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!

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Trans Am Project Update and Road Test - 357 V8 Demon 4 BBL
Quite a few of you have been asking for an update on my son's 1987 Pontiac Trans Am, so we thought we better make a video. We've just been busy with other things recently, so we haven't done anything to major to it. As you can see though, Jordan has made a few changes and it's still running really well. Thanks for watching along with this project, we appreciate it!

Trans Am - First Start up, Cam Break In, and Wicked Idle
It'll be a little while before we can really see what it's got, but it sure sounds mean. The cam break-in sure was nerve racking. We're sure glad to have that part over with and hopefully things go smoothly from here on out. We still have a lot of tuning to do on the car, but I know a bunch of you were waiting to hear it run. The idle on that Howards cam definitely sounds plenty healthy. From the little bit of accelerating we did from 2500 RPM to 4200 RPM, it feels like it's going to be a strong runner. We're going to take it easy for a bit though and break it in well. Thanks for watching, we'll have more updates coming soon!

Jordan Repairing Trans am Damage from Wreck
Jordan recently had a little run-in with a ditch. Luckily, he left the road at a low speed, so the damage wasn't too extensive. He has the body looking good again now and he's taking the opportunity to replace some of the front end components. It should be back on the road again very soon. Thanks for watching!

Trans Am 357 V8 5,000 RPM First Time Test Drive - New Valve Covers Too
We recently changed the oil and filter for the second time on the engine. We're now running Mobil 1 Full Synthetic with a Lucas Oil Zinc Additive. It has gone over 500 miles since the engine was built. We still won't be doing any smoky burnouts or anything, until it gets some more miles on it. This was the first time that we've pushed it to 5,000 RPM's...and we only did that in 3rd gear. You can see that he never went over 4500 in first or second. We'll dial in the fuel pressure, timing, etc...a bit better before the next run. Thanks for watching! The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link: 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