Club Chapters => Pacific North West => Topic started by: Repp Racing on January 24, 2007, 04:54:21 PM

Title: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: Repp Racing on January 24, 2007, 04:54:21 PM
...Or am I the only one?  :(
Title: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: WAturbo81 on January 24, 2007, 11:55:33 PM
I'm in Yakima, WA not too far from ya.
Title: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: Repp Racing on January 25, 2007, 09:14:43 PM
Yep, Yakima's not too far from the border. I'm in Grants Pass (55 mi. from the I-5 Cali border, about 60-70 from the coast)
So about 4 hours south of Portland.  :) Maybe we should combine Pac NW with CA, And just have the 'Pacific Charter'
Title: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: HigPup on January 28, 2007, 02:11:05 PM
I'm in Portland
Title: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: 79itstime on February 07, 2007, 11:27:13 PM
hey i'm here. 79 silver aniv. t/a resto
Title: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: 80turbota on February 10, 2007, 09:25:52 AM
/sorry I just found this thread.I am in Irrigon Oregon.Kinda between all of ya.
Title: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: Fuzzyrick on February 10, 2007, 03:48:29 PM
Portland  here baby....

'80 driver
'78 headache
Title: From Oregon
Post by: da86bears on February 16, 2007, 06:53:59 PM
Portland here too!
Title: Portland
Post by: brownsugar_79 on March 06, 2007, 06:30:59 PM
Ah, yes i am in portland too.  nice to see there are so many of us.
Title: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: TransAm1978 on March 14, 2007, 11:11:55 PM
Roseburg, Oregon!
Title: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: NiteLife76 on April 05, 2007, 12:13:53 PM
Any of you guys going to make the run to Wenatchee, WA in August?
Title: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: Red78ta on April 10, 2007, 07:58:09 PM
I;m moving to North Bend this summer.  Coast Guard.
Title: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: 70-4speed bird on April 11, 2007, 11:36:51 AM
any of you oregon guys gonna make it down to redding ca for the kool april nights car show? 18th through the 22nd. cruise is friday night on the 20th. it is nothing but old cars allowed for like two or three hours.
Title: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: panther56 on June 07, 2007, 08:22:24 PM
Anyone near portland that can help me see if my car is worth keeping for my budget. For safety reasons?  Click to check out my posts.
panther56.

In need of some help ASAP!
Title: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: cjmech on June 12, 2007, 10:44:46 PM
Im am a couple hours north of portland in Olympia, WA. It isnt very often I see these cars on the road anymore. Maybe when I get mine back on the road ill come down that way.

Cj
Title: in Oregon
Post by: MADFLYER38 on August 23, 2007, 05:02:35 PM
I'm in Newberg
Title: Firebird / Trans Am parts for the Northwest.
Post by: dangerous on November 24, 2007, 08:56:10 AM
I am in Scappoose OR, outside of Portland. Parting out 12 firebirds right now, lots of good parts, real reasonable. '76 formula hoods, '78-'81 trans am hoods, lots of rust free panels, ralley II's, 400's (runners & cores) I buy second gen firebirds!!

My personal projects include-
'73 Trans Am clone, brewster green, 4-speed, 455, disc brake posi.
'77 se, Y-82, hurst hatch, 400/4-speed, cloth interior.
'81 formula, 305/4-speed, T-top.
'79 T-top Trans Am, black-on-black, gonna go 400/4-speed.
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: IEATZ28 on December 11, 2007, 04:01:53 PM
I live in Boise now. But I am from Roseburg. I go back to Graffiti and Blackberry every year. Idaho should be in the pac west.
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: WAturbo81 on December 17, 2007, 03:52:29 PM
yes, technically ID should be along with WA and OR as a PNW state.
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: 4.9L1979 on January 08, 2008, 05:25:24 PM
Medford, Oregon here.
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: CopMagnet on January 18, 2008, 05:45:04 PM
Beaverton, Oregon
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: Matt79Rocket on August 10, 2008, 09:34:34 AM
Vancouver, WA. Which is like 5 minutes from Portland.
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: grenggli on August 10, 2008, 10:06:12 AM
East Wenatchee, Washington.  About two hours from Yakima north so not too far.


