Club Chapters => Australia => Topic started by: Aus Bandit on June 19, 2007, 09:56:57 PM

Title: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Aus Bandit on June 19, 2007, 09:56:57 PM
C'mon show us yours.....what you own and have owned.

My 80 TA, first Pontiac and not ever leaving
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/BAN01T/bubby.jpg)

My 68 Bonneville....big ass cruiser, gone now
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/BAN01T/ban01t200307111529ridefile5.jpg)

My 96 TA,.......miss this car soo much
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/BAN01T/96.jpg)

My 80 Turbo TA, should never have sold this one
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/BAN01T/tta1.jpg)

The 68 GTO, now my other half's car ;-)
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/BAN01T/100_4119.jpg)
Title: All your Pontiacs
Post by: xcler8 on June 24, 2007, 05:58:33 AM
Why would you ever sell the 96TA?  It would have been cool driving that around Brisbane. :lol:
Title: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Aus Bandit on June 24, 2007, 06:16:34 PM
I sold it because someone gave me $8,000 dollars more than I paid for it. It was cool but fuel was a fair bit cheaper then too! I'd hate to run it now!
Title: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on July 05, 2007, 05:11:19 AM
I don't have pics of all my Pontiacs.....
My current car.....
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m195/TA76400/General%20Pics/TABoxingDay20063.jpg)
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m195/TA76400/General%20Pics/TABoxingDay20061.jpg)
My previous TA...
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m195/TA76400/General%20Pics/myTA_31Aug03.jpg)
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m195/TA76400/General%20Pics/forbes.jpg)

I don't have pics of the 63 Pontiac Laurentian I owned back in the late 70's.....cool car, I'd love another one of them.
Title: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Aus Bandit on July 05, 2007, 04:23:45 PM
Thanks Leigh........c'mon the rest of you Aussies....get off ya butts and post!
Title: All your Pontiacs
Post by: 78special on July 11, 2007, 04:29:35 AM
I haven't got any recent photos but until I do I'll post these....

(http://www.lollylegs.com/TA4.jpg)

(http://www.lollylegs.com/TA3.jpg)

(http://www.lollylegs.com/TA.jpg)
Title: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Aus78Formula on July 18, 2007, 06:31:21 AM
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i195/Aus78Formula/Formula2.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i195/Aus78Formula/Firebirdfronthalf.jpg)
Title: Well, here's mine
Post by: aus_formula on August 26, 2007, 10:54:26 PM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e89/Saramund/Car/car.jpg)

Of course, right now it looks nothing like this.  To start with, there is NOTHING forward of the firewall...

But it will be back!
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: joe74ta on February 07, 2008, 06:51:18 AM
HERE IS MINE 
    (http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg48/joe74ta/400%20pont/transam065.jpg)
  (http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg48/joe74ta/400%20pont/transam064.jpg)
   (http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg48/joe74ta/400%20pont/transam017-1.jpg)
  (http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg48/joe74ta/400%20pont/engintideup021.jpg)                                                                                                                
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Aus78Formula on February 07, 2008, 09:48:35 AM
Joe, did you have your car at the Southern Highlands day a few months back? Think I saw it passing through Mittagong.
Ben
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: joe74ta on February 07, 2008, 02:43:43 PM
yes Ben I love to cruse to the southern highlands do you live down there. PS nice car.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Aus78Formula on February 07, 2008, 07:50:09 PM
Thanks Joe, not so nice at present but stored in an array of nice boxes! I'm currently living between Yerrinbool and The Oaks, near Camden, about to move again but still in the area somewhere.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: joe74ta on February 07, 2008, 08:36:42 PM
Thanks Joe, not so nice at present but stored in an array of nice boxes! I'm currently living between Yerrinbool and The Oaks, near Camden, about to move again but still in the area somewhere.
WANT TO SELL THAT PLATE. oops did i say that out lowed
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Terry Greene on February 25, 2008, 01:47:27 PM
I really like the way the license plate looks like it says "GOAT" on this one.
I also like the look with the snow flakes on it.

