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Hit the road today

By Crazyfast79TA

Filed under: 1979 Pontiac Trans Am (Blackbird)

I went to the insurance agency after work today and got covered. I came home and put the plates on and checked the trans fluid. Wasn't on the stick. Added 2 quarts. Still not on the stick! Added another quart. Finally to the add mark. Added another quart and had to take off for a meeting at church. Boy was I unsure and excited! My first bad feeling was when we took off and the belts were squealing bad. Then the trans didn't want to shift. A little further down the road steam started rising from the floor board on the passenger side. Michelle didn't understand why I was laughing. I believe the heater core is leaking. I had to laugh. The ONE thing I didn't change! I think that's going to be a late fall or winter project, not a summer time thing! I put up with the exhaust leaks and things in the trunk rattling around and the back seat area too. I finally got it to shift with some coaxing. Going up th Coleraine hill, it didn't pull like I thought a 400 should. I'm driving it to work tomorrow so maybe I can get Brad to put the timing light on it. When we got home later, I let it run a bit before I shut it down. It was idling pretty high. Get it in time, idle it down a bit, add more tranmission fluid, and maybe I'll make it the the show at the end of the month! I'm going to try to get the inmterior installed before then.

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