Motortopia: Where your passion parks

Motortopia: Where your passion parks.

Why Join Motortopia? So you can post comments on... Forums! Photos! Vehicles! Garages! Journals! Events!

  1. cars
  2. bikes
  3. boats
  4. planes

Cars > 76TARebel’s Garage


76TARebel’s profile image


M –36
Columbus, Georgia
United States

76TARebel is good... all fixed up except for warped headers — updated 3 years ago


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

Date Joined Nov 11, 2009
Trophies Trophies: 626
Garage Views: 14,187
Challenges W: 3   L: 0
Blog Posts 5 view
Photos 110 photos in 13 albums
Videos 4 view
Cars 3 view
Parts 2 for sale

76TARebel’s Groups 1 – 3 of 12


Enthusiast Groups



Illinois, United States


Logo for Classisc, Muscle, and Music

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


Logo for Cool Ride of the Week alumni

This group is exclusive to Cool Ride of the Week alumni. Our goal is to promote Motortopia and make the Motortopia experience great for all members. We hope to expand on this soon! I really need member input and ideas. Jerry

California, United States


view more

Club Groups

76TARebel is not a member of any club groups

Business Groups

Logo for Phoenix Specialty Coatings

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


Logo for Strong Keepsake Images

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


view more

76TARebel’s Garage Comments 1 – 3 of 13

Log in to post comments.

Read comments on 76TARebel’s garage (13)

gothic_smurf_89’s Profile Photo
Jul 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm
sweet ride there
lastofthebest’s Profile Photo
May 4, 2011 at 9:17 am
hey i love ur trans am the rims fit it perfect and i also love the color im painting my trans am in the fall a deep red with rootbear red cany flake in the clear love the 2nd gens
2002SuperSport’s Profile Photo
Dec 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm
Great looking T/A!

view more

76TARebel’s Featured Photo
Sig that Silver Shark did for me...

76TARebel’s Friends 1 – 3 of 428

View All

Vehicles 1 of 3


Bikes (0)

76TARebel has no bikes.

Boats (0)

76TARebel has no boats.

Planes (0)

76TARebel has no planes.

Parts and Collectibles


Parts For Sale


Previous 3 Parts For Sale Next 3 Parts For Sale

View All

Parts Wanted

76TARebel has no Car garage parts wanted.

76TARebel’s Car Garage Blog 1 – 3 of 5

Bad Mechanics job

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...

2 comments read full post

Big maybe here

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...

2 comments read full post

Bit of a problem

Blog post photo

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...

comment read full post

View Blog

Download Drive Magazine Now!

Cars > 76TARebel’s Garage

Print your passion at (