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Shakercars's 1972 Trans Am

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    1969 Firebird (real) Trans Am. Just out of paint, on the way home. Looking forward to getting her on the road.
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    Not the best pic's, but mine are chrome with plastic/rubber looms on the ends that hold the wires. Never had a prob.
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    Well, been going over the car and replacing sensors that were starting to go bad, bushings, installing those rear control arms, and getting ready to blow the car apart and hopefully get everything installed and painted. Yeah, the car is getting lighter and the body panels I made and modified along with the new nose I made. Should look killer and mean. But, still retain the Superbird looks. Oh, and it'll be sporting a killer pic on the wing of one of Acme Corporations own beta tester.
  4. 3 points
    The greatest automotive car cruise week in Michigan has officially begun!
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    I've driven parts of Route 66. From Joliet IL to Springfield IL and from Williams AZ (just south of the Grand Canyon) to Needles CA. You will find interesting buildings along every part of Route 66 to stop at, so expect lots of stops everywhere you go. In Illinois: Odell IL - restored Standard Oil Gas Station from the 1930s. Pontiac IL - Pontiac-Oakland Museum, and Route 66 Shield Mural (take a picture of car in front of it) - in the alley behind Route 66 Association Hall of Fame Museum. Also check out the murals across the street / in the alley with the Route 66 Shield Mural. They're pretty cool too. You will also find small gas stations and restaurants, old buildings along the way. I recommend getting off I-55 and onto Historic Route 66 just south of Joilet and driving Historical Route 66 all the way to least Pontiac. In Arizona Seligman - Historic Route 66 General Store - basically a souvenir stand but its still cool. There are other gift shops in town worth checking out. Hackberry - Hackberry General Store. A red Corvette, old gas pumps, signs, etc. Lots of old cars to look at out back too. Nice souvenir shop. This is a must stop for any car guy. Kingman - mention in the song "Get Your Kicks on Route 66". - Locomotive Park - steam powered trains and train memorabilia - Route 66 Museum - across the street for Locomotive Park Cool Springs AZ - Cool Springs Station - looks like something out of the "Cars" movies Careful driving and some slow speeds from Cool Springs into Oatman - this is a mountain pass and the road is narrow in places. You might even see a wrecked and rotting car corpses in one of the ravines. Oatman AZ - Careful driving though Oatman - there are wild burros running around. These burros are descendants from the burros that gold miners set free after the mines closed. - Feed the burros - While the burros are wild, they have little fear of man since the townsfolk and tourists alike feed them. Several places sell burro feed and they should come up to you if they see you have it. - Check out the old western wear and memorabilia in the various tourist shops in town. Now I haven't been to Amarillo Texas yet but - Cadillac Ranch - Route 66-Sixth Street Historic District Oklahoma Route 66 - Lucille's Gas Station - Hydro, OK - POPS - Acadia, OK - Famous "Blue Whale" - Catoosa OK - Will Rogers Museum - Claremore OK - Optimus Prime (Transformers) statue - Stillwater OK - Oklahoma City - Check out the state capital complex - complete with working oil rigs on the property!
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    Here are some more cool cars..... 2018 Drag Week Winner - Tom Bailey's Camaro Looks like another company is now making the Challenger Daytona kits - GE are you listening????? Former Flint Michigan native and legendary car builder Carl Casper was suppose to be at the show - however he was taken to the hospital on Saturday. He was suffering from the flu. Sadly I didn't get to meet him but I remember building a lot of his models and going to his car shows back at the old Flint IMA Auditorium with my dad and brother. I ended up buying an autographed copy of his book. Old nostalgia race cars. A supercharged Ford SOHC engine! You don't see those everyday! She's real fine my 409. She a real fine 409! Way cool old-school style supercharged Olds Rocket V8 with side-draft carbs! Old dragster with a straight-six Blue Flame Six! I think this was the old car at the show - a 1919 Briggs & Stratton Horny Mike from Counting Cars was there.
