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flybird

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Do we have some some thing ?
« on: February 11, 2014, 10:54:42 PM »
Well the papers are in  8)
I own a 1979 firebird trans am  8) 8)
Factory T-top  :lol: :lol:
Factory pontiac 301 car ...  :???: :???:
Factory Borg Warner T10 4 speed :cool:
Factory SE car :cool: :cool:
Factory no A/C car  :? :?

So my question is what is this car ???
Is this good, bad,...what
I read the 301 cars were just bare bones base model TAs
But it's a SE car if that matters for a 79
And the 4 speed I think would be a plus
I found a web site saying that there were only 213 SE 301 cars built in 79  :shock: :shock:

The more I think into this I would love to meet to guy who picked these options
And ask why the strange mix.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2014, 11:06:46 PM by flybird »

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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 10:55:58 PM »
Yes I know I said "some" twice

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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 07:38:58 AM »
i like the car and the options but the  301 will drag down the value but the SE option will increase it.  have any photos, what condition is it in.
Dan from Cincinnati Ohio

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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 09:12:46 AM »
I suspect whomever ordered the car originally wanted an SE with a 4-speed and T-tops at the lowest price he could get it.  Hence the T-tops and no A/C.  Years ago my brother ordered a 79 formula and then an 80 Grand Prix with T-tops and no A/C.  He liked an open car and didn't want to pay the extra for A/C. The Formula was a 301 because he didn't want to spend the money on an optional motor.
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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 09:22:17 AM »
I think that's a cool set of options. Being an SE 301 4spd this is one of the times a 301 doesn't hurt the price. Very cool, let's see some pictures.

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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 11:38:40 AM »
Well the papers are in  8)
I own a 1979 firebird trans am  8) 8)
Factory T-top  :lol: :lol:
Factory pontiac 301 car ...  :???: :???:
Factory Borg Warner T10 4 speed :cool:
Factory SE car :cool: :cool:
Factory no A/C car  :? :?

So my question is what is this car ???
Is this good, bad,...what
I read the 301 cars were just bare bones base model TAs
But it's a SE car if that matters for a 79
And the 4 speed I think would be a plus
I found a web site saying that there were only 213 SE 301 cars built in 79  :shock: :shock:

The more I think into this I would love to meet to guy who picked these options
And ask why the strange mix.

Well, we have the same car. That is built just like mine, same options.
1979 Trans Am
307 RWHP 380RWTQ / 13.8@103
1979 400 Block, 1970 Heads, Cams, Comp Cam Lifters, Edelbrock RPM Intake, Hedman Headers, Holley 750 Carb, WFO Drop Base

1968 GTO convertible
400 auto with A/C

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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 10:24:13 PM »
Well, we have the same car. That is built just like mine, same options.

Ok make that 3.

Mine does have the A/C.   Did you put a 400 in yours?


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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 04:05:02 PM »
Wow, that is indeed a cool set of options. I had an 80' with the 301 and it wasnt the quickest but i would imagine with a 4 speed it wouldn't be too bad at all. What kind of rear end did the 301 cars have? 3:23?
Sterling Heights, MI- 1979 Trans Am- Rotisserie resto in progress

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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 04:28:09 PM »
No A/C and that 4 speed transmission will give that lil' 301 a little more pep, especially with the right gears in the rear(which being an S/E, should be a posi).  I wouldn't turn up my nose at it.
Chad
1978 Trans Am t-top(Black S/E clone)
1978 Trans Am t-top(wife's Martinique blue project)
1978 Skybird(daughter's future daily driver)
2006 Silverado crew cab(my daily driver/bird rescue vehicle)
1978 Formula(daily driver project)

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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 08:30:34 PM »
I'd like to see some pics too. Nice find!
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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2014, 09:02:55 PM »
Well, we have the same car. That is built just like mine, same options.

Ok make that 3.

Mine does have the A/C.   Did you put a 400 in yours?



No I put a 455 in it
But I have really been tempted to put the 301 back in the car
Because of what the car is.
I am not doing a resto right now simply because $$$$
One of the resto prices was off the wall  :shock:
But I have checked into it.
Ill try and post some pics tomorrow.
The car is a 20 footer  :lol:
20 feet away she looks great
Any closer and  :?

Does yours have 4 wheels disc brakes, 308 gear and posi?
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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2014, 09:18:05 PM »

Does yours have 4 wheels disc brakes, 308 gear and posi?


No, mine has drum rear brakes.   I don't know what the ratio is.   The seller said it was a posi.  I don't know if I can believe anything he said.

Did you get the PHS report on yours and do you think the cost was worth it?





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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2014, 09:27:43 PM »
That's a coin flip question
Are you wanting to turn the car back to factory
Specs.
Or screw factory there are  1000s of Trans am
Hot rod the sucker

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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2014, 11:08:26 PM »
That's a coin flip question
Are you wanting to turn the car back to factory
Specs.
Or screw factory there are  1000s of Trans am
Hot rod the sucker

just stop the rust and clean it up for now.   I'll need to do the head gaskets.

I'm starting to wonder if there are any 301s left.  They break and the ones that don't get replaced with the 400 or 455.


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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2014, 12:56:55 PM »
the guy before me hated the star lite black so he had it painted Red




Here is the Magic Number  :cool:


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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2014, 01:09:11 PM »


here's a photo of mine.   I'll post more  detailed photos later.   I'll get one of the cowl plate.


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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2014, 04:32:06 PM »


here's a photo of mine.   I'll post more  detailed photos later.   I'll get one of the cowl plate.




I have never seen black and gold snowflake rims before,
Did you paint them or is that factory?

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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2014, 07:20:03 PM »

here's a photo of mine.   I'll post more  detailed photos later.   I'll get one of the cowl plate.



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I have never seen black and gold snowflake rims before,
Did you paint them or is that factory?
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They're painted wrong.   I don't mind it as they look pretty good that way.   But, it's easy to fix later if I want to put it back completely to stock.


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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2014, 08:34:35 PM »
Now your isn't a turbo car is it
Cause a turbo 301 y84 car is probably super rare

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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2014, 11:58:34 AM »
Now your isn't a turbo car is it
Cause a turbo 301 y84 car is probably super rare

no turbos in 79

here's a link to production numbers.  http://www.transamworld.com/bird-prod-numbers.php

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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2014, 09:34:09 PM »
My bad I jumped the gun asking that

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Re: Do we have some some thing ?
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2014, 04:52:19 PM »
Here's my cowl plate info:

79 06A 2FS87N 220068

62N 19L 19U

A51 CC1 A31 Y84

TA2 100517


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