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Offline LilSki

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2009, 11:28:02 PM »
Yeah I'm really happy how the exhaust came out sound wise. It is pretty quiet when cruisin but it gets loud in a hurry. As far as RPM I took a guess as I wasn't really looking lol. This car still kind of scares me a bit so I just hold on for dear life when I get into it a little. But looking at it again it does look more like 4000 RPM in 1st and then like 4300 in 2nd. I'm still taking it easy on the car until I get the subframe connectors and g-braces in there.

As far as being as bad as that 76, I don't know about that. That thing looks pretty serious!

The weather around here is pretty much yelling at me to put the car away for the winter so I won't be able to get any more video until spring. As everything finishes breaking in and I get more comfortable with the car the videos should get more interesting. I hope to get it up to an autocross next summer!

Oh a little side note on the color. I went back and forth between a red or blue for over a year. What sold me on blue was RainMan's edited sig picture. I wanted something dark and deep so I went with Admiralty Blue from the 74 model year.
Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2009, 12:06:53 AM »
I like it. I will have a similar theme to mine. 79 chasis, 78 nose, blacked out tailights, but I want to try and incorprate a 72 tail dressing. It will just be a cruiser to start off with because the 301 I have for it has very few km's on it after it was rebuild.

I noticed you don't have the wheel flares. Left off on purpose?
« Last Edit: December 08, 2009, 12:12:23 AM by Nexus »
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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2009, 09:55:20 AM »
Left them off as I got lazy. I need to make new metal mounts for them as they were all rotted off. They are all painted along wigh the front spoiler I just need to take the time to fit them. Along with the rest of the stuff they are on my winter to-do list!
Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2009, 10:38:43 AM »
Ahh the to do list!!!

Mine is very long  lol
Charlie
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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2009, 12:39:21 PM »
That's a beautiful car and love the sound. I really need to put headers on my car.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2009, 12:45:27 PM by Rascal »
TATA - 4 spd w/462

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2009, 09:34:18 PM »
no hood bird? still waiting for one or have you decided against it? if your goin to put one on i would suggest a grey bird to go with the wheels. great work, the car looks awesome!

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2009, 10:09:32 PM »
No hood bird yet. Still need to wet sand to kill some minor orange peel. I will probably be going with the black/blue/light blue graphics with the 73-78 hood bird. I haven't bought them yet as I told myself I would not buy anything for the car until after the holidays.
Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2009, 05:34:52 AM »
Looks awesome:) Is there a lot of work to replace the 79 front end with a 77-78?
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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2009, 11:20:59 AM »
No not at all. You just have to have everything from a 77/78 car. The main bumper structure is different along with some of the brackets are different. Otherwise the core support and fenders are all the same.
Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2009, 10:47:06 AM »
Lilski

The car looks Great!! I have a 1979 base firebird that is the same nocture blue color.  Id like to do the same thing with the 77/78 nose.  How hard was it ? Does it bolt right on?  Line up correctly with the 79 hood lines etc.  I really like the look.  Good job on your car, hope mine eventually turns out as nice.  Its been sitting for 10 years, was my mothers, she bought it when I was 16 and I drooled over it through my teen years, finally snatched it way from her.  165,000 miles on it, body is in good shape, normal rust spots at the corner of panels and one door.  Dead 301 in it, I think it slipped the timing belt on the worn gear teeth.  Didnt feel like tearing it apart, going to drop in a "real" motor 400 or 455.  Reading all the pontiac forums for tips, info etc.  Great resources.

Again, really nice looking car

Harley

**Note, guess I should read page 2 before posting, see that you got this question asked above
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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2009, 12:15:25 PM »
Haha yeah I'm guilty of that too. I get excited about the initial post and I end up asking a question or making a comment that had already been posted on another page.

I actually painted my car Admiralty Blue from the 74 model year but it is very close to Nocturne Blue. My car was black when I got it but it really was a Nocturne car originally. Either way they are both very cool colors! I'm happy to say that not one person has said "you should have painted it black" as they like the color so much.

Sounds like you have a great project on your hands! Be sure to post up some pics when you get a chance!

Again thanks everyone for all the comments!
Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2009, 12:08:53 AM »
Although black is my favorite, it is over rated as far as I'm concerned. Some of the nicest T/A's ive seen were not black. The problem with black is that it seems like thats the only colour people want to paint their car, so you don't get any variety.

JMO though!

like a lot of others on this website, the car looks great and I still say it should be car of a month in 2010, oh say January or February ;D ;D ;D
Charlie
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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2009, 10:08:24 AM »
like a lot of others on this website, the car looks great and I still say it should be car of a month in 2010, oh say January or February ;D ;D ;D

I don't know if it is worthy of that but thanks for the compliment!

Oh and don't get me wrong black looks awesome. But I like to be different which is one of the reasons I like Pontiac to begin with. I can't even say it is because black is hard to clean either as my color blue shows dust just as bad as black does. I just prefer a little variety.
Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2009, 11:49:34 AM »
Me too

I like things that are just slightly different from the norm

Charlie
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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2009, 07:12:50 PM »
wow that car looks great. nice job on it.
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