Author Topic: Today I...  (Read 745549 times)

DeCaff2007

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5372
  • Radix Malorum Est Cupiditas.
Re: Today I...
« Reply #320 on: September 01, 2015, 09:17:27 AM »
Alright I did my best to edit in only the good parts.  Vid is about 1:38 long.

https://youtu.be/oVniQxut4Y4

As for pics:

Yellow car was for pic purposes only.  I was actually racing in a red Camaro.

Me and my father.



Since the woman feels the need to take an effing selfie everywhere we go...





Here I'm actually in the driver seat.







I'm told I look badass in this pic, so it may get further edited for intimidation purposes to jealous co-workers :-)



1976 T/A 400, 4-speed swap.... 

Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

It's all trial and error until something lines up...

Casey

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6628
  • Peace is but a shadow of death.
Re: Today I...
« Reply #321 on: September 01, 2015, 09:39:14 AM »
Looks like it was a lot of fun.  Nothing like beating on someone else's car. :lol:

PARTSMAN76

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 241
Re: Today I...
« Reply #322 on: September 01, 2015, 10:01:37 AM »
Today I.......actually drove the TA to work for the first time
in quite a while.
Feels sooooooooooo good!!!!!
79 ANNIVERSARY T/A

roadking77

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9568
Re: Today I...
« Reply #323 on: September 01, 2015, 04:46:23 PM »
Nice pics DeCaff. I would hate to buy one of those cars in the used marketplace though.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

77 TA man

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 742
Re: Today I...
« Reply #324 on: September 01, 2015, 05:45:14 PM »
I hate when this happens, when absolutely nothing is being done to the car. I dont care if its small progress but stuff needs to be done. I'm at the point where I'm "farming" out what I need and saving everything for a 3rd gen.
1977 HardTop T/A: 347 LSx Build,3.905" Wiseco 25cc dished pistons,forged rods, OE crank,BTR Stage 2 turbo cam, ARP Main+Head Studs,

1986 T-Top T/A:
Navy Blue Paint ,Grey/Black interior,140mph speedo,overhead console, LB9/Automatic, 2.77 Posi,  WS-6 suspension, All power options, UMI Wonderbar, UMI Rear LCAs, KYB Excel-Gs, Opened Formula hood,

Re: Today I...
« Reply #324 on: September 01, 2015, 05:45:14 PM »

Pats TA

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1058
Re: Today I...
« Reply #325 on: September 01, 2015, 06:47:00 PM »
  Picked up my door panels. She just replaced the cardboard backing and installed NOS GM weather felts. The rest of the panel is original. 





Jack

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10626
  • 1971 Esprit TA Clone W72 1972 Formula 68 350 HO
Re: Today I...
« Reply #326 on: September 01, 2015, 08:32:45 PM »
Nice.




Regards, Jack

rkellerjr

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6236
  • When you turn your car on does it return the favor
      • Our Business
Re: Today I...
« Reply #327 on: September 01, 2015, 08:53:16 PM »
Finished my projects for the year, see the final results here...

http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=68069.240

Jack

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10626
  • 1971 Esprit TA Clone W72 1972 Formula 68 350 HO
Re: Today I...
« Reply #328 on: September 01, 2015, 09:11:19 PM »

Since the woman feels the need to take an effing selfie everywhere we go...





Mr. grumpy is actually smiling...

Nice video (well done) but I thought the cars were manual.




Regards, Jack

77 TA man

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 742
Re: Today I...
« Reply #329 on: September 02, 2015, 06:17:31 AM »
I hate when this happens, when absolutely nothing is being done to the car. I dont care if its small progress but stuff needs to be done. I'm at the point where I'm "farming" out what I need and saving everything for a 3rd gen.

 Alright guys, I need your opinion on this.  My Trans Am has been sitting for the last 15 years, it hasnt ran in over a year.  Should I take it all down, by this I mean rebuild the engine the way I want to, tubular subframe and control arms, SFC,properly build a 700R4 to handle the new 400's power and effectively replace/repair every rusted body panel on the car along with freshening up the interior.  The cars not being driven as it is, so that doesn't matter. Thoughts?
1977 HardTop T/A: 347 LSx Build,3.905" Wiseco 25cc dished pistons,forged rods, OE crank,BTR Stage 2 turbo cam, ARP Main+Head Studs,

1986 T-Top T/A:
Navy Blue Paint ,Grey/Black interior,140mph speedo,overhead console, LB9/Automatic, 2.77 Posi,  WS-6 suspension, All power options, UMI Wonderbar, UMI Rear LCAs, KYB Excel-Gs, Opened Formula hood,

droptopron

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 727
Re: Today I...
« Reply #330 on: September 02, 2015, 06:37:19 AM »
I hate when this happens, when absolutely nothing is being done to the car. I dont care if its small progress but stuff needs to be done. I'm at the point where I'm "farming" out what I need and saving everything for a 3rd gen.

