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.
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!
1921 Dodge Brothers Roadster
I thought you'd like a look at this very original 1921 Dodge Brothers
Roadster. It's definitely not something that you get to see everyday.
They've done their best to restore it to it's original appearance. It is
still powered by the flathead four cylinder, backed by a three speed manual
trans. Recently, the car has had many components rebuilt, such as the
clutch, water pump, speedometer, and convertible top. It's also runs and
drives nicely. I hope you find it interesting....thanks for watching!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO
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
Update on the 84 Firebird T/A Engine Swap
This isn't part of the swap series but just wanted to let you guys know
what was happening. I bought a new engine and will be getting ready to
swap it in soon! Thanks for watching!
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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 4 - Removing the Engine - 305 TPI to 357 Carbed
This is the fourth part in our 1987 Pontiac Trans Am engine swap series.
This is my son's first project car and we're having a lot of fun with it.
In this video, you get to see how we removed the old 305 TPI engine. In
the days ahead, we'll be cleaning up the engine bay and getting rid of any
unnecessary wiring or equipment. Then we'll be ready to drop in the new
357 small block V8. I hope you find our project interesting...thanks for
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
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
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!