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Shakercars's 1972 Trans Am

2019 August
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    Hey I didn’t know Frosty stood for frosted flake !
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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.
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    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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    Weather was near perfect yesterday so I hid the Honey-Do list and headed over to Old Town section of Portsmouth. Knew that some of the locals may be hanging out. Sitting dock side enjoying a few cool beverages on the Legend Brewing Depot patio with the Naval Shipyard as a backdrop. This is our best time of year for cruising 👍 CHEERS 🍻
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    Here's some shots from the awesome day that led to all 3 of us winning a plaque. Doorprizes and Frosty won the trifecta!!!! If you attend all 3 of the All Pontiac or new this year BOP shows. Buick Old's Pontiac show series you had your card punched and tossed in the drawing for a $150.00 gas card. Congrat's Frosty
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    Here’s the basic concept of the redesign on the splitter. I can’t really show anything on the new concept of the front cover till I get all the parts & than after I put the Indian up for the season I can pull the front end. I also plan to put in a tranny cooler & and eliminate the radiator cooler! That tranny runs much stronger with cooler fluid. So that will need to be incorporated into the NACA duct design coming from the right side as the left side will be the new feed for the ram air!
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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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    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!
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    I think you can get trojans from the pharmacy counter.
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    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.
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    Here’s a couple pics of Hodges I found
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    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
  29. 2 points
    POTM Entry. Thought a pic next to the boat ramp would be fitting for a Yacht. 1964 Grand Prix. 90% original.
  30. 1 point
    Really glad to see you win Stratman! Well deserved, beautiful car! Congratulations to all who won!
  31. 1 point
    Welcome to the site great looking old wagon... Noticed you said that the straight 8 engine was seized up.....Was it seized due to a mechanical failure or just rusted (rings to the bores..possibly from moisture over the years...??) The reason I ask is....Years ago my dad came up with an old Cadillac (1949) that had been sitting in an old shed for years and the engine was locked up...So what we did was use a process called electrolysis...Basically what we did was reverse the oxidation process using a car battery and charger and an electrolyte made out of water and washing soda (sodium bicarbonate) If I remember correctly he used right at one tablespoon of washing soda to one gallon of water...So we pulled the engine out of the car and removed the intake manifold..valve covers...water pump...oil pan.... timing cover ... freeze plugs ETC...Then submerged the engine in a plastic kids wading pool large enough to completely get the whole engine underwater then added the washing soda to the water and mixed it up really good so as to be sure it did not clump up....Then from the 12 volt car battery using jumper cables hooked the ground to the engine block which turned it into a cathode....Then we used a piece of steel rebar as an anode which we hooked the positive cable to the hot side of the battery then submerged the rebar in the solution placing it real close to but not touching the engine block with about 6 inches or so sticking up above the water level where the positive lead was hooked to....The rebar will be consumed during the process so you would need to keep an eye on it and replace as necessary...so that the positive cable does not become submerged into the electrolyte solution...It is a slow process took about three weeks to clean and derust the Caddy engine...It worked really well and when it was done...We rolled it over by hand with very little effort...The black powder residue that was left on the engine came right off with stiff brush...Then the engine was quite easily disassembled any wearable parts replaced reinstalled in the car and was driven across country to Seattle from North Carolina and back with no issues.....I am sure that I have missed a few details as this was 30 some years ago..... Electrolysis Might be something worthwhile to check into if you want to reuse the original engine......Good luck with your project and keep us posted..... TLBT
  32. 1 point
    I sure do. Here is Lucy at Great Lakes. Justa6, myself, and perhaps Indyman Joe will be at the Sellers show in a couple of weeks. Perhaps you can come too.
  33. 1 point
    The deer are much bigger up here.......BUT a roadkill record holder spreads the targets out for style points!!!! Right GE?
  34. 1 point
    Putting my 1970 LeMans up for 2020 calendar consideration.
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    Looks really good buddy! I don’t get much time to peruse so I’m just seeing this for the first time! So things oriented on the grille ok? Looks like it did. All of you guys have your cars looking good!