(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm110/grenggli/100_1604.jpg)

Greg
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: CopMagnet on August 10, 2008, 09:58:33 PM
NICE!!  Let me know if anything is ever going on, races, parts, etc.. :smile:  I'll do the same.
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: WAturbo81 on December 03, 2008, 05:16:14 PM
I would like to see everyone come by Renegade Raceway here in Central WA once during the summer.
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: 80turbota on December 07, 2008, 09:16:36 AM
I would like to see everyone come by Renegade Raceway here in Central WA once during the summer.

 Are you racin the red car next season?  I wouldn't mind seeing a bunch down in Walla Walla either. Wouldn't mind takin the wifes car for a run or two this next season.
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: CopMagnet on December 07, 2008, 12:44:01 PM
I would love to be there.  Right now, i have to pull an engine, prep and install new one, replace a ball joint, well that should be enough time to geter done.
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: WAturbo81 on December 08, 2008, 10:54:03 AM
I have a lot of work to do if I want to be ready to run the Formula this year, but I did get my motor mounts made and welded in finally. So it is just a matter of putter her all back together. But she isn't runable with 456's and street tires either so a lot of it comes down to money....
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: CopMagnet on December 08, 2008, 01:46:22 PM
WOW!  You've got all the toys I want. 
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: ezzip on August 10, 2009, 07:25:43 PM
Hillsboro,OR here
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: CopMagnet on August 12, 2009, 03:19:02 PM
Beaverton, Aloha.  Welcome brother.  We just might have to hook up soon.  I have a 78 400 Solar Gold TA.  Have had many 79's and others in the past.  It's exciting to hear you are close by.  I also have a secret parts connection that you may know of or not.  Excellent connection, perhaps one of the best in the country, from a local perspective.  Chris
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: Danial on January 29, 2010, 05:57:53 PM
Veneta, Oregon here....but I travel all over for business.  Lot of nice rides in here1
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: Tazz on March 02, 2011, 05:31:32 PM
Hi Oregon City here



(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/6797/img0220cf.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: CopMagnet on March 13, 2011, 11:46:19 PM
Nice car !  We'll have to get together sometime.   :cool:
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon? lebanon oregon?
Post by: haflingerheaven on May 17, 2011, 05:28:19 AM
is anybody near lebanon oregon?
happy to pay for time/gas if you can look at a tata...
thx
lisa
603 817 4091
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: Tazz on October 10, 2012, 05:42:56 PM
Still in Oregon City Sold the recaro and bot a 79 Y84  :-D and a parts car
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: CopMagnet on October 23, 2012, 12:33:42 PM
Yeah, I saw it on Craigs sometime ago.  I dumped my 78 to a good buyer to keep the poor thing outta the rain.
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: 72blackbird on July 11, 2015, 09:15:39 PM
I'm originally from SoCal, but have met at least three 2nd gen Firebird owners here in Salem, OR. (I don't count because none of my Birds are here-lol). But I just picked up a nice dash, side panels, and 70-73 lower valence for my 76 TA and 75 Formula 400 (getting the 70-73 nose swap). I'm planning to bring my 76 TA up and sell it here- no smog, so I'll build it right.

Geno
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: Spoon on July 12, 2015, 01:49:11 AM
Geno,

I'm in PDX along with a few other members. Wish we could dispense with the smog, but at least we pay more to live here, so we have that going for us, which is nice ???? I'm sure your bird will enjoy stretching its wings when it comes up. Cheers,

Chris
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: 72blackbird on February 16, 2016, 01:18:43 PM
Hi Guys,
Here's my 76 TA I found out in Hermiston, OR back in 2009. I swapped out the nose, bumper and hood for 77 parts.
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12642860_1053307581388652_6605909104460236552_n.jpg?oh=14744ff88b4f288340e92eb83a98c40a&oe=5771B6B6)

I found a nice W72 runner down in CA- so my 76 TA will be getting a really nice 400. I had a 76 400, but it had a cracked cylinder and was a weak 500557 block. Pardon the slimy orange Chevy paint-lol. It will be the proper color when it goes into the car.
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12494941_570492396443355_1897914141980352033_n.jpg?oh=9101de17fe5181fc846d8bf3fc1b6e1b&oe=572D1E9C)
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/1935463_570492373110024_3924852560776579198_n.jpg?oh=d239eb2476c265281265904c9264fb97&oe=57313BA8)
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/994729_570492423110019_6578420029026442419_n.jpg?oh=8909e8c12778c63c59d3f072000dd457&oe=572B5154)

I'm hoping I'll have her running this summer, in time for my June trip up to Salem, OR.

