2007, 11:29:45 PM
Welcome all to the Froum, Glad you could all make it.
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Post by: Father&Son7379T/A on January 09, 2007, 05:27:38 AM
Hi,my name is Duane,and I am a Trans Amaholic :P
I'm also a TAC refugee and appreciate Brett standing up and bringing our two families together.
I and my father have been into muscle cars since I can remember.It was really my father who started me into the craze since I can remember as a child.He has been a Pontiac guy since he could drive with a 59 Catalina conv.
I won't list all the muscle cars I've owned,it would take too long,but I'll tell ya about the current ones,and they are my favorites of all time.
First,the 73 T/A,our baby,was purchased on Dec.23,2004.It came from Joe at Southwest Corvettes and Classics.Joe is a big T/A fanatic himself and a good guy.We are the 3rd owners.It was purchased new by a woman in Maryland and she kept it until 2003 with 76k at the time.
Well we put paint and a few other items into her but she was all there luckily we didn't need new sheet metal or anything really,just a cleaning up.
 Next I have my Navy blue 99 T/A with 33k we bought in 03 on my birthday in a snowstorm :roll:  :D I love this car on summer days going to Wisconsin.
And then we have our 79 4spd with 19k miles we're waiting on delivery for,can't wait.
And I have my 68 442 with 63k #'s match 400 but with a 455 build,Edelbrock heads,Harland Sharp rlr rockrs,Ross pistons,.520 Comp Cam,ceramic hooker headers,Mallory Unilite,Demon 850 dbl pmp,etc.
I have owned this car since 1989 with 53k miles at the time,and now she's for sale,it's gonna be hard to part after 18yrs. :cry:
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Post by: chuffchuff on January 09, 2007, 12:10:46 PM
Hello all yet another TAC refugee, and thank you most kindly for looking
after us.
I'm Chas and finally had the money to get my first Pontiac a red 71
Formula 400 in '05, they're not that common over this side of the pond. As
you've probably guessed I'm from the UK, Hawkinge Kent, about as far
south-east you can get without getting you feet wet :D
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Post by: Birdman on January 09, 2007, 12:37:59 PM
Bryan here! I've been all over, orignally from Philly but now permanently located in Raleigh, NC.

I have a 98 TA that I built and a 79 SE TA that I am building now.  8)
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Post by: Crzy4my10th on January 09, 2007, 09:16:57 PM
Well, I'm a little late in getting to this thread but here it goes, as boring as it is...

My name is David and I was born and raised in Anchorage, AK. Left there to live in WV with my mom during my HS years. It was fate calling me. I met up with both loves of my life. It was there I met my wife in HS and dated for the two remaining years of HS. We were married just three months after I graduated. That was almost 20 years  and 2 kids ago. My son is the oldest at 18, 19 this month. My daughter is 15 going on 30. Has plans on graduating HS in Dec 07. A full year and half early.

My second love was fostered during my HS school years as well. I drove a 81 Pace Car that was my mom's boyfriend at the time. It was only 5 years old when I first drove it. From then on I was hooked.

My first TA was a black on black 403 automatic TA. Hardtop car that I converted over to t-tops. It would last a few years but ended up trading it in for a truck for the new business I started.

It would be a few years before I got another TA but once it started there was no looking back. 20 or so cars later I decided it was time to settle on car and begin a restoration. My pick was a 79 400 4 speed TA, it should have been a TATA but I decided to save a worn out Atlantis blue TA. For the next 5 years I collected every NOS part I could scavenge. Then as fate would have it another car pops up that I was interested in finding. After being disappointed on two other deals, I found my 79 400 4 speed Formula in OK. We all know by now only 367 were produced. It is currently being painted by JasonD in PA.


Well, that's just about it. Other than a 5 year stint in NV, I lived in FL for the remaining time after HS.

I can honestly say that the TA crowd is the absolutely the finest on the net. I love talking and meeting all those I come to know. We've had some great times mixed in with some down times but everybody comes thru in those times. I mean, really, where else would someone give up a car for another member. You guys are best and I'm glad to be apart of it. Thanks!


Peace.
David
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Post by: Rick on January 09, 2007, 09:42:47 PM
David didn't mention that he also takes ciruitous trips around the US periodically, picking up and dropping off cars and various parts, while running his own business and working insane hours for people who are three bricks short of a load. 8)  :wink:
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Post by: Crzy4my10th on January 09, 2007, 10:39:34 PM
Quote from: "Rick"
David didn't mention that he also takes ciruitous trips around the US periodically, picking up and dropping off cars and various parts, while running his own business and working insane hours for people who are three bricks short of a load. 8)  :wink:


True that,  Rick. My escapades are well known over there aren't they? How I wish I could make the same livin' working with the cars as my Tile business does. I would switch over in a heartbeat. I'm SO sick of contractors I want to barf. My latest bunch has a me in a pinch. The GC and the Flooring Company ( They'll remain unnamed) that I installed the tile for in the Condo's are fighting over money. We're does that leave me? In the middle without any money. I just pulled in my first check since Thanksgiving. Now that is just getting ridiculous. Good thing is I'm going to be booked up for the next three or four months. Now it's a mad dash to get it all done.. Like I say "my work is either feast or famine" there's no middle ground.


David
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Post by: Father&Son7379T/A on January 10, 2007, 07:02:42 PM
David,I hope I meet you at the NAT's.
I love the blue bird graphics on your Atlantis blue 4spd!
I'm kinda partial to that color now :wink:
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Post by: Crzy4my10th on January 10, 2007, 07:18:58 PM
Quote from: "Father&Son7379T/A"
David,I hope I meet you at the NAT's.
I love the blue bird graphics on your Atlantis blue 4spd!
I'm kinda partial to that color now :wink:



One day I will make it back to the NAT's. It's been three long years since I've been there. It seems that time of the year I really get busy. I plan for it every year but some job creeps it's way into my schedule that I can't turn down.

My Atlantis Blue car has become my favorite color scheme next to the TATA. The blue with blue graphics are stunning. Just wait until you see the Formula. I think the Sierra Copper paint is going to knock your socks off.

Thanks
David
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: joeq28 on January 10, 2007, 08:18:50 PM
Alittle late getting to this, but here I go. My name is Joe Quartana and I'm from West Allis, Wi. 3rd owner of my '78 T/a w72/4spd 72k had the car for the last 5 to 6 years not exactly sure. Love the site,the topics and all the knowledge and help everyone gives out by far the best car site. :twisted:
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Sooner Dead on January 10, 2007, 09:28:56 PM
Part of the TAC group, but I may stick around and try to visit both once TAC comes back... so here I go... My name is Nate Hiers, I am a Meteorology major (computer science and mathematics minors) at the University of Oklahoma... So I live in Oklahoma now, originally from Michigan... I have a 1980 Firebird Formula with a Poncho 400 between the fenders... I am trying to bring the car back to live and make it a street beast (a couple visits to the strip a year maybe) all while going to college and eventually getting married...
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Pro71bird on January 10, 2007, 10:27:33 PM
Hello and welcome to all you "Bird" lovers. :mrgreen:
Title: Hello
Post by: jjr on January 12, 2007, 01:41:38 AM
Greetings,

 Just got here...

 My Name is Joe Richter and I grew up in Cincinnati, OH. Just a dozen
or so miles from  where the Norwood assembly plant was.

 Life, jobs, and everything else has prompted a few moves here and there
and I currently reside in Ft. Worth, TX.

 My first TA was a 1979/403 olds car, it was #29 Dark Blue. At the time
I bought it I had wanted a TA since the late Seventy's... Geez I loved
that car. I had bought it in Springfield, IL and had it for years. I think
it was the salt on the Chicago roads that really hurt - that and driving
the thing to death. After a spirited hail storm (read: baseball sized) I
made the mistake of deciding to sell it.

 Less than 3 years later I felt the loss and began looking for another TA.

 I began finding TA's every few months or so - and they were reasonable too.

 Today, I too am a Trans-Am-Aholic... my current fleet includes:

 1979 10th Aniv LE TA  400-4spd
 1980 Turbo Pace Car SE TA
 1980 Bandit SE TA
 1981 Turbo Pace Car SE TA (recent find)
 1981 Turbo Bandit SE TA
 1981 Turbo TA
 1986 Tuned Port TA
 1990 Firebird
 1997 Ram-Air WS6 TA

 Also a TAC regular...
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: pontiacmonstr on January 13, 2007, 11:08:34 PM
newbie here. located in cleveland ohio. love pontiacs! i have a 79 t/a and a 75 formula. pontiacmonstr
Title: Kansas City
Post by: kc ta on January 14, 2007, 08:27:09 AM
My name is Jon and I live in Kansas City, MO.  Born and raised in northwest Indiana (La Porte).  

I'm 33 and got my 77 Black and Gold T/A just over a year ago.

I'm building a 455 Potiac motor for it now.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Hitman on January 14, 2007, 10:08:07 AM
Welcome all to the Forum, nice to have you here.

By the way, Sooner... I love your avatar.  :)
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Post by: Rick on January 14, 2007, 12:01:44 PM
Quote from: "Hitman"
By the way, Sooner... I love your avatar.  :)


Gotta watch those future meteorologists -- they are a tricky bunch!  That's what they do in their spare time! :?  8)  :wink:
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Post by: LeighP on January 14, 2007, 04:45:03 PM
Between classes on stirring entrails......  :lol:
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: pontiacman on January 14, 2007, 04:48:51 PM
sup fellas im donald and i live in north alabama and i was also born in 1977 so do i really need to say why i love the trans am
i have a project going on called frankenstien. i have a 79ta with t tops and its black but with absolutly no options but i also have a 81 turbo formula i like to call it my donor car cause it has the ws6 package power windows doors delux interior all the goodies that my other dont but its an abandonded car from tx and i cant get a title so parts it is
but from what i have seen so far yall are a great group of people and very knowledgeable i appreciate all the info youre blessing me with
well thats it ..........for now ill be around just cant figure the tac thing out i cant get to it for some reasons
and this forum rocks and py talks mainly about rocks
see yall
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: lawbreaker2 on January 14, 2007, 10:51:50 PM
Ok, here we go, My name is Don, I'm 38 years old and I'm from brunswick  ohio, Most of you know me from TAC,  So I won't bore you with the list, But for the ones that don't know me, I have a 80 Indy pace car, 70 t/a, 76 50th t/a, 73 formula, 1 81 daytona pace car, and a few other cars, I have been going to the t/a nat's in dayton for 20 years now. I have always lived in ohio, I have 1 wife and 3 kids, 3 dogs, The wife is also into cars and she has a 81 nascar pace car that we are restoreing, so that does it for now. :wink:
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Rick on January 14, 2007, 11:08:07 PM
Don also likes to snap pics of TAs and other interesting things he sees on the road, where he spends a LOT of time... 8)  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Sooner Dead on January 16, 2007, 05:44:13 AM
Quote from: "Hitman"
By the way, Sooner... I love your avatar.  :)


Thanks! I have got quite a few compliments, and just for this special occasion of the TAC invasion I just now updated it a bit - hope you enjoy version 2.0 :)

Quote from: "Rick"
Gotta watch those future meteorologists -- they are a tricky bunch! That's what they do in their spare time! :? 8) :wink:
Quote from: "LeighP"
Between classes on stirring entrails...... :lol:


You two just bought yourselves an ice storm in your home towns - during show season... keep it up and I may have to hand out an ice age just for y'all
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Rick on January 16, 2007, 09:29:01 AM
Quote from: "Sooner Dead"
You two just bought yourselves an ice storm in your home towns - during show season... keep it up and I may have to hand out an ice age just for y'all


I thought you did that this morning -- woke up, some kind of cold white crap all over the ground... :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

Actually, it's only about 1/4 inch -- a lot less than the average annual snowfall of 27.5 inches -- but only the second time this winter that we've seen ANY...so far... :?  :?  8)
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: MalteseFalcon on January 17, 2007, 12:54:42 AM
Quote from: "Rick"
Quote from: "Sooner Dead"
You two just bought yourselves an ice storm in your home towns - during show season... keep it up and I may have to hand out an ice age just for y'all


I thought you did that this morning -- woke up, some kind of cold white crap all over the ground... :shock:  :shock:  :shock:


See, that's what happens when you boast about not having any snow.  :wink:
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: milly on January 17, 2007, 01:00:10 AM
It was spitting snow yesterday, no accumulation though. Pretty cold though, sub '20's all day and night.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Rick on January 17, 2007, 09:36:10 AM
Yeah, it's all melted here except in the shaded areas.  But as much as I hate to admit it, we could use a few days of Maltese Falcon weather down here to cut the bug and rodent populations.  About 4-5 days of -20 F would do the job nicely... :shock:  8)  8)
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on January 17, 2007, 05:55:23 PM
Quote from: "milly"
It was spitting snow yesterday, no accumulation though. Pretty cold though, sub '20's all day and night.


Supposed to be like that here tomorrow.
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Post by: WarbirdTA on January 17, 2007, 07:52:26 PM
 8)
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Post by: formula462 on January 17, 2007, 09:39:06 PM
Hey all,Cody here and I love the 2nd gen.
I have a 77 Formula W72 auto,a 77 Formula W72 4speed and my 1st TA
a 78 W72 4speed that is in the rebuild process.
Also have a 74 TA and 92 Firebird
I sold my black 77 TA w72 4speed and I swear will never do it again.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Rick on January 17, 2007, 09:50:30 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Cody!  I'll go ahead and be the first to say it -- we LOVE pictures! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: DR RPM on January 18, 2007, 08:33:34 AM
Hey guy's, sorry I'm late. Name's Rick from Alberta, Canada. I have a 78 TransAm and a Formula and like most hope that someday to finish.
Title: Hello ladies and gentelman
Post by: 1979 SE on January 18, 2007, 04:18:41 PM
My name is John and i live in Asheville nc,i am the proud owner of a 1979 SE,have done alot of work to get it looking somewhat like it did when my wife bought it brand new.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: lawbreaker2 on January 18, 2007, 09:06:19 PM
Hi john, :wink: I just wanted to be first before rick. :lol:
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Post by: Rick on January 18, 2007, 09:42:33 PM
Geeze -- go take a shower and look what happens -- you get replaced! :shock:  :?

Welcome to 78TA.com -- and post up some pictures -- we LOVE pictures! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: lawbreaker2 on January 20, 2007, 09:15:16 AM
This is why you never leave your post. :lol:
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 20, 2007, 11:40:56 AM
Quote from: "Rick"
Geeze -- go take a shower and look what happens -- you get replaced! :shock:  :?

Welcome to 78TA.com -- and post up some pictures -- we LOVE pictures! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

You're stepping away for showers?!?!? What's next? food breaks?? :roll:  :lol:
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Post by: RSD on January 20, 2007, 12:36:27 PM
Howya all.

 I best introduce myself properly...I've been playing around the board for couple of weeks now signed up just before Christmas when things were a little quieter...

my name is Dave I lived in Dublin Ireland 38 years old..( 39 next month)and I just can't wait till my 40th birthday I'm going to spoil myself :D
married with three kids..

I drive an 1980 trubo T/A...
it a 2 owner car with just 48 thousand miles on it..

TA,s are a little tin here as you can imagine.....there is about 15 in the whole country.......and 4 that I know of in Dublin city....

 just waving a hand from the Emerald Isle's.... and to let you boys know there is a TA alive and kicking on this side of the pond...

Cheers RSD...........
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 20, 2007, 02:58:07 PM
Hi, nice to hear from you, Dave. I recall seeing the pix of your T/A before. Sounds like it's pretty rare over there...love the color combo.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: RSD on January 20, 2007, 03:10:28 PM
Quote from: "79ws6resto"
Hi, nice to hear from you, Dave. I recall seeing the pix of your T/A before. Sounds like it's pretty rare over there...love the color combo.


Thanks Jeff..

rarer than hens teeth..
not much interest  in them at all over here...nowhere to get parts... no clubs no mechanic would ever dream of looking at it if we had a problem..I couldn't resolve myself............ Thank god for the Internet :D

Am  like a duck out of water... who was born on the wrong continent.. HAHA
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Post by: Amtrak on January 20, 2007, 04:38:06 PM
HI Chuck Clark from Louisville, Mississippi   I am currently working on a 79 hardtop SE  hope to get it ready for the Bandit run to Georgia.  Sounds like an awsome adventure hope to meet you there...... :)
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 20, 2007, 08:19:57 PM
What I find cool is that as "rare" as these cars :wink:  are and as few as you see on the road anymore...it's awesome to see/hear of so many of us working on driving/restoring them all across the country/world :D
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: chuffchuff on January 21, 2007, 04:16:34 AM
Quote from: "RSD"
Quote from: "79ws6resto"
Hi, nice to hear from you, Dave. I recall seeing the pix of your T/A before. Sounds like it's pretty rare over there...love the color combo.


Thanks Jeff..

rarer than hens teeth..
not much interest  in them at all over here...nowhere to get parts... no clubs no mechanic would ever dream of looking at it if we had a problem..I couldn't resolve myself............ Thank god for the Internet :D

Am  like a duck out of water... who was born on the wrong continent.. HAHA


And had to drive through 3 countries to get Shauns old car home  :shock:
ps:- No I'm not stalking you, I'm in the TAC tent city
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Zig on January 22, 2007, 10:50:24 AM
Hi everyone.  My name is Scott and I'm from TAC and PY although over there I go by Zig'sbird.  Here I guess I just got lazy and dropped the bird from my name.

I have a 74 TA right now looking for some loving.  Hopefully before long she'll be back on the road :(
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 22, 2007, 08:53:41 PM
Hey, a fellow Hoosier!! :D  Welcome, Scott....Rick is in Indy also...look him up on here...let's see some pix of the 'bird!! 8)
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Rick on January 22, 2007, 11:06:18 PM
Yeah, Scott and I know each other from the PY boards as well as TAC.  I've just haven't gotten down to Greenwood for one of their meets yet. :?
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Zig on January 25, 2007, 05:00:26 PM
Quote from: "79ws6resto"
Hey, a fellow Hoosier!! :D  Welcome, Scott....Rick is in Indy also...look him up on here...let's see some pix of the 'bird!! 8)


Yes, Rick and I 'know' each other from a couple of different boards.  Since you say 'fellow' user are you also from IN?

Rick, did I ever show you any pictures from the Suds?  Some pretty decent cars make it through there :D

And speaking of cars, here is my 74 that needs a ton of work.

(https://oncourse.iu.edu/access/content/user/smarley/Filemanager_Public_Files/PY_Pics/1974_Trans_Am_1_0.JPG)

(https://oncourse.iu.edu/access/content/user/smarley/Filemanager_Public_Files/PY_Pics/1974_Trans_Am_5_0.JPG)
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 25, 2007, 05:28:07 PM
I'm living in Iowa now :?  but will always be a Hoosier at heart. I grew up about 3 hours south of you guys in Evansville/Newburgh/Boonville area.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Rick on January 25, 2007, 05:31:48 PM
Scott -- no, you've talked about them, but I haven't seen the pics.  Post some up!

Your 74 looks pretty clean.  Got any more pics?  (Like TAC, we LOVE pics over here!) :lol:  :lol:
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Zig on January 25, 2007, 06:05:26 PM
Quote from: "Rick"
Scott -- no, you've talked about them, but I haven't seen the pics.  Post some up!

Your 74 looks pretty clean.  Got any more pics?  (Like TAC, we LOVE pics over here!) :lol:  :lol:


(https://oncourse.iu.edu/access/content/user/smarley/Filemanager_Public_Files/Camera/DSCF0296_1.JPG)

(https://oncourse.iu.edu/access/content/user/smarley/Filemanager_Public_Files/Camera/DSCF0300_1.JPG)

(https://oncourse.iu.edu/access/content/user/smarley/Filemanager_Public_Files/Camera/DSCF0302_1.JPG)

(https://oncourse.iu.edu/access/content/user/smarley/Filemanager_Public_Files/Camera/DSCF0303_1.JPG)

(https://oncourse.iu.edu/access/content/user/smarley/Filemanager_Public_Files/Camera/DSCF0305_1.JPG)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 25, 2007, 06:11:27 PM
WOW! :shock:  The color combo on that yellow bird is awesome. I love that paint with that interior (what I can see of it). Nice pix! 8)
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: 784mula on January 31, 2007, 07:25:59 PM
I agree, with the bright colors & the warm weather, that sure beats the weather here in Michigan-5 degrees today!!
Title: big al here from TAC!!!!!
Post by: 79TA220HP on February 01, 2007, 11:20:53 AM
Hi,

this is big al...

wanted to say hello....

what the hell happened to TAC?


and, where are all my buddies!

hopefully I will make som enew friends here...


I have a 79 L78 with t-tops, 400 4 speed car

owned since 1986....


big al
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: AmFan on February 01, 2007, 12:04:28 PM
Big Al,

TAC had a disk crash that resulted in the total rebuild of the site.  It is back but you have to register again.

Lots of good folks on this site as well.

tom
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: 784mula on February 03, 2007, 03:24:49 PM
Hi Al, Have you met the Hitman?
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Hitman on February 07, 2007, 11:03:27 PM
Welcome to the Forum....

Who is the Hitman?
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: transamfan on February 08, 2007, 01:16:30 AM
Hey guys, my name is Garrett Wright and I'm from Shawnee, OK.  I'm a 22 year old college student and I have a 79 T/A.  Working on restoring it and trying to get as much information about the cars as I can.  I played competitive baseball throughout high school and the first three years of college, so I never had time to really learn stuff about cars.  Had to quit baseball because of school conflicts and I am taking advantage of the extra time to get as much car restoring knowlegde and skills as I can before August because I have applied to medical school and will have no time for the next 6 years to do it if I'm accepted.  My hope is to one day be very well informed in T/A's as well as other muscle cars and have quite a little collection.  I want to buy most of the  cars in the collection as a projects and restore them all myself.  I appreciate all the help that everyone here has given me!  THANKS!
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: dblhh on February 08, 2007, 09:55:05 AM
Garrett, that poster will look neat! 8)
Good luck on your future plans and with your cars. :)
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: transamfan on February 08, 2007, 01:49:54 PM
Well, the poster still has some work to be done but it is very close.  I will post the finished product when it arrives.
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: cglenn on February 10, 2007, 11:23:53 PM
Well I'm Cody, I'm 18 and I'm gonna be 19 in April. The car was originally going to be done before my birthday last year but that didn't happen, so I'm shooting for this year. I'm currently in college at ITT studying Computer Electronics Engineering and I should graduate sometime this year. Oh and I live in MI.
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Post by: Prettybird81 on February 27, 2007, 08:18:16 PM
I figure I might as well chime in here.  My name is Jeri, I live in Michigan.  I have had an interest in owning a Trans Am since I was in high school.  I chose the 81 because it was the year I got my drivers licence.  I have 3 trans ams, 81 Turbo TA with 18K miles, 81 301 parts car, 78 Roller TA going in for body work this summer.  I got my TTA first.  It was perfect and so I soon discovered I was bored with it.  That's when I got the fixer uppers.  I now have a barn that houses the ta's, a 65 ford pickup and all my junk... i go there to get my head straight.  If I want a break, I go pull parts... it's fun.

I'm married to Jeff who challenges me to be more everyday.  He makes me want to reach goals that I thought about but never realized were possible to achieve.  We have 4 kids.  A daughter, 21 in college... she's a better version of me.  A son 20 in the Army, he's everything I always knew he would be and more... I couldn't be more proud.  Son 14 still at home and loves hitting people so he plays lots of contact sports, he also does his homework without being asked and is an easy A student.  Son 13 still at home can play just about any instrument he picks up and loves baseball.


Me and my family...

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/Prettybird81/FamilyPic.jpg)
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/Prettybird81/1981%20Trans%20Am%20301%20Rustbucket/JazzLAXrunguncampcar024.jpg)
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/Prettybird81/ME/JazzLAXrunguncampcar022.jpg)
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/Prettybird81/1981%20Turbo%20TA/ta4-1.jpg)
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/Prettybird81/1981%20Trans%20Am%20301%20Rustbucket/DSC00546.jpg)
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/Prettybird81/1978%20Trans%20Am/DSC00522.jpg)
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/Prettybird81/1965%20Ford%20F100/DSC00663.jpg)
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Rick on February 27, 2007, 08:46:35 PM
(and she also likes to do burnouts out in her garage... :shock: )
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Prettybird81 on February 28, 2007, 07:14:51 AM
Quote from: "Rick"
(and she also likes to do burnouts out in her garage... :shock: )


Do NOT!!!!  (i attempt them in the parking lot... but i've still never actually left any rubber on the road... sheesh... i'm a failure  :cry:  :roll:  :lol: )
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Rick on February 28, 2007, 08:26:34 AM
OOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKK -- then what's the black patch behind the driver's side tire of the 81TTA?  :? :P  :?
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: rkellerjr on February 28, 2007, 09:06:02 AM
Quote from: "Rick"
OOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKK -- then what's the black patch behind the driver's side tire of the 81TTA?  :? :P  :?


I noticed that too.  :shock:
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Prettybird81 on February 28, 2007, 10:02:52 AM
Rick... If it were a burnout... I sure hope I could do better than that!  LOL...

ok...slowly back away from the computer...

get your glasses out....

it's a drain.  :lol:
Title: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Rick on February 28, 2007, 12:31:42 PM
Some people have an answer for EVERYTHING...seesh! :roll:  :roll:  8)
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Post by: 1977TASE on March 04, 2007, 12:11:00 AM
Hi,

I am in Jacksonville, Florida. My father bought me my first TA when I turned 16. It was a brand new Anniversary with no t-tops. Loved it and had it until I got married in 1981. One year later I got a 1977 SE. I have owned just about every make of car including Ferrari's. Fast forward to 2001 - my then 16 year old son saw some old pictures of me and the numerous TA's and started laughing at the 70's long hair and the car. I rented Smokey and the Bandit for him to watch, he fell in love. He watched every night for 2 years. When he turned 18 he begged for me to get another one. After looking what was available at the time and remembering how they used to be, I decided to get the most optioned SE I could find, and restore it. I understood at the time it would be cheaper to buy one already restored, but I wanted to make sure EVERYTHING was redone right. It has been 20 years since I last owned a TA, but I have fallen in love again. I have bought so many parts and spent so much effort my wife calls it my obsession and mistress. Actually, she tihinks a mistress would be cheaper and I would spend less time with her. I presently own a couple of neat other cars. My porsche is a weekend toy. It is unique in that it a RS cabriolet. Porsche doesn't even acknowledge they make them but I have documention from Porsche that 6 were made and shipped stateside. My 1969 Cutlass convertible is also being restored but it is the red headed step cahild to the 77 SE.
Title: Re: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: Rick on March 04, 2007, 12:18:13 AM
Ha!  I hear you on the dedication to the hobby -- my wife says I don't have hobbies, I have obsessions -- and in our family that's a pretty serious assertion... ::) :D ;)
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Post by: blue81ta on March 04, 2007, 07:46:48 AM
1977TASE

If you're obsessed with Trans Ams, you'll fit right in with the rest of us. :)
Good luck with your project. Always good to hear another Bird saved from a certain death.
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Post by: Hitman on March 04, 2007, 08:58:11 AM
Welcome to the forum.  I agree.. a Mistress would be cheaper.
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Post by: Prettybird81 on March 04, 2007, 09:25:02 AM
Welcome to the forum.  I agree.. a Mistress would be cheaper.

Except mistresses have opinions.  Oh, *edit* ... Welcome to 78TA... glad to have another junkie around... ;)
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 04, 2007, 10:05:16 AM
Welcome 1977TASE, great site and even greater people.  You find a better bunch of folk who know everything there is to know about Trans Am's.
Title: Re: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: blue81ta on March 04, 2007, 12:41:34 PM
Welcome to the forum.  I agree.. a Mistress would be cheaper.

Cheaper,yes but the money you spend on the mistress is gone forever. The money you spend on your TA will be there for as long as you own the car. If you sell, hopefully you'll get at least most of your money back. A better return on your investment. And NO opinions.... Don't start throwing things Jeri....
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Post by: 1977TASE on March 04, 2007, 10:30:25 PM
No selliing this bird. Since I had one as a teenager, now my son will have this one and he says we will one day give it to his son. They don't make cars like this anymore. Who knows how much they will be worth in the future. If they go up much more it would be very hard to replace.
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Post by: turbota400 on March 11, 2007, 09:14:57 PM
Hi everyone. I'm Shawn. I live in Billings MT.  No I'm not a cowboy but I do like to hunt for [Tin] Indians.
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 11, 2007, 10:00:19 PM
Hi everyone. I'm Shawn. I live in Billings MT.  No I'm not a cowboy but I do like to hunt for [Tin] Indians.

Hey there, welcome to the site.  Make sure you post some pics of your ride over in the photo area, we'd love to see it.
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Post by: turbota400 on March 11, 2007, 10:01:44 PM
mine's in the project section. I'll try to get some better pics this week if it's nice out.
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Post by: TA SPECIALTIES on March 12, 2007, 04:45:29 PM
This is Rick from Miami Florida, obbsession hummmm....lets see, I ended opening a complete shop.... www.transamflorida.com me obsessed?
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 12, 2007, 04:55:31 PM
This is Rick from Miami Florida, obbsession hummmm....lets see, I ended opening a complete shop.... www.transamflorida.com me obsessed?


Welcome Rick, good to meet ya.  Nothing like running a business and doing the thing you love!
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Post by: LOMILETA on March 12, 2007, 05:54:51 PM
Hey Ricky, How are you doing. Its Russ. Hows everything there, I havent seen you on in quite awhile.
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Post by: mrbradva on March 13, 2007, 06:47:48 PM
I,m from hampton ,virginia and my name is brad and i,m an auto mechanic and getting ready to start a new business just trying to find the right location and i drive a 79 trans am

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Post by: rkellerjr on March 13, 2007, 09:36:20 PM
Welcome Brad to 78ta!  Glad to see you made it over here partner.
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Post by: mrbradva on March 13, 2007, 09:46:03 PM
where do you think i got my motor from i got it here hey rich i have been on this site for about 2/12 weeks now thanks for telling me about it
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 13, 2007, 11:20:06 PM
Your most welcome!
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Post by: 784mula on March 14, 2007, 09:50:51 PM
Quote from: TaksBandit
S/E Michigan here (and its damn cold) :(

Me too. Live in Dearborn area, work in Ann Arbor. Where are you?

Quote from: IwantmyTAback
I live in southern Michigan (woodhaven)

I grew up in Trenton, neighbor! How's the TA search?

Anyone else in Metro Detroit? There are a couple of pretty good cruise-ins we could meet up at!
LOOK ME UP AT THE DOWNRIVER CRUISE 2007, ANYONE ELSE FROM MICHIGAN? IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN STARTING A FIREBIRD CLUB IN MICHIGAN DROP ME A POST.
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Post by: MontrealY82 on March 15, 2007, 01:55:55 PM
Hi all, I'm Jeff from up north, montreal to be exact. I've coming here for about a month now... Great site, very useful info...

I'm working on a deal for a 78 Y88 W72/4 spd non-WS6, PHS documented, match number with 92000 miles and probably very few winters. Body is solid, no rust, which is no small feat in Quebec, interior is a 9/10.

All owners are known and fully documented. I even found out I knew the original salesman who sold it in 78... Small world... It belongs to a member of my family who's a mechanic and a detail freak. For example, he rebuilt the tranny just because he thought he heard a whine from it... he also chage the final ratio back to the original, which came witht the car. Engine is very healthy. He bought it last spring and now wants somethig else (new toy every year...)

A few questions : The car was painted once (never wrecked) but was painted starlight black, with the correct graphics and decals. Is this considered treason?

Wheels have been refinisned but not painted. I know non-WS6 wheels should be painted like the wheel on the right (see pic in S/E page) but is the 78 color code 55 the right one?

Deal is for $17000 US... Sound about right?

Sorry about the long post... I know you like pics so here are a few...

Jeff

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Post by: MontrealY82 on March 15, 2007, 01:57:27 PM
2 more. I'll get more when it comes out of winter storage mid-April

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Post by: rkellerjr on March 15, 2007, 02:11:34 PM
Welcome MontrealY88!!  I see you have been paying attention  ;D  Thanks for the pics.  Nice looking ride and hope your deal goes through.
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Post by: Jonnyscotti on March 15, 2007, 02:12:35 PM

A few questions : The car was painted once (never wrecked) but was painted starlight black, with the correct graphics and decals. Is this considered treason?

I cringed when I read that. Painting a Y88 a different color definitely hurts the value by a collector's point of view. As far as a fair price, I have no idea.
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Post by: MontrealY82 on March 15, 2007, 02:29:05 PM

A few questions : The car was painted once (never wrecked) but was painted starlight black, with the correct graphics and decals. Is this considered treason?

I cringed when I read that. Painting a Y88 a different color definitely hurts the value by a collector's point of view. As far as a fair price, I have no idea.

I know... I kind of like black but I wouldn't have painted it black if it had been up to me... but eventually, I plan to bring back the Solar Gold... When I first saw the car last year, I did some research and for a minute, I thought it was a Y84.... 1 of 20... But after a frantic phone call, I was told it was originally Gold... 1 of 1267 aint bad...

Jeff
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Post by: Hitman on March 15, 2007, 06:08:10 PM
Looks like a nice car so far.  Yes, painting it black does hurt the value of the car, but if you plan on bringing it back to life in Gold, then you should be ok.  $17,000 sounds a little on the high side.  If the car was original gold paint on the outside, the $17,000 would be ok, but becuase it has been painted black, then maybe try to talk him down a little in price.
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Post by: MontrealY82 on March 16, 2007, 05:26:13 PM
I guess it's also a matter of supply and demand... We don't have many left up here and most are in bad shape. I guess local supply can sometimes warrant a higher price. I really want it but I also have to balance that with some big home improvements coming this spring... So hard to choose....

Jeff
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Post by: rad400 on March 18, 2007, 08:26:11 PM
Hi IAM Conrad  from newark Delaware. 79 ta gold color 400 cubic inches. 400 trans 3:73:1 rear. dual exhaust . I still need to post a pic. of my T/A.  working on my motor and interior. race some and take to cruises.
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Post by: 784mula on March 18, 2007, 08:38:31 PM
Welcome Conrad. This is one awesome site. ENJOY!!
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Post by: dredden17 on March 24, 2007, 04:57:47 PM
Hello my name is Doug. I've been a Trans Am owner for 4 years. I bought it the day I graduated high school and has been a work in progress ever since. She's just about done and I can't wait!!!
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Post by: pyeman on March 24, 2007, 06:03:17 PM
Hi guys just found this site been around camaros all my life but realy wanted a formula for along time. I'am from Stewiacke ns Canada and her is my  special ordered 1979 formula, 403 , auto , ws6, w50, t top deluxe camel with hobnail inserts, The car is fully doucumented.and has never seen salt or rain. The car was repainted a few years ago with 6 coats gold and 4 caoats clear. Its not 100 % correct but its still a very nice example of the formula.
(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r136/canadianscrapper/car2copy.jpg)
(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r136/canadianscrapper/car3copy.jpg)
(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r136/canadianscrapper/car14copy.jpg)
(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r136/canadianscrapper/car15copy.jpg)
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Post by: 784mula on March 24, 2007, 08:27:56 PM
Welcome to the site. Its nice to see Formulas here. How do you keep it clean with that dirt road. Here is mine after a wax job.(http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/4671/1188483398048551128S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1188483398048551128VLutgK)
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Post by: Hitman on March 24, 2007, 09:16:25 PM
Welcome to the Forum, nice to have you all here.
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Post by: pyeman on March 24, 2007, 09:33:54 PM
Welcome to the site. Its nice to see Formulas here. How do you keep it clean with that dirt road. Here is mine after a wax

Thats why its in storage drove the car  for 20 mins and spent 4 hrs cleaning it, after that it has to wait until things dry out. and thats not a road its my drive way. :P :P
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Post by: 76transam on March 26, 2007, 11:21:31 PM
I'm Dan, from Tacoma, Washington.  I've been a Pontiac fan since I bought my first LeMans 35 years ago.  Since then I've had 3 GTOs, a Firebird Formula, and my latest, a 76 Trans Am.

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u314/76transam/RightFront1.jpg)
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 27, 2007, 06:08:45 AM
Hey there Dan, nice TA, very nice color, not that I'm biased to red or anything.  Welcome to the site, glad to have you aboard.  Let us know if there's anything we can do for ya.

How about letting us know a little more about that car of yours?  When did you get or how long have you had it?  Have you done anything to it?  Plan on doing anything to it?  Those kinds of things.
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Post by: haulassta on March 27, 2007, 05:57:53 PM
hello, my name is ben and i am new to the site, i bought a 76 black and gold trans am and am making a super car out of it, by doing something completely different and putting a motor out of a 94 toyota supra, its gonna be hella fast since its turbocharged, im debating converting it to front wheel drive or modifying it to rear wheel drive, the car came with a 454 pontiac big block so without all that weight its going to make this car really fast, i also plan on modifying the body with suicide lambo doors and the usual tvs in the headrests type thing in the interior...this site looks very informative and i hope to get some help from you guys.
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 27, 2007, 06:52:15 PM
Hey there haulassta, welcome to the site.  Sure would like to see some pics of that car when you get a chance.

As far the engine... that 455 will give you more power and move that car much better than that supra engine.  That's a lot of steel and you need the torque from that 455 to move it around.  And the 455 will last a lot longer too when ragging on it.  Just my .02, again, welcome to the site.
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Post by: Rick on March 27, 2007, 08:55:18 PM
Methinks we're being spoofed by Evan again... ::) ::)
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Post by: 784mula on March 27, 2007, 09:11:26 PM
Evan, You wouldnt waste a 455 now would you?    ;)
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Post by: garth stuart on March 28, 2007, 12:46:46 AM
Hi, My name is Garth. I live in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. I have a 1977 SE Trans Am. I bought it from my brother who bought it new from the local Pontiac dealer. He did not have any desire anymore to drive the car and so I bought it from him. It has the Hurst T-tops, Pontiac 400 w72 engine and a T350 tranny. It does need new paint and then will need new decals. I work at the GM dealership in town as a Technician. I am looking forward to becoming a member in this forum.
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Post by: Hitman on March 28, 2007, 09:02:26 AM
Garth, Welcome to the Forum, nice to hear from our Canadian brothers who share the passion for the Trans Am.  Let us know how we could help.
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Post by: Hitman on March 28, 2007, 09:03:18 AM
71.31.175.144  eroc022 
71.31.175.144  haulassta 

Ya' Think?
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 28, 2007, 09:11:37 AM
71.31.175.144  eroc022 
71.31.175.144  haulassta 

Ya' Think?


Unfortunately I don't get to see IP addresses so I'm in the dark.  It's not very nice to spoof a new user especially when I'm trying to geniunely make people feel welcome.
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 28, 2007, 09:12:09 AM
Hi, My name is Garth. I live in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. I have a 1977 SE Trans Am. I bought it from my brother who bought it new from the local Pontiac dealer. He did not have any desire anymore to drive the car and so I bought it from him. It has the Hurst T-tops, Pontiac 400 w72 engine and a T350 tranny. It does need new paint and then will need new decals. I work at the GM dealership in town as a Technician. I am looking forward to becoming a member in this forum.

Welcome Garth, good to have you aboard.  How about some pics of that poncho?
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Post by: 784mula on March 28, 2007, 12:18:48 PM
71.31.175.144  eroc022 
71.31.175.144  haulassta 

Ya' Think?


Busted!!
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Post by: Rick on March 28, 2007, 06:30:07 PM
Hee-hee -- TOLD YA!

Welcome aboard, Garth! :) :) :)
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Post by: eroc022 on March 28, 2007, 06:43:32 PM
dang you caught me....
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Post by: Joe F on March 30, 2007, 10:57:29 AM
Hello all!

My name is Joe and I'm writing to y'all from across the pond in Sweden (though I grew up in NJ) . So far I've had a 94 T/A, 87 T/A and even a '77 SE T/A, but my current ride is a regular old '73 Firebird that's undergoing some slight (tasteful) "pimping" and a possible AC restoration/replacement. By day I write and design for video games but the muscle car keeps me grounded in the real world! I found this place through a recommendation (I was looking for side moldings) and it looks like a friendly and helpful place. I'll probably be bugging you with the odd question in the future.

Cheers!
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Post by: eroc022 on March 30, 2007, 11:07:39 AM
hey joe, what kind of mods you doing to your 73 ? i like when things are somewhat changed around, also sounds like you have a fun job, and there are plenty of people to answer questions on here...so ask away
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 30, 2007, 11:34:26 AM
Welcome to the site Joe, have you posted pics of your '73 yet?  I don't remember seeing it yet, we love pics around here partner!
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Post by: 784mula on March 30, 2007, 12:12:45 PM
Hey Joe, Welcome. Do you see many Firebirds at shows at your location?
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Post by: Rick on March 30, 2007, 03:38:38 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Joe!  Hitman's global reach expands...:) :)
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Post by: Joe F on March 30, 2007, 04:34:17 PM
Thanks guys.  :)

I'm only doing small-ish visual mods to the bird. It's only a 350 and I bought her more for cruisin' than bruisin'. A previous owner had put a very wild cam in it and given her straight 3" pipes that ran UNDER the rear axle and made a deafening roar. (He had also welded the rear differential, so that had to go as soon as I got her home!)  Some of you may call it nuts, but I actually got rid of the headers (too much interior heat),got rid of the Holley carb and installed a nice tamable 066 cam, Rochester carb and an "original" exhaust system. It's still got a few engine mods, but at least now it's drivable!

There are some pics here (before and after I started making some changes):

http://www.urbanchant.com/car (http://www.urbanchant.com/car)

When I bought it, it was already purple... not my absolute favorite color but I'm trying to embrace it by adding some glitz. I gold candy-coated the center of the rims and did custom inserts for the center caps (see my avatar). I also changed the wood-grain dash (which I still have pristine) for a fake-snakesin pattern (soon to be real snake skin).

In the next few weeks I'll be adding a hood bird and side moldings (if the Hitman has the time to get back to me soon, hint, hint). I'll also be candy-coating the headlight bezels as well as adding wheel spoilers to her. Currently the rims stick out a bit too much for my taste so the spoilers will bring them in a little visually and give the car a more flashy, meaty look. If I had bought an untouched vehicle, I'd leave it alone, but since it was already changed I figured I might as well add some more personality.

Here's a concept image of what I'm aiming for (hood bird is too small though):
http://www.urbanchant.com/temp/pontiac.jpg (http://www.urbanchant.com/temp/pontiac.jpg)

As for other birds at shows... you'd be surprised! Sweden is probably the best country in Europe to live if you like older American cars even if there are only 9 million people here! For example, I live about an hour away from the largest scrapyard in Europe for US cars. The Swedish Trans Am club has some 6-700 members. There are (of course) more 'Vettes and Mustangs but the Firebird has a steady, loyal following and you always see lots of them at shows (of which there are many).

Whoa, it looks like I've just written an essay here... haha... time to go make some coffee.

 

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Post by: rkellerjr on March 30, 2007, 07:40:47 PM
Not bad Joe, not bad at all.  I'd agree, not my favorite color but I could live with it.  I like the bird touch, very nice.
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Post by: blue81ta on March 30, 2007, 10:12:25 PM
Hello Joe. Welcome to 78ta. Nice Firebird, I like the color. Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 02, 2007, 08:17:58 PM
Welcome, Joe...very nice 'bird....even better with a Formula hood ;) ;D
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Post by: Keith on April 02, 2007, 09:15:17 PM
Hello Darrell. I also live in the kansas City area. Up by the airport actually. I reciently purchased a 1978 TA from my brother in law with only 58k milles on it. she's in great shape,but has been sitting 8 years and needs a lot of attention.
I'll keep my eye out for your blue 78. (great year btw, the same year my oldest sone was born).



Hello, My name Darrell Anderson and I live in Shawnee Kansas whick is 8 or so miles west of downtown Kansas City. I have a 1978 Martinique Blue w/black interior Trans Am that I've had since July 1982 right out of high school. And my other Pontiac is a 2002 Firehawk Trans Am Convertible Bright Red w/ebony interior 6speed and every available GM and SLP options except for the Bilstein suspension and the Auburn differential. I enjoy showing the Hawk when time allows and have built the 78 TA for street and strip action which it has seen the street but not the strip.
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Post by: Keith on April 02, 2007, 09:36:34 PM
Hey Marshall, just head over to the guys from "Trick My Truck" there in Joplin. I'll be they would do a great job on your TA ;^)

Hi! My name is Marshall, and I live in Joplin Mo. I own a early 1977 Trans Am W72. I've been working on it for about 6 years now, whenever I get some money that I can spend on it, and when I can locate the parts. Have a good one!




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Post by: Keith on April 02, 2007, 09:41:27 PM
Hey SD, good to see some other KC folks here.

I am from Kansas City missouri.   I can't believe the name superduty was still available here.  I guess it's mine now.   :D
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 02, 2007, 09:42:08 PM
Welcome aboard Marshall, Send out some pics when you get the chance
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Post by: Keith on April 02, 2007, 09:45:14 PM
Dang, that's 4 of us from the KC area, that's almost a club.

Im Bill from Missouri near KC
79 TA
Proud lost w/o TAC member :D
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Post by: Keith on April 02, 2007, 10:02:26 PM
Hello Jon, you're the 4th fellow KC'er I've seen here.

My name is Jon and I live in Kansas City, MO.  Born and raised in northwest Indiana (La Porte). 

I'm 33 and got my 77 Black and Gold T/A just over a year ago.

I'm building a 455 Potiac motor for it now.
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Post by: Keith on April 02, 2007, 10:25:12 PM
Hello,

Keith here, from Kansas City Missouri.

I reciently purchased a 78 TA from my brother in law. It's only got 58k miles on it, and pretty much all original, but has been sitting a number of years so it needs some attention. My brother in law bought it in 79 and had it painted "Garnett Red" in 80 to cover the original brown.

I'm looking for tips on shocks, rear leafs, subframe connectors, rear end gear change, cost effective head work (to raise compression to around 9to1,,,,,,, that's it for starters. If anyone has good, or bad, experiences with any of these, let me know.

Great forum and I have gotten a lot of good info so far.
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Post by: Hitman on April 03, 2007, 12:28:52 AM
Welcome all to the Forum, Nice to have so many here.
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Post by: Chick4Cars on April 03, 2007, 03:56:46 PM
Hello everyone!  I'm Sarah and I'm from the Pocono Mountains, PA.  I signed up a while back and got some wicked advice on how to revive my trans am, a 1980 nightmare.  Unfortunately I got beat down by the locals, friends, and family and was almost talked into scrapping the car...so I haven't been around.  With Spring here I'm ready to pick back up on the car and my time here.
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 03, 2007, 04:09:15 PM
Hey Sarah, welcome back to the site.  have you posted pics of that TA yet?  would love to see it.
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 03, 2007, 04:13:54 PM
Welcome back Sarah. Now get some pics up and we'll begin the part of helping you get that thing ready .
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Post by: Chick4Cars on April 03, 2007, 06:40:14 PM
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=981.new#new

That was my original thread that I'll revive and update.
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Post by: blue81ta on April 03, 2007, 07:28:15 PM
Welcome to 78ta, Keith. This is Keith from Albany, NY. I'm glad you've joined the Trans Am owners club. Please post some pics, when you get a chance.

Welcome back Sarah. I'm glad you didn't give up on your T/A. It's always great to see a Trans Am saved from a certain death. Good luck with your project.
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Post by: 03CADDY on April 04, 2007, 01:25:06 AM
Hello -

I live in Colorado and I just picked up a 78 T/A today with 92K miles - it needs some cosmetic work paint decals  and some interior work - but it runs great.  I came accross this site while researching the car - so thanks a bunch - it was helpful in making my decision and will be good to get restoration info for my black n gold car.
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Post by: Pro71bird on April 06, 2007, 12:32:22 AM
Hello to all the new members...........It's good to see the community growing.

George
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 06, 2007, 06:04:51 AM
Yes, welcome everyone and welcome to 78ta.com.  Post up your questions and don't forget, we love pics so post up pics of those ponchos.
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Post by: Rick on April 07, 2007, 11:15:56 PM
Welcome to everybody!  I've been out of town for a week so pardon the late reply... :)
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Post by: BACKNBLACK on April 09, 2007, 09:58:57 PM
Hi everybody!  I am new to Hitman's Pontiac TA Forum and wanted to introduce myself.   I am Rich and I own a 1979 WS6 W79 black TA which I purchased slightly used from a friend in 1983 and have had it ever since (3rd owner).    It was just recently restored almost back to original state and I am working on the finishing touches now before I bring it out.   I live in Alton, IL.   I am looking forward to enjoying the forum with everybody in the future and maybe meeting some of you at some car shows around IL and MO (St. Louis area).   
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 09, 2007, 10:26:48 PM
Welcome Rich to the site.  Glad to have you aboard.  I bought my TA from St. Louis, MO, imagine that.  Post some pics of that poncho when you get a chance, we'd love to see it!
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Post by: blue81ta on April 10, 2007, 07:24:47 PM
Welcome Rich. Glad you found us. How about some pictures.
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Post by: Rick on April 10, 2007, 07:36:14 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Rich -- glad to see you!  Post up some pics when you can! :) :)
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 10, 2007, 08:07:35 PM
Well, howdy Rich. As anyone will tell you we love pics, so post away when you get some. Also if you have any questions there are alot of folks that will help you out.
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Post by: Kurt79 on April 10, 2007, 09:59:35 PM
Hey all.  I am new to the forum.  My name is Kurt and I am from Painesville, OH.  I bought a 79 black TA Y84 with matching numbers right before christmas.   It needs some minor work other than that it is in really good shape.  I had been looking for black 79 for awhile and came across this one.  I wanted one for the year I was born.  I am sure I will see some of the locals at the car shows.
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Post by: Eagle 1 on April 10, 2007, 10:02:11 PM
Welcome Kurt.  Congrats on the new car and post us some pictures sometime under the photos forum.
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 10, 2007, 10:29:06 PM
Well welcome aboard Kurt. We have an Ohio Firebirds club which is based out of Mentor, you should Contact the Hitman and Join in on the fun, were a blast. Just ask anyone.
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 10, 2007, 11:04:34 PM
Welcome Kurt, glad to have you aboard!  Post some pics of that poncho when you get a chance, would love see it.
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Post by: Hitman on April 11, 2007, 08:58:27 AM
Kurt,  Nice to have you here on the forum.  It was nice to meet you at the Mentor show last year.  We look forward to you being a part of our club and going to shows with us this year.
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Post by: 03CADDY on April 11, 2007, 10:32:36 AM
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j95/lowcostmtg/Galaxie%20500/trans1.jpg)

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j95/lowcostmtg/Galaxie%20500/trans3.jpg)
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 11, 2007, 10:37:07 AM
Welcome to the site and pretty solid lookin car Cad. Now does it need paint or is that the cold morning dew on the roof,
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Post by: 03CADDY on April 12, 2007, 01:22:50 AM
I wish it were dew - it needs paint BAD.  I spent 3 hours today trying to re-oxidise it and polish it up so I can go a year without painting it (at least til winter) - but its pretty rough up top - needs new decals too - they are peeling.  The interior needs help as well - but it runs solid and chicks dig it. 
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Post by: eroc022 on April 12, 2007, 10:34:53 AM
nice ride what state do you live in ? if it is originial paint im sure most of it cold be polished up pretty nicely, but if its a newer basecoat/clearcoat system then its time to paint soon....
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Post by: dblhh on April 12, 2007, 04:33:24 PM
Welcome to the site for all the new members. If you haven't already, post pics of your TA because we love pics.
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Post by: Ashtray77 on April 17, 2007, 08:51:45 PM
Hi, I'm new here.    check out my pics!    ;)   http://www.aaron77mco.20megsfree.com/photo.html

My name's Aaron, I live in Ames, IA.  I'm the proud 2nd owner of a '79 TA with 77k miles.  She's not fast, but she's got the looks!  Someday I'd like to hop her up a little..     ;D   I'd like to swap out the 403 with a 400 or 455 and put in a new tranny and rear gear.  The current gear is crazy high.  I can drive 80 mph and only have 2400 or so on the tach...
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 17, 2007, 08:53:56 PM
Welcome Ashtray ;D  Beautiful car...where are you located?
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Post by: Ashtray77 on April 17, 2007, 09:00:17 PM
Welcome Ashtray ;D  Beautiful car...where are you located?

Thanks!   Sorry, posted, then edited.....   Ames, Iowa.   Cyclone Country.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 17, 2007, 09:02:49 PM
Hey, you're not that far from me...I thought that looked like an Iowa plate ;D
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Post by: Ashtray77 on April 17, 2007, 09:12:45 PM
  ;D  :o ;D   Freakin sweet.  Ankeny eh?  I drive through there every once in awhile.  Nice town.  I didnt expect to find anyone near me this soon, lol.  :)

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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 17, 2007, 09:16:05 PM
Yeah, there a few members in Iowa. I've only lived here about a year and a half; moving back to Indiana in June (that's where my cars are). I've been to Ames a few times...nice college town ;) ;D
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Post by: Ashtray77 on April 17, 2007, 09:20:37 PM
yea, ames has some nice scenery near the sorority houses this time of year..  ;) 

You got pics of your rides?
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 17, 2007, 09:29:39 PM
mmmm...college girls :o!! I feel really old just saying that :-[

I've got old pix of my '79 (which is stripped for restoration now) and the '77 was bare when I bought it.

Before:
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n236/79ws6resto/tata.jpg)

Current:
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n236/79ws6resto/someday.jpg)


'77 SE
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n236/79ws6resto/barebones.jpg)


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Post by: Ashtray77 on April 17, 2007, 09:42:27 PM
That 79 looked pretty nice before..  why the complete resto?  You're not painting the flames back on are you? 

I always loved the 77's too.  I've owned 3 birds now, an 81 formula with a.. ahem..  V6... (embarrased)    a 77 project which didnt work out... and my current one. 
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 17, 2007, 09:52:16 PM
I've had several over the years but I've owned the '79 longer than any other car I've had. Trust me, the '79 needed resto BAD :o I've had it for about 11 years and though it looked good the first few years, eventually the ton of Bondo previous "bodymen" :D :D had used starting showing it's face :-[. I loved the flames THEN, but it's probably gonna' go all Solar Gold and the SE will of course be black.

Sounds like you've had a pretty good collection yourself. Nothing wrong with a V-6 (it can be replaced ;))
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Post by: Ashtray77 on April 17, 2007, 10:08:10 PM
Cool, I bet they'll be nice when they're done!  I always liked the martinique blue ones myself.... not the weak blue the 79's were, i'm talking the deep blue the 77's and 78's were...  my formula was metallic burnt orange, if you can imagine that...  I dont think it was a stock color, pretty sure it was repainted. 

I've had my current TA the longest of all my cars too, 8 years now....
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 17, 2007, 10:17:04 PM
I feel the same way...I used to not like the Mart blue but they have really grown on me lately

Go here...  http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?board=19.0 ....and post up some pix of your others if ya' got any
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Post by: Ashtray77 on April 17, 2007, 10:23:30 PM
No, unfortunately, I dont. :(
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 18, 2007, 09:37:46 PM
Hey all im Bob from Cincinnati Oh. and i have been a pontiacoholic for about 15years :o
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 18, 2007, 09:46:41 PM
Welcome Bob to the site.  Do you own a TA?  Is that yours in the avatar pic?
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 18, 2007, 11:56:03 PM
Welcome Bob...we need PIX!!! ;D
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Post by: Ashtray77 on April 19, 2007, 08:28:42 AM
Welcome Bob! yes, post some pics!
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 19, 2007, 06:42:20 PM
 Working on pics. Yes it is my "other woman".
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Post by: blue81ta on April 19, 2007, 07:03:04 PM
Hello Bob, welcome to the forum. Love 80 Pace cars. 8)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 19, 2007, 07:12:41 PM
Thanks to all ,this is one of the best sites I have been on. I extend any helping hand I can give.
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Post by: turbota400 on April 19, 2007, 10:55:49 PM
Hey!  somehow that car looks familiar.  welcome to the forum!

