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The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today #2553766
09/23/18 06:46 PM
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Got thumbs up from a group of college guys in a lifted F350 diesel (Hey! What year is that???), an old dude in a late 80s 911 turbo, an 84 Trans Am ( laugh ), and a bunch of 9 and 10 year old girls from the team that my daughter's soccer team played against this afternoon. One of them said, "Oh my god, that car is sick! I love it!" A pretty interesting mix of people, all loving the screaming chicken and the t-tops. thumbs


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Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: not_a_charger] #2553768
09/23/18 06:48 PM
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Lucky you. I had 2 Mopar guys call my Valiant a Barracuda notchback at the track last night, and one of them had a Valiant on his trailer. shock


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Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: not_a_charger] #2553783
09/23/18 07:33 PM
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I don't recall the car, this Trans Am. Pictures?
I've had several of the second generation GM F bodies. I have liked them since I was a wee chap.
70 Firebird
72 Firebird.
73 Camaro
76 Camaro
78 Camaro Z28
78 Trans Am
80 Trans Am
81 Trans Am

Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: not_a_charger] #2553786
09/23/18 07:43 PM
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Since its your daughters friends I will say thats great, but if it were a random group of kids id be thinking alot differently.

Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: EV2Bird] #2553794
09/23/18 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted By EV2Bird
Since its your daughters friends I will say thats great, but if it were a random group of kids id be thinking alot differently.


It was in the parking lot after her soccer game. The other team walked by just as I fired it up to back out of the parking space, and they went crazy. It was pretty cool, seeing as most kids that age (girls especially) couldn't care less about cars in general, let alone old ones.


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Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: not_a_charger] #2553802
09/23/18 08:05 PM
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Have you a pic anywhere on here? I hate to admit it, even my 81 was a fun car.

Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: EV2Bird] #2553803
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I don't. 78, t-tops, 4 speed, white, red interior, Ws6, W72.


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Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: not_a_charger] #2553810
09/23/18 08:14 PM
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Sounds like a good fun to drive combo

Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: not_a_charger] #2553849
09/23/18 10:05 PM
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If you like the attention, don't get a C5 Vette...mine might as well ne equipped with a cloaking device.


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1971 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V-12 4-speed 2+2 Signal Red.
Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: EV2Bird] #2553857
09/23/18 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted By EV2Bird
Sounds like a good fun to drive combo


It really is. It runs great, pulls hard down low, sounds really nice with 2.5 inch exhaust and some generic tubro mufflers on it.


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Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: not_a_charger] #2554022
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Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: not_a_charger] #2554101
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If you were driving a 70 Trans Am Challenger you would be used to this happening smile


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Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: not_a_charger] #2554141
09/24/18 04:46 PM
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Back in the mid-90s when I had my '78 Gold SE T/A I would get a lot of thumbs-up from the HS kids usually. Several times I had a girl in a red '82 or so T/A would pull up next to me and rev her engine, then laugh. laugh2 She looked HS age also.
Mine also was a WS6/W72 car. Only thing I did to it was cut the back of the shaker out. Really woke that car up. up


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Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: I_bleed_MOPAR] #2554154
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Only thing I did to it was cut the back of the shaker out. Really woke that car up. up


It sure does. Mine's cut out, too.


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Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: not_a_charger] #2554238
09/24/18 09:22 PM
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I enjoy driving this 2000 WS6 LS-1 6spd, its got 24K miles and tight as a..........!

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Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: not_a_charger] #2554631
09/25/18 06:21 PM
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Congrats - sounds like a cool car

Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: EV2Bird] #2554775
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People dig my TTA but very few know what it is.
I’d like to buy a 78.
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Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: not_a_charger] #2554878
09/26/18 01:46 AM
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I have a chance to buy the last year TA...2002 black on black WS6 car..Automatic.. With only 9500 miles on it..Been garaged in Arizona since new..10 grand...Is it worth it??


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Re: The Trans Am got a lot of thumbs up today [Re: 72N96RR] #2554904
09/26/18 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted By 72N96RR
I have a chance to buy the last year TA...2002 black on black WS6 car..Automatic.. With only 9500 miles on it..Been garaged in Arizona since new..10 grand...Is it worth it??



I say yes it is worth it!! The LS GM V8 is a great engine. That platform- the 2002 Trans Am/Camaro weighs ALOT less than the current Camaro and Challenger. You are getting fantastic acceleration, mileage, handling and all the other fun things for 10K. That WS6 TA will outrun all but the hottest current offerings from the big 3. Plus you have endless and AFFORDABLE aftermarket support should you want to go faster. My brothers first love is his 521 stroker pro street challenger he built himself. But in 2017 he bought the same car you are asking about. Stock it was incredible. But he did the TB, headers, cat back exh, 75hp shot of NOS and a retune. Car is even more incredible while still getting awesome mileage and ice cold AC. Great value, nice looking car and best thing is the one you referenced has been meticulously taken care of.

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In 1977 our neighbors 19 and 21 year old sons got a new car each. Bill got a gold 78 TA with the 400 and Jerry got a Z-28 with the 350. They immediately drag raced. The TA kicked the camaros seed sack. So camaro owner paid to have hedman headers, new exhaust installed along with a Performer intake and Holley vacuum secondary carb. (Crazy thought- this was a brand new car and Im certain he voided his warranty by having this done.) They raced again and the TA still smoked it just s bad! Camaro owner Jerry was the older brother and he was PISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The 400 PONTIAC motor ran great for that smog control heavy era. Theyre nice cars plain and simple.

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