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Re: 1976 Pontiac Sunbird TC

Postby Kenova » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:09 am

Anti-seize! I put that $%!# on everything! :lol:

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Re: 1976 Pontiac Sunbird TC

Postby RedFiveKBS » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:23 am

Kenova wrote:Anti-seize! I put that $%!# on everything! :lol:

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Amen! I was thinking that as I beat the damn thing out. Alum on Alum. Ugh...
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Re: 1976 Pontiac Sunbird TC

Postby Monza Harry » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:58 pm

Ken and Kevin that brings me to this line: "remember... not everything is good on TOAST!" from our "H-Buddy" Ron memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1935 With little [very little] imagination you can figure out where that line came from! :beer: :lol: lmao :haha: :sick: Harry
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Re: 1976 Pontiac Sunbird TC

Postby RedFiveKBS » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:17 am

Off life support and ready to hit the road to Carlisle, PA!

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Started having issues with the car last year on the way home from the Salem, OH H-Body show and mostly parked it while I drove the silver 1980 coupe. Finally seems to be fixed! I'll take it on a longer test drive today to confirm it is finally better. Heading out to Carlisle, PA (about a 6-hour drive) on Friday with the car. Ken Mahoy is driving my silver car and we're meeting up with Ron Lee in his Mirage and Michael Allen in his Mirage. Going to have an H-Body convoy to the show! Looking forward to it.
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Re: 1976 Pontiac Sunbird TC

Postby Monza Harry » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:25 pm

RedFiveKBS wrote:Off life support and ready to hit the road to Carlisle, PA!

Finally seems to be fixed! ....... Heading out to Carlisle, PA (about a 6-hour drive) on Friday with the car. Ken Mahoy is driving my silver car and we're meeting up with Ron Lee in his Mirage and Michael Allen in his Mirage. Going to have an H-Body convoy to the show! Looking forward to it.
To which I Say: SWEEEEEET!!!!! Harry
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Re: 1976 Pontiac Sunbird TC

Postby RedFiveKBS » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:23 am

Test drive successful! Drove the Sunbird about 85 miles round trip Thursday to check out everything. Ran great with no issues.

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Ken Mahoy and Michael Allen should be at my place around noon. Then we head off toward Carlisle, PA picking up Ron Lee with his Mirage along the way. Weather is looking a bit wet, unfortunately.
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Re: 1976 Pontiac Sunbird TC

Postby RedFiveKBS » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:14 pm

What a day. Convoy got a little later start than we wanted but we made it to Carlisle. It rained almost the entire drive down; about 370 miles. At one point it was so heavy I could hardly see more than a couple car lengths. The two Sunbirds ran great and had no issues. Ken Mahoy drove the silver 1980 Sunbird and let me know it really needs new tires. It didn't like all the rain and was a little bit of a handful at times. Put that on the list.

Ron Lee and Michael Allen drove their Monza Mirages from Ohio to the show in the convoy as well. It was a long drive and the weather sucked but it was an adventure. The weather for tomorrow is looking better.

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Oh, and the 1976 Sunbird (red one) rolled 80,000 miles. She really ran great. So happy to finally have the engine issues solved.

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Re: 1976 Pontiac Sunbird TC

Postby Monza Harry » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:25 pm

Kevin Mobile Photography is frowned upon you know, it could have ruined that "Awesome pic' above! Especially with Ken on "Slicks". That is a nice looking neighbourhood right there! :th: That is more miles than any of mine ever managed to get and yours looks like it is in better actual condition than any of mine turned out to be! Harry P.S. no eating in those cars the mayo/ketchup stains are B :censored: :cuss: h [note the background in that pic']
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Re: 1976 Pontiac Sunbird TC

Postby RedFiveKBS » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:40 pm

Monza Harry wrote:Kevin Mobile Photography is frowned upon you know, it could have ruined that "Awesome pic' above! Especially with Ken on "Slicks". That is a nice looking neighbourhood right there! :th: That is more miles than any of mine ever managed to get and yours looks like it is in better actual condition than any of mine turned out to be! Harry P.S. no eating in those cars the mayo/ketchup stains are B :censored: :cuss: h [note the background in that pic']


Harry, it was a great weekend! I am very pleased that the Sunbirds ran excellent all the way there and back. It was just over 800 miles round trip.

I am very happy that Ken Mahoy and his son, Nathaniel, had a great bonding experience on the trip. Nathaniel has been bitten by the H-Body bug and is talking about building a Spyder with his dad. :D

We had an excellent turnout at the show. Over 36 H-bodies were in attendance!

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Great ride home from Carlisle as the weather was absolutely perfect. Nathaniel took a lot of video of the cars rolling home and Ken will be editing a video together with them. Can't wait to see it.

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We made a couple stops on the way home. First was at Wright Buick and GMC in Wexford, PA. This was the dealership that initially took delivery of my silver 1980 coupe. It was Wright Pontiac back in 1980.

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Since we were in the area, we stopped by Lordstown too. The silver car was, of course, built here but the 1976 red car was built in Southgate, CA.

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We also stopped by Summit Racing since they were on the route home, more-or-less. I figured Nate wouldn't get back over this way and he needed to see the Speed Parts Mecca of Ohio.

I can't wait to get together with this group of people again real soon.
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Re: 1976 Pontiac Sunbird TC

Postby Monza Harry » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:12 pm

Well it sounds like a great time was had by all! Kevin Congratulations on 1600 uneventful miles [2 cars = double miles :th: ]Now it's time for a real road trip!
RedFiveKBS Quipped wrote: but the 1976 red car was built in Southgate, CA.
I can't believe Ron took 450 pic's of his car! :lol: Just bustin' on Ya" Ron! I only perused 5 pages so far but Wow some nice cars there and many I haven't encountered yet! Thanx for sharing Gang I wish I was there! Harry
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