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Project Trans Am – Up to October 2012

My Trans Am resto-mod project is finally coming together! October is ending up as the interior and wiring month for the project, something I’m more comfortable working on frankly. The interior parts have been refurbished with fresh coats of interior paint applied. The electrical wiring is being evaluated currently, the plan is to reuse the […]

Project Trans Am – Month 28, Rear Axle and Brakes

I’ve moved the monthly updates on Project Trans Am to my Mods and Rods.tv blog and podcast. My latest post covering everything I’ve done last August with photos is available here: http://www.modsandrods.tv/2012/09/05/project-trans-am-month-28-rear-axle-and-oil-pump/

Project Trans Am – Month 27 at Mods and Rods.tv

I’ve moved the monthly updates on Project Trans Am to my Mods and Rods.tv blog and podcast. My latest post covering everything I’ve done last July is available here: http://www.modsandrods.tv/2012/07/30/project-trans-am-month-27-brakes-firewall-and-rear-axle/

This May be a Stupid Question But…

I hear this all the time on forums and in email when helping folks: This may be a stupid question but… When I was young my mother would promptly correct me “There are no stupid questions”. If you haven’t guessed, my mom was a teacher. By college I was trained never to add that to […]

Project Trans Am – 24 Months Later

This post has moved to www.modsandrods.tv Link: http://www.modsandrods.tv/2012/05/01/project-trans-am-24-months-later/

Early Spring Home Improvements

It’s not quite spring time but the lack of snow got me motivated to fix some of the little things that have been on my honey-to-do list. Fireplace and HVAC Vents The HVAC and Fireplace vents were long over due for replacement. They were cracked/damaged when we bought the house, and this winter took them […]

Project Trans Am – 22 Months Later

This post has moved to www.modsandrods.tv Link: http://www.modsandrods.tv/2012/02/28/project-trans-am-22-months-later/

My Enthusiasm for Pontiac Continues

If you’ve talked about cars with me in recent months, you know I’m in the process of restoring a 1981 Trans Am. I bought the car knowing the motor needed rebuilt or replaced. Last fall I picked up a Pontiac 400 V8 (more specifically, a W72 from a 77 Trans Am with the transmission and […]

State of the House (Mandato House)

The past couple of months I’ve been focused on the Trans Am project. Last week I finally got the gate made for the deck. Most of the time the gate will be open, but any time we’re out and want either to keep the dog off the deck or Melanie on the deck, we can […]

Project Pontiac Trans Am

Last week I purchased a 1981 Pontiac Trans Am! If you know me well, you know I’ve wanted a 1978 Trans Am for years. Even though this is not the correct year, it’s very similar to the Trans Am I wanted and with a little effort over the coming years hopefully it will look like […]