Topic: Plans for the car for the 2012 Run?

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    #1
    Nov 21, 2011 at 8:11 am
    Just curious what my fellow Bandit Runners have planned for their cars for the 2012 Run?

    I've added a Roll control or line lock to help with those smokey burnouts. Probably will be pulling the Strano lowering springs off in the spring and going back to the stockers. I love the look but we way the roads are in IL just sucks and I feel every pot hole.

    So post up and let me know what you've changed on your car.

     

    How's this thing go back together???

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    Nov 21, 2011 at 8:46 am
    Gotta pull the motor do a little gasket matching and freshen it up. Pretty cut and dry.

     

    Keep on Pontiyakkin'

    Mark

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    Nov 21, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    Full paint job, new tint, new sound system, custom exhaust, and tires... so far. :-)

    Gonna try to do a full detail on the engine compartment soon as it is extremely disappointing in there. frown image

     

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    Nov 21, 2011 at 7:13 pm
    The car is at body and paint, should be done in mid December. After tax season get engine and tranny redone. Then send interior off to my friends parents to reupholster. New audio, and rims and tires, and redesign hood bird, get Super Chicken lettering for spoiler. Hopefully can join day 3 of the bandit run, outta Tennessee.

     


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    #5
    Nov 22, 2011 at 7:29 am
    Geno,
    You planning on bring the 02 on the run? I remember meeting you on the 08 Run.
    Ken

     

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    #6
    Nov 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    Quote:
    Originally posted by ICRAZY6  Geno,
    You planning on bring the 02 on the run? I remember meeting you on the 08 Run.
    Ken


    Yeah.. couldn't find a 77/78 that I could afford quick enough.. and the 87 is still in pieces... I've missed all the runners.. no one and nothing short of dieing is gonna stop me from going next year! :-)

     

    -Geno (AKA MacGyver)
    1983 WS6 "Wind Charger" (Getting revived)
    1987 GTA "Project WS87" (Under construction)
    2002 WS6 "Silver Streak" (Under raced)

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    Jan 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm
    T/A isn't bad since we detailed it for the Nats a few months back, but winter and sitting sprung an oil leak, not sure where yet though. Need to find some random bits, but tracking down good 3rd gen parts isn't easy, people were hard on these cars. Also need to get the engine bay polished up, bring the shine back out on the intake runners.

    Car is at least mobile for the run this year, had to bail for the '11 run. frown image

     

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    Jan 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    Quote:
    Originally posted by Eredin  T/A isn't bad since we detailed it for the Nats a few months back, but winter and sitting sprung an oil leak, not sure where yet though. Need to find some random bits, but tracking down good 3rd gen parts isn't easy, people were hard on these cars. Also need to get the engine bay polished up, bring the shine back out on the intake runners.

    Car is at least mobile for the run this year, had to bail for the '11 run. frown image


    Don't shine her up to much. wink image

    You know she'll only get dirty again on the run. biggrin image

     

    Keep on Pontiyakkin'

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    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    We're trying to finish up a 3 year effort to restore a TATA that was a field find. It's an original 4 speed car. We're gonna be working up till the last minute to get this thing running and on the road to Texarkana. It's my daughters car and she always wanted to do the bandit run.

     


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    #10
    Jan 26, 2012 at 9:47 am
    My 4th run and will be bringing a different car for the 3rd time, maybe a 4th car, my son's 81 Y84. He is 16 and if I can get him out of school, he'll have a time of his life. My 79 was bought literally in boxes for parts. Numbers matching 400/4 speed required me to put it together and not part it out. Paint/body done, new interior done, new tires and exhaust done. Now chasing electrical gremlins. After that, registration/inspection/tag and then decals. Now for the license plate, what should I do:

    1. 79 WS6
    2. 400 4 spd
    3. L8R G8R
    4. IEATZ28
    5. OICU8AZ2

    Wll I registered #2 4004SPD

     

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    Edited Jan 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm