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Offline Firehawk666

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First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« on: August 14, 2007, 07:10:28 PM »
Hello brand new to this forum as i just found it today. I will be getting my first trans am tomorrow night delivered to my door step.. talk about great service from my seller :).

It is a 1978 Trans Am w/72 which is performance engine and handling package for this year Trans AM.  Its a rebuilt Pontiac 400 6.6 Litre engine W72, with an upgraded TH400 automatic transmission and B&M ratchet shifter.

Here are some pics the seller took i will be taken my pics tomorrow night !!!!!!

Any more questions about the car just ask as i have alot more info and i will have alot to learn!













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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 07:28:08 PM »
Nice looking T/A 8) Welcome to the site. Thanks for the pics.
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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007, 07:33:57 PM »
Congrats on your new baby, she looks gooooood.
Welcome to the site, love to see some night pics of the car.

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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007, 07:39:12 PM »
Well be here around 8pm eastern time, should get some nice sunset pics and then some darkness with the lights on!
maybe i can get a video up not sure how to do that on here, might need to upload it somewhere.

Question what does everyone use to clean there cars? Of course hand wash is a no brainer but has anyone taken it to a car wash? :o

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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007, 08:15:21 PM »
Wow, great looking ride partner and welcome to 78ta.  Glad to have you aboard.
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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007, 10:22:05 PM »
Well...with a car that nice...we need to get you signed up for the Nationals! :) :) ;)

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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2007, 10:28:50 PM »
Beautiful car, was that on craigslist? You got 1 nice car there.
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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2007, 10:44:22 PM »
Thank you for the replies. Yeah Rick wish i can make it this year but a little to late as it is next week, i think next year will be better as i will have a full year to add some stuff to the T/A :).

The car was on ebay, around 45 mins from me which worked out great! I went to check it out last night, enjoyed it looked nice and seller is driving it to me tomorrow night.  I have a copy of the title and it came from FL and i live in PA so warm weather bird :)

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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2007, 10:48:33 PM »
VERY NICE   I like that RED
OUR DAY IS COMING SOON


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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2007, 10:53:28 PM »
Yeah i am trying to find out the color, once i get the car tomorrow i can check the cowl data its either redbird red or that mayan red?

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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2007, 01:54:36 AM »
Real nice car and you got off on the right foot, posting pics straight up  ;)

That red is a stand out, very cool, it will make it go faster too  ::)

AS for a car wash, ARE YOU MAD  :o its a Trans Am, Sir !!

Just kidding, if you do use a touch free one only and its a good way to find leaks, but make sure you have a big towel ready  :P or may get wet  :o 8)

First day I got mine, it had been shipped to me half way around the world and was filthy, so I whipped it through a touchless car wash, but i had my door ajar, man did I get wet.
I was able to forgo my shower that night though  :o ::) ;D

looking forward to more pic's and WELCOME to 78ta.com   
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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2007, 06:54:50 AM »
Welcome to the site.  Very nice car you have there.
What part of PA are you in?  I am in just south of Pgh.

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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2007, 10:20:53 AM »
Yeah i think it is hand wash only for me!! They did open a new car wash about 6 months ago but not worth the risk!!
Can anyone recommend a wax that is safe for trans ams or anything else i may need! wheel bright or whatever its called for tires?

hey Amfan i am 10 mins south of Reading PA


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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2007, 06:06:46 PM »
Well its almost here should be in by 7pm tonight! then its picture time!

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Re: First time Trans am owner. 1978 T/A W72
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2007, 06:42:55 PM »
We'll be waiting!
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