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Offline lc2fast

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2011, 04:05:16 PM »
Awesome car   :D  have fun with it I had a 4 door brown 72 mercury comet  when I was 15 did not get my first bird until I was 16 1979 loaded firebird 301 2 barrel was not fast but was a blast to drive, I bought a '81 T/A for my daughter (she thinks all modern cars are ugly, likes all the older cars) she loves driving lessons in it. You'll have the coolest car at school in my opinion 

Offline Ricky G

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2011, 12:59:17 AM »
  Wow, great car. (even with some minor flaws) I woulda killed for something like that at your age. A Trans am and an S.E, to boot. What a ride.
  I hope mine looks that good as soon as I get it back from the shop where it's at now. Perfect for a first car. Take care of it and enjoy it I know I would.
 Oh and by the way. My little girl is 14 and has found a 75 Firebird that she wants badly. (minus engine and trans.) I have a ol 305 chev motor laying out here that needs rebuilt I keep thinking would be about right............
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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2011, 04:35:34 AM »
Not to hijack but Ricky where are you at I know of a good 75 in cali lol.
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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2011, 10:00:14 AM »
Looks good is it original paint?

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2011, 04:07:56 PM »
No, has been painted before with lacquer. May try to sand it down and do the rustoleum $50 paint job for fun, or at least spot paint it. Paint is cracked in several places, so can't hurt nothing to try it and see how it turns out.

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2011, 02:15:49 PM »
Exactly, you never know until your try. Besides, a little wet sanding here and polishing there, and you might be surprised at your own handiwork.
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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2011, 07:02:40 PM »
Awsome ride. Im in just about the same boat as you. My dad bought an 81' Y84 T/A a few years back and its been rotting in the neighbor's barn since then, so ive picked up the project and am jumping right in. Mines the same as yours except its a WS6 Turbo T/A, very similar cars and a very similar story! Like everyone else here id like to know your plans for the drivetrain, the idea for my T/A so far is (some may not like it, some might) to rebuild the factory motor but keep it crated away in storage and drop an LS motor in in place. The idea really sprung from 1. Wanted better mileage, 2. wanted to protect the original drivetrain, 3. wanted more power (obviously haha), 4. wanted something very driver-friendly since when im done with this car it is definatly going to be a driver car, there's no way in hell id spend years and loads of money on a car just to drive it 8 times a year! haha, no no, theyre rare cars but they belong on the road (you know, shouldnt cage a bird right? haha). Anyway, good luck on your project! keep us posted!

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2011, 11:48:46 PM »
The car looks great and a nice start for a Trans Am project.....Nice to see another one saved and good luck with it...

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2011, 01:14:28 AM »
awesome car, good to see another person my age here!

I agree

:o WOW! nice find I also have a 79 T-A and I'm 16! and only have begun to restore mine hahaha. We both share that same dream, man saaame dream hahah! good luck on fixing her up! hope to hear more bout it. GOOD LUCK!!
 

I have a 77 T/A with a 400 in it and I'm 17! Love these cars!
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1977 T/A being restored

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2011, 11:34:04 AM »
Yeah they are great hobbies hahaha! figure I should have mine all the way restored by the time I'm 20 or so hahaha.

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #40 on: August 28, 2011, 07:19:45 PM »
Welcome to the site!  You are going to be very popular in High school!  Very nice car

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2011, 12:37:53 AM »
Yeah they are great hobbies hahaha! figure I should have mine all the way restored by the time I'm 20 or so hahaha.

Im planning on finishing my by next spring. Not going full blown but im about to get a great deal on a parts car for 200 bucks
1977 T/A being restored

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2011, 03:57:39 PM »
yeah mine needs to have the tranny, rear main, and breaks done to be lookin good on the road, and reliable. so as looks now ill have it that far by next summer.

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2011, 10:46:35 PM »
It's alive and idles well. Bypassed the computer for a non computer Rochester and distributor. Motor has about 5K on it and it sounds nice. Brake pads, shoes and lines all changed and now to fix the tranny leak. Will need tires before I can drive it and might as well restore the rims before changing to new rubber.

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2011, 01:49:59 PM »
Glad to hear you got some issues resolved . You have to remember these cars are 30 years old and bound to have the odd problem . Hope to see some pics soon when the wheels  are restored .That's quite a find