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  2. 84 Trans Am

    POTM Nominations, February 2019

    1984 Trans Am, unrestored, 16766 original miles, 700r4 original automatic transmission, T-Tops, original mint condition interior, original 305 L69 engine, original shadow louvers, original exhaust, Eagle GT tires
  3. TWO LANE BLACK TOP

    Headers

    Can't go wrong with the ceramic coating they look good...Plus the added benefit of....Cooler under hood temperature....
  4. Hooker Super Competition headers with a Ti Tech coating or ceramic coating. You can get a silver, close to chrome finish that will look good for quite some time before turning chalky or showing signs of rust and good for @1500 degrees or get a darker charcoal metallic content finish that withstands higher heat temps @2500 degrees and have them look good and last near about forever. https://axleaddict.com/auto-repair/5-Top-Reasons-to-Ceramic-Coat-your-Exhaust-Headers-and-Turbo-Parts https://www.jet-hot.com/articles/2018/6/29/5-important-reasons-you-should-ceramic-coat-your-exhaust-headers-and-turbo-parts
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  6. Tiffany - I think we have one or more things going on here. If you have a friend or neighbor who is a mechanic with an OBDII scan tool, this would be most helpful it getting what ever trouble codes are stored in your cars computer, to better help trouble shoot your car. My first reaction to your “service theft deterrent system” is a problem either with your ignition switch or your shifter cable. However, you go on to describe other issues coming on shortly thereafter. The traction control would indicate something in either the braking or transmission, most typically in your anti-lock braking system. A broken wire harness in the ABS has been reported as noted below. NHTSA Item Number: 10028186 Service Bulletin #: PIT-4756 Replacement #: Vehicle/Equipment Make: PONTIAC Vehicle/Eqipment Model: TORRENT Model Year: 2007 Mfg Component Code: 036400 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT Date of Bulletin: 2008-11-01 Date Added: 2009-03-13 Summary: GENERAL MOTORS: ABS AND STABILITRAK LIGHTS ON DTC(S) U0121, C0550, C0186, C0196, C0710, C0252. THIS CONCERN CAN BE CAUSED BY WIRE HARNESS GOING TO EBCM, CHAFFING ON TRANSMISSION MOUNT OR METAL BRACKET. *PE Other similar TSBs include: NHTSA# 10021080, Service Bulletin# 4260 and NHTSA# 10023914, Service Bulletin# 070232009 I honestly think there is more to than this, and I will have to do some more reading. My gut instinct tells me that with this many simultaneous system failures/lights that we have some sort of power/power regulation problem (possible battery, alternator, or voltage regulator), an ECM (computer) problem, or multiple different issues all occurring at once. Meanwhile, I certainly invite my fellow FPers to comment.
  7. Hi Tom, I'm no expert here since I run factory reproduction exhaust manifolds on my car, so I will defer to my colleagues who do run headers. That said, I've read that the ceramic coated headers will hold up the longest because the ceramic coating helps dissipate heat away from the engine. Normal chrome/stainless headers will turn blue over time due to the heat. Header and exhaust recommendations are like opinions, everyone has one. Doug's Headers is one the largest Pontiac header manufacturers. Hooker and Hedman are top notch brands too. I run a Pypes 2.5 mandrel bent exhaust with a cross over (or X-pipe) - it is stainless steel with performance mufflers that still let you hear the radio. There is nothing wrong with Magnaflow, Borla, or anyone else either. I am not a Cherry Bomb or glass-pack muffler fan.
  8. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee aced the IIHS' slew of crash tests and showed major improvement over its 2015 predecessor. The latest version of the crossover SUV shares most of its bones with last year's model, illustrating how minor updates to a vehicle's structure can improve performance in crash tests. The IIHS last week published results for the...View the full article
  9. Frosty

    Craigslist '81 Camaro For Sale

    So what do you think? Is this a big block or a small block? Of wood!?!?!?
  10. Pickup trucks used to be a tool that tradesmen and farmers put to work. It's a different era now, as many pickup trucks live their lives running between to Starbucks on Monday morning and hauling the family boat or snowmobiles on the weekends. For 2019, the big three full-size pickup trucks from Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, and Ram are new or recently...View the full article
  11. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta walked away with impressive ratings from the IIHS' latest round of crash tests, but like dim headlights held the sedan back. The only time the 2019 Jetta deviated from the IIHS' "Good" rating was when it came down to headlight performance. The sedan earned a "Marginal" rating for the LED projector headlights fitted to the...View the full article
  12. New headlight option bumps 2019 Mercedes C-Class to Top Safety Pick+ A new headlight option for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class means the compact luxury sedan now qualifies as a Top Safety Pick+, according to an IIHS report issued Tuesday. 2020 GMC Sierra HD revealed: Taking pickup truck trailer tech to a new level The 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty...View the full article
  13. Hyundai on Monday revealed its new multi-collision airbag system, which aims to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of a secondary impact. Secondary crashes are collisions that occur after the initial impact. For instance, if a driver sideswipes another vehicle and the impact is not great enough to deploy the airbags, the multi-collision...View the full article
  14. A new headlight option for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class means the compact luxury sedan now qualifies as a Top Safety Pick+, according to an IIHS report issued Tuesday. Following some changes over the previous criteria for TSP+ awards, vehicles must now earn a "Good" rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. Last year, an...View the full article
  15. Kilometers_101

