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gscherer78ta's 1978 Trans Am

2019 February
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  1. OK - I am not find 588 to easily. Is there another code next to it, starting with a letter followed by a 2-digit number? Another thing that might help is if you post a photo of your information source. Build sheet, data tag, etc.
  2. That's helps a lot. I will have to take a look at some books to see if that RPO is listed with a production count.
  3. What a beautiful car you have already. I can't wait to follow your progress this year!
  4. Very cool rides Mr. Wizard. So when are you putting the Buick motor in the BMW?
  5. This is not something I could ever talk to my wife about. She would tend to favor the Detroit City Council's position. I would have to leave the room to avoid an argument.
  6. I have been to but what I've been most concerned with is the modifications that are need to be done to the fuel delivery system. I'll admit I'm lazy to a point and I really don't like the idea of having install a return line or a high-pressure electric fuel pump near the tank, disabling/removing the mechanical fuel pump and running the electrical connections to it, blah, blah, blah. I want something that is near idiot proof and practically bolt on. So I've been watching and waiting to see what people like Holley come up with.....
  7. Well it's comforting to know that virtually every piece of the Firebird is available in the aftermarket. Only the F-Body and A-body owners can really say that (up to a point). The big car guys (B and C cars) are out of luck on a lot of other stuff like replacement sheet metal and such.
  8. I hope you have a proper shop manual and perhaps an assembly manual as well. Good luck with that and keep us posted on your progress. BTW - we'd love to see pictures of the GP and if you still have it, the GTO.
  9. That's a great looking '69 GTO. I know of one other Warwick Blue '69 GTO and it's also happens to be a Judge.
  10. I subscribe to Holley's e-newsletter. I found this video on today's newsletter. I thought I'd share with you folks. Mind you, this is not an endorsement of Holley's products, but people often ask how do I convert my Pontiac to EFI, here is one way to do it. So consider this a how-to video.
  11. Why am I not surprised? Don't even get me started on the whole Confederate Flag discussion. I would not be "politically correct".
  12. Hello autominus. Welcome to FP. From what you are describing, your stock fuel pump/pressure regulator appear to be working properly. The stock GM TBI systems required around 9-13 psi to the injectors. Everything you described appears to be correct. You mention that your spark plugs are black and have carbon build up and the vehicle has bad fuel economy. This points to a rich fuel condition to me. Since this is a 1989 car I will assume it has a lot of miles on it (over 100,000). This leads me to believe that you have dirty or clogged fuel injectors that need to be replaced or removed and cleaned. Once dirt gets into an injector, it will disrupt the spray pattern and more fuel is often allowed to flow than it should, leading to the rich fuel condition. Assuming this is a high mileage vehicle you might be better off replacing the injectors. I would also recommend putting a bottle of fuel injector cleaner in your fuel tank for the next couple of fill ups to help clean the entire fuel system. I would also take fuel injector/carb cleaner to the rest of the TBI unit to remove any gas varnish build up in and around the fuel injectors. Of course, you need to replace your spark plugs too.
  13. Okay - this is a new one on me. In my '72 manuals, the A/C is included in both the chassis and body manuals. What a difference a decade makes, huh?
  14. There should be a dedicated chapter in the manual just for air conditioning. AC was a huge option back in the day and it was not standard on all cars, even the larger luxury models. Usually AC was one of the very first chapters. Some times there were two manuals for a given model year, a chassis manual and a body manual. The body manual was usually written by Fisher Body Division, as they typically assembly the body shells. So the body manual may contain the dash / in-car wiring and vacuum lines. The chassis manual should have everything in the engine compartment. If there is no separate section on AC in your manual, check the engine section. There maybe something special about the compressor and such.
  15. 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?
  16. The only other thing I could suggest is finding a retired GM worker from the Fremont assembly plant who worked at the plant in those days. Not an easy feat I am sure. However, you may find former employee reunions posted online from time to time. That might be an opportunity. I say this somewhat tongue and cheek but you might try some of the local McDonald's around the plant. A lot of retirees hang around near their old plants - often called "The Breakfast Club" in a lot of areas, these guys might give you a lead. This is certainly true here in the Flint, Michigan area. Lots of hourly and salary employees meet for breakfast fairly regularly at established restaurants.
  17. Hi Sheryl, I can take a guess at this but I will admit that I would only be taking an educated guess. You might try reaching out to Tim or Penny Dye at the Pontiac-Oakland Museum in Pontiac Illinois. They maintain the Pontiac-Oakland Club International's library and collection of Pontiac literature and history. Tim or Penny certainly have more information than I have. The Fremont CA assembly plant opened in 1962 and built cars for GM from 1962 to 1982. It then closed, and was partially demolished and re-opened as the GM-Toyota joint venture known as NUMMI in 1984 and closed in 2010 (with GM's bankruptcy). It is now the Tesla Motors plant. If you look up the history of your GTO from Pontiac Historical Services, I suspect your GTO was built at the Fremont Assembly plant. My guess is that the word DEDICATION is a symbol of GM's and the UAW's dedication to quality that is built into your automobile. I suspect that many such keys came from that plant that way.
  18. There is only one way to fix this and that is to cut in a replacement / patch panel. Luckily for you, National Parts Depot carries replacement firewall / toe board panels. So for $400 plus S&H, I think cutting up this new firewall panel will save you a lot of headaches of having to fab up all that wild sheetmetal. https://www.npdlink.com/product/panel-firewall-front-lower-incl-toe-boards-and/197317?backurl=search%2Fproducts%3Fsearch_terms%3Dfirewall%2B%2526%2Bcowl%2Bassy%26top_parent%3D9%26year%3D1978&year=1978 Also if the floor rot continues past the toe board into the floor board, you have replacement panels for that too.
  19. Very cool car Sheryl, welcome to FP!
  20. Always love to see brother Pontiacs out and about. Thanks for sharing Rick!
  21. My wife is like that. When the low fuel light comes on, she panics and starts looking for the nearest gas station. I know most vehicles have a two gallon (or more) remaining capacity when that low fuel light comes on, so the vehicle has between 30-80 miles left to find a gas station. There is no real need to panic. You have to time pull of the highway, pull over, pull up Gas Buddy and find directions to the cheapest gas station closest to you.
  22. The 67th annual Detroit Autorama will be held March 1-3, 2019 at Detroit's Cobo Hall. The Detroit Autorama is the home of the prestigious Ridler Award, the most coveted trophy in hot rodding. Celebrity appearances include Tony Stewart, Dave Kindig, a Q & A session with the cast of Counting Cars, and on Sunday the Hanson Brothers from the movie "Slapshot" (The Hanson Brothers)!!!! Legendary Michigan car build Carl Casper will also be there. There is also going to be a Smokey and the Bandit Tribute https://autorama.com/attend/detroit/
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