Geno


Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: 81 on February 16, 2016, 02:52:07 PM
Seattle area, bought my '77 back in late 2011 in Lebanon, Oregon. 
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: Spoon on February 16, 2016, 11:27:10 PM
Geno -

Have the same motor to start swapping into my '79 403 this summer. Are you planning on keeping the same intake manifold? Will be watching to see how it goes for you.

Chris
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: 72blackbird on February 17, 2016, 12:32:38 AM
Geno -

Have the same motor to start swapping into my '79 403 this summer. Are you planning on keeping the same intake manifold? Will be watching to see how it goes for you.

Chris
Hi Chris,
Looks like the Performer on that 400 has a provision for EGR- I have to build the engine to pass CA smog, so I'll be putting EGR, a cat, and stock manifolds on the car too. I don't want to choke the engine, so my plan is to install a y-pipe off the cat and run dual muffs and tailpipes to splitters. If the smog station fails me, I have a stock 76 intake and a stock transverse muffler to sit behind the axle. I'll be swapping the carb to a fresh Q-jet as well.

Geno
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: Spoon on February 17, 2016, 03:17:06 AM
Great. Thanks. Are you planning to use an aftermarket CAT such as a Magnaflow? I'm in the same boat regarding smog, so will be using RARE exhaust manifolds and CAT / Y-pipe. I also have the Performer RPM intake and a drop base shaker assembly, so not sure how that it going to turn out yet.

Have another question for you since you have built a number of cars before. I haven't done an engine swap or restoration before, so this will be new territory for me. I can clearly see how one thing leads to another, and I'm not sure I want to have my car reduced to a garage full of strewn parts just yet. Have only put about 20 miles on the car since I bought it 1.5 years ago :(  I was kind of hoping to be able to get the motor / EFI / exhaust installed, and then perhaps sometime in the future I could more work on the other parts of the car. Generally, it is in good shape and is garaged, so no worries about the elements deteriorating things further.

Does this sound like a reasonable approach, or would you recommend doing other work while I have the motor out? It is pretty much a factory original car with all the original rubber parts to boot.

Sorry if I am hijacking the thread away from its intended purpose.

Cheers
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: 72blackbird on February 17, 2016, 03:11:12 PM
Chris,
I'm not sure what emissions control requirements Portland has vs. CA, but I'm sure a cat is part of the required equipment. EGR and stock exhaust manifolds are also required- RARE manifolds do flow better than the log-style manifolds, but should pass visual inspection.

A Pontiac 400 has it's fuel pump on the driver side, so clearly you need to reroute your fuel line. Chassis and engine mounts for a Pontiac V -8 need to be sourced as well. I would focus on getting everything Installed first, running and smogged with a carb before upgrading to EFI.

The only thing worth doing with the engine out on a clean car  is detailing the engine bay. I would also consider replacing any body and suspension bushings, rebuilding the front brakes. A fresh engine looks out of place in a dirty engine bay. I'm planning to open up my 400 when I get it home, check the bearings, and install new front and rear seals. Supposedly this 400 is a decent runner, and with a new carb, plugs and wires it should run well, provided it has good compression and decent heads. I also have the correct 6x-4 heads, if the existing 6x-8s need servicing.

Geno
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: Spoon on February 17, 2016, 04:23:00 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: 4004spd on February 26, 2018, 08:36:07 PM
I'm in Portland, don't have a TA yet, but have had 3 in the past: 78, and two 79's.  I'm in the early stages of finding a 4 speed 79 project, non a/c, non t-top preferred.  Hope to meet some enthusiasts soon.  Peace.

Mark
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: 72blackbird on March 14, 2018, 04:35:48 PM
I met guy through Facebook who has a 74 Firebird w/ a 72 nose- lives and works in Salem. We're planning to move out of CA with the next two years- hopefully back to Salem, OR. as well.

Geno
Title: Re: Anyone else in Oregon?
Post by: BlueByNight on October 29, 2019, 07:41:12 PM
Central Oregon checking in, not sure if there are any T/A guys anywhere near me. My son and are restarting a 78' T/A project I bought several years ago.