(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/turbota400/My%20Trans%20Am/100_0429.jpg)
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Post by: 81TA455 on April 20, 2007, 06:00:52 PM
I've been a member for about 3 weeks, but i haven't intrduced myself. I"m
Richard from Texas. I 've owned my 81 se since 88. i didn't know it was an se
till 2 years ago when i attended the T/A nats and stumbled on to HITMAN's website.
by then it was too late. I had already put in a 455.
I have a 97 ws6 also. I'm currently trying to get my car roadworhty for the bandit run.
I only found out in late March. I'm already registerd. hope to make it.
This is a great site. will post pics of my Caahs
my wife drives a Daytona truck (mango)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 20, 2007, 06:12:23 PM
Welcome to 78TA, Richard! 8)
I had an '80 SE about 20 years ago and didn't realize it was an SE till the last couple of years so don't feel bad. Good for you for holding on to it that long...got any pictures? ;D
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 20, 2007, 06:53:35 PM
Welcome Richard!  Post up some pics when you get a chance, we love pics around here.
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Post by: blue81ta on April 20, 2007, 07:05:07 PM
Welcome to the forum Richard. Sure would like some pics of your T/A.
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Post by: Ashtray77 on April 20, 2007, 07:19:33 PM
welcome rich!
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Post by: Hitman on April 20, 2007, 09:41:48 PM
Welcome Rich and Bob to the Forum.  Glad we could be here to help out.  I know you will fit in....... Especially since you referred to your car as your "other woman".... I know you will fit right in.
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 21, 2007, 10:02:39 AM
Welcome to all who have entered these hallowed halls since my last post. If you havent already, "Post some PIcs" as you may have heard we're pic freaks.
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Post by: gazza on April 21, 2007, 09:45:48 PM
Hi my name is gazza Im from bribie island QLD Australia I own a 1974 T/A which i've had since 1987 I'ts come out of a 9 year rebuild time and money the usual thing It is right hand drive. Will post pictures soon when I know how to. New to computers.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 21, 2007, 09:49:22 PM
Welcome, Gazza 8) Nice to see another Aussie join the ranks. Post pix when you can. If you don't have a photo sharing account yet, www.photobucket.com is a good place to start. If you need help, just ask. ;D
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on April 21, 2007, 09:51:02 PM
Hi there gazza! Welcome to 78TA!

You can go to any pic hosting site like Photobucket.com and upload your pics there. Once you do you can just copy the "img" tag they give each pic and paste it into your posts here. Then PRESTO! your pics are shown.

Can't wait to see them!
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Post by: blue81ta on April 21, 2007, 10:17:43 PM
Welcome to the forum gazza. Looking forward to some pictures when you're ready.
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 21, 2007, 10:32:47 PM
Welcome to the site gazza, glad to have you here.  Did anyone mention pics?  We love pics.
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Post by: Rick on April 21, 2007, 10:47:49 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, gazza!  Glad to have you -- look forward to seeing your pics!  Just follow SirLDragon's advice above and raise your hand if you run into any problems -- we're here to help! :) :) :)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 22, 2007, 02:10:30 AM
(http://ht[IMG]http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u151/bobspacin80ta/PicturesofCar439.jpg)tp://i167.photobucket(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u151/bobspacin80ta/PicturesofCar438.jpg).com/albums/u151/bobspacin80ta/PicturesofCar425.jpg[/IMG] sorryit took so long new to all this comp. stuff see if these come through
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 22, 2007, 02:12:29 AM
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u151/bobspacin80ta/PicturesofCar442.jpg)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 22, 2007, 02:14:41 AM
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u151/bobspacin80ta/PicturesofCar429.jpg)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 22, 2007, 02:15:49 AM
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u151/bobspacin80ta/PicturesofCar439.jpg)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 22, 2007, 02:42:51 AM
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u151/bobspacin80ta/PicturesofCar428.jpg)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 22, 2007, 02:43:38 AM
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u151/bobspacin80ta/PicturesofCar451.jpg)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 22, 2007, 02:44:23 AM
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u151/bobspacin80ta/PicturesofCar441.jpg)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 22, 2007, 02:45:15 AM
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u151/bobspacin80ta/PicturesofCar425.jpg)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 22, 2007, 02:47:24 AM
that is all i have it has been sitting since 2000 so it needs some work
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 22, 2007, 07:58:59 AM
Thanks for the pics Bob!  Nice ride and looks like a good project.  FYI, when posting pics you can post those IMG tags in the same post instead of making a post for each pic.  Just put an IMG tag in then hit return and then the next one like this...

[ img ]my URL to my pic #1[ /img ]
[ img ]my URL to my pic #2[ /img ]
[ img ]my URL to my pic #3[ /img ]
[ img ]my URL to my pic #4[ /img ]

Then you'll have one post with many pics!

So when are you going to start on the restoration?
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 22, 2007, 07:59:55 AM
Definitely a worthy project.
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Post by: 75transam on April 22, 2007, 09:57:39 AM
Hi Im Orlando and I live in Groton, CT but work in Warwick, RI
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 22, 2007, 10:24:45 AM
Welcome Orlando to the site.  Looks like you've posted a few times here already.  Taht looks like a nice blue on white TA you got there in your avatar.  How about some full pics of that poncho?
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Post by: 75transam on April 22, 2007, 10:50:26 AM
these are the only pics I have for now will take a bunch monday
(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r79/shaggieshapiro/th_shoes003.jpg) (http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r79/shaggieshapiro/shoes003.jpg)
(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r79/shaggieshapiro/th_shoes007.jpg) (http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r79/shaggieshapiro/shoes007.jpg)
(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r79/shaggieshapiro/th_shoes001.jpg) (http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r79/shaggieshapiro/shoes001.jpg)


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Post by: rkellerjr on April 22, 2007, 02:38:36 PM
Nice '75 partner, there aren't too many of us, thanks for the pics, I like the blue on white.
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Post by: 75transam on April 22, 2007, 03:00:58 PM
I like the red too and I saved your engine building post so I can wrench away on my car.
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Post by: blue81ta on April 22, 2007, 05:03:26 PM
Welcome to 78ta Orlando. Nice 75 you've got there. Thanks for the pics
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Post by: 75transam on April 22, 2007, 05:07:13 PM
Thanks blue, one day I'm gonna get a 78 that looks as good as yours
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Post by: darkDragon on April 22, 2007, 06:26:12 PM
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 22, 2007, 06:42:01 PM
Welcome Hyper to 78ta, good to have and I see you've already started a thread with pics!  Good job.  Good to meet ya.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 22, 2007, 07:07:31 PM
Welcome Hyper and Orlando!! I love the gold Firebird...I had a '71 Formula the same color about 20 years ago...and still miss it ???. Enjoy the site, guys!
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Post by: formula400me on April 23, 2007, 01:43:28 PM
Hey all - I'm a mechanical engineer living in Rogers, AR.  I'm amongst the Walmartians as Bentonville (home of walmart) is just next door.  I'm an owner of a '76 firebird my father ordered in '75.  Right now I'm just maintaining it until I can get enough funds, time, and most, honestly, a space of my own to get with it.  Love it though.. 176k and it still runs like a champ.  Oh yea, and I just posted a couple pics in the pics area on the forum if you're interested.
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Post by: Rick on April 23, 2007, 03:53:36 PM
Welcome to all!  We LOVE pics -- thanks for posting! :) :)
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Post by: blue81ta on April 23, 2007, 06:41:08 PM
Welcome Hyper and formula400me. It's good to have you here.
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Post by: 784mula on April 23, 2007, 09:33:35 PM
Two more formulas to the forum. Welcome.  :o
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 23, 2007, 10:44:10 PM
Welcome to the forum, to all the new members. I just picked up a 79 esprit and am going to make it a formula, because all I need is a hood to do that. I will post pics of it soon
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Post by: Hitman on April 24, 2007, 05:55:58 PM
I have a hood in my shop

(http://www.78ta.com/ebay/6e8c2580.jpg)

(http://www.78ta.com/ebay/6ea58c20.jpg)

(http://www.78ta.com/ebay/6eec2580.jpg)
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Post by: 784mula on April 24, 2007, 07:58:22 PM
You should be able to double your money!!  ;D
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Post by: 78redbird on April 24, 2007, 08:51:23 PM
Hello, 

Just registered to the site and wanted to introduce myself.  My name is Bonnie and I own a 78 Firebird Esprit SE Redbird, and a 96 Firehawk #36.  My husband owns a 67 GTO and a 92 Firehawk #21.

I have been visiting this site as a guest for several months.  Everyone here seems to be friendly and helpful.  Nice site for information. 

My husband and I reside in Northwest Indiana. 

We plan on attending the Firebird Gathering in Dundee, MI this June and hope to meet some of you there.

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Post by: 75transam on April 24, 2007, 08:53:54 PM
Welcome to the site, bonnie.  These guys are great and very helpful!!
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 24, 2007, 08:54:19 PM
Welcome, Bonnie!! Sounds like a happy little Pontiac family you have...nice to see more Hoosiers join everyday (I am originally Hoosier myself :)). Post up some pix when you can...we love pictures!!
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Post by: 784mula on April 24, 2007, 09:17:41 PM
Welcome Bonnie. If you have any questions about the GLRFG show just ask. I attended its first two years. The people running it are great & I met some very nice people there. Are you staying at the Holiday Inn? We are 45 minutes North of there but stay on site. My wife & I are doing the 3 hour Pizza dinner cruise on Friday night that they offer (BYOB).
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Post by: 78redbird on April 24, 2007, 09:43:33 PM
Welcome Bonnie. If you have any questions about the GLRFG show just ask. I attended its first two years. The people running it are great & I met some very nice people there. Are you staying at the Holiday Inn? We are 45 minutes North of there but stay on site. My wife & I are doing the 3 hour Pizza dinner cruise on Friday night that they offer (BYOB).

Yes, we are staying at the Holiday Inn.  I made the reservations last week.  I will be taking the 78 Redbird and will be showing it in the survivor class.  I read up on the last two years on the GLRFG website and it sounds like people had a lot of fun.  Look forward to meeting you there.

By the way, that is a sharp looking Formula you own.  Is that black and gold?  We are partial to black and gold (Go Boilers)!!!
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Post by: jay78 on April 24, 2007, 09:55:31 PM
Hey whats up all? I'm jay from the south burbs chicago IL. Have a 78 TA ws6. First 2 gen. About my 5 fbody
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Post by: 784mula on April 24, 2007, 10:00:19 PM
Welcome Bonnie. If you have any questions about the GLRFG show just ask. I attended its first two years. The people running it are great & I met some very nice people there. Are you staying at the Holiday Inn? We are 45 minutes North of there but stay on site. My wife & I are doing the 3 hour Pizza dinner cruise on Friday night that they offer (BYOB).

Yes, we are staying at the Holiday Inn.  I made the reservations last week.  I will be taking the 78 Redbird and will be showing it in the survivor class.  I read up on the last two years on the GLRFG website and it sounds like people had a lot of fun.  Look forward to meeting you there.

By the way, that is a sharp looking Formula you own.  Is that black and gold?  We are partial to black and gold (Go Boilers)!!!

You should do real well in the survivor class. I took 3rd in 2005 & first in 2006 in the stock class.
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Post by: blue81ta on April 25, 2007, 06:22:06 PM
Welcome Bonnie. You have some NICE Birds there. I definitely love a 67 GTO. :)

jay78: Glad you can join us.  Sure would love some pics of these rides.
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Post by: Rick on April 25, 2007, 08:49:01 PM
Hey Jay!  Glad to see you signed up!  I'll be seeing you tomorrow! :) :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 25, 2007, 08:50:57 PM
Don't forget, Rick...extra cheese! ;)
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Post by: Rick on April 25, 2007, 08:51:58 PM
Yep -- I remembered! :)
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Post by: 78redbird on April 25, 2007, 08:57:10 PM
We are going to try to post pictures of our Pontiacs.  Hope they come out OK.

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u283/hutcars/9296firehawks007.jpg)

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u283/hutcars/P4200004.jpg)

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u283/hutcars/78Redbird032.jpg)



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Post by: Rick on April 25, 2007, 08:58:37 PM
Hey Bonnie!  Good job -- they came out great!  Nice cars! :) :) :)
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Post by: jay78 on April 25, 2007, 11:44:10 PM
Well only have 1 f body now . But have had bunch. Click  cars i have done in my sig. The 85 z28 was my last car. And the others are car I have done for people. And Here is a pic of my car now. And yes i put a hard top back on. lol
(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s143/jay78TA/DSC00305.jpg)
(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s143/jay78TA/DSC00317.jpg)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 25, 2007, 11:48:15 PM
I've checked out the pix of the roof swap, Jay...you make it look easy :o
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 26, 2007, 06:17:34 AM
Welcome everyone who I might have missed over the past few days!  Thanks for the pics Bonnie, I guess you know that we love  pics around here ;)

Jay, I don't remember seeing any pics of you ride... got some partner?

EDIT:  Never mind Jay, for some reason the pics weren't coming up and then WHAMMO, there they were.
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Post by: 78redbird on April 26, 2007, 05:34:03 PM
Thanks for the friendly welcome to the site.   :)
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Post by: blue81ta on April 26, 2007, 06:16:28 PM
 Bonnie: Beautiful cars, all of them... I'm drooling on my keyboard. :)
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Post by: 78redbird on April 27, 2007, 08:49:08 PM
Bonnie: Beautiful cars, all of them... I'm drooling on my keyboard. :)

Thanks Keith.  Your 81 T/A looks really nice in the picture.  I love the color.  A one owner car is always great to have.  Looks like you have taken good care of it.

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Post by: the german on April 29, 2007, 03:29:41 PM
Hello,

this is Heiko from Germany. I own a 1977SE since 7 years and i believe some known me from TAC or Bandittransamclub (use the same nick like here). I thought i should be here too. :)
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Post by: Hitman on April 29, 2007, 03:35:10 PM
Welcome.  Nice to see you again.  It is nice to have Trans Am owners from overseas.
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Post by: Rick on April 29, 2007, 07:08:56 PM
Welcome, Heiko -- glad you made it to 78TA.com! :) :)

How's your son doing?  8)
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Post by: the german on May 01, 2007, 05:27:17 AM
Joe is very well and like you can see he is already on the right way. ;D

(http://www.ta-se.de/JoeShirt.jpg)
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 01, 2007, 06:13:37 AM
Joe is very well and like you can see he is already on the right way. ;D

(http://www.ta-se.de/JoeShirt.jpg)

Now that is just too cute!!!!

Welcome "the german" to 78ta and appreciate the pic of the little one.  That's going to make my day today seeing the little tyke in that shirt.
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Post by: 784mula on May 01, 2007, 12:38:32 PM
Welcome "the german". I passed out about a dozen little kids shirts at my works Car Show last year that said "My Dads car can beat your Dads Car"  :D
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Post by: Rick on May 01, 2007, 10:52:36 PM
I LOVE it -- get them started right! :) :)
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Post by: 80fierobronze on May 03, 2007, 06:49:53 PM
Hi i am new here and just wanted to show some pics of my 1980 ta 63,000 mi all origional

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s243/80fierobronze/TA2.jpg)

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s243/80fierobronze/TransAm.jpg)
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Post by: 80fierobronze on May 03, 2007, 06:50:41 PM
oops i am from michigan :)
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Post by: blue81ta on May 03, 2007, 07:02:08 PM
80fierobronze: Welcome, glad you can join us. Nice T/A. Love that color.
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 03, 2007, 07:17:33 PM
Welcome 80fierobroze from Michigan!!  Appreciate the pics of that nice poncho.  Wow, all original and low miles too.  Are you the original owner?

What part of Michigan are you in, I'm originally from Flint?
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Post by: 80fierobronze on May 03, 2007, 07:32:40 PM
I am from clio origionally but now live in flushing
Bought the car in 1984 with 30000. miles drove it two summers and has been in the garage since except 1 time when i moved. drove the car 10 miles to my new house last summer
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on May 03, 2007, 07:45:14 PM
Welcome to 78TA...beautiful and rare color! Get that car out and enjoy it! 8)
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Post by: 784mula on May 03, 2007, 09:17:19 PM
Welcome 80fierobroze, I am from Brighton, Michigan  ;D
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Post by: KKs 98 on May 03, 2007, 10:29:13 PM
Hey everyone this is Kayla o'm brock's daughter (ta2dbandit)...i recently got my firebird and i am more than excited to get to drive my own firebird with the rest of the crew. i am currently a member of the Ohio firebirds and have been for a couple of years now. can't wait to see evryone one a t the nationals!!!  ;D
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Post by: Ta2dbandit on May 03, 2007, 10:30:46 PM
Hey everyone this is Kayla o'm brock's daughter (ta2dbandit)..

Hi Honey....Welcome aboard!
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Post by: eroc022 on May 03, 2007, 10:32:56 PM
are you both on at the same time ? krazy.....but hey kayla wanna race ? hahaha
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on May 03, 2007, 10:33:48 PM
Welcome Kayla...Dad shoulda told ya'...car pictures are required ;D ;D ;)
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 03, 2007, 10:34:38 PM
Welcome KKs 98!!  Nice car you have!
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 03, 2007, 10:36:29 PM
I am from clio origionally but now live in flushing
Bought the car in 1984 with 30000. miles drove it two summers and has been in the garage since except 1 time when i moved. drove the car 10 miles to my new house last summer

Bought it in 1984?  That's the year I graduated!  Went to Beecher High School, used to cruise through Clio and use to pick up girls in Flushing.  Flushing always had the cutest girls.
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Post by: KKs 98 on May 03, 2007, 11:03:46 PM
jeff i got picts of my car...mines the white one...under my two girls posted by ta2dbandit
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Post by: 75transam on May 03, 2007, 11:09:10 PM
Welcome aboard guys and gals
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Post by: TO83T/A on May 04, 2007, 12:08:38 AM
Hi,
I am a new Member from Toronto. I have a red 1983 T/A that has been in the family since 1983. It lives in the garage in winter and I brought it out for the first time today this year. Its pretty well completely stock and everything looks very clean and it has the original paint. It was Perma shined when new (still have the sticker on the window)and it seems to have kept the paint in really new like form.

 I also have a 1993 Black & white special edition Camaro (can I use that word here?) Indy pace car which is a lot of fun as well.

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Post by: rkellerjr on May 04, 2007, 06:24:37 AM
Welcome to83t/a to 78ta.com.  Glad to have you aboard.  We love pics so post up some pics of that poncho! ;)
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Post by: Hitman on May 04, 2007, 10:07:07 AM
Welcome to the Forum all.  Nice to see it growing each day.  Yes, Kayla, we are wanting to see pice of the car you have now.  It will be nice to have you as part of the Club WITH a car now.
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Post by: Rick on May 04, 2007, 06:01:22 PM
Welcome to all the new folks!  We're looing forward to more pics, and tell us about your cars! :) :) :)
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Post by: Ta2dbandit on May 04, 2007, 11:40:09 PM
Here is KKs 98 Car.

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb233/ta2dbandit/KKs98.jpg)

Had to help my little Girl.
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 05, 2007, 07:58:19 AM
Nice looking car KK98!!!  Appreciate the pic, wished I had T-tops :(
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Post by: Grimmster on May 05, 2007, 08:48:26 PM
I'm from central Jersey 5 mins from the shore. I've got a 79 Blk/Gld SE. I'll be posting pictures soon.
I bought in her GA three years ago. I trailered it home, drove strait thru because I was afaid someone would steal it off the trailer if I fell asleep at a rest area. I always wanted one from when I was in HS. Its my 4th-Kid (license plate says it to).
Great site Hitman is DAMan !
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on May 05, 2007, 08:50:14 PM
A real GEORGIA T/A...those are bragging rights! ;) Welcome!!
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Post by: Kurt79 on May 05, 2007, 09:16:56 PM
Welcome Grimmster.  Can't wait to see pics of your car.   Good choice in car.  I have a 79 Black T/A Y84 with the camel interior as well.
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 05, 2007, 10:38:10 PM
I trailered it home, drove strait thru because I was afaid someone would steal it off the trailer if I fell asleep at a rest area.
:o

Now that was funny!   Welcome to 78ta Grimmster and ya, please get some pics posted of that poncho, we love pics around here ;)
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Post by: Wreck on May 06, 2007, 05:25:15 PM
Hey everyone.

I'm Joe from Ellicott City, MD.   I've been restoring this 78 TA for a bit now.  Working on interior right now.  Getting close :) 

It's a 1978 Trans Am, 4000 miles on the 455 ci. bored 60 over to 472 ci sitting on a T400.   Awesome forum and it's reeeally cool to find a forum geared towards this car.

I do graphic design for a living.  My website is located at www.tritin-multimedia.com and a DVD I'm working on is at www.up2nogood.com.

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Post by: Wreck on May 06, 2007, 05:30:53 PM
And here are some pics of the ride:  ;D 8) :o ;)

(http://www.tritin-multimedia.com/tritin-films-archive/Share/Forum3/001.jpg)

(http://www.tritin-multimedia.com/tritin-films-archive/Share/Forum3/002.jpg)

(http://www.tritin-multimedia.com/tritin-films-archive/Share/Forum3/012.jpg)

(http://www.tritin-multimedia.com/tritin-films-archive/Share/Forum3/016.jpg)

(http://www.tritin-multimedia.com/tritin-films-archive/Share/Forum2/003.jpg)

(http://www.tritin-multimedia.com/tritin-films-archive/Share/Forum/005.jpg)

(http://www.tritin-multimedia.com/tritin-films-archive/Share/Forum/010.jpg)

(http://www.tritin-multimedia.com/tritin-films-archive/Share/Forum/014.jpg)

(http://www.tritin-multimedia.com/tritin-films-archive/Share/Forum/017.jpg)

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Post by: 75transam on May 06, 2007, 05:47:30 PM
welcome that is one hot 78!!!!!!!!
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Post by: blue81ta on May 06, 2007, 05:49:51 PM
Welcome Wreck. That's one beautiful Trans Am you've got there sir. :) 8) Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: Wreck on May 06, 2007, 05:54:00 PM
Thanks  ;D  I'll get some video clips up soon once I get it in the shape I want it :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on May 06, 2007, 06:46:28 PM
Welcome!! GORGEOUS T/A!! :o  I like the industrial backdrop on the first couple of pix, too...nice choice
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Post by: 784mula on May 06, 2007, 09:39:12 PM
Hi Wreck. That is one clean ride.
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Post by: Pro71bird on May 06, 2007, 10:09:03 PM
Wreck.....nice bird!
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Post by: Wreck on May 06, 2007, 10:43:18 PM
I don't have any videos of the TA yet.  I've been so busy working on it that it hasn't found a video camera on it yet, but I have some small videos of the 95 Camaro here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha4Nzu3VXd4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hpwOlDWvDw

and some videos I did dedicated to Fbody's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzTqDtp2iik

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXO8C6o9EYU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mNop21cx84
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Post by: Rick on May 06, 2007, 11:42:20 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Wreck.  Nice cars! :) :) :)
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Post by: eroc022 on May 07, 2007, 12:24:35 AM
so are you joe goss ? part of eastern fbodies ?
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Post by: Wreck on May 07, 2007, 05:39:53 AM
Yeah that's me. :P

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Post by: Raptor on May 08, 2007, 02:46:11 PM
Hi,

I've registered to the forum several days ago but I hadn't seen this topic...so here I am. My name is Francois, I'm from the north of France in the Dunkirk area. I feel like I'm the yougest here as I'm 19...anyway, I'm looking for a Firebird or any oher good looking muscle car for a restoration project. My tastes always make things more difficult :P
Everybody looks nice here, I like that !
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on May 08, 2007, 03:25:53 PM
Welcome Francois....gald to see another T/A fan join up ;D
I don't believe you're the youngest member here though
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Post by: LOMILETA on May 08, 2007, 03:39:50 PM
Nice car and pics, Wreck. Welcome to you and Francois.
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Post by: blue81ta on May 08, 2007, 06:39:51 PM
Hello Francois, glad you can join us. Good luck with your search for a muscle car... hopefully it will be a Firebird or Trans Am. :) 8)
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Post by: 784mula on May 08, 2007, 09:48:48 PM
Welcome Francois, Do you see many Formulas over in your area???
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Post by: Raptor on May 09, 2007, 04:12:09 AM
I haven't seen any muscle cars around here ! The only one I've seen was an early 2nd Gen Camaro two years ago and it was in Normandie. This afternoon I'll go to a garage specialized in US cars, maybe they'll help me find my dream car ^^
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Post by: chuffchuff on May 09, 2007, 08:23:24 AM
Welcome Francois they're a helpful lot on here
Welcome Francois, Do you see many Formulas over in your area???

I'm only 40mls away
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Post by: Blue Knight on May 09, 2007, 09:19:13 PM
hello fellow firebird finactics,

 My name is Ray , I am from ,Tn
I have a 1978 T/A 400ci and Hurst T-Tops.
 
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 09, 2007, 09:25:37 PM
Welcome Ray.b, glad to have you and fire up those questions.  We're ready, willing and able to give a hand where we can.  Have you posted pics of your ride?  If you have point me to them, if not, we'd love to see what she looks like.
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Post by: Pro71bird on May 14, 2007, 10:49:04 PM
Welcome Ray and Francois.....the folks here are very helpful.
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Post by: 78 Gold/Black SE TA on May 19, 2007, 06:11:06 PM
My name is Brad, and I am a Stripper-a-haulic.  Oh, nevermind, wrong group!  I am from Kansas City.
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Post by: TransAmGuy on May 19, 2007, 10:53:57 PM
Hello, my name is Vance.  I'm from Central Illinois.  In 1977, I was sitting in Wildflecken Germany compliments of Uncle Sam.   Being in the military overseas, we could buy cars straight from the manufacturer.  My plan was to re-enlist, buy a 1978 Black and Gold SE and head to Ft Sill Oklahoma to meet up with a buddy that had re-enlisted, bought a '78 Gold SE and got stationed at Ft Sill.   At the last minute I decided to get out and come home.  I didn't get the car.  When I got home, I did buy a 1975 Red T/A w/455.  I loved that car.  But I always regretted not getting that '78.  Then I saw Smokey and the Bandit and I really regretted not getting that car.  Then along came marriage and kids and the car faded farther and farther into the past.  Now the kids are grown and gone and I had some time to work on restoring a car.  So I went on a hunt for a '78 SE.  Couldn't find one around here so I have settled on building a clone.  But I intend to make it the best most accurate clone I can.  I love this car and I would marry it if I could.   :)

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Post by: rkellerjr on May 19, 2007, 11:21:41 PM
Welcome Vance to 78ta.  Glad to have you aboard and don't be shy in asking questions we'll be sure to you any and all info we have.  Make sure you post up some pics of your poncho too, we love pics partner.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on May 19, 2007, 11:56:36 PM
I love this car and I would marry it if I could.   :)

 :o

You MIGHT wanna' talk to a professional about that  ;D LOL
 Welcome, Vance...as Rich said we'd love to see some pix.
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Post by: blue81ta on May 20, 2007, 09:17:36 AM
Welcome Vance. Still have Trans Am fever after all these years eh?? Great!! Good luck with your project. Let's see some pics when you have a chance.
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Post by: bean on May 20, 2007, 12:21:20 PM
hello everyone!!!! My name is Sergio but everyone call me bean (long story) im from San Jose, california and am currently looking for a 1976 trans am. This site is great!!
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 20, 2007, 04:08:58 PM
Welcome bean to the site!
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Post by: blue81ta on May 20, 2007, 04:28:41 PM
Welcome to 78ta, bean. Good luck with your search. This is a great site. 8)
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Post by: Gr8Video on May 21, 2007, 11:47:46 AM
 Hello everybody,
My name is Rick and I live a little north of San Francisco. I've got a project '73 (not an SD)....Brewster Green, 4-speed w/factory air  that I've owned since '85. (The John Wayne MQ car)4 kids later I'm trying to figure out what I should do with it.
  It doesn't have the original motor.....threw a rod back in '77 and didn't realize the block could have been saved....I figured my only option was to replace the short block. (The ignorance of youth.)  It has been stored in a variety of places in my attempt to hold on to it until I had "the time" and "the place" to make it like it was, and it has suffered (weatherwise) because of that. I had the motor rebuilt and balanced and not too many miles later, then quite driving it, and it's pretty much been parked since.
   Is there any chance of finding a correct block for this car or is a case of only one unique engine being correct for that car? I've heard that there were some non-numbered factory blocks that were sold because so many of these engines "blew-up" but haven't been able to find any info on that.
   Bottom line is I'm at the point I need to do something with it so I'm seeking advice...what's it worth as it sits??...what's it worth restored??....considering that there were only about 1400 of this model built, does that increase the value even without matching numbers??
  Any input /suggestions would be greatly appreciated.....

Most memorable ride (1978)....Citrus Heights CA to Disneyland...middle of the night...430 miles...5hrs 15min (including 2 stops for gas)
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Post by: Gr8Video on May 21, 2007, 12:00:22 PM
P.S.  Still looking for some "then" and "now" pics....I'll post 'em when I find 'em.
Cheers
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Post by: Rick on May 21, 2007, 03:43:19 PM
Welcome to all the new guys!  And Gr8Video -- looking forward to the pics! :) :)
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Post by: CoolBird on May 21, 2007, 08:45:27 PM
Welcome all!

Bean, I am from SJ also. Good luck on your hunt for that 76 TA. 8)
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Post by: Hitman on May 21, 2007, 08:58:00 PM
Welcome to the site everyone.  Glad you could make it.

Gr8Video, post your question over in the restoration area, I bet you will get alot better response there.  I know I will answer that question.
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Post by: mastiso77 on May 23, 2007, 04:13:48 PM
Hello everyone,
  My name is Ralph and I currently own a '77 W72 Brentwood Brown TA.  I currently live in Hutchinson KS. I'll be participating in the '07 Hot Rod Power Tour and hoping I'll make it through the whole tour trouble free. This is my first time ever posting on any forum so if I mess this up PLEASE feel free to to correct me.
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 23, 2007, 04:22:53 PM
Welcome Ralph to 78ta.  How did you hear about us?  Also, how about posting up some pics of that there poncho of yours.  We'd love to see that Brown baby!
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Post by: mastiso77 on May 23, 2007, 04:50:06 PM
I was searching all over the internet for the metal center caps and one search after another led me here. At first I would come here just to see what was going on but then I couldn't stay away so I registered. As for the pics I'm gonna have a friend help me because I don't even have the slightest clue on putting one on the internet. I don't get online much but the Bandit Run and the Power Tour have me anxious. I would've done the Bandit tour but I found out about that after signing up and booking hotels for the Power Tour. Just didn't have the funds to do both. 
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Post by: 784mula on May 28, 2007, 10:20:53 PM
Welcome. I hear you Ralph. I really have to pick & choose my events this year with gas prices (and a family of four kids!!)
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Post by: wheels78ta on May 29, 2007, 08:17:37 PM
Hey Ralph....Welcome to the site....I'm located just south of ya here in Goddard, Ks...nice to see someone not too far away.   ;D
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Post by: mastiso77 on May 29, 2007, 09:42:08 PM
Cool beans Dude!!!Awsome  Glad to be here ya'll. 
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Post by: norwood on June 01, 2007, 07:28:05 PM
Hi,  Just thought that I would stop in....
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Post by: 75transam on June 01, 2007, 07:41:33 PM
hey norwood welcome
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 02, 2007, 07:16:40 AM
Welcome norwood, glad to have you aboard.  Do you own a TA?  Looks like one in your sig.  If so.. year?  pics?  Don't leave us hangin bud!
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Post by: norwood on June 02, 2007, 08:21:48 AM
Yes Rick,  I own that awesome 1970 Trans Am in the pix.  I am the third owner and have owned it since 75 or so.  It is a Lucy Blue ,Ram Air III, 4sp, Standard Int.  It currently has about 42000 miles on it. It was painted about 1982 or so.  I am currently in the process of fixing the twenty plus years of little dents and  the abuse of three kids.  I hope to paint it in early July.

 I also reproduce many  of the parts for the 70-71 functional shakers here is a list of the parts that I repo, Many of you probably have my shaker drain hoses on your cars.


Shaker Door  70-72                               
 Shaker Door Pin 70-72                                                     
Solenoid Hold Down  70-72                                                 
Shaker Hold Down  (pair)  70-72                                     
T-Bar 70-72                                                                 
T-Bar Bushings  (pair)   70-72                                             
Shaker Drain Nipple  70-81 w/ straight hose                                           
Shaker Drain Hose  straight
Shaker Drain Nipple w/ molded hose 
Valance mount brkt 71-75
Rear Alt. brkt 70 F w/V8  (in process)
Molded shaker drain hose ( in process)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n250/crabs24/DSCF0037SmallMedium.jpg)
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Post by: YELO_TA on June 02, 2007, 11:44:54 PM
Hi, my name is Norman and for my 46 birthday my wife sought out and bought me my 1979 Trans Am. I later found out she had been saving for over 3 years. Here is a pic.......more to follow P.S.....I love my wife!!

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x119/YELO_TA/789555R10025001_00_008.jpg)










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Post by: rkellerjr on June 03, 2007, 12:35:49 AM
Welcome Norman, glad to have you aboard.   And yep, you have it right, we love pics so post them up as soon as you can.

And wow, what a wife!!  Saved for three years to get you a car, hang on to that one!
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Post by: blue81ta on June 03, 2007, 07:05:53 AM
Hello Norman, welcome. Your wife saves for three years to buy you a Trans Am... now that's love... don't let her get away !!!
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Post by: norwood on June 03, 2007, 12:45:22 PM
Norman, we should all have a wife like that
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Post by: Hitman on June 03, 2007, 06:16:40 PM
Welcome all to the Forum.  Nice to have you guys on board here.  Yes, I wish I had a wife like Yelo TA.  Also, how is that centercap mastiso77 ?
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Post by: 784mula on June 04, 2007, 09:16:56 PM
Welcome Norman,

I had to beg my wife for three years....if that says anything  ;)
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Post by: sparkey on June 04, 2007, 09:25:16 PM
hey everybody i been a bird fan for a long time im chris from albany'GA  . i had a 79 T/A when i was 18 or 19 but i sold it like a dummy but im 31 now and i know what im doing. i just got onboard a couple of days ago and i got in at the right time i seen a post on cars for sale i emailed the owner and on6-16-07
i will heve a 77 firebird and a 78 T/A 6.6 they both need work but hey i gonna save two birds.
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 04, 2007, 09:45:58 PM
Hey Chris, welcome to 78ta, glad to have you aboard.  We love pics around here so post up some pics of those poncho's no matter the condition.
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Post by: bandit nz on June 05, 2007, 04:43:08 AM
Hi All
Ok I may be the longest distance member on here guys n gals.
Im in Auckland city, New Zealand and for those of you geographicly challenged members, thats the little country below Austraila, thats kicking a** in the Americas Cup yachting challenge at present.
oh we also hold the Rugby world cup, the 7s world cup and our boy Scott Dixon just finshed 4th in the Indy racing series.
A grand effort for a kid from down under.

Anyway enough with the where im from stuff, im 43 year old "Kiwi" thats a native New Zealander, im Married to an American from St Louise MO and run our own Classic American Limousine buiness here.
We also have a 4wd adventure tour company.

30 years ago at age 13 I saw a movie that started a dream, yep it was Smokey and the Bandit.
On that day I promised myself I would a Bandit Trans am and yes I realise that although not officialy designated by pontiac as a Bandit, as far as I and most of the world is concerned its the closest model.

Well this week that dream became a reality, We have just purchased a 77 limited edition T Top Bandit style Trans Am.
Wow yes im excited, I will be fitting this car out to look just like the movie vehicle, complete with CB in the console and antenna between the T tops.

The car is a two owner, matching numbers vehicle with moderate milage and the only mods are, a new stereo and a shift kit in the transmission.

My other vehicles include:
an 81 Cadillac Presidential stretch Limousine
an 82 Cadillac formal Limousine
2 x 79 Lincoln Continetal stretch Limousines (only two in NZ )
3 x mid 80's Lincoln Towncar stretch Limousines
 and some modified 4wd vehicles.

I look forward to chating with you all and will post some pics when we can.
Our Bandit is currently in transit from LA to NZ 
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 05, 2007, 05:56:35 AM
Welcome bandnz to 78ta and congrats on the new buy!!  Can't wait to see some pics of that TA when you get her.  Looking forward to chatting with ya!

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Post by: Hitman on June 05, 2007, 08:31:00 AM
Welcome to the Forum.  Nice to have new owners and also new project cars here.  It is also nice to see members joined from down under.
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Post by: 75transam on June 05, 2007, 08:57:02 AM
Welcome to the forum, these guys are great
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Post by: Jonnyscotti on June 05, 2007, 02:10:00 PM
Welcome to the forum everyone!

Sparkey, your avatar is hilarious!!!
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Post by: blue81ta on June 05, 2007, 06:31:14 PM
Hello Sparkey, It's always great to hear that a couple of Birds will have a second life. :) Good luck with you project. Let's see some pics when you get a chance.

bnadit nz, I glad you finally realized your dream of owning a "Bandit" Trans Am. Looking forward to seeing pics when your Bird arrives.
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Post by: bandit nz on June 05, 2007, 09:05:27 PM
Hey Sparkey good on you for saving the two birds, two birds in the hand are better than one rusting in the bushes.
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Post by: bandit nz on June 05, 2007, 09:09:28 PM
Blue thanks man, nice firebird by the way.
The most interesting thing i found when lloking for my car was how much the prices varied across the states.
Two very similar cars could be many thousands apart in price and still both sell.
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Post by: jt78t/a on June 07, 2007, 11:08:07 AM
Hello, 
Just joined the Website(which Rocks).  I purchased a 78 solar gold t/a last week.  Drove her 365 miles from Wisconsing to Michigan, TTops Off, no issues-lots of honks, headturns and waives.  I'm 28, got married last year, wife made me promise to get rid of my sportbike(for safety Concerns)  I have been looking for my Perfect T/A ever since.  (Had to have t-tops and a manual)  Cars no where mint.  Has some rock chips and scratches, leaking some oil around pan and  just needs some TLC.   I love it though, I look forward to cleaning her up and bringing her back to excellent condition( problem is I am novice ....at best)  So I am hopefull to cummunicate with everyone regarding tips and care secrets to make this T/A breath 100% once again. 
enjoy your day
-Jon
(i'll get some pictures up for my profile soon)
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Post by: 75transam on June 07, 2007, 11:46:57 AM
Welcome aboard Jt ;)
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 07, 2007, 12:27:03 PM
Welcome to the site Jon!  Glad to have you aboard.  Don't be shy in posting your questions, I too am a novice but this group of guys and gals will certainly help in any way they can.  By the way, we love pics so you need to post up some pics of that poncho!

Again, welcome!
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Post by: 784mula on June 07, 2007, 10:55:05 PM
Hello, 
Just joined the Website(which Rocks).  I purchased a 78 solar gold t/a last week.  Drove her 365 miles from Wisconsing to Michigan, TTops Off, no issues-lots of honks, headturns and waives.  I'm 28, got married last year, wife made me promise to get rid of my sportbike(for safety Concerns)  I have been looking for my Perfect T/A ever since.  (Had to have t-tops and a manual)  Cars no where mint.  Has some rock chips and scratches, leaking some oil around pan and  just needs some TLC.   I love it though, I look forward to cleaning her up and bringing her back to excellent condition( problem is I am novice ....at best)  So I am hopefull to cummunicate with everyone regarding tips and care secrets to make this T/A breath 100% once again. 
enjoy your day
-Jon
(i'll get some pictures up for my profile soon)


Welcome Jon, Where are you at in Michigan? I am in the Ann Arbor area.
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Post by: JT_Y88 on June 07, 2007, 11:02:09 PM
Hello, 
Just joined the Website(which Rocks).  I purchased a 78 solar gold t/a last week.  Drove her 365 miles from Wisconsin to good ole Lansing .Michigan, TTops Off, no issues-lots of honks, headturns and waives.  I'm 28, got married last year, wife made me promise to get rid of my sportbike(for safety Concerns)  I have been looking for my Perfect T/A ever since.  (Had to have t-tops and a manual)  Cars no where mint.  Has some rock chips and scratches, leaking some oil around pan and  just needs some TLC.   I love it though, I look forward to cleaning her up and bringing her back to excellent condition( problem is I am novice ....at best)  So I am hopefull to cummunicate with everyone regarding tips and care secrets to make this T/A breath 100% once again. 
enjoy your day
apparently my account was inactivated so I had to creat a new user, sorry for reposting the same statement...
-Jon
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Post by: JT_Y88 on June 07, 2007, 11:14:08 PM
here is a pic of my new baby :o

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Post by: Rick on June 07, 2007, 11:26:17 PM
Cool, John!  Post us up some more pics!:) :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 08, 2007, 06:25:21 AM
Welcome Jon, thanks for the pic, nice rod!
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Post by: Hitman on June 08, 2007, 01:03:27 PM
Welcome to the wonderful world of Trans Am Ownership.  Anytime you have questions, post them here and I am sure we can help you out.  One thing to take note of is the Trans Am Nationals at the end of August.  It is probably about 4 hours or so from Lansinf to Dayton Ohio.  I know there are others going from Michigan, so I am sure you can find a few people to caravan down there with.
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Post by: blue81ta on June 08, 2007, 04:06:16 PM
Welcome Jon. Congrats on finding a T/A. Love that Solar Gold color!  :)
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Post by: JT_Y88 on June 08, 2007, 10:46:23 PM
I got to actually take her out for a nice cruise today.  Since I brought her home from Wisconsin she's just been resting in the garage. (getting pampered of course) I cleaned her up, touched up a couple rock chips, gave her a nice waxing (cleaned the motor/under carriage yesterday) and put a new air induction hose on her.  She maybe more fun than my bike ever was!!!!  (and Safer!!!)  Man she has got some power too!  I took it easy all the way back from Wisconisn, so today his really the first day I got on her and heard that 4 barrel open up.   I posted a question earlier regarding the Transmission ( but I am still navigating the site and am having a difficult time finding were it was posted at???  Anyways the gentlman I bought her from (2nd owner had her for 14 years/knew the first owner had all copy of original sales ticket, and special edition documentation...had installed a hurst shifter and (I think it was called a hurst short throw shiter...or something that caused him to totally loose reverse....the first attempt.  He said he made an adjustment with the linkage or the synchros and she was good to go.  Anyways when she gets good and warm, I can't get her in reverse. I can feel the gears getting ready to grind so I haven't forced the issue.  AS soon as I turn her off I can put her in reverse then start her in reverse and take it out of reverse and into first with no problem...  Is this anything anyone has ever heard of ( besides that she glides into all other gears?  I have talked to buddies that have installed shift kits and ended up losing gears- they say it isn't a tough fix??? ANy thoughts.  (besides that)  She is riding strong.  Next week, I want to put a K&N air filter in her.  I'd like to re-do the exhaust and valves this summer as well-get some more horses running thru her.  Can;t wait to show her off again tommorow!
Anyways thanks for the info-I'm sure I'll be chatting with all of you here on out....
I'll get some more pics of her soon. :)
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Post by: 1BAD78TA on June 09, 2007, 12:33:14 AM
Hey guy's. New to the site. I'll post some pics soon. I've had my T/A for about 18 years. I bought it because it had a blown motor{it was the 6.6 pontiac lower performance motor} and i had a motor sitting on a engine stand i almost hate to tell you guy's that it's a small block chevy, a healthy small block but i know i'll get flack for it. It's the gold edition with the fisher t-tops. But now it's silver with black interior. The only excuse i have is i didn't know what i had? I still have fun with it. I live in Ankeny Ia. just outside of Des Moines. There is a pretty good hang out in Des Moines on wed and sat nights the place is called porky's. Lots of cars and a lot of Pontiac guy's to so i get an ear full about the engine thing. I think this will be a fun site. Take care.

             Mark.
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 09, 2007, 09:08:11 AM
Hey Mark, glad to have you aboard.  We all do things that we might not have done had we known certain so no worries.  Not that you might not get ribbed about it but know it's all in good fun.

Make sure you post some pics up soon, we love pics partner and again welcome to the site and the family.
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Post by: 1BAD78TA on June 09, 2007, 10:07:13 AM
Thanks for the reply Rich. We will take some pics on sunday and try to get them posted.

      Mark.
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Post by: blue81ta on June 10, 2007, 08:22:43 AM
Hello Mark, I'm glad you can join us. This is a great site. The Boss-- Brett, the Hitman has built a great place for us Firebird/Trans Am fans to hang out. The people here are a lot of fun, so you might take a little good natured flack for your small block chevy... don't worry no flame wars here.

After 18 years you're still having fun with your T/A ... that's what it's all about right??
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Post by: 1BAD78TA on June 10, 2007, 01:29:02 PM
Thanks guy's. The only way i could upload any pics is with the aviator. It will only let me upload one pic. If there is another way please let me know. Thanks again!

    Update: I got an account with photo bucket and posted some pics there. My user name there is 1BAD78TA also.

   
   Mark.
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Post by: mastiso77 on June 10, 2007, 05:45:41 PM
Welcome everyone!!! I'm fairly new myself. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the other members and I must say that they welcomed me like one of their own. Not one nose was EVER  pointed to the sky. So if your reading this post and wondering wether to sign up or not, I say SIGN UP!!! You won't be disappointed.
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Post by: Solar78 on June 11, 2007, 06:06:05 PM
Solar78... Some here might remember me... some might care to forget! haha
Some might be doing stunts with my car!  ;D

I am back.. still no access at the homestead.. but getting very close on completing my apartment purchase. Then get to regroup and start back with my real obsession.... THE BEAST!

Hope all of you are doing well!

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Post by: blue81ta on June 11, 2007, 06:47:15 PM
Welcome back, Solar78.

We "old timers" remember you. Sounds like things are getting better for you. Great!! Good luck with the apartment purchase... and the BEAST.

Don't be a stranger, hang out with us.

 
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 11, 2007, 09:18:35 PM
Hey Solar welcome back dude, glad to have ya back.  And I'm glad to hear things are coming round and you'll be online more.

And watch it Keith, I resemble that "old timers" remark!!
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Post by: Solar78 on June 12, 2007, 09:04:46 AM
Good to be back! Finally getting a bit settled with my home situation as I mentioned...

Really wish I had my car this summer.. but it gives me something to look forward to next summer I guess! hahaha

At this point I am really looking forward to the NATS! I may try to make it up to saratoga too.. not sure about that yet though.

Hopefully I will close soon and then get cable and have internet access!!! I didn't realize how much one relies upon the net until it got yanked away!  >:(

Glad everyone is doing well.. I see Jeri made car of the month! NICE WORK!!!

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Post by: blue81ta on June 12, 2007, 02:04:31 PM
Rich, Unfortunately I resemble that remark too,  :(

Solar78, IF you can make it to Saratoga, we'd love to have you. If not, maybe next year. Summer without your T/A... I feel for you Bro. We're here... if you need help through this difficult time.
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Post by: 784mula on June 12, 2007, 11:29:51 PM
Hello, 
Just joined the Website(which Rocks).  I purchased a 78 solar gold t/a last week.  Drove her 365 miles from Wisconsin to good ole Lansing .Michigan, TTops Off, no issues-lots of honks, headturns and waives.  I'm 28, got married last year, wife made me promise to get rid of my sportbike(for safety Concerns)  I have been looking for my Perfect T/A ever since.  (Had to have t-tops and a manual)  Cars no where mint.  Has some rock chips and scratches, leaking some oil around pan and  just needs some TLC.   I love it though, I look forward to cleaning her up and bringing her back to excellent condition( problem is I am novice ....at best)  So I am hopefull to cummunicate with everyone regarding tips and care secrets to make this T/A breath 100% once again. 
enjoy your day
apparently my account was inactivated so I had to creat a new user, sorry for reposting the same statement...
-Jon
Welcome Jon, My name is Joe & I'm right around the corner from you in Brighton. Have you heard of crusing the gut in Lansing? Are you going to Cabelas in Dundee in 2 weeks? How about the NAT's in Aug?
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Post by: JT_Y88 on June 13, 2007, 11:59:31 AM
Hi Joe, I probally won't be able to make the Dundee Trip.  I have heard of cruise n the gut here in lansing, just haven't gone yet.  I have a buddy with a 70 noza ss (getting a new carberator)  Im kinda waiting for him before I tear LA (lansing area) up.

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Post by: CT Bird Fan on June 20, 2007, 09:38:07 PM
I'm Dave from Connecticut. I've been a forum member since last July, but have not posted much because the car has had to take a back seat for a while. I have had my 'bird for almost a year, and i've finally got it registered and on the road! I'm getting divorced soon, so money is really going to be tight now (lost my garage to keep her in to boot!), but i've decided to try and keep the car as long as I can, and work on getting stuff for it as my budget allows. It looks like this will be a continuing work in progress!!
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 20, 2007, 09:46:00 PM
CT Bird Fan,

Welcome to 78ta and we most certainly would like you to post more often.  Have you put up some pics of your ride yet?  We'd love to see it!

What part of CT?  My wife is from the Vernon area and she has family scattered about.  A sistern in Union, a brother in Coventry and her mom just moved, I can't remember exactly where at the moment.
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Post by: Rick on June 20, 2007, 09:47:23 PM
I'm getting divorced soon, so money is really going to be tight now (lost my garage to keep her in to boot!)...

I hear ya there!  Lots of luck! :) ;)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on June 20, 2007, 09:50:48 PM
That is how I lost mine. The new woman in my life helped me get it back. So keep your head up it will get better.
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Post by: edek on June 22, 2007, 11:03:15 AM
My name is eddie and i am from Orland Park, Illinois
I am just starting to rip out all the modification from 79 T/A so i can restore her to original.
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 22, 2007, 12:18:47 PM
Welcome to 78ta Eddie, good to have you aboard.   How about posting some pics over in the photo section?  We love pics no matter what condiction she's in.
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Post by: Rick on June 22, 2007, 12:19:40 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com!  Post up some pics of it now so we can see what you're dealing with! :) :)
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Post by: edek on June 22, 2007, 09:59:07 PM
This is what i got so far.
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Post by: edek on June 22, 2007, 10:07:35 PM
my first show, so excited.
got best modified 70s trophy.

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Post by: edek on June 22, 2007, 10:08:40 PM
these are from my garage.

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Post by: Rick on June 22, 2007, 10:11:01 PM
Cool, dude!  That's not a power steering fluid drip under the front there, is it? ??? :-\
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on June 22, 2007, 10:11:57 PM
Very nice glad to have ya here.
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Post by: edek on June 22, 2007, 11:31:38 PM
yep, gots me a leak.
i want to change it out but someone mentioned to me that you could pour something in there to stop the leak!!!
Dont remember what it was but im a little weary about quick fixs.
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 23, 2007, 09:55:38 AM
I tried that "pour something in there" and it didn't work for me and may have caused other problems.  I'd just recommend caution on the "quick fix".

Nice ride Eddie, appreciate the pics.
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Post by: daniml292 on June 23, 2007, 10:07:18 PM
Hi All,

Thought I would introduce myself (I've been a lurker for a while now) and show you a couple of pics of my Trans Am.  It's a 1979 TA that I picked up 3 years ago this August.  I have had nothing but fun with it since.  The condition you see it in is pretty much how I bought it.  It has a 1974 Pontiac 400 and I was told that the paint is original.  Any who, just thought I'd say hi.  Oh yea, my name's Dan and I live in Westbrook, ME.  Here's muh girl.

(http://home.maine.rr.com/danimal/DSC_0767.JPG)
(http://home.maine.rr.com/danimal/DSC_0741.JPG)
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Post by: Rick on June 23, 2007, 10:54:19 PM
Cool looking car, Dan!  Is it a 4 speed or auto?  Any underhood pics? :D :D
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 24, 2007, 07:58:40 AM
Nice car Dan, I like the two tone keystones.  Welcome to 78ta and the family.  Look forward to more of your posts.  Any engine and interior pics?  Make a new thread over in the photo area and lets see some more pics!
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Post by: blue81ta on June 24, 2007, 09:21:54 AM
Welcome to the site Dan. Glad you decided to join us. That's a nice T/A you have there.

I like those Keystones too. 8) Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: sparkey on June 24, 2007, 10:42:47 AM
good lookin bird and welcome to 78ta .com
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Post by: Hitman on June 24, 2007, 03:08:13 PM
Welcome to the site all.  Looks like we have some more members with nice cars and some nice cars in progress.  I agree with the whole "Fix Leak" thing.  They most of the time never work right so I always opt for the true fix and replace the leaky part.
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Post by: mst007 on June 24, 2007, 03:26:31 PM
Hey all, been lurking for a while, finally posted up some pics in the "Trans Am" photos section last week so thought I`d better follow etiquette and also introduce myself here too.

I`m a British chap, 40 years, married, 3 kids, 3 cars, and have a goal to live and work in the US. For now, we get our "US fix" from attending US car club meets in the UK and eating too many pancakes with maple syrup. I drive a `74 Firebrid Esprit (Bandit clone), the Mrs drives a GMC Safari and we have a "ricer" (Mazda MX6) for long mileage and business-related motorway meanderings.

I work as a sales and marketing consultant (I wont go there as it may send you all to sleep) but in my earlier years was a singer in a band so that makes up for it I guess.

I spent a LOT of happy years as a kid watching Starsky and Hutch, Knight Rider, Smokey and the Bandit, Happy Days, Wonder Years et al, and generally lapping up the whole perceived "lifestyle" thing which is SO different from the UK. As I got older, and made enogh money to travel, we`ve now been to the US many times, visiting some great friends made via the `net etc Last August I bought the Firebird, was in pretty good shape when I picked it up, one of the best in the UK probably. The only negative for purists out there, is that the car is a bit of a mongrel, `74 Esprit, with 77 front end and a mixed `79 interior. The Firebird gets a LOT of care and attention, and I`m fixing and working on all those dozens of small jobs that always need doing. There`s a GREAT scene in the UK for classic American cars, but its good to be a member of a forum such as this, there`s some great info in all the threads, might take me a few months to read it all tho. :-)

Anyhoo, thats it from me, thanks for putting this together Hitman and look forward to speaking to you all again soon
Mark
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Post by: Rick on June 24, 2007, 03:29:50 PM
Nice to "meet" you Mark!  You have a nice car -- look forward to hearing more from you! 8) 8)
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Post by: blue81ta on June 24, 2007, 04:56:23 PM
Hello Mark. Welcome to 78ta. Nice Bird you have there. Have lots of fun with it. :) The attention you'll get in that car will never get old. 8)
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 24, 2007, 07:48:52 PM
Welcome Mark, glad to have ya as part of the family.  Make sure you let us know when your going to be in town so that those of us who live in the area and give ya a hand shake!
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on June 24, 2007, 08:10:31 PM
Welcome Mark! Glad to meet another fan of '70's-'80's TV....ya' gotta' love those old episodes of Starsky and Hutch ;D
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Post by: mastiso77 on June 25, 2007, 01:38:26 PM
Welcome to the site everyone....hey Jeff, what about 80's music?  I must admit that I blast 80's music while I'm rolling but I'm still a whimp at intersections because I still turn the music down very low until I start rolling again!  LOL  Once again welcome to all the new members....good to see this site growing!!!!!
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 25, 2007, 05:43:09 PM
I must admit that I blast 80's music while I'm rolling but I'm still a whimp at intersections because I still turn the music down very low until I start rolling again!

Some of us appreciate that, nothing like respect for your fellow drivers on the road.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on June 25, 2007, 11:19:13 PM
Welcome to the site everyone....hey Jeff, what about 80's music?  I must admit that I blast 80's music while I'm rolling but I'm still a whimp at intersections because I still turn the music down very low until I start rolling again!  LOL  Once again welcome to all the new members....good to see this site growing!!!!!

HAHA...I do the same thing. YES, I LOVE '80's music. Yes, we're respectful drivers, Rich...but we do this so people don't find out we're stuck in the '80's musically. :-\
God forbid we make eye contact with the driver next to us while listening to (or singing along with ;D) Quiet Riot at full volume :o
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Post by: Hitman on June 26, 2007, 09:16:32 PM
Hell, I make sure everyone knows I listen to 80's music, play it loud AND know all the words.
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Post by: miketransamkid on June 27, 2007, 12:24:34 PM
Well my name is Mike. I'm from Chicago (northewest burbs) Yellow 79 T/A bought in my senior year of highschool ('02) I have recently went through engine and trans. 403/ auto with 3.42 rear gears. And nothing wrong with 80's music esp Sammy Hagar's Highway Wonderland!


here are a few pics.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/miketransamkid/th_21dc717a.jpg) (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/miketransamkid/21dc717a.jpg)
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Post by: Gattzu on June 27, 2007, 01:14:58 PM
I'll introduce myself as well as I've been here a while but haven't really done anything formal.
Nicholas Getchell
I live in Raymond Maine, 24 years old, have my 79 Trans Am (Pro-street) I wanted something different.
I got my TA 6 years ago around my 18th birthday, I drove it for 2 years then decided I wanted to change it a bit. A bit has turned into a 4 year custom fab of nearly the whole car at this point. It started out with a 70 or 71 Pontiac 400/auto when I got it we ran the numbers and it was a 301 car, Black exterior, tan interior, pw T-tops, a couple other things here and there.
Now I have my olds 455, (with my alt on the wrong side :P) the motor was given to my by my father so it means a great deal to me. An 8 point cage, racing seats and harness, th350 tranny, Dana 60 rear-end with ladder bars, and coil-overs, coil over front suspension upgrade, just got my new 4" cowl hood, Pro-star Rims, with BFG Goody rubber all the way around, I still have my snowflakes though, the front end has been changed to the 78 style nose, it has T-tops, custom Auto Meter gauges, Interior has been changed to all black although still not done, Wilwood disk brakes in the rear, and soon the front as well, and my custom miny tub that I fabricated myself. I also have my sidepipes which make me smile every time I look at them.
All the work to the car has been preformed by me, my father, or another family member. Exceptions are machine work to the engine, and the front fenders, which we didn't really have the knowledge to finish 100% our selves. It's become a great experience for me and my family and has brought my father and I closer together over the years. I will most likely forever hold onto the car as the sentimental value is far beyond anything that I could imagine.

