It's Alive !!! Trans Am Engine Swap Part 12 - 357 V8 Street Demon Carb 1987 Pontiac TA
The Trans Am is finally running again. The engine is sounding really nice. Just have a few more things to button up before we can take a little test drive. The main thing holding us back at the moment is the Throttle Valve Cable for the trans. I need to get it properly set up before we can drive it. It feels good just to hear it run well though. Thanks for watching along, we appreciate it. There will still be many more videos to come in this engine swap series, as well as more vids on restoring/modifying the Trans Am in other ways.
Trans Am 357 V8 First Test Drive Video After Engine Swap
This our first video of the Trans Am in action after the engine swap.
Obviously, the videos will be more interesting after we break the engine in
a bit more. Right now, we are still adjusting and tuning things. After the
engine has sufficient time to break in, we'll show you what it can really
do. Thanks for watching!
Almost Done - Pontiac Trans Am Engine Swap Part 10 357 V8 Street Demon Carb
This is Part 10 of our 1987 Pontiac Trans Am engine swap series. We've
been swapping in a carbed 357 small block in place of the original 305 TPI.
Since the last video, we installed the distributor, plugs, and wires. We
also plumbed in the temporary fuel setup with a Mallory 4309 Regulator.
Then, I painted the factory valve covers and tightened up the belts. We
only have a few more things to get done before we can fire this engine up
for the first time. I hope you find the videos interesting...thanks for
Trans Am Engine Swap Part 5 - 357 V8
This is the fifth part in our 1987 Pontiac Trans Am engine swap series. In
this video, I show the ECM and all the related wiring that we removed from
the car. Jordan and I also have begun cleaning up the engine bay, so that
we can prepare it for paint. I ordered our new carburetor as well and it
should be here in a couple days. I hope you are finding these vids
interesting...thanks for watching!
New Engine Installed - Pontiac Trans Am Engine Swap Part 7 - 357 V8 Street Demon Carb
This is part 7 of our 1987 Pontiac Trans Am engine swap series. We are in
the process of switching from a 305 TPI to a 357 Carbed engine. Since the
last video, we have managed to get the new engine dropped into the car.
It's fully mounted to the trans and we even installed the carb. We're
running the new 625 cfm Street Demon carb on it, because we preferred some
of it's design features. By the next video, we should have the headers and
Exhaust installed and maybe have the
fuel system set up. I hope you find these vids interesting....thanks for
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
Chuck's Garage - Street Demon Install
Chuck Hanson walks us through a complete install of the new Street Demon
Carburetor and also demonstrates how to tune the carburetor for optimal
1987 GTA Trans Am
The GTA Trans Am was always one of my favorite Trans Am...I shot a very
nice 1987 at The Grand Rod Run 2012...check it out!!
Mad Max - Last V8 Interceptor Ride-Along
A quick 5 minute ride-along in the Interceptor during a regular weekend run
(at Xmas-time, hence the hat). Feel free to leave comments, I do try to
answer all questions. There's some burnout action at
First Start of My 1968 Pontiac Firebird With Its New Carburettor
This is the first start of my 1968 Pontiac Firebird with its new Edelbrock
Performer Series 750 CFM carburettor.
The car catches at the start of the video because there is fuel, spilt
while removing the old carburettor, pooled in the intake manifold.
After that some cranking is required to pump fuel through the filter
assembly and the new carburettor. Once the carburettor's primed, however,
the engine fires up pretty easily.
You'll notice that initially the Pontiac almost cuts out when revved. That
was because the accelerator pump, which dumps extra fuel in when you hit
the throttle, was incorrectly adjusted and supplying too much fuel.
The Firebird still needs tuning but, for the mean time, it sounds pretty
good. The secondaries seem to be working as well, which is interesting as
they didn't appear to on the previous carburettor. You can tell they're
opening up when you get a distinct change in intake note, audible at the
Additionally, I've noticed that the car sounds different with this
carburettor. The Exhaust note is
deeper, richer and softer. I'm impressed by how easily it started too,
given that it's been sat for a while and it was very cold - hence all the
condensation from the Exhausts.
Apologies for the slightly grainy engine bay shots. It was getting quite
dark and the camera was starting to struggle a little.
Oh Deer - 1987 Trans Am Project Update Number Two
I thought I'd give you another update on the 1987 Pontiac Trans Am project.
This week, we have some good news and some bad news. We hit a little
stumbling block, when a deer decided to jump on the hood of the car. We're
still moving forward though, and we'll have everything sorted out shortly.
Thanks for watching!
Pontiac Trans Am Engine Swap Part 11 - Fuel Pump Choke and Fans
This should be the last video before we start the car. Today, or plan is
to fire it up for the first time. For those who haven't been following
along...my son and I are swapping in a carbed 357 in place of the original
TPI 305. It has been a fun project so far, with only a couple minor issues
to this point. Thanks for watching, we appreciate it!
New Parts - Pontiac Trans Am Engine Swap Part 6 357 V8 Street Demon Carb
This is the sixth part in our 1987 Pontiac Trans Am engine swap series.
Today, we received some new parts in the mail and we thought you might like
to see them. We got our 625 cfm Street Demon Carb, a Chrome Demon Air
Cleaner assembly, and a Mallory 4309 3 port fuel regulator. We're really
getting anxious to get it all put together. Thanks for watching along, we