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Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts WANTED 12-02-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Formulabruce
The lower grill mounts on a '73 are just...

The lower grill mounts on a '73 are just basically angle iron that bolts to the inner Bumper structure and is not seen. One is used per side, vs 4 smaller mounts for the 70-72. By inner bumper...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 12-02-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By Formulabruce
I think one of the 1972 promo pre production cars...

I think one of the 1972 promo pre production cars had comfort weave. I think it may have been Sandalwood. This is an interesting subject as over the transition there were some carry overs. Stainless...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-29-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By Formulabruce
I owned a early Dec'71 built '72 which came with...

I owned a early Dec'71 built '72 which came with a new style steel valence in the trunk ( new style as in will fit the clear capsule and amber capsules and the new wiring harness they take)
The one...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-29-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 307
Posted By Formulabruce
Your brakes and blinkers have one thing in...

Your brakes and blinkers have one thing in Common. The turn signal/4 way flasher switches in the steering column.
That assembly with wiring is about 50 bucks. Could try a used one, just plug it in...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-29-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Formulabruce
Mounts, Lenses and Bezels can be used for mock...

Mounts, Lenses and Bezels can be used for mock up.
I have some NOS tail pipes that are sitting because the Gardner ones are much nicer.. oddly enough.
Some colors, white, Sandalwood, greens can...
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts FOR SALE 11-26-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Formulabruce
Bump for 1 year only parts. Tracks for both seats...

Bump for 1 year only parts. Tracks for both seats and hardware.
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts FOR SALE 11-26-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Formulabruce
Bump.

Bump.
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-26-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 307
Posted By Formulabruce
One thing I have seen is that, below the bulb at...

One thing I have seen is that, below the bulb at the end of the wire, there is a copper tab soldered on the very end wire and it contacts the bottom of the bulb. ( 2 on a 1157).
That tab, due to...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-25-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 307
Posted By Formulabruce
Check the front harness grounds to the core...

Check the front harness grounds to the core support ( upper outer corners under each fender)
Check the rear harness ground wire in the trunk on the hump for the fuel filler tube, near the trunk...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 11-25-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,490
Posted By Formulabruce
I worked at a Pontiac/ GMC/ Caddilac Dealership...

I worked at a Pontiac/ GMC/ Caddilac Dealership as a ( eventually) a ASE Certified mechanic in the later 70's, early 80's. I kept involved in that as I changed paths and went more into Electrical.
...
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts WANTED 11-22-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Formulabruce
That is part of the under dash harness. Either...

That is part of the under dash harness. Either goes to steering column (auto)
Or goes to clutch switch ( Standard).
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-20-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Formulabruce
Your 4 way flasher could be shorted. This can...

Your 4 way flasher could be shorted. This can cause this symptom.
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-19-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Formulabruce
So far, I have found a 70 TA, and a 70 automatic...

So far, I have found a 70 TA, and a 70 automatic Formula ( 15 inch car), a 70 4 speed 15 inch car with 2.6 boxes.
I have also seen a 70 Formula 14 inch car with a 3.0, and a few other 70's ( base,...
Forum: THE LOBBY 11-19-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,681
Posted By Formulabruce
BJ, I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot...

BJ, I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sympathy I feel. Her memories will give you a lot to live for. If you need anything, feel free to reach out, even if its only to chat. Was a...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-18-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Formulabruce
Happy birthday �� Craig ! Thanks again for...

Happy birthday �� Craig ! Thanks again for sharing your wealth of knowledge and sarcasm!
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-18-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By Formulabruce
Jan and Feb show cars ( Detroit) and the Daytona...

Jan and Feb show cars ( Detroit) and the Daytona race parade cars had black. They are only ones I have ever seen black from factory. Goodyear tires were used more than most think as well.
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-09-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Formulabruce
I would ask to borrow NJSteves old ones, or ask...

I would ask to borrow NJSteves old ones, or ask him to get some made ( 3D printed) in Nylon..
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-09-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 735
Posted By Formulabruce
That bracket is just like Steves, take out bolt...

That bracket is just like Steves, take out bolt and slide it on the intake stud
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-09-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 735
Posted By Formulabruce
I am not so sure that the coil bracket is the...

I am not so sure that the coil bracket is the same on a 400 vs 455 in 72. Obviously ignition plays a part. I seem to recall having 2 different brackets.
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-09-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By Formulabruce
Dealerships had upgraded cables after like 1972 .

Dealerships had upgraded cables after like 1972 .
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-09-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By Formulabruce
I highly Doubt many folks who would actually...

I highly Doubt many folks who would actually "drive" their cars would install NOS spiral shocks.
Ever heard of Delco Pleasurizers?
These were created to replace the 1 way valve piss poor spiral...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-08-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Formulabruce
Interesting sheet, by engine.. I have found...

Interesting sheet, by engine..
I have found that All Esprit 400 cars have had a 3.0 box.
That said, they all were 14" wheel cars.
Dealer replacement boxes were all 3.0 . This I know from...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-08-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 735
Posted By Formulabruce
Mounts to the throttle bracket, which is bolted...

Mounts to the throttle bracket, which is bolted to the intake, DS BEHIND air cleaner. Pics are in your ass y manual, which you did buy, right?
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-07-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Formulabruce
Page 14 on NJSteves thread on his 73 SD Formula...

Page 14 on NJSteves thread on his 73 SD Formula is a good place to start.
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 11-07-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Formulabruce
Some folks tap into the glove box light wire,...

Some folks tap into the glove box light wire, which is right there, and always hot.\
The power wire to trunk is Black. It is black because its considered a ground because it is downstream of the...
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