P.S. Thanks for having a great site Hitman, and everyone else who has commented and given advice. It is greatly appreciated and I look forward to someday meeting a couple of the enthusiasts here. 8)
(http://www.sourcekills.com/albums/album35/IM000208.sized.jpg)
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Post by: LOMILETA on June 27, 2007, 01:31:23 PM
Nice ride and good to have you back. Welcome to all who have entered since my last appearance. As far as the music you GOTTA crank the 80's tunes to the max. My TA doesnt even have speakers in it yet, but by the NATS it will Jam.
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Post by: miketransamkid on June 27, 2007, 02:08:15 PM
good god man what size are those rear meats?
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Post by: Gattzu on June 27, 2007, 03:08:20 PM
345/55 R15 About 30 inches tall,  and 15 inches wide. :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 27, 2007, 05:53:55 PM
We've talked before Gattzu on the forums but certainly, we can welcome you "officially"  hehehehe.  Welcome to the site.  I remember your car from another thread and talking about those monster rear tires!  Those are crazy!
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Post by: 784mula on June 28, 2007, 09:34:58 PM
I'll introduce myself as well as I've been here a while but haven't really done anything formal.
Nicholas Getchell
I live in Raymond Maine, 24 years old, have my 79 Trans Am (Pro-street) I wanted something different.
I got my TA 6 years ago around my 18th birthday, I drove it for 2 years then decided I wanted to change it a bit. A bit has turned into a 4 year custom fab of nearly the whole car at this point. It started out with a 70 or 71 Pontiac 400/auto when I got it we ran the numbers and it was a 301 car, Black exterior, tan interior, pw T-tops, a couple other things here and there.
Now I have my olds 455, (with my alt on the wrong side :P) the motor was given to my by my father so it means a great deal to me. An 8 point cage, racing seats and harness, th350 tranny, Dana 60 rear-end with ladder bars, and coil-overs, coil over front suspension upgrade, just got my new 4" cowl hood, Pro-star Rims, with BFG Goody rubber all the way around, I still have my snowflakes though, the front end has been changed to the 78 style nose, it has T-tops, custom Auto Meter gauges, Interior has been changed to all black although still not done, Wilwood disk brakes in the rear, and soon the front as well, and my custom miny tub that I fabricated myself. I also have my sidepipes which make me smile every time I look at them.
All the work to the car has been preformed by me, my father, or another family member. Exceptions are machine work to the engine, and the front fenders, which we didn't really have the knowledge to finish 100% our selves. It's become a great experience for me and my family and has brought my father and I closer together over the years. I will most likely forever hold onto the car as the sentimental value is far beyond anything that I could imagine.

P.S. Thanks for having a great site Hitman, and everyone else who has commented and given advice. It is greatly appreciated and I look forward to someday meeting a couple of the enthusiasts here. 8)
(http://www.sourcekills.com/albums/album35/IM000208.sized.jpg)
(http://www.sourcekills.com/albums/album35/IM000682_1.sized.jpg)

Well said Nick. You will definately cherish these moments with your family.
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Post by: Pro71bird on July 10, 2007, 12:29:22 AM
I'll introduce myself as well as I've been here a while but haven't really done anything formal.
Nicholas Getchell
I live in Raymond Maine, 24 years old, have my 79 Trans Am (Pro-street) I wanted something different.
I got my TA 6 years ago around my 18th birthday, I drove it for 2 years then decided I wanted to change it a bit. A bit has turned into a 4 year custom fab of nearly the whole car at this point. It started out with a 70 or 71 Pontiac 400/auto when I got it we ran the numbers and it was a 301 car, Black exterior, tan interior, pw T-tops, a couple other things here and there.
Now I have my olds 455, (with my alt on the wrong side :P) the motor was given to my by my father so it means a great deal to me. An 8 point cage, racing seats and harness, th350 tranny, Dana 60 rear-end with ladder bars, and coil-overs, coil over front suspension upgrade, just got my new 4" cowl hood, Pro-star Rims, with BFG Goody rubber all the way around, I still have my snowflakes though, the front end has been changed to the 78 style nose, it has T-tops, custom Auto Meter gauges, Interior has been changed to all black although still not done, Wilwood disk brakes in the rear, and soon the front as well, and my custom miny tub that I fabricated myself. I also have my sidepipes which make me smile every time I look at them.
All the work to the car has been preformed by me, my father, or another family member. Exceptions are machine work to the engine, and the front fenders, which we didn't really have the knowledge to finish 100% our selves. It's become a great experience for me and my family and has brought my father and I closer together over the years. I will most likely forever hold onto the car as the sentimental value is far beyond anything that I could imagine.

P.S. Thanks for having a great site Hitman, and everyone else who has commented and given advice. It is greatly appreciated and I look forward to someday meeting a couple of the enthusiasts here. 8)
(http://www.sourcekills.com/albums/album35/IM000208.sized.jpg)
(http://www.sourcekills.com/albums/album35/IM000682_1.sized.jpg)


Welcome.......nice to see another Prostreet Bird in the House!

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Post by: ta collector on July 11, 2007, 05:55:10 PM
mike from north iowa i have four birds a 67 firebird a TATA an 88 GTA and an 02 collector edition love going to car shows and talking about all kinds of cars but especally firebirds and trans ams of course
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Post by: 784mula on July 11, 2007, 08:07:31 PM
Hi Mike & welcome. Post some pics when you get a chance.
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 11, 2007, 09:33:50 PM
Hey Mike from north Iowa, glad to have you aboard at 78ta.com.  Post up some pics of those poncho's, we'd love to see them!!
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Post by: ta collector on July 11, 2007, 09:38:40 PM
here yea go
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w8/yellowbirdx2/MVC-001F-2.jpg)
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 11, 2007, 09:45:19 PM
I've seen your cars before, you post over at TAC?
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Post by: ta collector on July 11, 2007, 09:46:54 PM
yes just never been on this site so decided to join
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 11, 2007, 09:47:59 PM
After you posted and I saw the car I did a double take on your screen name.  Well, welcome to the site, it's a great site.
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Post by: ta collector on July 11, 2007, 09:52:02 PM
thank you looks like a great site can never have too much bird info
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Post by: Hitman on July 11, 2007, 10:25:35 PM
Welcome to the site, Looks like you have some nice cars there.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 11, 2007, 10:26:15 PM
Always happy to see more pix but you guys might recall Mike from TAC....nice bird collection
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Post by: Rick on July 11, 2007, 10:45:41 PM
Oh yeah -- "made" him on the first post!  Welcome to 78TA.com! :D :D ;)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 11, 2007, 10:47:48 PM
Oh yeah -- "made" him on the first post!  Welcome to 78TA.com! :D :D ;)

Good catch, Rickford  ;)
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Post by: bandit nz on July 15, 2007, 06:30:48 AM
Hammer, is our "minister of the interior" its all very political you know  ;)
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Post by: ta collector on July 15, 2007, 07:15:23 PM
here ya go hammer all oringnal never replaced
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Post by: b3nny on July 18, 2007, 11:11:55 AM
Hey guys, I'm Jon aka b3nny... I am from Kingston, ON, Canada. And i am hoping to get some pictures posted ASAP as soon as I get this sucker towed to my house!!

thanks and cya soon!
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Post by: Hitman on July 18, 2007, 08:25:51 PM
Welcome to the site.  It is always nice to get members from outside the US.
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Post by: b3nny on July 18, 2007, 09:42:55 PM
hey hitman.. thanks a lot.. I am actually about 30 mins from the border! we go to Watertown and Syracuse sometimes too for visits. I love gander mountain! Hey my pics are up so head on over to the pics section to check em' out!   ;D
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Post by: lyle71 on July 22, 2007, 03:37:55 AM
I'm Lyle from Manitoba, Canada and a former owner of a 79 Trans Am and a 1977 Firebird Formula. I am 35 and taking web design in college. Enough said for now.
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 22, 2007, 08:22:10 AM
Hey everyone, welcome 78ta.com!!  Glad to have you aboard.
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Post by: nead on July 23, 2007, 01:34:59 PM
Dean, from Iowa.    I just stumbled across a new toy.  A gal owed me some money and offered me up her white 78 TA instead.  Once I try to figure out how to post pics I'll put them up.  Have been reading a lot of great and interesting posts and thought it was time to join.  Let me know what you think of my buy.  White 78 TA, red interior couple of tears in the front seats, rear seats look great, auto,  400, 72,000 miles, T-tops, some rock chips, a couple pea size surface rust on the door.   Runs good and no leaks on my garrage floor.   She thought the transmission was bad, took it home and the vacuum was loose.   $4000.   What do you think?   What/where do I look to see what I actually have.

Thanks and hope to post some pics.
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 23, 2007, 02:18:56 PM
welcome to the site nead, I mean Dean ;)  Looks like you got a good car on the cheap.  post up the VIN number and Cowl data located under the hood near the windshield and we can help you know what you got.

As you indicated, post up some pics quick, we get agitated without pics  :P
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 23, 2007, 09:13:49 PM
Welcome, Dean....as Rich said cowl tag info will help decipher your car and you can also order the PHS documents to be sure. As for posting pix, set up a photobucket account...that's the easiest way to share pix here.
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Post by: 75transam on July 23, 2007, 10:51:53 PM
(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r79/shaggieshapiro/ostv000064.jpg)

Welcome aboard, we've been waiting for you
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Post by: Rick on July 23, 2007, 11:15:03 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com!  And we do LOVE pics!
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 23, 2007, 11:16:00 PM
Maybe not so much of the love boat  kind but definitely of Trans Ams.
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Post by: nead on July 23, 2007, 11:26:47 PM
Here is my VIN # 2W87z8N115827 & Cowl # 78  2FS87 N 072763  74N  A51  11L  11U  10B  WS4 360143.
I did find on the web page what some some of these numbers are.  Set up a photobucket acct and trying to post pics so hang with me.  
Have been working late hours and didn't want to wait to try to show of some pics, so I tried taking them in the garage with minimal light.  Will try to do better.  So what do you think, was it worth the $4000 I gave for it?

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x317/packn_photos/78TA010.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x317/packn_photos/78TA002.jpg)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x317/packn_photos/78TA007.jpg)
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Post by: Rick on July 23, 2007, 11:29:32 PM
That looks pretty good!  And you're doing fine with the photobucket thing...thanks for posting! :) :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 23, 2007, 11:30:18 PM
Pix came out fine. Looks good, dude...reminds me of my first T/A 8)
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 23, 2007, 11:34:36 PM
Great pics, looks great Dean!  Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: darkDragon on July 23, 2007, 11:35:01 PM
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Post by: wildman on July 25, 2007, 05:37:12 PM
hey, i'm from thomaston georgia. bout 60 miles south of of atlanta. i just got my dream car about a month ago.1977 trans am. it's in need of restoring but thats fine. i got it. i have been checking out the site and will be needing a little input from you guys as i go. this is a great site and it has been a big help already with some of the decoding. the build sheet is long gone so i'm still trying to determine if my interior has the correct compenents. it all pretty much has to be replaced. i'm looking forward to getting this project moving an taking part the bandit run , if it continues. thanks
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 25, 2007, 05:50:34 PM
Welcome wildman to 78ta, post up some pics when you get a chance, we'd love to see it.  Ask any questions you have, we'll be sure to get an answer for ya. Again, welcome.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 25, 2007, 07:16:47 PM
Welcome, Wildman....has anyone mentioned pix yet? :D :D
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Post by: bowtiecb on July 25, 2007, 07:43:33 PM
corey bham/homewood ala
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 25, 2007, 10:23:10 PM
Welcome Corey to 78ta.com, glad to have you aboard.  Do you own a TA or are you looking for one?
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Post by: bowtiecb on July 25, 2007, 10:37:14 PM
Welcome Corey to 78ta.com, glad to have you aboard.  Do you own a TA or are you looking for one?
yes i just bought a 1980 TA , this is third 2nd gen ive owned ,i had a 79 without t-tops and a 80 with t-tops  sold them both and hated i did.
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Post by: Rick on July 25, 2007, 10:42:45 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, guys!  Post up some pics when you get them -- we love pics!  And if you need help in posting them, raise your hand -- we're here to help! :D ;)
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Post by: wildman on July 26, 2007, 02:55:20 AM
thanks fellas. well here she is. as you can see, this little bird needed needed to be rescued. we cleaned it up a bit when i got it home.i ran the numbers and it was originaly brentwood brown but somewhere down the line it got the white and blue treatment.i could have swore it was smileing at me coming through atlanta when i brought it home. man i love this car. it had the shaker, cleaner, all the trim pieces in the back seat. also scored the complete front end rebuild kit, ball joints, bushings, tie rods etc still in the boxes.it's a start. thanks again

wildman
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 26, 2007, 06:12:41 AM
You've certainly got your work cut out for ya but certainly looking like a solid project car.  Another saved from the rust monster, thanks for the pics wildman.
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Post by: blue81ta on July 26, 2007, 06:19:49 PM
Welcome to 78ta, Corey. You're not the only one to sell a T/A and regret it. :'( Glad you're back in the Pontiac F-Body family. :)

wildman... your T/A may be down, but not out. It's great that you've rescued that Bird. Good luck bringing it back to life. Welcome to the site.
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Post by: lyle71 on July 31, 2007, 02:28:20 AM
I'm from Manitoba Canada and a Web Design student at 35. I have welded most my adult years and have rebuilt many small block chevys. I love T/A's and have owned a 79 and a 78 Formula and am seeking another to rebuild without too much rust.
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Post by: lyle71 on July 31, 2007, 02:34:00 AM
Also, if I am wrong or give out wrong info...sorry, just correct me, I can take constructive criticism very well. I am not a T/A expert, just a hobbiest and try to help when I can even if it means giving me your T/A in trade. LOL
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Post by: greyno3 on July 31, 2007, 04:06:48 AM
My '77 Formula W72/4-speed is #69 Brentwood Brown. Here's a '77 T/A the same color. I'm in Spokane,Washington.

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Post by: LOMILETA on July 31, 2007, 09:29:42 AM
Welcome to the site and who hasnt yet posted pics, get to it man. We need those, we are pic junkies here at 78TA.
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Post by: gqlefty on July 31, 2007, 09:33:40 AM
Greetings fellow TA lovers.... I live in Arkansas.  Always wanted a 2nd gen. bird. Trying to find a good rebuilt  77,78 or 79 bird but it is difficult.  I'm a newbie, dont know all the in's and outs's and so glad I found this site !!!  There is "according to the papers" a black 1979 WS6/L78/W72 TA currently on Ebay for sale by Westcoast Firebirds that looks very promising, its not an SE but I think it has been cloned to look like one. I dont know how to post it here so hopefully some of you can go to it on Ebay and give me your experienced opinion's on it.  Any help is appreciated !!!  looking forward to one day becoming a Bandit gen. TA owner some day!!!  Thanks !!!!
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Post by: LOMILETA on July 31, 2007, 09:49:32 AM
Welcome and keep looking, theyre out there. Just be patient and dont jump in and buy somehting not knowing what it is. When you need advice or smoething just ask, were here to help each other. Were 1 big dysfunctional family.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 31, 2007, 11:28:20 AM
Welcome, gqlefty....here is the eBay link you described:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Pontiac-Trans-Am-RARE-54K-MILES-ORIG-79-T-A-4SPD-WS6-L78-W72_W0QQitemZ180143133710QQihZ008QQcategoryZ6427QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Post by: gqlefty on July 31, 2007, 11:44:16 AM
Welcome, gqlefty....here is the eBay link you described:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Pontiac-Trans-Am-RARE-54K-MILES-ORIG-79-T-A-4SPD-WS6-L78-W72_W0QQitemZ180143133710QQihZ008QQcategoryZ6427QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Thanks ws6resto!!!!!!!! hope sombody will take a look and evualuate it.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 31, 2007, 11:59:31 AM
It is a very nice T/A. It just depends on what you are looking for...an authentic SE or a nice T/A, regardless of level and authenticity.
I see no mention of SE on the build sheet, nor W72 (but I'm admittedly fuzzy on that topic). I did notice grey wheels on the window sticker yet the car is currently wearing gold snowflakes. Just my 2 cents.... :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 31, 2007, 12:27:59 PM
Welcome gglefty to the site!  As the guys have indicated, post up questions and concerns, we'll be sure to get you answers.
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Post by: gqlefty on July 31, 2007, 01:29:11 PM
It is a very nice T/A. It just depends on what you are looking for...an authentic SE or a nice T/A, regardless of level and authenticity.
I see no mention of SE on the build sheet, nor W72 (but I'm admittedly fuzzy on that topic). I did notice grey wheels on the window sticker yet the car is currently wearing gold snowflakes. Just my 2 cents.... :)
Thanks... if you look at the far right hand column of the build sheet it says W72.  No its not an SE.  The seller says all WS6 perf. package (listed on the invoice photo) @ $434.00 came with snowflake rims. I dont know that fact maybe someone does.  I dont "have" to have a real SE... just looking for a nicely done TA I can enjoy and maybe go to some shows, keep for some years and if ever need to sell for some reason... get my investment back.  I sure cant enjoy CD's and Mutual Funds like I can a TA !!!
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Post by: Hitman on July 31, 2007, 02:27:26 PM
gglefty, welcome to the site.  If I were you, I would stay away from Westcoast TA's.  Alot of people has seen their work close up and it ain't pretty.  Sure, it looks good in photos, but wait til you see it in person.  They are just money hungry people trying to capitalize on the growing popularity of the Trans Am and do things fast and cheaply and try to sell it for big bucks.  But that is just my opinion.......... Take it for what it is worth.  How much did you want to spend on one?

And to everyone else who has signed up, Welcome !  We are not picture hungry here..... as you can tell from the posts, only about 4 of us here are photo hungry. :-)
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Post by: gqlefty on July 31, 2007, 03:15:10 PM
gglefty, welcome to the site.  If I were you, I would stay away from Westcoast TA's.  Alot of people has seen their work close up and it ain't pretty.  Sure, it looks good in photos, but wait til you see it in person.  They are just money hungry people trying to capitalize on the growing popularity of the Trans Am and do things fast and cheaply and try to sell it for big bucks.  But that is just my opinion.......... Take it for what it is worth.  How much did you want to spend on one?

And to everyone else who has signed up, Welcome !  We are not picture hungry here..... as you can tell from the posts, only about 4 of us here are photo hungry. :-)
Thanks for your reply!!!!  I value your opinion!! I know nothing about the TA market. Just always loved the looks of them and decided to try to find one and enjoy it before I get to old to enjoy it!! It is hard to tell from photos but they do look good.  I dont know of their rep. thats why I ask some unbiased opinions.  Their res. price was not met the first time around @ a bid of around 17k I think. It has been relisted again. Im looking to stay in the 10 to 20k range.  I know real SE's done right are more than that but I dont have to have a real SE. I know that car is not an SE but has been cloned.  Whats a ball park fiigure for a clone done right like they are trying to sell?  Their's does have some good original features doesnt it? Thanks for your help!!!
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Post by: Hitman on July 31, 2007, 03:37:29 PM
A clone done right would be about $17,000 for a 79.  But I bet their reserve is at least $20,000 and I can see some stuff wrong in the photos.  For example, some of the stripes are in the wrong places and it looks like they did the stripes with a roll and not the pre-formed stripes (another example of them cheaping out on something), the steering wheel and dash have been done with a cheap can of spray paint from the auto store, the outter door handles are black.... what did they paint them with the car and not bother to take them off?, didn't even bother to paint the seat belt retainers... they left them black, there is a red bird emblem on the steering wheel which should be gold, and is that electrical tape sticking out of the center console by the lid?... maybe to hold it together for photos?, also, what is that aluminum foil doing in the engine compartment on a fuel line??, .. anyway, I could go on, but you get the idea.  Plus, their car does not have T-tops, but it does have a 4-Speed
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Post by: gqlefty on July 31, 2007, 05:38:49 PM
A clone done right would be about $17,000 for a 79.  But I bet their reserve is at least $20,000 and I can see some stuff wrong in the photos.  For example, some of the stripes are in the wrong places and it looks like they did the stripes with a roll and not the pre-formed stripes (another example of them cheaping out on something), the steering wheel and dash have been done with a cheap can of spray paint from the auto store, the outter door handles are black.... what did they paint them with the car and not bother to take them off?, didn't even bother to paint the seat belt retainers... they left them black, there is a red bird emblem on the steering wheel which should be gold, and is that electrical tape sticking out of the center console by the lid?... maybe to hold it together for photos?, also, what is that aluminum foil doing in the engine compartment on a fuel line??, .. anyway, I could go on, but you get the idea.  Plus, their car does not have T-tops, but it does have a 4-Speed
Thanks... I dont have the "trained eye' like I know you do but that is why I'm glad I found your site befor making any wrong buys.  They say it is all 'original eqp." except for the sterring and instrument panel. As you can see they didnt list what all they have done to the car.  They did say they didnt do any engine work on it. Hard for me to believe it has the original miles. That is not the original shifter that would have come on a TA like that is it?  Thanks again.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 31, 2007, 09:19:33 PM
Thanks... if you look at the far right hand column of the build sheet it says W72.  The seller says all WS6 perf. package (listed on the invoice photo) @ $434.00 came with snowflake rims. I dont know that fact maybe someone does.  

Sorry I overlooked the W72 ( I was looking at the window sticker and overlooked the build sheet :-[). Yes, 15 x 8 snowflakes came with the WS6 performance package. The shifter handle isn't a Pontiac shifter knob...looks like maybe a Hurst shifter handle. Brett's the man when it comes to T/A's...he'll steer you towards something fun to spend your retirement fund on ;D  ;)
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Post by: gqlefty on August 01, 2007, 08:50:26 AM
Thanks... if you look at the far right hand column of the build sheet it says W72.  The seller says all WS6 perf. package (listed on the invoice photo) @ $434.00 came with snowflake rims. I dont know that fact maybe someone does.  

Sorry I overlooked the W72 ( I was looking at the window sticker and overlooked the build sheet :-[). Yes, 15 x 8 snowflakes came with the WS6 performance package. The shifter handle isn't a Pontiac shifter knob...looks like maybe a Hurst shifter handle. Brett's the man when it comes to T/A's...he'll steer you towards something fun to spend your retirement fund on ;D  ;)
Thanks for your rely....  Really hard to tell from just looking at photos. So much to know what you need to be looking for. Really appreciate you guys help !!!
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Post by: badboy on August 02, 2007, 01:06:08 PM
Hi guys, from Norhtwest Mississippi here.  My son and I are restoring a 78 and loving every minute of it.
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Post by: rkellerjr on August 02, 2007, 01:45:23 PM
Welcome badboy to 78ta.com.  Post up some pics of that poncho project when you get a chance, we love pics.
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Post by: badboy on August 02, 2007, 03:41:23 PM
I'll take some this afternoon as soon as I get off work. Not much to look at right now.  I just finished replacing the top on the car and started sanding it for painting.  I was going to take some pics for a question anyhow about the shaker being too tall to see if some one could figure out which shaker I need.  My son and I love this site.  He doesn't remember the seventies T/As and has fell in love with them so we found one to restore.  Anyway didn't mean to get long winded.
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Post by: trancelgic on August 02, 2007, 06:42:59 PM
I don't know if I've shared yet....   ;)

Here's a pic of my daily driver: 2005 Trailblazer
(http://topdeadcenterpodcast.com/Trailblazer/Scotts-05-Trailblazer-sm.jpg)

It features the cool GM quick-flick start.  You put the key in the ignition, and barely turn the key and the car starts itself.
I don't know how to better describe it, than to show you.  ;D

http://topdeadcenterpodcast.com/Trailblazer/Trailblazer-QuickflickStart.swf
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Post by: Tbird on August 02, 2007, 06:54:42 PM
I wouldn't want that with little children. That makes it too easy to start.
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Post by: trancelgic on August 02, 2007, 10:14:49 PM
There aren't any childrens in this house..  If the wife had it her way, that would be a different story.  If there are kids in the house I would have competition for the good toys, and I can't have that.

Especially with my bounching baby Trans Am that's coming soon!!!  WHOOO!!  I'm ordering a car from Hitman....

I'm allllll tingly...



I wouldn't want that with little children. That makes it too easy to start.
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Post by: IOWATRANSAM on August 05, 2007, 05:13:06 AM
I'm a "new" Trans Am owner in central Iowa. I have a 1977 Trans Am. It purple/blue kameleon (i  think thats right) that i bought for $500. It has a 350 chevy motor and t350 tranny. The previous owner did a lot of work to restore it himself about a decade ago and since then the paint has faided and its getting some surface rust. Other than that its a pretty solid car that needs some attention. I'll get some pics asap, but thought id introduce myself for now.
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Post by: rkellerjr on August 05, 2007, 07:33:40 AM
Welcome Iowa to 78ta!!  Glad to have you aboard.  You definitely have the right of it, we love pics and would love to see your restoration '77.  Ask up any questions you might have as well, we'll be sure to get you some answers.  Again, welcome!
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Post by: Rick on August 05, 2007, 09:12:21 AM
IOWATRANSAM -- Welcome to 78TA.com!  Looking forward to pics -- we LOVE pics! :) :)
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Post by: ta collector on August 05, 2007, 12:51:28 PM
I'm a "new" Trans Am owner in central Iowa. I have a 1977 Trans Am. It purple/blue kameleon (i  think thats right) that i bought for $500. It has a 350 chevy motor and t350 tranny. The previous owner did a lot of work to restore it himself about a decade ago and since then the paint has faided and its getting some surface rust. Other than that its a pretty solid car that needs some attention. I'll get some pics asap, but thought id introduce myself for now.
welcome nice to see another iowa bird owner i live in north iowa
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Post by: Amtrak on August 05, 2007, 11:57:40 PM
Welcome badboy I am also from Central Mississippi good to here from other southern TA fans
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Post by: LOMILETA on August 06, 2007, 09:56:15 AM
Welcome Iowa, and like its been said before. WE LOVE PICS, so start postin.
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Post by: dfred on August 07, 2007, 12:42:27 AM
Hi guys, Dan from Moline, Il area (quad cities) I have a 79 TA and a 78 y88 TA, was originally only looking for one for a few years and all of a sudden I fell onto 2 of them that I couldn't pass up.  I have some pics of the 79 before I got the decals from hitman, have them on now finally but no pics yet.  anyway just introducing myself to say hi and, wow what a great place for info, thanks for the help.

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa46/dfrederickson/DSC02049.jpg)

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa46/dfrederickson/DSC02046.jpg)


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Post by: rkellerjr on August 07, 2007, 06:08:14 AM
Welcome to the site dfred, nice pics.
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Post by: 75transam on August 07, 2007, 07:34:51 AM
Dfred, that is one bad mamajama!!!!
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Post by: rkellerjr on August 07, 2007, 08:35:25 AM
dred, what size tires and rims are those?
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Post by: dfred on August 07, 2007, 08:54:47 AM
just standard 15x8 flakes and the tires are 255 60 15 bfg
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Post by: LOMILETA on August 07, 2007, 09:12:18 AM
Welcome to the site dfred. Thats one straight looking ride there.
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Post by: Rick on August 07, 2007, 02:47:08 PM
Welcome to 78TAc.om, dfred!  Nice ride! :) :)
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Post by: dgtldesigner on August 08, 2007, 12:25:53 PM
Hi everyone. My name is Steve and I live in dfw. I'm a relatively new t/a owner, I purchashed an 81 turbo last august, and have been slowly but surely making her sparkle again. 
Anyways, just thought I'd say hello to everyone.

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a229/dgtldesigner/monica.jpg)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on August 08, 2007, 12:29:10 PM
Nice turbo, Steve...welcome to 78TA! ;D
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Post by: LOMILETA on August 08, 2007, 12:56:01 PM
Nice ride there Steve, Now you need to polish those wheels. Txx for the pic.
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Post by: Rick on August 08, 2007, 02:19:36 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Steve!  Thanks for posting pics -- got any of the interior? :) :)
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Post by: dgtldesigner on August 08, 2007, 02:33:25 PM
here's a couple interior pics

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a229/dgtldesigner/P1010062_043.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a229/dgtldesigner/P1010061_043.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a229/dgtldesigner/P1010060_044.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a229/dgtldesigner/P1010059_043.jpg)
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Post by: rkellerjr on August 08, 2007, 03:31:39 PM
Welcome Steve and thanks for the pics.  Very clean piece of machine you have there.  Let us know if there's anything we can help you with.
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on August 08, 2007, 05:24:06 PM
Nice car still have the turbo?
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Post by: WarbirdTA on August 08, 2007, 09:30:41 PM
Very nice looking Turbo Trans Am.
Looks very complete, which is something you don't see all the time.

George  8)
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Post by: dgtldesigner on August 08, 2007, 09:48:41 PM
Yes turbo is still in and all operational :)
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Post by: Rick on August 08, 2007, 10:35:12 PM
WOW!  That's one clean interior! :) :)
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Post by: blue81ta on August 10, 2007, 09:38:37 PM
Welcome Steve. Glad you can join us... Get your Trans Am fix right here. Nice Turbo T/A. 8) I like that color.
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Post by: MontrealY82 on August 18, 2007, 10:58:48 AM
Hi evrybody, I'm back, formerly know as MontrealY88, now MontrealY82... deal didn't go thru on the Y88 but I found a real clean 77 Y82 (phs pending) 2 owner car for a real low price. Only problem is that it's original W72 engine is long gone... more on that in the tech section...

Here are some pictures :

Jeff

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/jfrancois525/Picture002.jpg)
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/jfrancois525/Picture005.jpg)
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/jfrancois525/Picture007.jpg)
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/jfrancois525/Picture008.jpg)
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Post by: blue81ta on August 18, 2007, 11:19:12 AM
Welcome back Jeff. Nice Y82... real clean. Good luck with it.

Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: rkellerjr on August 18, 2007, 11:59:29 AM
Welcome back Jeff, nice looking car and surely appreciate the pics.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on August 18, 2007, 12:14:00 PM
VERY nice bird...welcome!
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Post by: LOMILETA on August 18, 2007, 01:00:14 PM
Welcome back Jeff. I hope the PHS comes through for you OK.
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Post by: Rick on August 18, 2007, 04:08:34 PM
Nice looking car!  I hope PHS doesn't keep you waiting too long! :) :)
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Post by: RANC on August 21, 2007, 12:42:06 PM
Hello Everyone, my name is Randy Cox. I live in Newport news,Va. I've started restoring my 1974 Firebird that I bought in Dec of 2006. I bought itas a way of helping to pay for my three year old granddaughter's future college tution. But I've enjoyed working on it so much that I may have to figure out another way to help her. So far I've replaced the tires and rims, complete brake system, shocks, carbuerator, and I'm now working on replacing the cheap fiberglass hood that was on it. Istill have a ways to go but here are some pictures of where I'm at now

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Post by: RENOVATIONS on August 21, 2007, 12:46:49 PM
Welcome to 78TA, Randy...thanks for sharing the pix...nice work! ;D
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Post by: Rick on August 21, 2007, 12:48:53 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Randy!  That's a very nice looking car you have -- thanks for posting -- as you may know by now we LOVE pics! :) :)
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Post by: WarbirdTA on August 21, 2007, 01:52:38 PM
Welcome!
I love the 1974 year Birds!
I have a '74 Trans Am that needs restoring myself.
Too bad I have all these other projects going on............. ;D

George  8)
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Post by: LOMILETA on August 21, 2007, 02:04:34 PM
Welcome to the party. You have a great looking car there.If you need any resto help we're all here to help, so just fire away with questions.
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Post by: blue81ta on August 22, 2007, 12:48:26 PM
Welcome. This is a nice place to hang out.

Nice looking Firebird. Good luck with your project. Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: rkellerjr on August 22, 2007, 01:07:38 PM
Randy!!  Glad to see you made it partner, welcome to the 78ta family. 

Great looking TA, can't wait to see it at the Harley Cruz-In.  You definitely need to let me know when it's ready and your taking it.  It was great meeting you last Saturday and as I indicated, post up any questions you have here, these guys and gals really know their stuff!  On top of that, if you can get past their idiosyncrysies, there a bunch of nice folks :P

Welcome and looking forward to your restoration and seeing you at the Harley Cruz-In.
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Post by: 784mula on August 23, 2007, 10:53:39 PM
Hey Randy, I swear it looks like your steering wheel is on the right side???
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on August 23, 2007, 11:14:29 PM
Haha...you're right...top pic must have gotten flipped

Is this better?
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n236/79ws6resto/Scan0001.jpg)
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Post by: 78ta on August 27, 2007, 02:18:43 AM
Hello all,
Another Randy here. I'm in Louisville, KY. I picked up an original owner Chesterfield Brown 78 400 auto Hurst T-Top TA about a year ago. It's a nice driver. I have two kids 18 and 19 at home (in college) and we all enjoy taking the TA out when it's nice. I plan on completely restoring it once they move out.
I've been a member on the board for several months. Awesome site. I'm still learning TA's but I do post if I happen to know the answer. I look forward to contributing to the board more as I learn. I am the guy that builds the map pocket stereo adapters for the second gens. I guess that's a start....
I just attended the 07 TA Nats, had a great time and enjoyed meeting Brett, Hammer and LOWMILETA in person. Everyone I met was very nice. 
As far as cars go, I also have a 1970 Olds 442 4 speed black with gold stripes. It's been done/restored since 2001. I never imagined that I'd own my two favorite cars much less at the same time. Oh, I also have a 71 Lemans Sport project car that I am learning to weld and do body work on. You probably shouldn't respond to an add for a 71 Lemans Sport for sale in Louisville in the next year or two... It might be the one I learned on. ;)

Randy
78ta
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on August 27, 2007, 02:24:57 AM
Welcome (again) Randy to 78TA! Nice work on the stereo adapters...they look nice.
I wouldn't mind seeing a pic or two of the 442 ;D Congrats on getting to work on your own cars....very rewarding work even if it is time consuming and a slow process.
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Post by: 78ta on August 27, 2007, 02:59:08 AM
Thank you.
I'll try and post some pics again. They were too big. I'll have to resize them. Here's the TA. I restored the Snowflakes myself using tips from Brett's write up on restoring them. It originally had the pontiac rallies on it which are nice but I thought the gold in the snowflakes really added to the overall look of the car. It just ties in with the gold/tan lettering. I know the 15X8's aren't correct for a non ws6 car but I like'em.

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Post by: 78ta on August 27, 2007, 03:06:06 AM
My 1970 Olds 442 455 4 speed. It's a numbers matching non air car.

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Post by: 78ta on August 27, 2007, 03:09:29 AM
The 71 Lemans Sport 350 2bbl project car. Not sure what direction I'm going to go with this yet. How the body turns out will determine that. If it turns out nice, I'll probably restore it stock/original. If it turns out like crap, I'll stick my spare Olds 455 in it, take it to the track and have fun.

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Post by: rkellerjr on August 27, 2007, 06:57:24 AM
Welcome Randy (78ta) to the site, nice looking TA!
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Post by: Rick on August 27, 2007, 07:31:00 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Randy!  Pull up a seat and make yourself at home! :) :)
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Post by: 75transam on August 27, 2007, 07:38:57 AM
Welcome to the site looks like some nice rides
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Post by: Sir english firebird on August 27, 2007, 08:59:13 AM
Blimey! 47 pages so far!!!!!!!

Well im Steve and im form england too and just like the other gent on page one i have trouble getting parts too!

Im in Northants, and drive a 81 firebird with a hot 350 sbc in it, all built by meeself lump included, i love to turn the spanners ( or wrenches as our freinds on the other side of the pond would say. ).
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Post by: Rick on August 27, 2007, 11:01:09 AM
Yes, Steve -- you guys over there certainly do get points for effort.  It's hard enough finding some stuff over here that you need sometimes -- I can't imagine the dedication it takes so far away!  Welcome to the site! :) :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on August 27, 2007, 11:04:45 AM
Welcome Steve to 78ta!!  How about some pics of that ride of yours?
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Post by: Sir english firebird on August 27, 2007, 11:16:47 AM
ok and thnx for the welcomes! as for pics checkout www.photobucket.com/albums/ee92/thebigv8
i hope that works!
If it doesnt let me know, im not good on a pc.
Let me know what ya think of the car as well plz im thinking of changing the colour this winter.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on August 27, 2007, 11:18:58 AM
Its a big jumbled mess, but theres photos of the car as i was doing it in my back garden ( no shelter ). Some are of "Billing" over here.
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Post by: Hitman on September 01, 2007, 02:10:28 PM
Welcome to the Forum, pull up a chair, grab a beer, and have fun.
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Post by: eroc022 on September 03, 2007, 04:53:32 PM
holy cow, cant believe we are up to 47 pages of hellos ! well welcome one and all if you need any advice or help with anything feel free to ask there alot of people on here who are willing to help.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on September 03, 2007, 06:24:45 PM
Its good to be HOME !  ;D
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Post by: w72transamowner on September 03, 2007, 06:37:21 PM
Hey folks, I'm Bobby from Hampton, Virginia.  I have a 78 Trans Am (WS6/W-72, auto) which I purchased in August 2000.

I've lived in Virginia since arriving here in 2000 via the US Air Force for my final assignment and elected to stay after leaving the military in 2005 after 23 years of active-duty service.  I had assignments in England (RAF Bentwaters), Alaska (Eielson AFB), New York (Plattsburg AFB), Hawaii (Camp H.M. Smith), Okinawa (Kadena AB) and finally here in Virginia (Langley AFB).

I purchased my current TA online before departing Okinawa, desperate for another one after 15 years since previous ownership.  I drove the car on a regular basis for approximately three years but it has not been on the road since the summer of 2003; hopefully that will change in the coming months.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on September 03, 2007, 06:57:15 PM
Welcome aboard Bobby, youre in GREAT company!
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on September 03, 2007, 07:04:00 PM
Welcome to 78TA, Bobby. Let's see some pictures of the current T/A.
AND thanks for your years of military service; we ALL appreciate the dedication that requires. :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on September 03, 2007, 07:45:37 PM
Welcome Bobby, glad to see you here at 78ta!
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Post by: LOMILETA on September 04, 2007, 09:02:20 AM
Welcome to the party Bobby. When you get a chance, post some pics.
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Post by: KeePat on September 05, 2007, 08:21:51 PM
Hi,  :)
My name is Pat, and I live in Edgewater, Maryland. I'm looking for my next car (70,1,2, or 73) Trans Am! I restored two GTO over 19 years ago (64 and a 66) and I just completed a year long ground-up restoration of a 1968 Dodge Charger this past spring. But now its time to get back to mother Pontiac! Restoring a Dodge Charger last year was like restoring a Pontiac GTO in the late eighty. Not many repro parts and hard to find good used parts. Today it looks like there are so many repro parts for Pontiac. I look forward to using this Forum when I get my next project
Thanks
Pat

PS. Pic of the last car new car to follow! ;D

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Post by: 75transam on September 05, 2007, 08:30:59 PM
Hey Pat
Welcome to the site and you have got to show these guys that very fine charger you have. I'll keep my eyes out for a  70-73 for ya

Orlando
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Post by: blue81ta on September 05, 2007, 08:44:48 PM
Welcome to 78ta Pat. Glad you're looking to join the Trans Am family. :) Good luck with your search.

Beautiful Charger you've got there. Nice  8)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on September 05, 2007, 10:02:26 PM
Welcome to 78TA, Pat! Good luck searching for your early 2nd gen but post all the pix of that Charger you want in the meantime (can't believe I just said that in a Pontiac crowd :o ;) :D ) A '68 was my 1st car so I have a soft spot for them...looks like a beauty! ;D
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Post by: 217z on September 07, 2007, 06:32:24 PM
My name is David Im 26 and Im from Illinois.. I currently own a 80 warwagon mud beast, 64 impala (in the process of a frame off), 98 camaro z-28 (lookin to trade for a t/a) , and a 05 tl. Im looking to get a early 70's T/a but any year really will do.
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on September 07, 2007, 06:37:14 PM
Welcome to the site alot of great people here so if you need anything just ask.
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Post by: blue81ta on September 07, 2007, 06:43:31 PM
Welcome David. Glad you're looking for a T/A. Good luck with your search.

I love 64 Impalas :D Post some pics when it's finished.
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Post by: rkellerjr on September 07, 2007, 09:36:57 PM
Welcome to the 78ta family David
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Post by: 217z on September 08, 2007, 06:43:06 PM
Thanks fellas .. Anybody want a z-28 ls1 car?
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Post by: Rick on September 08, 2007, 11:13:46 PM
I've been gone for a week, so excuse the late response -- but welcome to 78TA.com!
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Post by: ddmurdock on September 10, 2007, 10:25:20 PM
Hi, guys, I guess that it's time to go ahiead and post a message, as I have been lurking for some time now, reading a lot of great posts, getting a lot of good info on restoring my 77 SE TA.  My name is David, from Danville, VA.  I am in the finishing stages (hopefully!!!) of a frame off restoration that started April 23.  It's a black/black Y82, 400, 1st generation Hurst T-tops.  I am going strictly original with my restoration, getting lucky on finding some parts, still looking for others.  Headed to Charlotte on Thursday to see what I can find at the Fall show.

Hey Rich, I'll be in Newport News this weekend, if you are cruising by the Marriott City Center, blow the horn at me!

David.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on September 10, 2007, 10:28:35 PM
Welcome David...I'd love to see some pix....why don't you start a thread in the photo section? ;D
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Post by: rkellerjr on September 10, 2007, 10:42:17 PM
Welcome David to the 78ta family.  Glad to have you aboard and like Jeff suggests, post up some pics of that poncho, we'd love to see it!

Seriously, you going to be around Saturday night or Sunday?  I think I could swing by the Marriott and shake your hand.  It's 15 minutes from the house if it's the one I think it is.  PM me if you think you'll have some time, I'll bring the TA with me.  Also, there's a show Saturday night that my club puts on not far from there.  That's another option as well if your not busy.  Like I said, PM if your interested.

Again, welcome to the site.
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Post by: LOMILETA on September 10, 2007, 11:16:03 PM
Welcome, PAT, DAVID and DAVID. Post some pics when you have time.
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Post by: Rick on September 10, 2007, 11:24:45 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, David!  Like the others have suggested, we LOVE pics! :) :)
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Post by: SWAMI on September 11, 2007, 01:22:07 PM
Hi! My name is Jeff and I'm from Toledo, Ohio.  I have a blue 1978 trans am.  I hope to post some pictures soon.
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Post by: LOMILETA on September 11, 2007, 01:32:19 PM
Welcome to the site. Youve got a jump on things here, cause we all were gonna ask for pics anyways. Since your in Ohio, you might want to join the Ohio Firebirds group here also.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on September 11, 2007, 01:37:50 PM
Welcome to 78TA, Jeff ... ;D
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Post by: blue81ta on September 11, 2007, 01:55:08 PM
Hello Jeff. Welcome to the site. Looking forward to some pics.
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Post by: Rick on September 11, 2007, 02:48:23 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Jeff!  We'll be waitin' on the pics! :) :)
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Post by: ddmurdock on September 11, 2007, 03:14:55 PM
Welcome David...I'd love to see some pix....why don't you start a thread in the photo section? ;D

Pics will be coming, right now there is not much to look at, other than a paint job on the body that looks a foot deep.  And that doesn't translate well in pictures.  Body, doors, and truck deck have been painted, hood and front fenders were being prepped yesterday, so maybe we'll see some real progress in the next few days. 

And thanks for the welcome posts!  I'm looking forward to sending pics and swapping posts.

David.
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Post by: ddmurdock on September 11, 2007, 03:41:41 PM
Welcome David to the 78ta family.  Glad to have you aboard and like Jeff suggests, post up some pics of that poncho, we'd love to see it!

Seriously, you going to be around Saturday night or Sunday?  I think I could swing by the Marriott and shake your hand.  It's 15 minutes from the house if it's the one I think it is.  PM me if you think you'll have some time, I'll bring the TA with me.  Also, there's a show Saturday night that my club puts on not far from there.  That's another option as well if your not busy.  Like I said, PM if your interested.

Again, welcome to the site.

Thanks Rich, check your PM's.

David.
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Post by: ddmurdock on September 11, 2007, 03:49:50 PM
Welcome David...I'd love to see some pix....why don't you start a thread in the photo section? ;D

OK, here's a pic before the restoration started.  Which seems like an eternity ago.

David.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on September 11, 2007, 04:13:06 PM
I don't see a picture....??
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Post by: rkellerjr on September 11, 2007, 06:12:28 PM
Welcome Jeff to 78ta!  Glad to have you on board.

Has anyone mentioned that we love pics no matter what the car looks like?  Just thought I'd mention it just in case. :)

David, got your PM, will probably call tomorrow night 9/12/07.
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Post by: ddmurdock on September 11, 2007, 11:51:40 PM
I don't see a picture....??

Left side of the page, where your GM emblem is at. 
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on September 12, 2007, 12:00:48 AM
Aw cheater ;)..we need BIGGER pix than that...some of us old ;) :D :D
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Post by: Sir english firebird on September 12, 2007, 02:44:44 PM
Aw cheater ;)..we need BIGGER pix than that...some of us old ;) :D :D

Aw bless  :o........... speak for yourself Jeff some of us are mere spring chickens, me im a chicken that's long gone past its sell by date!  :'(

But i must admit the poor old glasses even had trouble seeing that one! 8)
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Post by: rkellerjr on September 12, 2007, 04:16:15 PM
That pic is so small I'm not sure it's even a Trans Am, could that really be a camaro?
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Post by: LOMILETA on September 12, 2007, 04:30:35 PM
I taut I taw a  twans am. Is that what that was?
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on September 12, 2007, 05:44:59 PM
Can you tell we're not giving up, David? ;) :D
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Post by: ddmurdock on September 12, 2007, 06:06:08 PM
That pic is so small I'm not sure it's even a Trans Am, could that really be a camaro?

THAT'S SACRILEGE!!! :o
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on September 12, 2007, 06:10:19 PM
That pic is so small I'm not sure it's even a Trans Am, could that really be a camaro?

THAT'S SACRILEGE!!! :o

Rich has been issued a fine, a warning, and been sent to a Mustang forum as punishment. He'll be back in a week ;)
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Post by: ddmurdock on September 12, 2007, 06:33:01 PM
Can you tell we're not giving up, David? ;) :D

OK, OK, man ya'll are tough on a newbie!   :o  Check the photo section under Murdock's Trans Am photos.  I'm still learning how to navigate this site and post photos, and some of my pics were too large to post, so I'll keep working at it.  Anyway, they had the car wrapped in plastic to do some touch up painting on the dash, so I left it wrapped.  I uncovered the engine, but the site wouldn't let me post the pictures, so I'll work on that some more.  I'll update the pics as work progresses.

Murdock.
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Post by: rkellerjr on September 12, 2007, 07:20:20 PM
HURRAY!  PICS!



Rich has been issued a fine, a warning, and been sent to a Mustang forum as punishment. He'll be back in a week ;)

I was let out on good behavior already :)
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Post by: Rick on September 12, 2007, 07:41:59 PM
We just figured you knew the warden... ;)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on September 12, 2007, 08:04:19 PM
or Paris ;)
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Post by: Dangerous on September 14, 2007, 11:47:14 AM
HI,  MY NAME IS RENEE,  I LIVE IN WILLOWICK WITH MY (BF) RUSS AND IT IS BECAUSE OF HIM I AM ABLE TO BE A OHIO FIREBIRD, HE BOUGHT ME A 1980 TURBO FORMULA IT IS 1 OF 1124 (SOMEWHERE IN THAT AREA) THE 1 IS FOR WHAT IT WILL BE WHEN HE IS FINISHED WITH IT.  I CAN TELL YOU IT WILL BE PURPLE, YEA BABY  ;)  AND THANKS HONEY. TO LET U ALL KNOW I DO NOT KNOW MUCH OF THE COMPUTER LINGO, I AM NOT A FAST TYPER EITHER NOR DO I HAVE FAST COMEBACKS LIKE SOMEONE I KNOW. SO LETS SEE WHAT I CAN PICK UP FROM HIM ;) (THAT IS IF I CAN EVEN COMEBACK WITH ONE AT ALL) THE PIC U SEE OF MY CAR NOW IS A BEFORE PIC AS I AM SURE U ALL ALREADY KNEW THAT, I DONT WANT TO BORE U EITHER SO THATS IT,  I GUESS.  SO I WILL TALK TO U ALL HERE IN THE FORUM , UNLESS I GET LOST IN    THIS SITE BYE FOR NOW  I WANTED THIS TO BE IN PURPLE IS IT ? CAUSE ITS NOT PURPLE FOR ME WHILE I AM TYPING  ;)[color=purple][/color]
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Post by: rkellerjr on September 14, 2007, 12:41:13 PM
Welcome Renee glad to have you aboard.  Turn your CAPS lock off so that your not typing in all capital letters.  It helps in writing so that, if you WANT, you can EMPHASIZE words by making them in CAPS.  ;)

Again, welcome aboard, you seem to have a real nice BF buying you a TA and all.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on September 14, 2007, 01:05:59 PM
Welcome, Renee....thanks for the intro... and nice Turbo!! 8)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on September 14, 2007, 01:15:59 PM
Welcome aboard  :), do you think hed buy me a car, would it help if i wore a dress? :o 
 Sorry regular posters i wont do it for you! :'(

Seriuosly its a great site with some fantastic people.  :) :)
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Post by: WarbirdTA on September 14, 2007, 01:46:35 PM
Welcome!
WE need more women, to keep these guys in line! ;)
Now, what are the other plans for the car?
Show?
Driver?
Everyday driving?
All the above?
We also like to see big pictures too. ;D

George  8)
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Post by: LOMILETA on September 14, 2007, 03:01:03 PM
Well, George. The car is going to be a very nice driver. I am going to put a GN 3.8 liter Turbo motor in it along with a 2004r trans. The paint color os going to be a 2004 Gm dark Purple mettalic, with all gold accents and turbo wheels. The car only has 45k miles on it, and the interior is near mint.
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Post by: WarbirdTA on September 14, 2007, 03:18:14 PM
I was thinking about doing that to my 1981 modded Turbo Trans Am.
Do you have the motor already?
After having a blast in my 20th TTA with the almost same engine, I have really been thinking about that.
Although I do play around with the 455 Pontiac engine route. ;)
I would love to see the progress on that buildup.

George  8)
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Post by: blue81ta on September 14, 2007, 06:21:21 PM
Welcome Renee. Turbo Formula... not many of those around, cool  8)
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Post by: Dangerous on September 14, 2007, 08:01:09 PM
No, George. He doesnt have the motor yet, but he does have a VERY FAST 86 T-Type, and if my car is close it should be real fun. Here is a BIGGER pic of my car, just for you George.   ;)
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/lomileta/2db9_12.jpg)
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/lomileta/316f_12.jpg)
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/lomileta/335b_12.jpg)
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/lomileta/3fa6_12.jpg)
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/lomileta/384a_12.jpg)
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/lomileta/391a_0.jpg)
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/lomileta/39f9_12.jpg)
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Post by: 784mula on September 14, 2007, 08:41:43 PM
Welcome renee. Glad to see another Formula in the Club.  :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on September 14, 2007, 09:05:15 PM
Very nice interior...any damage to the front end beyond the squished nose?
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Post by: Dangerous on September 14, 2007, 09:09:44 PM
 no just what you see, but we have another car that we will be taking the front clip off of and putting it on my car ;)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on September 15, 2007, 12:22:37 AM
That sure is a clean interior! Nice.
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Post by: Rick on September 15, 2007, 01:30:28 AM
Welcome to the forum, Renee -- now you can help us keep an eye on Russ. :) ;)
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Post by: LOMILETA on September 15, 2007, 09:13:23 AM
Jeff, the whole front clip is bad. The core support is mangled and the Pass front frame rail is bent. I have a complete 79esprit, that willbe a donor car. Does anyone need a clean shell, minus the clip and drvers door? Rick, I have a hard enough time keeping an eye on myself, you think she will do any better?
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Post by: Dangerous on September 15, 2007, 09:47:08 AM
well I wont be able to do that till my laptop gets connected to the internet  at home we now have to take turns on the puter ;)
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Post by: Dangerous on September 15, 2007, 09:55:02 AM
  thanks for the welcomes guys  sorry I didn't  say it eariler but I did say how I was on the comebacks  ;)
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Post by: WarbirdTA on September 17, 2007, 08:20:24 PM
Renee,
Like I said, nice car.
I love the camel interior.
You gonna keep the same exterior color when you guys get it all done?
And the big question, does he let you drive the GN?
So, how fast is fast?
I take it the GN is his race car?

George  8)
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Post by: LOMILETA on September 18, 2007, 01:48:28 PM
She has driven the car 2 times George. Once to take my kids to school and the other was last month, when we went the Summit BOP show. It is my Rice roaster car. I love all the dumb kids that dont know what it is. Depending on the temp and humidity outside, it runs high 11s-low 12s. Now that my TA is finally finished, I have to pay all the bills I've racked up on it, so The T-Type is for sale.
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Post by: WarbirdTA on September 18, 2007, 11:14:16 PM
No offence, but I'd get rid of something else. ;D
All I have changed on my 20th TTA, is just the muffler.
So, 13s stock for me.
Although I have a bunch of go fast goodies. ;D
I do love these little engines. ;)
And I love on eating rice out here too. ;D

George  8)
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Post by: LOMILETA on September 19, 2007, 09:12:59 AM
WEll, George. Its Either the T-Type, Renee's Formula or my TA. I dont have anything else to sell, If I could I wolud keep it, as they are very fun cars.
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Post by: WarbirdTA on September 19, 2007, 12:04:55 PM
Well,
I see an '94 Olds listed under your name.............................................................. ;D ;)
Just have her get a second job.
I'm trying to get Lisa to do that, but for some reason, she said NO. ::) ;D
But you are right, it does cost money to have fun.

George  8)

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Post by: LOMILETA on September 19, 2007, 12:17:37 PM
If I sell the Olds, I have to drive the regal in the snow. lol I am trying to find some extra detailing work on the side.
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Post by: rockcrete on September 24, 2007, 12:52:20 AM
I'm Mike in Vancouver, BC.  I'm currently very much into JDM imported cars and currently have an R32 Skyline GT-R.  I've just decided in the last week to get back into 2nd generation TA's.  I'm currently looking at 79 to 81 TA's (preferably 301 or 305) as I have a nice Olds 455 that needs a home......

Past cars include:

1980 Firebird Formula, Fiero Bronze, tan hobnail interior, WS6, TA 4.9 engine (dumb idea selling this one) traded for,
1981 Camaro Z28, charcoal grey, silver interior with dark blue cloth inserts 350 4 speed, T-top
1979 Trans Am, 403, heritage brown, black interior
1986 Brown on gold 5 spd LG4 hardtop TA
1988 Iroc-Z hardtop white on tan, players challenge race series car (early production 1LE) 5.7TPI, 3.27 axle, no AC, no anything else (another dumb car to sell)
1995 Z28 6 speed, purple on grey cloth
1998 Z28 auto dark blue on grey leather
1981 Turbo TA, T-top, non WS6, heritage brown on tan interior
1980 Turbo TA hardtop, non WS6 parts car, charcoal (originally) no motor
1978 Trans Am 400 L78 auto, Mayan red, red deluxe interior
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on September 24, 2007, 01:57:54 AM
Welcome to 78TA, Mike....if we can be of any help in your current search, let us know.
In the meantime, we'd love to see some pix of your past cars if you wanna post them up you could start a thread in this section:
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?board=19.0
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Post by: rockcrete on September 24, 2007, 02:35:03 AM
I'm not sure how many (if any) pics I have of my old cars i owned most of them when I was young and never took any pics of them.  As an interesting note, my 78 was used in two episodes of the Canadian kids TV show Zixx Level 2.  I've never actually seen the episodes, but apparently the car was supposed to belong to some former rockstar villain.

I'd happily trade my GT-R for a nice TA, you American guys would have a tough time legally getting it into the country though :D
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Post by: LOMILETA on September 25, 2007, 11:01:25 AM
Welcome to the site Mike. Hope we can be of help to you in the future.
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Post by: Rick on September 25, 2007, 01:26:41 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com!  We're looking forward to hearing more about you and your cars! :) :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on September 25, 2007, 01:52:11 PM
Welcome to everyone I missed, life has kept me away from here lately!
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Post by: w72transamowner on September 27, 2007, 08:24:05 PM
Hi "Vancouver Mike"

Man, you've had some decent wheels.  I spent three years stationed over in Japan and am quite familiar with the Skyline GT-Rs...pretty much Japan's premier hot rod....surprised it never was imported to the US.  But, I did recently see one at a car show in northern Virginia.

Bobby
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Post by: trans man on September 27, 2007, 10:32:57 PM
Hi, I'm new to this board. My name is mike and I live in LosAngeles. I don't own a Pontiac at this time but have owned and raced them in the past. I worked for Pontiac years ago and was one of the first guys racing the '66 GTO. That's right, I'm older than dirt. I am an automatic trans rebuilder with a shop here in LA. Not lookingfor business as my new hobby is high performance diesel transmissions.
Hitman
You have a neat forum here and I hope I can contribute and have some fun. We had some real fun on BON. You have always been one of my favorite people and I have always had great respect for you.
mike
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Post by: Rick on September 27, 2007, 11:06:07 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Mike!  If you're older than dirt, then I'm just a little older than dust. ;)

Got any pics from back in the day?  We LOVE pics around here!  Pull up a seat and make yourself at home! :) :)
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Post by: trans man on September 27, 2007, 11:10:58 PM
You guys would get a kick out of seeing a picture of my old '59 StarChief. :o ;D
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Post by: Rick on September 27, 2007, 11:15:49 PM
Yeah -- post it up! :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on September 28, 2007, 06:14:39 AM
Welcome Mike to the 78ta family, glad to have you aboard!  I second Rick's statement, post up some pics with the story behind it!
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Post by: Sir english firebird on September 29, 2007, 03:14:59 PM
Well, im sorry ive been very busy at work and have been away from the ol pc for a bit!