 Alright guys, I need your opinion on this.  My Trans Am has been sitting for the last 15 years, it hasnt ran in over a year.  Should I take it all down, by this I mean rebuild the engine the way I want to, tubular subframe and control arms, SFC,properly build a 700R4 to handle the new 400's power and effectively replace/repair every rusted body panel on the car along with freshening up the interior.  The cars not being driven as it is, so that doesn't matter. Thoughts?

That's quite a hit list.  Do you have the $$, talent, time, desire, etc?
Former 1979 TATA
Current 1970 442

Your Country guarantees your Freedom
Your Government operates to limit your Freedom

DeCaff2007

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5372
  • Radix Malorum Est Cupiditas.
Re: Today I...
« Reply #331 on: September 02, 2015, 07:30:48 AM »


Mr. grumpy is actually smiling...

Nice video (well done) but I thought the cars were manual.

Is it that obvious (that I'm grumpy)?

Well Jack maybe some of them are but these were slush boxes.

1976 T/A 400, 4-speed swap.... 

Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

It's all trial and error until something lines up...

mrbandit

  • Jedi Council
  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9185
  • TAC Webmaster
      • http://www.transamcountry.com
Re: Today I...
« Reply #332 on: September 02, 2015, 07:41:51 AM »
...had a few firsts with the TA.  I drove my TA more then 5 miles away from my house, Drove my TA to work for the first time, and drove it in morning stop light traffic.  Most of you know this TA used to belong to the late "Russman" and I have had to do a lot of maintenance to get it road worthy.  I'm happy to say that is ran and idled flawlessly in traffic and ran 180 the whole time.  I did have trouble with the lockout rod not letting me remove the ignition key, so that thing may come off very soon.  Here it is in the parking lot this morning.












ThKidd

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 222
Re: Today I...
« Reply #333 on: September 02, 2015, 08:09:27 AM »
Looks great.  Congrats on being able to drive it to work.  Notice that you (wisely) parked it back away from everyone else.
1977 PHS-documented SE black-on-black (work in progress, ok, not much progress)

Jack

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10626
  • 1971 Esprit TA Clone W72 1972 Formula 68 350 HO
Re: Today I...
« Reply #334 on: September 02, 2015, 09:11:36 AM »
Mike, car looks great, I always liked the decals but I'm not to crazy about the rear spoiler TA call out. I love the interior, the seats look very comfortable and provide a lot of support, are they from a 4th gen?




Regards, Jack

Re: Today I...
« Reply #334 on: September 02, 2015, 09:11:36 AM »



Steve B

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 720
Re: Today I...
« Reply #335 on: September 02, 2015, 09:15:29 AM »
Looks great.  Congrats on being able to drive it to work.  Notice that you (wisely) parked it back away from everyone else.

I always try to do the same.  But most times someone ALWAYS parks next to it.  Wish I could park it in a tree sometimes...

Car looks great!!
Steve
1980 Trans Am, 400, TH400 auto

DeCaff2007

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5372
  • Radix Malorum Est Cupiditas.
Re: Today I...
« Reply #336 on: September 02, 2015, 09:34:34 AM »
I have to agree that ride looks fabulous! 

Today I...  will be working the equivalent of a 13 hours shift on just under 4 hours of sleep.  Life is awesome.....
1976 T/A 400, 4-speed swap.... 

Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

It's all trial and error until something lines up...

Casey

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6628
  • Peace is but a shadow of death.
Re: Today I...
« Reply #337 on: September 02, 2015, 10:18:40 AM »
Had a father and son apparently stop and look at the car while I was busy dying yesterday, said they'd come back to check it out more and that they're not too far away.  Hopefully they'll want it enough to buy it.  I found a rare car for sale locally and I need the money...

