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Offline TAZ

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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #90 on: January 24, 2012, 07:30:57 PM »
Kinda reminds me of my Bird when it was painted back in the 90's. Was it a real 70-73 T/A, or a Franken-bird?

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Geno it was most definitely a Franken-bird and I loved it. Started life as a midnight metallic blue Esprit with a black vinyl top when I was 17, and slowly I turned it into the car I really wanted. Full TA suspension with disc brake rearend, '79 hobnail interior, 400 with a Doug Nash 5-speed......this was back when factory parts were cheap and plentiful.....I think I paid something like $300 for a pair of NOS full rear quarters at a local dealer back then!



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Offline Greenbird76

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« Reply #91 on: January 24, 2012, 10:23:40 PM »
I love the early Formula hoods!! 8)

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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #92 on: January 24, 2012, 11:04:18 PM »
That hood.looks unusual.. I thought the formula got the shaker only if it was a SD-455 and then it didn't have the formula scoops on it
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #93 on: January 25, 2012, 07:39:49 AM »
Formula never had a shaker. He made it into what he wanted it to be and that is fine with me. I really like the looks of that one. Very sharp!

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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #94 on: January 25, 2012, 08:35:06 AM »
Formula never had a shaker. He made it into what he wanted it to be and that is fine with me. I really like the looks of that one. Very sharp!
I do really like the look of It. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't seeing things ;D it does look good. The SD-455 Formulas had a T/A hood instead of a Formula one so I thought id ask
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #95 on: January 25, 2012, 08:40:13 AM »
Formula never had a shaker. He made it into what he wanted it to be and that is fine with me. I really like the looks of that one. Very sharp!
I do really like the look of It. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't seeing things ;D it does look good. The SD-455 Formulas had a T/A hood instead of a Formula one so I thought id ask



the formula sd-455 in 73 and 74 came with factory shakers and no traditional hood scoops.  i have seen 4 of them first hand and they are way cool looking. 

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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #96 on: January 25, 2012, 09:53:31 AM »
That color is amazing, maroon and green are the two best colors on a car IMO but of course I have a black Y84. I love your car
Alright, my car handles just as good as a TA and green is great on these cars as Ta6point6 stated.  Couldnit resist posting another pic

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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #97 on: January 30, 2012, 05:38:11 PM »
Here are a few pics of my 1980 TA after a little altitude adjustment










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« Reply #98 on: January 30, 2012, 07:37:13 PM »
Looks AWESOME!!!!  What size tires?
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #99 on: January 30, 2012, 09:32:17 PM »
Mine.  Original owner, 11,300 original miles from new, unrestored, survivor. 
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #100 on: January 30, 2012, 09:36:29 PM »
Dude that's incredible. Crazy how its so low mileage and in such great shape. You must've barely ever driven it all the way from 1977. Very nice :)
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #101 on: January 30, 2012, 10:18:56 PM »
Thanks, here is a shot of the W72 400-cid engine.
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #102 on: January 30, 2012, 10:25:32 PM »
And, one more of the engine compartment.  With the exception of about 30% paint blending on the engine, all finishes under the hood are factory applied.  This is what under the hood of a new 1977 Trans Am looked like from the factory.   
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #103 on: January 30, 2012, 10:33:57 PM »
How did you keep it in such good shape for the 25 or so years you've had it? Im really impressed
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« Reply #104 on: January 31, 2012, 05:38:08 AM »
That is a VERY sharp car and I commend you for keeping it so nice but that must be boring to have such a nice car and to never drive it.  I could never just have a garage queen.
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