BIG HELLO to everyone thats joined, welcome, this has to be the best PONTIAC forum on the web, ive made some goos friends on here and EVERYONE is willing to help.

Pics oh yes pics pics pics!!!
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Post by: cady107 on September 30, 2007, 11:38:46 PM
Hello, my name is Craig, and I just traded my 1972 Chevy truck for a 1978 Firebird as a project for my son Nick and i to get ready for when he starts driving. He is 11 and is really excited about it.  We live in Liberty City, Texas, and so far have just started tearing the car down. I am not interested in a full resto or a show car, I just want a good looking, reliable car for him. I am sure that our plans may offend some of the purists, but I would like to put in a late model fuel injected engine for better fuel economy and less maintenance. Also I was curious about putting earlier model front and rear treatments on the car.  I really like the early seventies. I know the bodies are very similar, I was just wondering how similar and if it was fairly easy to put the earlier front and rear on a '78. I would really appreciate any input you folks may have. At this stage, I am  just trying to get my plans together.
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Post by: eroc022 on September 30, 2007, 11:54:52 PM
actually sounds like you have a really good idea....i was tempted to throw an ls motor in my car...but i changed my mind and am going with something completely different....now as for the earlier bumpers....your front one is no problem, just make sure you get all the parts you need when you go to switch it over...and as for the rear...well youll need to change out the tail panel i belive for anything pre 77....but all in all sounds like a good project...and let me be the first to tell you we enjoy pictures here, also if you ever need any help or have just a question feel free to ask as many of us have a wide array of knowledge on these cars...and you can even find parts for a decent price on here too...
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 01, 2007, 02:09:50 AM
Welcome to 78TA, Craig (and son)...sounds like a good father/son project. Like Evan said above, the front end should be no problem as long as you get the proper brackets. The tail panel would have to be swapped if you want early '70's tail lights though. You'll need a '70-'73 tail panel instead of the '74-'78 style that your car has now.

If you need any help, just ask...lots of very knowledgable and helpful people here.
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Post by: rkellerjr on October 01, 2007, 06:07:48 AM
Welcome Craig and son to the 78ta family.  Post up some pics of that poncho, we love to see them in whatever state of restoration there in.
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 01, 2007, 09:03:56 AM
Welcome to the site guys. I wont repost what was said above, but their all correct. Hope you get that ride theway you want it.
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Post by: Rick on October 01, 2007, 09:12:28 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com!  And we LOVE pics!  Post some up as soon as you get the chance! :) :)
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Post by: IslandZ28 on October 04, 2007, 03:56:39 PM
I suck at introductions, but.. Names James, from PEI Canada. Currently have a 81 Camaro (I know, I know..), like Firebirds too!  ;)
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Post by: IslandZ28 on October 04, 2007, 03:57:07 PM
I suck at introductions, but.. Names James, from PEI Canada. Currently have a 81 Camaro (I know, I know..), like Firebirds too!  ;)

Forgot to mention that I'm 15.
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Post by: Rick on October 04, 2007, 04:04:46 PM
Glad you're hear, James!  Most guys your age are into the import tuner cars.  It's nice when somebody KNOWS what a real muscle car is about.  Post us up some pictures of your ride when you get the chance -- we LOVE pictures! :) ;)
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Post by: IslandZ28 on October 04, 2007, 04:08:20 PM
Glad you're hear, James!  Most guys your age are into the import tuner cars.  It's nice when somebody KNOWS what a real muscle car is about.  Post us up some pictures of your ride when you get the chance -- we LOVE pictures! :) ;)

I HATE tuner cars, don't know what people see in them in the first place. I'll post some pictures in a min, she's going to be undergoing a restoration after January.
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Post by: IslandZ28 on October 04, 2007, 04:15:41 PM
As I promised, here are a few pictures.

(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc296/8CrazyCamaro1/Camaro/tSUNP0160.jpg)
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc296/8CrazyCamaro1/Camaro/tSUNP0159.jpg)
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc296/8CrazyCamaro1/Camaro/tSUNP0155.jpg)
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Post by: IslandZ28 on October 04, 2007, 04:19:51 PM
I'll post more if you want, batteries need to be charged.
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Post by: Rick on October 04, 2007, 04:24:34 PM
Heck YEAH!  Charge up your batteries and show us! :) :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 04, 2007, 04:59:38 PM
Ah HA! I knew it....a Camaro dude has slipped in among us :o :o (the name Maro had me wondering ;) )

Just kidding, James...welcome to 78TA; glad to have you with us (and young enough that we can teach you the error of your ways ;) :D :D )  It's all good...it's still an F-body but expect some good natured ribbing here.
Nice looking Belinetta btw

Post up all the pix you want and if you have any questions, we're all here to help ;D
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 04, 2007, 06:04:43 PM
Hi James and welcome!
A Berlinetta with T TOPS thats quite rare isnt it?
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Post by: rkellerjr on October 04, 2007, 06:16:24 PM
Welcome James to the 78ta family, glad to have you aboard. 
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Post by: IslandZ28 on October 04, 2007, 09:07:14 PM
Hi James and welcome!
A Berlinetta with T TOPS thats quite rare isnt it?

I'm not sure tbh, I know she's fully loaded w/T-Tops, Air Cond, Cruise Control, Power Windows and all that. I forget where but someone told me there were only 6000 or so fully loaded 81 Berlinetta's, not sure if that's true or not.

Thanks for the welcome guys! ;)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 05, 2007, 04:22:06 AM
A guy i work with has a 6 cylinder Berlinetta that also has T tops, its the first id seen with, my base model bird doesnt have em.
Obviously TA's and the higher spec Camaro's do, can anyone shed some light on this? Im no expert!  :'(
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Post by: Simplicity on October 05, 2007, 09:16:38 AM
Hello to all :)

My name is Angela but usually go by the screen name Simplicity. I currently live in Ohio but I am originally from North Carolina. I moved to Ohio about three months ago. I have been lurking for quite sometime before I joined the forum this week. I do not own a Trans Am but I hope to one day. I have always enjoyed going to car shows as well as visiting this forum. There is a friend of mine that owns a Trans Am and back in '88 when we were just dating, he had a diifferent one. I had some pictures of his TA but I can't seem to find them on my computer. I don't know if I deleted them by mistake or if I saved them on a disk. In my spare time, I enjoy creating graphics using Paint Shop Pro. I do use other paint programs but found that I enjoy Paint Shop Pro the most. I had at one time wrote tutorials on how to make my graphics.

I am looking forward to meeting you all! I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend coming up! :)
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Post by: Rick on October 05, 2007, 09:19:01 AM
Welcome to 78TA/com, Angela!  We can always use another Paint Shop jockey around here -- you guys can do some interesting things!  If you find any pics of the old TA post 'em up -- we LOVE pics!  And if you can't -- well, post up some pics of your current ride too!  We look forward to talking with you! :) :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on October 05, 2007, 09:40:50 AM
Welcome to the 78ta family Angela.  Glad to see you joined up and are now posting.  It can be a jungle around here but it's fun.

What kind of Trans Am do you hope to own?  What year appeals to you most?

Looing forward to seeing your posts and chatting with you.
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 05, 2007, 09:48:05 AM
Welcome Angela, Since you dont have a TA "yet", try using some pics here and your graphic artists brush and show us what you would like to see when you do get 1.
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Post by: rkellerjr on October 05, 2007, 09:55:42 AM
Welcome Angela, Since you dont have a TA "yet", try using some pics here and your graphic artists brush and show us what you would like to see when you do get 1.

That's a good idea!  Let's see your dream TA
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Post by: Rick on October 05, 2007, 10:10:16 AM
Angela, you know how to post pics in this forum, right? :-\

If not, just ask and we can help. ;)
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Post by: IslandZ28 on October 05, 2007, 12:23:08 PM
Welcome to 78TA!
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Post by: LTD on October 05, 2007, 12:27:50 PM
Welcome!
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Post by: Simplicity on October 05, 2007, 01:26:56 PM
Rick, Thank you for the welcome. The two cars that I have now are (both are a '95) Dodge Intrepids and to be honest, there are junk cars but they both get me from point A to point B. To answer your question about posting pics in the forum. Yes, I do know how to post pics in the forum.

rkellerjr, Thank you for your welcome. To answer your question about the year that appeals to me the most...I find that the 78 (I think is the year - I am not very good at knowing the year of car) appeals to me the most.

LOMILETA, thank you for your welcome. To be quite honest, I am not quite that talented in creating graphics as far as cars are concerned as well as drawing people. My drawings are usually very simple.

Thank you, Maro and LTD191, also for your welcome.

One of the reasons I joined here is because of my interest in TAs but also to learn more about them. While lurking, I found that I had enjoyed reading the posts as well as looking at the photos.
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Post by: Rick on October 05, 2007, 03:54:05 PM
While lurking, I found that I had enjoyed reading the posts as well as looking at the photos.

I'll let you in on the secret -- the cars are a ruse.  It's ALL about the people! ;)

You need to come on over to Dayton next year for the TA Nationals -- you'll see what I mean after just a few hours there! :)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 05, 2007, 04:59:46 PM
Welcome from England! Great to have another Ta lover on board!

Good luck with finding a car!
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Post by: blue81ta on October 05, 2007, 07:26:50 PM
Hello Angela, welcome to 78ta. I hope your dream of owning a Trans Am comes true. Until then, hang out with us... lots of good people here. :)
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Post by: Simplicity on October 06, 2007, 05:19:53 PM
Hi Rick,

When does the TA Nationals usually come around?
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Post by: Simplicity on October 06, 2007, 05:21:45 PM
Thank you for the welcome, english firebird and blue81ta :)

It would probably be a long time before I could ever own a TA but l do plan to hang out here ;)
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Post by: Rick on October 06, 2007, 05:33:26 PM
Angela, the TA Natiionals are the weekend before Labor Day.  For 2008 that will be August 22-24.  They are held at the International Airport in Dayton -- it's right off I-70 -- very easy to get to.  Admission is free if you don't have a car -- normal registration fees aren't bad if you decide to enter a car.  This past year we had over 430 cars entered.  There is a big swap meet too.  There's always a ton of folks there and a lot of us are staying at the Dayton Drury for the weekend.  It's a chance to put faces to screen IDs you interact with all year, get to know people, and generally have a good time.  If you can't make the whole weekend, come on in for the day as your schedule permits.  We'd love to meet you! :) :)
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Post by: Simplicity on October 06, 2007, 05:45:04 PM
Thank you for the info, Rick. I hope this isn't a crazy question but this is Dayton, Ohio, right? If so, I have been to Dayton, Ohio. It has been many months ago though. I still have a lot to learn about Ohio. I have written the dates down. I would love to come to the TA Nationals. I have never been so this would certainly be a wonderful experience for me! I would request all of those days off at work way in advance.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 06, 2007, 07:06:43 PM
Yeah, he meant Dayton, Ohio...here's some more info if you'd like:

http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=4654.0
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Post by: Simplicity on October 06, 2007, 08:09:37 PM
Thank you, Jeff, for your response :) I just moved from North Carolina to Ohio about three months ago. Not too far from Kent actually.
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Post by: 75transam on October 07, 2007, 08:51:06 AM
welcome, everybody to the greatest site around
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 07, 2007, 03:26:30 PM
Im trying my hardest to get there too! Bit of a trek though and i dont think ill be bring me car!  :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: Rick on October 07, 2007, 09:57:51 PM
Im trying my hardest to get there too! Bit of a trek though and i dont think ill be bring me car!  :'( :'( :'( :'(

That's OK -- we'll forgive the not having the car there -- but you GOTTA come if at all possible! :) ;)
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Post by: chuffchuff on October 08, 2007, 03:29:49 PM
Thank you, Jeff, for your response :) I just moved from North Carolina to Ohio about three months ago. Not too far from Kent actually.

Dang!!! I know we had an earthquake here I didn't realize We'd moved that far

Oh by the way HI
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 08, 2007, 03:47:20 PM
Im trying my hardest to get there too! Bit of a trek though and i dont think ill be bring me car!  :'( :'( :'( :'(

That's OK -- we'll forgive the not having the car there -- but you GOTTA come if at all possible! :) ;)

Mate im going to do my absolute best, i do have one reservation though!
Can i keep my eyes dry for more than a second, wiping back the tears of frustration as i admire everyones cars!

Im sure a few liquid refreshments will help lift my tongue of the floor and stop me tripping over it!
Im taking an extra large case to bring back a few spares though!
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Post by: blue81ta on October 08, 2007, 04:07:47 PM
english firebird

Yes... you will be shedding a lot of tears... BUT... the good news is, those liquid refreshments will help you rehydrate yourself after all those tears. :D ;)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 08, 2007, 04:10:52 PM
english firebird

Yes... you will be shedding a lot of tears... BUT... the good news is, those liquid refreshments will help you rehydrate yourself after all those tears. :D ;)
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D the international language of liquid refreshment!
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Post by: Rick on October 08, 2007, 04:11:02 PM
Yes, and you'll be wanting to book a room at the Drury too...they give you tickets good for 3 complimentary adult beverages of your choice for each night's stay. ;)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 08, 2007, 04:13:31 PM
YOUVE GOT ME NOW! just told the missus, shes not over enthused so it may be a lone trip ,  ;D WAHAYYY! sorry dear.........  :o
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Post by: xtrmeta on October 09, 2007, 07:30:49 PM
I finially made it over from the great land of TAC. ;D
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Post by: blue81ta on October 09, 2007, 07:34:41 PM
I finially made it over from the great land of TAC. ;D

I'll try on this thread... xtrmeta... Please post some pics of your T/A so the folks over here can see that Monster Bird.
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Post by: fixitrht on October 09, 2007, 08:27:34 PM
Hey Guys, made it over from TAC, Nice site... Love to paintball, wish I would have seen that post!!, if I could get a few guys together from Rochester I could still make it....
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Post by: Hitman on October 09, 2007, 09:13:42 PM
Welcome all the new-commers to the site.... and also the new TAC refugees.  Everyone pull up a chair and relax and have a good time.
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Post by: w72transamowner on October 09, 2007, 10:29:13 PM
S/E Michigan here (and its damn cold) :(
Hello all, my name is Greg.  I live in Akron, Oh. 


Hey there Greg and "Taksbandit". 

Cold in Michigan already?  I'm originally from the Detroit area, and my dad and sister are in Canton.  And Greg, I guess I have ties to Ohio as well because my wife is from Fostoria (Tiffin/Finley area).  Well enjoy your cool weather guys, it's in the eighties down here in Hampton Roads. :)

Bobby
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 09, 2007, 10:33:06 PM
Welcome to the new guys, and girls, and to all the TAC guys that didnt come over in the first wave of the attack. ( Just Kidding ) several months ago.
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Post by: Simplicity on October 09, 2007, 11:11:27 PM
Welcome fixitrht and all other new members :)
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Post by: Rick on October 09, 2007, 11:25:16 PM
Hey -- about time you guys joined the party!  Started jonesing without any TAC, eh? :D :D :D
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 10, 2007, 06:06:52 AM
Welcome one and all!
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Post by: 75transam on October 10, 2007, 09:01:04 PM
ditto
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Post by: 784mula on October 11, 2007, 08:30:57 PM
I finially made it over from the great land of TAC. ;D
WHAT A RIDE.
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Post by: 75transam on October 11, 2007, 08:37:32 PM
I finially made it over from the great land of TAC. ;D
WHAT A RIDE.


I Agree
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Post by: rusty81 on October 12, 2007, 11:13:22 AM
Hello everyone, I'm from Minnesota.  I have a '81 Turbo TA, isn't it pretty?

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd36/riewem1/DSC00003.jpg)

That is actually what's left of my parts car, I don't have any good pictures of my actual car.  It's sad that I have better pictures of my parts car than of my actual car.  I've been trying to sell the shell, that's why I have pictures.  I hope to get a real picture on here soon.
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 12, 2007, 11:28:43 AM
Welcome, Rusty. Your ahead of the curve, you've posted pics on the frist post. Congrats. Now, get some of the good car. lol
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 12, 2007, 11:29:13 AM
Welcome to 78TA! We look forward to some pix of your turbo...nice shell btw ;)
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Post by: Rick on October 12, 2007, 11:47:54 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com!  Looking forward to hearing more about you and your car! :) :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on October 12, 2007, 11:55:34 AM
Welcome to 78ta Rusty, looking forward to the pics of your "real" ride!
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Post by: blue81ta on October 12, 2007, 12:27:02 PM
Hello Rusty. Welcome to 78ta. Looking forward to seeing your Turbo T/A.
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Post by: PonchoPete on October 12, 2007, 12:53:03 PM
Hey All!

I'm new around here and figured I'd say hi!

I don't own a TA but I do have a pretty nice Firebird Esprit. It originally came with a 305 SBC. It now has a 355 SBC under the hood. The engine has been worked on, parts include Eagle rods, Comp Cam & valvetrain, Dart II Sportsman heads, MSD Pro Billet distributer, MSD 6AL box and Blaster II coil. The intake is an Edelbrock RPM Air Gap, with a Holley 750 mounted on top. Exhaust is Hooker headers and Flowmaster system. I'll be doing more to the drivetrain this winter, just not sure exactly what yet!

I'm the 2nd owner of this car, and I knew the original owner. It was last painted in 1994 and I've replaced the carpet, headliner and parcel shelf since I got it in '05. It still needs some work on the interior but it's held up pretty good for being 29 years old. There isn't even a crack in the original dashpad!

Personally, I grew up in the auto industry, a GM car dealers son. When I was 16 I was driving these Firebirds & TA's around the lot and occassionally got out on the road (late at night) in them! I worked at the dealership starting when I was 13 as a Lot Lizard and Gas Jockey. I worked my way thru the place ending in the Parts department. I worked my way up to Parts Manager before I left. I've been living on the east coast of Canada for 15 years now, running my own business, selling food. I went from selling car parts to cow parts!

So anyways, hope to see you on the boards!

Pete




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Post by: PonchoPete on October 12, 2007, 12:56:06 PM
Oops forgot the pic of my car!

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Post by: blue81ta on October 12, 2007, 01:55:45 PM
Welcome to 78ta, Pete. Nice Esprit you've got there. This is a good place for a Firebird lover to hang out. Stay awhile.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 12, 2007, 02:26:45 PM
Welcome Pete...sounds like you have had an interesting past in the car business. I'm sure you will have the "insiders" perspective on many topics here. Glad to have you aboard. Nice Esprit btw ;)
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Post by: Rick on October 12, 2007, 03:15:44 PM
Welcome aboard, Pete!  Glad to have you at 78TA.com! :) :)
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Post by: ronj on October 12, 2007, 03:42:55 PM
Ron from nebraska
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Post by: Rick on October 12, 2007, 03:43:54 PM
Welcome Ron -- I see you made it over! :) :)
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Post by: ronj on October 12, 2007, 03:59:34 PM
I used to come here a lot but after the last crash just stayed with tac and p.y.
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Post by: Simplicity on October 13, 2007, 12:04:41 AM
Welcome all new members :)
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Post by: miami54 on October 13, 2007, 09:26:37 AM
Hi my name is Brian im from WV, my dream car is a 1969 firebird and i own a 1976 TA that im slowly rebuilding but im all most done just need a motor and a scoop for the hood and a passengerside grill, have a nice day

(http://xs220.xs.to/xs220/07416/1001776.jpg)
(http://xs220.xs.to/xs220/07416/1002276.jpg)
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Post by: blue81ta on October 13, 2007, 09:35:10 AM
Hello Brian, welcome to 78ta. Glad you can join us. We love pictures here, so please post some up for us... we'd love to see your T/A.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 13, 2007, 09:50:14 AM
Welcome to 78TA, Brian! The '76 looks great...is that a 50th Anniversary T/A?
And thanks for posting pix right away...we love pix!! ;D
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Post by: miami54 on October 13, 2007, 09:51:28 AM
Hi thank you for welcomeing me to the forum i did a edit to my post with 2 pics and my T/A is not the 50th Anniversary i just painted to be that way i love gold and black  :D.
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Post by: blue81ta on October 13, 2007, 09:57:17 AM
Hey Brian... nice T/A sir. :) Looking real good. 8) Thanks for the pix.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 13, 2007, 11:32:14 AM
Hey PONCHO PETE nive to have another " Bird " in the forum!  ;)

Ive only been away from the forum for 2 days and its full of new people joining "great stuff", yep just love them piccies!

Welcome again to everyone!  ;D ;D
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Post by: rehmus on October 13, 2007, 10:02:04 PM
howdy alll

i'm just starting out my first project car with a 1978 6.6 TA I picked up from a 19 year old kid here in Jacksonville, FL.  To give you a little background on why I chose this car over any other:

When I was 3 or 4 years old, my parents took me to see my first movie at a drive-in theater in Orlando, which happened to be Smokey and the Bandit... and fell in love with the car, of course.

then came the 1980's growing up, and Knight Rider.  This was the one that really made up my mind that I would own a TA someday.  That day was in 1992, when I bought myself my first new car and a Trans Am.  I had that car for 10 years, and finally had to dump it off about 6 years ago, because of money problems, and its reliability problems.

fast forward to today and i had been getting the itch to pick up the car i really wanted over the years, which was the bandit style TA, so I put an ad up on Craigslist for anyone selling a car in my local area.  I found a guy who was selling it, and here I am now lol.

I really haven't had my hands inside a car doing maintenance and work in about the time I had the last TA, so I've picked up a chilton's manual and I'll probably be asking a lot of rookie questions here.. hope you don't mind.

anyway, my new old TA is in my sig, and i'll be posting pics and the progress on what I'm doing to restore the car as I go!
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Post by: Simplicity on October 13, 2007, 10:04:54 PM
Welcome, rehmus and other new members, to the forum :)
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Post by: blue81ta on October 13, 2007, 10:55:19 PM
Welcome rehmus. Nice T/A you've got there... love that blue color. 8) Don't hesitate to ask questions. Lots of knowledgeable people here, always ready to help.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 14, 2007, 04:30:14 AM
Welcome Rehmus...that looks like a great T/A...I don't even wanna' say "project" as it looks good as is. As mentioned, post any questions you may have...we're all happy to help (or at least entertain you while we make stuff up ;) ).

A Chilton's or Hayne's manual is better than nothing but you may decide to pick up a '78 service manual on CD (Hitman sells them on this site); very useful).

Keep us posted.
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Post by: Trevman78TA on October 15, 2007, 05:07:12 PM
Hello,

My name is Trevor D. and I live in Acton CA.  I recently bought a project car '78 Trans Am, it runs strong but is definitely a restoration.  It needs alot of work but thats why I'm here to learn from all your seasoned wrench turners.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 15, 2007, 05:40:29 PM
Hi Trevor...welcome! You came to the right place....any pix of your T/A?
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Post by: Hitman on October 15, 2007, 05:52:08 PM
"seasoned wrench turners."


Does tyhat mean like "Old Timers who still play with big toys"?
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Post by: rkellerjr on October 15, 2007, 06:10:39 PM
Welcome everyone, quite a few new members to the forum since last I checked.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 15, 2007, 06:23:36 PM
"seasoned wrench turners."


Does tyhat mean like "Old Timers who still play with big toys"?

No offence but do you mean yourself?  ;D ;)

Do i get thrown out now? :'(
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Post by: blue81ta on October 15, 2007, 06:26:05 PM
Hello Trevor. Welcome to 78ta. Good news!! ... another T/A saved from the scrap heap. :)
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 15, 2007, 06:28:10 PM
Hello, Trevor and Rhemus. We have a combined 12,467 years of experience and counting. So ask away and someone will most likely be able to help.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 15, 2007, 06:46:37 PM
Hello, Trevor and Rhemus. We have a combined 12,467 years of experience and counting. So ask away and someone will most likely be able to help.

 :D :D

You have to be at least 40 to be an "old-timer", Brett ;) ;D
Yes, Sir E F...you are outta' here  :o :D :D
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 15, 2007, 06:47:48 PM
Poo!  
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Post by: Trevman78TA on October 15, 2007, 08:18:26 PM
Thanks guys, and I don't mean "old timers"  I meant those who have spent more hours under the hood of a car than I have.  It's nice to find a community of Pontiac Firebird & Trans Am enthusiasts, no one I know restores cars so I will probably talking to all of you sooner or later.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 15, 2007, 08:21:51 PM
No problem...and no offense taken LOL
Ask any questions you may have...there are lots of knowledgable and talented people here. If we don't know the answer, we'll make something up ;) :D :D
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Post by: Simplicity on October 15, 2007, 08:24:52 PM
Hello,

My name is Trevor D. and I live in Acton CA.  I recently bought a project car '78 Trans Am, it runs strong but is definitely a restoration.  It needs alot of work but thats why I'm here to learn from all your seasoned wrench turners.


Welcome to the forum, Trevor =)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 15, 2007, 08:30:02 PM
Hey no worries Trevman78TA  i can take it, chuck the abuse!

No welcome to the forum m8!
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Post by: BACnBLK on October 15, 2007, 09:52:45 PM
BACnBLK  here ,  I'm kind of new here and permanant,  thank's to brett and his fine knowledge and part's...  and by the way Brett if ya reading.  I need a SE steering wheel. pm me when ya can .  I live in NC   ,30 minutes from charlotte.  and I tell ya these guy's here seem like family already,  Started to join 5 year's ago but put off restoring the old bird.  Came back looking around and could not beleive how big and knowledgeble this site is.  Wow,  Keep up the GREAT work.
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Post by: Trevman78TA on October 16, 2007, 12:21:32 PM
Welcome back, BACnBLK.
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 16, 2007, 12:25:36 PM
5 years ago this was a 1 horse town, and now were a striving metropolis. Welcome to the site.
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Post by: lee01 on October 16, 2007, 01:22:46 PM
Hi,
new to this forums, so far i've been reading alot! Tons of great info!! ;D

My name is Nick aka lee01 (yes lee is general lee and 01 is quite obvious) Its a name that i've carried for many year. Please don't hate lol. ;)

Quick back ground, I just purchase my friend 1979 T/A, and this is my third 1979 T/A (countless parts cars not included)
Its my winter project that my friend didn't finish, so I bought 11 year after we bought it together. ::)

I'm from Cantley, Quebec Canada and i'm 29.

Cheer
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Post by: WarbirdTA on October 16, 2007, 01:25:03 PM
Welcome!
Can you show us some pictures of your car?
We do love looking at Birds. ;)

George  8)
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 16, 2007, 01:34:18 PM
lee01, is that a "general" name. JK, Like Warbird said. We love to look at pics, so when you get a few post them up. Oh yeah Welcome to the party.
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on October 16, 2007, 01:56:33 PM
Hello, Trevor and Rhemus. We have a combined 12,467 years of experience and counting. So ask away and someone will most likely be able to help.

LOL   Where in the world did you come up with that number?   lol
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 16, 2007, 02:03:45 PM
It just sounded good, and besides that its the number of meds I take daily.
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on October 16, 2007, 03:21:05 PM
I don't think it's enough.   




(meds that is   :P )
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Post by: Trevman78TA on October 16, 2007, 04:57:35 PM
Hahah Nice Dragon!! Welcome to the Forum Lee01, how is it there in the land of kanuks?
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Post by: rkellerjr on October 16, 2007, 05:59:01 PM
Welcome Lee01 to the 78ta family, good to have you aboard.  Now that the pleasantries have been given..

POST UP SOME PICS OF THAT RIDE!!  ;D
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Post by: lee01 on October 16, 2007, 08:19:54 PM
Welcome Lee01 to the 78ta family, good to have you aboard.  Now that the pleasantries have been given..

POST UP SOME PICS OF THAT RIDE!!  ;D
Thank you all for the welcome. :D
Back to business  ;)
well, i'm in 10 year of part collecting and I will go get the car when the garage will be cleaned out. I still got 3 engine, 3 tranny to pick up and the car of course.
But here some pics I got for now; (yes very dusty!  >:( )

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/lee01/Auto%20Nikkonos/DCP_5675.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/lee01/Auto%20Nikkonos/DCP_5676.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/lee01/Auto%20Nikkonos/DCP_5678.jpg)
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Post by: rkellerjr on October 16, 2007, 08:41:24 PM
And a new project begins... when's the plan on pickup?  If it's just getting the garage cleaned where are you located?  Maybe we can send a crew over and help clean up ;)
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Post by: lee01 on October 16, 2007, 09:24:19 PM
And a new project begins... when's the plan on pickup?  If it's just getting the garage cleaned where are you located?  Maybe we can send a crew over and help clean up ;)
Send help hum... ::) Clean as don't leave anything....  :o  well actualy so far so good, i've been through half and its going pretty well.  If all goes to plan I should get the T/A this week end.
I should get my 2 set of wheel to go with!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/lee01/Auto%20Nikkonos/DCP_5681.jpg)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 16, 2007, 09:29:07 PM
I see a rabbit...is that your "watch-bunny"? ;)
Nice collection...front buckets look very nice.
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Post by: LeighP on October 17, 2007, 09:25:19 AM
Its a very fierce rabbit.....
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on October 17, 2007, 12:28:19 PM
Its a very fierce rabbit.....

Tim: There he is!
King Arthur: Where?
Tim: There!
King Arthur: What? Behind the rabbit?
Tim: It *is* the rabbit!
King Arthur: You silly sod!
Tim: What?
King Arthur: You got us all worked up!
Tim: Well, that's no ordinary rabbit.
King Arthur: Ohh.
Tim: That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
Sir Robin: You tit! I soiled my armor I was so scared!
Tim: Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer!
Sir Galahad: Get stuffed!
Tim: He'll do you up a treat, mate.
Sir Galahad: Oh, yeah?
Sir Robin: You manky Scots git!
Tim: I'm warning you!
Sir Robin: What's he do? Nibble your bum?
Tim: He's got huge, sharp... er... He can leap about. Look at the bones!
King Arthur: Go on, Bors. Chop his head off!
Sir Bors: Right! Silly little bleeder. One rabbit stew comin' right up!
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[after Bors is killed by the killer rabbit]
Tim: I *warned* you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no, you *knew*, didn't you? Oh, it's just a harmless little *bunny*, isn't it?
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Post by: BACnBLK on October 17, 2007, 08:23:24 PM
WarbirdTA   I posted some pic's in my picture gallery,  Car still is quite a bit away,  But have some old pic's posted there. I call them the before,  Will post the after as soon as I can.
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Post by: WarbirdTA on October 17, 2007, 08:32:04 PM
BACnBLK,
Nice looking car.
Is the one rear wheel grey?
BTW, I love your dog!
What's his/her name?
What all do you want to do to the car?

George  8)
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Post by: BACnBLK on October 17, 2007, 08:43:54 PM
Rebuilt 350 trans. finished.  Going thru engine rebuild  now. I plan to keep her mostly stock.    new exhaust, seat covers. Correct decals  (Brett)  Randy Combs Bezel  3 shot's of Starlite BLACK,  and 3  shot's of clear. and maybe 1 or 2 for me.  Got any reccomendation's  George.
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Post by: BACnBLK on October 17, 2007, 08:48:42 PM
It may be grey,  lol  It was in storage for a while.  My Dog is a Shetland sheep dog or
( Sheltie)  Her name is Mollie.  Believe me this dog would amaze you. 
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Post by: WarbirdTA on October 17, 2007, 09:01:52 PM
Reccomendation  on what?
Engine?
Paint?
Or, giving it to me after it's done? ;D ;)
Cute dog!

George  8)
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Post by: BACnBLK on October 17, 2007, 09:06:33 PM
Engine, maybe, bigger cam,  intake,
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Post by: Hitman on October 17, 2007, 09:47:08 PM
Welcome to the Forum......

I love that Bunny part...... Monty Python was great back then.

Hey, I'll take that little blue Motocycle in the background of that picture.
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on October 18, 2007, 03:15:25 AM
It may be grey,  lol  It was in storage for a while.  My Dog is a Shetland sheep dog or
( Sheltie)  Her name is Mollie.  Believe me this dog would amaze you. 

Hey! We have a Sheltie too. His name's Malcolm. He'd amaze some people too. But I don't think we mean that in the same way. ::)
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Post by: lee01 on October 18, 2007, 10:45:02 AM
Welcome to the Forum......

I love that Bunny part...... Monty Python was great back then.

Hey, I'll take that little blue Motocycle in the background of that picture.
Thank for the welcome.

Name are Popcorn (white) and Cereal (tan) both are name were chose by my two kids lol! Very fierce wabbit indeed, both are....the M gender! So you can say by now there gay or blind! LOL!!

Well that pocket bike is for sale! These are so much fun! and I think they would fit in the T/A small trunk too!
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Post by: Dragoonx on October 18, 2007, 09:53:15 PM
Hey there, Kim here from San Diego CA.

I'm only 19 and in college but recently purchased a 1978 Formula Firebird I had spotted on Craig's list locally. Decided to check it out and it looked solid to me. Requires a lot of maintenance work but should be ok soon. Cars got T Top and the 403 Olds. Going to build this up to be a custom car of mine. It sure as hell wont be a full restoration. I will say I will try and keep it as original as possible but I would like to throw my own things in there, such as seats, radio and some toys under the hood.
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Post by: 75transam on October 19, 2007, 03:22:09 AM
Welcome dragon!!  Don't forget to post pics
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 19, 2007, 09:00:04 AM
Hello, Kim and welcome to the site. Post up some pics of your ride when you get a chance.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 19, 2007, 12:13:53 PM
It's just a late intro...he's already posted pix
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=5239.msg48450#msg48450
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Post by: 784mula on October 19, 2007, 09:36:02 PM
WELCOME KIM & GOOD LUCK ON YOUR 78 FORMULA
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Post by: w72transamowner on October 19, 2007, 10:35:13 PM
Hello Kim, I love Formulas......best of luck with yours!!
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Post by: Rick on October 21, 2007, 09:47:58 AM
Geeze...gone for a week, and 50 new people register!  Welcome to 78TA.com everyone! :) :)
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Post by: holen1 on October 21, 2007, 03:50:33 PM
Thought I would say hi. My name is Brian and I live in a small town in Arkansas. I am currently killing a 79 WS6 Trans Am. lol It has a fisher t-top roof on it now. Someone had attempted to put in Hurst t-tops and done a very bad job. Should have known when I bought it and had to cut the silicon loose to get them out.
(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i51/holen1_2006/car.jpg)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 21, 2007, 03:52:43 PM
welcome m8, its great to see another car is going to be saved!
This is a great site for info and hellp and its full of good people, i should now theyve helped me out!
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Post by: rkellerjr on October 21, 2007, 04:00:41 PM
Welcome to 78ta Brian, glad to have you aboard.  And you've already provided a pic!  Your going to fit right in. 
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Post by: 75transam on October 21, 2007, 06:57:47 PM
Whoa, Holen!!  You got a project, there
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Post by: Rick on October 21, 2007, 07:59:11 PM
So, Brian...are we to assume you are a golfer? :-\ :-\

Welcome to 78TA.com! :) :)
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Post by: holen1 on October 21, 2007, 08:18:01 PM
Thanks for the welcome! Yes, I do love to play golf. So far I've never got a 'holen1' though.  :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 21, 2007, 08:32:48 PM
Welcome Brian...looks like a great project...pix of the roof install??
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Post by: holen1 on October 21, 2007, 08:55:44 PM
Here ya go.
(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i51/holen1_2006/bmta2.jpg)
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Post by: eroc022 on October 22, 2007, 02:21:05 PM
wow nice work !
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 22, 2007, 03:22:11 PM
Thanks for the welcome! Yes, I do love to play golf. So far I've never got a 'holen1' though.  :)


too much time spent in the 19th hole???
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Post by: holen1 on October 22, 2007, 05:45:14 PM
wow nice work !

Thanks!
Thanks for the welcome! Yes, I do love to play golf. So far I've never got a 'holen1' though.  :)


too much time spent in the 19th hole???

That's the truth! lol
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 23, 2007, 10:26:13 AM
Looks very good.
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Post by: jebfastlane on October 25, 2007, 01:35:40 PM
 New member, from Sidney Nebraska, I have a 98 sport gold WS6 Trans Am six speed, supercharged.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 25, 2007, 01:41:00 PM
Welcome Jeb
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Post by: Rick on October 25, 2007, 03:48:46 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com!  Post us up some pictures of your ride -- we LOVE pictures! :) ;)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on October 25, 2007, 05:15:13 PM
Welcome all . WE NEED PICS.
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Post by: 75transam on October 25, 2007, 09:38:08 PM
ditto
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Post by: pontiacfan on October 26, 2007, 03:32:52 AM
frances here 25 yrs old pontiac parts (http://www.ponpartsonline.com/sitemap.html) from san diego california!
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Post by: Rick on October 26, 2007, 08:11:55 AM
Welcome to the site, Frances.  Tell me, is it a little smoky out there this morning? :o :-\
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 26, 2007, 09:27:27 AM
Welcome to the site Jeb and " Lighten up Francis". Ok who know the movie. Its manditory that we tell you we love pics in every post, so WE LOVE PICS. So enjoy the place and the people, Cause there are alot of really good ones here.
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Post by: brian c on October 26, 2007, 11:18:29 AM
Welcome to the site Jeb and " Lighten up Francis". Ok who know the movie. Its manditory that we tell you we love pics in every post, so WE LOVE PICS. So enjoy the place and the people, Cause there are alot of really good ones here.

Stripes with Bill Murray!  What do I win??

Welcome Jeb and BTW We just LOVE pics so post away guys.
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Post by: rkellerjr on October 26, 2007, 12:32:46 PM
Welcom Jeb and Francis to 78ta.com.  How about some pics of those rides?
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Post by: eroc022 on October 26, 2007, 01:03:14 PM
yes welcome welcome all
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 26, 2007, 03:22:44 PM
blimey away for a few days and more members again!

to follow on from the others PICS PICS PICS! we do love pics!
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Post by: w72transamowner on October 26, 2007, 04:05:52 PM
Welcome to the site Jeb and " Lighten up Francis". Ok who know the movie. Its manditory that we tell you we love pics in every post, so WE LOVE PICS. So enjoy the place and the people, Cause there are alot of really good ones here.

You touch me, I'll kill you......ah ha ha.....funny movie........so who's the "big toe" of 78TA.com? (hee hee hee).

And hey "Pontiac Fan" (Francis), it's pretty cool seeing some younger folk (not that I'm old ha ha) getting into American cars again and older Pontiacs.  Keep it up!!

Hey to you to Jeb and welcome aboard!!  That must be one screaming fast car you've got there!


Bobby
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Post by: Madflyer38 on October 26, 2007, 10:14:21 PM
Hello!
My name is Mark and I live in Newberg Oregon. I drive a 1970 Firebird with a 326 engine and auto... That ALL has to change because I want it to be a 1970 Trans Am. So I modify and spend money. Love it!. I used to drive a 71 Firebird with a 455 and a 4 speed. Chassis dyno said 450hp at rear wheels but it still got 18 mpg. It was my commuter car!
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Post by: blue81ta on October 26, 2007, 10:29:23 PM
Hello Mark, welcome to 78ta. If modifying and spending money produces the car YOU want... that's all that matters. Good luck with the TRANSformation. <------ bad play on words... couldn't resist. ;D
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Post by: 75transam on October 26, 2007, 10:32:00 PM
wow, in just a couple months we went from 1,000 members to over 1,300.  woohoo
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 26, 2007, 10:38:08 PM
Welcome to the forum and the family. Post some pics of the ride when you get a chance
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Post by: Rick on October 27, 2007, 07:34:58 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Mark!  Liike Russ says, post up some pics for us! :) ;)
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Post by: tamatt79 on October 28, 2007, 09:47:46 AM
Glad to be on this site. My name is Matt and i am from Tupelo, MS.
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Post by: Rick on October 28, 2007, 11:08:26 AM
Welcome to the site, Matt!  As you know, we LOVE pics! :D :D
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Post by: tamatt79 on October 28, 2007, 12:10:36 PM
all right! i get the hint... ::)

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Post by: Hitman on October 28, 2007, 01:03:34 PM
Welcome to the site everyone.

And I think I am the "Big Toe" around here.
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Post by: sethta on October 28, 2007, 01:13:47 PM
Hey guys, my name is Seth. My daily driver is an 02 T/A, but right now I'm getting started restoring a 77 SE. The interesting thing is I'm still in high school. I have been working really hard to get in a postion to start restoring cars and selling them. This is what I want to do when I get out of high school. So far I have restored an 80 T/A, flipped a 79 Formula, and parted out a 97 Firebird in the past year.
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Post by: Rick on October 28, 2007, 04:23:35 PM
Welcome Seth!  From reading the previous posts -- you know the rules!  We LOVE pics! :) :)
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Post by: sethta on October 28, 2007, 06:24:29 PM
Here is a before and after of the 80 T/A I did.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd181/sethta/P1030015.jpg


http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd181/sethta/fj.jpg
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 28, 2007, 06:30:02 PM
Well done did it take you long to do?
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Post by: sethta on October 28, 2007, 06:56:25 PM
It didn't take long at all. Less than a month actually. It was a rust free car with a 400 that had been swaped in. I had all the parts before I got the car home so all I had to do was take it to the paint shop then spend about 2 weeks replacing parts. When I sold it I took the profit and bought the SE I'm working on now.
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Post by: 75transam on October 28, 2007, 07:44:14 PM
welcome everyone to the site
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Post by: imaloser on October 30, 2007, 09:02:27 AM
Helllllo everyone!!!!!  My name is Cecilia or CC.  I am from Alabama and I have a 1996 Trans Am Ram Air WS6.  I have had MANY TA's over the years but my dream car is a 1973 TA 455 SD  :D  I know..... I dream BIG !!!! 
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 30, 2007, 09:20:12 AM
Welcome Seth and C.C. Hope you enjoy your stay with us.
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Post by: w72transamowner on October 30, 2007, 09:53:53 PM
Helllllo everyone!!!!!  My name is Cecilia or CC.  I am from Alabama and I have a 1996 Trans Am Ram Air WS6.  I have had MANY TA's over the years but my dream car is a 1973 TA 455 SD  :D  I know..... I dream BIG !!!! 

Ooh, my kind of woman :D .... the 73 SD T/A is my dream car too.  Okay, one of my dream cars :D.
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Post by: rkellerjr on October 30, 2007, 10:02:26 PM
Welcome CC to the 78ta family, glad to have you aboard.  By the way, we love pics so post up some of your '96.
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Post by: Tinman5 on October 30, 2007, 10:34:11 PM
Hey, everyone...

Just registered on the site a few days ago, my name is Robert (aka Tinman5) and I currently call Dallas home...Texas is a great place to live, but if I ever win the state lottery, they'll have to follow the black, smokin' tire tracks out of town to find me.  My Pontiacs and I just can't tolerate the heat in the summer very well any more.

Any way, I'm as hooked on Trans Ams as everone else appears to be on this site.  I have three (plus two other Pontiacs) and like them all for different reasons--but must confess for the shear brute strength factor, my '73 Trans Am is probably my favorite ride.  It's a 455ci/TH400 auto (sorry, not a SD, Cecilia), Brewster Green with a white interior, aftermarket American Sunroof t-tops (added by the original owner), Hurst dual gate shifter (added by me), and restored in 1996.  Here's a favorite photograph:

(http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/d/1684-1/35_32A.JPG)

For anyone planning on joining the Bandit Run 2008, I'll be taking my '76 50th Anniversary T/A the distance.  If anyone from this part of the country wants to make it a rolling party, I'm up for it!

Best,

Tinman5
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 30, 2007, 10:36:51 PM
Welcome Robert...looks like you have some great birds in your flock... 8)
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Post by: rkellerjr on October 30, 2007, 10:46:33 PM
Hey there Robert, welcome to the 78ta faimily, glad to have you aboard.  Great birds you have listed and nice photo.
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Post by: 75transam on October 30, 2007, 10:58:15 PM
Ditto
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Post by: Rick on October 30, 2007, 11:31:35 PM
Welcome, Robert! :) :)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 31, 2007, 05:41:57 AM
Welcome to the FAMILY from your cousin from across the POND!  ;)
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Post by: Jays85 on October 31, 2007, 03:17:38 PM
hi guys i thought i would just introduce myself for anyone who cares, but this weekend im buying an 85 brown trans am with the 305, i will post pics as soon as i buy the car, i currently have a 1990 Ford Probe GT, so there gonna be quit a differnce from going thro a lil 4 cylinder turbo to a big v8, but i was just curious is it pretty easy to find performance parts for this car? im really excited to get it should be a fun car and my new daily driver, im 18 from rockford il
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Post by: LOMILETA on October 31, 2007, 03:21:22 PM
Wlecome to the show Jay. As far a performance parts for your soon to be car. Small block chevy parts are the most readily available. I ( myself) would look into getting a Nice 383 stroker for it.
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Post by: Rick on October 31, 2007, 04:04:34 PM
Welcome Jay!  Pull up a seat and make yourself at home! :) :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on October 31, 2007, 06:18:38 PM
Of course we care about  meeting you and your T/A, Jay...welcome! ;D
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Post by: Sir english firebird on October 31, 2007, 07:29:17 PM
Welcome Jay! Will this be your first V8? Once ur bitten you wont want to go back!
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Post by: rkellerjr on October 31, 2007, 07:50:48 PM
Welcome Jay, glad to have you aboard, post up some pics of that poncho when you get her, we surely love pics.  Looking forward to having you around.
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Post by: w72transamowner on October 31, 2007, 08:46:22 PM
hi guys i thought i would just introduce myself for anyone who cares, but this weekend im buying an 85 brown trans am with the 305, i will post pics as soon as i buy the car, i currently have a 1990 Ford Probe GT, so there gonna be quit a differnce from going thro a lil 4 cylinder turbo to a big v8, but i was just curious is it pretty easy to find performance parts for this car? im really excited to get it should be a fun car and my new daily driver, im 18 from rockford il

Welcome to the Trans Am family Jay.

Hey, that Probe GT turbo probably isn't a real slouch and if your soon to be T/A is only an LG4 305, well..... ;-)

Again, welcome aboard and have fun!!

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Post by: Jays85 on November 01, 2007, 01:02:15 AM
wow lots of friendly people on here the probe site im on people arent quite as friendly, look forward to meeting everyone, yeah this will be my first v8 my first car was a 89 mustang lx cant really call it a mustang with a little 4 cylinder in there then had a ford taurse, thunder bird, to my probe so my first v8 i will say im gonna miss the turbo an i should be picking up the car tomorrw gettin her early so pics will be posted as soon as i get it for sure, just one question anything i should really look for upon purchase i mean other than check for leaks an all that they said the only thing wrong with it is that you can smell exhaust a little bit from the smog pump but they said runs fine but you all know more than me and thanks again everyone         Jason
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on November 01, 2007, 01:05:26 AM
I'm not that familiar with 3rd gen T/A's but I would suggest looking it over closely for any major rust isues...check underneath also (frame rails, etc). Look over the engine for any leaks and check  if it smokes and what "color" of smoke it is...blue, black, white... Good luck. ;)
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Post by: Rick on November 01, 2007, 09:37:52 AM
We're looking forward to the pics! :) ;)
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Post by: tamatt79 on November 01, 2007, 09:44:58 AM
I'm not that familiar with 3rd gen T/A's but I would suggest looking it over closely for any major rust isues...check underneath also (frame rails, etc). Look over the engine for any leaks and check  if it smokes and what "color" of smoke it is...blue, black, white... Good luck. ;)


If it has t-tops, definately check the floor boards behind the front seats... Bad area for rust in all these cars!!!


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Post by: Kook on November 02, 2007, 02:34:07 AM
Hi guys, my name is Jason. I am the proud owner of a 76 esprit red/red 400 with a 4speed. I'll post pictures as soon as someone lets me know how. (rkellerjr I know how much you love pictures.) I have been reading this and other forums for about a month now trying to decide what kind of car I wanted and the 76 won. I'm now trying to figure out what to do to it. How rare a car is this? It would kill me to change a rare car that should be restored to new. If its not very rare I want to make it more of a resto mod car. This is also my first project car that I'll be working on so I will be asking alot of questions. My friend who I bought it from is a capable Ford guy so I'll be going to you guys for the specifics if thats alright with everyone here. Thanks.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on November 02, 2007, 02:49:59 AM
Hi Jason....KOOK, huh?  :D (you should fit in just fine then ;D )
Posting pix is easy...just set up an account at a photo hosting site, like www.photobucket.com , and load your pix there. You can then post the IMG code of the pic into your post here...any questions, just ask.

Sounds like a nice bird...and a '76 at that (they are growing quickly on us here ;) ) As to how "rare" or "desirable" (2 different topics) your car is would be hard to say...production numbers weren't kept on other birds like they were the T/A's. What it boils down to is what YOU want to do with the car...

An Esprit isn't typically considered to be as desirable as a T/A or a Formula but if you like it as-is, keep it and just restore to original. If the car is all original now, that may help you make up your mind too.

We look forward to some pictures soon.
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 02, 2007, 06:25:31 AM
Welcome Jason and ya, you've got me pegged :D  Red on Red is a pretty nice setup (not that I'm biased) and '76 is a great year for the firebird.  Can't wait to see it.

I'd agree with Jeff, Esprits aren't as popular as the TA or Formula but even if it was, it's your car, do what YOU want with it.  I look forward seeing your car soon.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on November 02, 2007, 07:23:09 AM
Hi Jason, welcome to one of the friendliest forums in town!

As for your car mate, i think its a personal choice as to what you do with it, the fact that another one will be saved is surely enough?

My car has been modified from a base model bird, it was already started by the previous owners i just repaired thier mess! heres a piccy.....
(http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/d/772-1/billing+spring+nationals+149.jpg)

I parked it next to those poor vettes, to show em whos boss!  ;D No the yellow one is my mates wifes car.
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Post by: Rick on November 02, 2007, 09:59:54 AM
Welcome, Jason!  We'll be looking forward to seeing your pics! :) :)  ;)
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Post by: LOMILETA on November 02, 2007, 10:08:13 AM
Welcome Jason, I'm looking forward to your pics and questions. You will get all the help you need, and some you dont.   ;)
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Post by: w72transamowner on November 02, 2007, 12:36:25 PM
Hey Jason, welcome to the community.

If that is an actual 400 4-speed Esprit, then I say restore it as such because that has to be a rare or at least unusual combination for what was not the high performance model of the Firebird.  I'm not a fan of cloning, but understand the "it's your car do what you want" philisophy.  Good luck with what ever direction you go in!!


Bobby
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Post by: Kook on November 02, 2007, 03:42:20 PM
Thanks guys I appreciate the welcome. Thats pretty much the problem. Its completely stock from what I can tell. I know that a 400/4speed is pretty rare for a Esprit. So I haven't decided yet. What kind of performance can I get out of it if I decide to make a T/A clone? If its not all that hard to get in the low 12's and keep it streetable then I think thats the way I'm going to go. I'm pretty much looking for a weekend cruiser. Also everyone is going to have to keep in mind that I'm in my early 20's so chrome rims and a loud stereo is going to be pretty much standard. I just didn't want to take the originality out of a rare car if it would be better off going to someone else. I know it needs both rear quarter panels replace as well as a new floor pan in at least the drivers side. The motor runs real  strong but the brakes don't work. (so I haven't actually driven it yet) So I'm thinking the first order of business will be new brakes possibly doing a rear disk brake conversion. Could someone point me to a good place to do some research on that? Here are the requested pictures for ya too.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd31/kook224/0929071742a.jpg)

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd31/kook224/0929071742.jpg)
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Post by: Kook on November 02, 2007, 11:06:21 PM
So anybody got an idea for the brakes? Any help would be great. I don't know what I will need for a conversion. Mainly because I've never done one
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Post by: Rick on November 02, 2007, 11:31:20 PM
From what I understand, the quickest way to a rear disk brake conversion is to buy a rear axle from a TA originally equipped with them.  That gets you all the critical pieces in the rear in one shot.  You'll also need the correct booster and master cylinder and the proportioning valve.  The brake pedal is also different because the actuating rod is different.  There's a poster here by the name of Maltese Falcon who's done all the research on the parts and is converting his car to 4WDB now, although it's been a slow process because he's had to move a couple of times. ;)
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Post by: stimpy on November 03, 2007, 12:14:39 AM
hmmmmm another 76 !!!! love the year ! why can't I find one to replace the one killed years ago ... 


 theres a guy named scare bird that makes Disc  conversion kits hes out of washington  it uses either the caddy calipers or the factory Poncho ones
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Post by: chuffchuff on November 03, 2007, 06:09:29 AM
Hello Kook from the other side of the pond
Do you keep a gun in a cookie jar ???????
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Post by: 50thseWU6 on November 03, 2007, 10:02:18 AM
Hello fellow enthusiasts my name is Drew and I'm a college student in Indiana, PA. I've been reading everyones posts for about a year now and have gained so much knowledge from it. I got to say this forum is much more friendlier then any other I've been a part of in the past and its nice that you dont have to worry about getting insulted after every post I put up. Anyway enough of the jabbering, my dad bought a 1976 50th Anniversary L.E. back in 76 brand new and now I'm finally getting my grubby little hands on it!  It looks pretty good all around except someone keyed it a week after he bought it! So bits and pieces need to be fixed up on it. If I can get everything running smoothly I hope to make it to the Bandit Run this year! Catch everyone later!
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Post by: Rick on November 03, 2007, 10:28:37 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Drew -- and post us up some pics of your ride when you get the chance!  Hammer here on the forum has a 76 LE also!  We'll have to get you guys together to compare notes! :) ;)
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 03, 2007, 11:20:10 AM
Welcome Drew to the 78ta family, glad you've finally decided to join us.  Hammer will be around shortly to slobber over your car, he loves '76 50th anniversaries, he has one too!  hehehehe

Oh, we love pics around here so post up some pics of that poncho partner.
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Post by: Screaming Chicken on November 03, 2007, 11:44:28 AM
Hello, everybody! New member here! I'm from NYC. I've always been a Firebird fan and finally started looking for one where I can restore myself. It took me 6 months of looking and I finally found and bought one last week. It's a 1980 with a 455 Engine from a '74 model. Really excited to get started on it and hopefully I'll be able to get some pictures up for you guys soon!
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on November 03, 2007, 11:46:03 AM
Welcome to 78TA, Drew and Screaming Chicken !!  ;D
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 03, 2007, 11:59:26 AM
Hey there S. Chicken, glad to have you aboard.  Sounds like a good project you got here, post up some pics and share the story!
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Post by: LOMILETA on November 03, 2007, 12:10:37 PM
Welcome, Drew and Chicken. Cant wait to see a few pics of your rides. Ask lots of question, we have alot of smart guys and alot of smart alecs.
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Post by: Rick on November 03, 2007, 12:29:18 PM
Welcome Screaming Chicken!  We'll be looking for those pics! :) ;)
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 03, 2007, 12:51:47 PM
I don't know anyone named Alec, who on here are smart Alecs?
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Post by: LOMILETA on November 03, 2007, 01:32:00 PM
I am for one, I know Hammer will throw his name out here too. There are others, that I cant mention.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on November 03, 2007, 02:09:18 PM
I'll volunteer my name ;D :D
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 03, 2007, 02:36:01 PM
Ah, so Rick would be another then.
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Post by: Rick on November 03, 2007, 02:47:58 PM
As would Rich... :D :D :D
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 03, 2007, 03:20:59 PM
 :o :o ;D ;D
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Post by: blue81ta on November 03, 2007, 05:53:48 PM
Hello Drew and Screamin Chicken... welcome aboard.
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Post by: Screaming Chicken on November 03, 2007, 08:02:33 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome, everybody. I am very excited about my project. When the seller told me it was a 455 engine I just knew I had to scoop it up. The body is in decent shape with one or two rust spots but he gave me an awesome price. The engine needs to be rebuilt and I plan to keep it in storage until the busy season for my work is over (typically around Jan-Feb). After that, I plan on getting the engine rebuilt along with a few other things and hopefully it will at least be in driving condition by the summer.

