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Warren Seale

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Re: Is this anyone here?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 09:09:36 AM »
Nice article, we drove our 74 from Austin Tx to Riverside Ca untested when we bought it, Just had a heater core pop.

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Re: Is this anyone here?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 09:55:07 AM »
Mikes been on the PT forums for years but haven't seen him on the bird forums, yet. Met him long ago At Pocono at an XV Motorsports track day. Weather was so bad that day I never even took my car out of the trailer. Think he was at  Matts detailing shop back in NY one day IIRC when I was there to meet with Matt about business stuff. Elana's also been around the car forums quite a while and writes for Car & Driver now.
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Re: Is this anyone here?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 12:50:22 PM »
this made me laugh

"the young man who asked why I was pumping fuel into my trunk"

nice read and it's something I've always wanted to do...take a long trip in it that is
Charlie

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Re: Is this anyone here?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 03:09:22 PM »
Great story and sounds like a fun trip, minus the breakdowns!
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Re: Is this anyone here?
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Re: Is this anyone here?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 03:42:26 PM »
this made me laugh

"the young man who asked why I was pumping fuel into my trunk"

Reminds me of the last time I filled up the Firebird in Oregon, which was a state that until just recently didn't allow you to pump your own gas.
It was fun watching the young attendant try to find the fuel filler cap.  :D

Great article!
Gene


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Re: Is this anyone here?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 07:18:46 AM »
That is a nice read Mumbles

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Re: Is this anyone here?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 01:24:22 AM »
Thoroughly enjoyed the read. I didn't realize Elana left Motor Trend. I would see her occasionally on Roadkill. Its really cool she owns a Turbo Trans Am!
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Re: Is this anyone here?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2020, 09:45:37 AM »
I met Elana about 20 years ago when we were both regulars on the Craigslist Auto Forum (before these more specific fora existed) and we follow each other on instagram.  I speak with Mike on Facebook. I'll send him this link



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Re: Is this anyone here?
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Re: Is this anyone here?
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Re: Is this anyone here?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2020, 06:39:14 AM »
Mumbles,
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Gone but not forgotten;
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Re: Is this anyone here?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2020, 06:49:55 AM »
Interesting post.




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Re: Is this anyone here?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2020, 06:51:29 AM »
Mumbles,

Nice job on bringing a turbo 301 back to life. Many would have probably taken an easier route. Sure starts easily enough and engine sounds very smooth. Videos were well done, informative and entertaining. Can’t help but think how much better the 301 turbo might have been if Pontiac had real electronic fuel injection instead of a computer controlled carburetor. Looking forward to seeing more.

I tried joining 301 garage back in February as I have a 1980 na 301, l never heard back from the site. Lots of very good posts on that site.

Last but not least, I love that twin post side by side lift in your garage.

Larry
1980 T/A 4.9 Non turbo

Gone but not forgotten;
1973 T/A 455
1975 T/A 400
1978 T/A W72
1982 T/A cross fire injected

Two wheel toys;
2014 Harley Ultra Classic Limited
2013 Honda CB1100
2010 Yamaha Vmax
1982 Yamaha Seca 750

Re: Is this anyone here?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2020, 06:51:29 AM »
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