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Aftermarket Questions / Re: 79 VSE FireAm lower spoiler wheelwell?
« Last post by Aus78Formula on May 15, 2018, 05:51:15 AM »
As mentioned, the brand or name of the aftermarket pieces was Foilers. Used only.
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Aftermarket Questions / Re: 79 VSE FireAm lower spoiler wheelwell?
« Last post by RENOVATIONS on May 15, 2018, 12:47:22 AM »
Wouldnt that parts number just be the set of four that are already on my WS4? Would like the once that are mounted on the rear of the wheel arches like mudflaps.


"Foilers" ARE the ones that mount behind the wheels.
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Aftermarket Questions / Re: 79 VSE FireAm lower spoiler wheelwell?
« Last post by Microstorm on May 14, 2018, 02:00:24 PM »
Wouldnt that parts number just be the set of four that are already on my WS4? Would like the once that are mounted on the rear of the wheel arches like mudflaps.
Did you point to that parts number because VSE just took a second set of foilers and attached them backwards?

Thank you for your help
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Restoration Projects / Re: 1978 Formula project
« Last post by Aus78Formula on May 14, 2018, 11:32:23 AM »
Why not restore it as is, no need to go silly.
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Aftermarket Questions / Re: 79 VSE FireAm lower spoiler wheelwell?
« Last post by RENOVATIONS on May 14, 2018, 09:36:06 AM »
They are normally referred to as "Foilers"...I'm sure you could find a used set for sale with some searching.

Here is a link that lists (part #g4329) a new set however:

http://www.showcars-bodyparts.com/firebird70-81.html
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Restoration / Re: 79 T/A Front crashbar alignment?
« Last post by quizkid32 on May 14, 2018, 09:29:56 AM »
Glad to help. Post some pictures when you get it together.
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Aftermarket Questions / 79 VSE FireAm lower spoiler wheelwell?
« Last post by Microstorm on May 13, 2018, 04:43:09 PM »
I have been trying to find out what spoilers/flares/splashguard they used at VSE when they build the FireAm. No where I can find on the web can tell me. Found a scanned original product catalog but no specs there either. I am talking about the once that they put on the back of the wheelarces/wheelwells.
Anyone have some info? Personally I love the way it makes the car look wide.
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Restoration / Re: 79 T/A Front crashbar alignment?
« Last post by Microstorm on May 13, 2018, 04:32:32 PM »
So helpful, also the specs for the nuts helped.
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DriveTrain / Re: Vehicle bogs upon acceleration BUT only during the summer
« Last post by Stringer on May 13, 2018, 11:21:22 AM »
Looks like I have everybody stumped.  Over 120 views and no one has any suggestions. 

Okay some more on the back story.....

I bought the car from a buddy of mine I have known for 20 yrs.  He had the car since 1986. It was garage kept most of its life but has spent a few years baking outside in the sun on and off during that time.  I have choosing to restore it as stock as possible. To date I have rebuilt the suspension, steering, braking, and fuel systems. I have had the heads professional redone and I have taken care of other engine work.  I have 2 1/2" dual exhaust coming off the stock manifolds with no catalytic converters. And I have redone the interior (with seats and a couple odds-n-ends left to go).

I drive the vehicle to work daily, putting about 200/week on it - both in town and freeway driving. The car actually does quite well. It goes, it stops, it shifts well (it's an automatic), and it maintains good temperature through all types of driving (freeway, idling in traffic, etc.) even on days over 110 degrees. All-n-all it is a good solid vehicle. I just keep having the issue as described above.

It appears to have gotten better as I have gone along, but I have never really been able to nail it down.  It feels as if it is out of fuel when it occurs. The vehicle just falls flat on its face.  You can let off the accelerator and it will idle, you press the accelerator again and it immediately bogs down.  If you keep the pedal pressed there will be a few deep bogs between light surges. Eventually it will recover and drive as if nothing has happened. It happens most under moderate to hard acceleration. The harder you accelerate the worse it is. Under light acceleration it generally does not occur, but I do feel occasional light hiccups as if it wants to bog down as I slowly accelerate. 

But, as stated in my original post........It only happens after driving the vehicle 20 about minutes and only on days over 90 degrees. I do not experience this problem during the cooler parts of the year.
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