Is there anybody here from the New York City area? Like I said, this is my first Trans Am and I'd definitely like to meet other Trans Am people around my area! Thanks again for the welcome!
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Post by: bainjef on November 04, 2007, 05:44:58 PM
Hi all, I am new to this so don't bash me to bad.  I just bought a 1980 Indy TA.  It needs some work but is unmolested with 75k miles.  I have seen the carpet in these models they "oyster" color and also a dark grey color.  It has the oyster in it now but will need to be replaced.  Where can I find the proper oyster replacement carpet?  I am sure I will have plenty of other questions but thought I would start with this first.  Thanks, Jeff
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on November 04, 2007, 06:05:55 PM
hey jeff post some pics of that indy ,I myself am looking for the carpet and am having a hard time finding the right color that I want. Try  acc they pretty much have anything you need.  Welcome to the best TA site around, and good luck with the pace car.                   
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 04, 2007, 06:22:44 PM
Welcome Jeff to 78ta, post up some pics of that ride, would love to see it!
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Post by: blue81ta on November 04, 2007, 07:20:01 PM
Hello Jeff. This is great place to hang out for a Firebird/Trans Am lover. Let's see your Indy. :)
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Post by: Domi on November 05, 2007, 07:19:55 AM
Hello everyone  :)
Just a few lines to introduce myself. I'm living in France and I'm 34 years old.
My interest for the Trans-Am began when I first saw the movie "Smokey & the Bandit"  ;D
If my memory doesn't fail, I was very young, about 7 years old.
Right now, I do not own a Trans-Am, because I bought another car, a DeLorean.
I still hope someday be able to buy one of them. Till then, I'm watching the movie again and again and keep all the beautiful picture I can fnd one the web.
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Post by: LOMILETA on November 05, 2007, 09:07:53 AM
Welcome Jeff and Domi. This place is a gold mine of knowledge, Most if not all of your questions can be answered. So jump right in and hang on.
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Post by: Rick on November 05, 2007, 09:18:47 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Jeff and Domi! :) :)
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Post by: blue81ta on November 05, 2007, 06:54:01 PM
Hello Domi... welcome to 78ta family.
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Post by: hdebo on November 05, 2007, 07:23:56 PM
Hello everyone,
My name is Harry but everyone calls me Debo. I am from southern Connecticut where it is starting to feel like fall. I  purchased a 79 t/a 4 speed WS6 after I had a bad accident in May with my 69 chevelle. I have owend a few birds over the years but it has been quite a while. I found this site and it looks like a great place to get help, information and meet great people. Hope to see some of you in the near future and I look forward to posting and chatting with everyone. It is all original except for the 76 400 engine.  Here is my photo site where you can see a few photos of the t/a and the awful looking pics of my poor velle.

http://sixtyninechevelleguy.myphotoalbum.com/albums.php
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on November 05, 2007, 07:28:57 PM
Welcome Harry...beautiful bird...shame about the Chevelle. Was it tweaked beyond repair? I'm sure you got some nasty frame damage from that one... :'(
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Post by: hdebo on November 05, 2007, 07:41:29 PM
Welcome Harry...beautiful bird...shame about the Chevelle. Was it tweaked beyond repair? I'm sure you got some nasty frame damage from that one... :'(
The frame was bent to where the engine and trans was pushed back into the cowl. It was ruled a total as I estimated the damage around 18 to 20k to put her back together. I settled with the insurance company and bought the car back and sold it to someone who is going to fix her. At least she will not end up in a salvage yard.
The accident was caused when an sixteen year old girl driving a Subaru Forester pulled a u turn right in front of me. I had to jerk the car to the left to avoid hitting her square in the door. You can see in one photo how flat the steering wheel is from my chest hitting it on impact. At least the T/A has shoulder belts.  :) Amazing how much damage can occur at around 35mph.
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Post by: beantown on November 05, 2007, 08:10:06 PM
I am a transplant to Northeast Ohio....but orignally from Boston...hence the handle "beantown" Go SOX, PATRIOTS, CELTICS and BRUINS!!!!
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Post by: LOMILETA on November 06, 2007, 09:13:42 AM
WElcome the 78TA, Debo and Beans. Yes Debo, we should be able to help with all of your questions somehow. So ask away.
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Post by: w72transamowner on November 06, 2007, 12:32:48 PM
I am a transplant to Northeast Ohio....but orignally from Boston...hence the handle "beantown" Go SOX, PATRIOTS, CELTICS and BRUINS!!!!

I know it's not "Northeast" but my wife is from Fostoria (Northwest) and has a sister in the Finley/Tiffan (sp?) area.  That makes for an interesting household this time of year because I'm from Michigan (ha ha).  Go Blue ;)
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 06, 2007, 12:54:45 PM
Welcome to 78ta beantown and debo.

Sorry to see the chevelle in such a state, ouch!
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Post by: 21black21 on November 06, 2007, 10:58:20 PM
Hi everyone. Barry from Livingston, Montana. Have owned 20+ TA's and Firebirds over the past 30 years. First was a '67 Firebird I bought for $185 at 16. Currently have 2 '79's, 1 '80, and one '81. Great site, loads of useful information.
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Post by: 75transam on November 07, 2007, 01:20:49 AM
 ;D
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u79/olympiadis/fantasyisland2.jpg)
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 07, 2007, 01:39:20 AM
Welcome to the site 21black21, post up some pics of those poncho's!
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Post by: blue81ta on November 07, 2007, 04:32:29 AM
Welcome to78ta 21black 21. Warning... this site IS addicting :)
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Post by: Rick on November 07, 2007, 08:12:23 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Barry! :) :)
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Post by: LOMILETA on November 07, 2007, 09:21:46 AM
Welcome Barry.   8)   8)
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Post by: w72transamowner on November 07, 2007, 12:50:10 PM
Hi Barry, where are you residing?
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Post by: 21black21 on November 07, 2007, 02:25:50 PM
Livingston, Montana.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on November 07, 2007, 02:44:43 PM
Welcome Barry...so it's Livingston, Montana? If you say it a 3rd time,you win a prize ;) :D :D
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 07, 2007, 04:12:48 PM
Welcome Barry!
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Post by: Hitman on November 10, 2007, 12:21:12 AM
Welcome to the Forum everyone.
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Post by: eroc022 on November 10, 2007, 05:57:16 AM
ciao everyone !
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Post by: hot72rod on November 11, 2007, 06:33:42 PM
I've been looking about for a couple of weeks know and I belive that it's time to interoduce myself. My name is Robert, I have a 73 forumla that I have been working on for the past couple of years. She's a 350 3speed with true duel exhaust. I've had her painted black and I'm in the process of getting her back togather.
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Post by: Rick on November 11, 2007, 06:35:57 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Robert!  Post us up some pics of your ride -- don't have to wait unitl it's done -- everybody here either has or has had a project! :) ;)
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on November 11, 2007, 06:47:44 PM
Yeah, and don't forget to wish Hammer a Happy Birthday!!! ;)
It's a project of it's own. lol

http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=2610.120
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Post by: LOMILETA on November 12, 2007, 09:56:47 AM
WElcome to the fun zone Robert. We would love to see some more pics of the ride of yours.
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Post by: c_mcsherry on November 13, 2007, 08:00:59 PM
Hello all my name is Chris. I reside in NJ. I just got back from a year long vacation fixing HMMVEES in  IRAQ. Now I'm moving and have to get my 1978 Y88 T/A running. It's been sitting for years but she will finally be in a garage. I'm so glad I would'nt let my wife talk me into getting rid of her. But she is going to need a lot of TLC. All that sitting has not done her any good.

Chris
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on November 13, 2007, 08:48:29 PM
Welcome Chris...glad you made it safely back home. How about some pix of your Y88?
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Post by: w72transamowner on November 13, 2007, 09:30:54 PM
Hello all my name is Chris. I reside in NJ. I just got back from a year long vacation fixing HMMVEES in  IRAQ. Now I'm moving and have to get my 1978 Y88 T/A running. It's been sitting for years but she will finally be in a garage. I'm so glad I would'nt let my wife talk me into getting rid of her. But she is going to need a lot of TLC. All that sitting has not done her any good.

Chris

Good to hear you're home safe and sound Chris and hope all goes well with getting that T/A back on the road!!
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Post by: 75transam on November 13, 2007, 09:53:00 PM
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u119/jamieneptune/cheechandchong.jpg)
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Post by: Rick on November 13, 2007, 10:25:07 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Chris!  Thanks for your service  -- and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

Post us up some pics of your ride -- doesn't have to be perfect -- everybody's got project cars anyway! :) ;)
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Post by: LOMILETA on November 14, 2007, 08:54:40 AM
Welcome to the site, and thanks for your service Chris. 
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Post by: hot72rod on November 14, 2007, 08:12:09 PM
Welcome Chris.

I will get some pics up in a week or two.
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Post by: Marinexj on November 15, 2007, 12:58:54 AM
Hey everyone, I thought it was about time to introduce myself, I have been lurking in the shadows for a while now. ;D
My names Brandon, I also just returned for the sandbox, stationed at Cherry Point NC. I got back and bought a 1978 T/A, Y88, W72 Auto, WS6. It needs a lot of help (northern car, salt has not done it well) but I also aquired a 79 shell with a decent body. Love the website, lots of good info on here.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on November 15, 2007, 01:03:54 AM
Welcome to  78TA  Brandon....glad to see another one of our boys made it home safely. :)
We'd love to see some shots of your project when you have time to post. Good luck and if you have any questions, just ask.
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 15, 2007, 06:14:56 AM
Welcome everyone and don't forget, we love pics, let's see those rides no matter their condition.
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Post by: Rick on November 15, 2007, 09:19:28 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Brandon, and thank you for your service also! :) ;)
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Post by: IslandZ28 on November 15, 2007, 10:31:11 AM
Welcome to 78TA Brandon, thank you for you're service also! :)
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Post by: Redbone on November 15, 2007, 11:26:51 AM
What's up Hitman?  Nice little site ya got here.  Remember Beefcake?
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Post by: w72transamowner on November 15, 2007, 07:23:46 PM
Welcome aboard Brandon and I too thank you for your service.  There are quite a few current and prior active-duty servicemen participating in this site, so keep on posting!!  Hooh Rah Marine!  Okay, forgive me if I spelled it wrong  ;)
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 15, 2007, 09:26:58 PM
Welcome to the site Redbone.. errrr. beefcake?
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Post by: Rick on November 15, 2007, 09:28:20 PM
beefcake?

I'm not sure we wanna know, Rich... :-\ :-\ ???
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Post by: LOMILETA on November 16, 2007, 09:06:51 AM
Welcome Brandon. The only thing I can think of for " beefcake" would be from wrestling. Brutis the barber beefcake. ( As that where the hitman got his name.  Brett the hitman hart.)
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Post by: Hitman on November 17, 2007, 06:41:29 PM
Welocme to the site everyone.  And I would laso like to thank you Service Men (and Women) for your support of this Country.  I know for one, I greatly appreciate it.  It is nice to hear from new onwers and look forward to seeing some photos of the project cars in the Restoration Photos section.  Thanks for the comment Redbone...... I hope too you are referring to Brutus "Beefcake" Barber as well and not some drunken dance I might have done somenight that I don't remember.
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on November 18, 2007, 03:56:53 AM
You remember!
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Post by: Sir english firebird on November 18, 2007, 02:22:27 PM
We are talking about Drunken Dancing then?  :o ;)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on November 18, 2007, 02:36:02 PM
We are talking about Drunken Dancing then?  :o ;)


Of a sort ;)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on November 18, 2007, 04:22:33 PM
Oh do tell............ i know that he owns all of this and may want to tell me off at the Nats, but come on, dont hold out now!!! ;D ;)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on November 18, 2007, 06:16:55 PM
I don't know any stories...I was just joking about the insenuation.
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Post by: 78bluebird on November 24, 2007, 09:39:53 AM
From St. Louis,Mo I have just joined the forum, I'm glad there is a T\A site on the web, I also have a 1968 Camaro that I just completely refinished. I'm hoping to take my TA to the same level as I did my Camaro.
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Post by: Rick on November 24, 2007, 09:46:59 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com!  Pull up a seat an tell us about your cars -- and we LOVE pictures! :) :)  (Well, everybody loves pics except Jeff -- he's just merely extremely fond of them! :D )
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Post by: LOMILETA on November 24, 2007, 09:58:08 AM
WElcome to the site, Rick is right. We love pics. ( and sig pics dont cut it) we need more.  lol
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 24, 2007, 01:12:53 PM
Welcome to the 78ta family 78bluebird, glad to have you aboard. Post up some pics of that 78 and that 68.  We may be a firebird site but we love all cars.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on November 24, 2007, 06:34:27 PM
Welcome and sorry but pics, yep just gotta say i love em too!

Great to have you onboard.
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Post by: wilsonchris on November 25, 2007, 12:25:06 AM
Hi everybody.  My name is Chris.  Im from the Atlanta area.  Just bought my first TA, its a 78.  Im planning on restoring it to a pretty nice driver quality.  Got a lot of work ahead of me though.  The car has C&C tops and im going to cut those off and put on a fisher top. Have to replace a passenger floor pan but other than that the body is solid, a few dents and dings but solid.   Ill try to post some pics soon.  If anyone is around the atlanta area id love to talk with you.  This seems like a pretty good place you guys got here. 
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 25, 2007, 07:51:14 AM
Welcome Chris, looking forward to seeing some pics of your '78.
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Post by: blue81ta on November 25, 2007, 09:43:09 AM
Welcome Chris and 78bluebird. Glad you can join us. The Boss-man Brett, has built a nice place for us to hang out... so come in and enjoy yourself.
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Post by: Hitman on November 25, 2007, 11:05:18 AM
Welcome to the site everyone.  Please try to ignore the begging for the photos.. they do it all the time.  Whenever you need help or have questions, we are here to help.  Let us know what we can do for you guys. 
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Post by: LOMILETA on November 26, 2007, 09:24:04 AM
Welcome to the party, Chris.
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Post by: brian c on November 26, 2007, 04:50:25 PM
Welcome everyone! And if you haven't done so already post some pics of your rides :)

Whether its a project or finished bird we love to see them!
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Post by: LS1 Melly on November 27, 2007, 08:49:12 AM
My name is Melanie. I am 24 years old from Central New Jersey.  I have a 2000 Formula NHRA Edition and a 1989 Turbo Trans Am Pace Car.

I am wondering if there is anyone from Montgomery County Ohio who knows of a 1999 Firehawk laying around. It was my boyfriend's and he's been dieing to get it back. I know the car has been totalled and currently is not registered. Would anyone have any knownledge of it?
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on November 27, 2007, 09:11:01 AM
Welcome Melanie! Good to have you here. But we must have pics! (Otherwise Rick get's all weird on us. lol)  Especially of the '89 Turbo Pace car. Those seem to be a pretty coveted item lately.
This is definitely the place to be to look for that Firehawk. (Those were nice cars too.) Lots of Ohio boys and girls here.
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Post by: LOMILETA on November 27, 2007, 09:16:06 AM
Welcome, Mel. Glad to have you with us, so sit down and catch up, cause were like one big family, and watch out for Hammer. He's like that wierd uncle here at 78TA.
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Post by: Rick on November 27, 2007, 09:16:32 AM
Welcome Melanie!  Never mind Larry -- he's just off the late shift at work (or maybe he's just off, I dunno).  We DO love pictures (everybody except Jeff, who's merely extremely fond of them) so post us up some of what you're driving now. ;)

I'd say that if somebody here on this board doesn't live in Montgomery County then they surely will know someone who does -- and may even be buddies with the salvage yard owners. :)
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Post by: LS1 Melly on November 27, 2007, 09:51:02 AM
Thanks for the welcome everyone!! I hope I can find this Firehawk! If I can convince the owner to sell it, that would make a nice wedding gift! haha

(http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/3971/10632/209129.jpg)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on November 27, 2007, 11:54:07 AM
Welcome to 78TA Melanie! Glad to have you aboard...beautiful birds!!
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Post by: rkellerjr on November 27, 2007, 12:12:46 PM
Welcome Melanie, great rides you have and thanks for the pics.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on November 27, 2007, 04:58:20 PM
Hi and welcome!  Nice to see a pic of the car on the strip........
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Post by: w72transamowner on November 27, 2007, 10:22:40 PM

My name is Melanie. I am 24 years old from Central New Jersey.  I have a 2000 Formula NHRA Edition and a 1989 Turbo Trans Am Pace Car.


Two nice cars, pretty lucky girl I say!!  8)  Welcome to the forum Melanie!!  ;)
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Post by: LS1 Melly on November 28, 2007, 08:02:54 AM
Thanks everyone for the welcome!
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Post by: 75transam on November 28, 2007, 09:55:01 PM
Welcome LS1 Melly.  I hope you enjoy this site!!!
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Post by: WarbirdTA on December 01, 2007, 05:56:02 PM
Well,
Hello over here 89TTAgirl!
I mean Melanie.
You were suppost to post photos in your bikini over on http://www.turbotransam.com, remember? ;D
With the spiked hi-heels.
Great to see you over here as well.

George  8)  aka mr.turbota
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Post by: basil_spinone on December 06, 2007, 11:25:42 AM
Hi All

Thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Andrew and I live in the UK. I got my TA a couple of months ago and am I slowly learning about the car as I attempt to restore it to its former glory.

Its a 78 400 auto that was originaly chesterfield brown (its now red)

Having just read this excellent article http://www.78ta.com/HTMLobj-16215/W72TECH06.pdf (http://www.78ta.com/HTMLobj-16215/W72TECH06.pdf) I now think I have a W72 (matching numbers - chassis/engine - not checked the other parts yet) car. But i'm not sure if it has the WS6 package too.

According to the article, it was after 22nd Feb 78 that the W72 and WS6 were able to be ordered seperately. Having deciphered the cowl plate, I know the car was manufactured in 3rd week of Feb 78. So i'm hoping that it may also have the WS6 (but the cowl plate doesn't say ws6). I guess the only way i'll know for sure is to get the PHS documentation.
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Post by: WarbirdTA on December 06, 2007, 11:37:11 AM
Welcome!
There are a couple of Pontiac clubs over there, and I'm sure some members over there can help you out.
Have you tried to find them?
That would be my first thing to suggust to you.
Clubs are by far, the best way to learn how to work and find info on your car.
Got any photos?

George  8)
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Post by: basil_spinone on December 06, 2007, 11:57:39 AM
Yeah, I'm a member of the Uk Pontiac owners club and the American Auto Club.

Here's a pic of the car the day I picked it up. Looks a bit different now as I've started stripping it down.

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Post by: Rick on December 06, 2007, 12:10:24 PM
Nice looking car!  Welcome to 78TA.com, and we look forward to hearing more about you and your car! :) :)
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Post by: WarbirdTA on December 06, 2007, 12:22:36 PM
Good!
They can help quite a bit, and when you go to their big shows, can even look at the cars up close to help you with things.
Sometimes, some of the members come overseas to visit here in America, and bring stuff back.
Who knows, maybe you can save on shipping if you need stuff. ;)
Nice looking car, you going back to all original?

George  8)
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Post by: basil_spinone on December 06, 2007, 02:12:31 PM
Original? - Well, I was going to go my own way and quite liked the idea of an off black (v dark gunmetal grey metallic) paint scheme with some modern touches like the Year One Special Edition wheels and maybe a four link setup, but then i saw Mike Cundiff's 78 and now I'm thinking that may be a good route to go down.

But as you guys probably know, thses things evolve over time so I guess we'll see what happens.
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Post by: blue81ta on December 06, 2007, 06:19:56 PM
Welcome Andrew. Good to have you aboard. Nice looking T/A. Please keep us updated on your progress.
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Post by: dolfan13 on December 06, 2007, 09:04:58 PM
lexington,Ky Phillip,my third 2cd gen TA.Now on a 1980 SE turbo with 1970 400.Working on all new interior,and now have shaker hood.Trying to fab shaker to a holley carb.
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Post by: rkellerjr on December 06, 2007, 09:17:29 PM
Welcome Basil to the 78ta family.  Nice color.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on December 07, 2007, 04:59:50 AM
basil_spinone , Andy im too based in the Uk, if you want any help etc give us a bell, maybe we could hook up at one of the shows? Do you do Billing? its just down the road from me!
Cheers Steve ( Sir English Firebird ).
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Post by: Sir english firebird on December 07, 2007, 05:01:46 AM
Oh and welcome to dolfan13 ! Ill say this before the others chime in ......... ant pics?  ;) ;D
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Post by: rkellerjr on December 07, 2007, 06:10:35 AM
welcome dolfan13, and post up pics everyone, we need to see those rides!
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Post by: LOMILETA on December 07, 2007, 09:12:09 AM
Welcome to the few I've missed.
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Post by: basil_spinone on December 07, 2007, 10:03:47 AM
Thanks for the welcome guys

Sir English - I'll be getting in touch - I think I'm gonna need all the help and advice I can get getting my car roadworthy
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on December 07, 2007, 10:07:00 AM
Ill say this before the others chime in ......... ant pics?  ;) ;D

Don't know whay you wanted an "ant pic" but here ya go.

(http://www.abc.net.au/hobart/stories/ant_m845273.jpg)

Now you can have new grafix made for your "Trans Ant".

 ;D :P
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 07, 2007, 10:34:24 AM
Another UK member?...welcome Basil!  ;D
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Post by: basil_spinone on December 07, 2007, 11:14:03 AM
Woooo Hooo!!

Well, I checked the cowl tag and there's nothing on there denoting WS6. And although the engine block does have X7 imprinted on there and the headers are 6x ones. I still wasn't sure.

So after scouring the internet and doing a bit more reading I decided to check a few other things on the car. All of which checked out as a WS6. So I decided to take the plunge and fork out the cash for the PHS fax back service. And there it is in black and white - WS6 - Trans Am Special Performance Package !!!!

I'm well happy as I thought I had a bog standard no frills TA. This has really given me the kick up the butt that I needed to crack on and get the car in some kind of shape. with a lot of luck I may even be on the road next summer (more likely the year after though )


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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 07, 2007, 12:04:27 PM
Glad your PHS gave you some good news... ;D
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on December 07, 2007, 12:26:12 PM
Woooo Hooo!!

Well, I checked the cowl tag and there's nothing on there denoting WS6. And although the engine block does have X7 imprinted on there and the headers are 6x ones. I still wasn't sure.

So after scouring the internet and doing a bit more reading I decided to check a few other things on the car. All of which checked out as a WS6. So I decided to take the plunge and fork out the cash for the PHS fax back service. And there it is in black and white - WS6 - Trans Am Special Performance Package !!!!

I'm well happy as I thought I had a bog standard no frills TA. This has really given me the kick up the butt that I needed to crack on and get the car in some kind of shape. with a lot of luck I may even be on the road next summer (more likely the year after though )


You may already know this since you've been doing research, but the WS6 package has nothing to do with the engine. That's one of those "Trans Am Myths". It's a suspension package which includes the 15x8" Snowflakes. The X7 on your engine however does indicate that you probably have the higher powered W72 rather than the L78 Pontiac 400. That should also be indicated on the PHS documents.
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Post by: basil_spinone on December 07, 2007, 02:35:19 PM
Pre Feb 22nd 1978 the WS6 package included the W72 engine. It was only after this date that they could be officially ordered seperately (see page 6 of this article http://www.78ta.com/HTMLobj-16215/W72TECH06.pdf (http://www.78ta.com/HTMLobj-16215/W72TECH06.pdf)). Luckily my car was ordered/produced just before that date :D

what really threw me was that my car has rear drum brakes. I always thought the ws6 cars had discs all round
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Post by: basil_spinone on December 07, 2007, 02:35:52 PM
but they only introduced discs to the ws6 in 79
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 07, 2007, 02:36:47 PM
You answered you own question ;)
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Post by: w72transamowner on December 07, 2007, 02:45:45 PM
Hi All

Thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Andrew and I live in the UK. I got my TA a couple of months ago and am I slowly learning about the car as I attempt to restore it to its former glory.

Its a 78 400 auto that was originaly chesterfield brown (its now red)

Having just read this excellent article http://www.78ta.com/HTMLobj-16215/W72TECH06.pdf (http://www.78ta.com/HTMLobj-16215/W72TECH06.pdf) I now think I have a W72 (matching numbers - chassis/engine - not checked the other parts yet) car. But i'm not sure if it has the WS6 package too.

According to the article, it was after 22nd Feb 78 that the W72 and WS6 were able to be ordered seperately. Having deciphered the cowl plate, I know the car was manufactured in 3rd week of Feb 78. So i'm hoping that it may also have the WS6 (but the cowl plate doesn't say ws6). I guess the only way i'll know for sure is to get the PHS documentation.

Hi there Andrew and congratulations on your find.  So what's your story; how long have you been in to Trans Ams and how did you get your's over to England.  Where in England do you live?  I spent a couple of years in the Ipswich/Felixstowe area many, many years ago.

Again, welcome.

Bobby
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Post by: w72transamowner on December 07, 2007, 02:50:05 PM
lexington,Ky Phillip,my third 2cd gen TA.Now on a 1980 SE turbo with 1970 400.Working on all new interior,and now have shaker hood.Trying to fab shaker to a holley carb.

Hi Phillip and welcome to the TA community.  What were the previous Trans Ams in your past?  The 80 SE was a really nice looking car, is yours still in good shape?    Bobby
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Post by: basil_spinone on December 07, 2007, 06:13:07 PM
Hi Bobby

I live in Halifax in Yorkshire (God's county so they say ;) )

I've always been into Trans Ams - well, since I was a kid. I remember staying at my Grandparent's house and being allowed to stay up late and watch SATB and Hooper and the likes as a special treat. Then of course, there was Knightrider!!!

Just recently, my wonderful other half managed to talk me into letting her get another horse (she has 4). I was going to get myself a new car (V8 - always wanted one) but Suzanne managed to make me see sense (economically speaking). At the equivalent of over $9.50 a gallon over here, its not really that viable to have a big thirsty engine as a daily car unless you are "minted" (especially when I just sit in traffic jams going to and from work most days). So I ended up buying the same car but with a diesel engine (and somehow Suzanne ended up with that too!?!?!?!!). As a consolation prize ;) , we agreed that I would buy myself a classic car to play with (Suzanne thought I was going to get something small like an old english MG B roadster). Little did she realise that as soon as she said the words "classic car" my brain went into over drive so to speak and I had thoughts of the many classic American V8's that I had grown up watching on TV. Mustang? Camaro? El CAmino? Charger? GTO? Cadillac???? and others all went through my mind. But somehow none of them seemed fit the bill (or me). A couple of months went by and I was still withoutt my calssic. By this time, I had joined the UK American Car Club. The club magazine was running a series of articles on the Firebird and then it hit me!!! The next article was about the 2nd Gen Trans AM. That was it!! That was the car for me! It was like being 7 and wanting to have the coolest car you have ever seen (only this time I had a bit of cash to buy one).
So after a bit of seraching and joining the UK Pontiac Owners Club, I finally found my car. She was owned by another club member who had to sell, to make room for his 455 bullnose resto. Originally Chesterfield Brown, then white and now red. I have begun the process of a full strip and rebuild. She's had a few dodgy repairs over the years and I would like to put her back to the best I can before I put her back on the road. I am a complete novice when it comes to automotive engineering, but I'm slowly getting there :)

You know what one of the best things is? When friends come round and Suzanne says "Have you seend Andrew's 'Rust Bucket' in the Garage?", then they give a blank look and say no! So you take them to see it. And even though the car is in pieces, every reaction so far has been the same - "Whoa!...............that's the coolest damn car I've ever seen!"
And you know what? They're probably right. The 2nd gen TA is quite possibly the coolest car ever made (for me anyway).
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Post by: Sir english firebird on December 07, 2007, 08:25:18 PM
basil_spinone, just give me a pm if you want, Oh and Sir L THANKS FOR THE ANT BIT!! lol i must have been half asleep when i wrote that and i didnt even notice!!! lol Just you wait till the nats!!!
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Post by: 784mula on December 07, 2007, 09:21:42 PM
Thanks for the welcome everyone!! I hope I can find this Firehawk! If I can convince the owner to sell it, that would make a nice wedding gift! haha

(http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/3971/10632/209129.jpg)
(http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/3971/10632/209130.jpg)
(http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/3971/10632/209131.jpg)
Welcome Melly,

Nice 2000 Formula!
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Post by: dolfan13 on December 07, 2007, 09:50:35 PM
pics dolfan13

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Post by: dolfan13 on December 07, 2007, 09:56:02 PM
try again bigger

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Post by: rkellerjr on December 07, 2007, 09:56:15 PM
That's a good looking ride dolfan13, very nice!
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Post by: formula65 on December 07, 2007, 10:31:00 PM
Hello everyone, my name is miguel and im from texas. im 17 years old am currently fixing a 1978 Trans am!  ;D its been lots of fun. We purchased the car in a junkyard about a year ago.it had no nose or hood or windshield and pretty much no interior except rear seats, and only one C & C top  :-\ which was a pain to try and get the another one. But since then ive bought pretty much  all the interior and other parts

when it was just bought..
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after a few parts were gathered  :D
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interior now :D
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Post by: dblhh on December 07, 2007, 10:46:11 PM
Welcome formula65. What part of Texas are you located in?
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Post by: Rick on December 07, 2007, 10:59:04 PM
Nice car, dolfan13! :) :)

Miguel -- welcome to 78TA.com!  Thanks for posting pictures of your ride!  We look forward to hearing more about you and your car! :) :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 07, 2007, 11:42:49 PM
even though the car is in pieces, every reaction so far has been the same - "Whoa!...............that's the coolest damn car I've ever seen!"

THAT really makes it all worth it, doesn't it? ;D Gives you that warm fuzzy feeling..

I recall a female friend stopping by a few years ago and seeing my '77 (stripped to the shell)....her reaction was the same: "that is the coolest thing I've ever seen"  :D :D (I don't think she'd ever seen a car THAT bare :o ;)

Nice hood formula65  8)
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Post by: rkellerjr on December 08, 2007, 07:57:18 AM
Welcome to 78ta miguel.  You mention that the car is a '78 Trans Am but that looks like a Formula hood and a early 70's front clip.  Are you making a clone?
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Post by: LOMILETA on December 08, 2007, 09:40:49 AM
Welcome the the site Miguel.
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Post by: formula65 on December 08, 2007, 02:38:55 PM
sorry for the humongous pictures   :-X

im located in Hidalgo,TX,pretty much right next to the border of mexico  8)

actually before this car, i still have a 1970 firebird, unfortunately its a complete rust bucket  :'(, but i still dont want to part with it  :P
since the 78 had no front clip we just took the front clip from the 70 (brackets and everything) and the formula hood which looks pretty cool  ;D, and we just put it together  :)
unfortunately someone made the hood one whole piece its glued right on there  >:(

oddly enough i found a website that i think may have this exact same car before she got to me...

http://www.firebirdtransamparts.com/techinfo/ttops/candc.htm
if you look at the  1st pic it has the exact same broken door handle, and black painted C & C top that the car had when i purchased it  :o
it also has great information on C & C tops and all t top types of the trans ams. :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 08, 2007, 02:49:54 PM
Yeah, that site belongs to Joe and Brian...great info site. ;D
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on December 08, 2007, 02:58:42 PM
sorry for the humongous pictures   :-X

im located in Hidalgo,TX,pretty much right next to the border of mexico  8)

actually before this car, i still have a 1970 firebird, unfortunately its a complete rust bucket  :'(, but i still dont want to part with it  :P
since the 78 had no front clip we just took the front clip from the 70 (brackets and everything) and the formula hood which looks pretty cool  ;D, and we just put it together  :)
unfortunately someone made the hood one whole piece its glued right on there  >:(

oddly enough i found a website that i think may have this exact same car before she got to me...

http://www.firebirdtransamparts.com/techinfo/ttops/candc.htm
if you look at the  1st pic it has the exact same broken door handle, and black painted C & C top that the car had when i purchased it  :o
it also has great information on C & C tops and all t top types of the trans ams. :)

Ok, first of all never ever appologize for a pic. We love em, and the bigger the better. Shows more detail. lol ;)

And welcome to the forum. I like that combo you've got. Love both the '77/'78s and the early Formies. 8)

That web page you posted the link to is Joe Bays' site (goes by the name firebirdparts here and at TAC). You might PM him and see if it really is the same car and if he knows any history on it.
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Post by: redd on December 10, 2007, 10:08:02 PM
hi im redd im fromLeamington Ont. Canada i have a 1978 trans am my uncle left it to me before he passed away it needs alot of work like rear frame rails are gone floor pans ,its got the 400 with automatic.Thinking of tubbing it out but not sure people tell me to just scrap it!!!! but it kinda holds alot of memories of my uncle he was like a dad to me.If i do fix it my 5 yr old wants it.What do you guys think ishould do.
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Post by: rkellerjr on December 10, 2007, 10:12:24 PM
Welcome to the 78ta family Redd.  My thoughts are to restore that car to it's originally glory.  Maybe with some small modifications.  I bet your five year old would love to help too.  I know my five year old daughter likes to get out and turn some wrenchs with me.  She just loves the car.  Post up some pics so we can take a look at her.
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Post by: redd on December 10, 2007, 10:25:01 PM
i would send pics but i cant figure how to get them from my camera to the site any help would be appreciated .any idea what frame rails are worth?i love your 75 T/A she is beautiful thanx for the reply
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Post by: rkellerjr on December 10, 2007, 10:38:08 PM
Thanks for the compliment Red.  Here's a link on how to upload pictures to the Hitman's Gallery (which the button can be found at the top of this page).

http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=5165.0

and here's a link to how to post photo's to the site after you put them in the gallery...

http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=5167.0
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Post by: w72transamowner on December 10, 2007, 10:40:56 PM
i would send pics but i cant figure how to get them from my camera to the site any help would be appreciated .any idea what frame rails are worth?i love your 75 T/A she is beautiful thanx for the reply

You should have a USB cable for your camera that allows you to transfer the images to your computer.  If you don't have one, you can pull your memory card and have the images transferred to a disk.
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Post by: redd on December 10, 2007, 11:07:13 PM
thanx guys i'll try posting pics tomorrow its getting kinda late and i gotta work in the morn.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 11, 2007, 04:43:41 AM
Hi and welcome.
I understand the sentimental value but if the frame rails are too far gone, you may be in for more work than you want.  :-\

Post some pix of the frame rot when you can and we can go from there...repro frame rail sections are about $185. +/- each side.
Floor pans, not including the front toe board areas or under rear seat areas are about $70. each side.

Good luck ;D
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Post by: LOMILETA on December 11, 2007, 09:48:31 AM
WElcome to the fun zone Redd. They're many good people that will help you with almost any thing you may need
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Post by: 75transam on December 11, 2007, 11:59:22 AM
Welcome to the site, redd
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Post by: w72transamowner on December 11, 2007, 08:13:07 PM
Hi Redd, welcome to the party but I'm not one of the people who can help you (I don't know much myself  :o).
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Post by: rusty77ta on December 11, 2007, 10:05:40 PM
 Hello my name Jon and I have a problem i love trans ams! HAHA anyway i live in Georgetown, Kentucky i have a black "charcoal graphics" 77 t/a hurst tops 4 speed car (automatic originally) this is my first real t/a i have drove, my parents had a 76 silver t/a 455 auto love riding in it when i was kid and been hooked ever since.
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Post by: Rick on December 11, 2007, 10:11:09 PM
Welcome Redd and Jon, although Jon's been around for a bit.  This is a great group and you'll be happy you signed up! ;)
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Post by: LOMILETA on December 12, 2007, 10:03:17 AM
Welcome Jon and enjoy the madness.
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Post by: SIRJOEL1 on December 16, 2007, 02:47:46 PM
My name is Joel Morris.  I'm originally from Charleston, SC but I live in Alabama now.  I have a '79 10th Anniversary 4-spd T/A which I'm about to start restoring.  I'm glad to be apart of the group and I look forward to any comments or suggestions that any of you have.


Joel
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Post by: 75transam on December 16, 2007, 02:50:08 PM
welcome to the site Joel
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Post by: Rick on December 16, 2007, 02:57:16 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Joel!  When you get a chance, post up some pics of your ride -- we LOVE pics (everybody except 79ws6resto, who is merely extremely fond of them)! :D :D
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Post by: blue81ta on December 16, 2007, 03:31:22 PM
Welcome Joel. Good luck saving another T/A from a slow, miserable death. :)

By all means... post up some pics when you get a chance.
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Post by: rkellerjr on December 16, 2007, 03:48:33 PM
Welcome Joel to the 78ta family, glad to have you aboard.  Looking forward to seeing your restoration project.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 16, 2007, 04:57:24 PM
Welcome to 78TA Joel !!
Rick is really looking forward to your pix...but I'll look at 'em, too  ;)
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Post by: Hitman on December 17, 2007, 10:45:23 PM
Welcome to the Forum guys (and girls)... nice to have you all here.  Please let us know how we can help.... or just chat.
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Post by: TwoTripsTA on December 18, 2007, 06:28:05 AM
Hey Hitman,

Don't know if there is anywhere else on the site where I can check this out but wondered if you had a member in every State now?
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Post by: LOMILETA on December 18, 2007, 09:44:43 AM
Welcome to the site Joel. Lets see some pics of that TATA.
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Post by: Hitman on December 18, 2007, 08:07:21 PM
TwoTripsTA... well, we have them from 49 States.  Can you guess which State is missing?

Check out this Post:

http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=6085
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Post by: Rick on December 18, 2007, 08:16:21 PM
Hee-hee!  I know...and I've asked the question myself of IF they even allow TAs... ;)
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Post by: gotsmoke? on December 18, 2007, 08:28:25 PM
   Jim from Little Rock Arkansas...Wooo Pig Sooooie!  I am in the military and have 4 years left.  I am on my 3rd Silver 79 TA.  It is my best one yet, see thread... http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=6073.0
   I also have a 67 Chevy PU, 4 wheel disk, 427 CID, Posi, CPP suspension and sway bars...light years from completion.  Construction will resume whenl I get my shop built this next summer.  I have a family and love to hunt and fish as much as my TA.  I hunt all over N. America.
   Has anyone ever thought of a creating a demographic map of the 78TA members.  It could be done just by a count or add more specific info such as screen names or actual contact info on a volunteer basis.   This thread "Where are you from? Introduce yourself!" makes me think of what a valuable resource that could turn out to be.   I am not the programming genius so I personally have no idea how.  If something like this already exsist, then I apologize in advance.  I will post this subject on the Forum help and suggestions section... http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=6087.msg59470#msg59470

 JIM
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Post by: gotsmoke? on December 18, 2007, 08:32:09 PM
Go figure, as soon as I posted the demographic question, a notice pops up saying there was another post to this thread.  I posted anyway and then I go see the link Hitman put up about members in every state.  arrrghhhh!!!!!!!!!! (in Charile Brown's voice)  I still  think it should/could be done.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on December 18, 2007, 08:54:00 PM
I was talking to a friend that is a member of a Vauxhall forum and they use google earth to show where members are based.
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Post by: 1981turbotransam on December 18, 2007, 10:15:10 PM
Brandon Mottern from johnson city tennessee i own a 1977 black t/a a 1980 indy pace car trans am 1969 c-10 1972 c-10 4x4 cheyenne a 1980 f150 1995 probe gt 2000 chevy s-10 xtreme and another 1972 c-10 cheyenne
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 18, 2007, 10:20:18 PM
Brandon Mottern from Johnson City, Tennessee...I own a 1977 black t/a, a 1980 indy pace car trans am, 1969 c-10, 1972 c-10 4x4 cheyenne, a 1980 f150, 1995 probe gt, 2000 chevy s-10 xtreme, and another 1972 c-10 cheyenne



I was gonna' buy you a car for Christmas Brandon...but for an 18 yr old, you already have enough....so I bought you commas instead  :D  (it just makes it easier to read  ;) )

Let's see some pictures of the '77 T/A...
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 18, 2007, 10:22:53 PM
   Has anyone ever thought of a creating a demographic map of the 78TA members.

You can set that up at www.frappr.com  I had intentions of doing that once but got sidetracked and forgot  :-\
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Post by: Rick on December 18, 2007, 11:11:08 PM
   Has anyone ever thought of a creating a demographic map of the 78TA members.

You can set that up at www.frappr.com  I had intentions of doing that once but got sidetracked and forgot  :-\

That's the place -- somebody's already done it.  I'm registered and so are a bunch of other 78TA.com/TAC members.  I just don't find the bookmark at the moment... :-\ :-\
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Post by: rkellerjr on December 18, 2007, 11:29:13 PM
I couldn't find 78ta but TransamCountry is on there
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 19, 2007, 12:09:33 AM
http://www.frappr.com/transamcountry

Yeah, I recall this one but I don't know if 78TA has one yet or not.
I can't even get logged in to change my location (it still shows me as living in Iowa)...oh well  :D
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Post by: 1981turbotransam on December 19, 2007, 01:04:20 AM
i just took off the wheels and re-did them my self
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Post by: 1979T/A6.6 on December 19, 2007, 02:15:32 AM
Salvatore LoPresti, Staten Island, NY, i own a 79 t/a that im restoring for now. my other projects is modding my dads 96 f-250 xlt 7.3 powerstroke.   
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Post by: rkellerjr on December 19, 2007, 06:20:52 AM
I think I've mentioned it but I'll mention it again if I did, welcome to 78ta Sal!
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Post by: Sir english firebird on December 19, 2007, 06:52:31 AM
Yes welcome guys!
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Post by: 1979T/A6.6 on December 19, 2007, 07:30:04 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome, this place is great, wish i realized this place had a forum 2 years ago when I remember looking for production numbers and vin decoding when my dad started restoring the car.
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Post by: Florian142 on December 19, 2007, 02:04:02 PM
hello
i'm Florian Tanner from switzerland. i come from the north of switzerland.i own a 1978 trans am y88 gold.
i'm the third owner of this trans am.

sorry about my english i try to write without mistake's ;D
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Post by: rkellerjr on December 19, 2007, 02:19:21 PM
Welcome to the 78ta site Florian142!
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 19, 2007, 02:54:41 PM
Welcome Florian ;D
Nice to see another Y88 on the forum...we look forward to hearing more about you and your car!
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Post by: Rick on December 19, 2007, 04:27:00 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com!  We look forward to hearing more about you and your car! :) :)
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Post by: brian c on December 19, 2007, 05:08:53 PM
Another Y88 - they're coming out of the woodwork! Welcome Florian!!!

Let me be the first to say WE WANT PICS!
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Post by: blue81ta on December 19, 2007, 06:25:35 PM
Welcome to 78ta Sal and Florian. It's good to have you here. :) Please post some pics of your Birds when you get a chance.
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Post by: w72transamowner on December 19, 2007, 07:56:51 PM

Nice to hear from you Florian.  Switzerland is one of the most beautiful places in the world, so I hope you do share a part of your world with us.


Another Y88 - they're coming out of the woodwork! Welcome Florian!!!


Yep, guess you're going to have to get rid of your T/A Brian, what will you do.  Hey I know, you can give it to me.   ;D  ;D
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Post by: LOMILETA on December 20, 2007, 09:35:03 AM
Welcome to the site Florian, hope you have fun. We all do.
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Post by: 75transam on December 20, 2007, 04:08:38 PM
yay
(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii258/Laylani/3dwelcome.gif)

everybody
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Post by: ScottD3 on December 21, 2007, 12:57:30 PM
Hello all, my name is Scott and I am an alcoholic, What?! Oh wrong forum. I live in Lilburn, Ga and work all over but mainly in Miami. I have a 78 SE that is undergoing a total restoration. I dropped it at the body shop yesterday and will be done in late february. That will seem like forever. Thanks.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 21, 2007, 01:05:42 PM
Hi again Scott...welcome to 78TA!

Congrats on getting the car that far...the time will pass quickly...any pix of it before it went in?
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Post by: Rick on December 21, 2007, 01:24:49 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Scott!

Jeff's just too shy to say -- but we LOVE pictures (Jeff's only merely extremely fond of them)!  Post us up what you've got -- most of us have project cars anyway -- don't wait until it's finished! :) ;)
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Post by: ScottD3 on December 21, 2007, 03:55:43 PM
How do I post pic's I have iphoto. And a few pic's.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 21, 2007, 03:59:44 PM
Posting pix is easy...just set up an account at a photo hosting site, like www.photobucket.com , and load your pix there. You can then post the IMG code of the pic into your post here...any questions, just ask.

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Post by: ScottD3 on December 21, 2007, 04:34:55 PM
Here are some before the soda blast and after.(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u254/scottdalestunts/DSC01024.jpg)
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u254/scottdalestunts/DSC00920.jpg)
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u254/scottdalestunts/DSC01023.jpg)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on December 21, 2007, 05:50:31 PM
Thats pretty clean. ( rust free )
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Post by: blue81ta on December 21, 2007, 06:25:58 PM
Hello Scott. Welcome to the site. Hang out with us here to help pass the time until your T/A is finished. Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: 784mula on December 22, 2007, 09:18:55 PM
Welcome Scott  :D
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Post by: rkellerjr on December 22, 2007, 09:44:13 PM
Welcome to the 78ta family Scott.  Good project and I love those centerlines on that machine.
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Post by: LOMILETA on December 22, 2007, 11:01:51 PM
Looks like a clean project, Welcome the the party Scott.
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Post by: iamthewalrus on December 27, 2007, 02:50:15 AM
Hello, my names Nick, I'm probably one of the youngest here at 18, and I'm from Iowa. "Cars" is a new hobby of mine and I'm still trying to learn as much as I can. I currently own a 1980 Indie Pace Car Trans Am.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 27, 2007, 03:15:42 AM
Welcome to 78TA, Nick!
You're not THE youngest...just one of them ;)

Congrats on the pace car...that makes 3 of them that have surfaced on here in the past few weeks. Let's see some pix!!!
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Post by: iamthewalrus on December 27, 2007, 03:20:39 AM
i'll try and get pics up once i solve some electrical problems and get somethings put back in  :P
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 27, 2007, 03:23:37 AM
No worries ...plenty of project cars here....it doesn't have to be perfect to be appreciated.  ;D
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Post by: iamthewalrus on December 27, 2007, 03:26:59 AM
well i do have this one pic, ill get more later

(http://a736.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/52/l_7c5ee40d949c875d1bddcf6beb881d27.jpg)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 27, 2007, 03:31:25 AM
Very cool dude...the body looks pretty solid.
Thanks for the pic...looking forward to more....what are your plans for the car?
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Post by: iamthewalrus on December 27, 2007, 03:44:05 AM
i really would like to do original reso, but since the engine isnt original im not sure, but i would like to do custom also, but i really dont like the idea of destroying history. right now the only after market thing ive bought for it (besides the engine) is a radio from classic ind. this is also my first project car/car in general. i got a lot of learning to do :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on December 27, 2007, 03:50:54 AM
We're all here to help  ;)

Start a thread over in the "restoration projects" section if you like. You can post your progress there and don't hesitate to ask any questions...plenty of friendly and knowledgable folks here.

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Post by: Sir english firebird on December 27, 2007, 05:15:43 AM
welcome Nick, thats a nice looking ride, congratulations.
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Post by: LOMILETA on December 27, 2007, 09:42:19 AM
Nice ride Nick, and welcome to the best TA site known to man. Ask any question and we should be able to answer it.
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Post by: Rick on December 27, 2007, 10:09:46 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Nick!  Believe it or not, we have some here who are *younger* than you!  Nice looking car and thanks for posting!  We love pictures! :) :) ;)
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Post by: rkellerjr on December 27, 2007, 10:14:42 AM
Welcome to the family Nick, glad to have you aboard.  Great looking TA :)
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Post by: blue81ta on December 27, 2007, 06:16:03 PM
Hello Nick, welcome to the site. Nice T/A you've got there. It's great to see someone of your age appreciate a 2nd gen T/A. :) :)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on December 27, 2007, 06:20:25 PM
Welcome to all the new members.
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Post by: rktpwrd86 on January 02, 2008, 10:26:14 PM
my name is mike and i am from south eastern ohio. i actually specialize in making 76 to 81 trans ams that are all original and low miliage look showroom new again.
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Post by: w72transamowner on January 02, 2008, 10:31:42 PM

my name is mike and i am from south eastern ohio. i actually specialize in making 76 to 81 trans ams that are all original and low miliage look showroom new again.


Hey that sounds cool Mike, welcome aboard.  Is this something you do on the side or is it a full-time business for you?  Got a website?
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Post by: Rick on January 02, 2008, 11:09:04 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Mike!  Got any pictures of present/past projects? :) :)
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Post by: rktpwrd86 on January 02, 2008, 11:57:24 PM
it is what i do for a living. currently have 12 in stock sorry still working on website. some of my past cars on on myspace/rktpwrd86 will post pics on here when i get a chance thanks for having me.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on January 03, 2008, 04:04:47 AM
Welcome MIke, yep if you havent guessed yet we all love pics ( if truth be known we get told off for badgering people )  but its great to see what people are up to / driving. :)
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Post by: blue81ta on January 03, 2008, 04:34:49 AM
Welcome to 78ta, Mike. Glad you can join us.
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Post by: rkellerjr on January 03, 2008, 06:30:14 AM
Welcome to the 78ta family Mike, glad to have you aboard.  Yep, we'd love to see some of those restores.  Do you have a TA of your own?
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Post by: LOMILETA on January 03, 2008, 09:37:13 AM
Welcome Mike.
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Post by: Solar78 on January 03, 2008, 01:55:49 PM
Don't know about you guys.. but everytime I see the head of this post I think of Austin Powers " ALLOW MYSELF TO INTRODUCE MYSELF"

haha
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Post by: rktpwrd86 on January 03, 2008, 06:52:42 PM
i dont own a trans am any more i had a 77 black special but i sold it. oddly enough i am an olds nut but know more about trans ams than any other car on the planet.

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Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 03, 2008, 09:28:27 PM
Nice avatar...could I see a larger version of that pic?
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Post by: limey on January 04, 2008, 07:32:08 PM
Hey Guys,

Newnan, GA.  Just south of Atlanta.  I am absolutely consumed by my T/A.  Wife agrees!  This is a great site for all your questions.  Hello to all y'all!
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Post by: w72transamowner on January 04, 2008, 07:57:20 PM
Hey Guys,

Newnan, GA.  Just south of Atlanta.  I am absolutely consumed by my T/A.  Wife agrees!  This is a great site for all your questions.  Hello to all y'all!


Well tell us more man......let's see that car  :)
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Post by: OKC TURBO on January 04, 2008, 08:57:13 PM
oklahoma city ok.
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Post by: limey on January 04, 2008, 08:59:03 PM
First time trying to post pictures, here goes ???

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Post by: w72transamowner on January 04, 2008, 09:07:37 PM
SWEET!!  :)

First time trying to post pictures, here goes ???
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Post by: limey on January 04, 2008, 09:13:14 PM
Thanks, as you say, a work in progress.  Where was the picture of you car taken?  Nice T/A!
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Post by: Rick on January 04, 2008, 09:27:39 PM
Nice car, limey!  Thanks for posting! :) :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 04, 2008, 09:33:48 PM
Nice car, limey!  Thanks for posting! :) :)

I'll 3rd that...great color!
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Post by: TA78+99 on January 04, 2008, 09:35:25 PM
Looks good Limey!  Love the interior and body color.  Know what you mean about consuming...  My wife and 99 TA would agree as well.
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Post by: limey on January 04, 2008, 09:42:17 PM
Thanks guys! Post your pictures.  I know if I love looking at all these T/A's, so must others.  The gallery has some great pictures.
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Post by: Rick on January 04, 2008, 09:43:54 PM
Yeah, I know...the view count on mine is zooming out of sight for some reason... :-\ :-\
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Post by: rktpwrd86 on January 04, 2008, 11:02:14 PM
heres some pics for you guys hope you like them.

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Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 04, 2008, 11:15:40 PM
??
Where are they?  :-\
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Post by: rktpwrd86 on January 04, 2008, 11:22:52 PM
shrinking more as we speak

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Post by: rktpwrd86 on January 04, 2008, 11:46:22 PM
more

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Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 04, 2008, 11:50:27 PM
VERY nice...cool facility, too :o
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Post by: Hitman on January 05, 2008, 09:36:05 AM
Welcome to all the new members. Nice to have you here as part of the Forum.  rktpwrd86, looks like you have some nice cars there.  Are they all yours?  If you are here in Ohio, you might also want to check out our Club here: www.ohiofirebirds.com .
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Post by: w72transamowner on January 05, 2008, 06:19:39 PM
heres some pics for you guys hope you like them.

Like very much!!
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Post by: w72transamowner on January 05, 2008, 06:21:07 PM
shrinking more as we speak

I'd love to have that 76!!
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Post by: Rick on January 05, 2008, 06:48:36 PM
Neat cars!  Is your helper unionized? :D ;)
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Post by: 784mula on January 05, 2008, 09:34:21 PM
Welcome rktpwrd86 to the forum. I also have the Black & Red combo on my 78'.
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Post by: blue81ta on January 05, 2008, 09:44:27 PM
rktpwrd86...welcome to 78ta. Some real nice Trans Ams you got there.

limey... welcome to 78ta also. Very nice T/A. Love that color combo.
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Post by: rktpwrd86 on January 06, 2008, 10:10:56 PM
not my cars it is just what i do for a living. if i were to ever buy another ta it would probally be a 76 455 4spd carousel red with white interior(for those who dont know thats hugger orange in 76) or a 10th anni. painted like an 80 turbo pacecar. i just think that would look very good.
   my little helper is my youngest daughter who is 7 her name is sable and she is a hand full.
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Post by: 75transam on January 06, 2008, 11:22:57 PM
Welcome to the site and Nice rides, even though I didn't see any '75's
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Post by: Sir english firebird on January 07, 2008, 05:56:45 PM
Welcome to the family!!!
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Post by: RRR76TA on January 07, 2008, 06:18:12 PM
Welcome to the site. Nice rides !!
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Post by: OrigOwner77 on January 07, 2008, 07:16:21 PM
Hey gang! Decided to stop trolling and register here after all the positive comments about the site over at TAC! Pics of the '77 and '80 are in my signature!
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Post by: w72transamowner on January 07, 2008, 07:47:29 PM
Hey gang! Decided to stop trolling and register here after all the positive comments about the site over at TAC! Pics of the '77 and '80 are in my signature!

Welcome to the other side of the family (ha ha)
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Post by: rkellerjr on January 07, 2008, 07:47:49 PM
Hey Owner, welcome to the "other" TA site!!  Glad to see you over here and looking forward to your posts!
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Post by: rktpwrd86 on January 07, 2008, 09:17:08 PM
dont have pics yet but i do have a red on white 75 in stock
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Post by: Rick on January 07, 2008, 09:59:35 PM
OrigOwner77  -- welcome to 78TA.com.  Same rules apply here as on TAC -- we want pics!  Pics on TAC do NOT count!  (Well, OK maybe if you link them... :-\ :-\)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 08, 2008, 03:41:08 AM
Welcome to 78TA OrigOwner77  ;D
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Post by: blue81ta on January 08, 2008, 04:45:55 AM
 Welcome to the site OrigOwner77. Two Trans Am sites are better than one. :)
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Post by: LOMILETA on January 08, 2008, 09:21:41 AM
Welcome to the Dark side of the force, Owner.
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Post by: OrigOwner77 on January 08, 2008, 11:28:47 AM
Hahaha thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I'll see about adding some pictures shortly of the cars  8)

*EDIT* Which do you "other side" folks prefer? Stick the pics here or in another topic?
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Post by: LOMILETA on January 09, 2008, 09:58:52 AM
Well there is a whole section for pics, but you can never put too many up. So post a few here, then start a thread with more.
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Post by: OrigOwner77 on January 09, 2008, 02:53:52 PM
Well there is a whole section for pics, but you can never put too many up. So post a few here, then start a thread with more.

Already posted the thread and forgot to notify everyone in this topic. Oops!
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Post by: Sir english firebird on January 09, 2008, 03:22:41 PM
Welcome to the site! Pull up a chair you may be here for some time......
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Post by: OrigOwner77 on January 09, 2008, 07:24:39 PM
Welcome to the site! Pull up a chair you may be here for some time......

TAC's had me hooked, so I figured I surf TAC2...er...um...sorry...78TA.com quite a bit. :P So, what's one more TA forum account? 8)
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Post by: RRR76TA on January 09, 2008, 08:07:56 PM
Welcome to 78ta ,Orig
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Post by: Hitman on January 10, 2008, 10:52:57 AM
Welcome to 78ta.com... you can never have too many Trans Am Forums to browse.  You can also check out the Gallery on this site to post your photos as well. 

http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php
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Post by: OrigOwner77 on January 10, 2008, 12:29:41 PM
Welcome to 78ta.com... you can never have too many Trans Am Forums to browse.  You can also check out the Gallery on this site to post your photos as well. 

http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php

Cool Thanks Hitman!
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Post by: Rick on January 11, 2008, 01:49:42 PM
And my gallery takes another big jump in view counts...:D :D :D
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Post by: Sir english firebird on January 11, 2008, 02:58:37 PM
I think thats cheating!!  :o  :'(

Hey Moderators cant we move his photos to nearer the back of the gallery, give us genuine car piccy posters a chance?  :-*
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Post by: Rick on January 11, 2008, 03:18:37 PM
Hey, those are genuine cars in the pics!  Well...OK...maybe a *little* of them are obscured a bit -- but real cars were used in the filming! :D :D ;)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on January 11, 2008, 03:30:29 PM
Hey, those are genuine cars in the pics!  Well...OK...maybe a *little* of them are obscured a bit -- but real cars were used in the filming! :D :D ;)

Ha ah ahahahha its the " EYE CANDY " thats driving the hit counter up, does the wife know?
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Post by: Rick on January 11, 2008, 03:40:21 PM
Ha ah ahahahha its the " EYE CANDY " thats driving the hit counter up, does the wife know?

