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Thoughts on this fun project/second car?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by NumNutz, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz [OP] One of the original 7928

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    What do you guys think about this as a possibly easy project car?

    1980 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am

    http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/2146850972.html

    I'm done modding my truck and I sold my motorcycle, so I'm dying for something to put money into. I know the 301 sucks. It's slow and it will always be an anchor but if anyone has ideas I'd love to hear them.

    Whatcha think?
     
  2. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    747

    747 function > form

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    Bandit! I saw one restored at the end of last summer -- being driven.:cool: Go for it, and make a thread about it here.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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    that would be an awesome car to restore
     
  4. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    You have to be Persian to own that - you do know that, right?
     
  5. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    Stocks! Investments! Not money pits! :)
     
  6. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    That turbo was crap when it came out, or so I heard. Still, I'd be willing to take on a project car like that.
     
  7. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    Yea it's an anchor. The 400 was way faster but I'd like to clean this one up.

    I'd like to lower it, repaint, new wheels, low pro tires.

    Kinda like the fast and furious trans am

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    you cant out drive me :D
     
  9. Jan 6, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    I'm most worried about the status of the turbo. A 30 year old turbo. I'm thinking the worst, that the turbo was never properly maintained. This would be my first turbo car so that worries me.

    Any thoughts on this?
     
  10. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    Had a friend with one of these built up for the track. Dont know the details but that thing was fuckin fast.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    What about a trail truck?
     
  12. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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  13. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Save your money.
    If you were to get it, just throw away the 301 and the turbo and swap in a 455/428 or 400.
    But ponchos are somewhat pricey to build.
    You gotta remember that it is 30+ years old. All sorts of little sh*t is going to be bad and need replacing. And god knows what all the previous owners have done to it (I going to go out on a limb and say it is not a one owner car based on the photos).
     
  14. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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  15. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    Not this car.
    I would bet that a bone stock a 4.0 tacoma could dust an 80 Turbo T/A
     
  16. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    not disagreeing with you there, just saying there are better options than this slug... http://www.beforeblack.net/transam.htm
     
  17. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    That would be cool, fun fixer.
     
  19. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    Now you're talkin!
     
  20. Jan 6, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    The 300zx would be a better platform to start with but the price and the pics of that thing is a little sketchy in my opinion.

    Save your money, research and find out exactly what you want and what to look for, go from there.
     
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