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Cars > Challenges > “” Vs “Tin Indian”

 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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Rockford, Iowa
United States

 

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1979 Pontiac Trans Am

“Tin Indian”

 

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About “”

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About “Tin Indian”

I have owned this T/A since 1982.
Bought the fall after I graduated high school.
My parents found it for sale along side of the road at a dusty little car lot in central Minnesota.
I traded my first car and a motorcycle for it
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Drove it to Texas in the spring of 1984 after joining the US Air Force.
Came back to Minnesota in the fall of 1987 and used it as my daily driver until I bought my 1983 Trans Am.
Stored during the winter months, along with the time spent in Texas resulted in a VERY clean car when it came time to repaint it in 1994, which I did myself out of a 24'x24' garage.

That year was my first year to make it out to the Trans Am Nationals where I took home a 2nd Place trophy in the Light Modified Class.

Since then, the car only makes it out into the sunshine for car shows or club meets.

This was the car I always wanted, and vowed to myself that this one would never get away, and after 29 years, it is still not likely to be leaving any time soon.

 

Specs for “”

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Specs for “Tin Indian”

403 V-8/ TH350 trans, WS6 package which included the rear disc brakes, long tube headers, 255/60 BFGs on polished 8x15" Snowflakes

 

Factory Options for “”

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Factory Options for “Tin Indian”

WS6
Hobnail interior
AM/FM/40 ch CB Radio
P/S, P/B, A/C
Tri-band Power Antenna

 

Mods for “”

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Mods for “Tin Indian”

Open hood scoop
Rejetted Q-jet
Recurve distributor
Headers w/dual exhaust and turbo mufflers
Double roller timing chain
Rancho front lowering springs
Negative camber front alignment
Secondary AM/FM/CD player mounted in the console

 

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Cover photo of 1979 WS6 Trans Am album
1979 WS6 Trans Am
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