Nah -- I told her there wasn't any film in the camera, it was all just practice! :D ;)
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Post by: stonewall61 on January 11, 2008, 03:55:52 PM
speaking of which.... i need to go to the gallery  ;D :P
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Post by: stonewall61 on January 11, 2008, 03:57:50 PM
hahahaha.... NICE  :o ;D ;D :P
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Post by: Sir english firebird on January 11, 2008, 04:01:56 PM
Rick , she didnt mind you PRETENDING to take photos of another woman then? You must be the worlds greatest liar!

Heres a pic of my wife too! I know its been posted before but while were on the subject...........

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee92/thebigv8/wooo.jpg)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 11, 2008, 05:08:10 PM
You BOTH need to lay off the Flintstone vitamins  :D
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Post by: OrigOwner77 on January 11, 2008, 07:22:31 PM
LOL!
Hahaha
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Post by: 75transam on January 11, 2008, 09:23:21 PM
Good god man  :o :o
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Post by: Hitman on January 13, 2008, 09:40:04 PM
All I can say is .... WOW..... Post her under the "Hotties Thread".
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Post by: Sir english firebird on January 14, 2008, 07:46:52 PM
DO YOU MEAN MY WIFE?  ;)
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Post by: Hitman on January 14, 2008, 09:19:14 PM
Yes Sir English... your wife is a hottie... You have to post her under the hotties thread.
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Post by: stonewall61 on January 15, 2008, 04:15:31 PM
I .... ahhhemm..... second the motion...... :o
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Post by: 75transam on January 15, 2008, 05:26:02 PM
(http://70chargerboy.com/forums/Smileys/default/popcorn.gif)
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Post by: pointman on January 15, 2008, 09:51:42 PM
God save the Queen!  :o
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Post by: hotrodhendrix on January 24, 2008, 03:35:24 PM
Fort Worth Texas

I have always wanted one of these but so far it looks like my friend may beat me to the punch.

I have a 1991 Celica Alltrac
For those that dont know (most) its an all wheel drive car built for the world rally championship. It holds the records for most wins. They are very rare as only 2500 were imported to the US from 88-93. The last year only 81 were made.

Mine will be on the road in a few weeks with a healthy 400hp.

Of course I think im in the wrong crowed to be posting about that.  8)
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Post by: rkellerjr on January 24, 2008, 04:37:35 PM
Welcome to 78ta hotrod, post up some pics of that Celica, we'll talk smack about it ;)  just kiddin, seriously, let's take a look at it.  Are you looking for a Firebird?
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Post by: clee on January 25, 2008, 11:31:52 AM
New to the site.  My name is Clint Lee.  I live in Wichita Falls Texas.  I have had my 81 T/A SE since 1982.  I am the second owner of it and have had it stored in a shop building since 1989.  I have decided to redo the car because I was given the ultimatum of either  fixing it up or sell it.  Can't loose the car so I'm beginning the process.  May ask lots of questions here.  Sorry in advance.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 25, 2008, 01:12:30 PM
Welcome to 78TA Clint.

Sounds like you have a good project ahead of you. Any pictures to share? Don't worry about questions...that's what this place is for so ask away.
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Post by: rentedmule on January 25, 2008, 02:08:50 PM
another noob here from Edmonton.  I've wanted a 77-81 T/A since I came out of the womb...  I think I'm finally in a position to get one so I thought I'd lurk around here and absorb some info from you wonderful people!  I'm hoping to find a project car in the next few months if all goes well.  cheers!
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 25, 2008, 02:10:12 PM
Welcome rentedmule...good luck in your search ;D
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on January 25, 2008, 02:16:56 PM
...I've wanted a 77-81 T/A since I came out of the womb... 


Funny - Me Too!  ;D




Of course I was born in '69. :o
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Post by: rentedmule on January 25, 2008, 03:25:47 PM
LOL, thanks guys!  I was born in '77... I think it was fate
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Post by: blue81ta on January 25, 2008, 06:35:45 PM
clee...Welcome aboard. I'm glad you are giving your 81 a second chance. Good luck. Please post up pics of your progress with the resto.

rentedmule...Welcome to the site. Good luck with your search.
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Post by: LOMILETA on January 25, 2008, 09:00:32 PM
Welcome to all I've missed in the past week.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 26, 2008, 02:07:11 AM
Welcome to all I've missed in the past week.

You have to call them each by name (like the Waltons saying good night :D :D ) or it doesn't count ;D
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Post by: rkellerjr on January 26, 2008, 09:25:46 AM
Welcome Clint  and rentedmule, welcome to the 78ta family.  Pull up a chair and grab a mug of coffee or a beer, your welcome at our table.  Clint, pull out the wallet and let's see some pics of your baby and rentedmule, we'll keep a look out for cars for sale.  A lot of folks around here post up e-bay, craigslist and other sites where cars are being sold.  It's a good place of knowledge whether your buying, selling, restoring or just lookin for a good time.

Watch out for Hammer, 76ws6resto, SirLDragon  and Hitman, these guys are "know-it-alls"  :o when it comes to these cars   ;D   Seriously, they are great friends and a credit to the hobby, among others on this site.
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Post by: w72transamowner on January 26, 2008, 02:15:24 PM
New to the site.  My name is Clint Lee.  I live in Wichita Falls Texas.  I have had my 81 T/A SE since 1982.  I am the second owner of it and have had it stored in a shop building since 1989.  I have decided to redo the car because I was given the ultimatum of either  fixing it up or sell it.  Can't loose the car so I'm beginning the process.  May ask lots of questions here.  Sorry in advance.

Hey Clint, welcome to the forum.  I think that is so cool that you have managed to hold on to your car for so many years.  I wish I had been able to do the same.  And hey, no apologies needed......I don't know a whole lot either but that's what forums like this are for......making new friends and learning something about the cars we love!!  I believe there is a few people on the board who are in Texas, so I'm sure you will find help with your baby!!

another noob here from Edmonton.  I've wanted a 77-81 T/A since I came out of the womb...  I think I'm finally in a position to get one so I thought I'd lurk around here and absorb some info from you wonderful people!  I'm hoping to find a project car in the next few months if all goes well.  cheers!

Hi there rentedmule and welcome to the forum too.......there are lots of Canucks on board so you're in familiar terrority.  Good luck with finding a Trans Am but don't forget, Formulas are great cars too!!
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Post by: Mayan78 on January 26, 2008, 08:41:17 PM
Hey rentedmule. Welcome from a fellow western Canuck. I just got my T/A a few weeks ago and have picked up a TON (or TONNE in Canadian) of info on this site already. Good luck in your search. Here's hoping for a quick thaw too!
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Post by: rentedmule on January 26, 2008, 10:14:34 PM
thanks for all the welcomes everyone!  i've already spent hours reading threads and soaking up lots of info.  I may check out an '81 turbo this week, I've got a thing for forced induction  8) 

I'm all-ears if anyone knows of a good deal.  I'm looking to spend less than $3000 if I can, this will definately be a project car that I'm hoping to do some hands on learning with.  numbers matching and origonality are not critical to me.  if I happen on a good origonal car I'll try to keep it that way but I'm really looking for a driver.
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Post by: Rick on January 27, 2008, 04:22:58 PM
Wow -- out of town for a mere 2 days and look at all the newcomers!  Welcome to 78TA.com! :) :)
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Post by: bowtiesandbirds on February 03, 2008, 09:54:51 AM
Hello,

I am currently living in Pensacola FL. but will be moving to San Antonio, TX in June.

I am helping my girlfriend fix up her '79 SE. She had one before ( a rust free Nevada car ) but got hit by a drunk driver.
Bye Bye TA. Sold that car and kept a some parts needed for the new car including the 60's Corvette 327 that had been put in it.

The SE has a Pontiac 455 built with a 4-spd. should be fun.

I have a 1955 Chevy 210 with a 355.

I have some pics up in the gallery if anyone is interested.

The forum has already been very helpful. Keep up the good work!
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Post by: LOMILETA on February 03, 2008, 10:03:04 AM
Welcome, Tim. Your already ahead of the curve, with posting pics somewhere.
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on February 03, 2008, 10:14:47 AM
Welcome to the nut house.
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 03, 2008, 10:14:58 AM
Welcome to 78ta Tim, glad to have you aboard. That TA is certainly a good project car.  Nice Chevy too!
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on February 03, 2008, 12:24:42 PM
Hello,

I am currently living in Pensacola FL. but will be moving to San Antonio, TX in June.

I am helping my girlfriend fix up her '79 SE. She had one before ( a rust free Nevada car ) but got hit by a drunk driver.
Bye Bye TA. Sold that car and kept a some parts needed for the new car including the 60's Corvette 327 that had been put in it.

The SE has a Pontiac 455 built with a 4-spd. should be fun.

I have a 1955 Chevy 210 with a 355.

I have some pics up in the gallery if anyone is interested.

The forum has already been very helpful. Keep up the good work!

Welcome to 78TA! Nice projects! I used to live in SA. (a loooong time ago. lol) Good place to find 'birds.
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Post by: ejfudd on February 03, 2008, 01:47:27 PM
Hi all, Figured I would give a few details as well.  I am Gerald Wills from Warren, Ohio, now residing in Howell, Michigan.  I purchased the 1978 Trans Am in Champion Ohio in 1983 after my father allowed selling of my deceased mothers car for payment, supplimented by the high salary of a grocery bagger - a job that built lots of character - as I was attending Younstown State University for an EE degree.  I am 43 years old and married with 3 tennage children 13,16, and 18.  The 16 year old boy is waiting for this Trans am, He's gonna wait a long, long time, but we agreed to find one and work with it for him.  I have owned another 1978, 1984, and a 1979.  THe 79 was a blast as it was a daily driver with a 403 and T Tops.  I had to move on, so it went rather than the 78 I still have due to best condition, but I miss the T roof.

For the past 10 years the car was seldom driven.  It always started and ran, but things of an older car started happening, such as more leaks, engine performance problems due to items such as valve springs being weak, and distributor weight freezing in place due to loose shaft, and lots of little stuff that just happens when a car sits.  Luckily, the body has never really been a problem, and it is in excellent shape.

I finally repaired all items, and inspected everything last Winter, and now its fun again with all issues solved!  I am excited to join in with this forum, and read the items, remebering all the little issues I and my friends had in the past with our 'birds.

Other interests?  Like electrical projects at times, and got into sportbikes, which has lead me into a path of touring on a cycle in other states.  I own 2 bikes and find there easier to store!  My CBR 1000 motorcycle has 160 rear wheel horsepower, and weighs around 400 lbs.  While I like the big block of my bird (462 installed, 400 in storage), I would never tweak the crap out of it to sacrifice driveability, as the car is more enjoyable to me with the power it has, not at the mills peak.  I can use the bike for the rush needed, and keep the 'bird reliable, and just plain enjoyable to tool around in.

Someday, I see myself with another 1979, and yes, although a Poncho man, that 403 was sure smooth.  I probably wouldn't turn down a Grandville convertible either, nor a GTO.
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Post by: w72transamowner on February 03, 2008, 02:00:17 PM
Nice to hear from you Gerald and thanks for posting that great read!!  Maybe will get to see you at that Great Lakes Firebird Gathering down in Dundee in June.
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 03, 2008, 02:05:44 PM
Welcome Gerald!
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Post by: Rick on February 03, 2008, 02:40:37 PM
Welcome guys!  Glad to "meet" both of you and look forward to hearing more about you and your cars! :) :)
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Post by: LOMILETA on February 03, 2008, 05:40:35 PM
Welcome Gerald, neat story
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Post by: bowtiesandbirds on February 04, 2008, 09:13:04 AM
Thanks for the welcome!

I will be using this site a lot over the next few months.

I am new to Firebirds/TAs but if anyone needs to know about 55-57 Chevys I have a pretty good handle on those. :)

Read the hotties thread last night that was a great laugh. :-*

I am adding some updated TA photos, check them out. Primer YEAH!!!!!!!
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Post by: ILLINI 79 TA on February 04, 2008, 09:22:26 AM
Hi All,,,,,
   What a great site, and many helpful topics on our favorite car-- Trans Am's !!l   I am  from Illinois , and have too many TA's --haha.... Well anyway , they keep me busy and out of trouble !!  I take them to car shows and cruises , and want to do Bandit Run this May.  Will try to get pics when I am more computer literate --haha..
    Have a great day ,
    ILLINI 79 TA
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Post by: Hitman on February 04, 2008, 09:48:57 AM
Welcome to the Forum everyone.  Nice to have you here.  Please let us know how we can help out.  Also, don't mind the people begging for photos... it happens alot around here.  Oh, and ILLINI 79 TA, ... the first step to a cure is admitting you have a problem with too many TA's.  Maybe we can help..... or actually we might end up feeding that problem since we are all infected with the same thing.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 04, 2008, 01:10:43 PM
Welcome to 78TA ILLINI 79 TA ...I can take some off your hands if you like ;D...you know, just to help you with your problem ;)
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Post by: Rick on February 04, 2008, 02:14:57 PM
Welcome to 78TA ILLINI 79 TA ...I can take some off your hands if you like ;D...you know, just to help you with your problem ;)

And we should mention that Jeff just relocated to southern Indiana from Iowa in hopes of doing just that.  He moved to the corner of the state closest to Illinois and Kentucky with the idea that his central locatiion would facilitate the endless collecting of TAs.  The only problem he hasn't figured out yet is how to get them across the river -- they're too heavy to throw, they get stuck in bottom mud if he tries to drive them across, and they won't float. :-\ :D :D

Welcome to 78TA.com!  Post us up some pics of your current ride! :) :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 04, 2008, 02:36:21 PM
Welcome to 78ta!
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Post by: towchica on February 05, 2008, 12:41:26 AM
I'm from Northern California 45 miles north of San Francisco. Welcome!!
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Post by: bowtiesandbirds on February 05, 2008, 09:33:54 AM
I am from Bloomington, IN originally only been in FL for about a year and a half.
I know one reason why those cars won't float most have rust holes you could throw a cat through.
Good news there are quite a few cars still hiding around that area though.

Welcome to 78TA ILLINI 79 TA ...I can take some off your hands if you like ;D...you know, just to help you with your problem ;)

And we should mention that Jeff just relocated to southern Indiana from Iowa in hopes of doing just that.  He moved to the corner of the state closest to Illinois and Kentucky with the idea that his central locatiion would facilitate the endless collecting of TAs.  The only problem he hasn't figured out yet is how to get them across the river -- they're too heavy to throw, they get stuck in bottom mud if he tries to drive them across, and they won't float. :-\ :D :D

Welcome to 78TA.com!  Post us up some pics of your current ride! :) :)
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Post by: 75transam on February 05, 2008, 10:58:46 PM
Welcome to the best site around!!
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Post by: Rick on February 05, 2008, 11:08:48 PM
I am from Bloomington, IN originally only been in FL for about a year and a half.

So what's your take on Bob Knight tossing in the towel so suddenly? :-\
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Post by: bowtiesandbirds on February 06, 2008, 10:06:15 AM
I am from Bloomington, IN originally only been in FL for about a year and a half.

So what's your take on Bob Knight tossing in the towel so suddenly? :-\

Knight has said he would quit/retire before. He does most everything suddenly and in the moment.
Someone probably looked at him funny and he got pissed off.
Who knows, I don't really follow him that much but it is no surprize to me. His career is littered with stuff like this.
Same old song and dance.
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Post by: LOMILETA on February 06, 2008, 10:07:08 AM
Welcome to the park, now keep all hands and feet inside the ride at all times. Sometimes this ride goes faster than it appears.
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Post by: WarbirdTA on February 06, 2008, 06:27:51 PM
Ya,
You'll definitally be taken for a ride! ;)

George  8)
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Post by: troy_boy on February 07, 2008, 09:54:58 AM
 ;DHello there. Before I get post happy, I wanted to ask if Formula owners are welcome here? I dont see why not but you never know.
I am from vernal Utah and have a 79' Formula 403, It has been in the family for 13 years. I am getting ready to restore it and will need all the help I can get. I am a geologist for the oil field and also enjoy Jeeping, landscape painting, snowmobiling and the great outdoors. This pic is the only one I have handy. Nice to meet you all. Troy.

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Post by: LOMILETA on February 07, 2008, 10:04:37 AM
YEs, all firebird lovers are welcome here. You dont even need to own 1. So Welcome and enjoy. well, i see you have already posted your first pic, good job.
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Post by: troy_boy on February 07, 2008, 10:13:49 AM
Great, thanks, Im well on my way....
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Post by: Rick on February 07, 2008, 10:24:59 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, troy boy!  When you get the chance, get some more pics and tell us about you and your car!  We LOVE pictures! :) :)
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Post by: troy_boy on February 07, 2008, 11:44:29 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, troy boy!  When you get the chance, get some more pics and tell us about you and your car!  We LOVE pictures! :) :)

I know I know, its going to be a couple weeks for more photos, I dont have access to more yet. I can tell you more about the car though.

My Mom drove it for 8 years. I know, shes cool as hell. Than I purchased it from her and Ive had it for 5 years and it has sentemental value to me so I am going to restore it and thats why I am here. The car drives great. Ive been on a few road trips, the last one was Moab and I was crusing 90 gliding along keeping up with everyone else. Ive had to completely replace the brake system, u joints, bearings but other than that its been a great car. The problem with it is someone did the body work right before my mom got it and they did a bad job and its going to cost me as much as 9000$ Im fixing to do the interior myself though and have the engine and tranny rebuilt. Other than that it will need a few other misc. repairs. I am so happy to see this start to happen, I've been saving for it and I havent drove it for a while and miss it.
I want to mention something that happen when my mom had it. Her Husband flew off the handle and drove it to California to his family to (get away). Well, the influence his family has, he decided to shoot coke. He hadnt done it for many years and they gave him too much and he over dosed. I know... Well the family would not give my mom her car and she had to get the police involved to get the car! They had sliced all the tires, cut the brake lines. Crazy hu. luckily they were able to get it on a trailor and get it back to utah. So I guess the car just has a bigger value to me for more reasons than one. Not to mention its a Firebird and I love it. Well, Im sure this is enough rambling. I'll get more pics but it will be a few, Troy.
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 07, 2008, 11:45:38 AM
Welcome the 78ta family Troy.  Formula's are cool too :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 07, 2008, 01:34:58 PM
A Formula??  >:(

Haha...just kidding. Welcome to 78TA Troy...glad to have you here  ;D
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Post by: w72transamowner on February 07, 2008, 07:07:10 PM
I love Formulas......can't wait for the pics!!  Welcome Troy but keep in mind insanity is contagious here.
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Post by: blue81ta on February 07, 2008, 09:49:10 PM
Of course your welcome troy_ boy. Glad to have you aboard. I love Formulas too. 8)
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Post by: Shadrack on February 07, 2008, 11:58:26 PM
Sorry, this will be a long post, haha. Just trying to intro myself and didn't realize how long it would be!

Hello everyone. My name is Chad Damron, and I am from Eastern Ky. I currently attend the University of Kentucky where I am a senior Mining Engineer Student. I am on a lot of different internet boards, but this is my first visit to this board. I am 21 years old and I love Mustangs (sorry, I said it!) and Trans Ams, just anything American Horsepower really. I currently have a 1990 LX Coupe Mustang (pics below) that is my toy that I built from the ground up over 3 summers of work. Honestly, despite all the Mustangs I own (3 of them!), one of my favorite cars on the road are the '77'-78 Trans Am's. I have always wanted one and finally during the Fall of '06 I found the one of my dreams. I found an original, unmolested 1978 Myan Red Trans Am with Hurst T-Tops and the "T/A 6.6" package. Original 42,343 miles and had been sitting in a barn for 21 years when I found it in Southwestern Virigina, so it does have some rust issues as you could imagine. I tried to get a rough estimate on exactly how many were produced and all I could come up with is that there were 4,139 Trans Ams in 1978 with the "T/A 6.6" (W72 engine I believe it was) with an Automatic Transmission. I have no idea how many were produced Myan Red, with Hurst T-tops, and black vinyl interior. I did find the build sheet in the car, but it was so deteriated it just fell apart. Anyways, I loaded the car up for an astonishing $2500 and took it home. I gave it a complete tune-up; flushed all the fluids, spark wires, spark plus, gas tank, changed all the rubber hoses (dry rotted), installed a new battery, etc. Moment of truth came and the car fired right up to my suprise. Doesn't smoke, rattle, or make any noises. It rev's smooth (besides a belt squeel), drives smooth (I drove it down the street), simply amazing to me. Now, since i'm getting ready to graduate from college, i'm starting to aim my focus on this Trans Am for a complete, frame off restoration. Hopefully joining a site like this will help me in my quest to make this car look like an original 1978 showroom floor Trans Am.
Honestly tell me from your guys experience, how bad of shape is my car? The subframe underneath and all suspension related (besides steel brake lines) are rust free. Floor pans don't have a spec of rust on them but I figured the rust around the rear window will be difficult and expensive to fix. Any ideas? Again, sorry for the long post!

Here it is!
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a22/Shadrack2/Snowflakes3.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a22/Shadrack2/TransAm.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a22/Shadrack2/TransAm018.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a22/Shadrack2/TransAm015.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a22/Shadrack2/TransAm002.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a22/Shadrack2/TransAm006.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a22/Shadrack2/TransAm004.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a22/Shadrack2/TransAm005.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a22/Shadrack2/TransAm003.jpg)



I know you all don't want to see a Ford, but here it is! haha

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a22/Shadrack2/Mustang054.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a22/Shadrack2/Mustang045.jpg)

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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 08, 2008, 12:47:45 AM
Welcome to 78TA Chad...looks like you struck gold with that one (nice score!)

Yeah, that rust around the rear window area isn't that rare unfortunately. It will have to be cut out and patched with new metal. Looks like your quarter panels need some attention, too...how's the tail panel?
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Post by: kentuckyyeti on February 08, 2008, 01:37:52 AM
Yes!  Another Kentuckian scores!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Great find!  I'm happy for you.

I have a 1978 Hurst Hatch red automatic T/A (dang, no W72 engine though) that doesn't run that I picked up a few months ago.  Welcome to the site.  P.S.  I also have this:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/kentuckyyeti/Mustang002.jpg)
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Post by: blue81ta on February 08, 2008, 04:41:45 AM
Hello Chad, welcome to 78ta. Good luck with your resto project. It's great to see young guys like you who are into Firebirds and Trans Am's. We need you to help keep these Birds alive...we older folk cant last forever. ;D
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 08, 2008, 06:15:42 AM
Welcome Chad to the 78ta family, glad to have you aboard (even though you like Stangs!).  Good score on that red beast, that's a great color :)  Looking forward to seeing your restoration.
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Post by: Rick on February 08, 2008, 09:52:48 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Chad!  Thanks for posting pics -- we LOVE pics -- so you kept us from having to beg!  Nice car -- you did well with that!

You are correct that Pontiac did not keep records as to how many of what color cars were produced.  The Pontiac Historic Services (PHS) can give you copies of the original invoice for your car and keeps statistics of how many TAs, Formulas, and regular Firebirds were produced and how many of each engine/transmission combination were made, but color isn't among the records kept.

You look to have a very sound foundation for your project!  Best of luck, and keep us posted as it goes along! :) :)
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Post by: rentedmule on February 08, 2008, 11:37:19 AM
nice TA Chad!  the interior looks amazing. 
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Post by: pointman on February 08, 2008, 11:49:08 AM
Nice score Chad, welcome to 78ta where everyone is friendly and helpful. Good luck with your project!
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Post by: Shadrack on February 08, 2008, 04:08:30 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I have looked into PHS several times to order an info package and a window sticker, but I found it sort of shady because I could not find a phone number to call and talk to them first. I only found a Fax number listed on their webpage and you still had to print off and snail-mail an application in. Are they legit? Before I send $100 to someone I want to make sure who i'm sending it to! I'm weird like that, haha.

I'm going to try my best to do this Restoration the best I posssibly can, i'm a perfectionist when it comes to my cars. '77-'78 Trans Am's are also my mother and fathers favorite car. They both love that I bought this one which makes it that much better. Mom had a White '78 Trans Am right after high school and dad had a '77 Brown Trans Am right after college and they sold both after marriage and kids. It was his '77 that they went out on their first date in. So, this project will bring back lots of memories i'm sure. One thing I would like to do to spice things up is get the heads shaved, milled, ported and polished as well as remove all the smog and stock exhaust (which I will keep of course). I don't think a little head work will hurt the value of the car that much, it will just improve the "fun factor" when driving. I'm all about horsepower but I want to keep this car as close to stock and as correct as possible. I believe by raising the compression ratio up to around 10:1 by milling, letting the engine breathe better by porting/valve job and adding free-flowing headers/muffler will REALLY open up this 400 small block. I was actually very suprised to find out how much torque it has from the factory, and I can only imagine what it would be like with just a little work, especially on the top-end.

This site seems to have a lot of useful information (I actually used this site back in '06 to decode my VIN #) and a lot of knowledgable people. I try to do a lot of research and sometimes its just best to ask someone from experience and i'm sure you guys will help me out a ton once the ball gets rolling full steam ahead. I'm working with a friend of mine to get a rotissorie (spelling!?) and once I find out if we can get it, she is coming apart this summer!
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Post by: kentuckyyeti on February 08, 2008, 04:12:54 PM
Has it jumped to $100?  They are legit.  Most of us on here probably have PHS on our cars.  I have used them several times with no problem.  Welcome again!
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 08, 2008, 04:37:28 PM
Same here, I got my PHS documentation when it was $35!  Yikes... $100?!
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Post by: Rick on February 08, 2008, 04:38:57 PM
Yeah, PHS is legit but they're not a big operation.  Nearly everybody on here has used them (myself included) and they are considered the final arbiter to what your car was originally.  About the only additional information you can go on is the build sheet, which PHS doesn't have.  Although I am the original (and only) owner of my 75 TA I NEVER found the build sheet (I think some chump at the dealership got it and threw it out as part of their "new car prep" service...::) ) -- but I still had the original handwritten order for my car and it matched up 100% with the PHS info I got.  The reproduction window sticker you can order from PHS also matches up with the fragments of the original one I scraped off the passenger window back in March 1975, so my experience has been that they are totally accurate in the information they have.  Just my $0.02... ;)
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Post by: kentuckyyeti on February 08, 2008, 06:06:30 PM
I think my last one was $60, but he is also wanting the window sticker which you pay extra for.  Just didn't know it had went up that much.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 08, 2008, 07:08:01 PM
PHS is still $50...plus $30. more if you choose to order the window sticker...and add $15. if you need to use their fax-back service (only necessary if you're in a hurry).

So you are really only paying $50. for the doc's unless you choose to add to that...
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Post by: Shadrack on February 08, 2008, 09:32:30 PM
Maybe I mis-read it, I was thinking it was 60 for the package and 35 for the window sticker. I might have just been dreaming! I'll definately use them now, I didn't know anyone that had used them before.
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Post by: OrigOwner77 on February 10, 2008, 06:32:07 PM
The $60 is for international orders. US orders is $50 as stated above. Window stickers are $30. They're $35 for 81 and newer cars though.

www.phs-online.com

Cool pics to the new members who posted them as well! Welcome!
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Post by: zeus on February 12, 2008, 11:04:22 PM
Hello all

just wanted to introduce myself, my name is barry im a construction student in williamsport pa, been into cars all my life, mostly chevys because i didnt have the money for pontiac's, ive been researching 77-78 formula's for a while( i have 2 note books filled with notes) kinda hard to find information on them other than what they shared with the trans am, i love trans am's, but like the less common nature of a nice 400 4spd formula, my goal is to get my hands on a yellow and black, t-top 400 4spd, but if i cant find one ill just build my own.  i recently found one i would like to get but being in college money is short but im doing everything in my power to get the car, fortunally its been sitting on the lot for nearly two years so i dont think its going anywhere soon, a 77 formula 400, one of the 756 auto w72's, fully loaded ac, pw, pl, was a black leather inteior with a blue exteior, hardtop for $3500  cars 100% solid which is a hard to find thing for pa,(inteior is trashed thou and pretty poor repaint), the dealer swears on his life its a pontiac 350 but ive test driven the car enough times to not only get the engine codes but just about every other code on the car, and phs confirms its a factory w72 car, fortunally for me the owner is a real jerk and doesnt like to deal with ppl with the car, he's looking, so im hopping the car sits for a while longer till i can get the money around to bring her home.

anyways i wanted to join the community in the hopes of learning as much as i could about these cars, ive loved them since i was little but grew up in a chevy familly so have driven camaros and c/k pickups my whole life(with a s-10 blazer thrown in there), so looking forward to getting into true pontiacs.
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Post by: w72transamowner on February 12, 2008, 11:11:11 PM
Hey there Barry, welcome to the asilum  ;D.  W72 Formula eh?  So where exactly is this lot at?  ;)
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Post by: Rick on February 12, 2008, 11:19:51 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Barry!  Feel free to post up any questions you've got and ask for help any time! :) :)
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Post by: Hitman on February 12, 2008, 11:35:18 PM
Welcome to the Assylum.....
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on February 12, 2008, 11:38:56 PM
We don't even want to leave, so come on and join us.
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Post by: zeus on February 13, 2008, 12:26:37 AM
thanks for the welcome guys.

w72transamowner, i also know where theres a 78 w72 4-spd t-top car sitting thou its very rough, pretty starting from the ground up all new metal just to get the car started, i may pick it up for a parts car if i can get the 77.  pull the numbers matching block out of the 77 and put it in storage and use the one from the 78.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 13, 2008, 01:27:24 AM
Welcome to 78TA Zeus/Barry...sounds like you have a plan and a goal...now ya' just gotta' bite the bullet and save that bird  ;)
So you've already bought PHS for the car but haven't bought it yet?




Welcome to the Assylum.....

Haha...I was gonna' nail Bobby for his typo till I saw yours  ;D (I get your meaning though)  ;)





just in case: asylum   :)
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Post by: zeus on February 13, 2008, 01:38:50 AM
yep i got the report the first time i looked at the car, and had cash in hand to buy it, ended up buying a 79 esprit with a 455ho motor(out of a lemans) in it for $1000, parted out the majority of the car and sold to a buddy of mine for a clone project( i kept the motor), shortly after i started having problems with my pickup and ended up sinking most of the money i had saved towards a bird into that, and litterly 3 days after i got my pickup fixed i started college so money has been in short supply since,  ive considered selling off the motor several times, but its still not enough to pay for the formula, and would hate to lose both, i dont mind not having the orignal motor but do want a factory formula car as clones bother me to no end, i dont mind a different colors or motors or even modifications to no end, but seeing base coupes and esprits badged as trans ams or formulas just makes a true one seem that less special unless u know its a clone.  so im hoping the car will still be there after i get to work this summer, my income taxes and this tax rebate which surprisnly i qualify for are going straight towards it, so well see what comes out of it.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 13, 2008, 01:43:46 AM
I'm guessing from your description it's something like this....?



(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n236/79ws6resto/b3_12_sb.jpg)
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Post by: LOMILETA on February 13, 2008, 09:51:10 AM
Welcome the the show, Barry. Hope you get the car, then we can see a few pics and help you get her right again.
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 13, 2008, 10:28:25 AM
Welcome to the 78ta family, best wishes on getting that car.
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Post by: zeus on February 13, 2008, 12:13:31 PM
I'm guessing from your description it's something like this....?



(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n236/79ws6resto/b3_12_sb.jpg)

yep thats exactly what i want, and the orignal color of the w72 im trying to get my hands on, although right now its in a not so well sprayed metalic blue.  Ive always loved yellow sports cars i think they stand out like none other and just always loved the looks of the guys at the drag strip when their wonder such and such that they spent 5 years building just got its arse handed to them by a bright yellow hot rod ;D
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Post by: w72transamowner on February 13, 2008, 09:20:15 PM
Oh, I want that car!!  :o

I'm guessing from your description it's something like this....?



(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n236/79ws6resto/b3_12_sb.jpg)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 13, 2008, 10:12:19 PM
You can't have it...but feel free to keep the picture ;) ;D
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Post by: Rick on February 13, 2008, 10:17:40 PM
You can't have it...but feel free to keep the picture ;) ;D

Feeling generous tonight, eh? :D :D
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 13, 2008, 10:18:30 PM
Eh...comes and goes :-\  ;)
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Post by: w72transamowner on February 13, 2008, 11:04:05 PM
You can't have it...but feel free to keep the picture ;) ;D

Where do you live again?  Oh yeah.......typing in mapquest.......if I leave now, hummm  ;D
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 14, 2008, 01:50:14 AM
Haha...of course it's not mine (borrowed pic) but if you come after my cars, you'd better bring wheels...and a lot of boxes  :D :D
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Post by: Rick on February 14, 2008, 10:13:28 AM
Haha...of course it's not mine (borrowed pic) but if you come after my cars, you'd better bring wheels...and a lot of boxes  :D :D

And bungee cords, too, to keep the stuff still on them from getting lost on the trip... :D :D ;)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on February 14, 2008, 03:13:18 PM
You go away for a while and look at all the fun ive missed, HI to everyone thats new, its taking me too long to catch up as it is so im not reading back through yet.
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Post by: Rick on February 14, 2008, 04:14:12 PM
You go away for a while and look at all the fun ive missed, HI to everyone thats new, its taking me too long to catch up as it is so im not reading back through yet.

Uh-oh!  You'll miss your Happy Birthday thread! :-\
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Post by: Sir english firebird on February 14, 2008, 04:50:01 PM
did i have one?
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Post by: Rick on February 14, 2008, 06:46:22 PM
did i have one?

You think we'd miss it? ??? ???
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 15, 2008, 12:22:11 AM
did i have one?

http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=6780.0
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Post by: Sir english firebird on February 15, 2008, 03:46:44 AM
Oh, mmmmmmm sorry i wasnt online........ i feel bad now i should have known you guys wouldnt forget........ well heres to August come hell or high water!!
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Post by: LOMILETA on February 15, 2008, 08:59:39 AM
Dont say High water, we almost had that last year.
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Post by: Rick on February 15, 2008, 09:31:05 AM
Dont say High water, we almost had that last year.

Some folks in the NE corner of Ohio DID have high water last year too -- on the Friday of the Nats. :-\
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Post by: pat on February 16, 2008, 10:08:25 AM
hi my name is patrick and i am from butler pa and attend collage in edinboro pa

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Post by: Rick on February 16, 2008, 10:14:33 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Pat!  Thanks for posting a pic of your car.  Want to tell us a litte more about it? :) :-\
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Post by: blue81ta on February 16, 2008, 10:16:26 AM
Welcome to 78ta Patrick.  What are your plans for it? Please put up some more pics... we love pics around here. :D
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 16, 2008, 01:17:48 PM
Welcome to the 78ta family Pat, tell us a little about your car, how you got, what are you plans, etc.
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Post by: pat on February 16, 2008, 01:27:57 PM
it is almost a rust free car it has some on the fenders and a spot about the size of a quater on the rad support. the trunk, rear frame rails  and floor are rust free. the car was in the prevous owners gradge since 1992 the intior is almost perfict it needs the drivers seat recovered it has a small rip that was fixed and it needs a new carpet. i have a 400 for it and a 4speed transmission and a 77-78 front end and tail lights for it. i am going to paint it dark gray or black and i would like to get snowflake rims. i also tossed around the idea cutting off the roof tnd putting a t-top roof on it.
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Post by: pat on February 16, 2008, 01:34:09 PM
 a side view

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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 16, 2008, 01:55:33 PM
Welcome to 78TA Patrick!
Sounds and looks like you got a great deal on your bird...is that a parts car or another project next to it?
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Post by: Sir english firebird on February 16, 2008, 02:27:01 PM
Welcome to the site Patrick!

This is a really cool and usefull place to be.

Oh by the way, cool looking car, is it your first TA?
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Post by: pat on February 16, 2008, 02:29:52 PM
first ta, third f body
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Post by: Sir english firebird on February 16, 2008, 02:33:26 PM
Good luck mate and keep the piccys coming!!
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Post by: LOMILETA on February 16, 2008, 04:37:23 PM
Welcome the the strangestTA site known to man, Pat
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Post by: RRR76TA on February 16, 2008, 09:24:29 PM
Welcome to 78ta ,Pat
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Post by: 784mula on February 17, 2008, 02:11:28 PM
Welcome Pat,

Love those Deluxe seats. What year is your TA? 79? those seats are from 76 or 77
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Post by: pat on February 17, 2008, 03:22:44 PM
my car is a 81. i thought they were original but the guy i bought the car from also had a 77 he wrecked an striped befor he bought this car so he may have changed them.
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Post by: birdman455 on February 17, 2008, 06:09:07 PM
Hi all  Jim NE ct here nice site glad to see all these birds  first car i owned was a 73 esprit 47,000 mile 350 i was hooked can't beat the pontiac growlll . presently i have a 74 formula T/A package was a 455 car motor long gone before me but i got a 71 HO 455 set of 6x heads turbo 400 car has a/c picked up a set of 73 can am reclining buckets identical to the 74 deluxe seat except they recline  stripped the body to bare metal trunk lid, roof, and doors are primed ready for paint  sanded under carige fresh paint new bushing kit all around picked up a posi 373 rear put a 72 nose on and fiberglass formula hood also have a 79 TATA, 85 s10 with a vette 350, 53 pick up project, and 78 z28
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 17, 2008, 06:27:26 PM
Hey Jim, welcome to 78ta, glad to have you aboard.  How about some pics?
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Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on February 17, 2008, 06:35:06 PM
Wow! Sounds like my garage. lol

Welcome Jim!
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Post by: birdman455 on February 17, 2008, 06:46:04 PM
heres a link no picks of the 74 presently its tucked in the back corner<a href="http://s249.photobucket.com/albums/gg218/birdman455/toys/" target="_blank">(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg218/birdman455/toys/Picture007.jpg)[/url]
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Post by: birdman455 on February 17, 2008, 06:58:43 PM
more pics sry its the s10 and one of the tata and if u look closly at the one of the back of s 10 you an see the formula nose sticking out lol keeping a eye on things<a href="http://s249.photobucket.com/albums/gg218/birdman455/toys/?action=view&current=Picture008.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg218/birdman455/toys/Picture008.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a<a href="http://s249.photobucket.com/albums/gg218/birdman455/toys/?action=view&current=Picture041.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg218/birdman455/toys/Picture041.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a<a href="http://s249.photobucket.com/albums/gg218/birdman455/toys/?action=view&current=Picture010.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg218/birdman455/toys/Picture010.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a<a href="http://s249.photobucket.com/albums/gg218/birdman455/toys/?action=view&current=Picture010.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg218/birdman455/toys/Picture010.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket">[/url]
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Post by: LOMILETA on February 17, 2008, 08:17:46 PM
I was about to faint, when I saw that Chevy. lol  Welcome to the fun zone Jim.
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Post by: birdman455 on February 17, 2008, 08:29:03 PM
well u guys want pics so figured i'd give u guy something for now till i get to the formula lol

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Post by: LOMILETA on February 17, 2008, 08:30:49 PM
Im just kiddin, my TA has a Buick motor and trans.
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Post by: LOMILETA on February 17, 2008, 08:31:24 PM
Come to think of it, My 80 Turbo formula will to.
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Post by: Rick on February 17, 2008, 09:04:13 PM
Oh, fess up Russ -- you're a sucker for a pumped up Buick. :D ;)
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Post by: w72transamowner on February 17, 2008, 09:25:27 PM
Oh, fess up Russ -- you're a sucker for a pumped up Buick. :D ;)

A pumped up Buick like a GS455 or a GSX or maybe an GNX?  8)  ;)
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Post by: Martin on February 18, 2008, 07:02:04 PM
Hi Guys,  
              New to this website .....Just  wanted to say Hello.
              I own Two 4 gens  a 96 Trans Am and a 2000 SS Camaro..
              I'm Thinking about adding a 2 Gen Trans Am to the Mix.....
              That said....Any comments or Help about a particular
               that I'm interested ....it's a 1980 Hard top in great condition.
               66 ,0000 original miles with Auto and the 301 engine in it
               What is a good price to Pay for it?   Are they Collectible?
               Will hey increase in Value....I'm thinking that the 301
               Base engine could hurt it's value.....Any help that you could
               is greatly appreiciated.....

Regard to you all
Martin
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Post by: w72transamowner on February 18, 2008, 07:14:50 PM
Hi Martin and welcome to 78TA, where are you located?

You will hear varying opinions regarding the end of the second generation and the 301.  Know right up front that it is not a performance engine, and if you are alright with that then you are good.  The Trans Am is a classic, beautifully designed car that turns heads where ever you go, but to answer your question, the 301 cars are probably not going to increase in value at least not like the older 400/455 cars or even the turbocharged 301 cars.  But good sir, that is just one man's very humble opnion.

Please post some pics of the car you are considering if available, I'm sure we all would like to know more

Bobby
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 18, 2008, 07:18:32 PM
Welcome Martin to 78ta. Where are you from?  How about some pics of those cars?
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Post by: birdman455 on February 18, 2008, 08:49:37 PM
welcome aboard Martin by the sounds of it your looking for a original car and the 301 in my opinion is not the car my personnel feelings are I really don't like the front nose on the 79-81's and the 301 is a real dog so if it had a clean body I would change the nose pull the drivetrain drop a 400 or 455 in turbo 400 add a 76nose and hood or -77-78 nose cone and go pound some pavement you probibly get the same return if you just kept the old parts put aside and  enjoy the ride and then sell. This is why I'm selling my TATA I can't justify doing that to it. but thats just my opinion good luck
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 18, 2008, 09:37:30 PM
Welcome to 78TA Martin

Pix would help alot but if it's a solid car, I'd say buy it. Like has been said, that model isn't going to necessarily draw the bigger bucks like other years might but they are all getting hard to come by in good shape. Whether it's a numbers matching car is gonna' play a large role in it's value also.

If you are looking at it as an investment, you're much better keeping the drivetrain and appearance stock...hope this helps.
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Post by: 79transam92 on February 18, 2008, 10:39:36 PM
since IVe been posting w/o explaining, I am Anthony V. , 15 almost 16, play drums and guitar and harmonica and piano, love cars and trucks, used to work at an auto and detail shop, and in a marching band, I posted a pic of me with an Epiphone doubleneck guitar in the pics thread, BTW, T/A's rule
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Post by: Rick on February 18, 2008, 10:42:41 PM
Well, consider yourself formally welcomed to 78TA.com Anthony! :) ;)
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Post by: LOMILETA on February 18, 2008, 10:44:04 PM
You're a little late Anthony, but welcome anyways. Also welcome to Martin.
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 18, 2008, 10:50:45 PM
Welcome Anthony, better late than never for the "official" welcome :)
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Post by: 75transam on February 19, 2008, 12:53:00 AM
Issac says "welcome aboard"
(http://www.allaboutjazz.com/sepatbluenote/ted_lange.jpg)
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Post by: eshangle on February 23, 2008, 03:02:05 PM
Hey all you car people.  I am not.  A car people.  But I have a situation.  A couple of years ago I aquired, through long story and many machinations of fate and evil genius, a truely beautiful car.  And this from someone who really doesn't think much about cars.  It's a 1978 bright red Pontiac Trans Am with (I am told) an original "blue engine".  Now this is all quite amazing to me, but, even without being an officianado, I think this old lady is really cool.  But now, I don't know what to do with it.  I would hate to just put an ad in a newspaper and have someone who knows lots more about cars than I do talk me into giving it away.  I would hate to think it would be chopped into parts, but in the meantime I don't want it to rot away in my driveway.
Talk to me, all you car lovers, just remember to be careful about car-speak, cuz I don't speak car speak.  I'm hoping I can find someone who has a true and reallife feel for this old treasure for which I have a vague, uneducated appreciation.
Betsy
eshangle@gmail.com
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Post by: Sir english firebird on February 23, 2008, 03:08:04 PM
Are you trying to sell it? do you want to keep it? If you could post pics that would help.

Id have it but im on the wrong side of the pond!!!!

Good luck and yes this is the place that can help.
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Post by: LOMILETA on February 23, 2008, 06:24:49 PM
Right, as SEF said, post some pics and if you want to sell, a price and a little about the car.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 23, 2008, 10:09:04 PM
X3...waiting patiently  ;)
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Post by: cowboy204 on February 23, 2008, 11:09:08 PM
My name is Jere and I am from Fulton Kentucky. I am an assistant chief of police for the city. I have been with the department for 22 years. I was in the U.S. Army as a Neclear Engineer. I am married to a beautiful wife and I have a daughter that is a senior in high school and is preparing to go to college. I am a deacon and sunday school teacher. I love hunting, fishing, horseback riding, reading, and have been doing taxidermy for approximately 18 years. I was fortunate enough to purchase the car of my dreams last year. It is a 1979 trans am, SE, W72, T-top, WS6, with camel deluxe interior, yes the one of the 1107 and it is PHS verified. The car is a project car and I have been restoring it with the help of friends. The engine has been rebuilt and installed. The car is currently at a friends body shop awaiting body work and paint. I am still obtaining interior parts in order to be ready to start the interior when the car comes out of the body shop, with the dash being the worst issue. This will not be a show re-store because I want to DRIVE this baby. I have been a member of Trans Am Country but I do not post much. I enjoy just hanging out and learning as I go. If anyone is in Fulton, call the police department and I will buy coffee while talking trans ams. If anyone nows where kentuckyyetti lives, then Fulton is approximately a 35 minute drive from him. By the way he is a great guy and will help anyone out if they just ask.  ;)

Jere
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 23, 2008, 11:12:34 PM
Welcome Jere...I've heard Mike mention you several times. Glad you made it over  ;D
Looking forward to some pix of that SE when you have time  ;) ...
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Post by: Rick on February 23, 2008, 11:14:33 PM
Hey Jere!  Thought I recognized you from TAC!  If you're a friend of Mike's, you're a friend of ours!  When you get the chance you should post up some pics of your ride for the guys here to see!  You'll recognize some other faces (OK, screen IDs but you know what I mean) but there are quite a few different guys who'd love to see your car! :) :)
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Post by: cowboy204 on February 23, 2008, 11:42:24 PM
Thanks for the welcome guys! I will attempt to post some tomorrow if I figure out the instructions from the photo bucket post from TAC. I was at kentuckyyetti's today and he showed me a crash course.  :-\ I dropped by to see some of his cars and just visit him. He is the closest ta nut to me.  :D Really he, and his family, are good people. While I was there I showed him the pictures of the re-store. I am trying to end up with a super nice driver. I hope to have it completed by fall. See you later.

Jere
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 23, 2008, 11:45:01 PM
Very true...they are all good people. I need to get back down there...weather permitting  :-\
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Post by: Rick on February 24, 2008, 12:04:01 AM
Sure you wanna do that now, Jeff?  After all, Jere IS the assistant police chief and by now he's had time to take a second look at that "most wanted" poster... :-\ :-\  ;D
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 24, 2008, 12:08:46 AM
I'll wear a disguise  ;)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on February 24, 2008, 05:40:43 AM
Jere, welcome mate, if you need a Photofit of 79ws6resto , im more than happy to oblige!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/peterlemonjello/hoff.jpg)

No seriously it would be great to see pics and maybe yes ill drop in and have a coffee with you!
Dont worry ill get my own transport to the station with some of your colleagues........
.......... " Stupid BRIT was driving on the LEFT!!!! ".
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 24, 2008, 07:45:22 AM
Welcome to the 78ta family Jere, glad to have you aboard.  As the others indicated, we do love pics so post them up soon of that poncho!  Don't make Jeff (79ws6resto) wait too long, he may make you write on the board 100 times.

I will post pics quickly when I enter a new forum.

Oh, and try to ignore the fettish that Sir English has with Hoff, we're trying to break him of this habit.
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Post by: blue81ta on February 24, 2008, 08:02:28 AM
Welcome to the site Jere. I'm happy you now have your dream car. :D Good luck with the restoration.
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Post by: eshangle on February 24, 2008, 09:08:03 AM
Hi, I'm Betsy, I have this amazing thing called a Trans Am, and have no idea what to do with it.  I'm waiting for the chance to get pics to post.  Hope you all will give me your feedback.
I'm from Chicago Suburbs, living temporarily in Oregon (hence the wait on pics, have to do that second hand) But grew up in Ohio and Mich, so kinda fun hearing from all these midwesterners!
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 24, 2008, 01:18:34 PM
Welcome to 78TA Betsy...we all look forward to hearing more about you and your bird.
Sounds like you have moved around quite a bit...is this why you're considering selling? or are you just out of storage space?
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Post by: Sir english firebird on February 24, 2008, 01:33:35 PM
Rich? what ever do you mean?
"Oh, and try to ignore the fettish that Sir English has with Hoff, we're trying to break him of this habit."
LOL

Welcome to the site Betsy!
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Post by: Rick on February 24, 2008, 01:36:56 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Betsy! :) :)
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Post by: LOMILETA on February 24, 2008, 01:46:40 PM
Welcome to the site Betsy.
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Post by: blue81ta on February 24, 2008, 01:48:39 PM
Hello Betsy, welcome to the site. I agree a Trans Am is amazing. :D Looking forward to some pics and info about your T/A. If we seem a bit overeager for pics and info it's because most of us are buried under snow and are experiencing a serious case of cabin fever, so coming to this site helps us get through the winter....hence the need for pics.
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 24, 2008, 04:36:33 PM
Welcome Betsy!
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Post by: pointman on February 24, 2008, 05:30:09 PM
Welcome Betsy! There are a few of us mid-westerners to stubborn to leave the cold!  :)
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Post by: kentuckyyeti on February 24, 2008, 07:21:08 PM
Hi, Jere! Hi, Betsy!
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Post by: Scotty on February 26, 2008, 02:20:26 PM
Hi gents/ladies,

My name is Scott and I'm from Australia, Canberra to be exact. I've just picked up this '77 from a local guy here in the ACT. The car was originally bought into the country and converted to RHD by Ameriparts here in the ACT back in the late 80's.
 (http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f398/Aussie_Shovel/DSCF2362.jpg)

(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f398/Aussie_Shovel/DSCF2363.jpg)
 

Overall it's in pretty good nick, it needs a few mechanical fixes. The heater needs repairing, the passenger door has a dodgy lock, the drivers door hinge needs re-bushing etc.. Mainly time consumers but from experience with other cars, repairs like these can cause me the most frustration.

I'm getting rid of the red wheels and replacing them with Snowflakes (picked some 15x8's last weekend). I'm also binning the dodgy make out chrome lettering on the rear spoiler and replacing it with a Platinum Bandit set from Phoenix.

I'm also into bikes, I've currently got an old Harley Shovel Chopper nearing completion:
 (http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f398/Aussie_Shovel/DSCF2047.jpg)

i'm looking forward to learning as much as possible from you guys and girls

Cheers
Scotty
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 26, 2008, 02:31:18 PM
Welcome to 78TA Scotty  ;D
Looks like another nice '77 made it down under...nice bike, too 8)

Any questions, just ask...we're all here to help!
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Post by: Rick on February 26, 2008, 03:55:48 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Scotty!  Great to see another guy from down under!  Thanks for posting pics -- it saves us from having to beg -- Jeff LOVES pics so much that we just can't live with him unless he gets them! :D ;)
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Post by: LOMILETA on February 26, 2008, 03:59:56 PM
Welcome and very nice score Scott. I knida like the red wheels, if you do red decals.
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 26, 2008, 04:11:41 PM
Welcome Scotty to 78ta.  Those red wheels are certainly different.  Appreciate the pics and looking forward to your postings.
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Post by: blue81ta on February 26, 2008, 06:03:48 PM
Hello Scotty, welcome to the site. Nice 77 T/A you've got there. 8) Enjoy your new ride. :D

Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on February 26, 2008, 06:33:38 PM
Yes welcome on board Scotty!

Do all American cars have to be converted to RHD in Aus?
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Post by: w72transamowner on February 26, 2008, 09:05:37 PM
Hi Scotty, I'd like to welcome you aboard too!  And I'd like to already ask you for a favor......caught the tale end of a car in your bike picture that said "Charger"........can you post a picture of that and tells us about it?  Thanks in advance!

Bobby
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Post by: Hitman on February 27, 2008, 09:13:40 AM
Welcome to the Forum everyone that is new.  Looks like we have more owners from overseas and down under.  Nice to have you all here and let us know how we can help.
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Post by: Scotty on February 28, 2008, 04:16:27 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys. I can live with the red wheels if I had to but luckily i stumbled across snowflakes here for the right price so I'll got that route I think.

Sir English, the conversion rules vary from state to state here but generally speaking any car that's over 30yrs old doesn't have to be converted. Mine got bought over 1987 and was converted then. I'll take a couple of quick pics of the interior and under the bonnet (or 'hood' as it's known in the states..) so you can see the conversion.

w72transowner, I'm also a huge Mopar fan. The Charger in the background is the Australian Charger. It came from the factory with small blocks (318, 360 and a few 340's) but the real high performance units had 265 Hemi inline 6's. These engines were only made in Australia and were factory developed to put out just over 300hp thanks to triple Webbers, trickie cam and factory headers. The fastest of the Aussie Chargers was the E49 which ran 14.4sec 1/4 mile times making it, up until the last year or 2, the fastest accelerating aussie made car ever. They get down to high 13's with modern rubber.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f398/Aussie_Shovel/ad88image3.jpg)
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f398/Aussie_Shovel/ad88image2.jpg)

Just a bit of trivia, they were the worlds fastest 6 cylinder production car until Porsche took the mantle with a turbo-911 in the early 80's.

Here's a link with some more info for anybody interested:
http://www.fastlane.com.au/Features/Charger_history.htm (http://www.fastlane.com.au/Features/Charger_history.htm)
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Post by: rkellerjr on February 28, 2008, 06:28:26 AM
Will you look at that.  It looks like a mini-me charger!  hehehehe, thanks for the post Scotty, pretty cool.
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Post by: WarbirdTA on February 28, 2008, 11:45:01 AM
Welcome!
There are some Trans Am/Firebird websites down under as well.
Are you on any?
A few members come and visit the states, and buy stuff to bring back, for themselves, and others like you.
If you need something, get in touch with them.
Nice car!

George  8)
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Post by: 75transam on February 28, 2008, 04:34:50 PM
Welcome to the site, Scott.  I'm a huge Charger fan as well.  Keep those pics coming
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Post by: Sir english firebird on February 28, 2008, 05:45:09 PM
That would be cool cheers Scott!
Im lucky we dont have to convert them here even though you and i drive on THE CORRECT side of the road!! 

I wait for the dirt to fly!

No actually ive driven left hookers in Spain and it is actually easier to drive on the " wrong side!"
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on February 29, 2008, 02:08:40 AM
No actually ive driven left hookers in Spain and it is actually easier to drive on the " wrong side!"


Why don't Spanish hookers have their own cars?  :D :D
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Post by: Sir english firebird on February 29, 2008, 06:25:53 AM
You can explain that one to the WIFEY in August............ oh dear.............  lol
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Post by: w72transamowner on February 29, 2008, 08:24:17 AM
Thank you so much for posting the Charger pics and info Scott, that is really cool.  I'd love to be able to see one in person.  I did get two weeks in Townsville, Queensland back in 1999 but I didn't see these Chargers then.

I hope to hear more from you about your cars!!
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Post by: Sir english firebird on February 29, 2008, 01:59:10 PM
Back on track ........ Phew! No more Hookers ( left obviously ).
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Post by: tony1980 on February 29, 2008, 06:07:22 PM
Hey guys, I have already talked to a few of you, but My name is Tony, reside in The AV of California
I have a 1980 T/A 305 with automatic transmission
The car sat for some time I have recently cleaned out all fluids switched them, replaced the transmission fluid pan seal, and started her up... Started up with a few runs, having some battery issues though.
Needs new interior and some engine work, because of the sit out its had, it was not taken car of for the 13 years it sat.
The car came to me when my father died when I was young and my mother Kept it for and now I am ready to start working on it. Its not to bad of shape, but still, the condition its in does not do it any justice and really look forward to getting the beaut a new look Heres the most recent pics I have- from this week


http://s257.photobucket.com/albums/hh203/Pontiac8880/

 
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Post by: pointman on February 29, 2008, 06:38:38 PM
Welcome Tony, that is really special that your Mom kept the car for you all those years, I'm sure you will take great care of it given it's legacy. Good luck with your restoration, I'm sure you'll have fun doing it.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on February 29, 2008, 07:34:35 PM
Tony, is that a factory sunroof?
Its a great looking car, im sorry that it came to you the way it did, but the fact that it has now come to you is truly special.
Good luck, i too have a "Bird" that means alot to me via its previous owner.
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Post by: tony1980 on March 01, 2008, 03:15:08 AM
Tony, is that a factory sunroof?
Its a great looking car, im sorry that it came to you the way it did, but the fact that it has now come to you is truly special.
Good luck, i too have a "Bird" that means alot to me via its previous owner.

Not to sure on the sunroof, Im guessing it is, but I haven't seen many with a sunroof... its always been hard top or t tops.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on March 01, 2008, 03:22:03 AM
Thats what i was thinking, i know of a BRITISH F+RD that they only made 200 of as a "trial run" to see if they were popular ( 1971 ), they didnt sell so F+RD dropped the idea and never did it in that line till the eighties.