    POTM Nominations, February 2019

    Nominating my 1975 Firebird esprit with original 350
  16. Pacevette

    POTM Nominations, February 2019

    I would like to nominate our 1999 30th anniversary trans am. #518 with 10,500 miles. Original everything!
  17. Pacevette

    Chip

  18. Pacevette

    Chip

  19. Spot on oldtimer. I have also used Rubber the Right Way and have been very happy.
  20. ADVICE PLEASE! I have a 2008 Pontiac Torrent that I’ve had for almost 2 years and never had any major problem with it. Yesterday the temperatures were below zero here and my vehicle started acting up. A “service theft deterrent system” warning came on, then the tire pressure sensor gauge came on, then the tract control light came on, then finally, the service battery charging system light. After I got it home I shut the car off and when I went to start it an hour later, it would not start. The lights were all still working but no crank. This morning, there were no lights at all. I assumed that because of the frigid weather the battery died so I purchased a new one. I installed it and everything seems to be working on BUT the car will not start now. I have no crank when turning the key. When I first turned the key the “service theft deterrent system light was on” and the “service battery charging system” light was on. I read online that you could do the 10X10X10 trick with the key to reset the security system but that didn’t work. After the first 10 minutes those two warning lights did go off however and did not come back on. I am clueless. I hate to take it to the dealer if it’s something I can fix at home. I do need to mention two other things. When I did the 10X10X10 procedure I did not sit in the car the entire time because it has been so cold here. During this procedure, I did open the door a few times and hit the unlock door buttons a few times as well so that I did not lock my keys in the car. Will that make a difference? Also, in the beginning of December, I lost my keys for this vehicle. I had to get a new key at the dealer and they told me that I could try the 10X10X10 procedure to program the key but if that didn’t wilt I would have to have it towed in so they could program it. Well when I got home I stuck the key in the ignition, for some reason it magically worked without any programming which makes no sense because I know it’s a programmable key. I read online that because of this the key may only work for a little while and then signal the theft deterrent system because it wasn’t programmed. Anyone ever hear of anything like this? Any advice or help is appreciated! Thank you!
  21. The 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty pickup truck's story begins with its brash new grille and ends with a host of available tech features designed to make trailer towing easier for its owners. GMC revealed the 2020 Sierra HD on Tuesday at a private media event in California. The automaker didn't talk much about what's under its high hood, however other...View the full article
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  23. PontiacFanatic

    Hello Pontiac passionates!

    Thank you! If you would like to, give an eye to my topic please
  24. Frosty

    Introduce yourself

    Okay - so you are east of Beckley off of I-64. Closest I've been to your area is Sandstone Falls and Hinton. I am already registered for the Doo Wop this year. I have lots of friends in the Charleston area. I am hoping to get back there this summer too. Either for the Chareston FOP car show or for the unveiling of the new historical marker that will be going up in Winfield where the old original drag strip that use to be there - it was the first drag strip in WV. I donated money to the WV Drag Racing Hall of Fame to help make it a reality. Again, friends..... If you do decide to register for the Doo Wop, I'd like to meet up with you, shake your hand, and all of that. I love that show. It is more of a family reunion for me than a car show. Still I love the fireworks on Saturday. I hope you drive that TA like you stole it!
  25. Dwayne Hoover

    Introduce yourself

    Thank you sir! I love the 1990 Formula 350s! Fine looking ride. Nice to meet ya!
  26. Dwayne Hoover

    Introduce yourself

    Man that is a fine looking bird! I live in Lewisburg WV. I have been to Doo Wop. I live about and hour from Camp Washington Carver. Nice to meet you. Thanks for sharing.
  27. Jeep will play host to a three-month pilot for car sharing and a subscription service. The brand's North American-market head, Tim Kuniskis, told the Detroit News in a report last week that both pilots kick off by the end of January on a trial basis in Boston. Turo will power the car-sharing model and Jeep has actively searched to recruit owners...View the full article
  28. A new chapter: Cadillac to revive Book car subscription program later this year Cadillac shut down its Book car subscription service last year, but the program won't be dead too much longer. Uber forms new division to tackle autonomous scooters and bikes Ride-sharing company Uber said at a robotics convention on Saturday that it is dabbling in the...View the full article
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