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Offline nobrains

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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2009, 06:38:31 AM »
No worrys.I am like a sponge trying to learn about these cars. I dont really care if it is a true se or a clone as for putting my vin# on the internet I am a little wery of it.But I might just get the phs or maybe i can put some of the vin on?

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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2009, 07:19:40 AM »
dont give us the last 5 numbers then just give us the rest as that will be enough.
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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2009, 07:35:52 AM »
well here it is then 2W87Z7N2*****

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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2009, 01:45:49 PM »
Hi nobrains,

I am jealous - i wanted that car.
But I never made it out to Montreal to look at it but i did talk to the guy selling quite a bit email and phone.
(I'm in Ontario, and was looking for a TA as well at the time)

He was a nice guy, and seemed very honest.
I don't know how much info he gave you but he told me.

That it didnt have the correct decals on the car, said it was from a 79 - painted in 83
and it was a US car, (maybe needed to know for aquiring paperwork)
The motor in it (when i talked to him) is a 1972 400ci

But I didn't care if it was a true SE or not, from the pics I got it was one clean TA and I wanted it.
Just logistically and $$ speaking, it wasn't meant to be.


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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2009, 03:55:25 PM »
Yup Frank was a real nice guy and i love the car fun so far everything he told me so far was true and i was was just wondering the story behind the car

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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2009, 09:37:05 PM »
well i see it was a true ta built in norwood ohio and it was a w72 400 car. could very well be a real se you should get the phs if so slowly put her to her former glory decal wise and you'll have a he L L of a car.
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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2009, 05:34:02 AM »
heres my cowl tag sorry its not a pic but it is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to early here lol

ST772FS87N21184830Y
TR19BAS119119UPNT
OSAA31WS4BLK
740101

Well I hope I got all the s's and fives

so here you go Guys

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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2009, 06:34:23 AM »
My 2 pence.....

it would be nice if it was a SE, but you do have a great looking car regardless, id be proud to own it, CONGRATUATIONS!
Power is nothing without Control.

Steve, :-)
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( no point in adding what else i keep changing them ! )

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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2009, 06:42:16 AM »
My 2 pence.....

it would be nice if it was a SE, but you do have a great looking car regardless, id be proud to own it, CONGRATUATIONS!

Thanks man it dosent really matter if it is or not .would be nice .lol this is my first TA and I am quite impressed by this car so far

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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2009, 07:04:35 AM »
hammer,

woah.

I am sharp buddy.
I said "it was a w72 car"
this was from indication of the Z in the vin.

yes hammer I forgive you it was a w72 and then it was removed and a 72 was put in. funny as mine was the same thing (block only) but i have a 73 400 block in mine.
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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2009, 07:23:28 AM »
I have the orginal motor in my garage sitting on a engine stand that came with the car

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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2009, 08:44:59 AM »
I agree it's a very nice car regardless of what a buildsheet or PHS says (SE or not).

A "Z" in the VIN merely indicates a Pontiac 400...not necessarily a W72 400.
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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2009, 09:06:56 AM »
so whats a w72 sorry for all the questions lol

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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2009, 09:09:23 AM »
W72 is the GM code for the high performance (about 20 more Hp) version of the 400.
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Re: 1977 trans am se question
« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2009, 09:21:54 AM »
W72 is the GM code for the high performance (about 20 more Hp) version of the 400.

so i would have to get the numbers off my block or do you guys already know.I know the motor in it now has alot more than 20hp than stock now hehehehe