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Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-09-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 705
Posted By njsteve
1972 was a weird year. It uses a different...

1972 was a weird year. It uses a different bracket than the 70 and 71. Look for a 73 or 74 (pre HEI) bracket. They are pretty much the same as the 72. The reason for the change was that the 72 intake...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-08-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 705
Posted By njsteve
Did it have unitized ignition originally?

Did it have unitized ignition originally?
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-02-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,594
Posted By njsteve
Remember that the interior panels did not all...

Remember that the interior panels did not all have the exact same color. Here's my 75 and my 73. Both unrestored original.
Forum: THE LOBBY 11-02-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,495
Posted By njsteve
Your car gave its life to save your son. I...

Your car gave its life to save your son.

I can't think of a more honorable end for your Poncho.

Salvage what you can, and put it on the Tempest, Part Deux.
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 10-29-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,594
Posted By njsteve
The SEM product works great on everything. I use...

The SEM product works great on everything. I use the SEM Landau Black for interior stuff, metal trim, it's awesome for radiator shrouds!

I just used SEM White interior dye on the metal interior...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 10-28-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,594
Posted By njsteve
I'd say buy four cans if you're doing a lot of...

I'd say buy four cans if you're doing a lot of the interior. You never know when they will stop selling this custom blended color. SEM is a great product. Make sure you do a lot of light coats or...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 10-28-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,594
Posted By njsteve
I know I'm late to the party but this was an...

I know I'm late to the party but this was an exact match to the dark saddle on my '73 SD survivor car and my 1975 Gramma's car (Esprit). I got it from NPD.
...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 07-24-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 78,620
Posted By njsteve
On the mecum website it weirdly said sold at $165...

On the mecum website it weirdly said sold at $165 when you do a search of auction results for Firebird or Lot# S104. $165 would be the $150K sale price plus the $15K commission.

It no longer says...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 07-23-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By njsteve
Good point, fellow inhabitant of this dimension. ...

Good point, fellow inhabitant of this dimension.

$165K was still probably way less than what was invested into the restoration by the two crazy people that spent their time married to the Black...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 07-23-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By njsteve
I have two of them stored at the moment in my...

I have two of them stored at the moment in my garage. I lean them against the wall with either the driver's or passenger side touching the floor and the underside facing the wall. I have large...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 07-23-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By njsteve
The car is a long time dweller of this section....

The car is a long time dweller of this section. It is the best one currently existing in the time/spacial dimension in which most of us inhabit on a regular basis.

;-)
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Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 07-19-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 78,620
Posted By njsteve
I found the sold image. When you use the query...

I found the sold image. When you use the query function to look up lot numbers under results
it will show it. But when you click on the image it gives you the same “4040 Not found” alert.
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 07-19-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 78,620
Posted By njsteve
I was too. And when I refreshed to see that lot...

I was too. And when I refreshed to see that lot number, it was gone. Yeah, Dana probably bought it and it will pop up on his gallery section soon.
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 07-19-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 78,620
Posted By njsteve
Looks like the S104 listing has been scrubbed...

Looks like the S104 listing has been scrubbed from the site. How did you find the sale page?
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-415017/1972-pontiac-firebird-formula/
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-07-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,334
Posted By njsteve
Jim, Thanks for the insider info. and just...

Jim, Thanks for the insider info.

and just as my new steering wheel adapter (in a Jegs box) is sitting at the same Northampton PA depot for a second day now, saying "on Fedex vehicle for...
Forum: THE LOBBY 07-06-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,334
Posted By njsteve
I had a rockauto shipment (a Cuda grill - about...

I had a rockauto shipment (a Cuda grill - about $550). Same thing - Fedex Ground.

The package sat at the depot in Northampton, PA for over a week. Each day it said "on vehicle for delivery"....
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 07-04-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 78,620
Posted By njsteve
Quite the project! Is that a lampshade on the...

Quite the project!
Is that a lampshade on the roof? Or a sombrero?
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 06-21-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By njsteve
My 75 uses a heavy gauge wire (10 or 12 gauge) ...

My 75 uses a heavy gauge wire (10 or 12 gauge) to power the HEI.
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 06-20-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 78,620
Posted By njsteve
You and me both, Bob. ;-) (just kidding. All...

You and me both, Bob. ;-)

(just kidding. All my $ is going into the purple cuda at the moment)
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 06-19-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 78,620
Posted By njsteve
besides being the "highest octane known to exist"...

besides being the "highest octane known to exist" made ;-) I got a kick out of the "original sheet metal" too.

Doesn't the seller have any idea what went into making that car so perfect?
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 06-18-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 78,620
Posted By njsteve
And the Pontiac Motor Division car (which is what...

And the Pontiac Motor Division car (which is what it says for the destination on the PHS)
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 06-18-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 78,620
Posted By njsteve
Yes, The Maryland car was black. Bob's car was...

Yes, The Maryland car was black. Bob's car was black, and the one that the engineers at Pontiac Division built for their new exec who was thinking about killing off the Firebird in 1972 was black...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 06-17-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 78,620
Posted By njsteve
That was the crazy thing about Canada not having...

That was the crazy thing about Canada not having a similar Munroney type law that required them to disclose specific prices. The local Canadian GM divisions could type in any prices they wanted on...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 06-17-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 78,620
Posted By njsteve
The Silver Springs car is not Bob's black car. ...

The Silver Springs car is not Bob's black car.

Bob is still King!

And from what I recall from my research, the Canadian stickers were actually in US dollars back then.
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 06-17-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,308
Posted By njsteve
If you're talking about the "Enrico Stein"...

If you're talking about the "Enrico Stein" unrestored, original paint, 19,000 mile car, it sold very quickly once word got out it was available. But you're comparing apples and oranges.

A 100%...
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