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About me and my passion for cars

TA's have always been my kind of ride, and I remember first seeing the 3rd Gen F-body and went Oh Yea! So after researching them and hearing about Pontiac stepping up the engine, drive train, I opted to wait until mid 1983 when those were introduced.
I am the Original & Only owner and had the car brought in through the local Pontiac dealer. I just could not find a TA with the option package I was looking for, other than to order it, and that is what I did. The TA is a late 83 with the better setup, including; L69 305 HO, T-Tops, Functional Cowl Hood induction, 5-speed, Posi rear-end, A/C, power windows, and the deluxe interior package.
The TA was my fair weather driver, and was retired under the car cover in the garage in 1994, due to the family expanding. In 2009 I got serious on mods and restoration, and bringing the car back to life with the goal of keeping the integrity of the era, but with some additional HP and nice Bling under the hood, and the reliability of being able to drive it cross country with no worries. The mods and restoration include; HyperTek Chip, Edelbrock Ceramic coated headers, Edelbrock Endurashine Intake, Valve covers, MSD wires, and a MagnFlow 3” system, Red silicone heater hose, K&M filtration, Restoration includes; new power window motors and switches, power steering box (hi-speed) and hoses, heater core, speedo cable and gears and more. The TA is reliable, sounds great, and is a scream to cruise in.

My first car

A 1969 Dodge 1/2 ton Short Box Pickup, My self and a couple of motor-heads built the 318, added headers and duals, a tranny shift kit, air shocks, tires and wheels, It came with adjustable buckets with a fold-up center storage console that doubled as a middle seat, great interior for the day, I also put in an 8-track and about a Fun high school ride!

Car I wish I still had

1974 Trans Am 455 Hurst 4speed

My dream car

To many in my head!

Car clubs I’m in



  • Type of racing: Baha
  • Driving song: The Blessed Hell Ride, Black Label Society
  • Car movie: Used Cars, (Original) Gone In 60 Seconds
  • Car magazine: High Performance Pontiac

— Profile last updated: Nov 7, 2010

Date Joined Oct 31, 2009
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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

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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


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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...

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Oct 29, 2010 at 9:24 pm
Where you be Bro, long time no hear!
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Aug 18, 2010 at 3:40 am
! ur lucky here it is winter... so how u been?? I ahve sldo not been on here much work has been busy!!! Chat again. Enjoy
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Jul 10, 2010 at 4:37 pm
Hi, Thanks very much for your comment

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Filed under: 1983 Pontiac Trans Am (SilverShark~Original Owner)

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Hello friends, it's been some time since I've been on and involved, lots of life changing events for me, but all is good now, I hope to get on and chat with my friends and scope...

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Filed under: 1983 Pontiac Trans Am (SilverShark~Original Owner)

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I just wanted to thank all of my friends here for the outstanding comments / compliments on the upholstery and headrest mods! I have yet to find anywhere that folks are telling...

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GTA Headrests Facelift & Install

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I had been searching for a set of 88 GTA seats, I wasn’t concerned about the condition or if the bolsters worked, 95% don’t, the only parts I was in quest of were the...

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