Terry :cool:

The 68 GTO, now my other half's car ;-)
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/BAN01T/100_4119.jpg)
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Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: BAN on April 04, 2008, 10:40:25 AM
My 77 Back home in Australia..
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/burgermiester/l_6273ca98141435a3b4f14f7d1405042a.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/burgermiester/dscn0230__medium__121.jpg)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/burgermiester/l_7c19bc576610dea62f78cde6614a938b.jpg)

My 71 T-37 In California...
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/burgermiester/l_4c470e5cf3bc1ba5f6dab2a07cd13808.jpg)

and my 77 in Canada...
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/burgermiester/newfolder088.jpg)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/burgermiester/newfolder077.jpg)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/burgermiester/5d00_12JPG.jpg)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/burgermiester/24a8_12JPG.jpg)



I have a Pontiac in 3 Countries!!!! 8)

Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on April 14, 2008, 11:42:23 AM
Man, you're my hero!  :cool: :lol:
If you need anyone to look after the 77 thats here in NSW, give me a shout...I've got a big garage and you know I'll exercise her regularly.....  :grin: :grin: :grin:
From the shaker on your Canada car, look like its an early build 77....like mine (Dec76).
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: BAN on April 19, 2008, 08:22:09 PM
Ha, cheers mate.

Yeah old yeller is in "Storage mode" its up on stands with the wheels off and suspension hanging. Wont be driving it till xmas 09, or god forbid the beggining of 2010  :shock: As much as i miss that car, i must say this black 77 has really made me appreciate how tight and nice these cars are to drive as stock. I definitly want some more power, rear gears and a tighter shifting tranny. But after some recent drives in bad weather. All the heater/defroster and creature comforts will be staying this time around.

Yeah both my 77's have/had the earlier style lower shaker, which you informed me about quite sometime ago when i first noticed it. I still havent PHS'd either of them , i really should get around to doing that, now that im up here i can imagine i would get a fast response time too.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on April 22, 2008, 03:37:03 AM
Yeah, I like having all the info about my car I can....like where it was originally sold from etc. Mine was sold in Delphi, Indiana...small town in the northern part of the state.  :cool:
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: JS-455 on July 25, 2008, 11:15:50 PM
Hi. I'm new to this site.. actually, my daughter signed me up, as I'm trying to fix the oil pressure switch in my car, and needed help...

She took some pictures today (btw, hi. I'm Sam, John's daughter!) and they came out pretty ok, considering they were taken with a phone.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f79/Piratical_Being/IMG0044A.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f79/Piratical_Being/IMG0051A.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f79/Piratical_Being/IMG0053A.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f79/Piratical_Being/IMG0048A.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f79/Piratical_Being/IMG0050A.jpg)

She's a 1974, SD-455 (as you can probably tell). I've had her since 1979. My pride and joy, even if my wife hates the sight of 'er. :P

BAN, that yellow 77 is SWEET! My god. What a ride that'd be!  :shock: Nice!
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: joe74ta on July 26, 2008, 12:59:53 AM
Man that's a nice 74 & its a super duty you should slap your wife. :lol: :lol: :lol:
just jokeing !! when I had trouble with my oil pressure switch I got a new one over night from Dave at Ponti world you probably have his web site but just in case here it is http://www.usgmsp.com/ (http://www.usgmsp.com/) welcome to the site there are a lot of trans am smart people here from all over the world.
ps where in Australia are you? talk to you soon JOE.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: JS-455 on July 26, 2008, 05:59:08 PM
Hey. Haha. Thanks for the web page, I actually don't have any of my links anymore, as we had to wipe the hard drive. :(

Thanks for the warm welcome, Joe, and I might say, that that is an awesome car you've got there in your avatar. :P

I am from Victoria, in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Ttys!

