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Jonathanrmanion

M –27
Towanda, Kansas
United States

 
 

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Kayleigh
Dec 21, 2011 at 1:30 am
Highway leapfrog...lots of fun!
 
 

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Challenges W: 5 L: 2

 

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Photo of a 1980 Pontiac Firebird
Transformer

1980 Pontiac Firebird

Owner: Balboa777

  • Transformer: 21 pts (loss)
  • Major: 24 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 9
  • Ended: Jan 11, 2012
 
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Evil Bandit

1979 Pontiac Trans Am

Owner: juliex550

  • Evil Bandit: 33 pts (win)
  • Major: 22 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 11
  • Ended: Jan 9, 2012
 
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Red

1983 GMC Sonoma

Owner: SBCvsSBF

  • Red: 6 pts (loss)
  • Major: 34 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 8
  • Ended: Jan 6, 2012
 

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1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (Major)

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Photo of a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (Major)

About

I was actually at a family get together after a funeral, and i saw this car across the street with the words "For Sale" in White Shoe Polish across the back glass. I was like no way, they just bought it and haven't scraped it off yet, but i went ahead and knocked on the peoples door and i will be damned if it WAS for sale! The Guy wasn't home but we came back the next day and he walked out and it fired right up! So we left Kayleigh's car there and took it for a test drive, guy even gave us some money to put in the tank. I drove it all over hell's half acre beatin the snot out of it, cause it was gunna be my daily driver, it ran pretty decent, but i did over heat it. I brought it back like 3 hours later.... The guy had called the cops thinking i had stole the car! LOL Needs less to say i barrowed 500 bucks from my GF's mom and said i would be back at the end of the day to pay the other 500 (after cashing a paycheck) and so Me and Kayleigh took to the Highway. Cruising side by side didn't last long, she tried edging ahead and i would nail it pulling away and let off, then she would blow my doors off and it would start again all the way to her mom's house( i had to use the bathroom) and then i was off to work in my "New" Trans Am cruising easy at 75 smiling ear to ear wondering what i would sound like once i cut off the old muffler and welded on a glass pack, but it started knocking at the county line! i was PISSED, so after unsuccessfully trying to flag someone down i walked up to a farm house and barrowed a phone and got kayleigh to come get me. Once she got there i call the guy back and told him i couldn't give him a thousand bucks for the car cause it was knocking and that wouldn't work for my day to day transportation. So after he came out and listened to it, he offered to buy it back for 500 or let me keep it for 500, i Kept it wish hopes of finding another motor soon. No Such luck, fast forward a few years. I find a running old 455/th 400 for sale, i offer to buy just the motor since i didn't have enough for both, but he said he needed to clear out the garage and let me have it all for 200 bucks! i was pumped! but once i got the 400 pulled and started to lower the 455 i noticed the motor mounts weren't the same so i called the guy up and he gave me the mounts as well, so thinkin i was clever i set the motor in there with the mounts on it, marked it off and then cover it up. Shortly there after i deployed to Afghanistan and when i came home the 455 was locked up...... :( so it is now sitting gutted again awaiting a rebuild of the original 400. We started to call it Major cause Kayleigh calls one of her Camaro's LT so me being in the Army i thought it would be fun to give my car more Rank since we've had it longer and i plan to make it Haul Major @ss!

Specs

400 CID, 220 HP, TH400, Top Speed around 120 MPH (
though i wasn't exactly eyeballin the speedo when i was trying it out.

Factory Options

Powersteering, powerbrakes, front disk, rear drum, "quad Exhaust tips" Shaker hood Scoop, Trans Am Fender Flares,AC Car, manual windows and locks,

Mods

Nothing yet, it is kinda the back burner project right now

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