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!
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
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.
Pontiac Trans Am Engine Swap Part 9 - 357 V8 - Alternator Power Steering Water Pump
We're getting closer now, only a few more things before she'll run. We
managed to install the water pump, alternator, power steering pump, heater
hoses, and radiator hoses. Now, we basically have to put in the HEI
distributor, plugs, and some fuel lines...then we'll be ready to fire it
up. There will probably be a couple more vids before we actually start it
for the first time. Thanks for watching along, we appreciate it!
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!
Test Drive 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona 440 V8
It's not often that we get to look at a car like this one. It's an
original 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. This beast is one of only 503
Daytona's built and it's in truly immaculate condition. It's still powered
by the original 440 V8 4 BBL, factory rated at 375 HP and 480 Lb-Ft of
torque. This is one of the famous winged cars, that forced rule changes in
Nascar after breaking all the speed records at the time. It's painted in
the correct T5 Copper paint and it's riding on a beautiful set of Magnum
500 chrome rims, with white letter tires. This is definitely one of the
most collectible Mopar's of all time and one of the most sought after
muscle cars of any type. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars in O'Fallon, IL
The background track is The Descent, by Kevin MacLeod, of Incompetech.com.
It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0.
It can be downloaded from Incompetech at:
How to test an electric fuel pump
2001 GMC 3500 8.1L engine with no fuel pressure. In this video I am showing
how to test the fuel pump electrical circuit using a test light and scan
LS Engine Swap On A Budget - Part 1 - Chassis Intro, Oil Pan & Engine Mounts
Chuck takes us on a tour of his $100 69 Chevelle chassis he picked up on
Craig's List. He also walks us through as he swaps out his Big Block 454
for a 5.3L LS Engine.
LS Retro-fit Oil Pans:
Engine Swap Mounts:
1960 Chrysler Imperial Crown 413 Wedge V8 Push Button Automatic
I thought you might like a look at this very unique 1960 Chrysler Imperial
Crown sedan. It's powered by the original 413 Wedge V8, kicking out a
factory rated 350HP and 470 Lb-Ft of torque. All that power is being sent
through a 727 torqueflite automatic, that is controlled by a push button
shifter. It's a really cool car, that still had some 50's feel to
it...like the massive rear fins, tons of chrome, and the awesome
taillights. Inside, you'll find a truly unique interior as well, with an
unusual shaped steering wheel and huge gauges. This car also has all the
modern creature comforts, like power windows, power seat, air conditioning,
etc. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!
This car was filmed at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, IL
The background track is Travel Light, by Jason Shaw, of Audionautix.com.
It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license
attribution 3.0. You can download it from Audionautix.com at:
Eps 16 How To Adjust Fuel Pressure
adjusting fuel pressure with a manual fuel pressure regulator
Small Engine Repair: Checking Fuel Pump Diaphragm & Inlet Needle on a Diaphragm Carburetor
**Always follow the instructions in your repair manual when doing repair or
maintenance work on Outdoor Power Equipment. Manuals can be found at the
In this video I show how to check the fuel pump diaphragm and inlet needle
for leaks on a diaphragm carburetor. A diaphragm carburetor is used on hand
held power equipment, and are popular because they will work in any
position. All chainsaws, trimmers and blowers that I have seen use a
diaphragm carburetor. To check the fuel pump and inlet needle, pressurize
the carburetor to 10 psi through the fuel inlet. The carburetor should hold
the pressure fairly steady, and if it doesn't than there is a leak around
the fuel pump diaphragm or inlet needle. You can pin point the leak by
dunking the carburetor in water while it is pressurized. If the leak is
around the fuel pump diaphragm, than either the fuel pump diaphragm, fuel
pump diaphragm cover or the body of the carburetor is at fault. If the leak
is coming out of the venturi, than the inlet needle or seat is faulty.
- 3/8" wrench to remove carburetor
- Mityvac to pressurize the carburetor
- Needle Nose plyers
- Carburetor should be pressurized to 10psi through the fuel inlet. Never
exceed 10psi. Its important to run fuel through the carburetor before
testing. A wet carburetor will hold the pressure better than a dry one.
Pontiac Trans Am Engine Swap Part 3 - 357 V8
This is part 3 of our engine swap series. My son and I are converting his
car from a 305 TPI to a carbed 357 V8. Today, we continued removing all
the accessories from the engine. We took off the power steering pump,
water pump, A/C Compressor and lines, headers, etc. Tomorrow the engine
will be coming out and we'll start cleaning up the engine bay. Thanks for