My dad starting up his 1980 Pontiac Trans Am for the second time since completly rebuilding the engine, it has a 400. It's pretty loud because he doesn't have an Exhaust on it yet. It's in the makes of being completly restored.
1980 trans am trying to start after 24 years in storage
UPDATE- here is my restoration page with pictures if anyone is interested
i just bought this 1980 trans am. its %100 complete but the guy had taken
it apart before storage in 1987.
i am putting it back together to drive it this summer
i put some oil in the cylinders before i tried to start it.
Very First Crank Original 1980 Trans Am. Has Been Sitting For 20 Years, Survivor/Project
I purchased this TA not knowing what was going to work if anything. I put a
new battery in it, made sure it had oil, put transmission fluid in it. Put
gas in the tank. Had to put gas down the carburetor first to prime it. It
started right up and sounded great, Transmission seems to be working
properly. Guages work, radio, exterior and interior lights work, clock
works. everything seems to work except on window, Car does not smoke. This
car is totally all original.. After this video, we found out the car had 3
bent and one broken pushrods, and she still ran..
Original 1980 Trans Am "Yard Find" Engine View, Sat For 20 Years
This car sat under a huge Oak for 20 years. She was not touched the entire
time. It had 112k miles when found. The car actually ran the way you see
the engine in this video. We had to break her down so we could really see
what was going on. The findings were shocking. This is the first time
seeing inside the engine. There are dozens of videos of this car on this
1980 Trans Am's very First Drive After Sitting for 20 Years, Survivor
This car has been parked for 20 years without any attention. My brother and
I replaced all brake hoses, fluid flush on the engine, new radiator, new
spark plugs and wires, Carburetor needs to be rebuilt so that is the next
thing on the list. After this video, we realized she had 2 bent and one
Original 1980 Trans Am Start Up & Walk Around / Survivor Sat for 20 years
She is in the beginning of the clean up and engine work. She was parked in
a back yard for 20 years with no attention. I was not knowing what I was
getting myself into because i did not know if the engine was blown,
transmission is gone, had no idea. I got her home and purchased a new
battery, put it on and the first thing that happened is the power antenna
went up. Come to find out all the lights work, all the gauges work except
the gas gauge. The clock works perfect. I have changed all the plugs,
wires, replaced the radiator, all hoses, break lines, front break pads and
changed the oil. Carburetor needs to be rebuilt soon, but she is running.
The first start up is here on my posts. I have cleaned her up too and I
don't think I am going to change a thing with the paint or interior. I
will put new tires on her and work on the engine and I thinks that's all I
am going to do. I love her because she is original.., We realized after
this video we had 2 bent and one broken pushrods..
muscle car salvage yard
i made a trip to a salvage yard to look for seats for a 1969 barracuda and
while i was there,i took alot of pics of cars and some trucks.lots of
dodges and mopars and alot of chevy cars too. not many fords or foreign
cars though. most of these are for sale and for parts.most cars are still
restoreable. i did get permission to go there so i didnt trespass or break
in. the yellow cuda in the warehouse was my favorite one. if you like
anything please comment and ill give you some contact info.. the yard is in
P.S. the place is heavily secured so dont think of breaking in or you will
get caught. the feed mill in the background is still in business and its
very busy and 18 wheelers use the gravel road that im parked on quite often
(the red 1986 chevy is my daily driver and is for sale in the deep east
Trans Am Tragities Prt-1
These are just some pics of trans ams that need some serious help!!!
Credits to Tach Rev for pics.
Curt's 1978 Trans Am Special Edition
this car was totally restored for our Client from Hawaii, check the video
and visit www.transamflorida.com for to follow all restoration process
Car Show Coverage 2011 Trans Am Nationals
Video coverage of the Trans Am Nationals car show held in Dayton Ohio. See
Trans Ams and Firebirds of all years at the year's largest Fbody show in
the T/A world. Pictures and video and a car parade as they head out to Tipp
City Cruise Night!