I only know this because i had one!, but as for Trans ams etc im no expert.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on March 01, 2008, 03:44:01 AM
No factory sunroofs...it is probably aftermarket (a dealer install is a slim possibility also).
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Post by: tony1980 on March 01, 2008, 04:10:20 AM
Yeah, because the button to make it roll back or what ever it does, does not work... So I was thinking it was armature... also because the wiring is a bit messed with 
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on March 01, 2008, 04:14:56 AM
It's a power roof? That's pretty cool.
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Post by: tony1980 on March 01, 2008, 04:41:51 AM
Yeah, but none of the power stuff works yet... I need to figure out all the wiring... I remember them working before... Shouldn't be to hard though right?
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Post by: Bandit Muscle on March 01, 2008, 12:13:02 PM
Hello guys,

I'm Mike from Northern New Jersey. I've been a major fan of the 77/78 Trans Am since, you guessed it, I first saw Smakey and the Bandit. Since then I've met a few owners and seen the cars in person and that only served to solidify my love for this one true muscle car from the late 70s. I currently own a 2005 Mustang and would like to purchase on of these cars some day. When the spring gets here, I usually like to frequent the chatterbox car show saturday nights and would love to maybe meet some of you guys. I'd like to learn more about the car and meet some of the owners if I may be so bold.

Take care and talk to ya around the forums,

Mike
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Post by: pointman on March 01, 2008, 01:39:38 PM
Welcome Mike, you're in the right place if Trans Am's are in your blood! I don't think there are any shy T/A owners on this site, there is a LOT of knowledge regarding these birds, all you gotta do is ask!
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on March 01, 2008, 03:12:28 PM
Welcome to 78TA Bandit Muscle

True...no one's shy around here  ;D
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Post by: Rick on March 01, 2008, 03:18:33 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com!  We love pictures -- post up some of your current ride!  Heck, we even let Jeff post pics of non-TAs so I'm sure we can extend that courtesy to you! :D :D ;)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on March 01, 2008, 03:21:30 PM
Non-T/A's??  :o Me? What/when/where?
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 01, 2008, 03:29:58 PM
Hey Mike from Juerrseeey, welcome to the 78ta family.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on March 01, 2008, 04:36:40 PM
Welcome MIke!! Yeah theres alot of pics posted on here of non T/A 's ive been known to post the odd " celebrity " piccy.............
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Post by: blue81ta on March 01, 2008, 05:27:33 PM
Welcome aboard Mike. This is a great place to hang out if you like Trans Ams. You can learn alot about these cars here, so come in and have a seat. I hope that you realize your dream of owning a T/A someday.
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Post by: Bandit Muscle on March 01, 2008, 10:18:05 PM
Thanks for the welcome guys! I feel at home already.  8)

As requested here are a few pics of my Mustang:

(http://www.geocities.com/dukempmaps/0320071842a.jpg)

(http://www.geocities.com/dukempmaps/0716071728a.jpg)

(http://www.geocities.com/dukempmaps/0320071851.jpg)

I just put this Pony Grill on before the winter:

(http://www.geocities.com/dukempmaps/1029071251.jpg)

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Post by: rkellerjr on March 01, 2008, 10:21:54 PM
Nice, ford really did a good job on that pony car.
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Post by: Rick on March 01, 2008, 11:32:47 PM
Nice ride!  Thanks for posting! :) :)
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Post by: blue81ta on March 02, 2008, 07:25:05 AM
Nice Mustang. I like the grill...nice touch. 8)
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Post by: Bandit Muscle on March 02, 2008, 08:06:28 AM
Thanks Guys!
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Post by: BDHABT on March 02, 2008, 10:35:14 AM
Hey all,
I`m Mark from Plainville,CT.
I dont have a T/A,but I do have a `70 Firebird.
My parents bought it new in `70.They traded their `68 Bird towards this one.
While the car is registered,it sees mostly strip action.
Has gone 10.90s with the old set-up.
Gonna start the new build this spring.Its gonna be a 499 or 505;dont know just yet.
Planning on running mid 9s,N/A.

Great web site,I`ll be back often.

Mark.

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Post by: WarbirdTA on March 02, 2008, 10:41:57 AM
Looks great!
I always loved the early second gens.
Tell us more about the engine you have now.

George  8)
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Post by: Rick on March 02, 2008, 10:52:36 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Mark!  We're looking forward to hearing about the new engine as it comes along!  And as you might know, we LOVE pictures! :) :) ;)
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 02, 2008, 11:43:07 AM
Welcome Mark, glad to have you aboard, all firebirds are welcome :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on March 02, 2008, 12:34:28 PM
Welcome BDHABT  ....nice bird!
 
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Post by: blue81ta on March 02, 2008, 12:38:45 PM
Welcome to the site, Mark.  Nice Firebird... Fast Firebird. :D Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on March 02, 2008, 03:14:15 PM
Welcome BDHABT , thats a stunner im a big fan of the " pro street " look, what do your parents think of its incarnation?
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Post by: BDHABT on March 02, 2008, 04:07:12 PM
Looks great!
I always loved the early second gens.
Tell us more about the engine you have now.

George  8)

It was a 455,.030.
87cc E-heads,ported to 326 cfm.
Victor intake,1050 Dominator.
Solid roller valvetrain.Cam: 272 duration @.050,.600 lift,single pattern.
JE pistons.
`58-`62 Forged rods.
2" Heddman Headers,3.5" exhaust.
Turbo 350,Ford 9",3.89s.

Unfortunately,a roller lifter went bad this past summer.So i was gonna do a refresh on this engine.But a buddy of mine reccomended going with an IA2 aftermarket block.
So thats the plan.I`ve been selling parts of my engine here and there;actually,the only thing I have left is the block and crank.I`m hoping that will be sold this week.

Right now,the basis for the new combo is:
IA2
Forged crank
Super Chief heads
BOP intake
Custom headers

I`ll keep everyone posted.

Thanks.
Mark.
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Post by: BDHABT on March 02, 2008, 04:10:01 PM
Welcome BDHABT , thats a stunner im a big fan of the " pro street " look, what do your parents think of its incarnation?

They have supported me 200%.
They also never missed a race.
My dad passed in `04,but my mom continued to go until I had the lifter problem.Heck,she even races an `07 Trailblazer SS from time to time.

Mark.
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Post by: WarbirdTA on March 02, 2008, 07:50:00 PM
Mark,
That's nice to know you are using the '58-'62 Pontiac forged rods.
I have a set all ready to drop into an engine.
I was thinking of dropping them into my 1970 Ram Air IV engine.
Not many people use them anymore.
How high do you rev the engine?
I doubt I'll be going over 5,800.

Just wondering,

George  8)
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Post by: BDHABT on March 02, 2008, 08:08:25 PM
Mark,
That's nice to know you are using the '58-'62 Pontiac forged rods.
I have a set all ready to drop into an engine.
I was thinking of dropping them into my 1970 Ram Air IV engine.
Not many people use them anymore.
How high do you rev the engine?
I doubt I'll be going over 5,800.

Just wondering,

George  8)

You`ll be fine with those rods.
I shifted at 6200-6400;for ten years.Never had any issues.

Mark.
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Post by: LOMILETA on March 07, 2008, 10:46:09 AM
Welcome to the new members I missed. Sorry, I was sunning myself 1200 miles due south for a few weeks.
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Post by: Rick on March 07, 2008, 11:04:55 AM
Sorry, I was sunning myself 1200 miles due south for a few weeks.

Only he wasn't on the beach -- he was following the family bloodhound around as it sniffed out TAs in all the snowbird neighborhoods. ;)
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Post by: LOMILETA on March 07, 2008, 11:06:23 AM
Actually, I did look at about 4 more. If I had more money, I would probably own 3 of them.
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Post by: Rick on March 07, 2008, 11:09:10 AM
You know, somehow in the end it always boils down to that -- not enough money.  Seesh -- that's a problem we could fix ourselves but they get so upset when you go to the trouble of printing what you need... ::) ::)
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Post by: LOMILETA on March 07, 2008, 11:17:52 AM
Thats right Rick, and the banks have a problem with you making a withdrawl if you don't have an account with them.
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Post by: Rick on March 07, 2008, 11:27:34 AM
And to top that, they get all tweaked up if you use a credit card you find at a gas station to buy a big-screen TV... ::)
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Post by: kentuckyyeti on March 07, 2008, 11:39:51 AM
So what's with that?  Go to the bank, open an account with $50, bank gives you 100 checks.  Try to use them all and you get in trouble :o
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Post by: LOMILETA on March 07, 2008, 12:09:26 PM
Yeah Mike, your only supposed to use YOUR $50. They have more than enough, why cant they share?
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Post by: 75transam on March 08, 2008, 11:32:30 AM
did somebody new join?
well, if they did....welcome to the site....here is a pic of me and my girlfriend.....she says hi
(http://www.variagate.com/venus.jpg)

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Post by: 784mula on March 08, 2008, 05:41:03 PM
I am not new to the site but tell your girlfriend welcome & thanks for the pic. (I thought I was on the favorite hottie thread!)
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Post by: AZ T/A on March 13, 2008, 12:51:49 AM
Im currently in Tucson Az
been here for a number of yrs, love it.
Been around cars my whole life one way or another..
in the last yr Ive aquired 2 80 Turbo T/As  :)
both have lots of sun damage, but no rust as least.
Nice site, thanks all for the welcome. :)

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Post by: AZ T/A on March 13, 2008, 12:52:34 AM
and this is my white 80 Turbo T/A  :)

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Post by: jjr on March 13, 2008, 02:00:22 AM
 
 AZ T/A,

 Nice Turbo's... welcome to 78ta!

 Holler if you have any turbo questions or needs...

 Joe R
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 13, 2008, 06:19:39 AM
Good lookin cars AZ, welcome to 78ta!
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Post by: LOMILETA on March 13, 2008, 09:25:53 AM
Welcome to the party AZ.
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Post by: Rick on March 13, 2008, 10:32:40 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, AZ T/A!  We look forward to hearing more about you and your cars! :) :)
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Post by: Hitman on March 13, 2008, 10:55:34 AM
Welcome all to the Forum, nice to have you here.  If there is any way that we can help, just let us know.
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Post by: rentedmule on March 14, 2008, 11:38:23 AM
sweet turbos AZ T/A!
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Post by: Sir english firebird on March 14, 2008, 04:41:22 PM
Welcome to the forum.
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Post by: RRR76TA on March 14, 2008, 05:23:15 PM
Welcome to the site
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Post by: w72transamowner on March 15, 2008, 03:46:15 PM
Im currently in Tucson Az
been here for a number of yrs, love it.
Been around cars my whole life one way or another..
in the last yr Ive aquired 2 80 Turbo T/As  :)
both have lots of sun damage, but no rust as least.
Nice site, thanks all for the welcome. :)

Hey there AZ T/A and welcome aboard.  I was literally just out your way two weeks ago for a TDY to DMAFB; too bad you didn't post sooner.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on March 15, 2008, 04:10:24 PM
too paid you didn't post sooner.

Um...huh?  :D
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Post by: Axel_f on March 15, 2008, 05:42:55 PM
Hello, im from Finland and 6 moths ago buy my first Firebird. It discover in california and ship here. It's pretty good shape and i try to get numberplates and for running next month. Heres some pics.
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t141/Axelmaxel/1.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t141/Axelmaxel/2.jpg
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on March 15, 2008, 05:48:21 PM
Welcome to 78TA Axel f

Beautiful T/A...congrats!! Allow me to post some of your pix for you  ;D


(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t141/Axelmaxel/1.jpg)

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t141/Axelmaxel/2.jpg)

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Post by: Sir english firebird on March 15, 2008, 05:50:44 PM
Nice find mate, how long did the shipping take?
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Post by: Axel_f on March 15, 2008, 05:52:10 PM
Thanks 79ws6resto for those pics! Its not real T/A...under hood is 350.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on March 15, 2008, 05:53:22 PM
 ;) That's ok...beautiful bird regardless  8)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on March 15, 2008, 05:54:07 PM
Axel_f , hey thats cool i run a 350 in mine!!
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Post by: Axel_f on March 15, 2008, 05:56:04 PM
Shipping take almost 2 month. And i get much tax because its way in finland if you ship car from another country. And that suck very much.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on March 15, 2008, 05:58:24 PM
We get punished too in the UK mate, its not right.

Poland is even worse!
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Post by: Axel_f on March 15, 2008, 06:03:00 PM
I thought Finland was the worst place but now i feel better. :)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on March 15, 2008, 06:07:05 PM
LOL, Poland is really bad, its almost cheaper to buy a NEW car than a 2nd hand one!

I take it you have a Chevvy 350 in it?
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Post by: Axel_f on March 15, 2008, 06:13:08 PM
Its pontiac 350. I think if its some day blow off i maybe put Chevy 350. What i have read its not so hard to install.
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Post by: w72transamowner on March 15, 2008, 06:13:39 PM
too paid you didn't post sooner.

Um...huh?  :D

Oops.....man, what was I thinking there?  ::)  ;D
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Post by: w72transamowner on March 15, 2008, 06:17:25 PM
Welcome aboard Axel F, nice looking ride you picked up there.  You'll have to share some pictures of Findland with us.  :)
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Post by: Rick on March 15, 2008, 06:25:35 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Axel f!  We look forward to hearing more about you and your car.  I think you are our first poster from Finland! :) :) :)
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Post by: kentuckyyeti on March 15, 2008, 06:35:04 PM
Hi.  I ship quite a few parts to a great guy in Finland.  He has a sweet black Firebird with a Pontiac 350. Picked up the car in California, he said.  I told him to check this site out as it is very good on restoration info.  In the pics he sends me, he also has a few motorcycles in his garage ;)
Hello, Aki, glad you joined up. 

-yeti
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Post by: Axel_f on March 15, 2008, 06:38:32 PM
Visit here some times and kentuckyyeti say this is nice place so thats why is registered here. Looks like i have much to read here.

ps. thanks kentuckyyeti
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Post by: kentuckyyeti on March 15, 2008, 06:39:46 PM
 ;)
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Post by: P-Js_BLKBRRD on March 16, 2008, 01:45:31 AM
Hello - We found the main site a few years ago when looking at buying our first T/A.  It was a lot of help then and we're happy to see the forum now (don't know how we missed it before!).

We bought "BIGBRRD" from its original owner in the fall of '04 and drove it straight to a storage facility so didn't get to enjoy the car until the spring of '05.  Found then out it needed a lot more TLC than we first thought.  Rebuilt both the front and rear suspension, replaced the entire exhaust system, and had the radiator rebuilt. 

Then we decided to have the "Minnesota Cancer" looked into.  Took the car to a body shop in June of '06 for what we thought would be a 3 month project.  But it is STILL THERE...!!!  One thing led to another and in the process the 400 got pulled and spent the winter of '06 in our garage getting partiially torn down, throughly scrubbed, repainted, reassembled, and put back in the car last summer.  It is getting close to being repainted now and hope to have it all put back together in time for the CarCraft Summer Nats in St. Paul this coming July.  (keeping fingers crossed on that...!!!)

btw - "BIGBRRD" is a '78 with the Pontiac 400ci, 4 speed manual, Hurst t-tops, and gold snowflakes.  Originally Starlight Black with the black velour interior we're keeping the interior the same but going with an even blacker black (if that's possible) on the exterior. 

Looking forward to getting it back on the road again...!!!

Patty and Jim
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Post by: Sir english firebird on March 16, 2008, 05:15:54 AM
Welcome to the FORUM guys!!  ;D

I must admit i searched the site before " stumbling " across the forum and i havent found my way out since!
Its a great place to be and before anyone else chimes in, we all love piccys no matter how bad or good you think you car is / was.
Its a great place for information too and the people are very very helpfull. ( remember my fan guys? ). :'( ;D
See you soon!
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 16, 2008, 07:59:50 AM
Welcome Axel f to the 78ta family.  Glad to have you aboard and great lookin ride.  Lookin forward to getting to know you!
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Post by: kentuckyyeti on March 16, 2008, 08:16:38 AM
Hello Patty and Jim.  Welcome to the best T/A site on the internet :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 16, 2008, 08:25:48 AM
Welcome P and J to 78ta. If you've even glanced at this site you'll know that we love pics, so post some up of your poncho when you get a chance :)
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Post by: w72transamowner on March 16, 2008, 11:11:08 AM
Welcome to the T/A party Patti and Jim but let me warn you, it quite infectious and addicting!  ;D


I must admit i searched the site before " stumbling " across the forum and i havent found my way out since!

I'm suddenly picturing the recluse Howard Hughes with stringy long hair and a beard......Sir English glued to his chair and can't seem to pull away from the computer (let me out, let me out).  Little does he know his boss has fired him and the wife and kids have left him.  :o  ;)  ;D
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Post by: pointman on March 16, 2008, 11:20:34 AM
Welcome to all the "new" TA lovers! This is a great site with really nice people!
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Post by: Rick on March 16, 2008, 11:25:48 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Patty and Jim!  Post us up some pics when you can, and we look forward to hearing more stories about you and your car! :) :)
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Post by: blue81ta on March 16, 2008, 01:58:21 PM
Welcome to 78ta, Axel f... Patty and Jim. Glad you found us.  :)
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Post by: LOMILETA on March 16, 2008, 02:07:11 PM
Welcome Axle and P&J.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on March 16, 2008, 05:44:22 PM
Welcome to the T/A party Patti and Jim but let me warn you, it quite infectious and addicting!  ;D


I must admit i searched the site before " stumbling " across the forum and i havent found my way out since!

I'm suddenly picturing the recluse Howard Hughes with stringy long hair and a beard......Sir English glued to his chair and can't seem to pull away from the computer (let me out, let me out).  Little does he know his boss has fired him and the wife and kids have left him.  :o  ;)  ;D

HOW ON EARTH DID YOU KNOW? mate i peed myself with laughter!! im off to buy a special car so that no one can hear my conversations!
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Post by: Eagle 1 on March 16, 2008, 09:16:30 PM
Wow, in just two days we went from page 99 to page 101.
I borrowed this ideal to introduce yourself over on another football message board.
Welcome all newcomers.
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Post by: Serpiko on March 21, 2008, 03:58:29 PM
Hi guys, I am Stefano and I live in Italy (center, west coast). I've been several weeks on this forum but I hope you can see a pictures of my TA now, I will get some more later.

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Post by: Rick on March 21, 2008, 03:59:54 PM
Nice looking 76 you have, Stefano!  We'll be watching for more pics! :) :)
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Post by: LOMILETA on March 21, 2008, 09:14:50 PM
Welcome, we look forward to seeing more of your ride.
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Post by: cuog on March 26, 2008, 10:55:17 PM
Hello, I'm Alex From Powhatan VA, bought my 79 Trans Am 4ish years ago when I was 13, and now trying to get it on the road in time for my 18th b-day, sadly been taking a while, lack of money and dad needing the garage a lot to work on his Jeep.

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/cuog/Car/P1020750.jpg)
(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/cuog/Car/P1020753.jpg)
(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/cuog/Car/P1020757.jpg)
Had to rebuild part of the frame rail on the rear driver side, came out pretty well I think
(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/cuog/Car/P1020759.jpg)
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Post by: Rick on March 26, 2008, 11:12:47 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Alex!  Thanks for posting up pics!  We look forward to hearing more about you and your car! :) :)

I couldn't help but notice the turnout gear hanging there -- firefighter in the family, eh?
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Post by: cuog on March 26, 2008, 11:21:02 PM
Yup, dads been a firefighter since I was about 1, Volunteer first, then Career for the past almost 10 years
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on March 26, 2008, 11:24:32 PM
Welcome and thanks for posting pics!
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on March 26, 2008, 11:29:17 PM
Welcome cuog
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Post by: Sir english firebird on March 27, 2008, 03:47:17 PM
Cuog, welcome to the site!!

Congratulations and good luck on the car, Its taken me a bit longer ( years ) to get my Bird, i take it this is going to be a keeper?

Any more info on it?
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 27, 2008, 03:54:58 PM
Welcome Alex, glad to have you aboard.  Good project you got, thanks for the pics.  Fellow VA tax payer here, from Yorktown.
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Post by: cuog on March 27, 2008, 08:06:54 PM
From what I can remember off the top of my head its a 79 T/A with bone stock 403 and auto trans with 172k miles on it, some rusted spots, that frame rail I replaced being the worst of it, as well as some floor pan rusting, and front right fender being dented and rusting out at the bottom(looks like someone hit it in a parking lot a while ago)

I think it was a pretty good bargain, needed a new front left brake caliper when I got it, bleeder valve snapped off and brakes had too much air in the line to pretend to be useful.

All in all I'm glad I got it for $435 running.  Just bought gas for it today, started it up after pouring a little in the carb, glad to see it still runs after sitting in the garage for 2 years.  I'll have a video up of it in a moment of the happy occasion

and Sir English, I definitely plan to keep it ^_^

Youtube vid of it running, runs horribly rich, I need to dig out my manual and find how to adjust the carb mixture, also need to get that little plate that should be by the flywheel so that I can adjust my timing, somehow that disappeared
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQnj2PqrBE4
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Post by: w72transamowner on March 27, 2008, 09:01:32 PM
Welcome to the Trans Am family Alex and good to hear from another Virginia (although I had to "google" Powhatan to find where it is).  Good luck with your project buddy!!
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Post by: RainMan on March 28, 2008, 12:26:06 PM
Hi all,just wanted to say hello  as I just joined .
My name is Rick ,I am 47 year's old in april and going threw a mid life crisis lol .I am from BC Canada ,and recently purchaced a 78 SE with Fisher T roof's. I do not have the car yet ,as it is being shipped in a closed container from Ohio to my residence in BC.
I can hardly wait to see my T/A,although there is no rush as it's still winter out there .
I have been on EBay 6 day's a week for the last 3 year's ,and the one I was looking for finally appeared. I had a 77 back when I was 20 ,black and gold ,but no t roof's.Well I have alway's wanted one like it again ,with the black interior ,but I wanted a 78  with the factory T roof's.
I gotta say I love the look's of the front end in 77 and 78 ,nothing else look's that mean in my opinion .You look at car's now aday's ,and they all look the same imo.But you see a 78 black T/A ,and it stand's out! I have to say I haven't even seen one on the road in year's .
I will have to start a gallery to post some pic's as soon as I figure out how .
Anyway's all,nice to be here ,
Later Rick

(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i54/GMC_Guy/Bandit.jpg)

(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i54/GMC_Guy/9210_12.jpg)

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Post by: LOMILETA on March 28, 2008, 12:36:30 PM
Welcome th the site Rick and Alex. Another couple of nice rides.
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 28, 2008, 01:00:04 PM
Welcome to 78ta Rick, glad to have you aboard.  Nice car you got, hope it transports safely to ya!
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Post by: Rick on March 28, 2008, 01:17:20 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com!  We look forward to seeing more of your car when you get it!  Good luck! :) :) :)
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Post by: w72transamowner on March 28, 2008, 03:17:26 PM
That is one gorgeous looking car Rainman, I'm jealous!!  I hope you will post up more pics when it finally arrives home.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on March 28, 2008, 04:22:04 PM
Welcome RainMan, Mid life crisis? is that just an excuse for the wife to buy the car? Come on you can tell us where all friends here you know!

I call mine " Stress relief " oh and alot of fun!!!
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Post by: Canuck_TA on March 29, 2008, 03:35:57 PM
I'm Merv from the great white north, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Had a 76 TA and a 74 TA but that was eons ago, always wanted to get another.  Well the day came and I picked it up last week.  1976 Trans AM 400 TH 350.  Needed the body more than anythings as eons ago I stripped the 74 and 76 and put he parts in storage.  Other than some dime sized holes in the passanger floor pans, and rot on the passanger rear lower quarter its solid.  Low compression on one cylinder so it doen't run, PT looks original will request PHS to confirm, then that will determine my direction.  From what I can tell I won't need half the body parts I have in stock... but thats a good thing.  Cool site, look foward to spending some quality time here  :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 29, 2008, 03:55:00 PM
Hey Merv!  Welcome to the 78ta family.  Post up some pics of the project when you can.
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Post by: Rick on March 29, 2008, 04:03:09 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Merv!  It must be warming up in the Great White North -- we've had a rush of Canadian posters here recently!  Would love to see pictures of your ride! :) :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on March 29, 2008, 08:33:45 PM
Welcome Merv  ;D
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Post by: w72transamowner on March 29, 2008, 08:49:22 PM
Welcome to the family Merv......looking forward to hearing more about your new obsession.  8)



Welcome to 78TA.com, Merv!  It must be warming up in the Great White North -- we've had a rush of Canadian posters here recently!  Would love to see pictures of your ride! :) :)

Nah, it's still cold up there so there's nothing else to do but get on the computer  ;D
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Post by: LOMILETA on March 29, 2008, 08:57:48 PM
WElcome Merv, cant wait to see some pics of the new bird.
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on March 29, 2008, 09:13:06 PM
Welcome to the funny farm!
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Post by: Canuck_TA on March 30, 2008, 12:17:31 AM
Thanks all, great to be here.  Long winter... heated garage... TA to play with... who needs summer... yet :)

Life is good 8)
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Post by: IMnuts on March 30, 2008, 12:42:47 AM
wasn't sure if ny last post went up so i thought I'd at least post a pict of my car. I'm from Rouleau. Saskatchewan. Not far from Canuck TA actually. I restored this beast myself form the paint/bodywork to the engine rebuild. It was a complete off frame restoration that took me only 14years to complete. the cars odometer reads 116000 km's. it's fully loaded. I'm just in the process of adding the TA flares and air dam to it in white as well as replacing the door panels and the rear speaker deck cover.

Rob Shuba (IMnuts)



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Post by: bobspacin80ta on March 30, 2008, 05:50:46 AM
Welcome to you too Rob, and I'll be the first one to say it, post up some more pics so some of these guys can sleep at night.
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Post by: LOMILETA on March 30, 2008, 09:59:02 AM
Nice Formula Rob, and welcome to the assylum
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Post by: w72transamowner on March 30, 2008, 10:41:44 AM

Rob Shuba (IMnuts)

God that's a great looking Formula!!  Man I want one!
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Post by: Sir english firebird on March 30, 2008, 04:25:33 PM
welcome guys!
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Post by: wrall1 on March 30, 2008, 11:34:15 PM
Im Bill from Clifton Springs New York.  Ive got a 1981 t/a that me and my dad are restoring very slowly since Im in college and am broke the majority of the time.  But its starting to come along
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 31, 2008, 06:12:18 AM
Welcome to the 78ta faimly Bill.  When get some time, post up some pics of the project and don't hesitate to ask questions.
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Post by: LOMILETA on March 31, 2008, 09:03:29 AM
Welcome Bill. LikeRich said, post some pics. We love projects as much as full blown show cars. Plus we have a great group of certified car nuts.
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Post by: wrall1 on March 31, 2008, 10:50:06 AM
I do have some pics up in the restoration projects link if you want to check it out http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=7685.0 (http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=7685.0)
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Post by: rhino33 on April 01, 2008, 06:46:08 PM
Just registered, Im from sarnia ontario canada, near port huron mi. usa
I am currently restoring a PHS documented  77 bandit TA  4 speed 400 non air car.
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Post by: w72transamowner on April 01, 2008, 10:23:22 PM

Just registered, Im from sarnia ontario canada, near port huron mi. usa
I am currently restoring a PHS documented  77 bandit TA  4 speed 400 non air car.

Cool, welcome aboard and let us know how the project is going.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 01, 2008, 11:46:52 PM
Welcome rhino33  ;D
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 02, 2008, 06:04:59 AM
Welcome aboard Rhino, good to meet ya.  Post up some pics of your project when you can, we'd love to see it.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on April 02, 2008, 06:23:44 PM
Welcome to the forum rhino33 !!
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Post by: Joe1980 on April 03, 2008, 07:47:30 AM
Hi, I'm Joe from South Africa. I have a 1980 Trans Am (Please se Tech board for my questions), a 1981 Camaro Z28 as well as a stock standard 1954 Chevy 210 Sedan.
Great site!!!
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 03, 2008, 09:16:08 AM
Welcome Joe from South Africa!!  Glad to have you aboard, post up some pics when you get a chance, we'd love to see your ride.  Let us also know some of your history with the car.
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Post by: WarbirdTA on April 03, 2008, 12:09:03 PM
  8)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 03, 2008, 12:30:52 PM
Welcome Joe1980
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Post by: w72transamowner on April 03, 2008, 12:52:34 PM

Hi, I'm Joe from South Africa. I have a 1980 Trans Am (Please se Tech board for my questions), a 1981 Camaro Z28 as well as a stock standard 1954 Chevy 210 Sedan.
Great site!!!

Holy cow, that's incredible.......welcome to the party Joe and when you post some pics of those cars, post some pics of home too.  :)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on April 03, 2008, 04:47:01 PM
Blimey! its going mad at the moment!!!

welcome and yes can we have some piccys please?
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Post by: Joe1980 on April 04, 2008, 04:33:27 AM
Hi, thanks for all the welcome's. The weather is great in South Africa, we're in autum at the moment, moving fast towards the winter but here in SA our car show season is more in the winter beacause it is not so warm and less chances of rain, but we can show and shine pretty much through out the year. I've posted pics of my cars in the Gallery, so check them out.
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 04, 2008, 06:45:14 AM
Nice toys you have there Joe1980!
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 04, 2008, 11:06:29 AM
Boy I',m slackin. Welcome Rhino and Joe1980.
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Post by: Rick on April 06, 2008, 07:55:05 PM
Wow -- gone for a mere week and look at all the newcomers!  Welcome guys! :) :)
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Post by: knightrider88ta on April 07, 2008, 07:03:02 PM
hey everbody my name is phil i live in pennsylvania i am a trans am nut i own a 1988 trans am and a 1989 trans am one with a 5.0 tpi and one with a 5.7tpi currently working on the '89 bird if any one has any ideas on power adders for it or an idea on how to make it stomp this crap out of those mustangs and camaros it would be greatly appreciated, moter is currently at machine shop got bored .30 over and is getting cleaned up let me know thanx
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Post by: brian c on April 07, 2008, 07:18:01 PM
Welcome to all those joining in on the fun here!

Knightrider88ta - this is mainly a 2nd generation site. You might want to check in on www.thirdgen.org to see about any power adders for your specific car. Generally speaking a free flowing exhaust and intake are your two best friends.
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 07, 2008, 07:50:46 PM
Welcome to 78ta Phil, glad to have you aboard.  We do have a resident 3rd gen'er named Jeff, I'm sure he'll pipe in on your car.  Post up some pics when you get a chance.
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Post by: Rick on April 07, 2008, 08:23:40 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Phil.  We have some gen 3 owners here who can help you, but as Brian says most of us are gen 2 owners.  Jeff (79ws6resto) is currently working on a gen 3 so I'm sure he'll be better able to comment.  But post us up some pics of your ride -- we LOVE pictures (all of us that is except Jeff, who is merely extremely fond of them) :) ;)
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Post by: kentuckyyeti on April 07, 2008, 09:55:44 PM
if any one has any ideas on power adders for it or an idea on how to make it stomp this crap out of those mustangs and camaros it would be greatly appreciated,

Hi Phil.  I just got one of these power enhancers today... for my Mustang ;)

http://www.autoanything.com/performance-chips/61A3637A0A0.aspx
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 07, 2008, 09:57:00 PM
Welcome Phil

Sorry but I'm just working on cosmetics for the '82 right now so I'm not much help (learning as I go on this one :-\ )...I'm sure someone will chime in though if you don't find your answers on the 3rd gen forum Brian recommended ;)
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 08, 2008, 09:16:55 AM
Welcome to the site Phil. Mike did you just type the words " My Mustang" on this site? Well you are given a 3 day no post period.
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Post by: w72transamowner on April 08, 2008, 08:00:30 PM

Welcome to the site Phil. Mike did you just type the words " My Mustang" on this site? Well you are given a 3 day no post period.

My Mustang, my Mustang, my Mustang (ha ha ha)  ;D ;D ;)

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb87/w72transamowner/My%20Other%20Cars/080101Mustang4160x84.jpg)
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Post by: kentuckyyeti on April 08, 2008, 08:08:50 PM
Russ- that was Bobby, not me.  I swear!!!
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 08, 2008, 09:19:32 PM

Welcome to the site Phil. Mike did you just type the words " My Mustang" on this site? Well you are given a 3 day no post period.

My Mustang, my Mustang, my Mustang (ha ha ha)  ;D ;D ;)

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb87/w72transamowner/My%20Other%20Cars/080101Mustang4160x84.jpg)

And your banned from the Nationals for 1 year!
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Post by: Rick on April 08, 2008, 11:07:11 PM
Now now -- there's no need to be harsh, guys!  We'll let it slide with the simple confiscation of his drink tickets at the Drury. :D ;)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 08, 2008, 11:13:42 PM
Dibs on the drink tickets!!  ;D
(I'll be the guy in the "Ford Racing" hat  ;D )
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 08, 2008, 11:17:55 PM
And when Jeff gets kicked out for the ford hat I will get all his tickets. ;D
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 08, 2008, 11:20:39 PM
That sounds like a challenge...just for that, I'm taking Brian C up on the hat offer :P
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 08, 2008, 11:49:37 PM
Sweet ,i'll be drunk!
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Post by: Sir english firebird on April 09, 2008, 05:52:46 AM
You too?

See you under the barstools.......

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Post by: brian c on April 09, 2008, 11:43:00 AM
That sounds like a challenge...just for that, I'm taking Brian C up on the hat offer :P

Just PM me your shipping info and I'll send it out. Glad to be rid of it!
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Post by: Inthuwind on April 10, 2008, 03:42:20 PM
Mike here from Abilene,TX (Dyess AFB). Signed in on some other forums, but I am here just as much. I bought an '81 T/A last month that's in pretty good shape. The PO took out the 301 and put in a 350. It runs pretty good when I can get her started. I have a few issues with the battery,alternator, etc. I will be slowly fixing her up with an interior change, paint,decals, engine swap, and other items. I am also rebuilding a '68 Chevy stepside from the ground up, so we'll see how far along I get on that. I love these birds, this is my third one. I have had two '79's in the past, last being a TATA. I regret selling both, so here I go again. I look forward to chatting with ya'll and gathering info, car shows, and all that good stuff.~~~~~Mike

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Post by: OrigOwner77 on April 10, 2008, 03:59:42 PM
Nice 81! What's your shift knob on your B&M Megashifter? Almost looks like a skull? If so, can you post a larger pic of it? 8) Oh yeah, Welcome!
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Post by: Inthuwind on April 10, 2008, 04:16:23 PM
Yeah, it's a skull. I took it out last week and replaced the whole thing with an original shifter. I thought it was cool too. I'll see if I can get another pic, it's sitting in the garage.
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Post by: Rick on April 10, 2008, 05:17:00 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Mike!  We look forward to hearing more about you and the work on your car! :) ;)
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 10, 2008, 05:34:58 PM
Hey Mike, welcome to 78ta, good lookin ride you got.
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Post by: Inthuwind on April 10, 2008, 05:52:17 PM
Thanks guys for the warm welcomes. Here's a pic of the shull shifter.

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Post by: dblhh on April 10, 2008, 06:47:28 PM
Mike,
I think I welcomed you recently when you joined over on TAC, but I'll extend a welcome here as well.
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Post by: Inthuwind on April 10, 2008, 07:04:24 PM
You sure did, but it's good to see you here too!!
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Post by: Sir english firebird on April 10, 2008, 07:59:38 PM
Welcome to the site Inthuwind !!
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Post by: ta collector on April 10, 2008, 08:01:42 PM
welcome,cant wait to see and hear more from you.
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 10, 2008, 08:27:35 PM
Welcome Mike.
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Post by: WarbirdTA on April 10, 2008, 10:14:34 PM
  8)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 11, 2008, 01:26:32 AM
Welcome to 78TA Inthuwind

That shifter looks right up Hitman's alley ;) (nice match for the door locks)
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Post by: Inthuwind on April 11, 2008, 07:17:57 AM
Thanks, and yes, the 350 is a Pontiac-1975 coded engine.
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Post by: Firbird on April 11, 2008, 09:59:13 PM
Denver. Have a 77 TA that's Brentwood Brown. Seems to be an unusual color. Do you know how many were made?
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Post by: Rick on April 11, 2008, 10:34:34 PM
To my knowledge, Pontiac didn't track colors or color combinations in their records -- at not as far as anyone knows. :-\
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Post by: Thunderegg on April 12, 2008, 08:06:25 AM
As the title of this thread asks, Red Bird and I live on the extreme eastern edge of Oregon, six miles from the Idaho border. Nyssa is 8 miles north of us, and Adrian is four miles south. Boise is easy to find on the map, and we are about an hour's drive NW of there.

I stuck with my forum name "Thunderegg" because of one unique characteristic about this area. Ages ago this place was highly volcanic, and as a result, nowadays you can go rock-hounding out in the hills and find thundereggs. They are also known as geodes; volcanic rocks that have crystaline formations inside. Here's a pic my brother took from his front window looking west.
(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n259/Flaydone/outside.jpg)

I'm also known as "Thunderegg" in an online WW2 flight combat sim callled Aces High. (www.hitechcreations.com) A very immersive and sometimes intense game, I enjoy it because of the historical realism and the fact that there's something in it for everyone. I'm a member of one of the largest Main Arena "squads" in the game, the Birds of Prey (www.bops.us), and I have a fondness for the big bombers, especially the B-17 Flying Fortress.

Like Red Bird mentioned in another thread, I always did love his Trans Am. Years ago we commuted to and from Boise in it. The ol' girl always proved to be reliable, and if something was a little haywire, it was a relatively easy fix for my mechanically-inclined brother. Eventually he helped me get my own, and we put a lot of work into bringing it back to life. I'm now at the point where my TA is a dependable runner, with a lot of cosmetic work to be done. It's going extremely slow because I don't have a great income out here in the sticks. This spring and summer, I'm more focused on helping Red get his TA back on the highway since his wife has proved to effectively make $$$ disappear, despite her verbal promises year after year of "Oh, we'll get it fixed.". ::) (Yeah, right!) I may have pissed her off, but I don't care. ;D

Anyway, that's my intro. Thanks for the warm welcome, guys.

EGG

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Post by: LOMILETA on April 12, 2008, 09:22:32 AM
Welcome Firbird and EGG. Egg, you and your bro will have alot of fun cruising together. Firbird, We would liketo see a few pics of your ride when you get some.
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 12, 2008, 05:19:41 PM
Sounds like you guys will fit in quite well :)  However, pics are mandatory and for some members ... it keeps them going through the day so ya'll get some pics up! ;)
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 12, 2008, 09:20:23 PM
Go back a page or 2 Rich, his bro put a few up.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 12, 2008, 10:59:48 PM
Rich can't read, ok? There I said it.... :D :D
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 13, 2008, 06:28:15 AM
I can, I just forgot ...

OK, I'm done, never mind, I won't post at this website ever again, there, I'm leaving!
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 13, 2008, 09:34:09 AM
OK, I lied, I posted in another thread, so sue me :P
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Post by: Hitman on April 13, 2008, 01:35:01 PM
Welcome to the site everyone..... nice to have you here.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 13, 2008, 10:16:44 PM
I can, I just forgot ...

OK, I'm done, never mind, I won't post at this website ever again, there, I'm leaving!


Settle down Francis...it was a joke ;)  ;D
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Post by: 75transam on April 13, 2008, 10:28:54 PM
I can, I just forgot ...

OK, I'm done, never mind, I won't post at this website ever again, there, I'm leaving!

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Post by: Sir english firebird on April 14, 2008, 03:22:09 PM
LOL , hey no one has mentioned pics for a while?
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Post by: jamer on April 17, 2008, 11:19:37 PM
hey I'm james from cali, and I'm hoping to get great info and finally get my car on the road.

(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/9097/dsc08211jd3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 17, 2008, 11:27:03 PM
Welcome to the family.Anything you want to know just ask,all ? will be answered.Maybe not right but will be answered. lol
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Post by: jamer on April 17, 2008, 11:30:43 PM
WELL, at least if it's half right it will half work ::)
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Post by: Rick on April 17, 2008, 11:33:52 PM
Welcome to the forum, James!  We look forward to following the progress of your project! :) :)
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Post by: jamer on April 17, 2008, 11:36:01 PM
thanks,i'll be looking forward to any progress.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 18, 2008, 01:12:50 AM
Ba dump bump ;D
Oh, one of those guys, huh?  :D :D You should fit in just fine.....welcome to 78TA jamer
(nice sig line ;) )
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 18, 2008, 06:17:44 AM
Welcome to 78ta Jamer, glad to have you as part of the team.  We don't have too many redbirds around here :)
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 18, 2008, 09:29:08 AM
Welcome James, Nice red bird and with T-tops too. Cool.
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Post by: 75transam on April 18, 2008, 08:46:35 PM
(http://www.metal-art-online.com/sign_welcome_mtns.jpg)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on April 20, 2008, 01:18:00 PM
Yep welcome to the site jamer !!
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Post by: OldSkull on April 21, 2008, 09:33:06 PM
Cincinnati Ohio
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 21, 2008, 10:03:34 PM
Welcome Cadillac!
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Post by: Rick on April 21, 2008, 11:20:11 PM
Welcome, CS!  Thanks for posting pics already! :) :)
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 22, 2008, 12:10:29 AM
Where at in cincy? And welcome!
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 22, 2008, 09:31:40 AM
Welcome to the site Caddy
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Post by: 80ws6ta on April 23, 2008, 06:21:23 PM
Hi. I'm from Indianapolis, IN. I have a 1980 ws6 T/A with a pontiac 400 my dad and I are working on.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 23, 2008, 07:43:04 PM
Another Hoosier!  ;D
Welcome to 78TA 80ws6ta
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Post by: Sir english firebird on April 23, 2008, 08:22:20 PM
Welcome to the site!!
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Post by: 80ws6ta on April 23, 2008, 09:47:37 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome! How did any of you all get interested in Firebirds? My dad has told me stories of his 1967 gto and his 1965 gto convertible he had back in high school. He got me into the whole pontiac thing. I thought those were cool, but when I saw pictures of a black 1979 SE T/A, I knew I had to get one. So we found a 1980 T/A on ebay in Tennessee and my dad won it while I was at school 3 years ago and we have been restoring it ever since. We then ran a PHS on it and come to find out it was a WS6! Unfortunately, it wasn't a real SE and the car was pieced together, so we decided to make an SE clone! WE should have it running in about a week or two.
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 23, 2008, 09:50:03 PM
Welcome to the site, and most of us were bitten by a small time movie in 1977.
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Post by: 80ws6ta on April 23, 2008, 10:17:16 PM
That is a great show, but my dad started it for me. I didn't even watch it until after I got my car!
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Post by: Rick on April 23, 2008, 11:08:31 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com!  Post up some pics of your ride -- we LOVE pictures, even 79ws6resto (who won't admit it)! :) :)

How did I get interested in TAs?  Simple, really.  Saw one in the summer of 1970 when the gen 2s first came out, and had to have one.  By the time I got enough money to buy one it was 1975, which simplified it even further because there wasn't a car to compare to it by then.  No Z-28, Corvette was neutered, no Mopars, Mustang was the Mustang II, and AMC was offering the Pacer.  There was the Bricklin SV-1 if you were truly hard up -- or you had the TA.  No choice, really...

What part of Indianapolis are you in?  I'm over on the west side -- out in ORP territory. ???
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Post by: 80ws6ta on April 24, 2008, 08:43:32 AM
I'm in the south west area, in Camby (close to Mooresville), but I go to church on the west side!
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Post by: Rick on April 24, 2008, 10:13:31 AM
Cool!  It's taken me nearly 3 years, but I'm slowly ferreting out TA owners in the Indianapolis area.  There's somebody who owns a Fire Am in Plainfield, but I had to go to Dayton for the TA Nationals to actually talk to them! :D :D
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Post by: O'Neall on April 24, 2008, 10:17:46 AM
Maybe these Indy T/A folks are just avoiding you Rick!  ;)
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Post by: Rick on April 24, 2008, 10:20:27 AM
Could be, Jon!  And here I went and bought a couple of new T-shirts and all. :-\  Or maybe they're just bad typists and don't want invitations to join forums on the Internet! :D ;)
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Post by: 80ws6ta on April 24, 2008, 12:06:48 PM
I heard about the guy who has that fire am! A guy who my dad bought a T/A off of said he and a friend went and looked at it a while back. That would be neat to see. This is what my car will look like when we are done with it! Oh, I would put current pictures of my car on, but that requires a camera!
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Post by: keith79ta on April 26, 2008, 08:17:25 PM
Hi , my name is Keith from Fife in Scotland , I own a 79ta 6.6 Sundance Yellow with a genuine 13,500 miles on the clock , everything is in great condition and also everything works . Car only used on good days and sunny day , living in Scotland that ain't a lot !!!  Also 12$ a gallon of petrol doesn't help either .  But Hey !!

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Post by: rkellerjr on April 26, 2008, 08:28:27 PM
Welcome to 78ta Keith!!  That's is a nice bright yellow car.  I've always thought TA's looked good in yellow.  thanks for the pic and lookin forward to seeing you around.
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Post by: keith79ta on April 26, 2008, 08:33:44 PM
Hi Rich ,  Yellow is the new black !!!!   :)
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Post by: 80ws6ta on April 26, 2008, 08:40:51 PM
I would agree, that car looks great in yellow! Oh, and welcome to 78ta.com!
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Post by: rkellerjr on April 26, 2008, 08:54:32 PM
Hi Rich ,  Yellow is the new black !!!!   :)

Now that's a new one on me, kinda like 50 is the new 40?!
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Post by: w72transamowner on April 26, 2008, 08:56:11 PM
That is a great looking Trans Am Keith, and welcome to the forum!  Is that a sun roof I see?

You'll have to share some more pictures of your car and of home!
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Post by: 75transam on April 26, 2008, 10:41:24 PM
Welcome to the site Keith
(http://www.your-kilt.com/images/LonePiper.jpg)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 27, 2008, 02:40:53 AM
Welcome to 78TA keith79ta ...great looking '79  ;D
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Post by: keith79ta on April 27, 2008, 04:57:57 AM
Gents , thanks for the welcome !   Yes it is a sunroof and according to paper work factory fitted ??  75transam , you have found a picture of me getting ready for a night out  :D :D :D
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Post by: bobspacin80ta on April 27, 2008, 11:20:05 AM
Welcome to the family Keith!
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Post by: Rick on April 27, 2008, 11:57:09 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Keith!  Always interesting to hear from the other side of the pond! :D ;)
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Post by: chuffchuff on April 28, 2008, 04:16:46 AM
Hiya Keith
They'd better watch out over there
" The Redcoats are coming!"  ;D
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Post by: LOMILETA on April 28, 2008, 02:38:23 PM
Welcome to the site Keith.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on April 28, 2008, 03:11:42 PM
Welcome Keith, from the " right side of the pond!! " LOL just watch that one go.....

No theres a few of us on here, so youre not alone at all.

Nice car mate, do you get to many of the shows?
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Post by: keith79ta on April 28, 2008, 07:08:15 PM
Furthest down south is Fins & Chrome at Stockton
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Post by: EL BANDIDO on April 30, 2008, 02:52:14 PM
Hi, my name is Ozzie I live in southern California, I grow up with T/A's all my life since 77'.....Thats all we had in the garage....I love this site and my CONGRAD's to all you T/A loves out reprisenting one of the most beutifull cars in the world.. :D.....I have a 1978 TRANS AM "BANDIT" SE, That my dad gave me 2 months ago
this one is the one with the GERMIN LETTERS, and GOLD INTERIOR DASH and steering wheel, with the limited snow gold flake rims with lip,...VERY LIMITED NUMBERS this is a Y82, gold package, 6.6 WS6 (original tires p225/70R15), my dad was the 2nd Owner still have three inch pink slip, this car is original black,,,All the other TRANS  which where built in the Van Nuys plant are Y84, this car runs great, have the YearOne Cataloge for all the parts, the intrior is BLACK ALL ORIGINAL NUMBERS MATCHING, no leaks, this CAR HAS THE BATMAN NOSE, VERY FEW AROUND MANY are SPEACIAL EDITIONS but are CLONES..This one is the real deal, has rust in the common areas,fenders and trunk Etc...this car is a collectors dream with HURST T-TOPS, Like I said this Car is a REAL COLLECTOR FOR THE TRUE GEAR HEAD, or son and father project...NEEDS PAINT, A/C, Eng is a 400 with chrome V-covers all factory, runs great no smog starts right up only 98K original miles, This car has great tires 95 %.Have (vin # 2W87Z8N136798) and going to look for the built sheet this weekend, ..."SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT"....SE edition....this car are going up in value every year and the 1978 SE trans am is the car to have. This car is a running car and has it all, power window, all manuals, extra original keys,even have the key chain from the original dealership, blk triming around the windows, T-tops covers, with pontiac spare tire with a original airpower pump, put in your time and money and you'll have the MUSCLE CAR everyone is cloning know a days.........DON'T KNOW WHAT MY CAR IS WORTH I CAN AFFORD IT LIVING IN CALIFORNIA AND NEED TO SELL IT ASAP..........PLEASE HELP ME T/A FAMILY.....Will load pix soon. 
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on April 30, 2008, 11:11:42 PM
You should post this under "cars for sale".
Good luck.
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Post by: kevinmach1 on May 01, 2008, 11:00:36 AM
My name is Kevin....

Cedar Falls, IA.
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Post by: 75transam on May 01, 2008, 12:06:29 PM
Welcome to the greatest site in the world, Ozzie and Keith
(http://gadgetmaniac.mail2web.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/star-trek-xi-poster.jpg)


oops, wrong site

(http://www.hitmantransam.com/43db79e30.jpg)
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Post by: LOMILETA on May 01, 2008, 12:21:00 PM
Welcome Kevin.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on May 01, 2008, 01:35:09 PM
Welcome to the greatest site in the world, Ozzie and Keith
(http://gadgetmaniac.mail2web.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/star-trek-xi-poster.jpg)


oops, wrong site

(http://www.hitmantransam.com/43db79e30.jpg)

LOL Welcome guys and WE LOVE PICS EVEN ODD ONES!!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/ozzizere/oddenginebaymkiiisupra.jpg)

well maybe not............
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Post by: Hurley84 on May 03, 2008, 11:43:19 PM
My names Ryley, from Winnipeg, Canada.  Just baught an 84 T/A and going to start working on it a.s.a.p.   im only 17 but to me, nothings more fun then turning a wrench or two.
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 03, 2008, 11:48:27 PM
Again, welcome Ryley to 78ta.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on May 04, 2008, 06:41:19 AM
yeah welcome Ryley, i wish id had a ta at 17 ............ what did i do with myself???? LOL
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Post by: chris64 on May 04, 2008, 08:42:48 AM
Hello,
My name is Chris, I'm a woman  I leave in France, I'm owner of a Pontiac Trans Am of 1977 buy this month, my car is for the moment to Cleveland at a friend, because I search an complete engine Pontiac 400ci.  In my TA, it's an 283 bored  Chevrolet. I want change it.
Please can you help me for more adress of new engine salesmen .
Sorry for my bad english
Chris
 
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 04, 2008, 09:33:14 AM
Hello Chris and welcome 78ta!
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Post by: chris64 on May 04, 2008, 10:11:55 AM
Thank you, it's a pleasure to meet you.
I hope progress in english language to share more things with you all.

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Post by: blue81ta on May 04, 2008, 10:19:29 AM
Hello Ryley and Chris. Welcome to 78ta. Glad you can join us. :)
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Post by: Hitman on May 04, 2008, 10:25:41 AM
Welcome to the Forum all of the new Members.  Please let us know if there is ever anything we can do to help.  Chris, I am in Cleveland and if you need any help with the car, let me know.
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Post by: chris64 on May 04, 2008, 11:08:25 AM
Thank you for your warm reception.
I have a friend in Cleveland which looks a Pontiac complete and original engine 400ci for my TA 1977 because it has a 283 bored Chevrolet.
If you know addresses where Ican buy a new or redone engine, your help would be very precious to me.
I have a Porsche 997 S flat 6 but my dream is this v8 american car.
I want it perfect, and muscle. I like big engines.
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Post by: Rick on May 04, 2008, 11:24:03 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Ryley and Chris!

Et Chris -- je suis tout fait sr que votre anglais est mieux que mon fran蓷is.  Je ne parle pas le fran蓷is tout! ;)

(Le ci-dessus est la courtoisie d'un traducteur fran蓷is SEULEMENT!)
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Post by: chris64 on May 04, 2008, 11:37:37 AM
He Rick, it's super, you can write in english, so that I'll make little progress.
I want learn your language and the solution is to communicate whit american people.
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Post by: Rick on May 04, 2008, 01:05:56 PM
Yes, you are absolutely correct -- communication is the only way to learn the language! ;)

Do you have any pictures of your car?  We'd love to see it! :) :)
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Post by: chris64 on May 04, 2008, 01:16:59 PM
Of course

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/6809/029qz6.th.jpg) (http://img230.imageshack.us/my.php?image=029qz6.jpg)
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/3808/028kn9.th.jpg) (http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=028kn9.jpg)
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Post by: cuog on May 04, 2008, 08:34:06 PM
welcome chris, nice car, and good luck on learning the language
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 04, 2008, 08:40:23 PM
Now those are some unique graphics!
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Post by: Rick on May 04, 2008, 10:31:28 PM
That's a very nice paint job, Chris! :) ;)
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Post by: LOMILETA on May 05, 2008, 09:03:05 AM
This is your car Chris? Then I just sold your friend a radiator shroud last week. Welcone to you and Ryley
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Post by: chris64 on May 06, 2008, 03:23:35 AM
Hello,

Yes, it's my first american car. I'm proud.
I like it so much. Here, in my city  ( PAU near BIARRITZ ), I'll be the only one to have a Pontiac T/A 77.
The noise of the V8 is going to make windows tremble , Yes !!!!!!!!!!
It's true that the paint is very special, but I assume.

Good day
Chris
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Post by: Sir english firebird on May 06, 2008, 04:44:22 AM
Great to have you hear Chris!!

Nothing like a rumble of a big V8 !!! :-)
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Post by: chris64 on May 06, 2008, 07:48:36 AM
I'm allright with you, a big V8 is the must engine for me !

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Post by: elkyone on May 08, 2008, 11:29:10 PM
Hello All.. I'm Dave from Hoffman Estates, Il and we just inherited a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am red 1 owner and garage kept not driven for at least the last 22 years since the license plate had 1986 but I was told it was more likely last driven in 1984 when a  Formula was purchased at least I think it was a Formula its been awhile.
 
and after a new battery and starting fluid it did start but I want to repalce the gas tank since its been sitting so long and you know 2 of the tires have been holding air for the last month.
so this is a nioce addition to the rest of our muscle,collector etc inventory.

Dave
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Post by: Trans am Oz on May 09, 2008, 08:12:02 AM
Gday guys

Mal and Kaz here from Australia, we have newly purchased a 78 Trans Am from California and arranging the shipping next week.. We had been looking seriously since Nov 07 and found one from a link on this forum  8) early this year. The car has been in a carspa for the last few months from bare metal to now looking almost brand new. 

From the finished photos the car looks great - but will probably have to wait a few months to see the real thing because the USD is so weak, it seems like every aussie is bringing a car out, and there are not enough containers to go round.   :P

A big thanks to Brett for answering a few of our pestering emails - but we have made it up by buying a few goodies for the TA from him. ;D

We will keep you posted on the progress of the cars overseas voyage and arrival to its new Southern home downunder.

We will post photos soon.
(http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/d/5536-2/my+eye) (http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/v/Trans+Am+Oz/my+eye.html)
Cheers
Kaz and Mal
(new owners of a Y84 78 Trans Am special edition)



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Post by: LOMILETA on May 09, 2008, 09:02:14 AM
Welcome Dave, Mel and Kaz. You found the best TA site around, so if your in need of something just ask, someone should be able to help you out.
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 09, 2008, 09:21:05 AM
Welcome guys to 78ta!  Good to see two more '78's being cared for and loved.  Lookin forward to seeing you around here.
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Post by: Rick on May 09, 2008, 10:14:13 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com Dave, Kaz, and Mal!  We're looking forward to seeing pictures of your cars and hearing more about them and you! :) :)
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Post by: Hitman on May 09, 2008, 10:20:08 AM
Welcome to the site everyone.  Keep us posted on your new rides.  Alot of these guys are Hounds for photos and updates.
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Post by: blue81ta on May 09, 2008, 07:09:41 PM
Welcome to 78ta, Dave, Kaz and Mal. Glad you found us. Brett- The Hitman has built a real nice site for us share our love for Firebirds and Trans Ams. Come in and enjoy the site as much as we do. :)
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Post by: Trans am Oz on May 10, 2008, 03:38:19 AM
Thanks guys

Glad to be here

cheers
Mal and Kaz
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Post by: Sir english firebird on May 10, 2008, 06:02:00 PM
Welcome GUYS!!
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Post by: Axel_f on May 10, 2008, 06:13:32 PM
ups...posted message in wrong place.
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Post by: 77ziprun on May 13, 2008, 04:22:06 PM
Greetings all!

