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    The 1976 Special Edition Trans Am in the Johnny Player Specialesque paint scheme laid the ground work for the Smokey and the Bandit '77 Model. Greenlight '77 shown for comparitve purposes. Nicely done here by AW!
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  • #2
    nice pair..i like the one with t tops.

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    • #3
      The T-tops always made for an attractive car!

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      • #4
        The Trans AMs were always sweet looking rides...Nice comparison...

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        • #5
          I like both. The shaker air intake was a nice touch.
          The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

          Thank you for your understanding.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jt3 View Post
            I like both. The shaker air intake was a nice touch.
            I always liked the idea of the shaker scoops. I bought two from Ford Motorsports back in the mid 70s for the Mustangs. One went on a 69 Mach 1 I was restoring and the other went on a 68 Mustang I was racing. The 68 had a pretty stiff cam and the engine shook as the engine idled. It was so cool to watch sitting in the driver's seat. Even when you revved the engine to high RPMs. If I remember correctly they were a little over $300 each back then. Now as I understand you can't touch a used one for less than $1,000. Was there any other American muscle car that came factory with shakers other than the Trans AM and the Mustang???

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Stangfreak View Post

              I always liked the idea of the shaker scoops. I bought two from Ford Motorsports back in the mid 70s for the Mustangs. One went on a 69 Mach 1 I was restoring and the other went on a 68 Mustang I was racing. The 68 had a pretty stiff cam and the engine shook as the engine idled. It was so cool to watch sitting in the driver's seat. Even when you revved the engine to high RPMs. If I remember correctly they were a little over $300 each back then. Now as I understand you can't touch a used one for less than $1,000. Was there any other American muscle car that came factory with shakers other than the Trans AM and the Mustang???
              The Challenger rocked one quite nicely in the 70s and again in the current generation.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Stangfreak View Post
                Was there any other American muscle car that came factory with shakers other than the Trans Am and the Mustang???
                In addition to the 1970-1971 Dodge Challenger shaker scoops were also available on the 1970-1971 Plymouth 'Cuda from the factory. Some Chrysler literature of the time called it the 'Incredible Quivering Exposed Cold Air Grabber".

                Factory shaker scoops were also available on the Pontiac GTO, Ford Torino and (Australia) Ford Falcon XY GT-HO Phase III.

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                • #9
                  Beautiful green color with that super Trans-am decal.

                  In High School these were popular cars there wasn't much get-and-go in those days. I had a Chevette that took forever to get going anywhere it was almost as pathetic or equal to my 93 Ford Ranger with the 98 horsepower and 4 cylinders.
                  Due to the recent budget cuts,
                  the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                  current state of the economy, the light at the end
                  of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Daniel View Post
                    Beautiful green color with that super Trans-am decal.

                    In High School these were popular cars there wasn't much get-and-go in those days. I had a Chevette that took forever to get going anywhere it was almost as pathetic or equal to my 93 Ford Ranger with the 98 horsepower and 4 cylinders.
                    In high school I had a Renault 10 with push-button shifter on the dash....so there....(sorry, just had to represent we 'others' who could only WISH we had a 'muscle car' in high school....😂; I followed it with another Renault (manual stick on the floor), and then my '65 Chevy pickup.) However, my NEXT NEW "car" was an '80 Honda Accord 4-door, followed in 7 years by an '87 Ranger, followed in '92 with the current 4WD model that takes me wherever I want to go (when I don't want to ride a bike there). That '92 Ranger is still humming along; just had a brake job followed by a cooling system repair to keep it running for another 10-20 years.....about the projected end of my driving life....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by b2young View Post

                      In high school I had a Renault 10 with push-button shifter on the dash....so there....(sorry, just had to represent we 'others' who could only WISH we had a 'muscle car' in high school....😂; I followed it with another Renault (manual stick on the floor), and then my '65 Chevy pickup.) However, my NEXT NEW "car" was an '80 Honda Accord 4-door, followed in 7 years by an '87 Ranger, followed in '92 with the current 4WD model that takes me wherever I want to go (when I don't want to ride a bike there). That '92 Ranger is still humming along; just had a brake job followed by a cooling system repair to keep it running for another 10-20 years.....about the projected end of my driving life....
                      You go man!
                      Due to the recent budget cuts,
                      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                      current state of the economy, the light at the end
                      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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