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My new 1971 Trans Am New Pics Added
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2012, 08:08:41 PM »
Whoa...nice, very nice

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« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2012, 05:27:32 AM »
Congratulations :)  That is one rare and desirable car you have. 
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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2012, 12:46:51 PM »
Poor guy had an electrical fire in it over the weekend.  Thankfully, he said it stayed contained behind the dash.

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« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2012, 01:22:13 PM »
You need to post a vid of it driving. I want to see the scoop open lol
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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am New Pics Added
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2012, 05:30:43 PM »
Poor guy had an electrical fire in it over the weekend.  Thankfully, he said it stayed contained behind the dash.
on the 71? damn that is not cool, i hope it and him are okay
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« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2012, 05:54:32 PM »
Poor guy had an electrical fire in it over the weekend.  Thankfully, he said it stayed contained behind the dash.

Very Lucky it was contained. The flames were almost to the headliner coming from the dash. Thankfully I had 4 Extinguishers or the car would have been a total loss. The FD took 15 min to get there. It was out 5 min before they arrived.

You need to post a vid of it driving. I want to see the scoop open lol

Thats not going to be for a little while. :(  have to tow it into a shop in the next week or 2
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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2012, 05:56:45 PM »
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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am New Pics Added
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2012, 05:58:16 PM »
That really sucks man :( any idea what caused it?
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« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2012, 06:11:56 PM »
That really sucks man :( any idea what caused it?

Somewhere behind the dash.  Looked really bad with all the "Dust" from the extinguishers but I vaccummed and sprayed the whole interior and it looks Presentable now. Carpet has melted platic on it, All ductwork is gone, as well as windshield, some guages are melted, and all the wiring behind dash. I assume the motor for the heat and AC is gone too. We will have to see. Who knows how long it will be before I can drive it.
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« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2012, 06:22:12 PM »
Man that's sad. At least it was saved.
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« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2012, 06:26:14 PM »
i feel really bad about that Ryan you have a beautiful car and i am sure you will take great care of it
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« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2012, 06:30:39 PM »
i feel really bad about that Ryan you have a beautiful car and i am sure you will take great care of it

Thanks man! It is still a Beautiful car. Its been in garage with doors open and fans trying to get rid of the smell. All in all I was pretty lucky it was not worse. Good new is by the Spring/Summer It will be all fixed and on the road where it belongs! I could not stand to see the interior in that condition so I had to clean it up the best i could. It was def one of the worst days I have had in a while.
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« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2012, 10:33:54 PM »
A Nightmare of a day, but your ok and the car can be fixed.  Hope to see it sometime this summer.
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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am New Pics Added
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2012, 02:30:32 PM »
Now if I could only find (afford) one like that. I would love to a matched pair.

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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am New Pics Added
« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2012, 03:54:33 PM »
Sorry to hear about the car. M&H Wiring would be a suggested company to get a replacement harness from. Ames/Classic/etc all get their harnesses from M&H so go direct to the source and save.

Any idea what happened besides it being an electrical fire? Just old wiring or something??

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