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    Thanks so much; just wanted to say hello and introduce "Bonny." No, we didn't name her, she came to us that way. We will post mechanical details in the progression forum. Already a hit at the local cruise-ins and work. I took an entire day off to drive to work and give people rides for half the day. One co-worker even made a youtube vid: Disclaimer: Don't judge me for the music, he wanted 70's funk that was royalty free. I am neither a 70's cop action hero nor a porn star.
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    I am Posting this on behalf of my Father Chris who passed away last week💔. Hes been asking me for a couple weeks to get the perfect shot for his Forever Pontiac Calendar entry. I tried and tried to get the perfect shot, I like to hope that I got it on this one. He was so excited about this and I loved that he was so into it and I really wanted to do it big for him. Tho I wasnt able to get any fancy background or nature shots like I or we all would have imagined but rather at the old car wash down the street where most of my time was spent with it. I'll miss him more than words will explain to you and if there is any chance he could make it on the February page (his birthday month) or any month for that matter in this contest it will only deepen how much I hope and pray he can still see whats going on down here. We'll see how it goes, All the best 🍻
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    Hey I didn’t know Frosty stood for frosted flake !
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    Sunday I was able to spend some time walking around the the Frankenmuth Autofest. I was told they had to close registration on Saturday afternoon at 2,480 cars! There was no more space in Heritage Park! 1954 Corvette I was waiting for the kid to stick his tongue out like a dog! Got motor? A Z/TA Conversion 442 Convertible An '81 Phoenix? Wow. This had to be my favorite towing company sign.....ever.
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    I was googling Allison Pontiac and this thread came up. Maybe this will help.
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    Smokey's Bandit? Hmmmm.....where's Frog? Jeff Denison's Warwick Blue '69 GTO Judge Love the Hurst wheels on this Tempest GMC Motorhome - YES! Ventura Sprint - with Chief Pontiac! A 1932 Pontiac from Ontario Canada. I thought this deserved Best in Show. I met the owner of this G8 a few years ago at the Widetracker's Dustoff. This car is a tribute to his grandfather, a Pearl Harbor survivor. He travels across the country with it giving tribute tours and lectures. This car has over 333k miles on it. 48-star flag - correct during WWII. Nice Stage I GS Buick convertible! Ever see a Firebird H.O. Royal Bobcat? Now you have! How often do you see a '67 Grand Prix convertible? How about 2 next to each other? Here's our group photo for the show. We sat on the slight hill over looking the show. JUSTA6 and JUSTAG6 got to the show first and snag this great spot. Heck Indyman Joe even cleaned two windows - so he claims anyway.
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    Tell me about it. I told GE that the coyote kill sticker needs to be Wile E. After dinner, we were chit chatting in the parking lot of the hotel when their fellow race competitors/friends from North Dakota (the Nordensroms) showed up. Seems that last year they had killer Texas-sized cinnamon buns that Sam could not get enough and she was wishing they had brought some with them this year (alas Sam was disappointed). However these folks run a relatively stock Dodge Magnum. It basically has a RideTech suspension and Brembo brakes under it, but the drivetrain is pretty untouched - compared to GE's 528 supercharged beast. I like these folks spirit too.....they affectionately refer to this car as the "Grocery Getter" - for obvious reasons. This was her daily drivers for several years. Now it only does autocross duty. This is the Nordenstrom's 4th year doing the FM3 Cars and Cones event. They just love it. Something everyone else might want to consider. Today the formal events kick off with a tour of the Ken Lingenfelter collection. Indyman Joe and I toured this earlier this spring. So check out that thread for pictures. Here is the sound of GE's 528 Hemi engine idling..... MVI_1296.MOV
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    My dad has had this since 1962. When he passed away 2 years ago it was going up for sale but i couldnt let it go. I bought it from my siblings not knowing as a woman if I could finish it....mechanically, wiring, paint touch up, interrior and etc. Took me 1 year and 10 months!
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    2009 Pontiac G8 GT Taken same day it came out of the body shop.
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    Now I’ll start to turn this emblem into more of a 3 dimensional one by machining the body headdress & feathers into separate layers. Adding this dimension should give a greater differentiation of look to the body versus the head. Again this work requires a mill. It would be very difficult to accomplish this look any other way. Still the previous page of a non inset head use a flat body! Next up, detailing the feathers & the rest of the body!