76455sd

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2842
Re: Today I...
« Reply #338 on: September 02, 2015, 10:37:53 AM »
Mike:  the car looks great.  The skeletal bird hits the streets again!  Congrats and have fun.

What is the equivalent of a 13 hour day?  Are you in a time warp again?  :grin:

Box: quit dying and sell that car!  Hope it works out for you.
Steve D
'76 LE 455/4speed/solid roof - SOLD
'02 WS6 T/A convertible

mrbandit

  • Jedi Council
  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9185
  • TAC Webmaster
      • http://www.transamcountry.com
Re: Today I...
« Reply #339 on: September 02, 2015, 10:44:32 AM »
Thanks for the compliments and I too hate the rear spoiler.  I have another one and a base coat clear coat aerosol kit to paint it black along with the front chin spoiler that is flat for some reason.

Casey

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6628
  • Peace is but a shadow of death.
Re: Today I...
« Reply #340 on: September 02, 2015, 10:54:28 AM »
Thanks 76455sd.  Well until they come up with a cure for this garbage I'm afraid that won't happen anytime soon, but hopefully they do buy it.  I just want it to go to someone that'll continue to improve it, it deserves it even if it's only a Firebird.  Even with the borked transmission it's a lot nicer than what's on Craigslist locally for the same price and under.  That's where I know I'm going to regret selling it already...  If I were the more violent type I could strangle the one that rebuilt the trans...

77 TA man

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 742
Re: Today I...
« Reply #341 on: September 02, 2015, 12:56:17 PM »
I hate when this happens, when absolutely nothing is being done to the car. I dont care if its small progress but stuff needs to be done. I'm at the point where I'm "farming" out what I need and saving everything for a 3rd gen.

 Alright guys, I need your opinion on this.  My Trans Am has been sitting for the last 15 years, it hasnt ran in over a year.  Should I take it all down, by this I mean rebuild the engine the way I want to, tubular subframe and control arms, SFC,properly build a 700R4 to handle the new 400's power and effectively replace/repair every rusted body panel on the car along with freshening up the interior.  The cars not being driven as it is, so that doesn't matter. Thoughts?

That's quite a hit list.  Do you have the $$, talent, time, desire, etc?
no, yes, yes, yes. Doing a complete resto at one time would take the car down for at least a year if not more. I dont want to end up like my cousin who has a 1979 Z/28 all sandblasted and on the  roticery, admittedly much rougher than my '77 T/A but that car shell has been sitting on the stand for 3+ years in the same condition.
1977 HardTop T/A: 347 LSx Build,3.905" Wiseco 25cc dished pistons,forged rods, OE crank,BTR Stage 2 turbo cam, ARP Main+Head Studs,

1986 T-Top T/A:
Navy Blue Paint ,Grey/Black interior,140mph speedo,overhead console, LB9/Automatic, 2.77 Posi,  WS-6 suspension, All power options, UMI Wonderbar, UMI Rear LCAs, KYB Excel-Gs, Opened Formula hood,

Pats TA

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1058
Re: Today I...
« Reply #342 on: September 02, 2015, 07:03:33 PM »
installed my new seat shelf. My son had it custom made all vinyl to match seats. Early birthday present.

« Last Edit: September 02, 2015, 07:05:27 PM by Pats TA »

Casey

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6628
  • Peace is but a shadow of death.
Re: Today I...
« Reply #343 on: September 03, 2015, 01:47:18 AM »
Good thing you have louvers and probably don't park in the sun often or use it for storing hats.

DeCaff2007

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5372
  • Radix Malorum Est Cupiditas.
Re: Today I...
« Reply #344 on: September 03, 2015, 09:36:24 AM »


What is the equivalent of a 13 hour day?  Are you in a time warp again?  :grin:



9 hour day at regular job, then 4 more hours at second job.  Makes for one LONG day when you are tired to begin with.
1976 T/A 400, 4-speed swap.... 

Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

It's all trial and error until something lines up...

