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About 76TARebel’s Garage
About me and my passion for cars
I am a medically retired/disabled Navy Sailor (MM3). My mother would tell you that my ex-wife was the reason I got into cars... but that is not true... i have always loved cars in one way or the other... be it newer cars to the old style muscle cars. My first real experience with a sports car was my 1982 Mazda RX-7... it drove well for a while after we got the carb fixed.. then after a year the engine (which did not like cold weather) got carbon lock and lost all compression... so insted of rebuilding the engine (which would cost around $5000) I opted to modify the car with new motor mounts and a SBC engine. My ex ended up selling it for $500 after the divorce (so I could not have it). I ended up becoming a mechanic for a while and worked on everything from Corvettes to well just about anything else out there. I got my Nova about 6 months ago and loved it... but I was a little over my head with it so I sold it to someone who could take care of it the right way. Then I found my Trans Am... and now I am ready to do this right... rebuild and restore it back to its former glory
My first car
1988 Pontiac LeMans (POS).. red demon, cost more to fix that it was worth.. but it was fixed for me to drive to school and back (and to ferry my sister around too)
Car I wish I still had
1982 Mazda RX-7, rotary engine got carbon lock and was replaced with 305 cubic inch SBC racing motor and 3-speed automatic transmission
- Type of racing: Anything fast and loud
- Driving song: "I can't drive 55" Sammy Hagar
- Car movie: Death Race (both new and old)
- Car magazine: Car & Track
- Car game: Original Grand Theft Auto
— Profile last updated: Apr 1, 2011
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BADASS TOYS FOR GIRLS AND BOYS Enthusiast
THIS IS A GROUP FOR EVERYONE,TALK CARS,MAKE NEW FRIENDS,AND JUST CHAT ABOUT ANYTHING CAR RELATED,THIS IS A GROUP FOR ALL CAR PEOPLE,WELCOME,ALL,THANKS,ASSMAN-ED
Illinois, United States
Classisc, Muscle, and Music Enthusiast
THis group is for people like me. I love old classics like the Bel-Air and the original Vette to pure muscle like the 70 LS6 Chevelle or the 69 Z28. But you cant count out music. Since the fortys music and cars have been fused into this beautiful monster we have today.
Ohio, United States
Cool Ride of the Week alumni Enthusiast
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Phoenix Specialty Coatings Business
PHOENIX SPECIALTY COATINGS Where Your Parts Are Reborn Professional powder coating geared specifically to the automotive / motorcycle enthusiast and pro builder. I'm a custom one-off and Mopar parts restoration specialist. PSC's Business Group was the first powder coating shop to appear...
Tennessee, United States
Strong Keepsake Images Business
To all my Motortopia friends! WOW!! It's been a long time since I have been to Motortopia! Seems I have been spending a lot of time on Facebook these days. Check out my STRONG KEEPSAKE IMAGES Fan Page on Facebook Also be sure to check out my NEW IMPROVED website Looking for a GREAT CUSTOM...
Connecticut, United States
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Mar 31, 2011
Last year I had to have the motor replaced in my Trans Am... freshly buil Pontiac 400. Thought the mechanic I took it too was good. Took over 3 months to pull out the old engine busted motor (hole in number 8 cylinder wall) and put the new one in... even...
Nov 21, 2010
I was thinking a while ago about maybe modernizing my Trans Am a little. I was thinking about replacing the engine and tranny with a LS3 and a new automatic transmission. Then maybe doing the interior with the interior of a 4th gen Trans Am. I thought it...
Aug 4, 2010
My Trans Am finally got a garage to call its own. Got in to move it and looked around once it was in the garage and the passenger side rear floor had a puddle in it. The water...
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