"Birds in Lights"

So, I come home from work and there is a book in the mail from Veloce Publishing, called "The History of the Firebird" by Mark Cranswick which is
being sold in B&N.
I open it up and on page 81 and 87, wow that car looks familiar. Yep, it's mine. LOL. The book features an engine and exterior shot of my TATA and a nice hood bird shot of my 80 Turbo.
The parts car didn't make it. LOL :). Nice to see your own car in print! :)
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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Bigjfig Spilled my beer when they jumped on the table and proclaimed

Congrats, man, on having a famous one...
NOI
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Bigjfig wrote:

Congrats! Is the book any good? Always like to add to the collection.
Ray
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That sounds like it might be the book I saw the different frame type references in. Is it a fairly new book? what does it say the differences in subframes are between esprits and TAs?
Bird79 1979 Firebird Esprit 1973 455 YC
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Was this an authorized 'biography'? :-)
-- Mr. Floppy
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Yea, they solicited me to put my car in there. LOL. Nice chit-chat for the swapmeets and car shows.
2 years ago I won a contest with Sears because I restored a 1960 Craftsman rollaway (like in the shops) toolbox and they published me in the Craftsman Club Newsletter. Pretty cool. They threw me a few bones as well as giving me a moment of stardom.
NOI: Both of my cars are in there, not just one.
Other poster who asked about is the book any good: Seems to be OK on detail and quite witty. It's written by a British guy, Mark Cranswick. I asked him if he wanted my help on the details, never got back to me...lol.
I supposed the better British guys know about Yank Iron (such as the couple that post here), but sometimes I think they are used to writing about Coopers and Minis. LOL.
Other poster: The book isn't technical on subframe differences. That's what a Hollander interchange manual is for.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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Bigjfig wrote:

As long as they spell tahr correctly. They keep spelling it tyre. Haven't they seen NASCAR? What the hell is a bonnet? No, my car doesn't have 2 wings in the front - those are FENDERS. ;)
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It'd be nice to hear some of the terminology from the British folks that post here.
David Toft? Others? Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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well as an ex brit (now a Canuck for my sins) here goes UK US aerial antenna ("aerial" used regionally in the past but has faded from use)
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