Friday, June 23, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
The incorrect dealer price window stickers for my car arrive. They are for the 3668th Firebird produced in 1986, strangely, it is a black Trans Am with gray interior, LG4 engine, automatic, no T-tops and not much else. A real plain jane kind of mass produced dealer-spec'ed TA. I'm still waiting on the correct window sticker for my car.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Dad has the car for a day. He decides it needs new brakes and rotors. He installs OEM parts all the way around. Sigh. I would have told him to wait and let me put the GM Durastop rotors and the Z-rated carbon / metallic pads all the way around but he's my dad and he's impulsive like that. Since he picked up the tab, I can't fault him too hard for doing it. New brake rotors and pads all around for the old girl.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
The Trans Am springs a leak. I'm slowly losing coolant near the firewall, ala the oil cooler line on the '89 Formula 350. However, since this engine / TA does not have the oil cooler installed, the problem is similar but different. Not wanting to worm my way under the car for two nights, I run the car up to a local mechanic. The problem is a leak in a heater hose. $15 hose, two hours labor. I'm rolling again.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
I received the reproduction T-top sun shades from Year One (taking advantage of one of their 10% off sales). The shades are in tan color and the difference in interior temps during the day while driving with and without the shades in place is noticeable.
Wednesday, June 7, 2006
I received the PHS packet for the wrong car. Apparently, from what I can tell, someone transposed the "8" in my VIN as a "3" and thus I received the information packet for a Trans Am with the production number of 203668 instead of 208668.