  21. 2 points
    I think you can get trojans from the pharmacy counter.
  22. 2 points
    Well, started off with a dream of having a family car that was actually fun to drive. Purchased a 2006 impala ss donor car. The vans subframe is drastically different from the impala' so but that being said it shared the same style transmission. Started off my making a new mounts on the rear passenger side of the subframe. Bolted the Trans into its original mount. Squared up the engine drilled the mounting holes and that be it. Next que the 10-15 times I installed and removed the engine.. fitment issues ranging from pulleys hitting frame to alternator vs windsheild motor etc.... also after about 1000miles had to pull it out again...temperamental transmissions, got it rebuilt along with an LSD differential since then just tackled the 400 hours of wiring got everything functional including ABS cruise control everything you would expect in a vehicle turn key.
  23. 2 points
    Here’s a couple pics of Hodges I found
  24. 2 points
    2002 Ws6 M6, Monster Stage 2 clutch, Eibach lowering springs, Fast intake, BMR torque bar, lower control arms,pan hard bar and subframe connectors, UMI strut tower brace, Hooker headers C6 ZO6 rims 18" front 19" rear, 53000 miles Interior:Katzkin leather seats with red stitching, Joying head unit, Rockford Fosgate amps an speakers
  25. 2 points
    POTM Entry. Thought a pic next to the boat ramp would be fitting for a Yacht. 1964 Grand Prix. 90% original.
  26. 2 points
    This is my ‘70 LeMans. Has been in my family all 48 years. My oldest brother purchased it new and now I have been caring for it since 1985.
  27. 1 point
    The deer are much bigger up here.......BUT a roadkill record holder spreads the targets out for style points!!!! Right GE?
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  31. 1 point
    Happy Friday Gang. How about a batch of Post War. Enjoy! https://flic.kr/s/aHsmFuqoV3
  32. 1 point
    I am submitting my 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix for the monthly contest.
  33. 1 point
    "Stop the hate get a V8" <- love that license plate holder Sounds amazing!
  34. 1 point
    Call them a cab or an Uber instead - its cheaper - especially on the legislative costs.
  35. 1 point
    Recently I made some car pieces for a friend, which in turn got me thinking about how I might kill two birds with one stone. That being a new emblem design to replace one of the emblems on the deck lid of “The Indian” and a way in which Ringo’s how to forum might peak the interest for some FP folks on how to do this type of work, as they might otherwise never look any further! Some of this takes equipment, but sometimes there’s more than one way to skin a cat as they say. So where alternatives can be used I will explain and suggest what alternatives could be used. So here we go! As I have stated before, having owned a “69” Z for 35 years, I wanted to create that muscle mentality in a modern day FWD. So “The Last Indian” was a concept of mine to be a modern day throwback to the Muscle Car days. It’s coke bottle shape and other attributes lent some credence to this effort, at least to me. So the car not only needed to act the part, but look the part inside and out. So in a effort to tweak things, including aesthetics, I continue to refine things. You can see some of these changes on the progression page, but in these pages modifications or creations, and how that might be done across any style is the goal! The original deck lid Indian head emblem I made was a little more old style, but the more I looked at it the less I cared for it, as I felt it didn’t really go with the other trunk emblems or have the punch I was looking for. So I made a new one and I liked it, but again as time has gone on I’ve come to feel it has too much of a modern flare. So again I searched for that right look! I feel I may have found it, but time will tell. So to this effort I will use this as the how to subject. Also I will include a build of a functional part I did for the suspension to relay what might be needed for that type of work as well. 1. Is to conceive your concept whatever it is, emblem, aesthetic, functional etc… If need be make a sketch to give you a visual of your project. Or get a picture that you’ve seen that has inspired your idea. 2. Measure out the area where the part is to go to again determine if there’s room and that it will make since for what you want to accomplish. Or in the case of replacing a functional part make sure you have the correct material & very accurate measurements, even if you’re changing the design there will most likely be dimensions and constraints from the existing part to consider. 3. When you have determined 1&2 are good you now need to gather your materials & tools! Then start to lay a plan as to how to proceed. So here I’m starting the new design of my Indian Head emblem! The material is 6160 aluminum. The head is 1/2“ thick, but the body, see below in the third picture, is 1/2” thick, then machined down to 7/16 thick. new design head 1/2 “ 6160 aluminum Below is the original Indian head. New design body 7/16” aluminum 6160 Below is what was the current Indian head.