- John ( and Sam! )
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Marty76T/A on July 26, 2008, 08:50:26 PM
Here's my departed 77 street/strip T/A (She is missed :().

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff119/anouch1/DSCF3978.jpg)

Here is my 76 400 4 speed T/A in the family since 1976.

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff119/anouch1/vol29Bavaro045.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff119/anouch1/vol29Bavaro047.jpg)
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: JS-455 on July 26, 2008, 11:46:01 PM
Sad to see the 'departed'.. nice ride. :)
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on July 27, 2008, 04:16:54 AM
Hi guys......JS, thats one sweet (and rare) ride....too cool!!!!!  :cool: :-D
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: JS-455 on July 28, 2008, 02:41:38 AM
Thanks, LeighP!  8)

Quote
when I had trouble with my oil pressure switch I got a new one over night from Dave at Ponti world you probably have his web site but just in case here it is http://www.usgmsp.com/

That site isn't working for me.. is there any other way of contacting them??
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: joe74ta on July 28, 2008, 02:59:05 AM
When you click on the link and enter the site you must click on the shopping trolley to enter the store then click 70-81 Trans Am. Give it another go see how you go and let me know. Joe
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: joe74ta on July 28, 2008, 03:16:32 AM
here is a link to the part you need. For the SD you are after the 80psi not the 60psi hope I got that right it's the first time I have bean able to help some one on this site good luck if I'm wrong some one will chime in and steer you wright.
https://pontiworld.com.au/usgmsp/product_info.php?cPath=46_128&products_id=1691
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on July 28, 2008, 09:52:06 AM
Dave's phone number (USGMSP) is 02 4257-1230  :-D
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Aus Bandit on August 01, 2008, 05:03:51 AM
Oh drool a SD in Australia........please if you ever even think of selling her, let me know!!!!
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on August 01, 2008, 08:26:32 AM
Theres at least two other SD Trans Ams and one SD Formula in Australia that I'm aware of. I sold some trim parts to a guy who's slowly restoring a Brewster Green 73 SD that he's owned since the 80's.

PS, hows Bec going with the 74 Formula?  :cool:
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Aus Bandit on August 10, 2008, 04:31:15 AM
I think Bec may have other priorities at the moment......wait and see.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: transamfan1981 on June 16, 2009, 07:38:21 PM
I'm not an aussy, but here's my pride and joy, which I'm in the process of restoring. It's my current car and I have 0 plans of selling it.
 81 T/A, pontiac 350, 3spd auto, posi trac, 4 wheel disc, a/c rear defogger.

(http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss99/transamfan1981/transam1.jpg)

(http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss99/transamfan1981/transam3-Copy.jpg)

(http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss99/transamfan1981/transam6.jpg)

(http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss99/transamfan1981/transam4.jpg)

Engine needs a good cleaning and paint.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on June 17, 2009, 08:49:22 AM
Looks like a good project.....steering wheels on the wrong side....lol....  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: transamfan1981 on June 17, 2009, 02:21:02 PM
very funny, very funny.
I don't think the car would last too long with me if the steering was on the other side... LOL
Maybe it's just me, but I think it would be pretty difficult to drive on the opposite side, unless you really practice or are raised with it. How about you BAN? You do both in your trips from aussy to america and back. What do you think? Which is more difficult, driving on the left pr the right side of the road.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on June 21, 2009, 02:39:52 AM
Only think I find is "unfamiliar" is the feel of driving a LHD manual car...the shifter in the right hand just feels wrong. Its not too bad with a regular shift knob, but those Hurst T-handle shifters are awful....I don't even like them on a right hand drive car.....  :lol:
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: transamfan1981 on June 21, 2009, 12:20:03 PM
I don't know. I've never used a T-handle shifter.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Lucky Phil on July 16, 2013, 05:19:58 AM
Here's my wee beastie, images taken at Carlton Exhibition Buildings Muscle Car Expo

