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Offline nakita7

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Were there 4-speed TA's after 79?
« on: September 06, 2016, 11:03:22 AM »
Just a bit confused because some sites say there were, others say 81 did, but 80 didn't? This should be cut and dry, right?

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Re: Were there 4-speed TA's after 79?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 01:28:49 PM »
According to this website, no 1980's but definitely 1981's.

http://www.transamworld.com/bird-prod-numbers.php

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Re: Were there 4-speed TA's after 79?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 02:02:32 PM »
As stated, none in 80', but in 81' you could get a 4 speed with a Chevy 305 only. Was basically the Camaro drive train installed in the T/A, and they did not use the side splitter tail pipes either. From factory the 305, 4 speed cars came with straight pipes out just like the Camaro. Many added the splitter tail pipe extensions, but it did not come from factory that way.

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Re: Were there 4-speed TA's after 79?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 01:02:09 AM »
Good to know! Thanks

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Re: Were there 4-speed TA's after 79?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 02:59:10 AM »
The splitter tips were standard on the big engines, so 400-403-455. Not sure how that effected 80-81, it may have been turbo only or optional but straight pipes were much more common.

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Re: Were there 4-speed TA's after 79?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2016, 03:26:10 PM »
The splitter tips were standard on the big engines, so 400-403-455. Not sure how that effected 80-81, it may have been turbo only or optional but straight pipes were much more common.
If I recall all T/A's from 75'-81' had splitter tail pipes from factory, with the only exception being the 81', 305, 4-speed car. 74' and earlier 2nd gens used a straight pipe version.

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Re: Were there 4-speed TA's after 79?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2016, 08:45:21 PM »
Could be right Winks in the case of TA's.

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Re: Were there 4-speed TA's after 79?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2016, 04:21:35 PM »
Could be right Winks in the case of TA's.
Yeah, I know Formulas, and standard Firebirds were different. There were a lot of Formulas built with Chevy engines that had straight exhaust, those with Pontiac engines and Olds engines had splitters in those years. But as stated I was only speaking of T/A's.