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Parts for Sale / 77-81 twin turbo hood for sale
« Last post by 78yellow on Today at 11:47:46 AM »
I have a twin turbo fiberglass corvette style hood for a 77-81 Pontiac firebird or trans am..These hoods are very expensive new
Very good condition asking 420.00 obo
Call or text 979 318 1126
Restoration Projects / Re: 1978 Trans Am restoration
« Last post by JupiterBandit on Today at 11:37:38 AM »
Your wife is pregnant? I don't get why women are so damnn sensitive. What we poke at them in fun, they take way too seriously.  Congratulations!
Restoration Projects / Re: 1978 Trans Am restoration
« Last post by marx3 on Today at 08:33:03 AM »
thanks! My wife is pregnant, due mid march, so I guess this winther will the last chance to finish it in a LONG time ( you wold know, jupiterbandit ;) )
I painted the frame etc flat black and want to touch the inner fenders and the flat area with the emissionsdecal ( dont know its name in english ). I am not so sure these parts should be flat black... I am thinking more of a semi-gloss. I am shooting for completely stock original appearance ( keeping the clone original, like you say, hehe ).

General Discussion / Re: Yea or Nay?
« Last post by Grand73Am on Today at 12:48:10 AM »
Sounds like the car's been well maintained and by somebody who knew what he was doing. The mileage is low for its age, and it's been kept indoors, so there's probably not much wrong with it. From what you said, you can do the basic maintenance, which is all it should need. Verify the brakes are in good condition, including the parking brake. Not hard to fix if need be. In addition, when starting with a new-to-you car, make sure the hoses and belts are good or put new ones on for confidence. Unless your uncle replaced them with new already, it may need some new fuel hoses at the tank and up front, since the old ones can crack and leak with today's ethanol-laced fuel. I've changed them on both my 79's due to leaks from cracks in the old rubber fuel hose. But in a cooler climate like yours, they may still be okay. So, that's something to take a close look at to be sure they're still good. Might need some new tires if they're old. Grease the front suspension and wheel bearings, unless your uncle has done that recently. Of course, check all the fluids. Fresh oil and filter and antifreeze if needed. And don't forget to check the rear end gear oil too. If it needs rearend gear oil, use limited slip gear oil.
Check to see that the usual things work, like the lights, wipers, horn, turn signals, windows, locks, heat and a/c. Not that hard to fix anything that doesn't work. Then it may need a general cleaning. Once you make sure everything is in good condition and works, there shouldn't be a worry about driving it every day. I would. And I like T-tops, which would make it even more fun. If you have to park it outside, there are car covers for outside use, that are water resistant, for protection in bad weather.

I have 2 79 TA's that run, and have driven them in the past. I'm doing some work on them now, and once I finish with one, I'll be driving it again, since it's so much fun to drive. But, I do have experience with driving old cars as my only transportation for the long term. My 79's are the newest cars I have. My daily driver has been a 75 Lemans Sport Coupe for the last 12 years, and counting. It just turned 150K miles on the original engine. Sure, I've had to do some maintenance over that time, like change the radiator, alternator, water pump, battery, tires, carb rebuild, heater core, brakes, tires, but nothing I couldn't handle myself. Not all at once of course, just as was needed. And that's what I have a car I can fix myself when needed, and the parts aren't expensive. It's really been cheap, reliable transportation over the years. Far less than the cost of buying, insuring and tagging a new car, and it goes up in value the longer I have it, instead of depreciating. I'm a car restorer, so I'm experienced with working on old cars and have the tools, which is an advantage, but someone who's handy and has some tools, and a copy of the Pontiac service manual can fix most things.

Pricewise, it sounds like a good deal, so you couldn't lose money on it. Only you can decide if it will fit in with your family. It may not be the most practical, but I can assure you it will be the most fun, and get the most attention. And it's not much money, especially compared to the cost of a new vehicle. If you need a truck, I liked the idea somebody had about getting a little older(or cheap) truck for that purpose. I have a 73 El Camino for my truck, another inexpensive vehicle to own.
Parts for Sale / 1979 W72 400 Quadrajet
« Last post by jonathonar89 on Today at 12:12:21 AM »
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 400 quadrajet.  Has not been run since recent rebuild.  All rebuild parts came from Cliff Ruggles (  It was spec'd out to run E85 and has an electric choke conversion.  I'm including the original choke, jetting parts, and a quadrajet book. 

Asking $400

Parts for Sale / Ton of parts for sale
« Last post by 4speed76 on September 20, 2014, 10:47:15 PM »
Here is a link to just some of my parts stash for sale, I will add new items as I sort through more parts.
Parts for Sale / Rear Deck Speaker Grills
« Last post by jonathonar89 on September 20, 2014, 09:39:46 PM »
$45 They came out of a '79 Trans Am.

Parts for Sale / Custom Autosound Radios
« Last post by jonathonar89 on September 20, 2014, 09:37:12 PM »
$125 KNW-801, USA-5 and 10 disc changer that works for both radios. 

Parts for Sale / Pontiac Valley Pan and Valve Covers
« Last post by jonathonar89 on September 20, 2014, 09:32:47 PM »
$75 I just cleaned them up and painted silver
Parts for Sale / Re: Performer RPM intake
« Last post by jonathonar89 on September 20, 2014, 09:24:48 PM »
Sold...sorry for late response.  I'm posting other stuff up to update what I have on the forum.
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