Go Back   The Supercar Registry > General Discussion > Member's Rides


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-16-2019, 01:37 AM
Xplantdad's Avatar
Xplantdad Xplantdad is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: AZ
Posts: 30,062
Thanks: 1,404
Thanked 732 Times in 437 Posts
Default napa68 (Tim Schuetz) 1976 Trans Am!

Bruce,

This is a car I recently acquired.........

76 Trans Am I purchased from the original owner. He special ordered the car from Foster Pontiac in Milwaukee, WI.

47,000 original miles. 455 4 speed, 3.23 positraction, AC, power steering, power brakes, power locks, rear window defog, power trunk release, tinted windows, hood decal,console, etc.The car had been in heated storage since day one. It is speculated the back seat has not ever been sat in!


Original paint, original interior, original drive train, original window glass, space saver spare (and associated items). The original tail pipes and intermediate pipe have been retained. Even has the original pads, calipers, rotors, brake shoes and drums.

The car has most every piece of GM paperwork, insurance renewals, registration renewals, speeding tickets, emissions inspections. and receipts for additional parts and services performed through the years.



The car was parked in 1995 due to a double amputation of the

owners legs (diabetes). All the while, it was in climate controlled storage. The car was recently recommissioned by the original owner's nephew to prepare the car for sale.

The car has some Day 2 mods such as headers (still attached to the original converter) opening of the hood shaker, bigger sway bars, and upgraded stereo.


I finished the Day 2 theme with a set of American Racing 200S's that I have had since I was 15 years old.

Hope everyone enjoys!
Tim
Attached Images
                      
__________________
Bruce
Choose Life-Donate!
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Xplantdad For This Useful Post:
big gear head (08-16-2019), HawkX66 (08-22-2019), ScottG (08-16-2019)
  #2  
Old 08-16-2019, 02:26 AM
Crush Crush is online now
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Motor City!
Posts: 840
Thanks: 104
Thanked 71 Times in 61 Posts
Default

Very kool!!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-16-2019, 11:17 AM
m22mike's Avatar
m22mike m22mike is offline
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: West of CAK
Posts: 4,508
Thanks: 281
Thanked 196 Times in 136 Posts
Default

Looks very clean, neat car.

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-16-2019, 11:35 AM
RPOLS3's Avatar
RPOLS3 RPOLS3 is offline
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Rockford, IL area
Posts: 1,977
Thanks: 91
Thanked 128 Times in 96 Posts
Default

Looks great Tim - another nice addition.
__________________
Jake Dykstra

Dykstra Motorsports
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-16-2019, 12:36 PM
WILMASBOYL78's Avatar
WILMASBOYL78 WILMASBOYL78 is online now
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: new york
Posts: 7,269
Thanks: 0
Thanked 238 Times in 147 Posts
Default 76 Firebird...

Very nice!!

I like the message on the factory paperwork about the spare tire...I remember that very well. I ordered a new 76 Malibu Classic and the car came with an 'IOU" for the spare tire. Must have been a strike or production issue back then that caused the problem.

Good luck with this great car.

-wilma
__________________
02 Berger 380hp #95
Lots of L78 Novas
Join National Nostalgic Nova!
70 Orange Cooler
69 Camaro
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-16-2019, 01:31 PM
Burd's Avatar
Burd Burd is online now
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Just Off Woodward
Posts: 385
Thanks: 13
Thanked 42 Times in 28 Posts
Default

Very nice. You outta stop on my forum sometime. We’re all Bird nuts. Lol
BTW, I make a cat test pipe if you ever want to “test” your Cat on there.
Heading to the trans am Natz next week, looks like a few bits are missing, 2 big parters are there, if you need anything send me a PM.
__________________
It's only Orig once

Last edited by Burd; 08-16-2019 at 01:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-16-2019, 01:45 PM
markinnaples markinnaples is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 3,594
Thanks: 2,078
Thanked 222 Times in 162 Posts
Default

Wow, that's really cool. My neighbor had the plain Firebird version of this Trans Am down the to the orange paint and white interior, but with a lo-po smogged 350. I bet that exhaust really cut down the improvement of those headers unfortunately. Congrats on getting such a beautiful survivor.
__________________
1968 Camaro Ex-ISCA Show Car
John 10:30
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-16-2019, 09:34 PM
chevyandpontiac chevyandpontiac is offline
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Shorewood, IL
Posts: 581
Thanks: 30
Thanked 123 Times in 71 Posts
Default

Love it I have 76 455 4 speed in black I put mr gasket traction bars, western 200s wheels and full chrome hooker side pipes on mine. These car look awesome with those wheels..
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to chevyandpontiac For This Useful Post:
markinnaples (08-17-2019), napa68 (08-18-2019)
  #9  
Old 08-17-2019, 01:14 AM
muscle_collector muscle_collector is offline
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 189
Thanks: 19
Thanked 62 Times in 41 Posts
Default

great car and amazing condition. its pretty funny the guy would go to the trouble to put headers on it and then leave the catalytic convertor and single exhaust on it.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to muscle_collector For This Useful Post:
markinnaples (08-17-2019), napa68 (08-18-2019)
  #10  
Old 08-17-2019, 12:46 PM
napa68's Avatar
napa68 napa68 is offline
Yenko Paid Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Presque Isle, WI
Posts: 1,662
Thanks: 115
Thanked 73 Times in 43 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by muscle_collector View Post
great car and amazing condition. its pretty funny the guy would go to the trouble to put headers on it and then leave the catalytic convertor and single exhaust on it.
The receipt for the headers are from 1980. If memory serves me correct, the Wisconsin Vehicle Emissions program started in the early 90's. In order to renew your registration, a sniffer test along with a visual inspection was necessary. I remember them sliding a big mirror on wheels under the car to verify the converter was there.

Moving forward, I think I am going to have some pipes bent up for a true dual exhaust. I have found a good Day 2 muffler for the car. I just have to decide if I am going to keep the headers, or add the Ram Air exhaust manifolds. While the headers are a part of the history of the car, I dislike headers as a rule.
__________________
62 Corvette 327 / 360
67 Corvette 427 / 400
71 Corvette LT1
76 Trans Am 455 4 speed
59 Bel Air LS3 Beater
95 Ford F250 4x4 7.3 PSD
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.