  36. 1 point
    Sounds pretty awesome! Got any pics of the bird?
  37. 1 point
    I wish more people understood that very thing Ringo. Perhaps this hobby would be a little more affordable and common sense would prevail. My gawd, what am I saying?
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    She's standing on her own two front feet now after an entire winter. All that's left for the front suspension is to grease all the fittings and replace the steering tie rods. Afterwards, it will be time to throw in the new radiator core support AND the new aluminum radiator. Welding is in the distant future at this point, as we're still trying to gather materials. A roll cage is still further along the way. As for the wheel wells, i want to throw out the stocks and cut my own to go in there. I think i could clean up the engine bay with sleeker looks of smooth sheet metal rather than the bulbous wheel wells that protrude through the engine bay. Look up 'BFG Tire Bird' and you'll see what i'm talking about. Lots of smooth space for those +5hp stickers
  40. 1 point
    Hey guys that be me, but that vsn isn't a w body
  41. 1 point
    Randy....sorry haven't checked back in. Been busy. Looks like most info has been covered for you N stuff to check. I don't believe the cap is vented (could be totally WRONG!) BUT... Esp since you said you checked the vent/breather hose off the tank. Should go up and behind the bumper? Or at least higher than the filler neck. You said it was blowin air. This should be a wide open vent and not allow any buildup in the tank unless partially plugged. That said... a vented cap couldn't hurt . Think of it like a gas can, when trying to pour with the vent cap closed. This is the vacume effect Last Indian is talking about. Flow will slow to a stop and then it will inhale air to relieve the vacume and start the flow again. Open the vent and it will flow smooth. I'm a lil more concerned about the heat buildup in the fuel system. Was hoping someone would have some thoughts on that. It has me stumped. Being hot on the engine is one thing...tank should be cold.
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    Amazing Firebird! Excited to see more!
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    Well finally got a day to start some of the other work I need to do to widen the rear cover. 1997-2000 did not come with rear inside fenders, but 2001-2003 did. So in 2001 I went and bought rear inside fenders for the Indian. Now with widening the back cover those need widened as well. So I went and got new rear inside fenders from my GM parts dealer buddy so I could start that work. attached are some photos of that work, as well as a photo of how it has moved the lower rear portion of the cover out. Before widening after widening
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    Now that's my idea of a traditional Christmas. You got things started right. All that is missing is "A Charlie Brown" Christmas, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Santa Claus and His Old Lady"!
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    Yup, that's what happens because the groove is symmetrical with the pad and rotor rotation! A little hint, if in the future you have trouble getting a caliper/pad off a rotor because of a lip or groove do this. Take a large screwdriver or the like, place it between the rotor and an open area of the caliper, non piston side, usually through the top opening of the caliper. Lever the screwdriver handle back towards the non piston side of the caliper. This will collapse the piston back into it's bore creating a larger gap between the pad and rotor allowing the caliper to come off easily.
  48. 1 point
    Thank you stratman - thank you Ringo. Thank you for the kind thoughts and prayers. You truly are friends.... Yes I was extremely close to my dad. I got to say "goodbye" in a way. He knew I loved him. I told him that every day I saw him. It was also the last thing I ever said to him. Right now I am up and down by constanting being at the house and literally going through everything. You never know what you will run across that will trigger a thought or a memory. It was especially hard to put my mother's wedding dress in a Goodwill bag. However, I know this has to be done and I will come out the better for it. I had wonderful parents and the pain I am going through now pales for the lifetime of love and happiness they've given me. This pain too shall pass. Thank you all.
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    This one's for you Frosty. I can't get back there until Thursday to get the headliner and other stuff... (I apologize in advance if you saw these in my gallery). I am about to put her away into storage, but am totally frustrated with this dying issue after warm, along with the fuel in the oil... Gonna try and get those figured out before I pack her away.
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