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Old 04-30-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
Matt Collins
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Late 70's T/A

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.

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.

Matt
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Late 70's T/A

Matt Collins wrote:
> 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.



> I would keep the 400 ci engine, but I'd probably bore and stroke it.
>
> Matt



Don't forget, a 6.6 is an Olds engine, at 403 cid. Consider a 1981
Model, too. Any BOP engine could be plugged in easily... Chebby w/ a
trans switch.

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Old 04-30-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
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Killer Video

http://video.transamtech.com/BCta_donut1.mpeg

This video is so me, I'd be doing the same thing!


trainfan1 wrote:
> Matt Collins wrote:
>
>> 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.

>
>
>
>> I would keep the 400 ci engine, but I'd probably bore and stroke it.
>>
>> Matt

>
>
>
> Don't forget, a 6.6 is an Olds engine, at 403 cid. Consider a 1981
> Model, too. Any BOP engine could be plugged in easily... Chebby w/ a
> trans switch.
>
> Rob

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Old 04-30-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Late 70's T/A

You waited too long. The prices of late 70's T/A's have tripled in the last
3 or 4 years. On the bright side, though, there are dozens of them for sale
all the time as a result.

"Matt Collins" <mcollins_fl@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:wZMce.41155$_t3.23772@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>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.
>
> 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.
>
> Matt



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Old 04-30-2005, 14:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Late 70's T/A

On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 14:53:16 GMT, Matt Collins <mcollins_fl@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>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.
>
>Matt


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Old 04-30-2005, 15:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Late 70's T/A

In article <paPce.29582$c42.12755@fe07.lga>, Joe@dontspam.net says...
> You waited too long. The prices of late 70's T/A's have tripled in the last
> 3 or 4 years. On the bright side, though, there are dozens of them for sale
> all the time as a result.
>
> "Matt Collins" <mcollins_fl@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:wZMce.41155$_t3.23772@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> >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.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Matt

>
>
>

This is posted to alt.autos.ford why? Is it a FORD discussion?
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Old 04-30-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Late 70's T/A

I.Care wrote:


>>
>>
>>

> This is posted to alt.autos.ford why? Is it a FORD discussion?


"I drive a Ford Aerostar, I love my van."

More on topic than many...

Rob
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Old 04-30-2005, 16:01   #8 (permalink)
Matt Collins
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Re: Late 70's T/A

Yeah, I should have posted this only to the Pontiac NG. Oh well, too
late now.


I.Care wrote:
> In article <paPce.29582$c42.12755@fe07.lga>, Joe@dontspam.net says...
>
>>You waited too long. The prices of late 70's T/A's have tripled in the last
>>3 or 4 years. On the bright side, though, there are dozens of them for sale
>>all the time as a result.
>>
>>"Matt Collins" <mcollins_fl@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>news:wZMce.41155$_t3.23772@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>
>>>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.
>>>
>>>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.
>>>
>>>Matt

>>
>>
>>

> This is posted to alt.autos.ford why? Is it a FORD discussion?

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Old 05-01-2005, 01:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Late 70's T/A

In article <vsk771959c8hd7v58q03859fglmj4ahs21@4ax.com>,
nospam.clare.nce@sny.der.on.ca says...

>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??


Funny, now days that saying is used to describe BMW, Lexus, Benz and other
yuppie drivers. Times sure have changed ...


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-1973 Trans Am - 455 - TH400 auto - Buccaneer red-
-1984 Trans Am - 5.0 L - TH700R4 auto - Royal blue/silver aero-
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Old 05-01-2005, 14:02   #10 (permalink)
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"trainfan1" <lmsearing@usdatanet.net> wrote in message
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>
>
> Don't forget, a 6.6 is an Olds engine, at 403 cid.


It's also a Pontiac 400 engine.

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