(http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo53/raaf-collector/IMGP0285_zps93c73af4.jpg) (http://s361.photobucket.com/user/raaf-collector/media/IMGP0285_zps93c73af4.jpg.html)

(http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo53/raaf-collector/US%20vs%20Aus%202013%20Carlton%20Exhibition%20Buildings/981384_601012353277074_674955190_o_zps4053ccd9.jpg) (http://s361.photobucket.com/user/raaf-collector/media/US%20vs%20Aus%202013%20Carlton%20Exhibition%20Buildings/981384_601012353277074_674955190_o_zps4053ccd9.jpg.html)

(http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo53/raaf-collector/US%20vs%20Aus%202013%20Carlton%20Exhibition%20Buildings/IMGP0291_zps6e853bee.jpg) (http://s361.photobucket.com/user/raaf-collector/media/US%20vs%20Aus%202013%20Carlton%20Exhibition%20Buildings/IMGP0291_zps6e853bee.jpg.html)

Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Full Noise on July 29, 2013, 06:14:03 PM
G’day Lucky Phil,
I saw your car at the Exhibition Buildings and I can honestly say that, in my opinion, it is was one of the stand out cars of the entire show. I still managed to get a few decent shots of it even though there were people everywhere.

Cheers,
Dan
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on July 29, 2013, 11:27:40 PM
Yeah, I like that its on the end of the row, too - so people get a chance to really check out the body lines!
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Lucky Phil on July 30, 2013, 01:40:24 PM
G’day Lucky Phil,
I saw your car at the Exhibition Buildings and I can honestly say that, in my opinion, it is was one of the stand out cars of the entire show. I still managed to get a few decent shots of it even though there were people everywhere.

Cheers,
Dan

Cheers Dan thanks for the comment....What do you own ? pictures please  :-D
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: falcon4 on August 01, 2013, 03:17:07 AM
Mine....

(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww71/falcon5_4/SideviewLemans_zps6bbf4aab.jpg) (http://s707.photobucket.com/user/falcon5_4/media/SideviewLemans_zps6bbf4aab.jpg.html)

and Mine......

(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww71/falcon5_4/DSCF7529.jpg) (http://s707.photobucket.com/user/falcon5_4/media/DSCF7529.jpg.html)

and Mine.......

(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww71/falcon5_4/DSCF7371.jpg) (http://s707.photobucket.com/user/falcon5_4/media/DSCF7371.jpg.html)

and Mine......

(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww71/falcon5_4/DSCF7678_zpsb23163e0.jpg) (http://s707.photobucket.com/user/falcon5_4/media/DSCF7678_zpsb23163e0.jpg.html)

How did that get there?????

(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww71/falcon5_4/DSCF1112.jpg) (http://s707.photobucket.com/user/falcon5_4/media/DSCF1112.jpg.html)
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on August 01, 2013, 08:58:04 AM
He who dies with the most toys wins.......  :shock:  :lol:
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: falcon4 on August 01, 2013, 09:49:47 PM
Whaaaaat??????? I gunna die??????? :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Lucky Phil on August 02, 2013, 07:15:09 PM
And I thought my addiction was bad Jon  :lol:
Lovin the wagon, nice seeing something a little different....
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: falcon4 on August 03, 2013, 12:01:37 AM
Thanks Phil, she's the next on the list to finish.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Lucky Phil on August 03, 2013, 05:08:48 PM
And the snowflakes look great on it by the way...
Are you going to leave it the same color....
As I think it looks great....

A real nice Sunday drive in cruiser...
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on August 04, 2013, 07:37:30 AM
Whaaaaat??????? I gunna die??????? :D :D :D :D :D :D

Mate, thats the one thing I can definately assure you to put money on....its going to happen! (sometime)  :lol:
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: falcon4 on August 05, 2013, 03:39:49 AM
Whaaaaat??????? I gunna die??????? :D :D :D :D :D :D

Mate, thats the one thing I can definately assure you to put money on....its going to happen! (sometime)  :lol:

Heh heh heh....and here I am, flying to work in a Vietnamese Helicopter.    And I have a 1-1/2 hour return trip on the same thing....It's all good.

