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General Discussion / Re: 78 Y88 sell it or fix it
« Last post by jiffykids on April 18, 2014, 06:22:35 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback I think your right it needs to go back to it's oranganal glory. So I'm going to sell it as is. I have other projects to spend my time and money on. Right now I've got a 66 chevy truck that's channelled, chopped, and bagged with twin V8 and four turbos that needs to be finished among others so the T/A Will have to go. -just can't get over that much gold.
General Discussion / Re: 78 Y88 sell it or fix it
« Last post by brian c on April 18, 2014, 12:00:16 PM »
Another vote for keeping it original. There were only so many of these made and that gold will grow on you. I was in your shoes and until I did the research I was full speed ahead on black and gold. There are so many black TA's out there that at this point, you're better off returning it to original so you stand out in the crowd.

But ultimately, your car.
Trans Am Photos / Re: Build a Bandit
« Last post by Flounder55 on April 18, 2014, 11:59:13 AM »
Just for my own edification.....Has ANYONE received a claim form via email,snail mail...etc ?
General Discussion / Re: Selling my 77 4spd SE Y82 rust bucket experience
« Last post by brian c on April 18, 2014, 11:56:49 AM »
Been there, done that, got many t-shirts to prove it.

Just gotta laugh it off otherwise it'll drive you nuts.

For ex: when I brought my car home from MCA and it was in fresh paint, the neighbor came over and asked if it was for sale. I gave him a number of what I had sunk into it at that point and mentioned I'd be just breaking even as it sat at that price. His response, "I guess its not for sale then". Sure it was, he just didn't like the number I gave him! Or the other guy who had a 305 tunnel rammed Firebird who was going to "educate" me on my TA after I told him I had a 455 under the hood. He walked over and pointed at my VIN and said "See, Z vin code, you have a 400 under there and NOT a 455". After I popped the hood I pointed out that it was a 1970 4 bolt 455 punched 60 over he was speechless...actually, I don't think he talked to me the rest of the car show. Or the worker who asked my folks about my 80 Firebird. I gave him a number, a breakout of what was included at each price point - it was a base firebird w/o drive train so all firebird parts was one price, parts to convert to a TA which I had collected was a higher price, the engine & tranny were another price, and that if he was serious, cash talked and I wasn't taking payments. Never heard from him after that.

Bottom line: it takes all kinds and you'll find them all over the place!
Parts Wanted / Re: 77 trans am windshield arms and front emblem wanted
« Last post by Dogma on April 18, 2014, 10:41:55 AM »
Both fog lights also
DriveTrain / 78 TA - temp gauge / tired?
« Last post by Daniel78ta on April 18, 2014, 10:33:29 AM »
hey guys..

I have a 1978 trans am.. I have noticed for about the last year or two that the temp gauge does not get very hot!! It is still working but does not show over "about" 150 even on a hot day..

Do you guys think the gauge is just getting tired?   OR is it possible the thermostat is stuck open??

Anyone had this happen - and fixed it?

Parts Wanted / 77 trans am windshield arms and front emblem wanted
« Last post by Dogma on April 18, 2014, 10:32:24 AM »
Looking for:
windshield wiper arms

Front emblem

The word pontiac that bolts in front

Center cap x1 with red bird

Front seats metal (bottom of mine rotted out, springs and mounting brackets ect.

Shipping to 30741 thanks!
Electrical / Re: Oil pressure / water temp gauge help!!!!
« Last post by 81pacecar69 on April 18, 2014, 10:22:04 AM »
I have the same exact problem on my 81.

Parts Wanted / Re: Pontiac 400 Parts Needed
« Last post by firedan13 on April 18, 2014, 07:52:08 AM »
pm sent
DriveTrain / Re: Edlebrock 3711 performer
« Last post by rpguitarrepair on April 18, 2014, 07:16:52 AM »
If you held each manifold in your hand, you'd do it based on weight alone. I'm running one with my Thornton 350 jr and the car runs great.
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