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by Admin
January 14th, 2021, 12:43 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: What to look for when buying a 78 TA
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: What to look for when buying a 78 TA

The car must be driven to determine whether there is any bearing noise on the rear axles. Zig Zag the car while gliding and listen--it should be silent. Look at the rear of the car to determine the extent of lowering from one side to the other. Measure at the bumper. 42 year old leaf springs can sag...
by Admin
January 1st, 2021, 2:51 pm
Forum: New Visitors Center
Topic: Bitchin' Rides
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Bitchin' Rides

With little to do the past few days as the count down for the year plugged along, I took time to watch re-runs of Bitchin' Rides. I've seen every episode and was hungry to re-watch them. Three things became evident. First, their customers are loaded and can afford the costs of parts and intensive la...
by Admin
December 31st, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Steele Weather Stripping is disappointing
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Steele Weather Stripping is disappointing

Phil, how long ago were those seals installed around the window? Is there any difficulty with the windows going up? What about the seal once the window is in the up position? Any of the glass not sealed against the seal?
by Admin
December 19th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: New Visitors Center
Topic: Merry Christmas from Pontiac Street Performance
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Merry Christmas from Pontiac Street Performance

Since 1996, the beginning of Pontiac Street Performance, I have wished all Pontiac enthusiasts a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This year wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year is vastly different because of the virus which has effected everyone here in the USA and abroad. I pr...
by Admin
December 16th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: Jan Leno's Garage: 1979 T/A 6.6 (20,240 miles)
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Jan Leno's Garage: 1979 T/A 6.6 (20,240 miles)

Jay, I discovered another Pontiac video on Youtube. This one is a dyno pull of a 400. It's being done by Mopar guys. Not an issue, but they never tell what mods were done to the 400. It leaves a lot untold. Comments disclose nothing of value. This is disappointing but the engine makes plenty of torq...
by Admin
December 16th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: Jan Leno's Garage: 1979 T/A 6.6 (20,240 miles)
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Jan Leno's Garage: 1979 T/A 6.6 (20,240 miles)

Leno knew the 79 TA with 6 speed and 4 wheel brakes handled well for that period. Before my 79 TA was delivered, I drove a 79 Z/28. It was a nice car and my wife enjoyed driving it but compared to the 400 it was pretty tame. I street raced a 79 TA in the Z/28 and won. Bad driver in the Pontiac, he m...
by Admin
December 15th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: Jan Leno's Garage: 1979 T/A 6.6 (20,240 miles)
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Jan Leno's Garage: 1979 T/A 6.6 (20,240 miles)

Hey guys, I came across this expose of a little used, stock, 1979, L78-W72 Trans Am. It's a good looking car and it's no wonder '79 was PMD's biggest year. Jay does a nice job talking about the car. It's worth watching. Below is the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daALS8jpVmE
by Admin
December 14th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Pontiac Performance & Restoration
Topic: Steele Weather Stripping is disappointing
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Steele Weather Stripping is disappointing

During my TA's restoration project, I chose Steele weather stripping for the windows. The original weather stripping wasn't breaking down just not as soft and pliable as it was when new. There was no air leaks and it was water tight on the windiest rainy days. The interior never got wet. To do the f...
by Admin
December 11th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Scary movies of yesteryear
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Scary movies of yesteryear

I was talking with my grandson about movies that scared me when I was his age. He's 12. The movies that were scary were produced long before I was born and they were all filmed for the big screen--in black and white. Those movies I saw repeatedly on television on a small black and white tv during th...
by Admin
December 10th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: New Visitors Center
Topic: Registration is OPEN again!
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Registration is OPEN again!

Registration at PSP forum is open for Pontiac enthusiasts again. Please tell your family and friends.

Thank you.

Bill Boyle
by Admin
December 9th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: New Visitors Center
Topic: I plan to disable registration
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: I plan to disable registration

Drake, the old forum is gone. I just opened registration for a couple of days. Would love to have Vid back.

Bill
by Admin
December 7th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Nostalgic look at past Pontiac endeavors
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Nostalgic look at past Pontiac endeavors

Reflecting. That's the word that comes to mind for me. COVID-19 has limited my wife's and my activities over the past 10 months. During that time we've spent time doing things that needed to be done around the house. After awhile all those things were completed leaving a lot of idle time thinking. F...
by Admin
December 7th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Wreaths Across America
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Wreaths Across America

My 12 year old grandson is a Boy Scout and his troop has secured two dozen orders with Wreaths Across America so far. A couple of years earlier he and his fellow scouters did the same thing as cub scouts and participated in a large scale laying of the wreaths at the South Florida VA National Cemeter...
by Admin
December 5th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Are Bulletin Boards (forums) a thing of the past?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Are Bulletin Boards (forums) a thing of the past?

I don't do Facebook either. My wife is on there and I asked her to look at Pontiac themed accounts. Some were private. From what I could see, it's not all accurate on topics brought up and from what I saw seemed rather superficial. Rich, your comment, "there isn't much to talk about." is probably a ...
by Admin
December 4th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion – The Neutral Zone
Topic: Are Bulletin Boards (forums) a thing of the past?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Are Bulletin Boards (forums) a thing of the past?

Has Facebook replaced bulletin boards (forums) as the way to communicate about hobbies and other events?