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 watching!
Pontiac Trans Am Engine Swap Part 8 - Headers Installed - Radiator and Electric Fans
This is part 8 of our 1987 Pontiac Trans Am engine swap series. We have
been swapping in a carbed 357 V8 in place of the original 305 TPI. Since
the last video, we have installed the headers and hooked up the Exhaust. We also put in the radiator and the
electric fans. Next up, we'll start on all the engine accessories. We are
all finished under the car and it's ready to be rolled off the ramps. I
hope you find this series interesting...thanks for watching!
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!
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
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!
Removing the engine from our Project Mustang
In this weeks show Burf has finally removed the engine from the beast and
shows us the steps taken to get the engine out and onto a portable engine
stand in readiness for the engine pulldown.
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Getting the old L69 305 H.O. engine ready to put back in the Monte Carlo SS (for now)
I bought this Monte Carlo SS for the engine it had in it, a ZZ3 crate
motor. That engine came out to be modified and installed in my turbo Iroc. Since the original owner of the Monte
had the 305 HO it came with, I got it too and here I am cleaning it up and
putting it on an engine stand. I will install new valve stem seals and
throw it back in the Monte so we can move it around without pushing it!
1996 Pontiac Trans Am for Sale
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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!
Oh Deer - 1987 Trans Am Project Update Number Two
I thought I'd give you another update on the 1987 Pontiac Trans Am project.
This week, we have some good news and some bad news. We hit a little
stumbling block, when a deer decided to jump on the hood of the car. We're
still moving forward though, and we'll have everything sorted out shortly.
Thanks for watching!
Car Warriors - S02E04 - Pontiac Firebird 1978
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