I'm Abe from Roy, UT, which is about 30 miles north of Salt Lake. I'm an active duty Air Force Officer currently stationed at Hill AFB, UT. Its real nice to find such an active TA community out there. Too bad you're all so far away!
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 13, 2008, 04:30:59 PM
Uh Abe, first, welcome to 78ta (I think already said that in another thread) and second, I hate to burst your bubble partner but...... YOUR the one that lives so far away!! ;)

And thanks for your duty to our country, we appreciate your tour in the Air Farce...err Force (sorry, Im ex-Army) :)
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Post by: Rick on May 13, 2008, 06:59:32 PM
Welcome Abe! :) :)

(Ignore Rich, he's like that all the time... ::) )
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Post by: chuffchuff on May 13, 2008, 07:24:06 PM
Welcome Abe you're close us over here are far away ;D
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Post by: w72transamowner on May 13, 2008, 07:34:27 PM
Greetings all!

I'm Abe from Roy, UT, which is about 30 miles north of Salt Lake. I'm an active duty Air Force Officer currently stationed at Hill AFB, UT. Its real nice to find such an active TA community out there. Too bad you're all so far away!

Hey there Abe and welcome to the 78TA.com family.  I work at HQ ACC on Langley and deal with the 388 FW out at Hill every now and then.  Take care and hope to hear about and see your Trans Am!

Bobby
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Post by: 77ziprun on May 13, 2008, 07:49:13 PM
Rich, I prefer Chair Force, thank you very much ;)

Bobby, I'm actually on the 75ABW side; the 388th is a tenet unit. Small world, last Friday I re-deployed a group of Langley maintainers. Gotta love 100+ rowdy crew chiefs...yikes.
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Post by: Sundance on May 13, 2008, 10:31:22 PM
Hello all.
My name is Brian. I live in Northern Virginia.
When I met my wife of 19 years, one of the first things I saw was a beautiful brown 1979 Trans Am in her parent's driveway. Come to find out, the car was originaly Sundance Yellow but painted brown because her mom liked that color better.
After many years of neglect and my poking and proding (plus my father-in-law getting a case of Guillian-Barre and will never drive again), the in-laws have given me the car. It hasn't been driven in 8+ years and has been returned to some sort of yellow thanks to an "Earl Shibe's" type paint job (which I protested many times prior to it) about 10 years ago.
 My wife drove the car to high school, and I would love to get it back into a presentable condition so my daughter could drive the same car to school her mom did.
facts:
Sundance yellow w/ gold bird & decals (as built)
403
automatic (obviously)
cloth seats
am/fm
a/c
tilt
cruise
manual windows
steel ralley wheels
no t-tops
83,000 miles?
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Post by: LOMILETA on May 13, 2008, 10:36:57 PM
Welcome to the site Brian, you will soon be pestered for pics, so get a jump on thng and post some up.
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 13, 2008, 10:38:11 PM
Welcome Brian!  Another Virginian, glad to have you aboard!  Sounds like a nice ride, post up some pics when you get a chance!

Abe, good to see you have a sense of humor, you'll need it around here ;D
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Post by: Rick on May 13, 2008, 10:53:53 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Brian!  Yep, Russ nailed it -- we LOVE pictures! :) :) :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on May 14, 2008, 12:08:06 AM
Welcome to 78TA Sundance and 77ziprun   8)
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Post by: Tracette on May 21, 2008, 03:51:18 PM
My name is Tracette, from Omaha, Nebraska. I'm usually a Cadillac, Lincoln owner, but looking forward to my first '79 Trans-Am purchase.

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Post by: LOMILETA on May 21, 2008, 03:55:36 PM
Welcome Tracette, do you own 1 yet? If so sohw some pics, if not this is the place for help in finding 1.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on May 21, 2008, 04:09:53 PM
Welcome to 78TA Tracette
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 21, 2008, 04:19:13 PM
Welcome to the dysfunctional (spelling?) family we call 78ta Tracette!
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Post by: blue81ta on May 21, 2008, 07:04:40 PM
Welcome to 78ta, Tracette. I'm glad you want to join the Trans Am family. Good luck with your search.
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Post by: w72transamowner on May 21, 2008, 08:41:30 PM
Hello Tracette and welcome to the family......you can never leave if you know what I mean  ;)  ;D.  So is there a particular 79 Trans Am that you already have your eye on or are you just looking for one?  What suddenly turned you from luxury cars to a sporty type car (dumb question?)?
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Post by: Sundance on May 21, 2008, 08:45:22 PM
Welcome Tracette,
Do tell about the '79 in your future...
I used to be the newest member here, but now I'm campaigning for village idiot
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Post by: w72transamowner on May 21, 2008, 08:47:13 PM
Welcome Tracette,
Do tell about the '79 in your future...
I used to be the newest member here, but now I'm campaigning for village idiot

Nah, I already have that position  ::)  ;D
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Post by: Sundance on May 21, 2008, 08:59:02 PM


Nah, I already have that position  ::)  ;D

Must be something in the Virginia water?

P.S. w72transamowner, sorry about reporting your post to the moderator. I couldn't figure out how to quote you
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Post by: Rick on May 21, 2008, 09:03:18 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Tracette!  Don't mind these guys -- just throw a block at them and toss them into the rail -- they'll get over it. :-\ :D

You mentioned a 79 TA -- do you have one in mind specifically (as in offer pending) or were you looking specifically for a 79? ???
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Post by: w72transamowner on May 22, 2008, 07:12:34 AM

Nah, I already have that position  ::)  ;D

Must be something in the Virginia water?

P.S. w72transamowner, sorry about reporting your post to the moderator. I couldn't figure out how to quote you

You reported me to the moderator?  So that's why there is a plain unmarked dark sedan parked near my house....hummm  :o  ;D ;D
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Post by: Simplicity on May 22, 2008, 03:43:19 PM
Welcome to all the newest members! I hope you have a fantastic time here  =)
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Post by: Helter80 on May 23, 2008, 12:06:01 AM
Hey, I'm not so new, but never introduced myself. So yeah, here I am! My name is Rob from lower NY   ;D
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on May 23, 2008, 12:12:19 AM
My name is Rob from lower NY   ;D

...and I'm an alcoholic  :D :D :D

(j/k)

Sorry, I couldn't resist  :-X
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Post by: Sir english firebird on May 23, 2008, 05:30:38 AM
You mean youre not?  Damm what am i going to do in August???

I thought i was attending the international meeting......

By the way " HI TO ALL " lol
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Post by: Hitman on May 25, 2008, 11:02:05 AM
Welcome to all the new members.  Nice to have you here.  If there is ever anything we can do for you, just ask.  We are all here to help.
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Post by: 79 Trans Am on May 25, 2008, 02:26:41 PM
New here from St. Louis ,Missouri. Recently just purchased a black 79 Trans Am. I'm loving it ! Just trying to get some of the bugs out. Having a few wiring issues. No dash lights. Everything else working so far !
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Post by: w72transamowner on May 25, 2008, 04:21:18 PM

New here from St. Louis ,Missouri. Recently just purchased a black 79 Trans Am. I'm loving it ! Just trying to get some of the bugs out. Having a few wiring issues. No dash lights. Everything else working so far !

Welcome to Trans Am ownership, hope you're able to work out those "bugs"......post up some pics when you get the opportunity.
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Post by: blue81ta on May 25, 2008, 05:56:03 PM
Welcome to the site 79 Trans Am. Looking forward to some pics. Good luck with the "bugs".
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Post by: LOMILETA on May 25, 2008, 06:05:36 PM
Welcome to the site, and the car looks great. Hope you work all of the wiring bugs out.
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Post by: Simplicity on May 26, 2008, 02:51:48 AM
Welcome to the forum, 79 Trans Am! I hope you have a fantastic time here  :)
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Post by: Hesparian on May 27, 2008, 01:57:59 AM
Hey, Im Drew. I live in Stillwater, Ok.
My dad originally bought a 78' 400 in college, and thirty years later its mine.
Alot of work had to be done but after sitting 16 years its running better than it ever did.
I work alot and most of my money goes into the car. 
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on May 27, 2008, 02:28:01 AM
Welcome to 78TA Drew  ;D
Congrats on the '78...any pix?
That's pretty cool that the car is still in the same family after all this time...enjoy it!  8)
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Post by: rkellerjr on May 27, 2008, 06:15:51 AM
Welcome to 78ta Drew, glad to have you aboard.
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Post by: LOMILETA on May 27, 2008, 09:01:27 AM
Welcome Drew, where are the pics? These guys really want pics, so I would try to get some up soon. lol
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Post by: brian c on May 27, 2008, 09:03:51 AM
Welcome all new members!!!

Pictures, pictures, we need pictures!
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Post by: Rick on May 27, 2008, 10:14:43 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, guys!  Like has already been mentioned, if you want a seat on the front row you gotta post pictures!  Let's see some of you and your rides! :) :) :)
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Post by: blue81ta on May 27, 2008, 06:21:54 PM
Welcome to the site Drew. Glad you found us. This place is addicting. :)
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Post by: w72transamowner on May 27, 2008, 09:39:00 PM
Hey, Im Drew. I live in Stillwater, Ok.
My dad originally bought a 78' 400 in college, and thirty years later its mine.
Alot of work had to be done but after sitting 16 years its running better than it ever did.
I work alot and most of my money goes into the car. 

Keeping it all in the family......gotta love that!  Welcome to the forum Drew.
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Post by: Trans am Oz on May 27, 2008, 09:55:01 PM
welcome guys

your not alone the newbie stakes ;D

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Post by: eroc022 on May 28, 2008, 07:26:13 AM
Hey, Im Drew. I live in Stillwater, Ok.
My dad originally bought a 78' 400 in college, and thirty years later its mine.
Alot of work had to be done but after sitting 16 years its running better than it ever did.
I work alot and most of my money goes into the car. 

I used to live about 2 hrs down the road in a small town Elk City, dont know if you have heard of it or not, but if youve ever gone down route 66 through there you went right by my house....crazy people in Oklahoma are getting closer and closer to my part of the state....
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Post by: Simplicity on May 28, 2008, 07:15:55 PM
Welcome to the forum, Drew! Glad to have you aboard :)
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Post by: Gunner on June 03, 2008, 12:17:05 AM
Hello

I'm Gunner, and I live in SW Missiouri...........Here are a couple of pictures of my car. I haven't had it long enough to start fixing on it yet

Gunner


(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/gunner15a/Front.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/gunner15a/Driver2.jpg)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on June 03, 2008, 12:24:33 AM
Hello

I'm Gunner, and I live in SW Missiouri...........Here are a couple of pictures of my car. I haven't had it long enough to start fixing on it yet

Gunner

Hey...you look familiar  ;) :D :D :D

If I didn't say it before...nice bird (that color scheme works well together as-is). Hang in there with it!!  ;D
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Post by: Hesparian on June 03, 2008, 01:23:26 AM
Thanks Guys! its good to be recognized for kicking a**.   I will post some pic's soon.
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Post by: blue81ta on June 03, 2008, 06:14:16 PM
Welcome to the site Gunner. Nice T/A... I really like the white and gold color combo. :)
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Post by: Rick on June 03, 2008, 07:06:11 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com! :) :)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on June 04, 2008, 07:26:43 AM
Welcome,

Gunner , start fixing? looks pretty good to me!
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Post by: 75transam on June 04, 2008, 08:51:37 PM
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/5640/286457jd2.jpg)
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Post by: rali5255 on June 05, 2008, 01:55:05 AM
Hello Everyone,
My name is Ali living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I have a Bandit TA 6.6 SE 1977 original.
 
Great site....
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on June 05, 2008, 02:01:58 AM
Welcome to 78TA rali5255
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Post by: brian c on June 05, 2008, 07:09:51 AM
Welcome rali5255. Grab a seat, some popcorn, and join in the fun!

**Its byob as Hammer drank the last beer :(
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Post by: 75transam on June 05, 2008, 01:10:34 PM
75transam..........ROTFFLMAO.  I love the I rock part.  LOL

Hammer

Welcome Gunner......cool car.


I posted that pic, just for you Hammer  ;D

Welcome to the site everybody.  These guys really know their stuff.
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Post by: blue81ta on June 05, 2008, 06:34:37 PM
Welcome to the site rali5255. Your right it is a great site. :)
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Post by: Rick on June 05, 2008, 08:45:49 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Ali!  I can't believe it -- NOBODY has asked for pictures yet!  Seesh -- you'd think they didn't care!  Post some when you get the chance -- we'd love to see your ride! :) :) :)
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Post by: Simplicity on June 05, 2008, 09:09:47 PM
Welcome to the forum, rali5255! :)
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Post by: LOMILETA on June 06, 2008, 09:13:47 AM
Welcome Rali, and like Rick says, Get some pics up.
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Post by: John007 on June 07, 2008, 04:01:50 AM
HI im John in San Jose CA. I was Just in Plesanton Ca last week only one Trans Am at the the car show their. So we need more..........Later
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Post by: Sir english firebird on June 07, 2008, 08:11:38 AM
Welcome!! Any pics from the show?
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Post by: Gunner on June 07, 2008, 08:30:29 AM
Welcome,

Gunner , start fixing? looks pretty good to me!

I've got to ask..........I've seen your avatar, and you seem to have the black/red/charcoal bird on your hood, is that correct? Whatever it is, it looks SHARP :)

Gunner
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Post by: Gunner on June 07, 2008, 08:48:21 AM
Welcome to the site Gunner. Nice T/A... I really like the white and gold color combo. :)

I haven't decided yet weither I like it or not, acutally...........I THINK I do.........And I'd like to keep the interior as stock looking as possible...........But right now I'm waffleing between gutting the whole interior and going with black, or gutting the whole interior and going back with gold, and reusing the console. While the interior in my car is in good shape considering it's 30 years old, only the headliner and console is in good enough shape to keep (IMO). The console needs a new lid and storage area, and the dash is badly cracked (and been abused by stereo installers). The carpet needs replaced, as do the seat covers.

And thats just the inside. The engine compartment needs a LOT of help..........

This is going to be a long ride, guys :)

But I HAVE decided one thing. One way or the other, she's going to be repainted white.

Gunner
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Post by: LOMILETA on June 07, 2008, 09:13:01 AM
Welcome John, you didnt say if you had 1 yourself. If so we need pics, so get to posting.  ;D
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Post by: blue81ta on June 07, 2008, 06:58:37 PM
Welcome aboard John007. Glad you found us.
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Post by: John007 on June 07, 2008, 10:02:34 PM
Sorry I'm sad to say my TA is not show quality yet but getting there. I dont even own a camear so have no pics, anyway that car wasn't that great looking  just a driver but nothing wrong with that, no insult intended, still better than mine . I know I'm going to get that camera one of these days, need gas money $4.50 here now. Later...........
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Post by: Rick on June 07, 2008, 10:23:46 PM
Not to worry, John!  Most of us don't have show cars -- we have project cars...as in, everything's a project that's in process!  Welcome to 78TA.com! :) :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on June 07, 2008, 10:38:31 PM
  Most of us don't have show cars -- we have project cars...

I resemble that remark  :D :D
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Post by: w72transamowner on June 08, 2008, 12:37:55 PM

Most of us don't have show cars -- we have project cars...as in, everything's a project that's in process! 

Boy, ain't that the truth......and ones in need of a serious cash infusion.....brother can you spare a few grand?  ;D

Welcome aboard John!!
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Post by: EL BANDIDO on June 09, 2008, 08:00:17 PM
Hey T/A lovers check out my 1978 Trans Am SE for sale on e-bay:..........Item number: 280234128954
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Post by: Sir english firebird on June 10, 2008, 04:46:33 AM
Welcome,

Gunner , start fixing? looks pretty good to me!



I've got to ask..........I've seen your avatar, and you seem to have the black/red/charcoal bird on your hood, is that correct? Whatever it is, it looks SHARP :)

Gunner

Thankyou for the compliment, but im afraid its probably far from correct!
My car is just that, my car, it was a base model bird and its had a couple of transformations since i had it, at the moment its undergoing more work and was " cobbled " back together so i could take it to a show.
Im in the middle of moving house so its been put even further behind!
Heres a couple of pics, first as i bought it, second what i turned it into and lastly how it was for the show!
( its in bits again at the mo! :-( )

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee92/thebigv8/driversrearfloor.jpg)

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee92/thebigv8/billingspringnationals146.jpg)

(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee92/thebigv8/billingapril08069.jpg)
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Post by: weltar on June 13, 2008, 04:22:02 AM
Hello all!
My name is Patrick and I am from So Cal.  I have a 78 formula (yellow/black) once owned by my mother and then handed down to me to take care of. Unfortunately, I don't know too much about how to do a lot of things, I mainly consult my manuals. I hope I could post/pm people when I have a question on a particular procedure. I feel motivated to complete a long list of needed repairs and willing to put time and effort into learning how to maintain my car. Thank you everyone  :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 13, 2008, 06:09:21 AM
Welcome Patrick, glad to have you aboard.  No worries on not knowing anything, we all started there at one time :)  We'll help you along you just ask away.  how about some pics of that poncho?
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Post by: Albert on June 13, 2008, 06:14:56 AM
Hi all, i'm Albert, live in Belgium(small country), Europe. Since last year we, my son and me, have a T/A '79 and a f-bird V6 '91. The TA needs some resto and repaint, is in good condition, originally come from Texas ;D, is a Y84. She is been imported a few years ago by a firebird lover. Accely he buy 3 of them and make 2 driveble. The firebird '91, we buy that here in garage ho sale only US cars, is in very good condition and drives well, it s the car for my son. Myself i drive daily with a GMC PU.
I read already a lot here on forum, somethings are very interesting to now and is a help for ower restoration of the TA. :D
I love very match some cars overhere, nice !!!!!!!
See you arround guys, girls.

picture of my sons firebird ;
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/Brecht_2006/23092007218Small.jpg)

and the TATA when she just arrived that day last year.
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/Brecht_2006/27092007228Small.jpg)

Grtz Albert
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 13, 2008, 08:25:57 AM
Welcome Albert, nice firebirds!
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Post by: Rick on June 13, 2008, 09:01:06 AM
Patrick -- Welcome to 78TA.com!  I'll tell you what -- most of us end up consulting the manuals too when we run into problems.  Anybody who says they don't either doesn't know much or they're lying!  It's just that if some of us have done it before, we remember some things to make it easier for the next guy! ;)

Albert -- nice collection you have there, and welcome to 78TA.com as well.  We have several members here who started out buying an extra car or two to get parts to make their main car driveable, but then the ended up with a whole collection of cars -- I think it's some kind of obsession or something!

We look forward to hearing more about both of you and seeing your cars as they come along -- ask questions anytime, and somebody here should be able to help! :) :) :)
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Post by: LOMILETA on June 13, 2008, 09:09:24 AM
Welcome Patrick and Albert. Like my TA buddies have stated, all you have to do is ask and most likely someone will be able to give you the correct answers.
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Post by: blue81ta on June 14, 2008, 10:46:37 AM
Welcome Patrick and Albert. :) It's good to have you here. :) Good luck with your projects.
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Post by: 75transam on June 14, 2008, 07:02:01 PM
Welcome.....and don't make me angry....you don't want to see me angry
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/3097/tihtr3.jpg)

in theatres June 20th

 ;D
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Post by: N PRGRES on June 15, 2008, 12:06:11 PM
Hello!  My name is Dave from Richmond VA.  I am awaiting the arrival of my 79 TATA.  Nice to meet you all!
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Post by: Rick on June 15, 2008, 12:15:12 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Dave!  We'd love to see pictures of your car when you get them! :) :)
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Post by: blue81ta on June 15, 2008, 12:19:22 PM
Welcome aboard Dave. Looking foward to some pics. :)
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Post by: N PRGRES on June 15, 2008, 06:50:02 PM
Here are a few pics of the TATA:

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p297/djcoak/df72_1.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p297/djcoak/de00_1.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p297/djcoak/d340_1.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p297/djcoak/e0ad_1.jpg)

And one of my Baby:

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p297/djcoak/IMG_0001.jpg)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on June 15, 2008, 07:26:09 PM
Welcome Patrick, Albert, and Dave  ;D
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 15, 2008, 07:39:48 PM
Dave,
Welcome to 78ta, that TATA looks like a good project.  I'll have to swing up your way soon.  My wifes step mother lives in Richmond and we like to go up for the day and visit.  I'll make sure to let you know when/if and I'll bring my TA this time :)
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Post by: N PRGRES on June 15, 2008, 08:05:38 PM
Hey thats cool let me know when you're swingin in!

Yeah it will be a good project.  I have a few ideas......
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Post by: LOMILETA on June 16, 2008, 10:19:35 AM
Welcome Dave, nice lookin project. Remember were here to help.
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Post by: N PRGRES on June 16, 2008, 12:52:59 PM
Thanks again.  I'll post better pics when the car arrives but overall I think it is a great project car and 2600 for a numbers matching vehicle isn't bad either.
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Post by: blue81ta on June 16, 2008, 04:14:14 PM
Thanks again.  I'll post better pics when the car arrives but overall I think it is a great project car and 2600 for a numbers matching vehicle isn't bad either.

Not bad at all. Good luck with your project.
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Post by: Simplicity on June 16, 2008, 06:37:26 PM
Welcome to the forum all new members! :)
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Post by: kayla_34 on June 24, 2008, 11:45:45 AM
Kayla from KY.   Yee-haw :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on June 24, 2008, 01:00:04 PM
Welcome Kayla  ;D
Glad to see Mike has forced this into a family affair  ;) :D
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Post by: Rick on June 24, 2008, 01:05:22 PM
Kayla from KY.   Yee-haw :)

As I mentioned down in the 2000th member thread, welcome Kayla.  Got a video of that "yee-haw"?  My rendition, developed in isolation up here amongst the Yankees, has been criticized for delivery... :-\ :-\
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Post by: Helter80 on June 24, 2008, 03:03:18 PM
i'm a Yankee too! i'm the NYer here! a great big welcome to all you newcomers!!!
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Post by: 80t/aJoe on June 26, 2008, 01:37:00 AM
Hey guys, been looking at this forum for a while, finally registered, name is Joe from Long Island,NY and I have 2 1980 t/as.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on June 26, 2008, 01:42:16 AM
Welcome to 78TA Joe...glad you decided to join the party.  ;D

I'm sure we'd all like to see some pix of those '80s. Any questions, just ask.
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Post by: 80t/aJoe on June 26, 2008, 01:47:53 AM
Thanks 79WS6Resto, I'll probably post a topic on them with pix in the Restoration section in the next day or so, and I'm sure I'll have lots of questions.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on June 26, 2008, 01:49:41 AM
That sounds fine Joe...there are plenty of knowledgable and friendly people here: all just itching to help out when we can.  ;D
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Post by: madamfootball on June 26, 2008, 07:14:27 AM
Hi all!! I'm madamfootball from SE Washington State.  I own a 1978 Skybird 350 4bbl, and seriously looking at a '79 Redbird.  I would like to "Collect All Three."

I also own a '94 Mustang GT convertible.

Who says only men can collect toys   ;)
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 26, 2008, 09:42:25 AM
Welcome Joe and madamfootball to 78ta, glad to have you aboard.  Now get some pics loaded up of those firebirds ;D
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Post by: LOMILETA on June 26, 2008, 09:44:41 AM
Welcome to the assylum Joe and Madam.
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Post by: w72transamowner on June 26, 2008, 12:22:38 PM

Hey guys, been looking at this forum for a while, finally registered, name is Joe from Long Island,NY and I have 2 1980 t/as.

Welcome aboard Joe but be careful, the site is addicting  ;D.
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Post by: w72transamowner on June 26, 2008, 12:23:52 PM

Hi all!! I'm madamfootball from SE Washington State.  I own a 1978 Skybird 350 4bbl, and seriously looking at a '79 Redbird.  I would like to "Collect All Three."

I also own a '94 Mustang GT convertible.

Who says only men can collect toys   ;)

Hi there, can't wait to see that Sky Bird.....are you going to share some pics?
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Post by: 784mula on June 26, 2008, 12:41:39 PM
Welcome Joe and Madamfootball,

 Madamfootball..Why not add a Formula to the collection while you are at it :o
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Post by: zman on June 26, 2008, 05:37:51 PM
Hi my name is Mike aka Zman.  I'm trying yo figure out how to upload pics of my car.  Once I figure that out, everything will be golden. 
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Post by: zman on June 26, 2008, 05:41:01 PM
OK Still no pics.  I'll figur it out eventually.  I've already put them in the gallery.  But how do I post the on the forum?
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Post by: LOMILETA on June 26, 2008, 05:46:35 PM
Welcome to the forum Mike. One of the High tech guys will be here very soon to help.
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Post by: blue81ta on June 26, 2008, 06:23:08 PM
Hello Joe, madam and zman. Welcome to 78ta.

madam... You wont find anyone here who says "only men can collect toys." I'd love to see more women join the Firebird community. The more people the better...plus more Firebirds will be saved. :) :)
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Post by: Rick on June 26, 2008, 07:41:29 PM
Mike -- welcome to 78TA.com!

What you want to do is to go to the picture in the gallery and get the "IMG" link.  Copy that entire link -- "IMG" tags and all -- then paste it into the post window here on the forum.  Use the "Preview" icon to check it to see that it comes out, and when you're happy with it just hit "Post" as always! :) :)

Raise your hand if you have any problems! ;)
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Post by: w72transamowner on June 26, 2008, 09:21:35 PM

madam... You wont find anyone here who says "only men can collect toys." I'd love to see more women join the Firebird community. The more people the better...plus more Firebirds will be saved. :) :)

I couldn't have said it better!!

Hey there Z-Man, welcome to the site!!
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Post by: zman on June 26, 2008, 09:43:08 PM
Wow! You guys are awesome.  Let me try again.  And thanks for making me feel welcome.
(http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/d/6437-1/ta1.jpg)(http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/d/6440-1/ta2.jpg)(http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/d/6442-1/ta3.jpg)(http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/d/6444-1/ta4.jpg)
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Post by: w72transamowner on June 26, 2008, 09:47:09 PM

Wow! You guys are awesome.  Let me try again.  And thanks for making me feel welcome. 

Oh, they're all going to want something (ha ha), just kidding......welcome again.  I like your T/A, what's the story on it?
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Post by: Rick on June 26, 2008, 09:47:36 PM
You've got posting pics down cold!  Looks like you've got a pretty complete car there too!  The interior looks decent. :) :)
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Post by: zman on June 26, 2008, 09:52:57 PM
To all my new friends at 78TA.com  I purchased this car yesterday after looking HI/LO and this is my future 'Dream Car'.  She may not be much to look at now, but she has great bones.  I sent her to paint/body today as I am not even talented in that field.  I've waited since 1978 to 0wn a car like this and I just can't wait any longer.  I just wanted to say I'm glad I found this site and glad I'm not the only one out there.  
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Post by: zman on June 26, 2008, 10:00:31 PM
As you all know these cars are getting harder to find.  Like a good Burt Reynolds movie.  This ones all original down to the CB (Hey good buddy!)  The interior is great.  The1/4 panels and rockers have issues.  The pans are in good shape.  and oh yea, it needs a motor. 
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 27, 2008, 07:25:24 AM
Welcome to the family zman, glad to have you aboard.  Great looking project and if you have any questions, post them up.  It's also a good idea to get a set of Hitman's manuals that you can find here...

http://www.78ta.com/store/home.php?cat=3

they are invaluable when restoring one of these baby's.
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Post by: weltar on June 28, 2008, 02:54:08 AM
Hello everyone again. I finally got my hands on a camera and took some pics of my formula. Not the greatest pics but only to show you all what I got.

(http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/d/6526-1/100_0439.JPG)

(http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/d/6529-1/100_0438.JPG)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on June 28, 2008, 03:18:44 AM
Welcome again  :D

Good looking bird...I love that color combo on Formulas  8)
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Post by: rkellerjr on June 28, 2008, 06:29:24 AM
Nice Formy!
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Post by: blue81ta on June 28, 2008, 09:07:07 AM
Nice Formula. :) Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: w72transamowner on June 28, 2008, 10:13:01 AM
That is my absolute favorite Formula paint scheme Weltar!!  Welcome to the board and thanks for posting the pics.....tell us more about the car.
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Post by: Kevin on June 28, 2008, 11:02:55 AM
Good looking Bird, my Formula's original paint was yellow, but some jerk painted it over it with some distasteful two tone job. Nice looking car, I have  a 78 Formula.  :D
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Post by: weltar on June 28, 2008, 02:11:41 PM
Thank you all for your compliments, I do appreciate them. At the moment I have not done anything big on it other than replace the suspension. I honestly do not know what to replace / add to it. I heard some suggestions to the engine but because of smog laws I cannot. One thing I am working on is replacing the middle console and compartment. My current one has cracks everywhere and part of the top compartment door peeled off. I will take more pictures later :).
If anyone wants to know something specifically about the car I will try my best to answer, and maybe I could receive some suggestions about what else to do as well, thanks!

P.S. Would anyone know how to remove an automatic gear shift knob? In the manual it says to remove it but does not say how. Do I twist / pop / pull? Thanks for any help :)
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Post by: OrigOwner77 on June 29, 2008, 02:23:29 PM
P.S. Would anyone know how to remove an automatic gear shift knob? In the manual it says to remove it but does not say how. Do I twist / pop / pull? Thanks for any help :)

Pull the center button up and off. May need to gently pry it. Then look down the center of the shift knob. There is a snap ring that must be removed. The knob will then lift straight off.

Hope that helps.

And welcome all!
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Post by: Sir english firebird on June 30, 2008, 10:59:24 AM
well i moved house and i finally got back online!!! A BIG HELLO to everyone thats joined since i last visited.
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Post by: Rick on June 30, 2008, 11:12:00 AM
You moved the house?  Wouldn't it have been easier to just change houses? :D :D

Welcome back! ;)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on July 01, 2008, 07:39:02 AM
You moved the house?  Wouldn't it have been easier to just change houses? :D :D

Welcome back! ;)
Thanks Rick......
LOL,  hey the nationals are just round the corner!
unfortunately i had to wait to get my BB reconnected, oh and i put a 78 front end on my car too so its not been just all work........
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 01, 2008, 10:29:05 PM
oh and i put a 78 front end on my car too so its not been just all work........


Sooo....you owe us a pic then, right?? ;)
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Post by: blue81ta on July 02, 2008, 05:54:16 PM
oh and i put a 78 front end on my car too so its not been just all work........


Sooo....you owe us a pic then, right?? ;)

Yes Jeff... I believe he does. :) Don't leave us hanging Sir. ;)
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Post by: Hitman on July 02, 2008, 11:17:19 PM
Welcome to the site everyone..... nice to have you here.  Pull up a chair and grab a seat, you will find just about everything you need here to help with your cars and also find alot of great company.  Please let us know if there is ever anything we can do for you.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on July 03, 2008, 05:11:14 AM
Jeff, Keith mmm piccies eh?

Ill see what i can do........
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Post by: MasnarT UK on July 05, 2008, 02:05:17 PM
Hi guys. I'm new here . I'm in England and have a general interest in US Autos (I'm not really commited to 1 particular brand). At the moment I drive a Dodge Ram which came from Florida.  The reason Ive entered this forum is I've just bought a 78' Trans Am.  I've not picked the car up yet (I've not even seen it -only seen pics).
At the moment it is fitted with a 5.7 350 Olds (I dont know why). The car comes with a spare 400 Pontiac or a 403 Olds. I am no mechanic so will probably need advice on the best engine  etc, anyway thats for a different post.  So hello and 'have a nice day'.
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff219/ItsaysERFnotRAF/3f48_3.jpg)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 05, 2008, 05:07:51 PM
Another bird across the pond, eh?  ;D
Welcome to 78TA  masnart

There are a few other members here from the UK...what area do you live in?

Congrats on the '78...let us know if we can be of any help with your project  ;)
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Post by: MasnarT UK on July 05, 2008, 05:45:37 PM
Another bird across the pond, eh?  ;D
Welcome to 78TA  masnart

There are a few other members here from the UK...what area do you live in?

Congrats on the '78...let us know if we can be of any help with your project  ;)

I'm in the NW of England, 20 mls from Manchester, 40 mls from Liverpool. I've just posted this for any help.
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=9509.0
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 05, 2008, 06:17:58 PM
Masnart, welcome to the 78ta family, good to have you aboard, post up some pics of your ride when you get a chance :)
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Post by: MasnarT UK on July 05, 2008, 06:58:14 PM
I've not picked the car up yet. These pics are from the add.
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff219/ItsaysERFnotRAF/4dac_3.jpg)(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff219/ItsaysERFnotRAF/470b_3.jpg)
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff219/ItsaysERFnotRAF/5c63_3.jpg)(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff219/ItsaysERFnotRAF/7393_3.jpg)
I think my first job is to put the rear turn signal back to original.  In the UK the turn signal must be amber so alot of US spec cars have them rewired into aftermarket lamps (looks  stupid).
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Post by: Rick on July 05, 2008, 11:26:21 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com!  Nice catch you have there!  Keep us posted on how it's coming (like when and where it's being shipped from and when you get it) and in the meantime we look forward to hearing more about you! :) :)
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Post by: MasnarT UK on July 06, 2008, 06:12:10 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com!  Nice catch you have there!  Keep us posted on how it's coming (like when and where it's being shipped from and when you get it) and in the meantime we look forward to hearing more about you! :) :)
I collect the car  in a couple of weeks. Its a 750 mile round trip so am spending the weekend in Inverness, Scotland (might see The Loch Ness Monster) , then driving it home. Its been stood in a barn for a couple of years but is roadworthy as its just passed its M.O.T. (test to make sure its safe and roadworthy-all cars over 3 years old must pass this to be legally allowed on the road).
When I get the car home I'll take more detailed pics before I start any work. Thanks for all the interest.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on July 06, 2008, 06:05:07 PM
masnart , welcome mate!!

I agree get rid of those nasty indicators and go back to the stock look.

Me personally i get no trouble from the law at all. And if you want help just ask mate!!
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Post by: chuffchuff on July 07, 2008, 08:51:49 AM
Nice looking motor there, and welcome from the other end of the UK
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Post by: Simplicity on July 10, 2008, 02:58:01 PM
Welcome to all new members!  :)
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Post by: joe74ta on July 12, 2008, 09:28:55 PM
Hi everyone this is my first post on this forum. My name is JOE I live in Sydney Australia. I own a 1974 TA the car is my pride and joy I drive it at least four or five times a week. The worst thing I have found about restoring my ride is the time of the road. I do all the work on the car I can myself, If it's off the road, I work up to 20 hours a day till she's back on the road. I guess it's a TransAm thing here is some pics of my car.(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg48/joe74ta/400%20pont/transam065.jpg)
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg48/joe74ta/400%20pont/transam017-1.jpg)
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg48/joe74ta/400%20pont/engintideup021.jpg)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 12, 2008, 09:39:37 PM
Welcome to 78TA Joe...that's a real beauty ;D
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 12, 2008, 09:51:37 PM
Hey Joe, welcome to 78ta, very nice ride!!!  Way cool color too.
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Post by: Rick on July 13, 2008, 12:05:19 AM
Welcome Joe!  Another member from Oz! :) :) :)

I notice your car is LHD -- glad you could avoid having to do that conversion! ;)
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Post by: Trans am Oz on July 13, 2008, 04:03:01 AM
Welcome Joe

As the other guys said..you aint the only Ozzie on this forum..there are a few of us from all over the great brown land so if ya need any local help just post away 8)

Nice Ta..gotta be fast since its red ;)
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Post by: joe74ta on July 13, 2008, 05:04:38 AM
Welcome Joe!  Another member from Oz! :) :) :)

I notice your car is LHD -- glad you could avoid having to do that conversion! ;)
First thanks for the big welcome. I actually imported the car from New Zealand a couple of years ago, because the car is over 30 years old it didn't have to have the conversion thank god. Although I did have to change the tail lights to amber indicators and the seat belts. A local guy I know made some amber inserts for my lights and they almost look stock. Look forward to being a part of the forum. Many Thanks Joe.
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg48/joe74ta/400%20pont/transam063.jpg)
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Post by: blue81ta on July 13, 2008, 09:24:04 AM
Welcome aboard Joe.  :)  Nice T/A you've got there. 8) It's good to see a 74 T/A alive and doing VERY well. I sure would like to see more 74 and 75 Trans Ams.

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Post by: Simplicity on July 13, 2008, 02:12:31 PM
Welcome to the forum, Joe! ;D
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Post by: Sir english firebird on July 14, 2008, 01:13:58 PM
welcome Joe, i like the rims mate!!
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Post by: transam-wp on July 17, 2008, 06:50:04 PM
Hi everyone,

I bring you warm greetings from one of the most beautiful cities on earth - Cape Town, South Africa.

I must confess that I sold my T/A about 2 years ago.  Suppose I feel a bit like Clarke Kent at the momentjust wearing his regular tailored suit to work each day with no the red and blue costume underneath.
But, Im planning a comeback.  To that end, I have been scouring this forum for info and restoration tips.

Thought it would polite to at least say hi... and "thanks".  All your contributions have certainly made this the best 2nd generation Trans Am forum on the net.

Ciao,
Andy.
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Post by: Rick on July 17, 2008, 08:03:20 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Andy!  If you can, why not post up some picturs of your old TA?  We love pictures (everyone except Jeff, who is merely extremely fond of them), and we'd love to hear more about it.  Good luck on getting another one! :) :) :)
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Post by: blue81ta on July 17, 2008, 08:14:40 PM
Welcome aboard Andy. Good luck with your search for another T/A. :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 18, 2008, 12:19:34 AM
Welcome to 78TA transam-wp 



the best 2nd generation Trans Am forum on the net.

I'd have to agree with you there  ;D ...plenty of good info and people here.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on July 18, 2008, 03:10:38 AM
Nice to have you on board Andy! Bless the net eh?
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Post by: Trans am Oz on July 18, 2008, 04:15:07 AM
Yo Joe

Did you go to "Hazaparty" ( David  Azzopardi)aka streetlens.com  for the tail lights?
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Post by: joe74ta on July 18, 2008, 05:45:02 AM
Yo Joe

Did you go to "Hazaparty" ( David  Azzopardi)aka streetlens.com  for the tail lights?

Sure did Mal I also sold him the two ford XM 's he is  restoring at the moment great bloke. Have you seen the range of tail lights and one off injection stuff he does .I only live 5 minutes from his work shop.
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 18, 2008, 06:00:53 AM
Welcome to the chaos called 78ta Andy, glad to have you aboard!
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Post by: transam-wp on July 18, 2008, 01:29:48 PM
Nice to have you on board Andy! Bless the net eh?

For real, Sir english.  Thanks to the net, long distance relationships can work;)
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Post by: slick79 on July 18, 2008, 01:48:56 PM
Welcome Andy.  Glad to see there are more new members like myself.
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Post by: transam-wp on July 18, 2008, 02:14:17 PM
Thank you for the warm welcome, guys.

Rick, Id be happy to post pics of my old T/Abut I fear that the images may offend certain viewers.  In SA, its rare to find a T/A that still has its original motor and that hasnt been resprayed 4 to 5 times (4 to 5 different colours btw).  Mine had seats from a Volkswagen in it.  Needless to say she was in pretty bad shape.  I had grand dreams of restoring her to her former glory.  But with so many original parts missing, my mission was doomed from the very beginning.  Next time Ill start with a far more original car.

She sounded pretty awesome though.  The previous owner had relieved her of all forms of silencing equipment.  She was pretty dang loud.  I recall blasting it past the local pub once.  Can still remember hear the sound of men cheering as I flew past in my T/A.  In a world filled with fuel efficient Euro-boxes, nothing sounds better than someone punching it in a big American V8.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on July 18, 2008, 02:30:28 PM
  In a world filled with fuel efficient Euro-boxes, nothing sounds better than someone punching it in a big American V8.


Ill second that !! Nothing finer
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Post by: Rick on July 18, 2008, 02:41:18 PM
That's OK Andy -- everybody here has project cars, most are far from perfect, and they're all a work in progress.  Heck, I even had a set of cast wheels from a third generation TA on mine for a while (actually, quite a while).  Go ahead and post up yours for old time's sake! :) :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 18, 2008, 03:55:28 PM
In a world filled with fuel efficient Euro-boxes, nothing sounds better than someone punching it in a big American V8.


Ill second that !! Nothing finer

I KNEW Steve would appreciate that :)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on July 18, 2008, 04:14:30 PM
Just imagine what ill be like in August, V8 heaven.......

i agree Andy post them pics !
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Post by: cheepta on July 19, 2008, 07:14:21 PM
hi i am simon i used to live in england i now live in arizona i bought my 79se ta last year on ebay it was local so i went to see it before i bid ,it was on ebay as a 79 firebird and the pictures were bad so when i got to see the car i was supprised to find a 79 ta se with t tops ws6 option totaly complete with a bad white paint job over the original black ,also it was totaly rust free, i won the auction and got it for$450 i am now doing a total restoration, also i found a 76 ta parts car also rust free local to me for $200 so i got that too
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 19, 2008, 07:15:57 PM
Welcome to 78TA  Simon...sounds like you got some great deals.
We look forward to pix of your project  ;D
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 19, 2008, 07:45:43 PM
Welcome to 78ta Simon, glad to have you aboard.  Looking forward to seeing pics of your project!
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Post by: Sir english firebird on July 19, 2008, 07:52:02 PM
cheepta , simon welcome, so your an " Ex pat " LOL

How did you end up over there you lucky wotsit!!!
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Post by: Rick on July 19, 2008, 09:12:09 PM
Welcoem to 78TA  Simon...

We see what happens when Jeff gets up too early... :D :D :D ;)

WELCOME to 78TA.com, Simon!  Post us up some pics!  We look forward to hearing more about you and your car! :) :) :)
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 19, 2008, 09:52:09 PM
Sorry...I woke up on the dyslexic/color-blind/stupid side of the bed this morning  ;D
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Post by: blue81ta on July 19, 2008, 10:03:07 PM
Welcome to the site Simon. Good luck with your project. :)
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Post by: Gold Dust on July 20, 2008, 11:26:39 AM
Hi Robert my name is Dan and i am from just outside of chicago.I own a 79 trans am gold and bought it pretty much all restored already.It has a 6.6 403 i just need to build up the trans for more horse power gotta love speed!!!!! Its my first trans am ever so everything i do is all new to me.Any ideas on how to get alot more horse power out of this car thanks
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on July 20, 2008, 12:02:37 PM
Welcome to 78TA Gold Dust
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 20, 2008, 12:49:20 PM
Welcome to the fun house at 78ta Dan.  Go over in the technical section and ask about the horsepower, there's no shortage of opinions around here :)
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Post by: Rick on July 20, 2008, 02:51:46 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Dan!  Post us up some pictures of your car -- we LOVE pictures!  We also have quite a few Olds engines guys so you are in luck for suggestions and experience! :) :) :)
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Post by: 784mula on July 20, 2008, 11:29:41 PM
Welcome Simon & Dan.
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Post by: Sir english firebird on July 21, 2008, 07:11:05 AM
Welcome Gold Dust , good screename mate!

Just in case no ones mentioned , WE ALL LOVE PICS so if you get a chance post away mate!
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Post by: LOMILETA on July 21, 2008, 08:56:11 AM
Welcome Joe, Andy, Simon and Dan. I missed this thread for awhile.
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Post by: 75transam on July 21, 2008, 08:58:43 AM
Welcome one, welcome all to the greatest T/A site in the world
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Post by: Simplicity on July 21, 2008, 01:26:29 PM
Welcome to all the new members here to forum! ;D I hope you will enjoy your time here at this wonderful place!
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Post by: transam-wp on July 21, 2008, 04:10:54 PM
Here is a shot of my old girl.

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Post by: transam-wp on July 21, 2008, 04:20:59 PM
Welcome aboard Andy. Good luck with your search for another T/A. :)

I'm lookin into a '81 up for sale in my area.  301 Turbo.
What you got under the hood there, blue81ta?

Andy.
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Post by: transam-wp on July 21, 2008, 04:26:35 PM
Just imagine what ill be like in August, V8 heaven.......

i agree Andy post them pics !

Love your white paintjob, sir english. 
A T/A looks bitchin in white.
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Post by: transam-wp on July 21, 2008, 04:58:02 PM
That's OK Andy -- everybody here has project cars, most are far from perfect, and they're all a work in progress.  Heck, I even had a set of cast wheels from a third generation TA on mine for a while (actually, quite a while).  Go ahead and post up yours for old time's sake! :) :)

Thank you, Rick.  Sounds like you know where I'm coming from.

She had a 400 bored out to 406; Wiseco pistons, rings and the wildest camshaft the boys at Comp Cams ever dreamt up.  The previous owner had it turned for drag racing.  The result was that the car could not idle and, with it being an auto, it was virtually undrivable.  The carbs were set so rich that every time I pulled her into the garage, my house would smell like gas for 2 days.  Im sure you can imagine that that didnt go down too well with the Mrs;)

My next T/A needs to be far better manners.
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Post by: Gold Dust on July 21, 2008, 09:59:20 PM
Hey guys here are a few pics of GOLD DUST as i like to call it

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Post by: Rick on July 21, 2008, 10:22:09 PM
That's a nice looking car, Gold Dust! :) :)
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Post by: w72transamowner on July 21, 2008, 10:24:44 PM

Hey guys here are a few pics of GOLD DUST as i like to call it

Sweeeeeeet.......I wanna drive it!  ;D ;D
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Post by: Sir english firebird on July 22, 2008, 04:58:09 AM
Just imagine what ill be like in August, V8 heaven.......

i agree Andy post them pics !


Love your white paintjob, sir english. 
A T/A looks bitchin in white.

I agree mate, but im sorry to say this my Bird isnt white, i think you may have thought of another members car...... no biggy.......... and i dont want to appear as being an arse!!
By the way nice ride!

Gold dust, thats an unusual colour is it original?
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Post by: transam-wp on July 22, 2008, 02:19:36 PM



Love your white paintjob, sir english. 
A T/A looks bitchin in white.

I agree mate, but im sorry to say this my Bird isnt white, i think you may have thought of another members car...... no biggy.......... and i dont want to appear as being an arse!!
By the way nice ride!

Gold dust, thats an unusual colour is it original?

My humblest apologies, sir english.  What colour is your bird?
Thanks.
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Post by: transam-wp on July 22, 2008, 02:39:24 PM
Hey guys here are a few pics of GOLD DUST as i like to call it

Welcome, Gold Dust.  Very nice ride indeed.  Looks very 70's.  Love it;)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on July 22, 2008, 05:22:53 PM
transam-wp , no worries mate, its been too many colours!!

It was red when i first got it, then i painted it in a sort of Skybird blue ( but didnt know it at the time ) at the moment its matt black with a blue ( the blue i painted ) stripe, im hoping by the ned of the year to have all the bodywork etc done and it will change again ! PHEW
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Post by: Simplicity on July 22, 2008, 06:53:19 PM
Welcome to the forum, Gold Dust! Nice looking car ;D
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Post by: blue81ta on July 22, 2008, 07:02:10 PM
Beautiful T/A Gold Dust!!!!  :) 8)
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Post by: Gold Dust on July 22, 2008, 07:26:45 PM
Just imagine what ill be like in August, V8 heaven.......

i agree Andy post them pics !


Love your white paintjob, sir english. 
A T/A looks bitchin in white.

I agree mate, but im sorry to say this my Bird isnt white, i think you may have thought of another members car...... no biggy.......... and i dont want to appear as being an arse!!
By the way nice ride!

Gold dust, thats an unusual colour is it original?
No its not it was gold but painted it a brighter gold
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Post by: Gold Dust on July 22, 2008, 09:46:18 PM
Here are a few more pictures

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Post by: Gold Dust on July 22, 2008, 10:00:36 PM
I just wanred to thank you all for welcoming me to this great site and taking time out to look at my 79 t/a
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Post by: pointman on July 23, 2008, 07:49:54 AM
Welcome to the forum Gold Dust, great looking ride!
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Post by: mick on July 27, 2008, 05:59:11 AM
Hi there im from  Brisbane Austrailia and i have a 1977 trans am just started to fix up.
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Post by: w72transamowner on July 27, 2008, 09:38:09 AM

Hi there im from  Brisbane Austrailia and i have a 1977 trans am just started to fix up.

Hi Mick, welcome to the forum.  How long have you had your T/A and did you import it from the States or purchase it from someone else in Australia?  What shape is the car in?  Post up some pictures to feed the addicts if you get an opportunity.
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Post by: Simplicity on July 27, 2008, 11:50:59 AM
Welcome to the forum, mick! It is good to have you here with us :)
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Post by: Rick on July 28, 2008, 12:22:19 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, mick!  We have quite a few members here from Oz!  Post up some pictures of your ride when you can! :) :) :)
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Post by: rkellerjr on July 28, 2008, 06:08:49 AM
Welcome to the 78ta family Mick, how about some pics of that project?
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Post by: LOMILETA on July 28, 2008, 08:51:20 AM
Welcome Mick, and you had better hurry and get pics up. Some folks get angry.
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Post by: blue81ta on July 28, 2008, 07:44:44 PM
Welcome to 78ta mick. Glad you can join us. :)
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Post by: Sir english firebird on July 30, 2008, 04:17:51 AM
Welcome to the forum Mick!!
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Post by: 784mula on July 31, 2008, 11:57:48 PM
Here are a few more pictures
That sits up nice gold Dust!
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Post by: 76tamoose on August 01, 2008, 01:11:33 AM
hey i am new to the site. I have a 76 trans am that i am working on. It's basically a stock 400. i am going to get some pictures up soon for everyone. I just would like to say that the site is really helpful. Thanks a lot for that!!!
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on August 01, 2008, 01:26:16 AM
Welcome to 78TA 76tamoose  ;D
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Post by: Sir english firebird on August 01, 2008, 04:02:58 AM
Welcome to the site 76tamoose , just one qusetion, where are you from??
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Post by: Rick on August 01, 2008, 08:41:32 AM
Welcome to 78TA.com, 76tamoose!  Pull up a seat and tell us all about yourself!  We're looking forward to the pics! :) :) :)
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Post by: LOMILETA on August 01, 2008, 08:55:10 AM
Welcome to the show Moose.
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Post by: rkellerjr on August 01, 2008, 09:47:09 AM
Welcome to the assylum Moose, how about some pics of that project?
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Post by: w72transamowner on August 01, 2008, 10:46:28 AM

hey i am new to the site. I have a 76 trans am that i am working on. It's basically a stock 400. i am going to get some pictures up soon for everyone. I just would like to say that the site is really helpful. Thanks a lot for that!!! 

Hey Moose, where are you located?  Beware, this site can be addicting.  ;D
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Post by: Simplicity on August 01, 2008, 01:29:17 PM
Welcome to the forum, 76tamoose! Glad to have you here with us :)
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Post by: 784mula on August 01, 2008, 08:46:32 PM
Welcome 76TAMOOSE, How did you get the Moose atttached to your handle?
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Post by: blue81ta on August 02, 2008, 12:46:53 PM
Welcome to the site 76tamoose. :) Glad you can join the rest of us Firebird and Trans Am addicts.
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Post by: Trans am Oz on August 03, 2008, 04:29:32 AM
Welcome to the forum Mick

Nice to see another Aussie Trans Am fan
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Post by: wrenchturner74 on August 03, 2008, 04:38:28 PM
Hello everyone,my name is Mark and I'm Simplicities husband. I'm a graduate of the Nashville Auto-Diesel College and have been turning wrenches going on 13 years now. I'm a diesel mechanic that lives in Ravenna,Ohio.
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Post by: RENOVATIONS on August 03, 2008, 04:46:32 PM
Welcome to 78TA Mark...nice to hear someone else has heard of NADC  ;D
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Post by: Rick on August 03, 2008, 07:17:32 PM
Welcome to 78TA.com, Mark.  Before you're inundated with requests, let me be the first to say we LOVE pictures!  Post some up of your current rides!  They don't have to be TAs -- just what you're driving now!  We enjoy having Angela around and look forward to hearing more about you and your cars! :) :) :)
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Post by: blue81ta on August 03, 2008, 08:25:23 PM
Welcome to the site Mark.  :) Come in and join the party. :)
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Post by: Simplicity on August 03, 2008, 11:16:19 PM
We enjoy having Angela around and look forward to hearing more about you and your cars! :) :) :)

Thank you, Rick ;D I have always enjoyed being here with all of the wonderful members!
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Post by: wrenchturner74 on August 03, 2008, 11:30:59 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone :)

@Rick - my ride is a 1995 Dodge Intrepid that hardly has any paint left on it due to the problem Chrysler had with the primer at the time. It needs alot of work and would actually love to fix it up and make it look new again.

@Hammer - lol,I can hardly remember what I did last week let alone try to memorize people's names ;D
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Post by: Sir english firebird on August 04, 2008, 03:55:20 AM
Dont worry mate just smile nicely at anyone wearing a T/a shirt, thats what i plan on doing!

Oh by the way welcome! !
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Post by: LOMILETA on August 04, 2008, 09:08:06 AM
Welcome, Mark. It was good to met you and your family at the show yesterday.
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Post by: wrenchturner74 on August 04, 2008, 08:35:37 PM
@Sir - Thanks and I plan on doing the same thing,lol

@ Russ - Thanks and the feeling is mutual
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Post by: 76tamoose on August 05, 2008, 10:25:25 PM
hey ill get some pics of the car soon. ive been really busy latley. My name is matt and i am a student at Purdue. The moose before my name is an old nickname from little league.
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Post by: 76tamoose on August 05, 2008, 10:32:57 PM
oh yeah and i am from milford mi, a suburb outside detroit
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Post by: Rick on August 05, 2008, 10:34:46 PM
My name is matt and i am a student at Purdue.

Ah!  Another student at Cow College! :P :P :P

Just kidding! ;)

Rick ---> who graduated from the REAL engineering school on the banks of the Wabash... RHIT! 8)
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Post by: LOMILETA on August 06, 2008, 09:27:04 AM
Welcome Matt, and enjoy the show.
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Post by: 784mula on August 06, 2008, 09:50:16 PM
oh yeah and i am from milford mi, a suburb outside detroit

Thats 5 miles down the road from me!! Small world.
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Post by: 75transam on August 06, 2008, 10:54:08 PM
Nice 76 moose!  Welcome to the site
(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/113/2539266695170cbd1b1bbu5.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: w72transamowner on August 07, 2008, 12:39:38 PM

oh yeah and i am from milford mi, a suburb outside detroit

I grew up in the Detroit burbs (Berkley, Southfield, Bloomfield) but left for service life a long time ago and never returned.  My last trip up was in January for the Detroit Auto Show, but now my father has left Michigan as well, so it doesn't look like I'll be getting back up that way anymore.
Title: Re: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: P-Js_BLKBRRD on August 15, 2008, 11:18:24 AM
Hello - We found the main site a few years ago when looking at buying our first T/A.  It was a lot of help then and we're happy to see the forum now (don't know how we missed it before!).

We bought "BIGBRRD" from its original owner in the fall of '04 and drove it straight to a storage facility so didn't get to enjoy the car until the spring of '05.  Found then out it needed a lot more TLC than we first thought.  Rebuilt both the front and rear suspension, replaced the entire exhaust system, and had the radiator rebuilt. 

Then we decided to have the "Minnesota Cancer" looked into.  Took the car to a body shop in June of '06 for what we thought would be a 3 month project.  But it is STILL THERE...!!!  One thing led to another and in the process the 400 got pulled and spent the winter of '06 in our garage getting partiially torn down, throughly scrubbed, repainted, reassembled, and put back in the car last summer.  It is getting close to being repainted now and hope to have it all put back together in time for the CarCraft Summer Nats in St. Paul this coming July.  (keeping fingers crossed on that...!!!)

btw - "BIGBRRD" is a '78 with the Pontiac 400ci, 4 speed manual, Hurst t-tops, and gold snowflakes.  Originally Starlight Black with the black velour interior we're keeping the interior the same but going with an even blacker black (if that's possible) on the exterior. 

Looking forward to getting it back on the road again...!!!

Patty and Jim

An update on "BIGBRRD":  Brought it home from the bodyshop a couple of weeks ago.  On the way stopped at a muffler shop to have pipes fabricated to connect the shorty headers to the x-pipe (the tech complimented Patty's selection of mufflers as it has a nice deep, but mellow sound).  A few days later took it out to a performance shop to have the Qjet dialed in and now it runs a LOT better.  Working on getting the interior put back in and a zillion other little details.  After 25 months it is nice to have it in the garage again.  Hope to have it back on the road soon.

Here's a few pictures of the homecoming:
"BIGBRRD" Homecoming #1 (http://www.c3vr.com/member_uploads/401_500/419/PICT3085.JPG)
"BIGBRRD" Homecoming #2 (http://www.c3vr.com/member_uploads/401_500/419/PICT3087.JPG)
All 'The Toys' Together (http://www.c3vr.com/member_uploads/401_500/419/PICT3089.JPG)
Title: Re: Where are you from? Introduce yourself!
Post by: YoqueroTA on August 16, 2008, 03:25:55 PM
Lassie from Misery here!  Just dropped by to see what you were all about.  Love TA's, but alas and alack do not own one, thus the name.  :'( This is a great web site very informativ