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TWO LANE BLACK TOP

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About TWO LANE BLACK TOP

  • Rank
    Century Club
  • Birthday September 7

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  • Website URL
    kenithmcintosh97@gmail.com

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  • Location
    North Carolina
  • Interests
    Hot Rod cars motorcycles engine building Anything mechanical . Jack of all trades .Custom Fabrication ,welding ,Machine work . Firm believer anything can be fixed . Navy veteran. Do everything from fixing carburetors to AM FM broadcast and cellular phone towers . Have owned several Pontiacs thru the years.Currently own 1996 Firebird and 1997 firebird Formula that I bought new.

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  • Name
    Kenith McIntosh
  • Gender
    Male
  • Year
    1997
  • Car
    firebird formula WS6
  • Trim
    1LE
  • Engine
    LT1
  • Style
    Coupe
  • Color
    bright red

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  1. Sometimes the rubber hose running to the caliper from the hard line collapses on the inside...Will look normal from the outside...Doesn't allow the pressure to release from the caliper...When the brake pedal is depressed the pressure holds the line open... When released there is no pressure to hold the line open...So it closes up..Won't allow the fluid to escape from the caliper...Would suggest replacing both the soft lines running to the calipers.......
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    Trouble with blinkers

    This the actual GM manual from 1965...Not a reprint.... Took photos with phone....Hope you can see them OK....Flasher is located in the fuse block......Hope this helps
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    The Photogeekery Thread

    From the point where the pic was taken from (downtown Winston Salem)...High Point is about a 20 minute ride...Depending on the traffic..East South east..US route 311/I-74.. I -74 is a newly constructed Interstate highway a few years ago ( Still new to me)...Splits off from US 311 goes around...The city. Runs into I- 85 just to the south of Greensboro....US 311 is Main street right thru the middle of High Point..Used to go cruising down there all the time..Until the cops started harassing everyone a few years ago.... Sure that if I look hard enough..Have areial pics taken from some towers in High Point too.....,
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    The Photogeekery Thread

    Winston Salem N.C
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    The Photogeekery Thread

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    Idler pulley

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    To repaint or not..

    Firebird Have not been ignoring you...Just been really busy the last few weeks...If I look real hard I'm 95% sure that I have that issue of Road and Track...You are referring to.. Thank you for your input and interest in my Formula.. I'm no expert.. but am well versed on F bodies all generations..If can be any help let me know..
  8. Have found someone to repaint my Firebird...(Local shop with an excellent reputation) They Will give me a lifetime guarantee...(As long as I own the car) Although it is kind of pricey...I think it will be worth it in the long run..Car is not.. nor will it be for sale... In my lifetime anyway...Just want her to look good for the next 20 years of her life..As of today.. She will be able get into the shop last week of May...They figure the turn around will be three to four weeks... Will try to document the transformation as much as possible.....
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    2019 Chevy Camaro Turbo 1LE: More of what matters

    Have a thing for basic stripper cars.... It's about man and machine interacting in unison....A well tuned engine of anykind...Is almost like a Stradivariuos Violin.....In some sort of Zen kinda way or something......
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    2019 Chevy Camaro Turbo 1LE: More of what matters

    Times have changed...21 years ago when I special ordered my 1LE Firebird..The option was so obscure and unknown that all the Pontiac dealers within 50 miles of here...Had no Idea that such a package even existed....They didn't even to bother look..Wanted to sell me loaded Ws6 TAs that were on the lot...Finally went thru a friend of a friend of a friend who owned a Pontiac dealership Who also had never heard of it either...But sorted thru all there literature and talked to someone (maybe a GM executive??)..Was able and did order it for me...with all the deleted creature comforts..(Was forced to have A.C. couldn't be deleted after 1996) and the added performance enhancements..mostly suspension and brakes...Was 5 grand less than the price of a loaded TA...Although it does have a very Harsh and unpleasant ride..Especially now that I am not 35 anymore..It is definitely a blast to drive...Even though it is outdated...Can still hold it's own against almost anything (Porsche..NSX..Corvette..Jaguar..Mustang Cobra R..LS1 cars etc..) On a nice curvy road like the Blue Ridge Pkwy...Or the Tail of the Dragon..Among others...Where the extra horsepower is not as big an advantage.. Can only carry so much speed thru the tight curves and survive it..(Knowing how to drive helps too) Like it is stoplight to stoplight or on long straight stretches... If GM would offer a "heritage" version 1LE as a stripper package with no unnecessary creature comforts and electronic gadgetry to help knock the price down to an acceptable level..With a V8...They might actually sell thousands of them.. 1LE 20 years ago..Economically Viable and obscure.... 1LE Today... Heavily promoted and Economically Unviable....
  11. So sexy......Even better if it has a good personality to go with it, and performs like it should.....
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    To repaint or not..

    Frosty , Indian , Firebird, (In no particular order) Thanks for y'alls input, opinions and advice.. Pretty much knew in the back of mind that I would have to do the whole car...Now I am moving on to find someone I can trust to redo the car..That's the hard part..They're alot of hacks and Self proclaimed experts out there.. So I will be extra super thorough in my screening process.... Also found the chemistry class insightful and interesting....
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    To repaint or not..

    Indian,Frosty, Thank y'all for the input..Going to have Someone look at my car this weekend...Will make a decision on how I'm going to proceed then...Will keep posted if interested..... There is one thing I'm curious about...My 96 Firebird (bright blue metalic color) Have owned since 1998 has been exposed to the same conditions and environment as my red one for just as long..The paint on it is in really good shape pretty much no issues at all other than needs a wash right now..Was wondering if the color could possibly could have in some way contributed to the demise of the clear coat ??? As far as the wrap have had a couple of race cars done (NASCR Modified) So I'm somewhat familiar with it... Do know that the quality of the material used and the finished results can vary widely...Can also be a real pain the ass to remove....
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    To repaint or not..

    Last Indian More than likely will go the route that you suggest..Not expecting show car results anyway..Have comunicated with a couple paint guys..They seem to agree too..Might be able to paint just the affected panels that need it..
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    To repaint or not..

    Firebird ,Indian, Thank y'all for your input..As far as value of the car I know that the paint condition hurts it..But it is still a 1LE ..and it is ultra RARE..28 produced in 1997 according to PHS..14 of them were actually titled.. the rest went straight to the track..Realistically...rare means Unpopular..Will Probably never have alot value except to me..Most of the people That see it Don't have a clue what they're looking at...To them it's just a V6 firebird with an after market hood Someone stuck on it..That being said.. Am not looking to sell it anyway.. Have had a few different paint guys look at it..General consesous is Like Indian said Where the clear has come off.. the base coat is salvagable...accept for maybe the hood... Then again one says it can be saved..Another one says it can't..Personally I think it can..The clear on the doors.. fenders..Quarters is in good shape no signs of flaking..crazing or having an opaque look to it..Worst part is the hood and the front bumper cover as indicated in the pics..When the weather clears here in the next couple days will take some really detailed photos of the rest of the car .. Then will go from there Last Indian... pinion seal replacement went really well..No issues.. Used the Lucus oils...
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