  37. 1 point
    I saw the original Nomad concept twice , with two different paint jobs. It was cool looking. It would be interesting to see how one of these look on a Solstice.
  38. 1 point
    I am submitting my 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix for the monthly contest.
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    31 - yes it does belong to Dimitri Toth. I was introduced to him later in the day. Dimitri is a writer and a supporter of the new Pontiac Transportation Museum. I have his business card too. i will post some pictures of his car a little later. It’s gorgeous!.
  40. 1 point
    My Pontiac is a 1966 with a 389 motor I've owned it since 1970 when I was 20 yrs old now that I've retired I restored it and changed the color [ gasser green ] My gender is [ male ] I guess that is it
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    For sure JustA! I would sit with my daughter and watch speed buggy, Scooby-Doo and the like! Good memories!
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    Call them a cab or an Uber instead - its cheaper - especially on the legislative costs.
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    Definitely worthy of an update, Heater core removed and installed without removing the entire dashboard. Ha, take that pops. my father did it by the book when he was my age and building his '78 Camaro which called for him to remove the entire dashboard. took him a whole day where me, and my trusty brain, managed in only an hour.
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    make sure the Patch piece is up to ethanol rated gas line. 70 didnt have the canister as far as i know. The crushed piece is the issue i bet.
  45. 1 point
    Amazing Firebird! Excited to see more!
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    So we have the first half of the modern transportation equation - e for electric. Just a bike not a true 4-wheeled vehicle. It certainly isn't autonomous yet. GM sold Vauxhall and Opel to Peugot PSA, just to turn around and sell E-bicycles in Europe, eh?
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    Money! Ah money! Oh ya money. Since 1970 milk has increased about 180%, but eggs have increased about 900%. While regular gas has increased 600%, but cars, say an Impala, has increased 1100%! Now if you assume most things affect the other where is the logic? Oh ya see Frosty’s statement!!
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    So I bought my Grand Prix almost a year ago. When I bought her the fella told me that she hadn't been started in around 9yrs. After having her hauled home and changing fluids & plugs she cranked but still wound start. After replacing the regulator, adjusting he carb & some general tinkering she fired up. After running for a few minutes I noticed a sound in the bottom end and shut her down. I was told the engine was a 421HO and knowing nothing about Pontiacs at the time I didn't know if that was a good thing or not. I spent the next couple days researching what I thought I had and listening to all the reasons why I needed to do an LS swap from the local guys. I finally decided to just rebuild what I thought and was told was the original engine. So I pulled the motor, tore it down and took it to the machine shop. I told the owner the story and what I thought I had and asked him if he could possibly double check for me before I started ordering parts. I got a call a few days later telling me that yes I had a 421ci motor and to start ordering parts, and I did 😀. A couple weeks go by and I get a call telling me that "we've ordered the wrong piston's". I was then told that the machinist made a mistake, he didn't measure the blocks bore he just ran the block number which came back as a 421. He continued to tell me that I had a 428 and the reason for the mistake was really not their fault, that Pontiac used left over 421 blocks to make the 428 and that's why they had a 421 part number. (Totally false). After talking to the place where I ordered the pistons they agreed to exchange them with a $50.00 restocking fee. The machine shop offered to ship them for me to save me an hour drive back to their shop. Then I get a call from the piston company telling me the pistons they got back were damaged and not in the original box. After getting pictures and looking at the video they sent me (they record the opening of all returns) it was obvious there was little packing between the pistons and they got beat all to hell. 2 weeks Later I dropped off my new pistons and rings. Almost 3 months later I pick up the engine and heads. Total time, just over 4 months on an engine that I dropped off to have cleaned up, bored 30, crank redone and parts cleaned and prepped for me to build. Anyways I've got the rebuild done and the motor back in the car and she sounds great.
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    COLD CASE comes highly recommended by almost anyone who has used one of their products. CC is a division of Max-performance aka AMES. Ames has been in the business longer then most of out parts suppliers so I don't think you can go wrong. We have used several on past project and the fit and function was near perfect. Any defects/issues were handled swiftly. They are made very close to factory spec as far as filler and hose locations so if you prep and paint it most will never notice.
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