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Offline jphillips3333

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2010, 07:13:48 PM »
Yeah, I'm watching my Mom deteriorate.  She can barely move ...can't walk in the grass for the "holes" which means she's no strength in her ankles to compensate for the smallest deviation in the yard surface.  It's hard ... I have to fix her house, the GF's rental, my house + raise my son.  Sometimes you just have to take a breath and take it slow ... write things down on a list, get a calendar going.  Above all, try not to get too engrossed in everyone's issues - you can't afford to get sick or have problems of your own as it looks like they're all depending on you ... or will be in the not so distant future.

One day at a time is all you can do.  Watch a movie, clean the house ... do mindless things to keep you going.
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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2010, 11:35:35 PM »
i found some more old pictures when i was home today, not really good pictures of the t/a but you can see how its been in my family for a long time

i was thinking about getting these fixed and put back on (back window)



found this a couple of weeks ago when i was getting the car ready for the winter. thinking of putting it back on but i was also thinking about getting the year one bandit logo

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2010, 11:37:47 PM »
and these are the only two t/a's im my area that i know of,my competition :)



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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2010, 11:41:03 PM »
a question i had for you guys, i was thinking about removing the a/c to make it easier to work on the car, its a pain on the passenger side. i ask because the a/c i guess does not work any more probably missing some parts. whats really needed to do this. or what do you guys think. im mean i have talked to my dad about it and he said it would make since it does not work(for a long time now?) and it would make it cleaner and easier to work on that one side.

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2010, 11:56:26 PM »
RE: racereaper7 WELCOME i am originally from chicago illinois.I live in florida now and were are glad you came abord 78 T/A .com,so enjoy the site dave florida transams.

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2010, 07:50:26 AM »
The AC compressor is just dead weight and another belt that goes around robbing power unless it works.  Yank it and store the compressor and brackets under the bench.  How hot can Illinois really get in the summer and for how long?
John

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2010, 08:26:20 AM »
last year we got a couple hot days/ maybe a week. its usually in the 70 or so most of the time. are winters suck, its so cold out and they dont do much to the roads. its an alright place to live but the drivers in this little area are crazy. i usaully almost get hit on the way to work three times a week twice during each day. and i live maybe a mile from work.
the pictures of the orange t/a's are from our local car show/only car show in normal called the twin city cruisers.
last year my goal was to get the t/a there and we just barly made it. suspension needs work.
ya i was thinking on removing it when it gets warmer out. i tryy to keep ever thing i take off and store them in the garage at my dads.

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2010, 10:49:31 PM »
bored at home after work so i did some pretty neat photo changes




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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2010, 09:36:41 PM »
666 views, tomorrow i might try to get across town and make sure the t/a is still running. might try to do a compression test but i heard it will be very cold

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2010, 10:20:38 AM »
well im heading out on my honeymoon today for a whole week. i hope i make it back, going on the carnival cruise line.
so hope fully ill make it back to see what i missed out for the week.
well ill be back, keep the projects going.

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2010, 10:35:31 AM »
I got a tech question for you. How did you get that Edelbrock carb to work with the shaker. I DESPERATELY want to get that quadrajunk off my car, but can't figure out how to do it without bolting the shaker to the hood.....which is unacceptable.

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #41 on: January 16, 2010, 04:18:48 PM »
well i should say its not really closed all the way. im mean it is but you can kinda tell that its sitting on something hard to explain.
im planning on getting the edelbrock performer intake manifold. that way i can take off the adapter plate so the carb/shaker will make the hood close better.
im sorry i could not be that much help.

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2010, 04:34:17 AM »
heading out now see you guys in a week

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2010, 11:50:25 AM »
Have fun and best wishes!
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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2010, 06:56:40 PM »
Post some pix of the cruise - I'm pass the Port Canavernal cruise terminal every morning going to work.  They're great fun ...

heading out now see you guys in a week
John

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