Speaking of time, when HPP caught up with Dave and Teri and their T/A at the '05 Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals, it had been completed for just a short while and was certainly fresh. So much so that Dave was rewarded for his efforts by winning the HPP Editor's Choice award and the Best Firebird award. He plans to show the car a bit more before hitting the strip seriously. We guess we can afford him the right to enjoy his T/A in its pristine state given the fact it took 27 years of ownership and 16 years of restoration and modification to get it this way. Now Dave can say proudly that he did rebuild that old Pontiac he bought so many years ago and kept, which puts him a few steps ahead of many of us.
Special Thanks: Dave wants to thank his friend Jim Kruszewski, citing "his years of friendship, dedication, and many special talents that made this restoration so successful."
Up front, the refurbished...
Up front, the refurbished suspension and braking systems are in place, and you can see where the front bumper and its bracket have been lightened. Custom-bent fuel lines, brake lines, and transmission lines not only tidy up appearances, but keep their contents cool by routing away from hot areas, like headers, for example.