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Restoration / You can now preorder The Definitive Firebird & Trans Am Guide
« Last post by Angelo on February 23, 2017, 03:00:42 PM »
The 1970 1/2 to 1981 Definitive Firebird & Trans Am Guide is now available on Amazon for preorder! This is written by Rocky Rotella.

I have the 1967-1969 guide also written by Rocky and it is the most detailed car book I've ever read to date. I suspect this edition will go into as much detail as the 67-69, which will make this a good book for all of us 2nd gen owners.
Thank you!

$99 is a great deal.  Ordered them a moment ago.

Pro-Touring's website stated that they can be 'adjusted'/reverse the sleeve in order to lower the car approx. one inch.  Have you adjusted them to lower your car?  I don't believe I'm going to go that route due to the geometry and engineering D.S.E. put in to develop their unit.  I wouldn't want to over complicate final adjustments/ride height/wheel clearance etc.

I did stumble upon another thread on this website from 2012-2013 where many members went in to a lengthy discussion about solid/poly/rubber body mounts and suspension in general. 

It was a very informative and articulate thread indeed.

I'm curious if this thread will pick up steam.  I'm curious if those same members went through with their plans to install 'said' material of body mount and if their respective opinion(s) have changed???

One thing I didn't see pointed out in the previous thread was that poly body mounts typically have a very short lifetime, even when properly greased.  From my personal experience from talking to heavy tracked cars in general...the lifetime is typically less than 20,000 miles.

I'm going solid regardless but that thread being from 2012...I wonder if any birds with poly mounts could chime in.

Thank you again,
Interior / Re: Passenger Kick Panel Vacuum
« Last post by Burd Turd on February 23, 2017, 08:12:09 AM »
Maybe remove the back seat for a large Woofer also, you don't need that either. 😂😂😂
Interior / Re: Passenger Kick Panel Vacuum
« Last post by Aus78Formula on February 22, 2017, 11:28:52 PM »
It's for air recirculation, work with the fresh air door in the cowl grille. If the cowl closes, the kick panel opens to circulate air. Fresh air mode closes the kick panel and opens the cowl.
I would use a set of PTFB solid mounts. They're not as "pretty" as the DSE's and some other brands but I like them because the steel sleeve makes them stronger in the event of a bad accident. They're unfinished aluminum but you can paint to suit.
Interior / Passenger Kick Panel Vacuum
« Last post by Tochs99 on February 22, 2017, 08:10:27 PM »
What is this for?  Do I need it?  Basically I'm wondering because I have a set of kick panels that hold 6.5" speakers and they don't have the bump out to incorporate the vacuum. If I have my a/C disconnected (no belt) do I need the vacuum?

Does any of this make sense?
Misc. Items for Sale / Looking for Norwood GM build sheets and plant memorabilia
« Last post by NorwoodGMPlant on February 22, 2017, 06:29:53 PM »
Hi All, I am searching for build sheets and plant memorabilia from the Norwood GM plant.  Also looking for employee items and photos.  If anyone has any contact me
Electrical / Re: Power Windows on the 79 Won't Go Down
« Last post by ta78w72 on February 22, 2017, 01:34:20 PM »
Disconnect the connector at the motor and measure for voltage when you move the switch to the down position.  Post the measurements and we can go from there.
Hi guys,

I own a 1976 Trans Am.  32,000 original miles.  400 4-Speed Car.  I am the second owner.

In 2008 I had a ladder bar set-up installed, mini tubs, and an 8 point weld in cage installed.

I've recently ordered Detroit Speed's Powder Coated Single Adjustable Shock Front Subframe (SBC/LS).  I've also ordered their Weld in sub frame connectors.

Unfortunately, Detroit Speed does not sell solid body mounts for 2nd Gen Firebirds...only for Camaros...

So, with that I'm put between a rock and a hard place.  Weld in sub frame connectors require solid body mounts and now my builder and I have to figure out what solid body mounts to purchase.  Detroit Speed said that the core support body mounts are the solid body mounts that cause the difference between the two cars.  Has anyone experienced this by any chance?

Knowing this...I'd like to hear the opinions of others that have made the switch.  Just how drastic of a change was it?  How much louder etc.

Thank you,
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