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F –41
Mebane, North Carolina
United States


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Jul 8, 2009 at 7:57 pm
Yeah...if I'd had ANY body skills or tools, I might have saved her. The engine was good...but she's in good hands now! New owner has body skills!
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May 17, 2009 at 12:25 pm
140 hp, ouch frown wonder I disliked these cars when they were new.

The body style is starting to grow on me now, but would definitely need to have something under the hood that provided a little more motivation.

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1983 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (83 Project)

Last updated May 17, 2009  

Photo of a 1983 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (83 Project)

No longer owned


This was my first venture into restoration. My mom's 83 looked just like it, but was long gone. I loved that car and pretended it was mine. I hated to let her go, but I couldn't afford to fix her body issues.


305 V-8, Carbed
140 hp
195 lb/ft torque
4-spd automatic

Factory Options

Tilt, A/C, Rear-defog (defunct), manual everything, custom color-keyed seatbelts, cloth interior, non-WS6


Edelbrock 1405 (600 cfm) carb
Edelbrock Performer 2101 intake
Vacuum Advance
ECM removed (no longer computer-controlled)

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