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!

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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 appreciate it!





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 watching! http://www.facebook.com/RamblinAroundonYouTube http://ramblinaroundonyoutube.wordpress.com/ https://twitter.com/#!/RamblinAround The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississ ippi.mp3 MacLeod's description: Genre: Blues Length: 3:15 Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP Tempo: 90 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 ISRC: US-UAN-11-00709 Bouncy, Grooving 2010





3rd Gen Camaro Build
A (lotta) work in progress. I started this project to swap a 191cubic inch V6 to a 350 V8 (along with performance parts, and swapping & upgrading the transmission) in 2009. (see modifications list below.) These are pictures and videos as I progressed and the very first engine start and test drive. I applied primer to protect the metal as I knew I would have to put the project on hold, which is where it has been since. Plan to start again by gutting & redoing the interior here in 2012. --------------- 350 block swap moddified Vortec heads CompCams XE268 cam Edelbrock Performer RPM Vortec intake Edelbrock 750cfm AVS carb Headman 1 5/8 headers 700R4 transmission - .500" line pressure Boost valve - huge servos - servo release check valve - TCI throttle valve - TCI Breakaway 2400 stall converter (lockup) - B&M ratchet shifter, front oil cooler, TrickShift oil.





John's Sky Redline V8 Swap/Makeover
(Edit 9/17/16)... THANKS for all the nice comments!!! I still daily drive the car and still absolutely love driving it! I think I have about 20k miles since the LSA swap. NO failures or issues, everything has been performing beyond even my expectations. The biggest change since this video is I built a 21 gallon fuel cell into the car with dual digitally controlled pumps. I've been running full E85 for about 15k of the 20k miles, power is up to between 725-750whp/wtq. Driveability is smoother than most cars with 1/4 the power, I've let dozens of people drive the car with no issues or fear of disaster! The rear diff is still holding up fine and if anything, I wish it had LESS traction from the widened stock wheels running 285/40/18 Conti DW's! It seriously hooks up too much to have fun sometimes. And that's with NO traction control. I never enabled the CTS/V traction/stability control system when I did the swap and I never will. The car is TOTALLY driveable without traction or stability control interfering. The ABS still works perfectly with the big brakes though, that I wouldn't do without. The other change I made was to re-do the onboard PC computer system. I rebuilt the console to accept a 12.3" Surface Pro 4 touchscreen tablet. The huge screen and power of the new computer is awesome! Between the computer, security camera and dash camera, the car has 5 onboard HD cameras watching everything and everyone in and around it! lol. Thanks again for all the nice comments and the 20k views! I know an 18 minute video is REALLY long for people to click on so I'm very happy with how many people have watched the whole thing. John (Edit 11/23/15)... YouTube turned the soundtrack back on, I have no idea why. Enjoy! (Edit 8/7/15)... This video had some really cool music in it but the owner of one of the songs evidently didn't want it used in my little video so YouTube turned off the audio track. I edited the video, removing and replacing the one song clip with one that is allowed to be played on YouTube. Other than that, the video is pretty much the same except that I did add a couple very short clips at the end. The sound track really does make this video more fun to watch, please go to my other video version of this to watch it will the full audio enabled. Here's the link...https://youtu.be/qaH8y9Irthk THANKS!!!! Finally bent the stock rods on the turbo 4 LNF so I decided to rebuild the entire car with a CTS-V 6.2L Supercharged LSA. Happily the rods bending didn't hurt the engine at all. I rebuilt the LNF with new forged rods and it's now running again in a Pirelli World Challenge GTS car. The transmission is in a "Lemons" car and my entire EFR turbo setup is in a gal's Sky in Texas that has already been featured in a magazine. My son grabbed the rest of the LNF goodies I had on the car for his own awesome Sky Redline. The parts I sold off the car more than paid for the entire new LSA crate motor! I'm not sure there's a single part of this car I didn't have apart or modified in some way! It took roughly a year from start to finish since I do have an actual 40 hour a week job. Lots of late nights after work and weekends to do the build. I knew after the first 30 seconds driving the car that all the hard work would absolutely be worth it! I've put about 4000 miles on it in the last couple months, I just can't stop driving the car! Enjoy the video! Sorry it's a little long but I think you'll all enjoy every minute of it. Especially towards the end! Feel free to comment even if you think it sucks and is boring! BTW, I know the frames go by kinda quickly, it was either that or it was gonna end up being a 45minute video. You can always stop it or go back if you miss something or didn't have time to read the labels. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH for watching the full 18 minutes! I hope it was entertaining and encourages all of you in your own goals or projects.




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