Abandoned 1978 Pontiac Trans Am Driven From Grave After 10 Years | Turnin Rust
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Turnin Rust: Abandoned 1978 Pontiac Trans Am Driven From Grave After 10 Years | Turnin Rust


Published on: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Abandoned 1978 Pontiac Trans Am Driven From Grave After 10 Years | Turnin Rust

Lance gets a lead on a 1978 & a 1981 Pontiac Trans Am that have been abandoned for close to 10 Years.

The team heads out to see if these two beauties are worth saving, and if they can score a deal on the two.

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  • Turnin Rust

    Turnin Rust

     8 months ago +382

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  • Jack Cleary

    Jack Cleary

     2 hours ago

    I'm glad to see at least one of them doesn't hide behind a beard. The owner treated these cars pretty badly and the two for $1800 was a good all-around deal

    These resurrected car videos are usually very irritating. This one not to bad. I remember 4 Transams imported with dealer provided air cond. from USA new back then.. When the blowers were pulled-off it was obvious .the access in the firewall was done by a tomahawk!!

    Wouldn't you start the pine needle clearing at the windscreen wiper area?...to save double handling?...hardly an inspiring 'clean'. Why would you even consider driving it with the certain brake issues, old tyres etc...on a public road??...no respect for others? Yes I'm getting irritated….wipes the dipstick on his jeans...Phew!!….didn't bring any rag??? No cranking but anyway did you clean and check points?...you had to get another distributor cap I recall. The starting system is simple and it's possible the solenoid is dirty/corroded and /or brushes are stuck ...or were stuck when the car left there. Hammering to free them only ruins the starter eventually.

    Turn the motor over at the crank for a start...Lousy tool kit. Surely you know how to check a starter. You've left enough pine needles there to make a good bonfire anyway. Starter...as I said.. stuck brush/brushes or stuck across a mica...Why pump up just one tyre...why not do the lot....

    If it is sluggish with no plugs it's going to struggle on compression. You are pretty badly prepared. Don't kink the carbon leads as you did with I think no 8. Using start up in the carburettors is bad practice. ...good way of damaging pistons. Starter?...you need a better battery....the leads don't show overheating from Starter current. You could have reco'd the battery overnight...it only needed cleaning. It's not the problem. A longer negative cable would have allowed you to turn the battery 180degs .Spraying that crap in there whilest trying to start could cause flame back fire and set fire to the pine needles.

    Holy sh.....fuel in a plastic tank to drive it home??….aaaaaagggghhh!! Does this car have mechanical fuel pump? ...guess it must have to hook the fuel up that way....Why didn't you buy a new set of plugs?...ok 30 miles but you were there yesterday...The miss is likely to be a lifter....Pontiac pains!!

    How about the wheels off the cutlass? Good place to have the plastic bottle of fuel...should total the car if it goes up in flames.

    When bleeding brakes of air...always pump slowly....ok? T

    hose headlights cost a motza....I'd pull them off...it will not make any difference if the police nab you for public menace. which you are driving that pus-box on the highway....how about some consideration for others...all you had to do was bring the trailer back...wasn't it.

  • 12bucklemyshoe1


     3 hours ago

    When you depressed the emergency brake, I was like "Noooooooooo"

  • john dyer

    john dyer

     4 hours ago

    I worked on so many of these things. Putting those eagles back on the hood sucked. We had a turbo pace car come in too. Flew pretty good.

  • Donald Smith

    Donald Smith

     21 hours ago

    This car was somewhere in East Texas.

  • Addison Steiner

    Addison Steiner

     22 hours ago

    Only in Texas do you have a perfectly good trailer and decide to drive a car that has been sitting for 10 years and has no brakes, lol. That said, he got a fantastic deal on a classic car!

  • cody flowers

    cody flowers

     22 hours ago

    Very respectful young man and a great buy. I owned a 77 formula and a 78 formula. Fun cars and great fun

  • War Thunder

    War Thunder

     1 days ago

    I have a 78 firebird myself and this is very helpful. Love the content earned a new sub



     1 days ago

    You guys done $2,000 of work just to get it started! I'd have taken it to a lift and done that dirty work! OCD is acting up too.

  • monmixer


     1 days ago

    I sold a very restorable 87 Blazer 2 for 350 awhile back. Solid, engine and much better shape than that car.

  • sinjin90ful


     1 days ago

    I Love trans am's i had a 79 back in 93, T-tops loved it but even then when it wasn't that old had carb problems, Heater core leak, caliper lock up.
    That thing to me looks like more work than its worth but not that many out there now a days so maybe it is. I sold mine like in 95 running and pretty nice with new paint for like 1200 lol

  • Big B Kenobi

    Big B Kenobi

     1 days ago

    These guys are pitiful. They barely clean these cars off and flip thrm for profit.

  • Stonewall Jackson

    Stonewall Jackson

     1 days ago

    Big beautiful engine

  • Sterling White

    Sterling White

     1 days ago

    dude got a deal! that could of been sold for a lot more

  • reality czech #9

    reality czech #9

     1 days ago

    Nice going guys. A car has to start, if it has fuel, spark and combustion. (old auto shop teacher sez). I would check for spark at the coil first, then the plugs, (once you get it to turn over) and fuel coming to the carb. But not sure if old fuel would combust, so adding tank and fresh fuel was a good idea. Great job. Lots of fun, for sure. Yeah, would like to see final results. I rigged up such a tank to my '55 Chevy going cross country, in case fuel pump quit. lol...gravity feed works great on carbs.

  • roy longakit

    roy longakit

     1 days ago

    Nice idea

  • No Nam

    No Nam

     1 days ago

    It's not abandoned....its a chevy product.....its in a JUNKYARD......

  • G Black

    G Black

     1 days ago

    Somebody working the throttle would have helped a lot

  • The Confused Farmer

    The Confused Farmer

     1 days ago

    How many more you want. Got a 77 and a 78.

  • Tim Kallio

    Tim Kallio

     2 days ago

    old school power spark fuel beet the starter with a hammer if it doesnt turn