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Offline Striker

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1976 Coolant recovery tank help
« on: March 14, 2011, 12:08:53 PM »
I just purchased a 1976 Trans Am, and the coolant overflow bottle is missing. I know they used 2 Different styles in 76 depending when the car was built. I am only 22 yrs old, and only owned the car about 5 days now, so I am very New to this. I have links of both bottles used in 76 along with pic of cowl tag. I think it is the one with 1 mounting bracket, but like I said, I am new to this. Any information you have would be helpful. Thank You!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1976-79-TRANS-AM-FIREBIRD-FORMULA-COOLANT-RECOVERY-TANK-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQfitsZYearQ3a1976Q7cSubmodelQ3aTransQ20AmQQhashZitem4cf0adf4acQQitemZ330455446700QQptZVintageQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1973-76-TRANS-AM-FIREBIRD-FORMULA-COOLANT-RECOVERY-TANK-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem4cf0adf4cbQQitemZ330455446731QQptZVintageQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
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Re: 1976 Coolant recovery tank help
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 12:14:21 PM »
I can't Post a picture right now, the file is too big. The Cowl Tag is in this link. Thank You

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=50500&id=100000610007686&l=e9f2c186d1
« Last Edit: March 14, 2011, 12:20:04 PM by ryanicholas528 »
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Re: 1976 Coolant recovery tank help
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 04:38:19 PM »
 I saw the ebay link. I have one from a 78. the ebay ad says it fits, I don't know 76's. If it will work get back to me, It's a used original GM pc.
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Re: 1976 Coolant recovery tank help
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 04:41:49 PM »
Having an early December build date, you could choose to use the earlier style(2nd link) in your '76.
I believe there is also a bracket that surrounds this style bottle  so you would need to locate one of those also
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Re: 1976 Coolant recovery tank help
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 07:52:03 PM »
Hey Burd, I just sent you a PM. Thanks!!

Thanks for the Info Again Jeff! I looked closer at the car and there is a bracket there, and it has the 2 holes, like the 76-79 style so I assume that is the bottle I need? unless the bracket was changed was changed somewhere? Thanks again Guys!!
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