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Offline Frank Cannon

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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2019, 11:59:01 AM »
There is an entertainment forum.

No one asked you Tommy. Go back to posting irrelevant stories about shit happening in some local election in Bulgaria.

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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2019, 01:47:35 PM »
@The Ghost @RoosGirl

Who the hell would want a used Second Gen F-Body, especially in a baby shit color?

Ugh, Laredo Brown.  Double ugh, rally rims with white walls.  And no rear spoiler?  WTH were they thinking.

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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2019, 01:56:24 PM »
1st off that isn't a Formula in the pictures. Secondly the cars used in the entire series up till 1979 were Firebird Esprits.  Pontiac had 4 trim levels.  Base Firebird for your cheep bastards. The Esprit for your secretaries. Formula for the tuners.  And the Screaming Chicken for the gold chain crowd.

The article says it was a Formula 400 that was modified to look like an Esprit.  Odd decision to me to make the car look more old man-ish.  I guess that's better than Ponch's Formula with the shaker hood.

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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2019, 01:56:45 PM »
Ugh, Laredo Brown.  Double ugh, rally rims with white walls.  And no rear spoiler?  WTH were they thinking.

That was known as 'stealth' back in the day.
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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2019, 01:56:57 PM »
No one asked you Tommy. Go back to posting irrelevant stories about shit happening in some local election in Bulgaria.
Some of us - who also like old cars and handsome manly (*swoon*) actors - are interested in world events. The threads in the World cat are not irrelevant.  Don't crap on our lovefest, Frank!  :laugh:
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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2019, 01:58:54 PM »
That was known as 'stealth' back in the day.

Ohhh.... it was a "sleeper". 

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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2019, 03:03:46 PM »
I guess that's better than Ponch's Formula with the shaker hood.

That bastardization was so butt Ugly it made the baby Jesus cry.

Speaking of crying.  In an early Rockford File the blowed up Rockfishes Esprit.  The 75 or 76 model bird.  But they really wire the explosives to what looked like a 71 model.   
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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2019, 03:22:35 PM »
That bastardization was so butt Ugly it made the baby Jesus cry.

Speaking of crying.  In an early Rockford File the blowed up Rockfishes Esprit.  The 75 or 76 model bird.  But they really wire the explosives to what looked like a 71 model.

The 71 is soooooo much nicer than a 75/76.

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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2019, 05:21:01 PM »
The 71 is soooooo much nicer than a 75/76.

It broke my heart.  After the classic looks of 70 1/2 thu 73 models, the 74,75 and 76  were "transitional" styling years for the 'bird.  77 is when it took off again.  In 79 they finally sold more units than the crapmarro.
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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2019, 06:16:18 PM »
The 71 is soooooo much nicer than a 75/76.

Like hell. You couldn't get a Screaming Chicken on those except for a small one on the nose of a T/A. Small sucks....


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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2019, 06:21:28 PM »
Like hell. You couldn't get a Screaming Chicken on those except for a small one on the nose of a T/A. Small sucks....



If you keep that talking out your ass stuff up I am gonna have to take a trip up to  the great state of Pennsylvania and have your ass kicked....while I watch from a safe distance....hiding behind a Camaro Z-28 .....  damn philistine.
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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2019, 06:49:31 PM »
Like hell. You couldn't get a Screaming Chicken on those except for a small one on the nose of a T/A. Small sucks....



You can go choke your screaming chicken.  The front nose alone was better looking on the 70-73 than anything that came after.

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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2019, 06:53:41 PM »
You can go choke your screaming chicken.  The front nose alone was better looking on the 70-73 than anything that came after.

Kick his ass.  You go girl.
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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2019, 07:02:21 PM »
Y'all can have ALLof that GM junk!  Give me a 68 Charger RT over that crap any day and every day!

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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2019, 07:05:57 PM »
Y'all can have ALLof that GM junk!  Give me a 68 Charger RT over that crap any day and every day!

We ate those old 2 plus ton  Mopar pigs for lunch
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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2019, 07:15:36 PM »
We ate those old 2 plus ton  Mopar pigs for lunch

SURE you did!  ROFLMAO!!!

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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2019, 07:22:25 PM »
Y'all can have ALLof that GM junk!  Give me a 68 Charger RT over that crap any day and every day!

Sorry...


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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2019, 07:27:33 PM »
SURE you did!  ROFLMAO!!!

A ram air 400 would kill your land yatchet Charger.   You watched "Bullet" to many times.   
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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2019, 07:52:01 PM »
You can go choke your screaming chicken.  The front nose alone was better looking on the 70-73 than anything that came after.

First of all only poor people drive around with dual headlamps. Real people have quads. Secondly you suck.


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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2019, 08:00:11 PM »
Y'all can have ALLof that GM junk!  Give me a 68 Charger RT over that crap any day and every day!

Sir, this is a discussion of fine American vehicles on this thread. There is a thread for Italian cars on the Alternate Realities thread.



There is also a thread there where people are discussing that the sound of the Highland Park Hummingbird reduction gear starter on a 60's and 70's Chrysler product isn't hysterical.

Sorry...



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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #45 on: January 17, 2019, 08:16:52 PM »
A ram air 400 would kill your land yatchet Charger.   You watched "Bullet" to many times.

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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #46 on: January 17, 2019, 08:25:22 PM »
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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2019, 08:30:52 PM »
This is not air you want....



I don't care what type of smoke they blow up your ass people are lying when they say torsion bar suspensions handle better than springs or leaves.

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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #48 on: January 17, 2019, 08:30:57 PM »
Y'all can have ALLof that GM junk!  Give me a 68 Charger RT over that crap any day and every day!

Any company that allows a horn like this cannot be trusted to not bleep up the more important things.

Sorry...



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Re: James Garner's personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird heads to auction
« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2019, 08:34:30 PM »
Sorry...


The engine is Supercharged Chrysler’s 501 cubic-inch, big-block V8 with Dyers 8-71 blower on top. This engine produces 693 horsepower and 728 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is bolted to a custom built TorqueFlite A727, 4-speed automatic transmission.

VERY nice!  Only one thing wrong with it.  It isn't mine!


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