ARTICLES AND STORIES
A Member's Ride
by Mac McLean
this is an excerpt from the articles
appearing in the EAGLE
Hi my name is Mac McLean. I have been a member
for almost 2 years now. I am of course a Firebird fanatic, the ‘91 and ‘92 TA’s
preferably. They just look right to me. I guess you either love or hate third
gens, because of the mixed coverage, if any, they get. To say the least, I will
never get rid of mine.
I was originally looking for a ‘92 GTA, misinformed I drove to Atlanta (from
Pensacola, Florida) to look at one. After riding to the middle of nowhere
feeling extremely lost and increasingly worried of my unfamiliar surroundings I
found his house. It wasn't a GTA. However, it was a black ‘92 Trans Am with
black 16-8 rims, a 5.7 engine, only 75K miles, WS-6 package, posi 3.23 rear, and
it was clean. I took it for a test drive only to fall head over heals for it.
When I stomped the gas, I broke both tires loose (I previously had an ‘87
Formula with an LSD) and took off with the scenery becoming increasingly blurry.
After that, I turned around, went back to the house, and bought it on the scene.
I hid my enthusiasm and actually got him to knock $1500 off the price. Me and my
ride over stayed the night, we were going to leave the next day. I rarely slept
for me frequent trips to the window to see if she was still there as it wasn’t a
5 star hotel to say the least. I had an uneventful ride back on the interstate
as well as a quick one (haha) only managing to burn a little over a tank.
I had many good times while it was still stock, and even
managed to annihilate my old car (sold to a friend) which now had a 350 with a
Holley 600, and exhaust.
Over the past couple of years I have done some mods to my car. These include:
a cut and buffed paint job w/ two toned painted on stripes, a custom built glass
hood w/ cowl induction, an APR adjustable aluminum wing w/ custom side plates,
custom Lexan tear drop light covers, custom ported and polished plennum and
runners, MSD 6a ignition, adjustable fuel pressure reg, K n N con the throttle
body (it’s speed density), exhaust work w/ a Flowmaster and 3 in chrome tips, a
built 700r4 w/ 2500 stall, synthetic oil, ‘98 model seats, a shift light tach,
and several other small mods appearance and otherwise. I won’t bother you with
what I am going to do (ie: nos, GM 385 forced induction, etc.), because who
cares unless you already have it. I hope you like the pictures and info.
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