So work has been going (unsurprisingly) slow going. my meticulous nature, the weather, a lack of help, and life have conspired to an end result of not moving very fast. However, it is getting done.
I will be working on pulling the engine/tranny out this week, weather provided (it’s quite overcast right now). Going to pick up an engine hoist from a friend this evening.
Looks like this is really happening.
On this day in 2009, General Motors announced it would discontinue the 83 year-old brand. No more iconic muscle cars like the Trans Am or GTO. No more quirky little cars like the Fiero or the Solstice. But at least we got the sweet relief in knowing that Pontiac’s demise meant we didn’t have worry about the Aztek…
What do I need to put this back to stock, i.e. put a stock Trans Am wheel back on it?
Finally got around to making a clock out of an old Pontiac hubcap like the ones that were originally on my aunt’s 1977 Firebird Esprit that I bought when I was 16, but never had the hubcaps on it. They were stored in the rafters of my grandparent’s garage and probably got thrown out before I knew to care. I saw them…
This is what Fox should have spent all that money for the rights to. I don’t even get CBS Sports. Also, wouldn’t an SUV series be kinda cool?
If I find Homer’s car from The Simpsons (not THE Homer, but his ragged pink sedan) I swear I’m done buying Hot Wheels... for a while.
Figured out what was wrong with my shifter. I was right! ... sort of.
Use a 2nd gen Trans Am for promotional/album art.
I think this is MAYBE the 12th or so 1977/78 Trans Am/Firebird die cast I’m adding to my collection... sometimes I get bored and look on eBay for some of the more rare-ish ones. I found this and wasn’t going to buy it because I thought they only came in blue or red... but the bare ZAMAC is pretty close to silver, and…
Merkur XR4Ti Trans-Am
Gots a problem with my shifter, given how I don’t have much work to do until the big rebuild I started tinkering.
We saw a black Firebird in the distance on the freeway. It wasn’t a Trans Am, so we paid little notice. THIS WEEK, however...
But Trans Ams* are LIFE.
Makes me want to do naughty things
Spurred on by the T-top post below, I never really thought about this till now but as far as I can find from my research nobody makes reproduction GM Fisher T-tops. I really want new glass since mine has some crazy deep gouging and scratches from 35 years of use. If anyone knows of a company or a process to fix deep…