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Post by GayBoyBrummy on Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:27 am

My partner and I are off to have a look at a Pontiac Firebird 1980 4.9 litres V6 engine tomorrow!

It's a private sale for asking price of £7500 and it's apparently in very good condition.

06:00 start for us both for the journey to Nottingham for 08:00! I'll keep you lot informed if we buy it!

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Post by GayBoyBrummy on Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:12 pm

This on is another possible one to go see

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131875823737

Looks nice don't you think?
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Post by GayBoyBrummy on Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:13 pm

Or this one seems very cheap so far

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162140314660
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Post by GayBoyBrummy on Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:16 pm

Partner quite fancies this mustang and bonus is it's very local to us

Not too keen on the way the back lights are covered though but it's right price wise.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112061374123
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Post by thirdgen on Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:35 pm

any yank like that is a good starter car i would have a trans am over a mustang any day and no rag tops for me

i think a older one might be better i like older ones personally
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Post by thirdgen on Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:40 pm

the 4.9 will be a v8 and if its orange with gold wheels don't buy it unless you have test driven it for a long time i had a experience on the m6 with a 4.9 that cooked ! the engine practically seized and i kept it going until it stopped virtually to get to the next pull in. it went back on a rac truck and got money back !!
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Post by GayBoyBrummy on Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:09 am

Just stopped for a quick coffee and a sub outside of Nottingham. An hour to kill before we get to see the firebird.

We will bear it in mind thirdgen - it's not gold though it is white. Owner confirmed for second time it's a 4.9 V6 so could we possibly have someone who doesn't know the car they own well enough!?

I'm a freak for V8 sounds so I'll know straight away if it is a V8 when he fires it up for us. If it was up to me only I would be going for a V8 100% but we will go for a rust free body and chassis firstly.

Owner says it's all mint and clean but time will tell
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Post by thirdgen on Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:44 pm

we all looked at what sellers call mint cars that should be in the scrap yard lol
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Post by BRYDENGTA on Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:56 pm

Hope it turns out good for you mate
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Post by Webbel on Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:44 pm

Mine was mint......ish !!!!!!
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Post by GayBoyBrummy on Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:57 pm

It was not quite right :-(

Engine was a V6 and not a V8 but not 4.9 litres it turned out to be a 3 litre something when we googled the dashboard vin code and had a search through some web sites. It's didn't drive nice at all. Body and chassis looked like it had lots of patches and poor welding like fried egg splatter everywhere and painted over. Smelled of urine and cigarettes inside.

Will have a look at another one soon
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Post by GayBoyBrummy on Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:04 pm

VIN 2S87AAL112675

The top of the body paintwork was mint as he said it was and the interior was plush red but just smelt very bad.
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Post by Transam Kev on Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:12 pm

better off waiting for the right one to come up which it will
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Post by Webbel on Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:21 pm

Have a look at the car shows...theres always cars for sale at them
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Post by thirdgen on Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:21 pm

3.8 l

Its hard to find a good car these days there all old
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Post by Transam Kev on Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:16 am

hello gay boy brummy the car you looked at in Nottingham was the owners name ian . it turns out that the guy bum we talk about is selling is trans am. now it makes sense that why the car smells of smoke and piss surprised it did not smell of shit as well Laughing if this was the car you looked at . he also had a lot of work and welding done to it . think it was a 4.9 but he had a 6.6 fitted
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Post by GayBoyBrummy on Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:35 am

Hello Kev,

No it was not a man called ian he was called simon. It was most definitely a V6 as I counted 6 plugs under the bonnet and it sounded like one. It was a white car with a red clothy interior and i think the urine smell was probably just a dampness mixed with the cigarette smell. there was plenty of welds underneath the body from what I could see and not even painted. It was a splatter Fest under there and looked recently done. Every foot well area panel had a patch and the panel which runs behind the bumper at the back was covered in patches. The long beam of metal on either side running from the front to halfway down the car underneath - i think it's called the chassis sub frame was patched as well with bare metal patches and welding. It was a shame because on top it looked good but even I know that having a good top of the body is no good if the bottom is rusting out everywhere. Then the V6 just felt like My first car which was a 1.2 litre Corsa. It had no go
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Post by thirdgen on Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:52 am

V6 are no good in a 2nd gen the v8 ones are not that quick unless there early 70's engines or tuned up





That was my 78 i had a couple of years ago she moved 300 hp motor

The troll is in the picture with another so called pontiac expert and 2 knob heads


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Post by GayBoyBrummy on Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:18 am

Nice looking car but to be honest I think that new one you have in the other post looks better cos the styling of those mark three ones is way way better!

Nobody in that photo I recognise and this Simon we met was about 70 and quite a bit larger than anybody there.

We are now trying to get booked in to go and see the mustang I posted about with the weird light covers. Owner says they can be took off though so bonus
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Post by Transam Kev on Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:47 pm

gayboy there is a big show on this sunday at north weald called dam Yankees not far from Stansted airport. there is lots of yanks for sale there about 2 hours drive for you lots of this club are going. oh by the way the one on the left of trans am is winging thirdgen one on right is pauls friend robin one in red black is our friend
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Post by Webbel on Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:19 pm

Remember that picture......robbin telling you how to sort your carb out......paul not that impressed
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Post by thirdgen on Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:38 pm

Webbel wrote:Remember that picture......robbin telling you how to sort your carb out......paul not that impressed

oh yes cant remember something like check the washer fluid or tyre pressure ...twat

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Post by Canvey rebel on Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:17 am

Don't  talk to me about  robin took my car to him he didn’t do a lot to it got a bill for over 2500

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Post by Transam Kev on Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:33 am

Canvey rebel wrote:Don't  talk to me about  robin took my car to him he didn’t do a lot to it got a bill for over 2500
I know a few people not happy that have had work done by them .
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Post by thirdgen on Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:52 pm

Me too
Seem some of the work on johns car its rubbish
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