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    • Topic: What's new in the car for the 2010 Bandit Run?
    • Started by Shaker May 2, 2010 at 6:33 am
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    Topic: What's new in the car for the 2010 Bandit Run?

    Forums > Under the hood > What's new in the car for the 2010 Bandit Run?

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    1. #31 May 2, 2010 at 6:33 am

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      Well, with my engine builder dragging his heels on the blue one, looks like I might be driving the "little red TA" this year! Took all the spoilers off and had them repainted this past week. Met Ponchofreek's painter named "Bob" (there is a story there for the BR) who turned the job in three days. Just have to service the car and get rear wheel brake cylinders done on the 4WD (4 wheel disk) and she should be good to go. Really will miss driving "Blue" this year but ready to go either way! wink image
       

       

      "Ready to Roll Roy?"
      78 WS6 TA, Original Owner, Martinique Blue, Coupe
      79 WS6 TA, Mayan Red, T-Tops
      and a couple of others that will remain nameless!
    2. #32 May 3, 2010 at 10:18 am

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      My horns quit a few months ago. Got um going again, it is the only way I will be able to "Blow Past" many of you lmao image
       

       

      Any day above ground is a GOOD day!!!
    3. #33 May 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm

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      Insurance is picking up the bill for the new T-top. Plus I've secured a spare set. Just have to have keys made to fit.
       

       

      How's this thing go back together???
    4. #34 May 10, 2010 at 7:48 pm

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      Quote:
      Originally posted by ICRAZY6  Insurance is picking up the bill for the new T-top. Plus I've secured a spare set. Just have to have keys made to fit.


      Keys? You mean the 4th gens have keys for the t-tops? Learn somethin' new everyday. biggrin image
       

       

      "Ready to Roll Roy?"
      78 WS6 TA, Original Owner, Martinique Blue, Coupe
      79 WS6 TA, Mayan Red, T-Tops
      and a couple of others that will remain nameless!
    5. #35 May 11, 2010 at 7:37 am

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      Quote:
      Originally posted by Shaker  Keys? You mean the 4th gens have keys for the t-tops? Learn somethin' new everyday. biggrin image


      Yes Sir. When they're in they are locked. I've seen a few at the strips launch and bye bye t-top due to the flex in the body causing the handle to move easily when not locked.

      Or a guy I knew had a passanger and they were going around a corner, the budy riding shotgun grabed the handle thinking it was an O-$h@t handle and there went the t-top.
       

       

      How's this thing go back together???
    6. #36 Mar 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

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      Quote:
      Originally posted by Tinman5  Ken--

      The '76 will be making it's third run this year with new leaf springs, a corrected and revised exhaust system (going with Magnaflow and getting rid of the Spin-Techs, too much resonance at highway speeds). I'm also hoping to get the paint damage on the front left fender repaired.

      I'm also trying to bring the Brewster Green '73 for the first time, I'm just about to tear into it and plan on doing the following:

      New dash
      New dash wiring harness
      Reburbish the gauges
      New AutoSound radio and CD changer
      New Cobra CB radio w/antenna
      Sound deadener
      New door panels
      Complete drive-train, fuel system, brake, power steering, A/C and electrical inspection, replacing or repairing anything not up to par
      New heater core
      Flush cooling system
      Replace the thermostat
      Belts and hoses
      New tires
      ...and finally, a good, thorough cleaning

      Starting soon, it looks like I won't have many free weekends until May.

      Tinman5


      Quick update, the '76 is in the shop getting new motor mounts. I still need to get the exhaust system addressed and will forego the paint repair until after the run.

      Regarding the '73--with MANY thanks to 7879TA (Heritage Brown) and his wife, we're making progress. Here are a few photos:




      The new dash, heater core, gauges, Custom Autosound radio, in dash speakers, carpet, power booster, master cylinder, tires, CB antenna lead, and LED tail lights (yes!) are installed. We passed on the sound deadener and dash wiring harness as the originals were still in good condition--but we still have a lot left to check off of the list and a few other things we had to add. BTW, 7879TA really knows how to clean up an engine compartment and is a great friend for doing so!

      Coming down to the wire!

      Tinman
       

       

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      1939 Pontiac Silver Streak (street rod)
      1973 Trans Am
      1974 Grand Am
      1976 Trans Am (50th Anniversary)
      1979 Trans Am (10th Anniversary)
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    7. #37 Mar 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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      I'll be pulling the car out of hiding next week! Wednesday is going to be in the 70's. Almost Bandit Run time!!!!! convertible image
       

       

      How's this thing go back together???
    8. #38 Mar 11, 2012 at 4:32 pm

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      Yeah, it's about time to get the cobwebs out of the carbs and rust out of the exhaust. Crank 'em and drive 'em guys and gals.... the BR is just around the corner. smile image

      P.S. - Don't forget to check the fluids, tires, and gas gauge. There's nothing worse than sitting beside the road in your beauty ---- out of gas. eek image
       

       

      "Ready to Roll Roy?"
      78 WS6 TA, Original Owner, Martinique Blue, Coupe
      79 WS6 TA, Mayan Red, T-Tops
      and a couple of others that will remain nameless!
    9. #39 Mar 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm

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      P.S. - Don't forget to check the fluids, tires, and gas gauge. There's nothing worse than sitting beside the road in your beauty ---- out of gas. eek image

      Hey I know that was directed at me. Gas is $17.50 a gallon in Kansas when it has to be brought to you.
       

       

      Any day above ground is a GOOD day!!!
    10. #40 Mar 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm

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      I forgot about that Solargold. It was actually directed at myself who have done as you... on the phone... didn't watch the gauge, etc, etc, etc. lmao image That was a few years ago though and I wasn't in my TA... it was worse... I was in a newer rental car with warning beeps and buzzers... wink image
       

       

      "Ready to Roll Roy?"
      78 WS6 TA, Original Owner, Martinique Blue, Coupe
      79 WS6 TA, Mayan Red, T-Tops
      and a couple of others that will remain nameless!

      Edited Mar 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm

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