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M –58
Columbia, South Carolina
United States

Carolina_29053 is working with a friend to get the RAIII together! — updated 2 years ago


About Carolina_29053’s Garage


About me and my passion for cars

After being a helicopter mechanic in the Marines for 4 years (Sikorsky CH-53) I went through several old muscle cars, to include a 70 Chevelle SS, and a 69 Firebird. I fell in love with the 2nd generation f-body cars after my first 71 Firebird Espirit. It was a sporty car with good looks and had enough leg room for this 6'-2" frame of mine. And performance and handling wasn't bad either. That was 1974 and the love for those cars has only grown. After several f-body cars, I currently own 4 Trans Am's of which my favorite is the 73 that I am restoring at the moment. It has been painted and I have just begun assembling it. Can't wait!

My first car

My first car was a powder blue 65 Falcon 4 door <snicker> O.K. I'm an ol geezer........just turned 53, but refuse to grow up!

Car I wish I still had

69 Firebird, 400c.i. with TH400 trans. and deluxe interior. Green on green. That car was a monster.

My dream car

Griswold's pea green Family Truckster

Car clubs I’m in clubs seem to like to sit and look at their cars. I just like driving them and I can look at it while I fill up with gas. :)


  • Type of racing: Nascar and Drag
  • Driver: Jeff Gordon
  • Driving song: Already Gone - Eagles
  • Car movie: Summer Vacation - The Griswolds
  • Car book: Pontiac Service Manual
  • Car magazine: Firebird/Trans-Am Owner's Manual
  • Car game: Try to not touch the brakes while driving. :)

— Profile last updated: Jan 6, 2013

Date Joined Jan 3, 2008
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Parts 2 for sale

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This group is for ALL owners of the Pontiac Trans Am, from 1969-2002

New Jersey, United States


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Nebraska, United States


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joseph_16’s Profile Photo
May 4, 2013 at 8:50 am
Nice looking bird, Good for u to bad for your brother at least it's in the family. Nice collection of birds.
CAMINO396SS’s Profile Photo
Sep 8, 2012 at 9:37 pm
Thanks for the welcome.
I like the garage with the 4 Trans-Ams in it. One of my favorites for sure.
You will be busy....396
Daniel_K_Munroe’s Profile Photo
Oct 29, 2010 at 12:10 am
Fantastic work on your '73!

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what a view....bird's in the Spring!!

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Blast from the past! 70 400 Ram Air III Engine :)

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I've heard of them, I've seen them in pictures and maybe even seen a few in person, but I've never owned one. That is until now! Barn find for sure. I scored this 70 400 RA...

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2nd Gen f-body R134 A/C Upgrade

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This album is a walk through of how I upgraded my old R12 system to a newer R134 CCOT (cycling clutch with orifice tube) system. I used a Sanden compressor, modified...

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Sanden A/C compressor conversion on 75 Firebird

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Hello all. I am in the process of converting my old R12 A/C system over to R134a. This will include a complete new system (CCOT) under the hood, with all the old stuff left...

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