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Old 04-15-2008, 06:53 PM   #16
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Yea, thanks for the advice. I've been planning it for a long time and know how notorious some of the 27 spline units were in slightly built applications. I'll likely order a built unit from B&M. I reeeally want that extra ratio so I can run some decent gears without ruining freeway cruising (I'll be going with fairly modest 3.42's, not unlike a stock 4th gen)
Just dont go much more then that. For a while the iroc had 4.56s (as a temporary thing). That didn;t go to well. The 4.56s are still sitting in my garage, no one would buy them.
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:42 AM   #17
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quick update on the TA

It's been running for a week now and I'm currently breaking the engine in. That means I have the idle set high and I have to resist the urge to tryout WOT or any really high revs. At any rate, the car feels, and sounds, great now. I had exhaust put on not long after things were running. More details on headaches and delays to come later. For now, random pics of the TA in its current hood scoop-less form (high rise intake manifold necessary for big block aluminum heads messes up shaker hood clearances . . . I'll modify it to work or else buy something from a guy that makes and sells such things online.)

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Old 08-21-2008, 07:36 AM   #18
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Yeah.. what a car
as a kid this also was probally the first thing i reconized as Sexy.
Then came the girls a close second.
Big up the remaining firebirds..
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Old 06-28-2010, 04:39 AM   #19
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Just a heads up. If any of you happen to receive Car Craft magazine, or just see it sitting on the stands, check out the latest issue (the "August" issue.) You can see my car on page 72. It's not the primary subject of the photo, so it didn't "get ink" like it did last year in Popular Hot Rodding (July '09, page 102.)
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:53 PM   #20
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Sweet!

I've got photos in the DuPont Registry this month myself
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:37 AM   #21
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Wow, I forgot I ever chronicled anything about the Trans Am on this forum other than owning it.

So, as an update, the Olds is gone.



I now have a '91 Miata as a daily driver. The Mustang and Trans Am are still around.








While I prefer to think of the Trans Am like this:





I'm back to this stage:

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Old 09-25-2013, 03:41 AM   #22
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I man, was loving the Trans am until you showed the last pic. That is(or was) one clean car! Whats your plans with it?
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:53 AM   #23
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"Just" another engine rebuild. The thrust bearing was eating away at the crankshaft (and no, not the other way around!) If I were smart I'd have used this as an opportunity to have gone to an LS engine and a T56. But I've almost got the 403 back how it was.

Once it's all the way back together, I'll get the car back in its usual schedule of autocrosses. Eventually, I'd like to get it out to ordinary track days in place of my Mustang.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:58 AM   #24
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Nice. Do you have any videos of it in autocross action?
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:01 AM   #25
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http://www.youtube.com/user/Firebert79TA

I never did have a good GoPro, and by that I mean I never had one without corrupted sound. As a result, I kind of stopped taking onboard video in recent years. I still have some older stuff though.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:40 AM   #26
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I have a few dd main is 91 f250 11 can-am 12 ford raptor I run e-30 ethanol in everything except for the diesel.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:31 PM   #27
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:30 PM   #28
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Never heard them called a Miata before! Mazda mx5 over this side of the Atlantic.

Nice looking motors though.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:54 PM   #29
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Yep, the call them Miatas here in the US.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:45 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by gman2207 View Post
Never heard them called a Miata before! Mazda mx5 over this side of the Atlantic.

Nice looking motors though.
Thanks!

Well, the complete U.S. market name was MX-5 Miata. Then, years later in 2006, they dropped the Miata part leaving just MX-5. I generally refer to all MX-5's (or Eunos Roadsters or whatever) as "Miatas."

I always make sure to call the NA's and NB's Miatas as they all officially had Miata in their model name when sold in the U.S. market.
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