If you ever get the chance to got to Vietnam, do it, I absolutely love the place.  Da Nang, Saigon, and Vung Tau.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on August 05, 2013, 07:08:59 PM
Don't tell me they're still using old Russian MIL-2 transport choppers???????
Dave Clee tells me he really likes Vietnam.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: falcon4 on August 06, 2013, 05:16:19 AM
Well I did think we were going to fly out in a MIL-8 as the Heli company had two on the hardstand......I told the materials co-ordinator "I've never flow in a MIL-8 before, this will be interesting".......He just laughed and said "No you'll be flying in a Super Puma, the MIL-8's are specific for Military Personel, because they are too unreliable"  Ouch....Glad I'm not a baggy arsed digger in the Vietnamese Army.   Interesting point though, the choppers were all painted in the company colours light blue, red and white.

Was sad I didn't see the Mi-24 Hind Attack Helos at Saigon airport this year.  Saw three the last time, wrapped up in plastic with their blades removed.  As you taxi back to the terminal, you can just make out a gaggle of Hueys parked under those old US Air Raid Shelters.  Didn't see much at Da Nang, just a couple of those old GMC Transport/Cargo trucks.

Lots of new cars, money all around, and happy people.   

 
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on August 07, 2013, 01:04:17 AM
Super Puma....nice! A lot of those old Russian choppers are near as old as us, mate.....I'd be real worried parking my behind in one, lol.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Full Noise on August 12, 2013, 07:54:25 AM
Cheers Dan thanks for the comment....What do you own ? pictures please  :-D
G’day again Phil and sorry for the late reply. I don’t have one but am on the lookout for a 77 to 80 ish TA as a future project car.

I’m currently building a Roaring Forties GT 40 replica but it’s hard to get Pontiacs out of your system. Once you fall in love with these things as a kid, you never fall out of love with them, unlike females.

You have some fantastic pictures on your page.

Cheers
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Full Noise on August 12, 2013, 07:59:51 AM
Mine....

That’s a very impressive collection you have there, falcon4.
Thanks for posting the pics, even the Z car, I like them too.   :cool:
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on August 13, 2013, 03:26:36 AM
Theres a white 79-80 on Ebay at the moment...in Newcastle, NSW. Cheap.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: falcon4 on August 15, 2013, 01:22:09 AM
Mine....

That’s a very impressive collection you have there, falcon4.
Thanks for posting the pics, even the Z car, I like them too.   :cool:

No problems Mate.  :D
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Aussie 1977 Trans am on August 30, 2013, 07:21:31 AM
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa344/darthedward/f3b5b707-d325-4b7f-b313-26056f931e85_zpsa7ab42ff.jpg)

I got to get off my butt and finish this car
Yep this weekend all motivated.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on August 31, 2013, 03:20:07 AM
Hey, thats looking great! Decals, pinstripes and cruise it!
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Full Noise on August 31, 2013, 11:22:14 AM
That’s certainly an awesome bit of gear you have there, Ed.

And Leigh, thanks for the info on the 79. Sorry for the slow reply. I couldn’t find it at the time so it may have already been sold. Either way, your help is appreciated.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Aussie 1977 Trans am on August 31, 2013, 07:04:55 PM
That’s certainly an awesome bit of gear you have there, Ed.

And Leigh, thanks for the info on the 79. Sorry for the slow reply. I couldn’t find it at the time so it may have already been sold. Either way, your help is appreciated.

