Re: Late 70's T/A
On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 14:53:16 GMT, Matt Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I drive a Ford Aerostar, I love my van. It suits my lifestyle, as I move
>a lot, and when I used to party, I could crash in it. But I always
>fantasize about my ultimate project car. It would be a '79 or '80 Trans
>Am. You know, the ones with the square headlights and the big 6.6 liter
>shaker bulging through the hood. A lot of you would say, "No, you want a
>late 60's or early 70's model". After all, that would be much more of a
>classic, more like a muscle car. But I like that cheap, mass produced
>look of the late 70's models. Maybe it's just part of my childhood. Like
>when the family goes out for dinner, but daddy needs to stop at an
>unfamiliar 711 for some Rolaids. Then one of those Trans Ams pulls up, a
>long haired ****er climbs out, women and children lock their doors.
Remember the old joke - what's the difference between a Trans Am and a
Porcupine? With a porcupine the pricks are on the outside? Why did the
trans Am, like the Harley, in the seventies attract the unsavoury??
>As far as the condition of my dream Trans Am, I don't want it too
>perfect. I like a more rugged look, maybe one panel still primered. I
>would have Cragar SS's on it, with bigger tires in the back. The back
>would have to be jacked up a tad too. I would have traction bars on it.
>I would keep the 400 ci engine, but I'd probably bore and stroke it. I
>love that poppy sound of a loud V8 about to stall. That caused by such a
>radical cam installed (just found that out). For exhaust, of course I'd
>take out the catalytic converter (they ended the emission tests in FL),
>and run those pipes through some Flowmasters. I guess that's about it,
>maybe one day I'll have the place to start in this car.