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Offline BANONECHOP

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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2009, 11:59:55 PM »
And this is for sure?



Your transam is a true y88.
Go Bandit GO!!!!

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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2009, 12:06:17 AM »
hey! joker  tell this guy what hes got!                               (jk)
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2009, 12:07:37 AM »
:(       lol


hey! joker  tell this guy what hes got!                               (jk)
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2009, 12:11:38 AM »
All build sheets tell the story of your transams history. This says its a special edition then it is.

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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2009, 01:12:50 PM »
how many y88  auto's were made?
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2009, 01:18:27 PM »
7,399 documented in 1978
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2009, 03:21:50 PM »
As long as the VIN on the car matches the VIN on the buildsheet you posted then you have a Y88. Congrats!

Now restore it to its former golden glory and drive it!! :)

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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2009, 04:01:42 PM »
Thanks Brian C. This is good new to hear. Yes they do match.
I am just trying to figure out if this engine is what came in this car.
i have a feeling it did not. Does the engine #'s have to match the VIN at all?


As long as the VIN on the car matches the VIN on the buildsheet you posted then you have a Y88. Congrats!

Now restore it to its former golden glory and drive it!! :)
Go Bandit GO!!!!

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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2009, 04:21:25 PM »
You can thank Larry as he pointed it out first :)

Yes, the last few digits - I think the last 5 but don't quote me on the exact number - should be stamped on the block. Check your post regarding the engine as I believe Jeff posted up some pics as to where to look to see if its numbers matching.

Mine was and I tucked that block away in my basement for safe keeping.

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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2009, 01:03:31 AM »
RE: on the good job, larry

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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2009, 07:41:17 AM »
Now I'm curious.  I want to see a picture of this Y88.  The engine shot in your other thread looked like the car was black instead of gold :-\
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2009, 07:43:31 AM »
It is ... some idiot painted it black.  I think he's checking the block to the VIN but it seems he has a Y88 with a 4 speed.
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2009, 02:54:15 PM »
I am the "idiot"  I have a Y88 apparently and I never knew... and when I started restoring it.... we painted it black with the pin stripes to look like tha bandit.... now..... too late :(


It is ... some idiot painted it gold.  I think he's checking the block to the VIN but it seems he has a Y88 with a 4 speed.
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2009, 03:14:56 PM »
It's also a Canada, Car.  Which is even more rare...
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2009, 03:49:42 PM »
No need to keep rubbing salt in an open wound. What done is done but hopefully the car gets returned to its former glory as you simply don't see that many Y88's out and about any more.

Which reminds me...I need to go hug my Y88 and reinstall its cowl data plate :)

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1980 Firebird - no engine/tranny... to be pacecar clone