76455sd

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2842
Re: Today I...
« Reply #345 on: September 03, 2015, 11:34:15 AM »


What is the equivalent of a 13 hour day?  Are you in a time warp again?  :grin:



9 hour day at regular job, then 4 more hours at second job.  Makes for one LONG day when you are tired to begin with.

yes it does.  Time to hit the rack.
Steve D
'76 LE 455/4speed/solid roof - SOLD
'02 WS6 T/A convertible

DeCaff2007

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5372
  • Radix Malorum Est Cupiditas.
Re: Today I...
« Reply #346 on: September 03, 2015, 12:19:40 PM »
Oh that I did, only to get up at 4:30 the next morning and LOL I was almost late for work.  Reason being that the woman decided to take my thermos apart to clean it.  She failed to inform me of this.  It took me a good 15 minutes to figure out how to put it back together (and it's still not quite right). 
1976 T/A 400, 4-speed swap.... 

Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

It's all trial and error until something lines up...

Casey

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6628
  • Peace is but a shadow of death.
Re: Today I...
« Reply #347 on: September 03, 2015, 12:33:01 PM »
I have 48 hour days, I don't suggest them to anyone.  So I'm lamenting the thought of making a Craigslist ad, well because I hate Craigslist and the people that use it.  You know what I mean, that guy that tries to negotiate over the phone without having even seen the car in person yet.  How rude and classless.

77 TA man

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 742
Re: Today I...
« Reply #348 on: September 03, 2015, 01:30:59 PM »
I hate when this happens, when absolutely nothing is being done to the car. I dont care if its small progress but stuff needs to be done. I'm at the point where I'm "farming" out what I need and saving everything for a 3rd gen.

 Alright guys, I need your opinion on this.  My Trans Am has been sitting for the last 15 years, it hasnt ran in over a year.  Should I take it all down, by this I mean rebuild the engine the way I want to, tubular subframe and control arms, SFC,properly build a 700R4 to handle the new 400's power and effectively replace/repair every rusted body panel on the car along with freshening up the interior.  The cars not being driven as it is, so that doesn't matter. Thoughts?
Thanks guys, what I think I'll do is wait until spring to see if there is a good chance of it
Being able to make it to the local shows. If there is I'll drive it for the show season and then take it down at the end of 2016. If there isnt a good chance of it being driven then I'll start taking it down at the beginning of 2016.
1977 HardTop T/A: 347 LSx Build,3.905" Wiseco 25cc dished pistons,forged rods, OE crank,BTR Stage 2 turbo cam, ARP Main+Head Studs,

1986 T-Top T/A:
Navy Blue Paint ,Grey/Black interior,140mph speedo,overhead console, LB9/Automatic, 2.77 Posi,  WS-6 suspension, All power options, UMI Wonderbar, UMI Rear LCAs, KYB Excel-Gs, Opened Formula hood,

DeCaff2007

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5372
  • Radix Malorum Est Cupiditas.
Re: Today I...
« Reply #349 on: September 03, 2015, 07:56:56 PM »
Here's one:  TOMORROW I.... plan to fix a joist in my basement, replace at least one of the gutters on the back of my house, and probably will have to put new front pads and rotors on my moms car. 
1976 T/A 400, 4-speed swap.... 

Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

It's all trial and error until something lines up...

Pats TA

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1058
Re: Today I...
« Reply #350 on: September 03, 2015, 08:10:26 PM »
Good thing you have louvers and probably don't park in the sun often or use it for storing hats.

Yes I keep her in the garage, other wise I'm sure it wouldn't last long.

Pats TA

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1058
Re: Today I...
« Reply #351 on: September 03, 2015, 08:12:51 PM »
installed my new seat shelf. My son had it custom made all vinyl to match seats. Early birthday present.



That is nice!!!

Thank You KY, it looks real nice close up. It's a same it's hidden by the louvers.   

hakitup

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1110
  • What more do you need?
Re: Today I...
« Reply #352 on: September 04, 2015, 09:56:29 AM »
Today I sold my rally II no changing my mind and switching back. They went to a good home, guy working on a 67 GTO.

Tom H
"I don't know what you call it, I only know the sound it makes when it lies!!"

Casey

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6628
  • Peace is but a shadow of death.
Re: Today I...
« Reply #353 on: September 04, 2015, 10:16:44 AM »
So, a wizard stopped and looked at my car apparently and took some pictures yesterday. By wizard I mean an old guy with long white hair and a beard. Supposedly he has a co worker that used to own one and has been looking for one for awhile now, so here's to hoping. The hardest part will be the act of selling it regardless of the price, I'll probably start crying halfway through it. By probably I mean definitely.

