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Old 05-23-2018, 12:28 AM
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Re: 1991 Bird

Did you repair your car yet?
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:07 AM
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No, I had other expenditures. Itís looking pretty rough nowadays...
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:46 AM
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Thatís a shame. Sorry to hear that but I hope you can get your bird back to where you want it to be soon.

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No, I had other expenditures. Itís looking pretty rough nowadays...
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Thatís a shame. Sorry to hear that but I hope you can get your bird back to where you want it to be soon.
Thanks for the kind words.
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:35 PM
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Front Brake Pads $13.14 (Upgrade from Duralast Gold to Duralast Max)
Front Caliper Bolts $5.68
Exhaust Hanger Bracket $5.46
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Old 08-29-2018, 04:41 PM
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Re: 1991 Bird

65K Mile Service

Oil $29.99
Oil Filter (Free - Summit Racing)
Air Filter $9.99
Fuel Cap $12.99
Engine Flush & Drain Container $21.88

The MOBIL 1 I used previously was quite dirty... Hmmmmm

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Old 09-03-2018, 10:45 PM
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Re: 1991 Bird

DEH-S4000BT

Stereo Upgrade for Labor Day

Head Unit - $0.00 (Gift from Mom)
Installation Kit - $0.00 (AutoZone)
Wire Harness - $0.00 (AutoZone)
Short Antenna $24.99
Antenna Adapter $17.51


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Old 09-14-2018, 04:22 PM
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Radiator $0.00 (AutoZone)
Steel Reinforced Epoxy $7.00
Fuel Strainer $8.75
Fuel Line $2.18
Hose Clamps $3.27

Replaced the Fuel Pump. The Pulsator appeared to be cracked and an immediate replacement was not locally available so I bypassed it with a piece of hose & clamps. Replaced the rubber lines that connect to the Fuel Tank. Muffler will need to be replaced...

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Old 09-27-2018, 09:00 PM
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Re: 1991 Bird

Delco PG260L (PMGR)

Starter $0.00 (Wal-Mart)

The Joys of Daily Driving a ThirdGen, 91 Bird

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Old 10-25-2018, 09:12 PM
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Re: 1991 Bird

I rolled the Passenger Side Window down this morning & it came off track

$50 @ Sinaloa Auto Glass in Bellflower
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:15 PM
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Re: 1991 Bird

Finally addressed the Exhaust System...

Intermediate Pipe $93.99
Intermediate Pipe Installation $20.00 @ Aladdin’s Muffler
Muffler $0.00 (Gift from Mom)
Exhaust Hanger $19.99
Exhaust Hanger $37.91
Exhaust Clamps $23.20
Exhaust Turndown $34.99
Exhaust Tailpipe $60.43

@ 28+ Years Old it seems everything is due for replacement

Sun Visors $83.99

The Front Brake Rotors were either too thin or warped, probably should of changed them out back in Post #55

Front Rotors $60.00
Front Brake Pads $0.00 (AutoZone)
Front Wheel Seals $4.36

Front Tires will need to be replaced soon...

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Old 11-24-2018, 04:10 PM
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UMI 2015


USED Rear Lower Control Arms $50.00
Rear Lower Control Arm Hardware $10.79

Appears that the Pinnion Seal is leaking
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:47 PM
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Re: 1991 Bird

Nice! did the car have a factory cassette player? selling it? I need a OEM one for my 92.
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Nice! did the car have a factory cassette player? selling it? I need a OEM one for my 92.
Yes, it did but I tossed it in the Trash
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:17 PM
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Replaced the Radiator this last Saturday. I probably should have changed the Radiator Cap, Hoses & Clamps for peace of mind but I didn't

Radiator $0.00 (AutoZone)
Anti-Freeze 50/50 $17.51
Anti-Freeze Concentrate $19.70
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Re: 1991 Bird

As 1991 Bird is my Daily Driver I'm averaging about 1,200 miles a month...

I'd been putting off servicing the Transmission since I wanted to upgrade to a deep style transmission pan.

The automatic transmission fluid whilst clean smelled a little weird and was significantly discolored. I reckon it's the original ATF.

I removed a little over 3 quarts and replaced it with Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF.

ATF $26.14
Siphon Pump & Drain Container $7.05

Transmission Service FX3 (Flush, Filter & Fluid) postponed till 2019

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KYB 743019

Rear Shocks $0.00 (AutoZone)
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70K Mile Service

Oil $24.95
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:58 PM
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Re: 1991 Bird

Nice to see your still at it with this one, keep at it and keep posting, I'm doing a bunch of mundane repairs to mine at the moment...fuel pump, brake lines/shoes/cylinders/end links etc etc and I gather inspiration from threads like this.
Would like some feedback on those KYB adjustable rear shocks if you get a chance, seen them on amazon, they seem like good value for money.
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Nice to see your still at it with this one, keep at it and keep posting, I'm doing a bunch of mundane repairs to mine at the moment...fuel pump, brake lines/shoes/cylinders/end links etc etc and I gather inspiration from threads like this.
Would like some feedback on those KYB adjustable rear shocks if you get a chance, seen them on amazon, they seem like good value for money.
for the kind words 91ragtopTA. Mundane Repairs are what these cars need... Glad to be of inspiration, Iíll keep you posted on the shocks as I log some more miles.
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The Daily Driver, 91 Bird
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I finally got around to paying my Registration...

I'd been putting it off as I had Two (2) outstanding Parking Citations for "Street Sweeping".

Planned Non Operation (PNO) Service Fee $32.00
2018 CA Registration $224.00
Past Due Parking Citation $117.00
Past Due Parking Citation $117.00

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Re: 1991 Bird

Car looks great!! Mine is nearly identical, lol. I thought I stole it at $3500 with 124k on it. Looking forward to keeping up with the progress!
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How exactly are you getting so much stuff from Autozone for $0.00 - are you shoplifting or do you work there and they have a very liberal employee borrow program?
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Car looks great!! Mine is nearly identical, lol. I thought I stole it at $3500 with 124k on it. Looking forward to keeping up with the progress!
Thanks Paintchips97, It was definitely an Awesome Deal!
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Re: 1991 Bird

I donít do much spirted driving so the BF Goodrich G Force Sport COMP2 tires from Post #15 were overkill for my 50m commute. I opted for Yokohama AVID Ascend GT tires in a slightly higher profile 45 vs 40 to soften the ride.

Front Tires $225.98
Front Wheel Spacers $38.50
Mounting & Balancing $0.00 (Allen Tire)
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How exactly are you getting so much stuff from Autozone for $0.00 - are you shoplifting or do you work there and they have a very liberal employee borrow program?
Ahh the secret to my thrifty ways

When you see $0.00 from AutoZone it usually means that itís an item with their Lifetime Warranty that I have previously purchased for a different Pontiac Firebird. I own a 1989 Formula 350 and a 1990 Trans AM.
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