1972 Pontiac Tran Am HO SOLD @ Eric's Muscle Cars
http://www.ericsmusclecars.com/car.php?car=423 is proud to offer 1 OF 458 PRODUCED PHS DOCUMENTED
NUMBERS MATCHING DRIVETRAIN
SERVICE REPLACEMENT BLOCK
M22 ROCK CRUSHER 4 SPEED (SERIAL # STAMP)
7F6 HEADS AND Exhaust MANIFOLD ON SHELF
ORIGINAL CARBURATOR AND INTAKE
ORIGINAL INTERIOR (EXCEPT CARPET)
Due to a 1972 UAW strike, at which GM was the target, Firebird and Trans Am production was devastated. All told only 1286 Trans Ams were completed V(828 automatics, & 458 4-speeds). At the plant, over 2,100 Firebird and Camaro models were in various stages of assembly when the strike ended, but as these cars would not meet the new 1973 Federal standards, these cars were all scrapped ! The 1972 Trans Am production would hold the distinction of being the second lowest in history. A new cylinder head rested atop the 4-bolt block, this had a new casting number of 7F6 and was only used in 1972 and had special combustion chambers. The good part about these new heads is that they still used the horsepower producing oval ports and the accompanying large 2.11" intake and 1.77" inch Exhaust valves found in big inch Pontiac high performance engines of the past. The 068 camshaft was back for another run in the TA, and the lift remained at .408/.406 inches for intake and Exhaust. As in 1971, there was only one engine available in the Trans Am and it was subject to same hand selection of components in order to make the engines as close to the tolerances laid out in the blueprints. This engine could be mated to a pair of transmissions, the infamous "M22 Rock Crusher" Muncie 4-speed close ratio manual transmission or the sturdy 3-speed turboHydramatic 400 automatic transmission. This was the 1st year for the honey comb grille, and the last year of a functional shaker hood. The colors once again remined limited to Cameo White with blue stripes or Lucerne Blue topped with a white stripe. Lucerne Blue would have it's swan song in 1972 as a blue would not return to the Trans Am line up until 1974. The "racing' stripes that were first intoduced in '69 also made their last appearance in 1972 and no Trans Am would be striped as such until the 15th anniversary T/A in 1984.
1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400
For more info about this restoration go to www.HoggyStyle.com
This is 1 of only 4167 cars built. Fully restored 1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400. A very rare car because of the UAW strike in 1972.
photos of restoration at www.HoggyStyle.com
1971 pontiac trans am 455 h.o. 4 speed car
1971 trans am 455 h.o. 4 speed car and after 14 years finally getting around to getting it done, motor is stock with the exception of a ram air iv cam and flowmaster mufflers.
1973 Pontiac Trans Am (SD 455)
The 1973 Pontiac Trans Am is the finest TransAm that Pontiac ever built. The 1973 Trans Am is a Second Generation Firebird (2nd gen is from 1970 to 1981). Of the less than 5,000 that were built, the 455 SD (Super Duty) with a 4-speed manual transmission is one of the rarest birds out there as only 72 were produced. This is the American muscle car dream!
Inside the 1972 Trans Am
Normal acceleration to 60 mph in our 1972 Trans Am with new crossflow muffler from Waldron Exhaust.
The transverse-mount muffler uses tubing that's traditionally routed and is designed for improved airflow over an original. The numbers-matching 455 HO engine features a Nunzi hydraulic flat-tappet (222/232@ 0.050-inch duration) camshaft, but is otherwise stock.