77 TA man

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 742
Re: Today I...
« Reply #354 on: September 04, 2015, 02:09:24 PM »
So, a wizard stopped and looked at my car apparently and took some pictures yesterday. By wizard I mean an old guy with long white hair and a beard. Supposedly he has a co worker that used to own one and has been looking for one for awhile now, so here's to hoping. The hardest part will be the act of selling it regardless of the price, I'll probably start crying halfway through it. By probably I mean definitely.

It sucks to see anything you love go, but that attachment is what makes the car special to you. Without that attachment the car is just that, an old machine.
1977 HardTop T/A: 347 LSx Build,3.905" Wiseco 25cc dished pistons,forged rods, OE crank,BTR Stage 2 turbo cam, ARP Main+Head Studs,

1986 T-Top T/A:
Navy Blue Paint ,Grey/Black interior,140mph speedo,overhead console, LB9/Automatic, 2.77 Posi,  WS-6 suspension, All power options, UMI Wonderbar, UMI Rear LCAs, KYB Excel-Gs, Opened Formula hood,

roadking77

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9568
Re: Today I...
« Reply #355 on: September 04, 2015, 02:11:39 PM »
Box, so I assume its the same guy that's in your avatar?
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

EvilEdOlean

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 60
      • Southwest Pontiac Car Club
Re: Today I...
« Reply #356 on: September 04, 2015, 03:05:03 PM »
Today I started deconstruction of the 71 (again) for a new heart!



Des your center console have seat belt guides?   Just wondering my 1979 trans am project car can with a console with seat belts guides.  I think this means the console is from a 1971-72 Trans am but not certain.
Web site under construction at:
Southwest Pontiac Car Club
http://edozogar.wix.com/el-paso-swpcc

Facebook:
SPCC Facebook Group discussion, buy sell trade. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/El.Paso.Trans.Am.Club/
SPCC - Facebook Community page
https://www.facebook.com/SouthwestPontiacCarClub/

Email: Southwest Pontiac Car Club
spcc.elppasotexas.gov

Jack

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10626
  • 1971 Esprit TA Clone W72 1972 Formula 68 350 HO
Re: Today I...
« Reply #357 on: September 04, 2015, 04:41:44 PM »
My 71 does but not the 72.




Regards, Jack

77 TA man

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 742
Re: Today I...
« Reply #358 on: September 04, 2015, 08:36:34 PM »
Today I recieved a New in box 2011 Cobra 29 CB as a gift. Figured it'd go in the S10 vs the Trans Am.
1977 HardTop T/A: 347 LSx Build,3.905" Wiseco 25cc dished pistons,forged rods, OE crank,BTR Stage 2 turbo cam, ARP Main+Head Studs,

1986 T-Top T/A:
Navy Blue Paint ,Grey/Black interior,140mph speedo,overhead console, LB9/Automatic, 2.77 Posi,  WS-6 suspension, All power options, UMI Wonderbar, UMI Rear LCAs, KYB Excel-Gs, Opened Formula hood,

DeCaff2007

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5372
  • Radix Malorum Est Cupiditas.
Re: Today I...
« Reply #359 on: September 04, 2015, 09:01:13 PM »
Today I... actually had a day off, so I fixed said joist in my basement.  For those of you that know anything about construction, that joist had 3/4" of sag in it AND it was cracked!  I'm jacking it back up with a 20 ton hydraulic jack... 1/8" at a time lol.

Then I... called my mother and ended up having to replace the brakes on her 2012 Nissan Versa.  1.6 econobox junk.  Suits her needs though.  When I took off the rotors, they had such bad grooves in them that I had a hard time getting the pads off.  Nothing a hammer and chisel couldn't fix.  Instead of OEM organic garbage, I installed Duralast Gold semi-metallic pads and Z-clad rotors to match.  She will never have front brake problems again  :cool:

Then, after a crap load of errands and other BS of wasting my day, I FINALLY got back home about 6 hours later.  Not at all the way I wanted to spend my only day off  :sad:  then, I decided to work on the T/A's engine for a bit and that turned into the final aggravation for the day (see my resto thread). 

I had to step away, clean up, and have some dinner.  Ever just have TOO much stress in one day?  Well that was today.  I would have rather been working all day.
1976 T/A 400, 4-speed swap.... 

Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

It's all trial and error until something lines up...

Re: Today I...
« Reply #359 on: September 04, 2015, 09:01:13 PM »
You can help support TAC!