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JimmyC

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1979 Y84 hardtop
« on: February 29, 2020, 04:07:12 PM »
I see there is a thread here for this but it’s a bit dated. Just wanted to share that I have one of the hardtop 79’s with the Y84 package. It was bought new at mechem Pontiac in Arizona and has never left the state. Funny thing is I bought it for $600 to cut up for parts but something about it made me decide against it and here is I’m now restoring it.

Maxthe222

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Re: 1979 Y84 hardtop
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2020, 08:26:40 PM »
Mecham Pontiac in Arizona? Wow that's the dealer that sold and made the Macho T/A's!

Absolutely save the car, Y84 hardtops are very rare, I think from what I've read they've only found about 20-30 of them out of the 11,000 special editions they made in 1979. What motor? Any other options like WS6?
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JimmyC

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Re: 1979 Y84 hardtop
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2020, 09:39:58 AM »
It's an odd optioned car actually. It was originally a 403 car however the previous owner spun a cam bearing and unfortunately tossed the engine so I will either do the LS swap in which I have the engine already but being it is a Y car may try and locate a 403 or go with a stout 455. It has the deluxe hobnail interior with AC but other than that and the Y package it is a bare bones car with manual locks and windows. It has the 15x7's instead of the 15x8 wheel package so I am assuming it is not a WS-6.

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Re: 1979 Y84 hardtop
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2020, 03:37:11 PM »
That would make sense to me at least, that it would be bare bones, original buyer must've wanted a deluxe car but couldn't afford the top dog, so he got the special package and opted out of the high cost items, i.e. t tops. Def. cool that it came from Mecham, that may add a bit of historical value.
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Re: 1979 Y84 hardtop
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2020, 08:07:18 PM »
if it has rear discs and a big sway bar it is a ws6. it should have ws6 on the cowl tag. The wife's  79 does. However i bought an 80 turbo parts car it has rear discs and big bar but no ws6 on cowl tag.
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Re: 1979 Y84 hardtop
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2020, 09:32:02 PM »
WS6 should not be on the cowl tag, infact I don't think I have ever seen WS6 on the cowl tag ever, all my '79's are WS6 cars and none of them have it, are you sure it doesn't say WS4??
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Wallington

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Re: 1979 Y84 hardtop
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2020, 10:49:48 PM »
The cowl tag was more likely to list minor options if it was from Norwood, and even then not always. Missing the code there certainly doesn't prove much, while having it certainly might.

JimmyC

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Re: 1979 Y84 hardtop
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2020, 03:59:21 PM »
The car does not have the disc rear however I did salvage one from an Indy Pace car not to long ago that I plan to install when I reach that point. I'm still torn on the LS swap idea for reliability and drivabilty purposes though. Nothing beats the torque of a Pontiac build but it seems most guys these days like to be able to drive their cars more than just around town.

JimmyC

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Re: 1979 Y84 hardtop
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2020, 04:05:26 PM »
Any insight how to load pictures here? It’s a dated format so trying from a smartphone isn’t working.

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Re: 1979 Y84 hardtop
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2020, 07:26:03 AM »
You can't. You need to transfer from an image hosting site like Flickr.

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Re: 1979 Y84 hardtop
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2020, 11:48:21 PM »
I use imgur.
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Re: 1979 Y84 hardtop
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