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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2010, 11:31:24 AM »
i think brown is over looked because whenever you find a brown one, the paint is faded and not very appealling, but look how it looks with a nice new paint job... beautiful!!

agree, i love all shades of brown on a ta.  a guy stopped me at a gas station and asked why i did not paint it black, i told him that brown was the factory color and he did not believe me, tool.
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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2010, 11:52:09 AM »
i had a guy ask me why in the world did i paint that engine blue, of all colors lol
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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2011, 01:04:09 PM »
My Brown Bird....Almost Done (whatever that means...lol)
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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2011, 01:24:08 PM »
i think brown is over looked because whenever you find a brown one, the paint is faded and not very appealling, but look how it looks with a nice new paint job... beautiful!!

agree, i love all shades of brown on a ta.  a guy stopped me at a gas station and asked why i did not paint it black, i told him that brown was the factory color and he did not believe me, tool.

I used to own a beige 79 Z28. You could only imagine the comments I got. "That could'nt have been factory", "Why did you paint it that color.", "Ewe". 
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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2011, 11:00:54 PM »
i think brown is over looked because whenever you find a brown one, the paint is faded and not very appealling, but look how it looks with a nice new paint job... beautiful!!




z28's have some very cool color schemes.  i like the green one as well, i had a white 79 with a wicked motor rebuild, sold it to get the 78TA.

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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2011, 02:48:15 PM »
I have a 79 firebird esprit, original paint except for drivers side. Also have an 81 firebird that is called barclay brown with a 267chev. Original car with original drivetrain. I have never seen a car with this motor or color. I am from canada so maybe this is what we got? I will post pics asap.
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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2011, 08:07:19 PM »
I have a 79 firebird esprit, original paint except for drivers side. Also have an 81 firebird that is called barclay brown with a 267chev. Original car with original drivetrain. I have never seen a car with this motor or color. I am from canada so maybe this is what we got? I will post pics asap.

look forward to the pics, you have some rare cars.
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Re: BROWN BIRDS
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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2011, 04:23:52 PM »
I love the brown Birds :) and that one for 950 looks saveable :)
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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #39 on: January 29, 2011, 10:22:57 AM »
Brown seems like a rare color for any car these days. I think black sets off the brown as well as chrome. I am looking for "old school" louvers. I think they look best on the brown....
In the future I want to put on some new wheels. I am thinking of 17" gold snowflakes or 17" chrome cragers. Also want to lower the car a little. Right now I am getting ready to rebuild my engine...(slight rod knock) this is the 3rd engine in a year. I need to do something with the gear ratio. At 3000 I am cruising at aprox 70mph.  I drove the car from michigan to florida. I blew the first engine in georgia. I put in a 1970 gto ram 3 engine with "67" 670 heads. The car was running good. I went to a car show and spun a bearing on the highway. I am going to try and rebuild it myself..... So Basically I am just going to replace the rotating assembly..... Already got the parts....

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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #40 on: January 29, 2011, 10:56:31 AM »
i think brown is over looked because whenever you find a brown one, the paint is faded and not very appealling, but look how it looks with a nice new paint job... beautiful!!

agree, i love all shades of brown on a ta.  a guy stopped me at a gas station and asked why i did not paint it black, i told him that brown was the factory color and he did not believe me, tool.

I used to own a beige 79 Z28. You could only imagine the comments I got. "That could'nt have been factory", "Why did you paint it that color.", "Ewe". 

Nice '79 Z 28 . I myself love the color. How miles where on it looks very clean.

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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2011, 07:55:17 PM »
130k. It took 2 years but it had a repaint, motor & transmission rebuild, interior freshend up and the wheels were redone. Along with a bunch of other little things. People could'nt believe that was a factory color. I wanted a black or brown metallic one. I wanted a black TA but ended up with a Y88. Gold is somewhat close to brown though.
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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2011, 08:14:54 PM »
Brown seems like a rare color for any car these days. I think black sets off the brown as well as chrome. I am looking for "old school" louvers. I think they look best on the brown....
In the future I want to put on some new wheels. I am thinking of 17" gold snowflakes or 17" chrome cragers. Also want to lower the car a little. Right now I am getting ready to rebuild my engine...(slight rod knock) this is the 3rd engine in a year. I need to do something with the gear ratio. At 3000 I am cruising at aprox 70mph.  I drove the car from michigan to florida. I blew the first engine in georgia. I put in a 1970 gto ram 3 engine with "67" 670 heads. The car was running good. I went to a car show and spun a bearing on the highway. I am going to try and rebuild it myself..... So Basically I am just going to replace the rotating assembly..... Already got the parts....


i peg at 3000 rpm's at 65 mph, but that is because i put new 3.42 rear gears in, no problems so far, but my engine is completely rebuilt along with tranny.  i had 2.56 and was about 1800-2000 at 65 mph but the car was a dog off the line, now it screams.
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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2011, 09:17:19 PM »
Squirrel, what size torque converter are you running? I am not sure about my gears. I know on take off I will smoke the tiires and fishtail! My brother wants to hook me up with a R700

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Re: BROWN BIRDS
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2011, 09:07:51 AM »
Squirrel, what size torque converter are you running? I am not sure about my gears. I know on take off I will smoke the tiires and fishtail! My brother wants to hook me up with a R700

stock one i would assume, i did not buy anything extra there, i do have a shift kit, i can rip about 50 foot stripes.
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