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4th generation cars (1993 to 2002) / 1997 Trans Am References
« Last post by august2021 on July 12, 2021, 10:37:36 PM »
I am looking for some reference help on my 1997 Pontiac Trans Am. Itís a convertible WS6 Ram Air. The original invoice shows it was a Talladega special event car. It was shipped to Anniston, Alabama and then to Gainesville, Georgia. It has unique features that I have only seen on one other TA. Features such as: Lemans Roll Bar, aluminum exhaust, headers, and a lot of other performance features not found on other WS6 parade cars. Any help or references would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!

Kimberly Cantrell
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3rd generation cars (1982 to 1992) / Re: '84 Anniversary Edition
« Last post by firebirdclub on July 12, 2021, 10:51:20 PM »
Look for RPO Y82 on the SPID sticker on your center console lid.
Dan Ruggiero
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3rd generation cars (1982 to 1992) / '84 Anniversary Edition
« Last post by august2021 on July 12, 2021, 10:39:02 PM »
Looking for some guidance on how to confirm the legitimacy of an Ď84 anniversary edition. Iíve confirmed in the VIN and it has the L69 engine code but what designates it as anniversary edition?
Michael Baum
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Engine Related Items / Re: Firebird to Trans Am?
« Last post by firebirdclub on July 12, 2021, 10:52:12 PM »
It is not as big of a deal as you may think. It can get expensive if you pick the wrong shop or do not have the ability to do it yourself.

You do have to change cross member from a V6 to an LS. It is the perfect time to upgrade to a performance one if the budget permits. Also not cost effective to go LS1 unless you find a deal. You can find a 4.8 or 5.3 for a lot less.
Have you considered mods on your V6? Depending on the shop that does it, youíre looking at between 6 and $10K..

Louis DeRienzio
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Engine Related Items / Firebird to Trans Am?
« Last post by august2021 on July 12, 2021, 10:39:58 PM »
I have what may be a stupid question, but I need some advice.  I have a 2001 Firebird, 6 cyl. totally mint.  I have had her for 18 years, my dad helped me buy her, and I lost him a year ago. I do not want to sell her, but I would love a Trans Am. Can I drop a new motor in? I just want more power and sound. Suggestions? Please and thank you.
Sue Benoit
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1st generation cars (1967 to 1970) / Re: !970 Trans Am without Shaker Hood?
« Last post by firebirdclub on July 12, 2021, 10:53:12 PM »
I have seen a few PHS slips come back with custom options that would have been done at the factory, but never a shaker delete. Considering itís had body work done and not knowing what happened before the previous owner had it, itís all speculation as to the motive. It is possible someone popped a VIN and body tag on a Firebird body, but doubtful.

And the PHS wasnít a waste but rather further validation that the VIN matches the options found on the car, eluding to it being a real Ď70 TA 4 speed car.

Enjoy it!

Ben Swestka
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1st generation cars (1967 to 1970) / !970 Trans Am without Shaker Hood?
« Last post by august2021 on July 12, 2021, 10:41:16 PM »
Do we know of any documented 1970 Trans Ams that were ordered without the shaker hood? I have seen stories of some for 1969. My reason for asking is that my car does not  have one and I am thinking of pulling the seats to see if I can find the build sheets.
My car being a numbers matching engine 4-speed Trans Am.  I know that last owner had it for over 20 years. So I just canít see why they would have removed the hood and fender flares. I guess I can look inside the fenders to see if there are any filled holes in them.
Kelly Dobbs
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Suspension Related Items / Re: Upper Control Arm Shaft Bolts
« Last post by firebirdclub on July 12, 2021, 10:55:20 PM »
The bolts are supposed to have knurls on them and press into the frame  Maybe the bolts are worn out. If anything, I would tack some metal back into the frame and then hammer the bolts back in and let the narrows grab the new weld. Do not weld the bolts in.

Dave Kielar
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Suspension Related Items / Upper Control Arm Shaft Bolts
« Last post by august2021 on July 12, 2021, 10:42:36 PM »
I need some advice. I had my front suspension done. The shop said that my upper control arm shaft bolts needed to be replaced. Now the shop said its not the bolts. It is the holes in the frame that are stripped. The shop wants to weld the bolt to the frame. Is this right?
Elbert Byars
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Suspension Related Items / Re: Shock Replacment
« Last post by firebirdclub on July 12, 2021, 10:56:07 PM »
I use the Bilstein model B6 shock on my ram air LS1 Trans Am and I am very happy with them.
Great product.

John Greenough
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