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Shakercars's 1972 Trans Am

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I bought my TA back in 1979, sine then some parts through the years I used I wasn’t concerned how factory it was, now I’m trying to get it back, which is hard.  I put the color striped vac lines from Ames on, a friend had the 2 Rad hoses made for me, ( not installed yet) found a correct water pump, also, I put a Freedom Battery Topper, which is a nice detail. 

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I bought the car w/ 11k. Ike’s on it, some reason there must of been a ground issue on the AC, the main ground was moved and 3 splices I found in the harness, a friend sent me a like new OG one, so I recently swapped it out, and ga e it a pound of R-12.  It’s been 17 years since a charge.  

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Looks good. I applaud your work.

You replaced the master brake cylinder at some point in time over the last 40 years, didn't you Burd? The reason I say that it is appears to be "cast iron" color. On most cars that would be fine. If you search unrestored Pontiacs, especially 3rd-gen Firebirds and Trans Ams, I think you will find that the master brake cylinder is black on Pontiacs and not cast iron - research it, don't just take my word for it. I made the same mistake on Lucy, which I just recently corrected.

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Lookin' clean so far, good work!

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That’s my Oag master, it was rebuilt along with the calipers years ago, ya it needs to be black.  A few other things need to be fixed as well, hood latch. Norwood does those, I may send mine to him. Also, I. Getting the OG accumulator rebuilt.   

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No worries. I just pointed it out since it is one of those subtle things a lot of people miss. Frankly, I like the cast iron look. I think there is too much black in GM engine bays to begin with, especially with the firewall and inner fenders painted black to begin with. I think Mother Mopar had the right idea painting the engine bay body color.

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1 hour ago, Frosty said:

I think Mother Mopar had the right idea painting the engine bay body color.

For looks, I definitely agree. Everyday use, might be better with black as it shows less grease, etc...

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