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#1 1980_Red_TA

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  • Year: 1980
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  • Model: Firebird
  • Engine: 4.9 liter
  • Transmission: TM 350

Posted A week ago

Hi All

 

I am a new member and would like to say high to all of you.

I have had my 1980 Transam since new. it is a 4.9 automatic. I drove it for the first 11 years and then put it away after my daughter was born in 1991. I cried when I had to put a car seat in the back :-)

 

It has been started and driven around the block periodically for the past 30 years . the car had started to have some issues just sitting there i.e. oil pan leak, transmission pan leak, power steering leek, belts and hoses old, original exhaust with muffler and CAT was falling apart. I decided to get most of all the problems repaired with a friend in the past 3 months.

 

I have attached a picture of it. there is no rust on it as it has been stored always in a garage.

 

I have one issue outstanding: rebuilt the carb, and replaced the kickdown cable. transmission is having a hard time shifting into 2nd and third. I can shift it manually but the revs go passed 3500 to 4000 before it shifts automaticallyAttached File  Red TA-1.jpg   66.64KB   2 downloads. once it shifts it shifts up and down OK.

 

I will reach out to the forum to see what the problem may be and see how to fix it. it was shifting OK before the carb fix and the transmission gasket replacement and the kickdown cable replacement.

 

Thanks for letting me join this forum and group.

 

Mike



#2 Injuneer

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Posted A week ago

Looks amazing.... a true "survivor"!


1994 FIREBIRD FORMULA
FRED

 
381ci all-forged stroker (Callies Stealth, Oliver billet rods, BME 2618-T61 nitrous pistons) - 10.8:1 - CNC LT4 heads/intake - Comp Cams solid roller - MoTeC M48 Pro engine management - 8 LS1 coils - 58mm TB - 74#/HR injectors - 300-shot dry nitrous - TH400 - Gear Vendors 0.78:1 O/D - Strange 12-bolt - 4.11 Pro-Street gears - AS&M headers - true duals - Corbeau seat - AutoMeter gauges - roll bar - Spohn suspension - QA1 shocks - a few other odds 'n ends. 800HP / 800lb-ft at the flywheel, on a 300-shot. 11.5 @ 117 MPH straight motor
 
https://www.firebird...9_698_32777.jpg

 


#3 1980_Red_TA

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  • Year: 1980
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • Engine: 4.9 liter
  • Transmission: TM 350

Posted A week ago

Thank you.

 

Your car looks great



#4 EliteKane

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  • Year: 1995
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird Trans Am
  • Engine: 5.7 LT1
  • Transmission: Auto

Posted A week ago

Reminds me of my favorite Camaro, love the body style beautiful car!



#5 1980_Red_TA

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  • Model: Firebird
  • Engine: 4.9 liter
  • Transmission: TM 350

Posted A week ago

thank you Elite Kane for the kind words. 



#6 sea dog

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Posted A week ago

welcome to the forum.



#7 GTOLou

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  • Engine: 455
  • Transmission: 4speed

Posted A week ago

Nice!!!






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