Thanks Dan
Here's a 1978 Esprint on eBay $6000
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1978-Pontiac-Firebird-red-/161096215934?pt=AU_Cars&hash=item2582152d7e&_uhb=1
Ed
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: LeighP on September 01, 2013, 01:09:18 AM
Yeah, that 79 was cheap...I think it sold.
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Aussie 1977 Trans am on September 01, 2013, 02:14:53 AM
http://www.americanused.com.au/shop/category/cars-in-stock
Dan go to this web site this is where I got my car from
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Full Noise on September 01, 2013, 03:09:55 AM
http://www.americanused.com.au/shop/category/cars-in-stock
Dan go to this web site this is where I got my car from

Thanks for that. I actually drive past this place most days when I’m at work. I drive a gas tanker and now that the Peninsula link freeway is open, the easiest way to get to the loading point in Hastings is down the Mornington - Tyabb road once you get off the new freeway. I’ve noticed in the last week that there’s a lot more cars parked out the front, mostly Chevy Suburban type things. He must have recently had a few more containers arrive.

I know a bloke who has a 73 HO-455. It’s been in a shed for the last 23 years that I know of and I’m thinking of asking him if he wants to sell it.
Even though the 73 isn’t my favourite model, it would be an awesome car to restore. He lives interstate but the car is in Melbourne.

I was interested in an 87 GTA that was for sale in Brisbane on Carsales. This car was advertised for quite a while and I had a mobile mechanic up there take a look at it for me. He sent me some fairly detailed photos and a six page report and it only cost me $180. Money well spent, needles to say, I didn’t buy it. It wasn’t a bad car, just not the one for me.

Once my garage is finished, I’ll be able to  put a bit more time and effort into getting a TA. The right one will come along eventually.

I appreciate the help.

Cheers,
Dan
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: intherainyseason on April 19, 2014, 08:40:52 AM
Finally have my '78 TA on the road. Can't believe i have one.  :D

(http://i.imgur.com/tlevfjp.jpg)
Title: Re: All your Pontiacs
Post by: Full Noise on April 19, 2014, 08:53:16 AM
Finally have my '78 TA on the road. Can't believe i have one.  :D

Looks great and a fantastic colour combination.

I tried to get in touch with a bloke who had a 77 for sale in Croydon last week. The first few times I rang, it rang out, then when I finally got back to Melbourne, I checked the add and it was sold. Oh well, someone picked themselves up a bargain, good luck to them. 
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Post by: LeighP on April 20, 2014, 01:07:36 AM
Very nice...silver and red is a classic combo!  8)
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Post by: Aussie 1977 Trans am on April 20, 2014, 09:20:45 AM
Sweeeeeeeet
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Post by: falcon4 on April 29, 2014, 01:40:08 AM
Oh yes! That's really nice. 8-)
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Post by: Full Noise on November 16, 2014, 05:20:44 AM
I picked this old girl up today. She needs a fair bit of work but I got it for a reasonable price so it’s all good.

Originally a turbo 4.9 but now a 350. Still deciding on what to do with it but happy to have it parked in the shed. 

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Fullnoise/rsz_20141116_204725_zpsef582507.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/Fullnoise/media/rsz_20141116_204725_zpsef582507.jpg.html)
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Post by: Aussie 1977 Trans am on November 16, 2014, 05:07:54 PM
Nice score hours of fun with that
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Post by: falcon4 on November 21, 2014, 02:42:56 AM
That colour is Carmine isn't it?   That's the original colour of my black base model.     I saw it last weekend on a '78 at the all GM day.  Looked pretty.
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Post by: Bale9 on December 04, 2014, 07:14:51 PM
How do you guys find the foot well with it being converted to RHD? Do you find more restricting?
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Post by: falcon4 on December 04, 2014, 07:36:54 PM
How do you guys find the foot well with it being converted to RHD? Do you find more restricting?


Not sure, only my camaro is converted, all the others are left hooks.  The Camaro didn't seem to have any issues when I drove it last.
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Post by: Bale9 on December 21, 2014, 08:11:20 PM
EDIT: - Sorry.. I thought I knew how to upload photo's.. Clearly I had no idea... Take 2...



Finally worked out how to upload photo's... Here are some of my project which I started in late 3 months ago...


(http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/Bale1981/_53_zpsdbb4484f.jpg) (http://s376.photobucket.com/user/Bale1981/media/_53_zpsdbb4484f.jpg.html)

(http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/Bale1981/IMG_0464_zps79924acd.jpg) (http://s376.photobucket.com/user/Bale1981/media/IMG_0464_zps79924acd.jpg.html)

(http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/Bale1981/IMG_0407_zpsb2c5166a.jpg) (http://s376.photobucket.com/user/Bale1981/media/IMG_0407_zpsb2c5166a.jpg.html)

(http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/Bale1981/IMG_0494_zpsc04d2f99.jpg) (http://s376.photobucket.com/user/Bale1981/media/IMG_0494_zpsc04d2f99.jpg.html)

(http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/Bale1981/IMG_0645_zps9bde8fa8.jpg) (http://s376.photobucket.com/user/Bale1981/media/IMG_0645_zps9bde8fa8.jpg.html)

(http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/Bale1981/IMG_0648_zps684298d3.jpg) (http://s376.photobucket.com/user/Bale1981/media/IMG_0648_zps684298d3.jpg.html)




Current status...

Need to remove the brake/fuel lines, fuel tank and then loosen the rear suspension and front clip so that they can easily be removed by the sandblasters and mounted to a rotisserie.

Then I will the nervous wait to see how much of my car actually returns, my fear is I will get 4 wheels roll out of the sandblaster shed and the body blown away...

(http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/Bale1981/IMG_0995_zps974ddc07.jpg) (http://s376.photobucket.com/user/Bale1981/media/IMG_0995_zps974ddc07.jpg.html)



Thanks

Bill
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Post by: Full Noise on December 21, 2014, 08:40:26 PM
G’day Bill,

Not sure what's happening or if it is just at my end, but the pictures aren’t appearing.

I look forward to seeing them.

Cheers
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Post by: Full Noise on February 27, 2015, 05:28:40 AM

Finally worked out how to upload photo's... Here are some of my project which I started in late 3 months ago...

G’day Bill,
I haven’t checked this thread for ages and now your pics are up. That’s a great car. I really appreciate the pics of the bare firewall. Soon when I rip the entire front off mine and I will be relocating the brake booster from the left side to the right. I’m told that the heater - A/C box is basically mounted upside down and cut in about four places.

Your pics are really helpful.

By the way, I love those wheels.

Cheers,
Dan
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Post by: falcon4 on March 05, 2015, 02:12:00 AM
Dan,

What do you need in the way of Right Hand Conversions, Mate?

I may have a few things you need.

RHD Pedal Box (used)
Jig, and templates to convert LHD to RHD pedal box
RHD A/C Box inner and outer, with pnumatic vents and hoses (used)
RHD fabricated brake and stearing firewall plate (never used)
RHD Fabricated Firewall heater core recess
RHD converted frame with Steering Box (1979 model) rusty roller with wheels. 

Jon
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Post by: Bale9 on March 06, 2015, 05:02:38 AM
Hi Dan.

Sorry for the late reply. Didn't realise there was a post here.

If you need more pics just let me know, I'm posting a write up here and also in the Camaro Firebird site.

Cheers

Bill
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Post by: Full Noise on March 07, 2015, 05:03:24 AM
Dan,

What do you need in the way of Right Hand Conversions, Mate?

Jon

G’day Jon,
That’s very kind of you to help out. I will be in touch via PM.

Cheers,
Dan
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Post by: Full Noise on March 07, 2015, 05:05:52 AM
Hi Dan.

Sorry for the late reply. Didn't realise there was a post here.

If you need more pics just let me know, I'm posting a write up here and also in the Camaro Firebird site.

Cheers

Bill

G'day Bill,
For some reason I don't seem to be getting email updates from the site. I look forward to your progress on this.

Cheers,
Dan